WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, riding resurgent momentum as the party’s front-runner, took aim at rival Rick Perry on Thursday by releasing the Texas governors jobs plan — a 114-page empty book.
“GET YOUR COPY OF @GovernorPerry jobs plan here,” Romney press secretary Andrea Saul announced in a Twitter message.
Romney’s website contained a document with a cover picture of a pistol-toting Perry, entitled “Rick Perry’s Plan to Get America Working Again.”
Inside were several comments from commentators panning Perry’s performance in last month’s Republican debate. Following was a series of blank pages.
The latest jab came as Perry criticized President Barack Obama’s record on the economy and said new leadership is needed to fight chronically high unemployment.
“America needs a new leader with a proven record of job creation and sound economic policies,” Perry said in Texas, while touting his record of job creation in his home state.
“Texas is not immune to the effects of the national economic environment, but recent reports show that low, flat and fair taxes, fair and predictable regulations, and restrained government spending is a proven recipe for job creation.”
The two candidates are in a bitter race now that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin have decided against running.
A poll this week showed Romney with a comfortable though not overwhelming lead over former pizza chain executive Herman Cain, whose soaring support has carried him to second place.
Romney came in first with 22 percent support from Republicans and voters who lean Republican, with Cain at 17 percent, and Perry at 14 percent, according to the Quinnipiac University survey.
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Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’
On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.
As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.
Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:
1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."
Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR
British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate
Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.
The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.
In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.
Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6
President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.
Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.
Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019