Reporting from Tunkhannock, Pa., and Washington — Mitt Romney agrees with President Obama on at least one thing: Women should be admitted to the Augusta National Golf Club.
In response to a reporter’s shouted question about the issue at a campaign appearance Thursday, Romney said: “Well of course. I'm not a member of Augusta. I don't know if I would qualify -- my golf game is not that good -- but certainly if I were a member and if I could run Augusta, which isn't likely to happen, but of course I'd have women in Augusta. Sure."
Romney, the likely Republican presidential nominee, was speaking at Mountain Energy Services, a company that provides transportation for fluids involved in fracking, a process for extracting natural gas from shale.
Earlier Thursday, the White House said Obama believes women should be allowed to join the Georgia club, where the Masters is taking place this week.