Mitt Romney: Obama has failed
GOP frontrunner on president's record, comments about his wife
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- Date Apr 18, 2012
GOP frontrunner on president's record, comments about his wife
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And tonight on Hannity as we review the Obama record you'll hear from the president in his very own words from the promises that he's failed to keep to the very standards that he set for himself.
And has been unable to me how much has changed from the moment that Senator Obama accepted his party's nomination on that stage in Denver back in 2008.
And the Romney campaign is seeking to remind voters in Charlotte, North Carolina about those changes.
As that is the side of the Democrats when he twelve convention will be there for let's take a look.
We Democrats have a very different measure.
-- what constitutes progress in the stuff we measure progress by how many people can find a job pays the mortgage.
Whether you can -- -- little extra money away at the end of each month so you can somebody want your child was he.
For college football.
We measure progress by how many did.
People can find a job pays the mortgage.
Don't have this.
That we measure progress by how many people can find a job that pays the mortgage as is our candidate Obama suggests that I think voters will likely take the president up on that proposition joining me now tonight.
From the campaign trail Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney governor welcome back thanks for being here.
Thank shot -- to be with you again you know I I look at this sad and a look at the as -- RNC has been putting out and I -- to be honest I think the most effective thing and I I think this may actually be the reason why David Axelrod wants to talk about dogs.
Which I'll get two and a second.
The most effective thing is Obama in his own words his promises he made promises that are not -- Explain why that -- is in your mind powerful.
Well you're gonna have the Democratic National Convention.
Here where -- today in Charlotte, North Carolina.
When he was in Denver he said that measure progress.
But whether more people have jobs to pay for mortgage of course under this president he was not able to turn around the economy.
Fewer people have jobs and -- course have been record number of home foreclosures.
He said progress to be measured by.
Whether people had -- rising incomes are falling incomes well under this president there had been falling incomes median household income is down 3000 dollars.
He also said we measure progress -- whether there were new business start -- actually new startups have followed by 100000.
A year under this president.
So by his own measures he has failed and that's why I believe you'll see him being replaced in November 2012.
It seems that the president in his campaign and then I noticed that David Axelrod took to Twitter today and I asked you this question a long long time ago it was many many years ago where he had a family vacation and you put the dog kennel.
I guess on top of the car and and I think -- dog's name was Seamus.
And they try to make this an issue today just like they tried to make Sandra flock an issue when the president called -- in the president's been engaging in all these other issues.
Do you think this is by design.
Of course is by design but in the final analysis the people of America are gonna choose a president based on jobs is not dogs.
And and the president's failed on the measure the people care most about which is a strong economy creating good jobs and rising incomes.
Where people get have -- homes that they have a confidence said that they'll be able to pay the mortgage lucky he has failed on these fronts it's been three and a half years.
The the blame game has gone a long time and that's kind of wound down now because he's been there so long now is trying to find a way to divert attention from.
The the issue people care about which is the economy and it won't work.
Because the American people want someone who understands the economy knows how to create jobs.
Can stop the massive growth of debt that we have in this country and -- can create a brighter future for.
The current generations and for the coming generations you know when you look at this statistic -- -- and maybe this is why they -- -- talk about dogs in this campaign he has -- he has now the worst economic record since any president since Jimmy Carter.
The worst jobs record he probably will lend his first four years in office and -- only -- the second.
Without having created a net single job a -- job losses rising unemployment anemic growth at best.
Five trillion dollars we pass this market in terms of -- -- call George Bush unpatriotic for four trillion dollars in debt in eight years what is your reaction of the -- number.
Well that that number is is that alarming and and and gives you great concern of course because.
We're we're moving towards that degree tact type numbers -- my guess is by the way the Democratic Convention he will not be appearing in front of Greek columns like in Denver.
He won't want to remind people agrees.
That this is an administration that's adding debt at alarming rate and that has the potential of causing our economy to go to tailspin at some point.
But it's certainly.
Has that the very real risk -- -- in the next generation not be able to realize the American dream because of the debt and the interest will be paying off.
