Mitt Romney blames Wisconsin's problems on Obama, ignores Scott Walker [VIDEO]
|In a new ad, Romney blames Wisconsin's problem on Obama. Conspicuously absent from the discussion: Scott Walker.|
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Scott Walker became governor of Wisconsin in early 2011. During his campaign, he promised to create 250,000 jobs in the state during his first term.
Suffice it to say, pretty much the opposite happened. Jobs numbers published in April revealed that from April 2011 through March 2012, Wisconsin was the only state to experience a statistically significant decrease in the number of people on nonfarm payrolls. During that time, the state lost 23,900 jobs, and Wisconsin's unemployment rate increased by 0.9 percent.
Yet according to Mitt Romney, it's all President Obama's fault.
A new Romney ad targeted specifically at Wisconsinites tells viewers: "Here in Wisconsin we're not better off under President Obama." It then touts Romney's plan to "cut government spending, eliminate the deficit, [and] create over 240,000 new jobs for Wisconsin." Where have the good people of Wisconsin heard that one before?
Here's the ad:
Obama cruised to a 14 point victory over John McCain in Wisconsin in 2008 and the Badger state hasn't gone for a Republican presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan, but the bad economy, possibly accompanied with the addition of Lyin' Paul Ryan to the GOP ticket, means the presidential race will be significantly tighter this time around. Polling released just after the Ryan announcement last month showed Obama with a narrow 49 to 46 percent lead, prompting the Romney campaign to reevaluate our neighbor to the east as a possible battleground state.