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Romney video: Four years ago at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, then-candidate Barack Obama said that Democrats measure progress by whether people can find a job and provide for themselves and their families. In September, President Obama and the Democrats will meet for the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina, a state that has lost nearly 50,000 jobs since President Obama took office and has an unemployment rate at nearly 10%.

WASHINGTON--Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney hits Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday--the city where the Democratic National Convention will be held--to deliver what his campaign is calling a "prebuttal" speech to the one President Barack Obama will deliver in September, when he accepts his nomination for a second term.

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Below, memo from Romney campaign's Andrea Saul...

Good morning,

Today, Gov. Romney will deliver a prebuttal to President Obama's convention speech in North Carolina. Four years ago at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, then-candidate Barack Obama said that Democrats measure progress by whether people can find a job and provide for themselves and their families. We're going to hold President Obama accountable for his record: look at what he accomplished versus what he said he would accomplish. Are you better off than you were four years ago, the last time Obama gave a convention speech?

Watch our new web video "President Obama's Measure of Progress": http://mi.tt/INWQbH

Not only have President Obama's policies failed the past three years, all he has to offer now are election-year gimmicks. First, the so-called "Buffett Rule," and now his gas plan, or rather, political plan:

NBC News Headline: "Obama's Oil Market Plan More Politics Than Substance" (NBC News, 4/17/12)

National Journal Headline: "Obama Push On Oil Markets Seen As More Political Than Practical" (National Journal, 4/17/12)

The Washington Post Editorial Headline: "Obama's Gas 'Crackdown' Will Do Little To Lower Prices" (The Washington Post, 4/18/12)

Meanwhile, the Democrats are attacking Mitt Romney today for his plans to turn the economy around with a surrogate who just a few years ago told the truth about the deficits in President Obama's budget proposal. As Matt Lewis points out in The Daily Caller:

"Hagan is an interesting choice to be delivering this message. A few years ago, she warned 'the budget proposal pushed by President Barack Obama would burden the nation with an annual deficit of more than $1 trillion, a shortfall she deemed 'completely unsustainable and unacceptable.' She was right."

Today, Gov. Romney is in North Carolina and has the following interviews:

3:40 PM EDT Mitt Romney Delivers Prebuttal in Charlotte, NC

8:33am ET Radio Interview with Joel Riley WTVN radio (Columbus, OH)
Taped Radio Interview with Willis and Snyder WTAM radio (Cleveland, OH)
Taped Radio Interview with Bill Cunningham radio (Cincinnati, OH)
9:20am ET Radio Interview with Laura Ingraham
Taped Fox News' Sean Hannity

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