Four years ago this week, Barack Obama visited Davenport. He gave a speech down the street, and like most of his campaign speeches, it was long on promises.
He promised to bring people together. He promised to change the broken system in Washington. He promised to do away with gridlock. He promised to repair the nation.
Across the nation, he promised to put Americans back to work.
He closed with these words: "this is our moment, this is our time."
Well Mr. President, you've had your moment. We've seen the results. And now, Mr. President, it is our time.
Mr. Romney went on to say:
[Mr. President], you have failed to deliver on the promises you made here in Davenport.
Where you once challenged us to reach for our dreams, you now ask us to settle for less.
Nearly 25 million Americans are still out of work or struggling to find work. The national debt stands at a stratospheric $15 trillion. The median income has dropped 10% in four years. Soldiers returning from war have a tough time finding a decent job.
Gone is the “hope and change” candidate of Davenport. Gone is the candidate who would heal the nation. Instead, the campaigner in chief divides Americans, engages in class warfare and resorts to distortion and demagoguery...