As Obama Widens Lead, Romney Gets Nastier
Mitt Romney intensifies his attacks as the president enjoys a post-convention bounce.
“He wants to fundamentally transform America,” an energetic Romney said of Obama in the vital battleground state of Ohio, accusing the president of moving the country toward a debt-laden, big government society similar to failing European nations like Greece.
Noting that “forward” is Obama’s campaign slogan, Romney said to cheers that “forewarned” would be more appropriate.
“We know what would happen if he were re-elected,” Romney shouted. “We’d see more years of high unemployment. We’d see more years of massive deficits. We’d see more years of almost no wage growth in this country. We’d see more years of a nation at the cusp of the kind of crisis you’re seeing in Europe.”
Romney also repeatedly tried to blame Obama for possible mandatory cuts in military spending at the end of the year under a budget deal passed last year by Congress with strong Republican support.