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President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign event at Centreville High School in Clifton, Va., Saturday, July 14, 2012.

President Obama doesn’t begrudge Mitt Romney’s attacks over economic policy—not one bit, CNN reports. In fact, Obama says he would do it himself if he were battling an incumbent president. “If I was in his shoes I would be making the same argument,” said Obama in a CBS interview, conceding that jobs and unemployment are the main issues on voters’ minds. “The most important issue we face as a country is how do we build an economy where the middle class is strong and growing.”

“I think the question right now for the American people is which vision, mine or Mr. Romney’s, is most likely to deliver for those folks,” he added. “Because that is where the majority of American people live. Because the middle class has been and is in a terrible place and losing ground in terms of their history.” Asked whether he was to blame for Washington’s polarized mood, Obama admitted that he “underestimated the degree to which in this town, politics trumps problem-solving.”