Mitt Romney Promises to Create Jobs, Says Obama "Attacks Success"

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Mitt Romney promised on Thursday night to put Americans back to work and help give the country the rewards it deserves.

Following speeches by Clint Eastwood and others at the Republican National Convention from Tampa, Florida, Romney touted his business credentials and Mormon faith as qualities that would guide him if elected president in November.

President Obama, on the other hand, "attacks success" and isn't qualified for his job, he said.

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With the occasional tilt of his head and a glowing smile, Romney told the cheering convention crowd about how his childhood buddies in Detroit cared more about sports teams than to which church he went, and how a risky plunge into business ownership in his 30s turned into a major success. Referencing the bad times many Americans are having, Romney promised to create 12 million jobs by repealing Obamacare, tailoring a new energy policy, and paying down the country's debt.

 

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DontBelieveIt
DontBelieveIt

Well, all I saw was Mittens attempting to channel a robot mimicking Ronald Reagan. Every time he stopped and did that tilt the head thing, I kept waiting for Asimo to take off his Mittens mask. Very unsettling.

Jandai
Jandai

We can't take 4 more years of Obama.

tom10545az
tom10545az

cant believe JAF and i agree on this...kinda creepy...huh?

tom10545az
tom10545az

how come the dems only go as far back as Cinton...Obama is not bill clinton..he is the last dem prez before clinton...anybody remember..anybody...that right..

 

obama is Jimmy Carter 2.0 and not Bill Clinton 2.0,

 

but the commercials have already started as obama tries to morph into bill clinton 2.0, but after the commercial ends..we still have jimmy carter 2.0

Election Night Results 2012

 

Good News: obama wins all the cities he visited on the campaign trail

Bad News" obmam loses all the states he visited on the campaign trail

 

Obama...hurrah..i won chicago

Romney..yeah, but you lost Illinois..nice job

robert_graham
robert_graham

It's clear that Romney will be the winner. 

robert_graham
robert_graham

Saying that Romney is full of empty promises is the pot calling the kettle black (literally).  It is Obama that has been full of empty promises.  When Obama talked about "change" we got that all right.... change for the worse!  So, how's his hope and change working out for you?

Pauliejuanakraquer
Pauliejuanakraquer

It doesn't cease to amaze me of the gullibility of people. This pathetic baby-and-ass kissing Plutocrat sucks 'em in and like lemmings.. they will vote on strictly non-issues like his slick line of bullshit.

Romney isn't even good at that.

"When Fascism comes to this country, it'll be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross" -Well put, Mr. Lewis.

soothethesavagebeast
soothethesavagebeast

I listened to a good chunk of Romney's speech, and he finally opened up about his faith, family and the good things he did at Bain Capital. He finally looked comfortable, and he spoke with conviction about celebrating success, which was good to see. But like before, he was short on solutions, never presented a real plan, and instead blamed Obama for not cleaning up the mess caused by greedy investment banks and an intransigent Congress, which has been dominated by Republicans the last two years. He hopes everyone will forget about the budget surplus Clinton left for Bush to squander, which put Obama behind the 8ball to begin with...

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

When Dalmer-Benz and Chrysler group were publicly discussing their merger in 1998, Daimler’s CEO Jürgen Schrempp hailed the union as "a merger of equals” instead of disclosing his true plans – an outright takeover of Chrysler.   From the beginning, however, Dalmer’s corporate leadership issued orders to Chrysler execs about everything from where the headquarters would be located (Germany) to what kind of business cards would be used. In the fall 2000, Schrempp disclosed in an article in the Financial Times that it was always Dalmer’s intent that Chrysler would just be a subservient subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler. "The Merger of Equals statement was necessary in order to earn the support of Chrysler's workers and the American public, but it was never reality." Schrempp said, “We had to go a roundabout way but it had to be done for psychological reasons.  If I had gone and said Chrysler would be a division, everybody on their side would have said: 'There is no way we'll do a deal."

 

Listening to Romney the CEO campaign gives me this exact same feel.  It feels like he is telling us what he feels we need to hear “for psychological reasons” because if he told us what he really plans to do to our country there is no way we’d vote for him.  It has this same slick, look-you-in-the-eye-and-lie-to-your-face CEO BS feel that should have been apparent when Schrempp talked about a merger of equals in 1998.

 

Can’t help it, that’s just the way I feel when Romney speaks on TV about his grand ideas but offers no concrete detail to back himself up.

teknik
teknik

Romney faced no risk at Bain Capitol.  It was given to him as a deal he could walk away from with no consequence.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan lol the only thing that is clear is you are deranged, pathetic, and need serious help. 

fairymagic13
fairymagic13

 @JoeArpaioFan Actually President Obama did deliver change - huge change.  Lilly Ledbetter act increased equality in pay for women.  Affordable Health Act cuts the cost of Medicare and closed the donut hole for seniors created by the Republicant's stupid Medicare Part B program.  Saved MILLIONS for seniors.  He gave the order to kill Osama Bin Laden - big change over Bush not being very concerned about Bin Laden.  Protected this country from terrorist attack unlike the REpublicants who allowed this country to be attacked in 2001.  

