In Richmond, VA rally, POTUS praises Romney as “a patriotic American who has raised a wonderful family” before launching into extended takedown of his positions.
Says the ex-MA Guv and former CEO “has drawn the wrong lessons from those experiences.”
Read the entire blow-by-blow below.
On the economy: “He sincerely believes that if CEOs and wealthy investors like him make money, the rest of us will automatically prosper as well…. The challenge we face right now — the challenge we faced for over a decade is that harder work hasn’t led to higher incomes. It’s that bigger profits haven’t led to better jobs.”
On corporations: “I don’t care how many ways you try to explain it: Corporations aren’t people. People are people.”
On Afghanistan: “My opponent said it was ‘tragic’ to end the war in Iraq. He said he won’t set a timeline for ending the war in Afghanistan. I have, and I intend to keep it. After a decade of war that’s cost us thousands of lives and over a trillion dollars, the nation we need to build is our own.”
On taxes: “My opponent won’t tell us how he’d pay for his new, $5 trillion tax cut — a tax cut that gives an average of $250,000 to every millionaire in this country.”
On DADT: “We’re not returning to the days when you could be kicked out of the United States military just because of who you are or who you love. That would be wrong for our national security, and it would be a betrayal of our values.”
On immigration: “It’s time to stop denying citizenship to responsible young people just because they’re the children of undocumented immigrants.”