Romney Wants Different Standard Than Obama
Governor Romney regularly attacks the Obama Administration’s job record. What about a Romney administration?
Mitt Romney sat down with CNBC’s Larry Kudlow, and made a curious observation. He said voters who want a strong economy should vote for him, but Americans “ought to give, whichever president is going to be elected, at least six months or a year to get those policies in place.”
At first blush, that may sound fairly reasonable. A president takes office, he or she needs time to put a team in place, craft an agenda, and get to work. What’s more, we generally don’t see the results of economic policies immediately; the agenda needs to time to take effect. In Romney’s mind, six months to a year seems fair.
Of course, as Steve Benen shows in the graph above, if you use that standard, the Obama Administration looks pretty good. So I guess if Romney is consistent, then he’ll start praising the Obama jobs record. Oops I went and used “Romney” and “consistent” in the same sentence.