Mitt Romney said he believes the world is getting “more dangerous” and is opposed to cutting military spending.
“It is like holding a gun to your own head,” he said during his visit to BAE Systems in Nashua today.
The Republican candidate zoned in on military defense and foreign policy issues as he addressed employees of the defense and security company.
He blamed President Obama for the failure of the "super committee" to come to an agreement, citing his proposed reduction of $600 billion in defense spending.
“The idea that we are going to devastate our military is completely unacceptable,” said Romney.
The solution to preventing this would be to take money from programs like Medicaid and return the money to the states, which according to Romney would “more than compensate” for any possible defense cuts.
He added that the president has “weakened” America and is worried about his popularity over everything else.
“We don’t make the world safer by trying to be popular, we make the world safer by demanding respect,” said Romney.
Newt Gingrich was also in Nashua this morning and spoke about the super committee and his new Social Security savings plan.