Mitt Romney came to a small warehouse in Northern Virginia on Wednesday and ticked through a litany of accusations about President Obama – that he doesn’t like businesses very much and is choking them with a medley of burdensome regulations and high taxes.
“What the president has done – and I think unknowingly, never having spent any time in the private sector himself… was one item after another [making] it harder for small businesses to thrive and to grow and to start up,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said.
Then, for the second time this week, Romney invoked former Democratic president Jimmy Carter, saying Obama has “the most anti-small business administration I’ve seen probably since Carter. Who would’ve thought we’d look back at the Carter years as the good ole days?”
Beginning a two-day campaign swing in Virginia, a critical general election battleground where Obama is planning a large rally on Saturday, Romney kept his message focused squarely on the economy.