Mitt Romney said Saturday that the best part of the campaign thus far was seeing his picture in a Hillary Clinton attack ad, according to reports in Fox News and the Associated Press.
"For me, I guess it was seeing Hillary Clinton run an ad with my picture in it," Romney said. "Now, I never imagined that would happen. She said, Mitt Romney, part of the Republican attack machine. Isn't that great? I've always (aspired) to be a machine. This is really exciting to have a campaign that is that strong. She hasn't seen nothing yet, of course."
Romney's comment was directed at a TV ad Hillary Clinton began airing in New Hampshire earlier this week, which shows brief cuts of anti-Clinton ads from Republican rivals Romney and John McCain under the title "The Republican Attack Machine."
Romney took the opportunity to expand on the theme.
"I'm convinced you are going to have the Democrats always whining about something. When we talk about their lack of experience they'll be whining. When we talk about the course they would have taken in Iraq and how bad it would have been for our country they'd be whining," Romney said. "It's going to be a lot of whining you are going to hear. But, from our side, you are going to see optimism, hope and a pathway for greater prosperity in this country. "
Romney, moreover, criticized Clinton's record on taxes, spending and health care.