WASHINGTON -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called on President Barack Obama to not let the killing of Osama bin Laden become a "politically divisive event."
Romney said Obama can rightfully take credit for bin Laden's downfall. But he said it was "very disappointing for the president to try to make this a political item" by suggesting he wouldn't have ordered the raid, saying, "Of course I would have."
Romney told "CBS This Morning" Tuesday that he and Obama have plenty of issues to fight over without parting company on anti-terrorism strategy.
Without mentioning Romney's name, Obama suggested the former Massachusetts governor had waffled on whether he would have taken out bin Laden.
Romney said, "I think trying to attack me on that basis is inappropriate and the wrong course."
Ann Romney appeared with her husband, and said there was another side to him that many people weren't seeing. "I still look at him as the boy that I met in high school when he was playing all the jokes, and really just being crazy, pretty crazy," she said, playfully grabbing his hand, "there's a wild and crazy man inside of there."
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