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Mitt Romney Alienates Women, Middle-Class Families and Hispanic Americans

Mitt Romney’s extreme comments have alienated women, middle-class families and Hispanic Americans – all key voters he’d need to win in November.
  • Rick Santorum ended his campaign yesterday, and it's no surprise that Mitt Romney finally was able to grind down his opponents under an avalanche of negative ads. But neither Romney nor his special interest allies will be able to buy the presidency with their negative attacks. The more the American people see of Mitt Romney, the less they like him and the less they trust him.
  • Romney calls himself the "ideal candidate" for the Tea Party. He has promised to return to the same policies that created the economic crisis and has alienated women, middle-class families, and Hispanic Americans.
  • Romney's extreme-right comments – calling himself "severely conservative" among them – are already hurting him among voters he'd need to win in November. Romney has:

    Said “corporations are people” and that he likes “being able to fire people.”

    Attacked women’s health, saying the Supreme Court should overturn Roe v. Wade, that he would “get rid of” Planned Parenthood, and that he supports the Blunt Amendment that would give women’s health decisions to their bosses.

    Said the housing market should “hit the bottom,” so investors can make a fast buck while families struggle to stay in their homes.

    Doubled down on wanting to “let Detroit go bankrupt” when the auto industry was on the brink.

    Promised to veto the DREAM Act, which would give young immigrants an earned path to citizenship through going to college or serving in the military.

    Called the Romney-Ryan budget plan “marvelous,” even though it would end Medicare as we know it to help pay for tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires

    Please see this new Obama campaign video on Romney’s extreme comments.

  • Americans value a President who will fight every day to rebuild an economy in which hard work will pay, responsibility is rewarded and everyone plays by the same rules. And that President is Barack Obama.