Romney Tries to Get the Military Vote in Florida
Mitt Romney went to Florida just when the state held the first day of early voting. The Republican candidate criticized President Barack Obama for future cuts that Romney said would put the nation in danger and harm the local economy.
Some of the cuts Romney were referring to came from the deal between the White House and Congress, which was supported by his running mate, Paul D. Ryan. The deal included cuts to defense spending if a special congressional committee could not come up with a budget compromise. Romney wants more military spending and building more Navy ships.
Pensacola is the ideal place to highlight the issue. The city is home to a naval air station where 23,400 military and civilians work. It was the first naval air station commissioned by the Navy in 1914 and known as the cradle of naval aviation.
Romney campaign released a new video, which is a collection of clips from the campaign trail. It featured Romney announcing his bid for the presidency, announcing his running mate, giving out fiery speeches during rallies, and visiting voters. The video also included scenes of Americana.
Romney was introduced by Representative Connie Mack and Senator Marco Rubio. Rubio urged voters to go out and vote. He also asked them to convince people they know to vote. He also made fun of a booklet that President Obama released with regards to his plans for his second term.
Romney announced his five point plan that he said would result into 12 million new jobs. He pledged to pursue bipartisan solutions if elected and argued that the Obama campaign focused on the small things because he had no record to run on.
The Obama campaign responded to the claims by saying that Romney’s promises of bipartisanship were laughable because of the GOP nominee’s record. Obama spokeswoman Lis Smith said that Romney hasn’t stood up to the extreme voices in the republican Party but instead welcomed them.