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Romney's New Ad on the Economy

As economic fears continue nationwide, Mitt Romney has released a new ad in Florida emphasizing his business experience, and desire to cut taxes.

With the skyline of Jacksonville, Fla. behind him, Romney says, "Today our economy is slowing. Many feel anxious about the future. I know how America works because I've spent my life in the real economy. I ran a business, turned around the Olympics, and I led a state. My plan will make our economy strong. We need to invest in people and businesses with tax cuts that will get us moving again. Washington is broken, but we can fix it with real conservative change."

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  January 22, 2008; 10:42 AM ET Mitt Romney
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If this is not a wake up cal too American, Lets vote in Ron PAul, we know the elections are rigged, but there is nothing to steal anyone more. Noo more phnoy slick talkers, THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES!

WAKE UP AMERICA AND VOTE RON PAUL END!

Posted by: EMPEROR | January 22, 2008 11:27 AM

ROMNEY is our man to be President of USA!

The rest of the candidates pale in comparison to ROMNEY.

It is about time that we stop electing professional politicians with no real business experience.

America's future is at stake. ROMNEY is a true American with conservative values: faith, family, economy, values!

Tony C

Posted by: Anonymous | January 22, 2008 1:20 PM

Did not Romney's father bankrupt an auto business and Michigan, and also send jobs overseas. Not to mention he cause the collapse of the Detroit boom while Governor before Engler. If Michigan and Detroit Represent what he will do with America?

Posted by: Mich | January 22, 2008 2:01 PM

Hey Mich,

Check your facts.

George Romney saved American Motors Company (AMC) from collapsing in the late 1950's. He quadrupled sales in two years and the Rambler (an AMC Vehicle) became the third best selling vehicle in the US. He was chairman of AMC from 1954 - 1962. AMC was bought out by Chrysler in 1987. Failure nearly thirty years later can't be blamed on him.

George Romney was Governor of Michigan from 1963 - 1969. Engler was Governor from 1991 - 2002. There were two other governor's in between that had long administrations.

Michigan's industrial base has been eroding since the 1970's, but it is unfair to give the blame to the governor of the state nearly forty years ago. Every governor since Romney deserves more credit than he does.

Check your facts before you make incorrect statements.

Posted by: Joe R. | January 22, 2008 2:47 PM

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Posted by: Greg | January 22, 2008 10:25 PM

Romney and Bain Capital. What did Romney do while at Bain Capital?

- Take millions from failing companies as consultant fees - tell them to downsize - tell them to ship jobs overseas - see company fail anyway.

- Tell 'investors' to not invest, or to sell current investments, in companies invested in Iran, at the same time his trust funds were heavily invested in those same companies invested in Iran.

- Set up tax shelters in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda, then tell the rich investors to stash their cash in the tax shelters.

That is the type of business Romney ran, and the method he used to get rich. How does that translate into an economic policy that helps ALL Americans, and helps American businesses to compete worldwide?

Being 'conservative' now means helping the rich get richer, no matter what happens to the middle class and poor. Romney meets those qualifications in spades. And he can't even make sure the landscaper doesn't hire illegals, even when he's on the campaign trail ranting and raving about immigration (with no distinction between legal and illegal immigrants)!

RepubliCONs really deserve the cast of characters they've had thrown at them this time around. I'm sure Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt are spinning in their graves at what has become of a once great political party.

Posted by: Critter | January 23, 2008 6:14 AM

What did Romney do at Bain Capital?

Staples... on the verge of bankruptcy, over 20,000 jobs on the line. Now Staples employs over 74,000 people in the US, including my brother-in-law who makes a comfortable 6 figure income in sales.

Dominos Pizza, looming on the edge of bankruptcy, now is one of the most profitable franchises in the US with 8,000 franchises.

Romney and Bain Capital are responsible for creating 10's of thousands of jobs in the US economy.

For all who really believe that money can be made by buying companies, laying employees off, and destroying the company... there is a reason why you aren't in business. There isn't a more stupid idea on these BLOG's than that one.

Companies who are growing and profitable HIRE people by creating jobs. Companies who are losing money lay people off.

PLEASE USE SOME COMMON SENSE!!!

Posted by: R Dew | January 23, 2008 7:25 PM

The global Agenda is to have Americas image tarnished around the World. They want to bankrupt the US dollar "order out of Chaos", and crash the stock market. Buy up all the shares for pennies on the dollar.

Turn us against each other, Obama vs Hilary, black against white. Mexicans against Americans.

To end the US and bring on the NAU they have to build up an enemy, and that will be China. Why have all of the jobs gone to China, and our wealth. Because the Elite fears America. 300 million Americans with guns! The 2nd Amendment is what has saved us from all out Tyranny.

What is a National ID, there are more Arabs in Michigan than in the Middle East, they own every grocery store, gas station, and liquor store, so if having an ID has anything to do with that, it is B.S. They are ending State Republics and turning it over to US to the United Nations.

Millions will go broke after we head into a hyper inflationary depression.

Posted by: Warning | January 24, 2008 1:49 AM

McCain: 10 full, 1 30 sec, 1 15 sec
Romney: 10 full, 1 30 sec
9iu11ani: 9 full, 1 30 sec
Huckabee: 6 full, 1 30 sec
Paul: 3 full, 2 30 sec

Romney: 21:11
McCain: 16:00
Giuliani: 13:50
Huckabee: 12:11
Paul: 6:31

Romney speaks for 21 and Paul gets 6

Posted by: debate | January 25, 2008 2:03 AM

Ron Paul has won (it is rumored to be between five and ten) but the 500-650 provisional ballots could swing another 20 or so national delegates Ron Paul's way. Somewhere in the region of 30 delegates out of Louisiana would put the Congressman in second or third nationwide, meaning the caucus has a massive significance.

Also of significance is the fact that McCain did not actually "win" the caucus. The "Reagan delegate slate", otherwise known as the "Pro-Life/Pro-Family delegate slate" won the majority of all delegates -- all of whom are uncommitted to any candidate, which is a story in itself.

A party source from one of the precincts in Louisiana has also stated that more than a few of his acquaintances were actually recorded for more than one candidate. Some were on handbills for McCain, Romney, and Uncommitted. This overlap can be seen on the following handbills featuring the various "slates."

Posted by: Paul wins Lousinana | January 27, 2008 4:02 AM

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