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Romney pledges not to be 'president of deception' like Obama
Thu Jun 7, 2012 9:55PM
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday suggested that Barack Obama had been governing as a "president of doubt and deception."

 

At a campaign event in Saint Louis, the former Massachusetts governor blasted Obama for not understanding the "free enterprise system."

 

"Sadly, it's become clear that this president simply doesn't understand or appreciate these fundamental truths of our economic system," he insisted. "Our government has a moral commitment to help every American to help himself - him and herself. And that commitment has been broken."

 

"I don't believe, by the way, that it was done with evil intent or ill will," he continued. "As your president starting on day one, I will do everything in my power to end these days of drift and disappointment."

 

Romney noted that something was "fundamentally wrong when there are over 23 million Americans who are unemployed, underemployed or have stopped looking for work."

 

"And yet, the president tells us he's doing a great job," the candidate pointed out. "Forward, he says. Off a cliff."

 

"I will not be that president of doubt and deception!" Raw Story

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Polls show that economic trends are likely to determine the U.S. election, a development that could help Romney if the economy sags significantly. President Obama and Romney were tied at 46 percent in Gallup polling last week of national election preferences. AP

 

The core of his presidential candidacy under attack, Mitt Romney has yet to shape a playbook to defend a quarter-century in the business world that created great riches for him and great hardship, at times, for some American workers. Huffington Post

 

President Obama has sharply attacked Mitt Romney's background as a venture capitalist, offering his most expansive comments to date about how Romney's role as founder of the Boston-based private equity firm doesn't necessarily translate to the White House. boston.com

 

Romney's huge wealth (estimated at up to $250 million) and offshore bank accounts and holdings have become a major campaign issue in the Republican primary campaign, putting the former Massachusetts governor on the defensive. MSNBC

 

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