News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Greater Akron Chamber

NOCHE

Hospice of the Western Reserve


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Politics




Romney surrogates slam President Obama on healthcare and the economy
Supporters get into a skirmish with protestors
Story by BILL RICE
This story is part of a special series.


 
In The Region:

As President Obama made his way across northern Ohio, challenger Mitt Romney’s camp was busy keeping his base here engaged and energized. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN’s Bill Rice has more.

RICE ON Romney surrogates

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:17)


Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and current Louisiana Gove. Bobby Jindal campaigned for Romney at a Parma shopping center.  Both have been discussed in the media as possible vice presidential running mates. And before a crowd of about 200, they accused the president of breaking promises and failing to solve the country’s economic woes.  Here’s Jindal. 

 “You look at median income, down $4,000 since this president took office, 500,000 fewer jobs, median household worth, lowest it’s been in over two decades.  I can’t think of a more incompetent president since Jimmy Carter was president of the United States.”

Pawlenty says the federal healthcare law, just upheld by the Supreme Court, amounts to tax hike, and pins that squarely on Mr. Obama. 

“He said, “You know what?  If I’m elected president we’re not going to raise taxes on anyone who makes $200,000 or below.” Now, he passed Obamacare, and the U.S. Supreme Court just said the individual mandate is a tax.  He broke his promise, didn’t he?”

The crowd cheered. But a group of hecklers tried to shout down Pawlenty, who was first at the microphone. 

“Pawlenty go home!  Pawlenty go home!”

The group was escorted from the scene after a brief altercation with Romney supporters.

Listener Comments:

"Anything to get the Christian guy out of office." - what a joke, although people don't care - they care about what affects them personally/the economy, and the economy stinks.
Obamacare tax will come out of everyone's check, just like Social Security, by the IRS - social justice the big gov. totalitarian design.
Romney is not a arrogant, narcissistic,man-child, and 100% better for the economy


Posted by: Know your daddy on July 15, 2012 11:07AM
OF course they are going to slam Obama.. I'm just surprised they are all on the same page.. at least for a second.

Governor Romney's campaign has been running around for 2 days DEMANDING it WAS'T a tax (while his little minions in the GOP were prancing around DEMANDING it was).

Is anyone surprised that Governor Romney has ZERO convictions on ANYTHING?

They call him 'etch a sketch' but to me he is more like a mixture of silly putty and weather-vane..Totally goofy and any which way the wind blows.

I mean at what point does even his most ardent supporters say 'this is just getting pathetic, the whole darn camaign'?

Anything to get the Christian guy out of office.


Posted by: chas_holman (USA) on July 5, 2012 7:07AM
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Brunswick will turn tornado sirens back on after bad weather
Put the sirens back after the storms, in the mean time just sit and wait for another tornado . That's Brunswick for you lived here 44 years and it has always be...

Oberlin council may rescind its gun ban, but is considering alternatives to keep it in effect
Seems that the only scared, paranoid people are the anti-gun people, really.

Massive pipeline planned to pump Ohio shale products to Texas
This needs stopped. Ohioans pay the price, putting up with pollution, leaks, explosions, and the top one percent profit from exporting fracked product to China.

National Weather Service confirms three tornado touchdowns yesterday
I was driving back from a party and was caught in the middle of a large thunderstorm. The hail and lightning were a whole light closer than usual, is something ...

Another Indians season opens with Chief Wahoo under scrutiny
The picture you have for Robert rocha is not him. He has long hair. No idea who that guy is in that picture

Portman predicts McDonald's confirmation, but says it won't be easy
I sent the following note to Senator Blumenthal after reading commentary from yesterday's hearing: Senator, You certainly have the right to ask Mr. McDonald que...

Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University