(CNN) – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sounded very much like a presidential candidate Saturday when he bashed President Obama and the Democratic Party in a speech he delivered in the early voting state of New Hampshire.
"We are all unhappy with what's happened under the president," Romney said in a keynote address to the state Republican Party convention in Concord.
The former Republican presidential candidate said Obama has proven what Ronald Reagan said about liberals a long time ago: "It's not that liberals are ignorant. It's just that what they know is wrong."
He criticized Obama for failing to understand American values and not being able to turn an ailing economy around.
"This is the first time I can recall the government declaring war on private enterprise,' Romney said.
Romney said the nation's dissatisfaction with the Obama administration would manifest itself at the polls in November's midterm elections.
"I can't predict the scale of the victory we're going to see in November, but I can predict that there's going to be a repudiation of the liberalism that has been running rampant in Washington D.C.," Romney said. "Let's bring Republican values back to Washington."
Romney has adhered to a dizzying travel schedule in the weeks ahead of the mid-term elections, fueling speculation about a presidential run in 2012. His political action committee has endorsed or donated money to fellow Republicans running for office this year in nearly 40 states, and has contributed over $650,000 to candidates and party committees this cycle.
It's not that Mitt Romney and the Republicans are shameless liars, it's that what they say is not true.
Romney is such a phony. A perpetual failed candidate with no convictions that can't be swayed by public opinion. How does he stand upright without a spine?
2010 is about local so republicans has chance but 2012 trouble makers are Sarah Palin Newt Gingrich, and Tea party , republicans out of message
So Romney waste $650 000 I thought he is a good investor
Hey Mitt, is polygamy Okay in your book? Do you think it is a good idea for millionaires and billionaires to have incentives that encourage the shipment of jobs overseas? Does making America more competitive mean that the worker's pay and benefits need to be reduced, and that 'billionaires and millionaires' profits need to be enhanced? Do you think that deregulation of business will make it easier for the Koch Brothers and others like them to profit handsomely? Do you think that the Supreme Court's decision to allow shadowy organizations to influence elections wothout disclosure is a 'jim-dandy' idea? And then there is all this 'talk' about entitlements; should the retirement age be raised to 70? (I could go on and on, but then I'll leave some questions for somebody else). Oh yea, one more question, I believe that you and your Republican buddies are in fact atheists. Please prove to me that I am wrong about this assertion. Thank you.
Mitt Romney is nothing more than bait to get Republican voters to the polls. There's no way Romney is ever electable by the GOP, given how its "base" views Mormons.
Don't believe me? Do an Internet search on "Mormon" and "Christian fundamentalists" and you'll see what I mean.
"We are all unhappy with what's happened under the obstructionist GOBP"
There you go, Mitt, I fixed it for accuracy. You are out of touch with Main St. America, just like the rest of the Republibagger Taliban you pal around with.
No it is not new. This guy was the only one running in 08 who would have been worse than Bush. Nothing has changed but the calendar.
Nothing new here move along.
Hopefully his message will fall on intelligent, but deaf ears!
NH doesn't want a conservative message. They want a free and libertarian society. Two different things.
Seriously, "This is the first time I can recall the government declaring war on private enterprise,' Romney said
Why did it feel like the other way around ? You mean this is the first time private enterprise got caught? . It's amazing how the Republicans cast the US democratic citizen government as the evil one while trusting in the "unethical fittest" to save us
"Declaring war on private enterprise"?
Don't know about you, but the stimulus and financial bailouts seem more like social handout to private enterprises than private citizens.
Here's the deal ... the 5% of people who make over $250K benefited from the financial bailouts. Had it not been for the bailouts, all of their investments and the currency would have plummetted. In return, they should be willing to fork back their fair share in taxes. $700 billion will be raised from the rich at income tax time ... just about pays off the stimulus and bailout funds doesn't it?
@ Mike from MN – well said! Thank you.
It amazes me how the GOP could have done what they've done to America's economy and standing in the world, and now, 18 months into a presidency that stopped the country's freefall, actually have the sheer, breathtaking gall to paint themselves as the angry party.
Angry about what? The fact that they did'nt complete the job of turning America into a complete cesspit?
These people have no shame at all, and if the american public put up with this, they deserve the havoc the GOP will wreak on them if they get back into power.
Romney would have been the perfect President at this time. Unlike Barrack, he's succeeded in the private sector and understands the economy. The only think that he's supported that I disagree with is the MA healthcare legislation. It's better than Obamacare, but still unsustainable.
Liberals love to blame republicans for their horrid economic record, but the truth is that democrats support unsustainable programs and steal money that doesn't belong to them to pay for the programs. Obamacare needs to be repealed.
Our country is simply not as liberal as our President. We don't want to be Europe!
Mitt and his Republican croonies is what destroyed the economy, they wany all jobs exported ,and all goods imported, greed breeds greed.
Malt, you are 100% correct. McCain slipped in the back door in 2008, while we were still trying to decide who the Conservative was. Romney could have worked us out of the mess before now instead of making it 4 times worse like the present occupant of the White House. Obamacare will bankrupt the nation if not repealed.
McCain should have picked Romney in the first place, he has all the credentials and not that nit wit Palin. There are 10 women presidents around the World with powerful resumes of doctoriate, medical doctors, several masters, economic degrees, cabinet members, university professors and they have all worked in their fields before becoming presidents. What would Palin say if these women were to ask her "and what are your "degrees" in, which they already know, she'd make up a lie or change the subject to something that has no sustance at all but would embarrass America. These women have also married their equals and so did Palin. Remember water seeks it's own level.
Mitt Romney today is unrecognizable from his days as governor of my state. He shamelessly panders to the extreme right because that's the way he sees the wind blowing. The GOP is promising nothing new, just a return to the policies that led us into the worst recession in memory. The economy isn't great, but compared to two years ago? The stock market is up 50% since Obama came to office; job growth, though anemic, is at least positive (do the Republicans not remember that under their leadership we lost 8 million jobs?), and the economy is growing, slowly to be sure, but it's not shrinking as it was under Bush. For all his business experience, Romney has a very short memory. He isn't ignorant, just blinded by his own ambition.
The repug and baggers think the rich care about this country. The rich only care about themselves and their share holders. The shareholders want to see maximum return on their investment if they dont, you wont be rich any more. So the rich owns all the media outlets and all propoganda antics is fare play. Do you really thought obama had a chance fighting for the middle class. The rich so powerful theyve got the middle class fighting obama against their own interest. They have got to make money to please their shareholders at any cost that means over seas ventures where there is less competition, less labor cost, lower taxes and way more demand. They give a dam about patriotism, and keeping the money here to grow our economy. Now you want to give more tax money from out of the economy to the rich to keep on the side and invest abroad. Tax them obama keep the money here in our ecnomy.
Bush achieved what he wanted to during his Presidentcy. $4.00 a gallon gas for his oil buddies. A trillion dollar war for his war machine buddies. Saddam Hussein for his Daddy. And he made billionaires out of millionaires all on the backs of the working middle class. I don't know about you, but I would love to go back to those days, I have not been screwed enough.
What we know is that Republicans lie over and over.Reagan lied about selling weapons to IRAN.Bailouts to the Banks/S&L's under Reagan and Bush.Republicans will lie and spread fear so they look patriotic and sadly the majority buy it.
Romney and the others from the GOP who blame government for all the problems and yet the GOP have been in power for most of the time they complain about.
Is he going to strap his dog to the hood of his car this time he goes to New Hampshire?
I sure hope he brought an extra pair of his magic underwear. He's going to need a change of his undies when he gets the you know what knocked out of him in the next elections.