Romney offers no specifics in first non-Fox News interview

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By Sam Go

Mitt Romney appeared on “Face the Nation” Sunday, his first interview on a Sunday talk show that is not on Fox News.

Romney did not say anything new or specific, and reiterated how as president, he would “work with Congress.”

On immigration reform, Romney told CBS host Bob Schieffer that he would “work with Congress to put in place a long-term solution for the children of those that have come here illegally.” Romney accused the president of putting the new policy in place because of politics, questioning the election-year timing.

He did not answer Schieffer’s questions on whether he would reverse the new policy, saying instead that he would pursue some sort of comprehensive immigration reform that would include improving America’s borders.

Romney also stood by his promise not to raise taxes, insisting that this would “create more growth.” He added that people on the top tax tier, “the one percent, or two percent, or half a percent,” would still pay the same share of the tax burden.

Romney said he would limit tax deductions and exemptions, but gave no further specifics. He also said he would “go through that process with Congress.”

Schieffer interviewed Romney during the presumptive nominee’s “Every Town Counts” bus tour through six swing states. CBS, and other national networks such as NBC, have been trying to land a Romney interview for nearly two years.

Politico.com has a report on the lighter side of the interview, including Ann Romney’s horse who qualified in dressage for the 2012 Olympics.

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Romney offers no specifics in first non-Fox News interview

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