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Five takeaways from the first night of Republican speeches

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.

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.

  1. There was absolutely no discussion of Mitt Romney’s plans for the economy—in fact, there was very little talk of Mitt Romney at all.
  2. Instead, we heard from Republican governors about how the economy in states like Ohio, Wisconsin, and Virginia is growing under the President’s policies.
  3. We also heard false and hypocritical attacks about President Obama's belief that the government should stand behind our small businesses to help them prosper and grow—even from some who are currently benefiting from government contracts and investments.
  4. We heard an endless stream of insults and ideology from a party more bent on tearing down the President than lifting up our country.
  5. You may not have heard this from the speakers last night, but Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have made their plans perfectly clear. They want to repeat the same failed policies of the past—the policies that led to Massachusetts falling to 47th out of 50 in job creation under Mitt Romney and that got us into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.