Those of us that know Mitt Romney’s record knew eventually the mainstream media and even the Republicans would start to pound him on these issues. It is starting to happen, and it ain’t going to be pretty for Mitt.
As Mitt Romney’s atrocious record on job creation continues to draw attention, even from other Republicans, Democrats are starting to focus more of their energies on the Republican frontrunner’s more glaring vulnerability.
Today, for example, the former governor will campaign at a NASCAR race in Loudon, New Hampshire. The Democratic National Committee released a new video to honor the occasion.
In case there are any doubts, this has the benefit of being true. During Romney’s only service in public office, his state’s record on job creation was “one of the worst in the country.” Massachusetts really did rank 47th out of 50 states in jobs growth on Romney’s watch (and unlike President Obama, Romney didn’t inherit an economic crisis). There was a reason Romney served one term and then quit — he was not all popular with his constituents and probably would have lost a re-election bid.
On the campaign trail, Romney keeps making this worse. He not only seems to find unemployment funny, he’s also arguing that jobless Americans have to bear a greater burden because corporations need another tax cut.
Oh and it hurts even more cause all of this is the truth. And it will be the painful truth for Romney.