Friday, April 6, 2012
Harvard-educated Romney rips Obama for spending too much time at Harvard
The Daily News reports: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is ripping President Obama's Harvard education-despite having two degrees from the Ivy League university himself.
The former Massachusetts governor made the bizarre remarks during a stop in Harrisburg, Penn. yesterday.
"We have a president who I think is a nice guy, but he spent too much time at Harvard, perhaps," said Romney."
"Or maybe not enough time working in the real world. I think to create jobs in the private sector it helps to have had jobs in the private sector," he added.
Romney has actually spent more time at Harvard than Obama. In 1975, the White House hopeful earned a joint JD/MBA degree at the prestigious school over the course of four years-one year longer than the three years Obama spent there getting his law degree.
In addition, three of Romney's sons have post-graduate degrees from Harvard, and he gave $50,000 to the business school in 2003.
It's not the first time Romney has zeroed in on Obama's education -a move politicos say is geared towards shedding his own buttoned-up, elitist image.