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Romney May 7, 2012: Cleveland Town Hall

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below, from Romney campaign's Andrea Saul....

Good morning,
The Obama campaign is out with a new ad this week, again, skirting responsibility for the past three and a half years. In 2008, President Obama said, "Will this country be better off four years from now?"

In 2008, Obama Said "The Real Question Is, 'Will This Country Be Better Off Four Years From Now?'" OBAMA: "It is time, Canton, to try something new. The question in this election is not 'Are you better off than you were four years ago?' We all know the answer to that. The real question is, '?'" (Senator Barack Obama, Remarks At Campaign Event, Canton, OH, 10/27/08)

This weekend, President Obama asked the same question again, attempting to pretend he hasn't been in charge this term.

Americans will hear a lot from President Obama in the coming months, but what they won't hear from him is the fact that his policies have wreaked havoc on the middle class. After a doubling of gas prices, declining incomes, millions of foreclosures, and record levels of unemployment, Americans know they're not better off than they were four years ago. Mitt Romney's pro-growth agenda will get America back on track and stop the middle-class squeeze of the Obama economy.

As then candidate Barack Obama said in 2008:

In 2008, Obama Said "We Measure Progress In 23 Million New Jobs." "We measure progress in the 23 million new jobs that were created when Bill Clinton was president when the average American family saw its income go up $7,500 instead of go down $2,000..." (Senator Barack Obama, Remarks, Denver, CO, 8/28/08)

Now, the President Obama has failed by his own standard - 23 million Americans are struggling for work and middle class families have seen their incomes decline by $4,300.

Nearly Twenty-Three Million Americans Are Unemployed, Underemployed, Or Have Stopped Looking For Work. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, Accessed 5/6/12)

Under President Obama, Median Household Income Has Declined By $4,300. "Yet real median household income in March was down $4,300 since Obama took office in January 2009 and down $2,900 since the June 2009 start of the economic recovery, according to an analysis of census data by Sentier Research, an economic- consulting firm in Annapolis, Maryland." (Mike Dorning, "Obama Fails To Stem Middle-Class Slide He Blamed On Bush," Bloomberg, 4/30/12)

Perhaps the Obama campaign is desperately trying to change the conversation after their "less than stellar" re-election kickoff on the heels of more gloomy economic news. As ABC noted:

"... as the president tried to recapture the magic of his last campaign with his first big public rallies of the campaign year, in two battleground states ... there's the inconvenient fact that things haven't moved quite as expected when it comes to the core promises of four years ago. With headlines of anemic job growth greeting his campaign kickoff, the president found himself counseling his supporters to have patience ... But there's a harder edge to the reality of 2012 vs. 2008. The Romney campaign quickly repackaged the weekend Obama events and cut them amid signs of job-market woes - depicting the 'Obama economy' as it's being felt on the ground by millions who are still hurting ... Obama 2012 is running against Obama 2008, and the sky-high expectations he set in a campaign that feels like it was a long time ago."

Or maybe the Obama campaign is trying to distract from how their misleading, fictional character "Julia," which received three Pinocchios from the Washington Post fact checkers.

READ the Washington Post: "Obama's 'Life Of Julia:' Misleading On Social Security" HERE.

Governor Romney is in Cleveland, Ohio today where he will be discussing the failure of President Obama's policies and the negative impact they have had on middle class families and the economy (real people, not fake ones).

1:50 pm EDT Governor Romney Holds Cleveland Town Hall

And he is taping the following local television interviews:

WEWS (ABC: Cleveland, OH)
WJW (FOX: Cleveland, OH)
WKYC (NBC: Cleveland, OH)
WOIO (CBS: Cleveland, OH)

Thanks,
Andrea

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