The task of the GOP weekly address fell to Mitt Romney Saturday, who used it to make a final case for himself before Tuesday’s election, asking people as they step into the voting booth to consider both “the day we’ll know whether we made the right choice” and the previous four years before casting their ballots.
Mr. Romney hit President Obama for the slight rise in the unemployment rate in government figures released Friday, rehashing his business experience and saying he “helped people turn their dreams into success stories.”
“Together, we built names like Staples, Bright Horizons, and the Sports Authority – and helped create over 100,000 jobs.”
On day one of a Romney presidency, he promised to deliver five bills to Congress and sign five executive orders designed to create jobs. Without delving into specifics, he promised to “achieve North American energy independence” by 2020, “champion small business,” and balance the budget within 10 years.
Mr. Romney said that as governor of a Democrat-controlled state, he worked across party lines, and said Mr. Obama’s campaign has focused on “phony issues.”
As Mr. Romney arrived in Des Moines, Iowa Saturday, his campaign released a new ad slamming Mr. Obama for his rejoinder to Democrats booing Mr. Romney, in which he said “Don’t boo. Vote. Vote. Voting’s the best revenge.”
Mr. Romney’s weekly address concluded:
“The choice before you is clear: We can wait four more years for real change … or we can take things in a new direction in just a few short days. On Tuesday, the choice is yours. Our destiny is in your hands. I hope to have your support, and I’m asking for your vote.”