Romney speaks on jobs in weekly podcast
September 1st, 2012
01:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney speaks on jobs in weekly podcast

(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.


Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Mitt Romney • Ohio
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. GOP...Trump-card....

    Did Clint Eastwood overshadow Romney in the GOP-convention....Clint Eastwood's is as so many times in the past "The Lone-voice" that will change the course of History People always pay more attention to things said in jest...but will understand the serious part of the message...Clint's talk to the Invisible-Pres Obama is a strong message...because when it comes to the Economy and jobs, jobs for the more than 25-million Out of work or under-employed Pres Obama was really "Invisible"
    In this spirit the appearance of Clint Eastwood on the GOP-convention podium is and will be a GOP-trump-card...

    September 1, 2012 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  2. Darryl

    Romney seems to be a nice guy but it's too bad he's so far to the right w/ T-Party extremists. But thats ( unfortunately ) where the Money & Power come from on his side. His final days of campagining are not going to do well especally after President Obama speaks to the country this comming week at the next convention. You'll see the polls take a big jump in President Obamas favor. The Financial collapse and depression that divided this country and threw 99% of the people onto financial reuin will make it very clear who they want to represent them in the W/H. come November on election day.

    September 1, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  3. Jules

    Funny this is the same number of jobs the OMB says will be created if President Obama remains president. Romney wants to be the turn around artist when he knows things are going to work out in advance. This man is a great deceiver. The more he talks, the more he lies, the more he lies, the more distasteful he becomes. I truly hope that the Dems will have one featured speaker during prime time that will lay out all the lies that have been told by the GOP and then produce the facts.

    September 1, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  4. Jim Doyle

    Not one word about how he will create 12 million jobs. Sounds like "a chicken in every pot" which the Republicans, under Hoover, promised just before the great depression. The uninformed masses believed it then, and they'll believe it now.

    September 1, 2012 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  5. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    The Gop bafoons party and romney the tax cheat have no credability on any issue ,except for LIEING ,they get an

    A for that !!!!!!!

    September 1, 2012 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  6. Thomas

    Oh , OK !

    What next ?

    September 1, 2012 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  7. GI Joe

    Ha ha ha ha ha. I have a hard time believing ANYTHIng he and ryan say.

    September 1, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  8. Gurgyl

    Jobs in China??? India??? Nonsense. Why doesn't he show 12 years of taxes???

    September 1, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  9. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Mitt Romney's claim of 12 million new jobs have got even none Obama supporters making jokes. Just more proof Romney will say and do anything because he believes people are not to bright unless they are like him.

    September 1, 2012 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  10. Phineas Okari

    He did not talk about the outsourced ones while at Baines.

    September 1, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  11. Larry L

    More empty promises with not a single specific! Will he pay for those huge promises with magic?

    Where are those tax returns?

    September 1, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |