Romney’s Rivals Airbrushing Past Comments
They want you to forget what they said about him not too long ago.
“He is the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama.” Santorum later said he was referring to Romney’s standing on health care reform.
—“If Mitt Romney’s an economic heavyweight, we’re in trouble, because he was 47th out of 50 in job creation in the state of Massachusetts when he was governor. He may have had some success at making money for himself and his partners at Bain Capital, and I give him a lot of credit for doing so, but that’s a very different thing than going out and creating an atmosphere for people to create — that create jobs.”
“There are many significant areas in which we agree: the need for lower taxes, smaller government and a reduction in out-of-control spending.
—“Someone who will lie to you to get to be president will lie to you when he is president.”
—Are you calling Mitt Romney a liar? “Yes.” Questioned about his previous comment.
—“I’m going to campaign for him, I favor him over Obama. I went through, like, seven different issues where I favor him. I’ll do everything I can to help elect Romney. … As far as I’m concerned, I’ve endorsed him.”
—“He can’t beat Obama because his policy is the basis of Obamacare. The signature issue of Obama is Obamacare. You can’t have a candidate who has given the blueprint for Obamacare. It’s too identical. It’s not going to happen.”
—“This is what victory looks like.” Campaigning with Romney in Portsmouth, Va., on the day she endorsed him.
—“While you were the governor of Massachusetts in that period of time, you were 47th in the nation in job creation. … You failed as the governor of Massachusetts.”
—“Mitt Romney has earned the Republican presidential nomination through hard work, a strong organization and a disciplined message of restoring America after nearly four years of failed, job-killing policies from President Obama and his administration.”
—“Gov. Romney enjoys firing people. I enjoy creating jobs.”
—“I think he’s the best equipped by far to deal with the economic issues and challenges that confront us. … He’s grown a lot, he’s learned a lot. He’s probably better prepared to lead.”