Republican Convention a Rerun according to Obama
During his first campaign rally after the Republican National Convention, President Barack Obama summarized the GOP rhetoric as saying it’s his fault the economy is the way it is at present and Governor Romney is the only one who knows how to generate jobs and improve the economy. He added that it was something to behold.
President Obama said that the agenda that the Republicans presented was better suited for last century. He described it as a rerun and everyone has seen it before. He added that it might as well be televised it in black and white.
The president spoke before a crowd of 10,000 people on a farm in a town outside of Des Moines. He said that the GOP event told of bold truths and hard choices but nobody actually told the viewers what they were.
President Obama said Romney didn’t have a single new idea and just retreads old policies that have been disadvantageous to the middle class for years. Aides to the president said that President Obama didn’t watch any of the Republican National Convention but from his speech, the audience can discern that the president read and heard about the event.
The president told his audience that his speech at the Democratic Convention in Charlotte next Thursday would give a better path forward for the nation. He said that it would improve the economy, generate more jobs, and strengthen the middle class.
Obama’s campaign rally at the Living History Farms started his four days of campaigning, which is known as the Road to Charlotte. It will go through Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, and Virginia, which are all swing states. He will arrive in the convention host city Wednesday.
Iowa has only six electoral votes and has received more presidential attention during this campaign. President Obama visited the state three times in as many weeks.