Romney: President Obama should not be tried for treason

Obama's likely Republican opponent told reporters after a campaign rally Monday in Cleveland that 'no, of course' the president should not be tried for such an offense.

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    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a town hall-style meeting in Euclid, Ohio, Monday, May 7.
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Republican Mitt Romney says he doesn't think President Barack Obama should be tried fortreason.

Obama's likely Republican opponent told reporters after a campaign rally Monday in Cleveland that "no, of course" the president should not be tried for such an offense.

Romney had a chance to make that clear during the rally, but passed on the opportunity when he ignored a questioner who called for Obama to be tried for treason.

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Democrats, and Obama's re-election campaign, pounced on Romney's initial silence.

Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt questioned Romney's willingness to stand up to the "extreme voices" in his party.

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