Thursday, April 05, 2012

Romney Nails Obama for "hide and seek" Campaign and "straw men" Dishonesty

In speech delivered to newspaper editors and publishers. Will they listen and spread the word or continue to cover for Obama's candor deficit?

On Wednesday, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, coming off a three state sweep in Tuesday's primaries delivered a strong indictment of the dishonest campaign tactics Obama is using. In a speech to the Newspaper Association of America and the American Society of News Editors he said this:


...President Obama’s comments to President Medvedev are deeply troubling. That incident calls his candor into serious question. He does not want to share his real plans before the election, either with the public or with the press. By flexibility, he means that 'what the American public doesn't know won't hurt him.' He is intent on hiding. You and I will have to do the seeking...

...instead of answering those vital questions, President Obama came here yesterday and railed against arguments no one is making – and criticized policies no one is proposing. It’s one of his favorite strategies – setting up straw men to distract from his record.

And while I understand why the President doesn’t want to run on his record, he can’t run from his record either.

As I have said many times before, the President did not cause the economic crisis, but he made it worse. He delayed the recovery, and made it anemic.

When he took office, millions of Americans looked to him to turn around the economy and lead us back to full employment. He failed these Americans....

...President Obama’s answer to our economic crisis was more spending, more debt, and more government. By the end of his term in office, he will have added nearly as much public debt as all the prior Presidents combined. No President had ever run a trillion dollar deficit. The "New Normal" the President would have us embrace is trillion dollar deficits and eight percent unemployment...

...I’d be willing to consider the President’s plan, but he doesn’t have one. That’s right: In over three years, he has failed to enact or even propose a serious plan to solve our entitlement crisis...

"Nancy Pelosi famously said we would have to pass Obamacare to find out what was in it. President Obama has turned that advice into a campaign strategy. He wants to reelect him, so we can find out what he'll actually do. With all the challenges the nation faces, this is not the time for President Obama's hide and seek campaign," .

President Obama has said that he wants to transform America. I don’t want to transform America; I want to restore the values of economic freedom, opportunity, and small government that have made this nation the leader it is.
Romney presented the Obama problem in a nutshell. If indeed Mitt does become the nominee for the Republicans he needs to hammer that message home every day from now until election day until the average American voter knows it by heart!

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