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Romney criticizes Obama in ‘prebuttal’ speech

In what was billed as a “prebuttal” to President Obama’s Democratic National Convention speech in Charlotte late this summer, Mitt Romney on Wednesday cast the incumbent as incapable of fulfilling the promises of 2008, saying “he’s in over his head, and he’s swimming in the wrong direction.”

“Since he was sworn in, more Americans have lost jobs,” said Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee. “He didn’t turn that around, put people back to work — actually more have lost jobs, more homes have been lost, gas prices have doubled. Health care costs have gone up, tuition is more expensive, and students who come out of high school or college can’t find jobs, in too many cases. Service men and women who come home from conflict find they can’t find a job when they get here.”

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