Mark Halperin (TIME) writes today that he conducted a 36 minute interview with Governor Mitt Romney in Manhattan:
… Romney pushes back on President Obama’s Bain attack, predicts he can drive unemployment down to six percent by the end of his first term and says he wants Washington to sit still during the lame-duck session.
Halperin didn’t published the full 36 minutes; maybe he’ll release the rest of the interview at a later time. Here’s what he gave us…
In part one, Romney speaks on his background in business and how that better qualifies him to be our next Commander-in-Chief:
Our hideous economy is what Americans are most worried about. We’re interviewing two people to lead us for the next four years. Americans will do the hiring. As we review the applicants’ resumes, records, and experience, do we want someone who knows nothing of private enterprise or someone who does? Will we re-hire the guy who continues to pile up unprecedented spending and is shrinking our labor force in record numbers? Or, will we hire someone known to stop wasteful, unproductive spending, has an amazing ‘fix-it’ record, and has created tens of thousand of jobs?
In part two, it takes Romney just 48 seconds to reduce the reelection question right down to a presidential brass tack:
“I spent 25 years in the private sector and that obviously teaches you something that you don’t learn if you haven’t spent any time in the private sector.
The president’s experience has been exclusively in politics and as a community organizer.
… [R]ight now, we have an economy in trouble. And, someone who spent their career in the economy is more suited to help fix the economy than someone who spent his life in politics and as a community organizer.” ~ Mitt Romney
He [Obama] just doesn’t have a clue what to do to get this economy going.
I laid out a 59-step plan that encompasses a whole series of efforts that will together get this economy going and put people back to work. ~ Mitt Romney
TIME to hire Romney.
Hat tip/MBA for Mitt (MRC reader)
UPDATE – Transcript of the interview may be read here. Also, click below the fold to see Governor Romney’s LATEST AD featuring stories from Obama’s economy:
Despite President Obama’s attempts to distract from his failed record, the American people remember. These are stories from the Obama economy: