WHO BUILT THAT?

The Associated Press
Associated Press
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

About that presidential comment to business owners that "You didn't build that" ...

President Barack Obama says he stands by his point — that government plays a huge supporting role for businesses.

But now that Republicans have been ridiculing the comment for weeks, Obama allows that maybe he could have phrased it better.

"Obviously, I have regrets for my syntax," Obama said in a taped television interview with WWBT in Norfolk, Va.

"But not for the point, because everyone who was there watching knows exactly what I was saying."

— Nancy Benac — Twitter http://twitter.com/nbenac

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