New Romney ad: Secretary of Business?

posted at 11:21 am on November 1, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Professional politicians don’t usually throw their opponents a bone this big in the final week of an election — which is why this qualified as an Obamateurism yesterday, of course.  Truly professional politicians don’t bury the bone, either, but chew on it, and Mitt Romney delivers today in an ad attacking Barack Obama for going to his first instincts to deal with his failing economic policies:

Barack Obama recently said he might appoint a Secretary of Business.

His solution to everything is to add another bureaucrat.

Mitt Romney understands business and knows what it will take to create jobs and get our economy moving again.

He’s done it before.

He’ll do it again.

One point the ad doesn’t mention, but is worth making: even when Obama adds bureaucracies, he ignores them.  He created his own blue-ribbon panel to deal with the deficit, Simpson-Bowles, only to completely ignore their recommendations in his two successive budgets (neither of which got a single vote of support in Congress in three floor votes).  Obama formed a “jobs council” of CEOs and economists directly to the point of his “Secretary of Business” response, and then went several months without meeting with it.

That flub gave Romney a chance to hammer home his closing message on jobs and the economy.  It’s a good punch; we’ll see if it scores a knockout.


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So you’re 12.

Dave Rywall on November 1, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Yet still your intellectual superior…

affenhauer on November 1, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Bmore on November 1, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Indeed. Poor, poor thing. Well…relief of a sort is on the way for HAL. He’s only got five days more to suffer.

thatsafactjack on November 1, 2012 at 1:50 PM

affenhauer on November 1, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Made me laugh! Good one! :)

thatsafactjack on November 1, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Badger40 on November 1, 2012 at 1:49 PM

That one does parody on HA. Smirk at it.

DR is the old baby who’ll cry in his Depends one week from today, declaring most US voters utterly stupid. Just be here in one week.

Schadenfreude on November 1, 2012 at 1:51 PM

thatsafactjack on November 1, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Just in case on the outside chance that you aren’t aware of this, although I’m sure you must be. The one you are trying to speak with named Dave. He’ a lying coward also.

Bmore on November 1, 2012 at 1:52 PM

What DR will declare, over and over, one week from today.

He’ll just change the number, slightly. So will the Europeans and most media.

Schadenfreude on November 1, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Schadenfreude on November 1, 2012 at 1:51 PM

LOL! You’re right, of course. I’ll be here. :)

thatsafactjack on November 1, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Would love to stay and play, work on whirlygigs beckons. Have fun! ; )

Bmore on November 1, 2012 at 1:53 PM

HotAirLib on November 1, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Sing ‘Daisy’ for us, HAL.

C’mon, HAL.

Just a few bars.

You know you want to, HAL.

Solaratov on November 1, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Bmore on November 1, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Yes, actually, I was discussing that very thing and that very poster with SWalker when HAL decided to interject. I think an opinion I posted regarding trolls wishing to try to turn the devastation, pain, and deaths related to the storm into political capital for Obama, thus demonstrating a complete lack of empathy or conscience, triggered HAL.

thatsafactjack on November 1, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Question is, does the average voter understand that it’s not just about appointing a single bureaucrat but about establishing a whole new bureau, and bureacracy? We already have a Dept of Commerce. That’s business already!
Main thing, though, is I don’t think the typical voter will understand in 30 seconds what’s so bad about having a Secretary of Business. So I’d can this commercial, not that it’s bad per se, but because there are better commercials to air in these final days.

anotherJoe on November 1, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Mitt Romney has the lead in Ohio and trails narrowly in Wisconsin, according to a new poll for the Republican group Citizens United.

Romney leads Obama by 49 to 46 percent in Ohio, according to the poll, and trails Obama in Wisconsin by 49 to 47 percent, according to polling first obtained by The Hill.

Schadenfreude on November 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Solaratov on November 1, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Careful, Solartov. HAL will start ranting about your mother. :)

thatsafactjack on November 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Schadenfreude on November 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM

That’s excellent news. Momentum. :)

thatsafactjack on November 1, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I will not say that Obama is going to lose. But, if yard signs, bumper stickers and enthusiastic voters have anything to do with winning; then he is losing badly. I live in the bluest part of Texas and I can tell you I can count on one hand how many Obama yard signs I’ve seen. To put it in better perspective, the area includes six major cities in the area or about two million people. I have seen Romney yard signs in front of businesses that I know the individual owners are Democrats. So, lets just see what happens elsewhere.

