Mitt Romney's record as governor of Massachusetts has been something of a taboo topic on the campaign trail, with the Republican candidate rarely discussing his years in public office, preferring to trumpet his private sector experience instead.
President Obama's re-election team now wants to change that dynamic, turning taboo into talking points, highlighting Romney's 2002 gubernatorial campaign promises on jobs, taxes, and state debt that they say were left unfulfilled."Romney campaigned for governor on the promises of more jobs, decreased debt and smaller government," senior Obama strategist David Axelrod writes in a research memo to "interested parties." "When he left office, however, state debthad increased, the size of government had grown and over his four years, Massachusetts' record of job creation was among the worst in the nation."
Axelrod will host a rare press conference later today in Boston to drive the case home with officials who served inMassachusetts state government during Romney's tenure. Testimonials on Romney's record from several state officials are also featured in a new campaign web video.
- Getting To Know Mitt Romney's Record
- Mitt Romney's Faith & Economic Leadership
- A Look At Mitt Romney's Business Career
- Mitt Romney's Rescue of the Salt Lake Olympics
- How Mitt Romney Turned A $3 Billion Deficit Into A $2 Billion Surplus
- Govenor Mitt Romney's Record On Taxes And Fees
- Govenor Mitt Romney's Impressive Record of Job Creation
- Mitt Romney's Leadership Style
- Concluding Thoughts About Mitt Romney's Record