Romney ‘promises’ student she will have job if he wins

By David Edwards
Friday, December 23, 2011 11:41 EDT
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Mitt Romney in Concord, New Hampshire (WMUR)
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Campaign promises are pretty standard this time of year, but this one may be going a little too far.

At a campaign stop in Concord, New Hampshire Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney promised one college student that she would definitely have a job if he wins next November — but not if President Barack Obama is re-elected.

“Why should we mobilize for you as a candidate instead of Obama, which we did in 2008?” Bowling Green University student Kallie Durkit asked the former Massachusetts governor.

“What I can promise you is this: when you get out of college, if I’m president, you’ll have a job,” Romney replied. “If President Obama is re-elected, you will not be able to get a job.”

Watch this video from WMUR, broadcast Dec. 21, 2011.

David Edwards
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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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