Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused President Obama of attempting to divert attention from economic issues by engaging in class warfare on Wednesday, and of driving America towards the Greek “fortune.” This is not the first time a candidate or a politician uses the Greek example to promote himself. A few days ago, Italian PM Mario Monti “threatened” his people that they will face the same Greek dramatic fate in an effort to ease people’s disappointment over austerity programs.
“What he is trying to do is to try to find any way to divert from his record, to divert the attention of the voting public. I think Americans are too smart for that,” Romney said when asked by Hannity about Obama “hammering the class-warfare message” on the campaign trail.
Republicans have accused Obama of waging class warfare in recent weeks with his campaign in support of the so-called Buffett Rule, which would impose a 30 percent minimum tax on annual incomes of $1 million or more.
Romney also condemned negative campaign attacks, saying that while the president is “a nice guy,” the U.S. “just can’t afford him for four more years.”
“With trillion-dollar deficits each of the years he has been in office, with forecasts of huge deficits down the road, this is a president who is putting in peril our economic future,” Romney said.
In a line that got a laugh from the audience, Romney predicted that the president’s re-election committee will have to change some of the visual aspects of his second acceptance speech as well. “One thing I am convinced that you are not going to see at the Democratic Convention,” he continued, “you are not going to see President Obama standing alongside Greek columns. He is not going to want to remind anybody of Greece,” a country deeply in debt.
On Hannity, in a repeat of an earlier comment that’s looking to become a signature Romney campaign line, the former Massachusetts governor tied Obama’s policies to those of the Greek government, suggesting that America’s growing debt is driving the country towards a Greek-style bailout.
“We are moving toward the Greek-type numbers,” Romney stressed in an effort to attract voters, as he claims to be the one to save the USA from a Greek-style crisis.