Every few days he keeps on saying he’s going to reboot this campaign or they’re going to start explaining very specifically how this plan’s going to work, and then they don’t. They don’t say how you’d pay for $5 trillion in tax cuts that are skewed towards the wealthy without raising taxes on middle-class families. They don’t explain how you’d spend two trillion [dollars] more on military spending that our military hasn’t asked for without having you foot the bill. The math doesn’t add up.President Obama • Attacking Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, for announcing yet another campaign reboot, during his speech at rally in Hampton Roads, VA this morning. The President continued to slam the Republican presidential nominee over what he calls a lack of “economic patriotism,” a term that he debuted yesterday in a new political advertisement, and continued his push for higher taxes for millionaires. “My opponent thinks it’s fair that somebody who makes $20 million a year like him pays a lower rate than a cop or a teacher” said President Obama, adding, “I don’t think that’s fair.” source
We do provide care for people who don’t have insurance. If someone has a heart attack, they don’t sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital, and give them care. And different states have different ways of providing for that care.Mitt Romney • Reversing course on one of the biggest reasons he has previously cited for for signing off on “Romneycare” while during his time as governor of Massachusetts. Romney has pointed to the fiscal responsibility of eliminating the “just go to the ER” mentality, on numerous occasions, when questioned about his choice to sign off on the now semi-controversial measure. He even told Glenn Beck that such a system was tantamount to socialism, though his opinions on that matter have clearly changed. Again. source
I’ve got a very effective campaign. It’s doing a very good job. But not everything I say is elegant. And — and I want to make it very clear, I want to help 100% of the American people.Mitt Romney • Speaking to Scott Pelley on “60 Minutes” regarding his campaign. Regarding whether his campaign needs a turnaround, he disagrees. “Well, it doesn’t need a turnaround,” he explained. “We’ve got a campaign which is tied with an incumbent president to [sic] the United States.” Romney says that he’s polling within the margin of error. While Obama is leading on the spread, according to RealClearPolitics, the two candidates are tied in two recent polls.
I don’t think there’s any way on the face of the Earth Mitt Romney wins the presidential…Has anybody ever thought Mitt Romney would be president of the United States? Come on.Nancy Pelosi, in an interview with reporters. She added that Romney “wanted to be president of the United States, but he’s never had any call to service, any aspirations. He just wanted to be president.” Earlier this month, Pelosi made similar comments.
1 or 2 minutes are missing from the leaked Romney video, according the journalist who obtained it. Mother Jones’ David Corn says his source told him that the recording device “inadvertently shut down or timed-out” during Romney’s speech, and had to be turned back on. “[A]t most, one to two minutes were missed,” Corn told Politico. In response, the conservative activists at Breitbart.com denounced the video’s legitimacy, saying that “there is new reason to suspect manipulation” on the part of Mother Jones when “a large portion of video” is missing. Mother Jones released a total of 67 minutes of video from the event, so the missing footage would amount to roughly 3% of the complete product.
corysblog says: I really don’t see anything non-factual about this video. Everyone paying attention knows that the country’s vote is split pretty much half and half, but was Romney wrong for stating that fact? Isn’t it true that 47 percent of Americans people don’t pay income taxes and are more inclined vote for the President? If this video sinks Romney’s chance at the Presidency it will be because of the spin placed on it and not the actual content.
» Dave Weigel says: ”Romney is conflating the people who pay no net income tax with the people so dependent on government aid that they have to vote for Obama. But these aren’t the same people! Most of the ‘lucky duckies,’ to use the classic WSJ term, are old people who subsist on Social Security. Elderly voters broke big for Republicans in 2010. Scores of poor whites who benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit vote for Republicans.” — Ernie @ SFB