“I don’t think that I would point to the president as a role model for my grandkids on the basis of his personal style,” said Romney, who is vying to replace retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. “He has departed in some cases from the truth and has attacked in a way that I think is not entirely appropriate. I think that his policies have been by and large a good deal better than I might have expected. But some of the things he has said are not ones that I would aspire for my grandkids to adopt.”
Romney is facing Utah State Rep. Mike Kennedy in the June primary election to determine who will face Democrat Jenny Wilson in November. A recent UtahPolicy.com survey found Romney with a 43-point lead over Kennedy among likely GOP primary voters.