I actually thought a speech Romney gave outside a General Motors plant on Saturday was even worse. He sounded more like John Edwards than any kind of economic conservative (see especially the part I put in bold). Romney seems to think that his business background qualifies him to micromanage the economy from the White House:
“The reason that I came here today is because General Motors announced today that they are laying-off another 200 people from this facility.”
“This is not something which is designed just to get things back on track as part of a strategy to re-build and grow. This is instead an indication of a long-term slide in the automotive industry, the domestic automotive industry. America is not buying fewer cars. Instead, we’re seeing the domestic automobile industry continue to slide.
“And as year after year goes by, more and more layoffs occur and more plants are closed, the question is, ‘Where’s Washington?’ You hear some say that these are jobs that are just going away and we better get used to it. But where does it stop? Is there a point at which someone says, ‘You know, that’s enough’? Or are we going to let the entire automobile industry, domestic manufactured automotive industry, disappear and just say, ‘Well, that was tough, that’s just the way it is’?