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-- stage in September.
You vowed to quote repudiated every effort of the news media to get Republicans to fight each other.
To protect Barack Obama who deserves to be defeated close quote.
And yet in recent days you and your campaign have cited numerous outlets from the New York Times -- salon dot com.
To attack governor Romney's business record.
The exact line of attack the Obama campaign is -- Why.
Well first of all I think that.
The staying positive through Iowa through three and a half million dollars of negative attacks.
Prove you you have to unilaterally disarm and leave the race well you have to at least bring up your competitors record.
I think it's very important for us a look at job creation.
As a young member of congress.
I worked with president Ronald Reagan.
We passed an economic growth package.
We created sixteen million jobs the American people within a framework that Reagan had established -- sixteen million jobs as speaker I came back.
Working with President Bill Clinton.
We passed a very Reagan like program less regulation lower taxes on employment dropped to four point 2%.
We created eleven million jobs now those are real numbers of people can verify.
Out in the open.
Governor Romney as governor raise taxes and that Massachusetts was 47.
In job creation fourths of the -- That's a public record difference the second part of his campaign is citing his experience in business which is perfectly legitimate.
But if that's a party -- campaign than questioning it has to be equally legitimate.
And it struck me that raising those questions giving him an opportunity to answer them.
Is exactly -- campaigns ought to be about and we need to satisfy the country.
That whoever we nominate.
Has a record that can stand up to Barack Obama in a very effective way.
-- -- -- wall street journal editorial page calls your attacks crude and damaging caricatures of modern business and capital.
And they write that you were embarrassing yourself by taking the Obama line.
How do you respond that the first -- I don't think asked raising questions.
Is a prerogative only a Barack Obama and I don't think Republicans should allow themselves automatically be intimidated because every time you raise a question somebody -- You know you're doing something the Democrats -- -- I raised questions that I think are legitimate questions the questions some bush came straight out -- Wall Street Journal articles.
The governor has every opportunity to answer those questions to give us facts and data.
And I think that's part of his responsibility as a candidate and I think that's part of what a campaign is about.
Is to raise questions and see whether or not your competitor can answer them effectively.
Before you get to a general election where you know those questions are going to be yes.
One more time you said last week if somebody comes in and takes all the money out of your company.
And then leaves you bankrupt while they go off with millions that's not traditional capitalism that doesn't sound like question.
I think if you look at the record.
Part of which was published in the -- remembers very limited public record.
Because he was a very private company OK but there was a pattern.
In some companies a handful of of leaving them with enormous debt.
And then within a year -- two -- -- having -- go broke I think that is something he ought to answer governor -- your response.
Well I appreciate the chance to talk about my record of the private sector and also in the governmental sector.
And I appreciate the of the speakers work.
In it working in their Reagan years and in the Clinton years we did see good growth in this country ought to see that come back again.
My experience in the private sector took me one to be head of a consulting firm that got in trouble.
And the work -- create jobs there and.
Hold on -- jobs we're in tough times and I got the chance to start a business in my own.
And for the companies that we invested in they weren't business as I ran but we invested in.
Ended up today having some 120000.
Jobs some of the businesses we invests in weren't successful -- lost jobs.
And I'm very proud of the fact that we learn from the experience we invests in well over a hundred different businesses.
And the people -- looked at the places that have added jobs have lost jobs and that record is pretty much available for people to take a close look at.
But my record as the governor of Massachusetts and -- the person that led the Olympics flowed from the fact that I had experienced turning around tough situations.
That worked in the private sector demonstrated -- record of success by virtue of that I was asked to come out and help organized Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
And that was asked after the success of that experience to come back to Massachusetts.
By a number of people there encourage me to come back run for governor I did.
We were fortunate to have an unemployment rate by the time I left office of four point 7%.
Sounds pretty good today.
And results -- proud of the fact that we balance the budget every year as an office we have reduced taxes nineteen times.
Put in place a rainy day fund of over two billion dollars by the time I left and so.
My record is out there are proud of it and I think that if people want to have someone who understands how the economy works having worked in the real economy.
But I'm the guy that second best post up against Barack Obama Governor --
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