Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney today formally declared his intention to seek the 2012 Republican nomination for president.
Romney, who has consistently placed at the top of GOP voters’ preference polls and who was an unsuccessful presidential candidate in 2008, said he intends to make improving the economy the centerpiece of his campaign against President Barack Obama. “Barack Obama has failed America,” he told supporters in New Hampshire, the site of the first primary of the 2012 campaign.
“Barack Obama has failed America,” , “From my first day in office my No. 1 job will be to see that America once again is No. 1 in job creation.”
Romney will also repeat his call to repeal Obama’s health care law and make a pledge to “return responsibility and authority to the states for dozens of government programs”.
It’s not clear whether Romney will address the health care plan he signed as governor of Massachusetts, a major sore spot for some Republicans.
Romney is one of the few candidates in the GOP field whop may be able to raise the money needed to head to head with Obama’s fund raising machine
Romney delivered his speech at 12:30 p.m. live stream of the speech here.)
Mitt Romney announced a desire to be president of the U.S. in 2012
“The government, under President Obama has grown to consume nearly 40% of our economy,” Mr. Romney said.
“While we do not know which president he would do …. Now, in the third year of his term of four years, we have more than promises and slogans, to pass. Barack Obama has failed America.”
Mr. Romney said if elected, he would balance the federal budget and limit federal spending at a rate of 20% of gross domestic product.
announcement, Mr. Romney on Thursday marks the second time it will work for the Republican Party.
via World News Updater.