by Katrina Trinko

Obamneycare, Obamaloney … no one can slam this cycle as the one where consultants didn’t attempt to be too clever by half. 

“We’ve been watching the President say a lot of things about me and about my policies and they’re just not right,” Mitt Romney told Fox News Channel in an interview today. “And if I were to coin a term it would be Obama-loney. He’s serving up a dish which is simply in contradiction of the truth and it relates to everything from how I’m going to help the middle class to tax policy.”

Romney refused to divulge anything about the vice-presidential selection process. “I am not going to give you anything, no clue,” he said. “All I can tell you is that by the third night of the Republican Convention I will have made a decision and be ready to communicate it.” And he dismissed the notion that those who were already announced as speakers at the convention were not in the running, saying “The fact that someone is speaking at the convention doesn’t mean that they wouldn’t necessarily find their speaking slot changed from one time to another.”

Asked about a 2005 letter he signed that indicated he wanted the states to have more flexibility on how to implement welfare reform, Romney denied that meant he was being hypocritical in criticizing Obama’s decision on welfare reform. “I am all in favor of flexibility for states. I am not in favor of reducing the work requirement,” he said. “As Governor time and again I fought to increase the work requirements.”

“My focus in on increasing work requirements, not eliminating them, and what the President is doing is saying we are going to take out the requirement for work,” Romney added. “It’s a big mistake.”

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