 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan kind of hard to get fchange when you have the same old republicans blocking your every move. Or did your dumb ass forget McConnells promise in 2010? 

tom10545az
tom10545az

 @david_saint01 

We are gonna find out, arent we?

you are goood,

you already know whats gonna happen in the next 4 years already

just more "fear"

better to vote for and "unknown" than have 4 more years of this..

thats how bad  the  current Presidential Apprentice is.

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

 @JoeArpaioFan

 I'll be happy to opine on Obama's election night speach AFTER he gives it.  I'd prefer to wait for the actual event to occur before forming an opinion instead of prejudging it.

 

What good has Obama done?  That's a totally different conversation than responding to a convention speach.  To start with, he's kept many of his election promises.  He promised to get Osama Bin Laden - when given the chance he OK'd the mission.  He promised to pass health care reform - he pushed it through Congress.  He promised to emphasize renewable energies - he's done that.  He promised to end the war in Iraq - mostly accomplished.   He promised a different approach in Afghanastan with an eye to drawing down our involvement down there - accomplished. 

 

Remember, Obama campaigned on these issues and won by 8% of the popular vote and received more votes than any other presidential candidate in the history of America.  Like it or not, Americans heard these promises during the 2008 campaign and overwhelmingly voted fro Obama.  He had the approval of voters to pursue this agenda, regardless of whether you agree with his agenda or not.

 

Has his presidency been perfect - absolutely not.  I think his economic advisors underestimated the depth and bredth of the recession and I think that he should have prioritized jobs ahead of health care.  He has a certain lead from behind style that rubs me the wrong way at times.

 

Overall, a fair (and non-hyperpartisan) evaluation of his presidency gives, in my opinion, mixed reviews with more good than bad.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan  @LegitQuestions dont forget GM, which the GOP would have let die had they gotten their way...how many jobs would have been lost again had that happened? I have a better question for you fan boi....is Google that hard for you to use? just checking, because you seem to have a penchant for just repeating the same bullshit you are fed each night on faux

drgonzo
drgonzo

 @JoeArpaioFan  @LegitQuestions Bin Laden.  That alone was worth it, because the RNC couldn't devolve into a "9/11" fest like the last two. (Either OBL and Rmoney's complete lack of foreign policy experience.)

robert_graham
robert_graham

 @david_saint01  @LegitQuestions mark my words, Romney will win whether you like it or not.  Then let's see all you wimps start crying like babies.  What will be funny to see all you dumb ass Democrats cry like babies and cry foul. Well, ha ha ha ha!

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @tom10545az lol same bush advisers, same failed policies, same bs rhetoric absent facts. im not trying to instigate fear, just being realistic. The GOP had 8 years to prove their trickle down economics theory, and its been proven IT DOESNT WORK! but go ahead, believe the insanity..insanity being the same policies that failed time and time again, and expecting them to work now. aks yourself this, why is romney not running on his term as MA Gov? Why is he running on his business acumen, then refusing to talk about it!? forget the taxes, even though he just expects us to take his word on it which is laughable at best. Bain. Why did he put on his 2010 tax form a 500k business expense if he hasnt been involved since 99? Why was he still listed as CEO in 2002? What about his helping Marriott cheat on their taxes, or did you forget about that too? Many serious questions that need to be answered about him, and he refuses. 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

lol considering you dont know your head from your ass, i really dont give two shits what you hope or think. Grow a brain son, then we can converse. learn this word, Filibuster...what does it mean, whos idea was it, and who implemented it? 

ps obviously you are no patriot...nor do you understand the meaning of the word. 

fairymagic13
fairymagic13

 @JoeArpaioFan  @ExpertShot  @david_saint01 Yeah, so the Republicants could say Obama didn't keep his promise to change!  You know, you really are a "great" representative for the Republicant party.  It's like they broke the toy and then when mom asked who broke it, they point to their little brother.  SLIME!

 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @tom10545az  @JoeArpaioFan  @LegitQuestions lol what? now you are talking out of your ass. check the facts, IE how the votes went down on every economic bill put forth by dems. the GOP played chicken with the economy to get their way..plain and simple. You are the one acting like a little kid, believing everything you are told without checking the facts. 

tom10545az
tom10545az

 @david_saint01  @JoeArpaioFan  @LegitQuestions 

submitting a budget so huge, obama knew it wouldnt pass, does not count as "blocking" anything...

.just another excuse...."they wont do what i want...ever"  

sounds more like a spoiled little kid to me

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan  @LegitQuestions im a republican you dumb ass. IM just not the good taliban soldier who votes along party lines. I sure as shit wont vote for someone who lies through his teeth, flip flops on every issue, and has a track record of helping the rich over the rest. Sure, Obama isnt that great..but its not like the GOP didnt make it their mission to do absolutely nothing in Congress..which is partly why nothing has changed. Kind of hard when you are blocked at every turn. 

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