DDay on November 1, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Ignore the trolls.

Don’t feed them and they’ll go back to Politico or HuffPo.

Instead use the time to fight the Democrats with their own words.


The time for complaining is over. Let’s ALL do this.

PappyD61 on November 1, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Dave Rywall on November 1, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Had lil barry said it, everyone would view it as stupid and selfish – because that’s what d’ohbama is. Stupid and supremely selfish. Everyone would know that lil barry meant for someone else to do the work. He’d watch.

But people know that Romney is not above sharing their sacrifice and hard work with them. They know that he means it when he says WE have to pull together.

Looks like you stepped on your own dork – again – drywall.

Solaratov on November 1, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Solaratov on November 1, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Yes, he certainly did. :)

thatsafactjack on November 1, 2012 at 2:07 PM

So you’re 12.

Dave Rywall on November 1, 2012 at 1:28 PM

And you’re unemployed.

Damn voters!

Solaratov on November 1, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Shut your trap you sick f@#k. Your singing mother “daisy” should be ashamed of you.

HotAirLib on November 1, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Ruh-Roh! Jump back, jack………..

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc85/Mamba1-0/Stet/BRTky.jpg

Solaratov on November 1, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Hey, HAL………………..

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc85/Mamba1-0/Stet/lolololjw4.jpg

Solaratov on November 1, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Solaratov on November 1, 2012 at 2:13 PM

LOL! Precisely!

I’d like to wait around for HAL to come back and see what it was he really wanted to say, I’m sure it would have been stellar… but I haven’t got all day.

See you on the QOTD, Solaratov. :)

thatsafactjack on November 1, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Hey drywall … 16 Trillion dollars.
$20 bills tightly stacked would make a tower over 50 thousand miles high.
To eliminate this dept every man woman and child in present day America would have to work for 258 years or about EIGHT generations with a wage rate of $100 per hour to pay down King Putt’s ‘leadership impact’ on the society. No question, it would be a Marxist’s worker’s paradise and considered a complete success by Dear Liar, Prezzie Choombro the Panahou H.S. bench scrub.
In Obamugabe a.k.a. Barry Hussein Soetoro Obama (the bow at the waist master) we have a perfect example of a Complete and Utter Fraud. Hopefully, President Downgrade, Hopium-the-Once will be our first and only mistake, electing Affirmative Action executives.

57 States; Churchill statue; Desk form British warship that fought slave shipping; Navy “Corpseman” three times in one speech; Cominsky Park; Austrian language; “Commander of Chief”; “… asthmatic kids use breathalyzers.”; Hawaii “here in Asia”; American “intercontinental railroad”; “The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.”; “Maldives” (a.k.a. Falkland or Malvinas); God Save the Queen; war dead “… may be with us today.”

(And Dan Quale is still considered an idiot for depending upon a misspelled card with the word ‘potatoE’ written on it.)
We were give A Republic many moons ago and hundreds of thousands have struggled to maintain it; we’ll see if the institutions of our day will help us keep it or formulate its destruction.
Anyone care to obtain the opinions of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, or Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods? They’ll be difficult to obtain because they were LEFT BEHIND!
Obaomao – Stuck On Stupid
In five days he gets voted off the Continent.

Missilengr on November 1, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Secretary of Business?

Is Obama’s Job Czar, Jeff Immelt, OK with that new title? I mean, “secretary” doesn’t sound as commanding as “czar” does.

mojowt on November 1, 2012 at 2:33 PM

the last desperate vapors of stench called hopenchange…5 more days…

Strike Hornet on November 1, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Dave Rywall on November 1, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Had lil barry said it, everyone would view it as stupid and selfish – because that’s what d’ohbama is. Stupid and supremely selfish. Everyone would know that lil barry meant for someone else to do the work. He’d watch.

But people know that Romney is not above sharing their sacrifice and hard work with them. They know that he means it when he says WE have to pull together.

Looks like you stepped on your own dork – again – drywall.

Solaratov on November 1, 2012 at 2:03 PM
———–

Awww look at you, trying to change the subject.

