"I'm not going to vary my speech and my vision for the American people based upon the political winds of the day," Romney told reporters according to the Associated Press.
Romney also told reporters in New Hampshire today that he believed it "essential" that the president have extensive experience in the private sector--a criteria he said was only filled by himself and former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain.
"Understanding how the economy works by having worked in the real economy is finally essential in the White House. And I hope people recognize that," Romney said, according to the Associated Press. "I respect the other people in this race, but I think the only other person who has that kind of extensive private sector experience besides me in the Republican race is Herman Cain."
Of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who announced he was entering the race on Saturday, the AP reported that Romney said: "I wish Rick the very best. As the process goes on, we'll see whose background and skill most fits the needs of the country at a critical time like this."