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Romney unworried about Newsweek 'wimp' cover

The Republican presidential candidate tells CBS TV's 'Face the Nation' that he isn't sweating the upcoming Newsweek magazine cover that leads with 'Romney: The Wimp Factor.'

By Associated Press / July 30, 2012

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (l.) stands with Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a campaign stop at campaign stop at Cornwall Iron Furnace on June 16, in Cornwall, Penn.

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Mitt Romney says that if he worried about what reporters thought of him, he wouldn't get much sleep.

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He says he's sleeping just fine.

The Republican presidential candidate tells CBS TV's "Face the Nation" that he isn't sweating the upcoming Newsweek magazine cover that leads with "Romney: The Wimp Factor."

He says the media tried a similar criticism of President George H.W. Bush. Romney says Bush "was a pretty great president" who was not a wimp.

A 1987 Newsweek profile featured a profile of then-Vice President Bush with the title — "Fighting the 'WimpFactor.'"

Asked whether he had ever been called a wimp, Romney says the Newsweek cover is a first.

Romney is in Israel on an international trip set to introduce him on the world stage.

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