Mitt Romney has repeatedly blamed President Obama for making the economy worse despite many indications that it has actually been growing, albeit slowly. But he backtracked on that language yesterday, denying, after making a speech in Allentown, PA, that he ever made that claim, telling NBC’s Sue Kroll, “I didn't say that things are worse.”
That exchange was nowhere to be found in a video released by the Romney campaign today, which featured snippets of the former Massachusetts governor condemning the “failure of Obama economic policies” and images of the now-shuttered factory which President Obama had touted in 2009 as a successful recipient of federal stimulus money, in front of which Romney made his speech yesterday.
In response to the Romney video released this morning, the DNC put together a montage of instances in which Romney did say that President Obama had made the economy worse.
The Romney camp also released a video the day before the President’s visit to Philadelphia which featured a clip from a TV report on the factory’s closing, as well as graphics of statistics on Pennsylvania’s economy including, “Over 100,000 Pennsylvania jobs lost since President Obama took office.”