IF IT’S THE day after the closing of the President’s convention, incoming is the first order of the day.
“If last night was the party, this morning is the hangover. For every net new job created, nearly four Americans gave up looking for work entirely. This is more of the same for middle class families who are suffering through the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression. After 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%, it is clear that President Obama just hasn’t lived up to his promises and his policies haven’t worked. We aren’t better off than they were four years ago. My plan for a stronger middle class will create 12 million new jobs by the end of my first term. America deserves new leadership that will get our economy moving again.” – Mitt Romney
UPDATE: After the above statement was released Mitt Romney stopped to talk briefly with reporters in Iowa, which was broadcast on cable. Debate prep, in which he’s been engaged this week, has paid off. There was none of the awkwardness that has represented Romney in the press. He was sharp, focused and had specific answers, given with a smile on his face. The “happy warrior” image is now the marketing focus. Its was impressive, especially for Mitt Romney.