Forward. It not just a word or a slogan, it’s a creed. It’s the American way. Throughout its history, America has always moved forward. Part of moving forward includes evolving. Americans have evolved since the founding of this country and have continued to evolve to the present day. The problem with biological evolution, however, is that it doesn’t apply to corporations. In no sense have corporations evolved into human beings. But according to the conservatives on the Supreme Court and many Republicans such as Mitt Romney, corporations are walking, talking, breathing, emotional people just like the rest of us. Romney also believes that trickle down economics is the only way to go, even though it has nearly crippled the economy over the last decade.
But on Saturday in front of a fired up crowd of 14,000, President Obama marked the beginning of his campaign for re-election by taking Mitt Romney to the woodshed over those beliefs.
“Somehow, he and his friends in Congress think that the same bad ideas will lead to a different result,” President Obama said, slamming the Republican plan to reward the rich while simultaneously punishing the poor and middle class. The President then declared,
“I don’t care about how many ways you try to explain it, corporations aren’t people. People are people.”
This wasn’t a very good day for Mitt Romney. First, he gets officially slammed in Ohio by President Obama, who fired a brilliant opening salvo in his bid for re-election. Then if that weren’t enough, Romney gets slammed by right-wing radio host Bryan Fischer for being a weak leader who can be easily intimidated.
If Mitt Romney is taking fire from both sides, he’s in trouble. In one single day, his leadership skills and foreign policy were blasted by religious right conservative Bryan Fischer while President Obama slammed his economic agenda. How does Romney deal with this double whammy? Because if one thing is clear, it’s that President Obama is willing to take the fight to an already weak Mitt Romney campaign. He is willing to take on Mitt Romney and the Republican Party. While Romney seeks to continue the same Republican economic agenda that nearly crippled the American economy, President Obama intends to look ahead with new ideas:
“We’ve come too far to abandon the change we have fought for these past few years. We have to move forward.”
Here’s the video:
Mitt Romney can’t possibly see this situation getting any better any time soon. Romney, after all, has taken both sides of nearly every single issue. And he’s done it all on camera. So we can certainly expect President Obama and his campaign put that footage to good use against Mitt ‘The Flipper’ Romney. This was just the opening scene of President Obama on the campaign trail, and it was devastating. And Romney knows it. So does President Obama.