Neutering Obama’s attacks on his success as a businessman, Romney boldly heralded his work accomplishments at Bain Capital such as starting companies like Staples, Bright Horizons and The Sports Authority. Again Romney made Obama look like a president ill-prepared to lead, with virtually “no experience working in business, whose policies are bringing the country down rather than lifting them up.
“These are American success stories. And yet the centerpiece of the President’s entire re-election campaign is attacking success. Is it any wonder that someone who attacks success has led to the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression?”
Building upon Condoleezza Rice’s masterful Wednesday night speech condemning Obama’s foreign policy feebleness, Romney made the case to the American people President Obama hasn’t stood up for freedom abroad. From allowing Iran to become a nuclear threat to “throwing Israel under the bus” and giving Russia’s President Putin all the flexibility he desires, Romney declared Obama hasn’t made America a safer place by abdicating leadership in the world and talking with dictators.
What America saw from the Republican presidential nominee Thursday night was Romney ready to take on Obama’s failed record. A candidate eager to do something about America’s problems, finally take the fight to Obama and beat back his campaign of dishonesty!
In putting an empty chair on the Tampa stage to represent Obama during his remarks, actor Clint Eastwood reduced Obama the reality of his record, there’s nothing there. “When somebody does not do the job, you gotta let em go,” said Clint. This election is about a choice in stark contrasts: leadership versus promises, responsibility versus blame. Romney stood in Tampa as a man with the answers, willing to lead, making Obama look like an empty suit, ready for his close up.