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Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, embraces son Matt during his South Carolina primary election night rally Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, embraces son Matt during his South Carolina primary election night rally Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  

Mitt Romney’s son on Obama: ‘I think he is great’

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Mitt Romney’s son Matt uttered five words about President Obama while campaigning in Hawaii that you wouldn’t expect from the son of the leading Republican presidential candidate: “I think he is great.”

The younger Romney made the comments in an interview with Hawaii television station KITV4 while campaigning for his dad in the Aloha State, which is holding its election contests Tuesday. (RELATED: Full coverage of the Romney campaign)

Matt Romney will likely tell his dad that he was making a larger point about how Mitt would be a better president.

“I’m not here to talk about President Obama,” Matt said in the television interview. “I think he is great. I’m here to talk about my dad and what he would bring to the country.”

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