Dueling quotes: Obama vs. Romney


Willard Romney put his usual hypocrisy on display at a lunch meeting of the Business Roundtable:

"My own view is that he will speak eloquently, but that words are cheap, and that the record of an individual is the basis upon which you determine whether they should continue to hold on to their job." 

So why is it, Willard, that you won't go anywhere near your time as governor of Massachusetts?

President Obama, at a Philadelphia fundraiser at the Franklin Institute:

I am telling you, I want you all to pay attention over the next five months and see if they’re offering a single thing that they did not try when they were in charge, because you won’t see it."

And then he reminded the crowd that Bill Clinton's term-- who was the last Democrat to reside in the White House-- was the last time the federal government maintained a budget surplus.