Thursday, September 6, 2012

DNC Convention Highlights: Mayor Thomas Menino, Boston, MA

Mitt Romney spends a lot of time in this campaign talking about his business experience and about how, if elected, he will create "lots of jobs." I've been thinking, this pitch sounds familiar. And you know why? Because it's the same thing he said when he ran for governor of my state. He promised to bring business to the state, but when he was in office, Massachusetts was 47th out of all 50 states in job creation. There's a reason for that: Governor Romney cut education, he cut workforce training, he disguised his tax hikes as "fees," and he still exploded our long term debt by $2.6 billion. Mitt likes business-speak. Think of me as a reference check. In Massachusetts, Mitt Romney had the one job in his life that's closest to being president, and he wasn't all that good at it.

Full text of speech, here.