Romney Criticizes Bernanke on Economy

GOP presidential candidates hints he wouldn't reappoint current Fed Chairman.
3:00 | 09/13/12

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stepped forward was republican presidential candidate mitt romney. He sat down today with abc's george stephanopoulos, who is here with us right now. What did he say, george? Reporter: He said the plan won't work. It's not going to stimulate the economy. He also said that it proves who romney has been saying about the economy is right. Take a look. Well, what bernanke is doing is saying that what the president is saying is wrong. The president is saying the economy is making progress. Bernanke is saying no, it's not. I don't think it's going to get the economy going. Reporter: You wouldn't reappoint him? I would like to appoint someone that I selected and look for someone other than the current incumbent. Reporter: He didn't go as far to say that bernanke was acting to help re-elect president obama. He did no go that far. And you asked him about something else, which was the way he weighed in on the volatile situation in the middle east. Reporter: That's right. Started on tuesday night. He put out a statement saying the obama administration's first response was showing sympathy for the protesters. Came under some fire for that, including from the president. Here's his response. What I said was exactly the same conclusion the white house reached, which was that the statement was inappropriate, that's why they backed away from it. Reporter: They didn't say it was showing sympathy for the attackers. I think it was not directly applicable and promappropriate for the setting. It should have been taken down and apparently the white house felt the same way. Reporter: No direct response when the president said you shoot first and aim later? ? This is politics. I'm not going to worry about the campaign. Reporter: Much softer tone from romney, making it clear he doesn't want to reignite this political fight. You can see all of george's interview with republican presidential candidate mitt romney tomorrow morning on "good morning america." And, now, we turn here to

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