Democrats in Tampa: What did Romney build?
August 28th, 2012
09:15 PM ET
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Democrats in Tampa: What did Romney build?

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Democrats wasted no time on Tuesday trying to undercut Republicans as they began their convention, attacking a key GOP message before party luminaries took the spotlight in Tampa.

Republicans aggressively pushed their convention theme, "We Built It," while Democrats sought to turn it back on Mitt Romney, who was affirmed as the nominee by a roll call of delegates in the first significant moments of the event.

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  1. myviewis


    You didn't build that... your employees did it for you. Then when Bain came to town, they broke that.

    Thousands of people work for Bain Capital and you do remember that Jonathan Lavine (Obama's friend and campaign contributor) ran Bain Capital after Romney left in 1999??????????

    August 28, 2012 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  2. Ninfa

    In my opinion the Republican slogan has a hidden agenda.."We Built It"..really?!? It says to me that the 'crooks' who took the land from the Native Americans and used slave labor to 'build' it, wants the controlling interest back! The Republicans were just baffled at how it all went down and the oppressed rose to become the ruler of the free world. I know ur upset that President Obama has the master will take 2 terms in office to execute it accurately and that scares the's a MUST that they work double time to prevent a 2nd term so they can say, 'Ah hah!' and work iniquities to deceive the American people. WAKE UP AMERICA!!! Don't give the evildoers the satisfaction!!! To the GOP..You're transparent..and I can see straight through you!!!

    August 28, 2012 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  3. Tony

    I accidentally sent my post before it was finished. I wanted to write "tax policies for our nation."

    August 28, 2012 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  4. harinder

    I am surprised that no one has pointed out that it is IMPOSSIBLE for ONE MAN to build something by himself. I can give one billion dollars and cllose all the doors i.e. no help from ANYONE. You cannot even grow your own food. WE are here at this stage of progress NOT beause of any single enterprenaur or inebtor, or scietntist, but because of COOPERATIVE effort all the people. One can write all the music , but if there are instruments to play or singers to sing it is only lines on a paper. An architect can design a wonderful building nut it stay on a paper untill other people build it. Unfortunately we have forgotten to appreciate what is required to build a GREAT civilisation and we will pay a heavy price for that

    August 28, 2012 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  5. fairz

    First and foremost, Romney built an amazing family by the values which he lives. He built a successful career, turning unprofitable companies into profitable ones. As governor, he worked across the isle to balance the budget, reduce government waste, improve education, and build a better future for the citizens of Massachusetts.

    Yes...Lets talk about what Governor Romney built.

    He is building a brighter future for America!

    August 29, 2012 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  6. drake mallard

    Romney has a point on welfare

    As governor, Mitt Romney used same work requirement waiver he now claims will gut welfare reform. Romney didn't request the waivers (his Republican predecessor did), but he chose to continue them. And despite what he's saying now, these were waivers to the exact same legislative provisions the new Obama administration

    August 29, 2012 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
  7. ST

    Hearing Christ Christie saying his mother was changing 3 buses going to work, I ask myself did she build those buses? If yes, as they republicans claim they built it, why didn't she build a small car instead and avoid taking 3 buses! And what about the roads the buses passed through? Did she build them too?

    August 29, 2012 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  8. barry

    I liked it better when both parties had the courtesy to lay low during the others convention. Have we just evolved into some sort of wwf freak show? Use your time next week for this. Let the American people hear both sides uninterrupted and choose for themselves.

    August 29, 2012 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  9. Squigman

    Better listen to as many people from the labor ranks as you can. You'll regret snubbing the unions someday. Unions were, and still are the voice of the working men and women of our nation, and thank God, they have a voice for fairness and justice in the work place. The wages, benefits and perks you receive, regardless of your being a member of organized labor or not, were greatly influenced by the union movement. You have a better lifestyle. If organized labor were non-existent, you'd be making less, no benefits and retirement would be a hole in the ground nothing more.

    August 29, 2012 01:32 am at 1:32 am |
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