Mitt Romney, remember him? The Republican candidate for the presidency in November has been a quiet man this week, but emerged from his hidey-hole at a friend’s pad in Vermont to criticize Barack Obama’s convention showing after the Democratic National Convention concluded last night.
Romney originally had said he planned to pass on Obama’s speech because he’d already seen the President make promises, but it appears Mitt couldn’t resist tuning in to size up his opponent as the Commander-in-Chief accepted the nomination and spoke to a fired up crowd of lefties on the last night of the convention.
Romney offered an assessment of President Obama’s speech this morning, calling it “extraordinarily, surprisingly disappointing.” Of Obama’s remarks at the conclusion of the DNC, Romney had this to say at length about his opponent’s position and arguments:
“I expected him to talk about 23 million people, or at least to talk about the unemployed in America. I expected him to talk about the number of families having a hard time making ends meet. The number of middle income families who have seen the cost of health care insurance go up, the cost of food go up, the cost of gasoline go up, even as their incomes have gone down, I expected him to talk about these things.”
“No. Instead it was a whole series of new promises that he ultimately won’t be able to keep because the policies he believes in and the direction he’s pulling will not make America stronger. If President Obama were reelected we would have four more years of the last four years and the American people are going to say no to that.”
Finally, he huffed:
“Now you might have expected the president of the United States to lay out a plan of what he would do to get the economy going again, and get people working again and he didn’t do that last night … Again, that was surprising to me. I laid out the things that I’m going to do to get this economy going.”
Do you, like Mitt Romney, feel President Obama’s plan falls short, or are you planning to cast a vote to stay on the same track?