Ben Bernanke

Romney Team Split on Bernanke

Economic adviser would recommend keeping him.

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A senior adviser to Mitt Romney appeared to split with the GOP candidate Tuesday over Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman who has been a target of conservative critics.

Glenn Hubbard, an economic adviser to Romney's campaign, defended Bernanke in an interview with Reuters, raising the prospect that Romney might be trying to moderate his position on the Federal Reserve in the wake of the GOP presidential primary.  

Economic experts, however, downplayed the significance of the divergence between Romney and his economic guru and predicted the presumptive GOP nominee would stick to his pledge of replacing Bernanke.