The only thing that matters is you shat on the football speech when you thought Obama said it but when you found out it was Romney’s, you suddenly think it’s awesome and it means something about pulling together.

Don’t worry, your pathetic backpedaling has been recorded for eternity right here at Hotair.

Dave Rywall on November 1, 2012 at 3:20 PM

The final 5 days of the hopenchange farce…enjoy it trolls…
LOL

Strike Hornet on November 1, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Dave Rywall on November 1, 2012 at 3:20 PM

I was here checking to see if HAL had decided to come back and tell me what he really wanted to say earlier.

I noticed you here, Rywall.

Are you sure you waited long enough for Solaratov to have left this thread?

Bmore was absolutely correct in his estimation regarding your dismal lack of courage.

Now it appears your also the kind of miscreant that sneaks back much later to try and have the last word.

thatsafactjack on November 1, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Dave Rywall on November 1, 2012 at 3:20 PM

You’re pretty slow on the uptake, aren’t you, davey?

No wonder you’re unemployed.

Damn voters!

Solaratov on November 1, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Dave Rywall on November 1, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Hey dumbphuck..tell us again how Obama had the lowest spending growth than any president since Eisenhower.

You ignorant scunt.

HumpBot Salvation on November 1, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Don’t worry, your pathetic backpedaling has been recorded for eternity right here at Hotair.

Dave Rywall on November 1, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Your wussitude has been recorded too.

Schadenfreude on November 1, 2012 at 3:52 PM

“WE ARE JUST 5 DAYS AWAY FROM FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMING AMERICA BACK FROM CRONEY MARXISM, TO A GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE”…
DING DONG HOPENCHANGE IS DEAD….

Strike Hornet on November 1, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Now it appears your also the kind of miscreant that sneaks back much later to try and have the last word.

thatsafactjack on November 1, 2012 at 3:39 PM

You’ll note, too, that the pathetic, unemployed drone has no answer for the cowardice of his obamassiah.
One might think that it’s as though he and the rest of the lemmings would rather not face the fact that their chosen one is a craven coward who prefers to watch better men than he die in a heroic struggle rather than make any sort of bold move to save their lives.
I wonder if lil davey realizes that he, too, is expendable – as is anyone else – as long as it serves his master’s purpose?

Solaratov on November 1, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Effective ad…

… all Pantload has is that load in his pants.

Seven Percent Solution on November 1, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Mitt Romney doesn’t need a Secretary of Business. Heh. In the spirit of bipartisanship, Obama can have a position as Secretary of Useless Bureaucrats in the Romney administration.

bitsy on November 1, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Great! Another SoB in the administration. Haven’t we hit our quota yet?

HoustonRight on November 1, 2012 at 11:37 AM

LOL! I see what you did there.

ptcamn on November 1, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Secretary of Business? WTF! I thought we already had a Secretary of Commerce. But then I thought. . .Oh, that sneaky SOB Obama, he doesn’t business “business”. He means “business” as in, “What we do in Washington is none of your business. Or, “The Obama Regime is going to make it our business to know what you’re up to every minute of the day”. That must be the kind of “business” he’s talking about. But wait, isn’t that what Big Sis does over at Homeland Security?

SpiderMike on November 1, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Oh look. The libtard statist occupying the Oval Office wants to make government bigger. Good thing he will be given his notice of termination next week.

Wolftech on November 1, 2012 at 5:14 PM

what no business czar

RonK on November 1, 2012 at 6:38 PM

What’s wrong with a sec-biz? MORE people in the government working on the problem isn’t a bad thing. It means more heads going together brainstorming solutions.

akaniku on November 1, 2012 at 11:30 AM

yakiniku is a better name for you…

ladyingray on November 1, 2012 at 7:34 PM

You’ll note, too, that the pathetic, unemployed drone has no answer for the cowardice of his obamassiah.
Solaratov on November 1, 2012 at 4:24 PM

You should be aware, Drywall is Canadian…don’t even have a horse in this race…just an unhinged bedwetter from up north…

BigWyo on November 1, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Two points:

czar = caesar

Immelt is already another “secretary” of Business – what did he do? Nothing to help American based businesses.

MN J on November 2, 2012 at 4:17 AM

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