(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.