DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on tonight’s presidential debate in Denver, Colorado:
“Throughout this election, voters have been offered the clearest choice they’ve seen in a generation—and tonight, the contrast could not have possibly been any greater. During tonight’s debate, President Obama laid out his vision for continuing to move America forward with an economy that grows from the middle out, not the top down. We didn’t see the same specifics from Mitt Romney, and there’s one simple reason for that: if the American people knew the details on how Romney would accomplish his plans and policies, they’d go running in the other direction.
“At no point tonight did Mitt Romney say how the math adds up on his $5 trillion tax cut favoring the wealthiest few and paid for on the backs of the middle class. He wants to repeal Obamacare but refused to provide a single idea to protect hardworking families from the worst abuses of big insurance companies, and his promise to do away with Wall Street reform was not accompanied by even one new rule he’d put in place to keep America’s consumers protected. Tonight, Mitt Romney made a full-fledged commitment to double down on the same failed policies that crashed the economy and brought the middle class to its knees—and that’s the very last thing the American people can afford.”