BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Foreshadowing what is likely to be a central attack in next week’s presidential debate, Mitt Romney said Wednesday that President Obama has failed to lead an economic recovery and that he will not be able to paper over his record with his oratorical skills.
“A lot of people can talk. Talk is cheap,” Romney told thousands of people gathered at a wire manufacturer. “You can be extraordinarily eloquent and describe all the wonderful things you can do, but when you cut through the words you can look at the record, and when you can see policies that have not created the jobs America needs, then you know it’s time to choose a new leader, get a new coach, get America growing again.”
Romney spent the day campaigning throughout Ohio, a critical state for his presidential aspirations but one where polling shows that he is losing ground. Focusing on the economy, international trade, jobs training and manufacturing, Romney said that while Obama may be well-intentioned, he doesn’t know what he’s doing.
“I think the president loves America; I love America. I think the president cares about the people of America; I care about all the people in America,” Romney said. “But I know how to help the people of America and make sure our future’s bright and prosperous for our kids and protect liberty and he does not. I know what it takes.”