(CNN) - Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, spoke on jobs in his weekly podcast released Saturday, reviewing the plan he says would lead to the creation of 12 million new jobs in the next four years.
His plan includes points on energy, education, trade, federal deficit reduction and measures to support small businesses.
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Twelve million jobs in four years would require 250,000 new jobs every month of Romney's term - one of the most rapid growth rates in recent history.
Newly minted as his party's nominee, Romney also used the weekly podcast - the third he has released - to outline other portions of his platform.
"As president, I will protect the sanctity of life. I will honor the institution of marriage. And I will guarantee America's first liberty: the freedom of religion," he said, in addition to military strength.
He also leveled some criticism of Obama on foreign policy.
"President Obama has thrown allies like Israel under the bus, even as he has relaxed sanctions on Castro's Cuba," Romney said. "He abandoned our friends in Poland by walking away from our missile defense commitments, but he’s eager to give Russia's President Putin the flexibility he desires, after the election."
Romney campaigned in Ohio on Saturday morning and is to attend an event on Saturday afternoon in Florida with his running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.