Mitt Romney put the Republican National Convention to bed last night with the biggest speech of his campaign—but he failed to outline any tangible ideas to move America forward.Although his remarks were full of gauzy platitudes and false attacks, he didn’t offer any specifics about his record or his vision for the country he wants to lead.
Romney vaguely told us he'd "learned the real lessons in how America works from experience"—but when it came to specifics about his actual experience in governing, he was silent. We didn't hear one word about his record as a one-term governor of Massachusetts, where job growth was 47th out of 50 under his watch, and per capita debt was the highest in the country, and he raised taxes and fees by $750 million per year.
And what about his plan for our country's future? He neglected to mention that he'd give trillions in tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy paid for by the middle class. There was nothing said about his plan to turn seniors' guaranteed Medicare benefits into a voucher system. There was no mention of how his budget could slash K–12 education and Pell Grants or how he plans to keep billions in taxpayer subsidies for big oil while cutting funding for renewable energy. And he didn't even utter the word "Afghanistan," even though 84,000 of his fellow Americans are there, fighting for our country.
This is exactly what we've come to expect from Romney: A whole lot of personal attacks and gauzy platitudes—and no tangible ideas to move the country forward.
After being verbally attacked by Rush Limbaugh and other right-wingers, Sandra Fluke has become an outspoken, public advocate of women's rights. There's a clear difference between then candidates when it comes to women's rights, and this week, she's been traveling around the country with female members of Congress to highlight Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's policies on women's issues.
Mitt Romney's running mate Paul Ryan delivered a forty-minute speech that was riddled with numerous, already debunked attacks. The "intellectual leader of the Republican Party" not only failed on the facts, he failed to offer one concrete idea for this country's future. Take a look at Ryan's flagrant disregard for the truth, and then share this video with your friends.
Last night, the GOP officially kicked off their convention with speeches from big-name Republicans like Chris Christie and Scott Walker. This morning, OFA Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter headlined a press conference in the Democratic war room in Tampa, where she shared her five takeaways from the first night of Republican speeches.
Nineteen years ago, Austin Ligon and his partners had a simple idea: make buying a used car a transparent, easy process. Today, CarMax, the business he co-founded and served as CEO, is America's largest auto retailer—a public company that sells more than 750,000 used cars a year, employs nearly 17,000 people in 30 states, and has been named one of Fortune's Top 100 companies to work for for eight consecutive years.