The Washington Times - September 8, 2012, 03:20PM

Mitt Romney, who was relatively quiet this week during the Democratic National Convention, slammed President Obama in his fourth weekly podcast released Saturday.

“This week, Democrats met in Charlotte to re-nominate Barack Obama for president. They tried to recapture the spirit of 2008, when then-candidate Obama stood in front of Greek columns and made a lot of promises about how he’d make life better for Americans,” the Republican presidential nominee said.


“This week, after another Democrat convention filled with nice words and a lot of promises, Friday’s jobs report once again brought this administration back down to earth. The unemployment rate has now been above 8 percent for 43 straight months.”

The former Massachusetts governor said the Democratic convention showed “a party completely out of ideas.”

Mr. Romney also pounced on the president’s interview in which Mr. Obama gave himself a grade of “incomplete” on his first term.

“Words like ‘disappointing’ and ‘dismal’ come to mind,” Mr. Romney said, “But instead, he chose ‘incomplete’ — because that’s the best he can do as he asks the American people for a second term.”

Mr. Romney was campaigning in Virginia Beach on Saturday while the president launched a two-day swing through Florida.