Romney Criticizes Obama’s Change Remark
Mitt Romney ridiculed a remark made by President Barack Obama that you can’t change Washington from the inside. The Republican candidate said that it was an acknowledgement of the president’s weakness. The Obama campaign responded by saying it was taken out of context.
President Obama made the change statement at a forum sponsored by the Spanish language network Univision. He reflected on his inability to change the political tone in Washington. He said that you can’t change Washington from the inside but only from the outside. This was the reason why he got elected and how big accomplishments such as the health care reform was done.
Romney said that President Obama threw a white flag of surrender with the statement that he can’t change Washing from the inside; he can only change it from the outside. Romney added that the president will be going outside after the November election.
He pledges to change Washington and get the job done from the inside. He also said that Democrats and Republicans must come together to make it work. President Obama failed to do so. Obama campaign said that Romney is trying to take the heat off him by attacking the president with words taken out of context.
President Obama said that for his second term, he wants to have more constant conversations with the American people. That way they can put more pressure on Congress to help move the relevant issues forward.
According to Obama campaign spokeswoman, what the president said is not different from what he has been saying for years. The president believes that change comes from outside Washington and not from inside.
The Obama campaign released an online video Thursday evening that compared his full statement to Univision with Romney’s recorded remarks at a fundraiser that dismissed 47 percent of the country as dependent on the government. The video asks voters, “Do you want a president who thinks change comes from you? Or one who has totally written you off?”