Robert Gibbs: Romney’s slogan is Obama ‘didn’t clean up our mess fast enough’

By David Edwards
Sunday, April 29, 2012 13:51 EDT
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Robert Gibbs speaks to NBC
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Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs on Sunday dismissed the Republican claim that women would vote for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney because they were being hurt by President Barack Obama’s economic policies.

“I think sometimes you listen to the Romney campaign and they do think a lot people in this country are stupid,” Gibbs told NBC’s David Gregory. “Their message is: You didn’t clean up our mess fast enough.”

“The last six months of the Bush administration, we lost three and half million jobs. We know this about Mitt Romney: He’s not a job creator. When he was governor of Massachusetts, they were 47th out of 50 in job creation. His experience is in downsizing, outsourcing jobs and bankrupting companies and walking away with a lot of money for himself.”

Gibbs added: “His economic ideas are the failed economic ideas that we tried for eight years, tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, and letting Wall Street go back to writing the rules all over again. That is the policies that got us into this mess.”

Watch the video below from NBC’s Meet the Press, broadcast April 29, 2012.


(h/t: Talking Points Memo, Politico)

David Edwards
David Edwards
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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