Romney fires back on president's jobs remark
Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty explains
- Duration 6:31
- Date Jul 18, 2012
Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty explains
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Well the president always tells business owners you didn't build that and now the battle is really building.
With the people who began a business or leading -- business in this room please stand up.
Wow thank you.
Did you build your business if you did raise your hand.
Take that Mr.
President this is what's happening in this country these people are.
-- but -- there is nobody in this country who got rich.
On his own.
There are you pretty clear you moved your goods to market all the -- the rest of -- hate for you.
You workers don't -- stuff has paid to educate.
Make sure wasn't that government there.
To help my small business fumble on the have a sleepless nights fumble -- new one now hold him to hire people.
As exactly what's wrong -- this administration.
Doesn't give a damn about middle class Americans who -- are looking for work.
What he's trying to do is distract the American people in order to win his own real -- All right it's hot it's -- and is now we've got the former Minnesota Republican governor.
At a guy now and then that's it as a possible running mate for Mitt -- temple on it.
-- governor -- it's great having you what do you think of this debate about.
Those -- succeed did not do it on their own.
Well good afternoon to you need don't think so to be -- going to be with the on the show.
The comments were really.
Stunning I thought jarring to have those words come out of the president United States I think it reflects a failure to understand respect or appreciate.
Private enterprise entrepreneurial ism and free free enterprise in this country and to have him on the heels of the -- other comments that he's made.
Kicking on to maneuvers and private economy in The -- He just doesn't get it he just doesn't get it I had a gentleman I met this morning was that on to -- -- came out to be in a restaurant he said.
I work my rear end off and to have the president say you know you didn't do that.
He said it's offensive it's hard for me was visibly.
-- shaken by an angered by it and I think I see that response over the last few days with a lot of small business owners and -- the new hours.
You know this class -- for organ is nothing new of course as you know governor you were citing when you were running for president yourself.
But it we have revved up the octane a little bit but I'm wondering.
If it's part of an elaborate trap set by Democrats -- -- what -- address the fact that Mitt Romney then comes back.
And extols the virtues and it's a perfectly fine to do so of a Bill Gates Steve Jobs both Democrats by the way.
Opt to say today met on Arab but it would it -- puts Romney in the position of defending.
Billionaires in this case and they -- that was the president -- is people's intent.
To get Mitt Romney defending rich guys and he tells what -- And a well in my view it's pretty simple.
Had one of the big issues in this campaign is who can best -- serve and provide opportunity to the middle class.
And it's pretty hard to be middle class if you don't have a job Neil.
And does so the issue is hot -- what's the best plan.
To get jobs going in this country again good paying jobs for all Americans including the American middle class Barack Obama's had nearly four years.
He's failed you know the numbers 23.
Million Americans unemployed underemployed.
Given up looking for work the lowest rate of business formation in thirty years.
Forty months of over 8% unemployment and the list goes on and on his.
Presidency in terms of the economy in private enterprise and entrepreneurial -- in this country is a disaster.
He doesn't understand it doesn't respected doesn't get it and -- hostile towards it.
On the flip side you've got Mitt Romney who's lived his whole life not in Washington DC.
But immersed in free enterprise.
The deployment of capital and getting company's growing and providing jobs.
And he's got a great agenda to move the country forward pres Obama's had -- chance it didn't work now we need to get a new president.
-- Have you governor you lose you might have suspected that I might raise this VP talk that's out there but you had been whittled down to what I'm -- is a shorter list and and apparently because you are considered at least by the Romney's we are told service could be wrong.
Steady as she goes nothing too flashy.
Dare I say -- -- that I -- governor I have no problem with so I built a career on it.
But that that is -- saving virtue for you the rap.
I did it's that kind of talk to those who might CU was a good pick -- is that what gets in the way of that that gets in the way that that's a bad to -- don't what -- -- -- Not -- goad me into -- I'll show you my cats.
-- well I'm not only data that I wouldn't do you don't forget how would you yeah it -- -- -- yeah but criticism that may be.
-- Friday to flashy running.
Well I would just say this.
We have a lot of people are entertaining.
Who can light their hair on fire you know do whatever but the bottom line is these are serious times we need seasoned experienced people who get the job done and look at my record Minnesota.
Terms cutting taxes reducing spending on -- -- like senator -- -- talking about.
I'm just saying we we don't greatest entertainers -- -- is on fire.
Not -- -- Barack Obama.
Into Barack Obama gives us the soaring rhetoric out of soaring rhetoric so you can't do not tired and I can't -- I prices go the other way they'd go the other way.
-- -- -- Non flash.
Well I also say relative to who -- I mean I'm I'm not as flashy as some but.
Compared to some others I think I'm right in there but nonetheless I adds I'm not defending -- one -- -- -- I'm just saying people rhetoric and teleprompter and jokes and you know.
That kind of stuff doesn't put gas in our cars it doesn't pay our mortgage doesn't -- -- health insurance premiums.
People are hurting we've got neighbors and friends and loved ones who've given up hope the country is ailing and headed in the wrong direction and we should be debating who who's gonna be eight.
You know an entertainer in chief -- to be debating who can get this country moving again on the foundations and values that made it a great success Mitt Romney can do that will do that.
That's why I feel so strongly about his candidacy I don't need more teleprompter speeches about.
Hope and change it's a bunch of you know.
BS frankly he didn't do it even deliver -- -- saying that that just curious because that that seems to be something the president to be concerned.
Not can't -- very dark and so governor you're good sport thank you very very much always depends -- -- -- -- what.