Latham says he & Romney are “not going to agree on everything”

Congressman Tom Latham, a Republican from Clive, Iowa, introduced Mitt Romney at a campaign rally in Des Moines this morning and Latham says the two have talked about the wind production tax credit.  (On July 30, Latham said he was disappointed by Romney’s opposition to extending that credit.) 

Latham was asked this afternoon (by me) if he had talked with Romney about the issue.

Latham: “We had a conversation, actually, last evening and also a very short discussion today. I mean, he understands it. His point — I’ll let him explain his point, I guess,” Latham told reporters. “I just think the industry understands that this is not going to go on forever, that they’re in favor of a phase-out over time and that’s, I think, what we need to be looking at, to do what the industry wants and that’s, you know, he was talking about the fact that, you know, it doesn’t go away. The ones that are in place have the credit for another 10 years…but it’s, you know, it’s a difference. We’re not going to agree on everything.”

Reporter (it was me): “When McCain would come here, he would say: ‘I don’t like the ethanol tax break. I’m not afraid to say it in Iowa.’ Did Romney miss any opportunity to make it clear to Iowans that he’s not changing his mind?”

Latham said he did not hear Romney’s speech this morning. Latham left after speaking before Romney at the Romney campaign rally.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.


  1. Want to hear something really disguising! We Americans have a candidate for president of the United States, namely Willard Mitt Romney, who got his start in the business world with money from those that were in some way connected to terrorist and has helped those terrorist make money over the years so that they could continue on with their terrorism! That is totally DISGUISING! When Romney first started Bain Capital he had a hard time finding investors. He was told that he might have better luck finding investors overseas. So he search around and came upon a group of people from El Salvador that were looking for ways to make money with their income. Now at that time in El Salvador there was a revolution going on between the rich land owners and the pheasant population for control of the farming lands of El Salvador. This was not just a protest revolution. This was a killing revolution. The land owners hires a secret killing force who were killing many protesters in order to put fear into the protesters. This was a known fact to the world and to Romney. However Romney still decided to team up with some of the very rich farm land owners to take their money and make investments in Bain Capital so that he could make these rich land owners richer which in turn gave the rich owners more money to hire more terrorist and buy more weapons for them so that they can kill more pheasants. Romney knew that family members of the investors were involved in the terrorist acts of killing. Those associated with the investors would brag about about the terrorist attacks while they were in Miami where they lived or were there to have meetings with Romney and Bain. Yet Romney continued to do business with these rich land owners and did so even after the terrorist killed a Bishop who was trying to speak up for the pheasants. Romney and Bain helped finance the killings of El Salvadorians. This is the kind of guy you people want to elect as your President of the United States. To read more about this story read the Huffington Post issue of 8/8/2012. I hope more media outlets look into this story some more because this is disgusting that Romney did this.