Who is this new Mitt Romney guy and why do I like him so much?
Mitt Romney on Tuesday went after President Barack Obama for being “really out of touch” with the economic realities facing Americans and blasted the Obama campaign’s slogan — “Forward” — as simply “absurd.”
“He’s had a number of very revealing comments that show just how far out of touch he is with what’s happening in the country. Yesterday, he said among other things, that he didn’t realize that Obamacare is having any impact on small business,” Romney said on “Fox & Friends.”
“And then of course his comments that the private sector is ‘doing fine’ at a time when instead you’ve seen growth of our economy below 2 percent for the first quarter, and you have about 15 percent of Americans out of work or stopped looking for work or underemployed,” the Republican presidential candidate added. “The president is really out of touch with what’s happening across America.”
Asked to comment on the Federal Reserve’s announcement Monday that American families’ median net worth fell dramatically — nearly 40 percent — between 2007 and 2010, Romney suggested that the Obama administration is doing little to help struggling Americans.
“The American people are having such a hard time. That’s why the idea of selecting as a campaign slogan ‘Forward’ is so absurd,” the former Massachusetts governor said. “The president needs to go out and talk to people. Not just do fundraisers, go out and talk to the people if the country and find out what’s happening.”