Romney Attacks Obama’s Economic Record During Stop In Chester Township

Danielle Lynch
Delaware Daily Times

CHESTER TOWNSHIP — During a campaign stop in Delaware County on Monday, Republican Mitt Romney laid out reasons why he believes be would do a better job than President Barack Obama.

The former Massachusetts governor — and presumptive GOP nominee for president — said Obama has been “anti-job, anti-investment and anti-growth,” during his term in the White House.

Romney was joined by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., during a stop at Mustang Expediting, a trucking business based in Chester Township.

Though Romney faces Texas Congressman Ron Paul and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in the primary election tomorrow, he focused all his energy on Obama.

Romney pledged to repeal Obama’s federal health care law and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Romney further criticized the president, saying the nation’s unemployment rate has hovered near 8 percent during his time in office.

“I think young voters of this country have to vote for me,” Romney said, arguing that there has been an increase in the percentage of college graduates who can’t find work during Obama’s presidency.

Several other elected officials from the area, including U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, R-7, of Upper Darby, were at the event to show support for Romney.

“We know Barack Obama inherited a bad economy,” Meehan said. “But through his leadership and failed policies he has made it much, much worse.”

This was the second time that Romney stopped in Delaware County. He made his first campaign stop in the county — and Pennsylvania — earlier this month at the Iron Shop in Marple.

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