Mitt Romney didn’t have a career as a job creator or as a job killer. He was a profit maker…and he worked toward that goal whether it created jobs or eliminated them. And voters really aren’t that concerned about it. Most are concerned about the economy.
While it’s fair to attack his record as a business man, because that’s what he’s campaigning on, it’s not really working to attack his work as a capitalist. Americans are in favor of capitalism. Our entire economy is based upon people buying stuff…with a huge part of it being people buying crap they don’t need. Malls don’t sell anything anyone needs, yet they’re all over the place.
The focus Obama can take on Romney is how well does he connect to the average man. Most voters polled think Obama connects better. Right now, they’re both tied, within the margin of error, as to who better can repair the economy. Obama is correct when he states the president’s job isn’t about maximizing profits.
A huge part of the Republican’s campaign is that Obama, who didn’t create the financial crisis, hasn’t done a good job of building the recovery. That’s a fair attack. Obama should counter that The GOP promises they’re better at fixing the mess they created.
Now when Mitt Romney starts campaigning on his record as governor I’m sure the Democrats will attack him for that. Of course Romney’s not going to run on his job as governor because it’s very….what’s the word? Oh yeah, “liberal.”
Here’s the rough.