And now Romney says Obama’s economy is worse (again)

Is this a joke? He was for it before he was against it before he was for it again. Or something like that.

Mitt Romney again said Tuesday that President Obama has made the economy worse, speaking during a visit to the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire and reclaiming an argument that seemed murky last week.

Calling Obama “a very nice fellow . . . who didn’t have a track record that we could look at” during the 2008 campaign, Romney blamed the president for the economy’s deterioration since he took office in 2009.

“The president came in, and he didn’t cause the recession, as you know . . . but he didn’t make it better, he made things worse,” Romney said, speaking at Bayside Grill & Tavern in Wolfeboro. “And he made things worse through a series of actions which hurt the economy at a time when it needed to be taking off. The recovery is extraordinarily anemic, again, because of things he did made that recovery worse.”

In case you’ve forgotten, Romney last week:

Romney expanded on that thought on Monday, again from New Hampshire:

“The people of New Hampshire have waited long enough. They want to see good jobs. They want to see rising incomes. They want to see an economy that’s growing again, and the president’s failed. He did not cause this recession, but he made it worse.”

But on Thursday, when questioned by an NBC producer why he believes the Obama polices have hurt the America’s financial recovery, Romney did some back-tracking.

“I didn’t say that things are worse,” Romney said, speaking in front of the boarded-up Allentown Metal Works, a steel plant Obama once highlighted as benefiting from the stimulus.

If the supposed “best GOP candidate out there” flip-flops on the most basic and justified critique of Obama, we can do better. Remember: Obama’s own economists have had to admit the stimulus made the situation worse. Maybe Romney didn’t get the memo.

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4 Responses

  1. No question, Romney, if elected, will be our slick Willie. Unless Perry gets in and changes the dynamics, I can’t see anyone stopping Romney. Even if Perry gets in I doubt he will stop Romney at this point. Romney is building too much momentum. I was discussing this with a friend this afternoon. I know this may be premature, but I can’t help feeling that Romney has it nearly sown up and that it’s a question of who he picks for VP. We came to the conclusion that a Romney-Perry ticket would be awesome and blow Obama away.

    • just say no, Manny. No Romney. Zero, zilch, nada. Bachmann’s meteoric rise in new Hampshire of all place(single digits behind Mitt) should confirm that. He does not have he nomination in the bag.

      • LOL, possibly. I can’t warm up to Bachmann. She’s likable, but there’s no nuance there. And you need nuance to win. I’m hoping Perry can make a splash. I’m pretty sure Romney can beat Obama. I want to gage Perry if he comes in. I had liked Pawlenty, but Pawlenty is not going to do it.

      • Bachmann is preferable to Romney. I would have to drink heavily in order to vote for him. Bottles of wine. It wouldn’t be enough to vote *against* Obama.

        Perry… I could campaign for Perry. I might even buy a new pair of boots to do it in style ; )

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