Star of new Romney ad fired up over president's comments
Small business owner Jack Gilchrist explains
- Duration 5:52
- Date Jul 19, 2012
Small business owner Jack Gilchrist explains
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-- -- you don't know Jack -- until now.
You -- Bill man.
My father's hands that built this company and my hands and there was nothing in my son and -- feel the somebody else -- don't belong on my father's finances when somebody else make payroll every week to figure out where else.
I've worked -- a little bit of luck rebuild his.
-- -- is a small business owner of featured in that Romney campaign -- Jack overnight -- becomes a bit of a rock star you.
Surprise -- -- you're gonna.
Yeah I am -- -- had a rather interesting day today.
Lot of positive support mostly from small family businesses so you haters but not to me -- -- the haters say.
It's about 13 I'm a racist.
A two thirds you know.
You you've misrepresent the truth.
On us your story you're -- you're you're dead story -- factory story.
My dad was a shipyard worker in Boston on during the war and worked or brother roads equipment manufacturer after that and ended up as sales person estimate -- for -- -- fabricated Durham and Burlington Crocker company and the family eventually sold it to somebody who built it up big crash that -- In the company went out of business and that was about the time I was.
Discharge from the United States if force out and who have -- -- -- -- it was a delivery room -- dramatic.
In and in any emergency room guy down.
In my mother -- says daddy -- just out of business would you like to talk to him and I and -- my father few years I thought it was that.
-- -- he told me what was going on -- city while when a trade I said sure.
-- what do you wanna learn when she delivered owners dramatic influence to Ryerson why she's now well then.
He had a couple -- prototype.
-- phrases instead wants to be a break operator myself Fisher and Debbie -- tell me what it is and he came home to -- but my father.
Little nervous or what his what was happening -- my family but to them is interesting journey for twelve years to -- passed away.
Between you and your -- and later on doing it when you're signed.
The president's message isn't sure you're.
-- where Jack is.
Our UN help along the way that.
The government was there that there was support structure there that without which you wouldn't have.
Have done what you did what he's.
Well like I can't.
District the what he says the mean -- president Helen residue was my eleventh grade English teacher and she made an impression on me that will last for me for the rest of my life.
Not I can't even tell you -- but she just sticks with me.
I think my dead in his parents they're great generations.
On their backs we've built the interstate highway system bridges and -- But we all pay taxes every time we put gas and I thank.
Which go do maintaining it and keeping up the roads and the bridges.
I think the military may be I don't was Al Gore the military I'm not sure -- -- -- that created the Internet.
For for whatever purposes -- it was intended we've all get the benefit from it sensed that and so yeah I've -- this there's been some help along the way but.
I think it's a far stretch to infer that.
Is the reason and I'm here today or my companies here in my son's it and my grandson Jackson's almost the year old you know he could be and in in 1820 years.
When you look at your success -- what you've done a very tough environment.
When -- other things the president began as much attention is that.
The successful are those of men on their -- -- it they don't work any harder or they don't.
Do any differently you know almost implying that they get some breaks and all that.
Which might have right now -- the case but.
I was -- as we've in this country when they did something differently but they did a day -- saw an opportunity -- others did not.
Went somewhere that others would not.
Seized on an opportunity that others could not worked a little harder when others would not well what's your track.
This some this some are good fortune involved in that this fortune does this go to bed.
Fortune involved in and I think all experiences.
Hardworking just got to -- -- you know if my dad went bounding -- lost his house.
People are all on the line and get you to -- it give.
Pay a little more attention I think when you when your back -- -- for the wall.
Can I help them mom yet because you -- as a network of appears that you rely on non small businesses don't have boards of directors and on things like that we rely on in on -- business friends I don't know if the president is is confusing small businesses with.
Fund -- bundle is that get paid -- with the you know half a million bucks excellent or stuff like that I don't know I mean that not all business is done that way.
A lot of business I think most businesses pretty straight up where you offended.
Yeah I it's it's it is offensive phrase knowledge I would choose to use I probably shouldn't right now.
It it is offensive.
Believe it Jack thank you very much he loves access to I don't -- is.
Small business owner I think it's had more reflective of small business and entrepreneurs in this country than in -- Bill Gates and Michael bills Steve Jobs.