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Reverse-Engineering the 2012 Campaign

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Romney for President
12:19 p.m. ET
Mitt’s weekly podcast

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I hope you will take a moment to listen to Governor Romney's podcast from this week, and then share it with your friends and family. It is critical that we spread this week's important message about President Obama's failed economic record.

Thank you,

Katie Packer Gage Deputy Campaign Manager Mitt Romney for President, Inc.



Boston, MA - Mitt Romney today released his weekly podcast on President Obama's failed economic record and broken promises. The podcast is available each week on

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Hello, this is Mitt Romney.

And this week, Democrats met in Charlotte to re-nominate Barack Obama for President. They tried to recapture the spirit of 2008, when then-candidate Obama stood in front of Greek columns and made a lot of promises about how he'd make life better for Americans.

He was elected, but things did not get better. Under President Obama, we've endured the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression.

This week, after another Democrat convention filled with nice words and a lot of promises, Friday's jobs report once again brought this administration back down to earth. The unemployment rate has now been above 8 percent for 43 straight months.

Nearly 47 million Americans are on food stamps - an all-time record high, and 15 million more Americans than when President Obama took office.

Nearly 60 percent of the jobs that have been created after the recession was officially over are low-wage jobs, and they pay less than $X an hour.

And our national debt recently reached a staggering $X trillion, an increase of almost $X trillion under President Obama.

Americans are hurting, they're paying a heavy toll for these years of drift and disappointment, trying hard to hang on for a brighter day. But when we looked to Charlotte this week for signs of hope from the party in power, what did we see?

We saw a party completely out of ideas. We didn't hear one new idea for throwing a lifeline to the struggling middle class. Instead, we heard a stubborn defense of policies that haven't worked.

We saw a president who once promised to unite us, double-down on the politics of fear and division. Four years ago, he said, "If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from." That was Candidate Obama describing the strategy that is now at the heart of President Obama's campaign.

A couple days ago, the President was asked to grade his economic performance.

Words like "disappointing" and "dismal" come to mind. But instead, he chose "incomplete" - because that's the best he can do as he asks the American people for a second term.

President Obama is hoping you'll let him advance with an "incomplete." But on November 6th, Americans should hold him accountable. I'm asking you to vote for the ticket that's offering real solutions for the middle class, with a plan to create 12 million jobs over the next four years.

A weak economy and unprecedented debt may be the best President Obama can do - but it is not the best America can do. I commit to you that I will be the president this moment demands. Join our cause, and help us deliver a better future for all Americans this November.

I'm Mitt Romney, and thanks for listening.


Obama for America
12:59 p.m. ET
I want you to know my story

When I got sick, I was a 19-year-old kid who never had to think about my health, or insurance, or politics.

But that all changed when, after two years of MRIs and CAT scans, dozens of doctors' visits, and a week-long stay in a hospital, I was diagnosed with Behcet's Disease, a very rare auto-immune condition.

I was lucky though. Thanks to my parents' health insurance, I got the care I needed.

Now, because of the Affordable Care Act, I can stay on my parents' insurance until I'm 26, so I can focus on getting my post-grad life in order, instead of worrying about how I'll pay for my health.

Obamacare isn't just a law for me, or for the 6.6 million other young Americans who were able to sign up on their parents' plans because of the law.

It's good health. Financial security. My future.

Obamacare is just one of many things worth fighting for in this election -- sign up to volunteer to re-elect President Obama.

When Mitt Romney promises to repeal Obamacare his first day in office, he's saying he'll take away health insurance from millions of young Americans like me. Romney doesn't understand the challenges facing young people today -- and it's not like he's going to immediately figure it out if he's elected.

My health care -- and my life -- are too important to me to hand over to someone who'd put them in jeopardy, either because he doesn't recognize the consequences of doing so, or because he simply doesn't get it.

If you're with me -- if you want to protect your access to health insurance, no matter your health condition or employment status -- sign up to volunteer today for the candidate who has our backs:


Emily Schlichting

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