Romney: ‘I’m Not Willing To Light My Hair On Fire To Try And Get Support’

Speaking at his first press conference in almost three weeks in Michigan on Tusday, Mitt Romney elaborated on what he was willing to do to in order to garner votes in the primary, as opposed to the general election. He said he wasn’t “willing to light [his] hair on fire to try and get support,” implicitly taking a shot at some of his fellow rivals:

In some cases our flaws over emphasized, but I do think in the general election all of what’s gone on during the primary becomes very much a thing of the past and we focus on what’s being said in the general.

It’s very easy to excite the base with incendiary comments. We’ve seen throughout the campaign if you’re willing to say really outrageous things that are accusative, attacking of President Obama, that you’re going to jump up in the polls. I’m not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am. I’m a person with extensive experience in the private sector, in the economy.

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