June 3, 2011
Romney in: Says Obama has 'failed'
Nice of Mitt to join the party. Reuters: Mitt Romney, the multimillionaire former governor of Massachusetts, kicked off his second bid for the White House on Thursday, charging that "Barack Obama has failed America" by spending too much and not protecting jobs. With unemployment high and the housing market still soft, the economy is President Barack Obama's main weakness, although polls say he is still favored over all potential Republican opponents. The Republican front-runner so far, Romney blamed Obama for the job losses and home foreclosures that have plagued Americans during the president's first term. "From my first day in office my number one job will be to see that America once again is number one in job creation," Romney said, flanked by hay bales at a New Hampshire farm. Job figures due out on Friday are likely to show little improvement in an unemployment rate that has hovered around 9 percent for months. There is no doubt Romney would be a strong general election...(Read Full Post)