Electoral Combat: Romney’s Comments on Job Creation have the Social Mediasphere Buzzing

Posted by erik devaney

Even if you haven’t been keeping up-to-date with Mitt Romney’s campaign for the presidency, it should come as no surprise that Romney has been very vocal about Barack Obama’s inability to create jobs. After all, Obama is the incumbent president; unemployment remains high; and — to put it plainly — if Romney wasn’t calling in to question Obama’s jobs plan, he’d be the only Republican candidate not doing so.

“President Obama’s plan to raise taxes will have a crushing impact on economic growth. Higher taxes mean fewer jobs, it’s that simple,” Romney recently stated. “The only way to get our economy moving again is to elect a president who understands how to create jobs and rein in spending - that is why I am running.”

Such comments, though understandable in light of the fact that Romney is looking to steal Obama’s spot in the White House, recently had the Twittersphere buzzing with comments. The reason? Despite Romney’s 25 years in the private sector (which he contends makes him an able and experienced job-creator), the state of Massachusetts ranked 47th out of the 50 states in job creation during his tenure as governor.

One might argue that Governor Romney’s lack of job-creating success was a result of the fact that Romney inherited his role as governor while the Bay State was in an economic slump. Then again, one might also argue that President Obama’s lack of job-creating success is a result of the fact that Obama inherited his role as president while the country was in an economic slump.

Apart from his comments on Obama, Romney is generating even more social media buzz for a comment he made about fellow Republican candidate, Governor Rick Perry of Texas. Pointing to Obama’s record on job creation, Perry called Obama “President Zero.” In response to that comment, Romney’s campaign recently labeled Perry “Governor Sub-Zero,” citing figures that showed Texas was losing jobs at a faster rate than the national average last month. This comment certainly got people Tweeting and even incited some Mortal Kombat references:

Romney’s official Facebook page is also lighting up with comments about job creation. While fans are toting Romney as a capable leader who can stimulate the economy, opponents are pointing to Romney’s past and laying on the sarcasm.

What do you think about Romney’s recent comments, as well as his ability to create jobs? Join the conversation, let New England Post know!


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Posted by erik devaney on Sep 23 2011. Filed under General, Politics. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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