During their lifetimes all right do you want to deal with the dog story yet had a dog named Shamus.
And then I want -- and then after this came out of sort of like the sender -- controversy.
And then the comments that were made about your wife but tell us about your dog and what did you think of the revelation it went viral today.
In the president's book he admitted.
Eating dog when he was growing up in Indonesia and grasshoppers and I didn't make that up.
Shot a shot but -- -- -- -- talk about jobs and the economy -- America working again I'm gonna talk about the debt.
-- gonna talk about the measures people care about how I fare and all of these extraneous stories and a -- made up.
Now let me ask just don't think that -- them one thing I didn't wanna ask you about as the comments that were made about your wife -- and this gets personal we showed tape of a president Obama then candidate Obama.
Saying that hey my wife is this you know out of bounds that crosses a line.
He even said it was -- What do you make of of this person close to the DNC making these comments about your wife that she never worked a day in her -- the does that anger you.
You know I think it's extraordinarily.
-- knowledgeable and and unfortunate I think she recognizes -- she apologize for it.
Every mom is is a working mom.
People make different choices and -- life but those that choose to raise kids are working.
A lot of folks are working at home taking care kids and also working in the they going to a job or night going to another about full time job look it's it's tough being a mom whether you're working outside the home or not.
And you know I think -- I think people in this country understand that and let you know -- that again let's let's respect people for the choices they make.
And recognize the the struggles at various people have my wife struggles have.
Not been so much economic as they have been -- health wise and she's that champion in my view she's my hero.
She's done the most important thing.
That's ever been done in my life and that if she's helped raise our five sons and made terrific young men out of them and for that I'll work.
-- I let let's look interestingly the president has been really really hammering this class warfare message.
Which I would anticipate is gonna grow stronger as the campaign goes on he's mentioned it at every stop.
It doesn't seem to be working we have just this week for new polls out.
One -- you up by five that's a Gallup poll Rasmussen has you up by three Fox News has you up by two the New York Times CBS poll has -- has the race even.
But by all accounts is never have been a race at this point -- incumbent president with these numbers this -- That has gone on to win the presidency so I assume you probably pretty energized by these numbers.
Well it's it's it's better than the alternative of course but to have the same time I recognize polls go up and down a lot's gonna happen between now and November 6.
But I but I do believe.
That if we are able to continue to talk about the president's record.
And the fact that he is over his head and swimming in the wrong direction.
That he is not created the jobs he said he would create he's not held unemployment below 8% it's been above 8% in fact for 38 straight months.
That incomes have been following that record number of hope foreclosures have occurred and he's -- all that.
By borrowing trillions of dollars this past out of the next generation and threatens even this one.
If we talked about those things I think he's in real trouble -- what he's gonna try and do and he started to got to.
It's to try and find any way to divert from his record to divert the attention of the voting Republican.
Frankly I think Americans are too Smart for that what what what is the big difference I ask you this one last question does the president you know interestingly at a very different tone back in 2007.
And 2008 but also then.
He didn't have a record seems the one thing that he can't run on is is that the answer to this question are you better off.
Then you war for years ago.
Can you afford five trillion more in new American debt if he had another term.
So as you go forward how do you battle the class warfare that seems to be a strategy that negativity that that I think is fairly predictable this point.
You know I think the American people recognize that we're one nation under god.
This is the greatest nation in the history the -- Not because we've battled fellow Americans but instead we come together at critical times and made the sacrifices necessary to preserve our liberty.
The so a campaign based on attacks a campaign based on the demonizing one another.
That's just not going to be successful.
That this country is going to be successful by pulling together by recognize in the we have some common challenges and working together to overcome those things.
The president's a nice guy but we just can't afford him for four more years our kids can't afford him.
We've got to get back to someone who knows what it takes to get America strong again and I spent my life in the private sector I want to use that experience to get America working again.
For the American people all right governor good to see you and hopefully we'll see out there on the campaign trail in the days weeks and months ahead thanks for being with us.
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