Rob Portman: 'America Is Tired of Waiting'

RNC 2012: Portman says America needs a president who "operates at business speed, not government speed."
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Transcript for Rob Portman: 'America Is Tired of Waiting'
My name is Rob Portman and they say I was on governor Romney shortlist of vice presidential candidates. Apparently it wasn't short enough. What a great convention and I'm delighted to be here tonight. To talk about the fundamental differences between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama when it comes to understanding our economy. Let's begin by talking about something the Democrats love to demonize. Mitt Romney's success in the private sector. He built a company from the ground up created lots of jobs and yes he made money. He made in the old fashioned way folks -- -- Earned him. Then you have Barack Obama. Who never started a business never even worked in business and yet he claims those who have. Should give credit to the government or someone else for their success. So you have one candidate who understands its success comes from working hard. Competing. And taking risks. And you have another candidate. Who believes that success comes from government. Let me ask you this. Which one do you think knows how to turn around this economy. Right answer. Let me ask you this. Which one would you choose to invest your life savings. Should it be any different for safeguarding our nation's economy. Or let's say you don't have any savings. Let's say you're worried about how to pay September's rent or mortgage. Let's say you're one of the millions of Americans. Out of work for millions more who've given up looking for work. You've got to be running out of patience. And hope. You've got to be tired. Looking for a new start. Well you don't have to be patient any longer through your vote this -- you can change the leadership of this country. America it's been nearly. Four. Years. Of 8% unemployment. Double digit unemployment for young people Hispanics. African Americans. Floor years. FDR and Truman won an entire world war in four years. America is tired of waiting. Listen in. In business if you don't move rapidly what happens you're out of business you're finished. We want a president who operates -- business be. Not government speed. President Obama says city deserves reelection because his economic policies have worked. Not in this universe they haven't. In fact the experts tell us that if we don't change our policies were going back into recession. Next year. Folks tens of millions of Americans are not out of the last recession. Governor Romney had a plan to build his business. He now has a detailed plan to restore our economy and strengthen the middle class. I ask you where's the president's economic plan. Blaming others does not qualify as a plan. Now. The president did submit. A budget. It was so bad folks that not a single Republican or a single Democrat in the entire United States congress would vote for it. He got zero votes. That is a failure of leadership. President Obama has been right about at least one prediction he's made about the economy. He said. If I don't have this done in three years then there's going to be a one term proposition. Portman the new. It was a repeat.

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