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Romney's 'GMA' interview: The highlights

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Mitt Romney was interviewed by ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Thursday. It aired today on Good Morning America.

Highlights from the transcript:

On the anti-Muslim video that sparked riots in Libya...

MITT ROMNEY: Well, I haven’t seen the film.  I don’t intend to see it. ... I think the whole film is a terrible idea.  I think him making it, promoting it showing it is disrespectful to people of other faiths.  I don’t think that should happen.  I think people should have the common courtesy and judgment– the good judgment– not to be– not to offend other peoples’ faiths.  It’s a very bad thing, I think, this guy’s doing.

On Iran...

MITT ROMNEY: ... Iran as a nuclear nation is unacceptable to the United States of America.

On winning the election...

MITT ROMNEY:  Well you know, beating an incumbent is never easy.  The president exudes an air of likability and friendliness, which is endearing.  But at the same time, I think people recognize that he has not done the job they expected him to do and that he promised he would do.

Read what Romney said about the upcoming debates after the jump...

Defining "middle income"...

MITT ROMNEY: No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less. ...

On the upcoming presidential debates...

MITT ROMNEY: It may well be a decisive point in the in the campaign to have three debates and also the vice presidential debate.  You know, you don’t know– sometimes there’s something big that happens and they become deciding.  Other times, it’s like, well, nothing really changed.  We’re in the same spot we were before the debates.  I can’t predict what’ll happen.  But I think it’ll be revealing one way or the other. ...

On Obama, specifically, in the debates...

MITT ROMNEY: I think he’s going to say a lot of things that aren’t accurate.  And you know, I’d be tempted to go back to that wonderful line by Ronald Reagan, “There you go again.”  But you can’t use something that–

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