Election 2012

Romney Campaigns to Farmers

Criticizes Obama for pandering to PBS crowd rather than agriculture crowd


VAN METER, Iowa – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney pledged to support American farmers Tuesday in a speech heavily tailored toward his rural audience, while scolding the President for focusing on trivial matters.

"These are tough times with real serious issues," Romney told a crowd of about 500 who braved the blustery and chilly temperatures. "So you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about Big Bird."

"I actually think we need to have a president who talks about saving the American people and saving good jobs and saving our future," he continued.