Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he supports the President’s troop surge. He says leaving Iraq without "finishing the job" would be a mistake. At a campaign stop in Coralville today, the former Massachusetts governor said if elected president, the military will be one of his top priorities.
"I want to see us additional troops to our military," Romney said, "I want to bring additional spending to our military to make sure they have the equipment they need in the battle field and the care they deserve when they come home."
Iowa City resident Ed Armbrutter has been visiting with a number of candidates, but says Romney’s priorities are striking a chord. Armbrutter says he believes in a strong military, a strong economy, and family values, "and I’m glad to hear (Romney’s) talking about those." Armbrutter says he’s still undecided who he’ll vote for and is also not sure if he will attend Saturday’s GOP Straw Poll in Ames.