Romney says Obama has 'admitted defeat' on the economy
This hits pretty close to the mark, if you've been listening to what Obama has been saying these past few months.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused President Obama on Saturday of giving up on trying to fix the economy, saying he had "admitted defeat."
In his weekly podcast, Romney pounced on a recent government report, which found that the unemployment rate rose in 44 states last month.
He accused Obama of blaming the "stalemate in Washington" instead of working to boost job creation.
With millions of Americans hurting like never before, the President has admitted defeat. With five months to go before his term his up, he's saying he won't even try anymore," Romney claimed.
The presumptive Republican nominee for president argued that he has the executive experience necessary to turn the economy around.
"I've led companies. I've overseen an Olympic Games. And I've governed a great American state," Romney said. "When people are telling you to give up, that's when you find a way to try harder. When others are pointing fingers, that's when you extend an open hand. And when Americans are hurting and families are falling apart, that's when you put politics aside and find a way to get them some help. In a word, you lead."
Romney will accept his party's presidential nomination in Tampa, Fla. next week.
"Look to Tampa. Two days from now, leaders from all across the country will gather to show Americans that help is on the way," Romney said.
Romney's line is reminiscent of the acceptance speech of 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry, who repeatedly said, "America can do better. And help is on the way."
The fact is, President Obama has failed miserably in trying to "stimulate" the economy by pouring hundreds of billions of dollars in "investments" for green energy, infrastructure projects, and other temporary measures that have done nothing except drive up the deficit.
Instead if removing obstacles to job creation, the president has put up more roadblocks to recovery. One simply cannot reconcile Mr. Obama's policies with his whining about a lack of job creation. If he can't realize that you can't have stifling regulations and growing uncertainty in the business community because of the effects of Obamacare, and healthy job creation at the same time, we really need to replace our clueless chief executive with someone who can make the connection -- and address the problem intelligently.