As I pointed out last week, President Obama’s been handling the unrest in the Middle East just as well as any Republican would – which made Mitt Romney’s criticism tour last cycle look very unbecoming.
Perhaps seeing the error of their ways, the Romney campaign has now decide to shift back to pocketbook topics – topics that give Mitt a definite edge. Implicit news of the change showed up in my inbox yesterday when I got this email from campaign communications director Gail Gitcho:
As governor, Mitt Romney presided over a historic turnaround of Massachusetts. Under Governor Romney’s leadership, Massachusetts’ unemployment rate fell to 4.7%, the economy created tens of thousands of new jobs, and the state’s rainy day fund grew to over $2 billion. If President Obama had half of Mitt Romney’s record, he’d be running on it.
And this email from campaign manager Matt Rhoades a short while later confirms the switch away from shiny objects like foreign policy and back to the debt and money supply, another great line of attack for Mr. Romney:
Barack Obama is at it again — spending your tax dollars to bail out his failed economic plan. It’s more of the same from an out-of-touch president with no plan to fix our economy and put Americans back to work.
This past week, the Federal Reserve announced it would print $40 billion every month to prop up this administration’s jobless recovery — that’s money we can’t afford for jobs we will never see.
What did President Obama’s plan deliver? 43 months of record unemployment; 23 million Americans unemployed, underemployed, or no longer looking for work; $16 trillion debt; four trillion-dollar deficits; and household incomes that have fallen more than $4,000.
The Romney-Ryan plan is different — it will deliver 12 million jobs and grow the economy by 4 percent per year. Their plan is based on the fundamental principle that more government is the problem — not the solution.
Everyone knows there was an economic crisis when President Obama was elected. But make no mistake — four more years of these disastrous economic policies will lead America down an even deeper jobless hole.
It’s time for real change, so Americans can get back to work.
To the Romney campaign, I have two simple messages. First, thank God you’ve come to your senses and gone back to fiscal issues! Second, what made you leave them in the first place?