During the first year as governor, Massachusetts was ranked last in the entire country in jobs growth. After 4 years in office, from January 2003 to January 2007, the U.S. Labor Department reported that Massachusetts ranked 47th in the entire country in jobs growth. The Massachusetts jobs growth over that period, a pitiful 0.9%. The national average: More than 5%.
What makes this worse for Romney is that he actually ran on a jobs platform. Romney, who made his fortune building Bain Capital into one of the biggest venture capital firms in the world, promised the voters of Massachusetts that as governor he’d use his business savvy and connections to bring new jobs to the state. That was a lie.
There are other problems the American people are not aware of Mitt Romney. Thus, I cringe when Romney's campaign platform is "Mitt Creates Jobs."
(Politico) The Romney campaign's first frontal attack on Newt Gingrich centered on the former speaker's comments about Paul Ryan's Medicare proposal, but Boston is already preparing to broaden their assault, POLITICO has learned.
In talking points Romney officials sent to congressional allies this morning, the former Massachusetts governor's campaign frames their coming offensive as businessman vs political philosopher-cum-insider.
Or as one of the bullet points puts it: "Gingrich creates theories, Mitt creates jobs."
Under a bold, underlined header of "Newt Gingrich Had No Real World Economy Experience," the points go thusly:
• One big difference between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney when it comes to the economy is that Gingrich has spent a lifetime operating in theory while Mitt has succeeded in practice.
• Gingrich creates theories, Mitt creates jobs.
• The main difference between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney is their background and experience. For the last 30-plus years, Newt Gingrich has spent his life in professional politics. Mitt Romney spent his career as a conservative businessman in the private sector.
• America needs a true fiscal conservative with real world experience to turn our economy around. Newt Gingrich has run for office 14 times; Mitt Romney spent his career in the private sector.