Of the two announced candidates for the GOP nomination, the two who, at present, seem most promising each have served as governor of a state. Yet, each comes with baggage attached.
On the campaign trail this time around — as well as in numerous web ads, Mitt Romney has been saying all the right things. And now he’s made another smart move. According to Michael Warren of the Weekly Standard:
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told Fox News’s Neil Cavuto this afternoon that he will reveal his plan on job creation on September 6, the same week President Obama is set to unveil his own. Romney’s speech is part of a strategy to “pick up the pace” in a new phase of the campaign.
From what I’ve heard the former Bay State Govenor say on the campaign trail, I would daresay his plan won’t increase federal spending, but may decrease the “marketplace” for federal regulators. Smart move to show that he is not just running against the Democrats’ failed policies, but has an actual plan to stimulate employment. Indeed, the Democrats strongest attack against Republicans has been their charge that the Republican House has yet to pass a jobs bill.
Granted Republicans been busy cleaning up the Democrats’ messes, their failure to pass an FY 2011 budget and their failure to raise the debt limit high enough to accommodate their spending increases. (The Democrats’ charge is not entirely accurate; the Majority Leader’s blog provides “a list of measures House Republicans have passed related to job creation“.)
House Republicans need do a better job of promoting their legislation promoting job growth — and remind Americans that the Senate has not taken action on many of these initiatives.