Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is taking the fight directly to the Master-of-Disaster…ya gotta love it. This is exactly what he needs to do in my opinion…how about you?
Here are two examples of him doing so the last two days. First up we have Romney speaking in front of an empty Solyndra building. This is via FN:
FREMONT, Calif. – Mitt Romney arrived at the shuttered headquarters of Solyndra Inc. this morning, a surprise visit that was shrouded in secrecy and part of the presumptive GOP presidential candidate’s attack on President Obama’s record on jobs creation.
“The reason for keeping it quiet is because we knew if word got out that Solyndra would do everything in their power and the Obama administration would do everything in their power to stop us from having this news conference,” an aide said in a briefing en route. “But taxpayers made a substantial investment in Solyndra, there are serious questions about what happened at Solyndra, why that investment was selected, what happened to that money.”
Solyndra is the failed California-based solar technology company that received more than $500 million in federal stimulus money before it went bankrupt last year. It has since become a mantle of Romney’s argument that Obama doesn’t know how to run the economy.
You can read the rest of the story here.
Next up we have Romney on CBS this morning….you’re going to love this one! This is via Mediaite:
Friday’s edition of CBS This Morning, reporter Jan Crawford interviewed presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in a California airport hangar between campaign stops. When asked to give President Barack Obama a grade for his presidency, Romney gave him an “F … across the board.”
Crawford and Romney spent a few minutes discussing Solyndra and Romney’s belief that the scandal represents a “conflict of interest of some magnitude.” They also discussed Romney’s tenure with Bain Capital and the lessons he learned from both successful and failed investments.
When the conversation turned to the Obama presidency, Crawford asked Romney: “What grade would you give President Obama?”
“Oh, an ‘F.’ No question about that,” Romney said. “Across the board.”
“Even despite the killing of Osama bin Laden?” Crawford asked.
“I look at his decisions across the board in foreign policy,” Romney said. “I look at the fact that he was looking to have a force of American troops staying in Iraq, securing what had been so hard won there … he failed to achieve it. i look at what’s happening in the Middle East: the Arab Spring has become the Arab Winter. That’s hardly a success. As I look around the world, I happen to believe that his positions in foreign policy have not communicated American strength and resolve.”
“So grade on foreign policy?” Crawford then asked.
“‘F’ across the board.”
“And on the economy?”
“‘F’ across the board.”
“Anything above an ‘F’ that you’ve seen with this president?” Crawford pressed.
“Getting Osama bin Laden. That’s terrific. I appreciate him doing that,” Romney said. “I know he’s trying, but having never had any experience in his life in leadership has made it difficult for him to learn how to lead on the job. What’s happened in this country is that the people who create jobs have pulled back, in part because of the uncertainty created by the Obama policies.”
Now this is the topper friends…it just gets better with none other than BJ Clintoon. This is via DC:
President Bill Clinton ditched his Democratic talking points Thursday night, telling his TV interviewer that Gov. Mitt Romney’s investment capital work qualifies him for the presidency.
“This is good work… There’s no question that a man who has been a governor and has a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold,” he said on CNN.
Republicans hope that statement could deeply damage Obama’s effort to paint Romney as unqualified and irresponsible, and a short portion of the interview was showcased Friday morning by emails from the Republican National Committee.
Clinton and Obama have been rivals since 2007, when Obama challenged and eventually defeated Hillary Clinton in the hard-fought Democratic primaries leading up the 2008 election. Without Obama, Bill Clinton would likely be in the White House as first spouse to President Hillary Clinton. (RELATED: Clinton gives Obama faint praise)
In the CNN interview, Clinton provided some support for Obama’s argument that the 2012 election is a choice between the programs pushed by Romney and Obama, and not a referendum on the current president.
A referendum-style election could be problematic for Obama because the nation has suffered through record debts and deficits, record unemployment and sharp political divisions during his time in the White House.
For voters, Clinton said, “the real issue ought to be what has Governor Romney advocated in the campaign that he will do as president, what has President Obama done and what does he propose to do.”
“That’s the most relevant thing.”
I’ll tell you what…at least Mitt’s no McRINO whatsoever, not even close. So far I’m loving this…how about you? And Clintoon jumping the Obama ship…what’s with that?
Throw in you two-cents…Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!