Palin: ‘I do not have respect’ for Romney’s debt-deal performance

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Sarah Palin knocked presidential candidate Mitt Romney for waiting until the debt-ceiling compromise was a “done deal” before speaking out against it.

“Bless his heart, I have respect for Mitt Romney, but I do not have respect for what he has done through this debt increase debate,” she said Tuesday night in a Fox News interview.
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“He waited until it was a done deal that we would increase the debt ceiling and more money would be spent, more money borrowed and then spent on bigger government,” the former Alaska governor said. “And then he came out and he made a statement that ‘oh he didn’t like the deal after all.’”

On Monday, Romney said, “While I appreciate the extraordinarily difficult situation President Obama’s lack of leadership has placed Republican Members of Congress in, I personally cannot support this deal.”

Palin said that was too late to matter.

“Doggone it, I want these candidates who are in there,” she said. “I want them to not be sitting back.

“So Mitt Romney and other candidates, you need to get out there, you need to tell the electorate what you really feel about these issues.”

During the Tuesday night interview with Sean Hannity, Palin said she’s getting closer to deciding whether she will run for president.