About a month ago, American Bridge uncovered a pretty amusing video. In it, we see Mitt Romney, six years ago, putting his jobs record in context: “I came in and the jobs had been just falling off a cliff…. It takes a while to get things turned around. We were in a recession; we were losing jobs every month. We’ve turned it around and now we’re adding jobs.”
Of course, using the identical standard, President Obama’s jobs record is also a success.
Overnight, American Bridge uncovered another gem.
For those who can’t watch clips online, Romney is seen defending the Bush/Cheney jobs record in 2004 – on Election Day 2004, Bush’s net jobs total was still negative – with this argument:
“The people of America recognize that the slowdown in jobs that occurred during the early years of the Bush administration were the result of a perfect storm. And an effort by one candidate to somehow say, ‘Oh, this recession and the slowdown in jobs was the result of somehow this president magically being elected,’ people in America just dismiss that as being poppycock. And they recognize it as that. […]
“Every indication is that the economic policies adopted and pursued by this president are creating jobs at a very high pace. And so the people of America have to ask, ‘Do I stay with the president, who is rebuilding the economy, who is creating jobs, or do you want to stop mid-stream and find someone new?’”
Sometimes, it seems as if the Romney of the recent past would practically be willing to endorse President Obama’s re-election campaign.