Every time Barack Obama says that he inherited a really bad economy and has been trying to dig the country out of the mess he got, the Republicans accuse him of pointing fingers and blaming his problems on someone else. Well, at least one candidate must think that tactic works.
Mitt Romney has been dogged by an unfortunate statistic for his entire campaign: When he was governor, Massachusetts ranked 47th in job creation. President Obama’s campaign has ramped up the attack this week in response to Romney’s assertion that he knows how to create jobs — a fact he says is backed up by his record in the private sector. Sunday, Romney’s campaign struck back with a new line of defense: Romney stepped into a serious situation and improved it.
If it sounds familiar, it should — it’s the same line of reasoning that Obama is using to persuade voters to stick with his policies.
But it’s totally not the same thing. Why not? Because SHUT UP, that’s why.