The Mitt Romney campaign path went from Puerto Rico to Collinsville, IL on Saturday. He greeted a crowd of about 300 supporters with his wife, Ann, by his side. The Romneys will campaign in Illinois Sunday and Monday in an effort to win the Illinois primary on Tuesday.
Ann Romney told the crowd at Collinsville’s Gateway Center that after her husband lost the 2008 primary she told him not to run again. Then she explained why she changed her mind.
“I’m so upset about the deficit spending I don`t want to leave my children with the legacy of debt,” said Mrs. Romney.
She later told FOX 2 during an interview that she feels the debt is the big issue that independent voters are talking about. Mrs. Romeny said a democrat came up to her after the rally to share concerns over the size of the national debt. She went on to describe the feedback she`s hearing from women and independent voters on the campaign trail.
“They’re talking about the economy, they’re talking about jobs, they’re talking about debt,” said Ann Romney.
Her husband believes his background as a business owner gives him the best credentials of all the candidates.
“I think the only way that`s going to happen is if our nominee really understands the economy and has credibility on jobs and energy and rising income and that’s of course what I know and what I do,” said Romney.
There were a couple of Mitt Romney detractors who attended the town hall style meeting in Collinsville on Monday. The former Massachusetts governor took questions from the audience and one of those detractors asked about Romney’s connection to Goldman Sachs.
Romney went on to answer the question by saying he has the business background necessary to be President.