Romney Scolds CNN's King: 'You Get to Ask the Questions You Want, I Get to Give the Answers I Want'

There was a delicious moment in Wednesday's Republican presidential debate when CNN moderator John King tried to reel Mitt Romney in to respond to his query.

Not allowing himself to be bullied, the former Massachusetts Governor marvelously said, "You get to ask the questions you want, I get to give the answers I want" (video follows with transcript):

JOHN KING, CNN: Governor Romney?

MITT ROMNEY: We’ve got to restore America’s promise in this country, where people know that with hard work and education that they’re going to be secure and prosperous and that their kids will have a brighter future than they’ve had.

For that to happen we’re going to have to have dramatic fundamental change in Washington, D.C. We’re going to have to create more jobs, have less debt, and shrink the size of government. I’m the only person in this race…

KING: Is there a misconception about you? The question is the misconception.

ROMNEY: You know, you get to ask the questions you want, I get to give the answers I want.

KING: Fair enough.


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