Romney rips Obama campaign 'informercial'
March 9th, 2012
03:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney rips Obama campaign 'informercial'

(CNN) - Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney looked past his GOP opponents and focused squarely on President Barack Obama Friday, calling the president's new campaign film a misleading "infomercial" that ignores a slew of alleged administration failures.

Obama's team is "calling it a documentary. I don't think so. It's an infomercial," Romney told a crowd in Jackson, Mississippi. "I have some suggestions for the president and for the (film's) producer. ... Talk to the 24 million Americans who are out of work or underemployed in this country."

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  1. Rudy NYC

    Truth wrote:

    And you know all this because you were there or just making it all up as you go? Honestly Rudy, you should be writing childrens fairy tales with this kind of imagination. You could be veyr rich! Dare I say a 1%er!
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    The House Republican who added the amendment was named Lindsay Graham. The original bill had come from a committee that he was chairing at the time. I suggest you do your own homework.

    March 9, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  2. george of the jungle

    Mitt is upset that he doesn't have a movie about him, Just wait im sure we can come up with something. Im glad he has so much insite into a movie he hasent seen yet. Oh wait the repos don't have to see or read anything to talk about it. They just make it up as they go.

    March 9, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  3. george of the jungle

    oh yeah lets bash the producer,director and mr.hanks too. way to go you dimwit.

    March 9, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  4. once upon a horse

    what happened did Obama give a private showing of this film because I don't think we've even seen the whole thing. I think Mitt is doing like Sarah and McCain are doing on the upcoming HBO film about them, haven't seen it but just ripping it. Typical but all this really does is sell the movie and make some that had no interest in seeing it want to do so.

    March 9, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  5. Independent Voters

    Romney you going to lose the south in the primary if you elected for Gop nonimee you going lose big time in the south general election. I going to campaign for president Obama because Barbara Bush said this the worst republican election in history.
    Romney will never be president you such a lier and flip flopper.

    March 9, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    "Most companies won't hire you for a top position if you don't have an MBA yet we hire a president with no MBA and no job experience."

    What is it with you radical rightwing nutjobs comparing a nation to a corporation? They are two very distinct things, perhaps the biggest being that corporations are by definition psychopathic, with no conscience. Is that really the way you think a nation should behave?

    March 9, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  7. Just Saying

    Glass-Steagall (sections 20 and 32 to be more precise) was repealed by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999. Gramm, Leach and Bliley are all Republicans. Clinton was stupid enough to sign the bill after it was approved lopsidely in both houses of Congress. The bigger point here is that it was years of misguided propaganda and agitation from the banks and the GOP side of the aisle that made people forget why Glass-Steagall had been enacted in the first place.

    The fact of the matter is that the banks, and other key members of the financial services sectors, need tough rules to keep them from running off the rails. When they have rules, they, and we, do OK. When they don't have rules, the banks do great until they bring the whole financial structure down on all our heads. Heck, even Adam Smith commentd on the need for the market to have rules to keep it honest.

    Just Saying...

    March 9, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  8. The REAL Truth

    @Four – "Actually it was Obama who did the most of any American putting the Chinese middle class back to work when he spent $50 billion of our federal taxes to bail out General Motors. "
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    Yes, Obama did do that, and most of it has been paid back by GM. At the same time however, the FED was loaning BMW $2 BILLION, and the cost of the TWO BUSH_2 (GOP) initiated wars with Iraq + Afghanistan had quietly surpassed $1.2 TRILLION !! That's three times the amount, for no tangible benefit, entered under false pretenses (WMD) AND.. and.. the loss of some 6,000+ US soldiers lives, plus approx. 150,000 Iraqi, 8,000 Afghani civilian collateral, and the some 3.7 MILLION displaced refugees.
    The problem Four is that NEITHER side is perfect, and for every shot you can fire at the Obama administration, there's SCADS (that means PLENTY) of data available to fire right back with what the GOP also did or did not do. I'm all for (no pun intended) holding a courteous, mature, ADULT debate about the relative benefits of a change in President, rather than the spoutrage and pathos you and the other regular trolls post.

    March 9, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    Sound like Rudy is correct again, and Lies is wrong on the history of of the Glass-Steagall repeal.

    March 9, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  10. Marcus

    Truth... You DO know that ANYone can check the history behind any law, right? It's public information not too dificult to check BTW...
    So don't make knee-jerks affirmation, RESEARCH... and perhaps you may end up stop making a fool of yourself.

    March 9, 2012 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  11. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    OK Rudy, you're trying to spin a fantasy tale of Republicans giving a "gift" to Bill Clinton, who they loved and admired deeply as shown by the impeachment hearings. And then Bill Clinton, who Democrats claim as the second coming of JFK, was soo stupid and oblivious as to not read what he was signing. Distracted by new interns WH maybe?

