Romney’s New We-Built-It Video Features Hispanic Texan Entrepreneur

These hard-working hands built it… not government.

Today, Romney for President released a new video winner! Created in both English and Spanish, it’s a web ad titled ‘These Hands: Texas.’

Small businesses are a vital part of our economy and crucial to our economic recovery. President Obama’s comments denigrating them show that he just doesn’t understand who the real job creators are. How can he help small businesses, like those in Texas, when he doesn’t even recognize their value?

“From El Paso to Texarkana, entrepreneurs and small-business owners across Texas know that they built their success with their own two hands,” said Texas Republican Senate Nominee Ted Cruz. “They also know the damage that bad policy from Washington can do to the economy. From new regulations to higher taxes to Obamacare, the President has placed one obstacle after another in front of Texas job creators. Mitt Romney knows how to turn this economy around, and his plan for a stronger middle class is exactly what we need. Texans – like all Americans—can’t afford four more years of Barack Obama.”

High fives for Texas entrepreneur Gilbert Cantu. He represents the risk-taking, hard-working, innovative spirit that makes America great:

My name is Gilbert Cantu. I own Quality Security Products. My family came from Mexico where they started a business together working as a family. I’ve been in business on my own now for five years. We’re a mobile locksmith service that goes out to our customers to fix and repair safes and vaults, and other commercial locksmith applications. The key to success, I believe—as many Latinos believe—is hard work. President Obama said that if I own a business, I didn’t necessarily build it. That was a very insulting remark to make. I built this business.”

Ad Facts:

OBAMA:

“If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own.”

“I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there.”

“It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something.”

“If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
- President Barack Obama, Remarks, Roanoke, VA, 7/13/12

ROMNEY:

“The idea to say that Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple, that Henry Ford didn’t build Ford Motor, that Papa John didn’t build Papa John Pizza, that Ray Kroc didn’t build McDonald’s, that Bill Gates didn’t build Microsoft, you go on the list, that Joe and his colleagues didn’t build this enterprise, to say something like that is not just foolishness, it is insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America and it’s wrong.”
- Mitt Romney, Remarks, Irwin, PA, 7/17/12

Who is the true champion of small businesses and the middle class?

Mitt Romney.

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VIDEO: Romney Slams Perry for Same Illegal Immigration Stance as Obama

When it comes to supporting in-state tuition breaks for illegal immigrants, Obama and Perry are one and the same.

Watch the new Mitt Romney web ad:


ROMNEY: “NO INCENTIVES FOR COMING TO USA ILLEGALLY!”



-Luke G.

New Romney Video: Obama's Misery Index – Ryan's Story

The well-produced videos just keep coming from the Romney camp… and each one adds reality to the crisis that is the Obama economy.

This particular video hits on a theme that Governor Romney has been touching on for awhile now: Obama’s Misery Index — sort of a measurement of misery, if you will, that is found by adding the unemployment rate to the inflation rate.

The somber reality of Ryan’s story is one that is shared with millions of unemployed and underemployed Americans across this country:

We’ll need real economic leadership to pull us out of this one.

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Additional thoughts from J Wyatt:

I’m so glad Governor Romney is putting faces on Obama’s ‘bumps in the road’ by spotlighting the plight of unemployed/underemployed Americans. Mitt gets it; we need more of these videos!

I really feel for Ryan; we could all probably add stories of our own and that of many friends and acquaintances struggling to survive Obama’s miserable economy.

I have my own story and know so many others – good, decent, hard-working Americans – who have lost homes, lost jobs, home mortgages under water, working three jobs and barely making it, expenses cut to the bone, savings used-up, credit maxed out, those for whom not only is college out of the question right now – buying badly-needed new shoes are out of the question! Add the higher cost of living and inflation to the mix, volatility in the Middle East and our crippling dependence upon that region for oil, our $14.3 trillion debt, government entitlements we can no longer sustain, an out-of-control federal government, and general uncertainty about the future…

America is FED UP!

No more Obama.

We can’t afford to put another president in the White House who doesn’t have a long and successful resume of PRIVATE-SECTOR job creating experience. Saying one knows how to create jobs and actually doing it really matters now. We can’t afford another poser in the Oval Office – and that includes Republicans with thin private-sector experience. We need a president who really knows how our economy works.

We need the real deal.

We need Mitt Romney.

P.S. Do you have an Obama misery index story to tell?

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UPDATE by Jayde: What’s up with the Wall Street Journal regarding Mitt’s new Ryan’s Story video? (Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation is the parent company of The Wall Street Journal and FOX News.)

WSJ Washington WireA Baloney Sandwich From Romney Campaign?

Eric Fehrnstrom, a long-time Romney aide and campaign spokesman, said, “He’s [Ryan] struggling right now, just like millions and millions of other Americans. The only person who apparently thinks the economy is doing well is President Obama, and no one but him believes that to be the case.”

Remember this little gem from WSJ?

To read Romney’s response to the article linked directly above click here.

Now there’s this; Greg Sargent from Washington Post:

To be clear, this isn’t to belittle the economic situation in Michigan, where unemployment tops 10%; and I’m sure [Ryan] King does have it tough. But given the tone of King’s extensive lament, and the degree to which the campaign presents his story as a neutral, apolitical hard-luck tale, it seems fair to add this additional context.

Extensive lament?

Websters dictionary: lament – 1. To mourn; to grieve; to weep or wail; to express sorrow. 2.Grief or sorrow expressed in complaints or cries; lamentation; a weeping.
Ryan is simply telling his story.

Degree to which the campaign presents his story as a neutral, apolitical hard-luck tale?
Just silly. I guess it makes a difference to some if the American experiencing hard economic times is a Republican.