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"The Obama people keep on wanting more and more and more -- more things to pick through, more things for their opposition research to try to make a mountain out of and to distort and to be dishonest about," Romney said.
Romney says he's not whining but hitting back#
I think Gil may have misread the question. I think NewHope is asking if the way Romney uses the expression is okay. It is, because he's suggesting this:
[They] want more things [=molehills=things of little consequence] to try to make a mountain out of.
He is saying they are looking for little issues to turn into big issues.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.