    BWAHAHAHHAA!!! Too funny.... but one things is always consistent in your fairy tales, Democrats are NEVER responsible, even when they are in TOTAL control of government. If this is truly the case then they need to just give up the whole governance gig and find new work because you have portrayed them as total buffoons.

    March 9, 2012 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  12. Four and The Door

    Independent Voters
    Romney you jealous of president Obama because you were a bad governor for Mass.
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    Except Mitt Romney was an excellent governor. But don't take my word for it. Listen to the more than 70% of people in Massachusetts who voted for him on Tuesday.

    March 9, 2012 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  13. Kevin

    Talkytalk

    Do you have a MBA, don't worry youir pretty little head, Our President is still smarter than you, even a roach is smarter than you.

    March 9, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  14. Obama Cares

    Mitty, go eat some more eggs and cheesy grits. President Obama is gonna win again.

    March 9, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  15. Woman In California

    Talkytalk – If I remember correctly, Hoover and Bush both had MBAs and look at the mess they created. Thanks, but no thanks. It takes brains not a useless piece of paper to run this country and our president not only is highly educated he can think as well.

    March 9, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  16. Just Saying

    Talkytalk

    You are right, it does show that President Obama does not have an MBA. And thank God for that. The American economy has gone down in inverse proportion to the number of MBAs that Harvard, Wharton and the rest produce.

    One of the real deficiencies in an MBA education, if you can call it that, is the Case Study method. A real problem is given a shallow single examination and an Ivory Tower "solution" to the problem at hand is developed, discussed and then forgotten. In the real world, every solution to a problem has consequences that have to be dealt with over time. The Case Study approach showed that the Iraq war would turn out well. Unfortunately for us, the real world was not bound by the Case Study outcome.

    The best thing to have happened to the US economy in many years is that China has recently opened 30 large business schools. With any luck, their graduates will do for China what Harvard's graduates have done for the US.

    Just Saying...

    March 9, 2012 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  17. CA Dream USA

    First he needs to do is get a spine and fight back against the JIM CROW laws in Alabama and take on Rush for his woman hating comments..then he can talk crap about our President....

    March 9, 2012 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  18. Lynda/Minnesota

    Mitt's "rips" all right. Not to be confused with Mitt "leads" though. Understandably, leadership isn't a skill he can boast of. It's one of the few things I respect about him - his attempts at getting beyond his lack of leadership skills, that is.

    March 9, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  19. Four and The Door

    The REAL Truth
    @Four – "Actually it was Obama who did the most of any American putting the Chinese middle class back to work when he spent $50 billion of our federal taxes to bail out General Motors. "
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    Yes, Obama did do that, and most of it has been paid back by GM....
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    Tarp still has $25 billion invested in GM. In order to break even, GM stock needs to get to $54 a share. Today it is at $25.61. Your federal tax dollars hard at work.

    March 9, 2012 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    "Listen to the more than 70% of people in Massachusetts who voted for him on Tuesday."

    And what percentage of MA voters does your number represent?

    March 9, 2012 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  21. Talkytalk

    To Just Saying – obviously it doesn't matter to you that President Obama is an attorney with no city job or state job or business experience. But it is important to me that our presidents would have experience for the job they apply for. I can understand a person applying for a job and hope to be taught that job by the employer or co-workers but I cannot see the same on the job training with a position as high as that of the president of our country.

    March 9, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  22. Talkytalk

    Kevin – It matters to me that the president of our country is more than an attorney or a good author or a nice guy. I believe our president should be a person with job experience in the city or state (mayor, city manager or governor) and if he/she doesn't have an MBA than at least have been involved in the day to day operations of a business, owned a business. President Carter was more than a peanut farmer, was governor and Clinton was more than an attorney, was a governor. Bush was governor also. They all had experience.

    March 9, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  23. Lynda/Minnesota

    @Talkytalk (who replied to) To Just Saying – obviously it doesn't matter to you that President Obama is an attorney with no city job or state job or business experience.
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    You crack me up! You really do!

    March 9, 2012 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  24. Mikey

    @Four – "Listen to the more than 70% of people in Massachusetts who voted for him on Tuesday."
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    Even by your loose standards for accuracy, this is a ridiculous statement. Romney got 265,110 votes in MA, which has 4.1 million registered voters. I think that comes out to 6.4%. More right wing magic math?

    March 9, 2012 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  25. vista218

    As an observer from another country – and even though I love Obama and would like to see him re-elected. On the other hand I would rejoice if he loses – so you stupid Americans can really suffer as so so deserved...
    War with Iran – YES
    Higher unemployment – YES YES
    $10.00 a gallon gas price – OH YES
    Romney as POTUS – YES YES & YEEEEEESSSSS.
    I am just beaming and waiting to see it happens – Actually, I am praying for it to happen....YES

    March 9, 2012 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
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