Romney Vs Romney

OK this isn’t up to Lewison production standards in fact not up to any production standards, but here is Romney vs Romney on how to evaluate records on employment

Romney on Romney’s record of an employment decline followed by a slow increase (Via American Bridge Via Daily Kos)

Five minutes searching for Romney on Obama’s record of an employment decline followed by a slow increase (cut it off after the first few seconds — it is irritating)

Someone who is marginally video competent has to splice this to a decent Romney V Romney debate clip.

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“I came in and the jobs had been just falling off a cliff. And I came in and they kept falling for 11 months. And then we turned around and we’re coming back. And that’s progress.”And if you’re going to suggest to me that somehow the day I got elected, somehow jobs should immediately turn around, well that would be silly. It takes a while to get things turned around. We were in a recession; we were losing jobs every month, we’ve turned around, and since the turn around we’ve added [*] jobs. That’s progress.
“There will be some people who try to say, ‘Well [**] , net-net you’ve only added a few [**] jobs since you’ve been in.’ Yeah, but … we were in free-fall for [****] years and the last year of that I happened to be here and then we’ve turned it around as a [*****], private sector, government sector turned it around and now we’re adding jobs…. I’m very pleased that over the last two-and-a-half years we’ve seen pretty consistent job growth.”

The deletions are * “50,000” deleted as many more have been added under Obama ** “governor” deleted *** “thousand” deleted **** “three” deleted,  ***** “state” deleted.  
The reasons that this Romney 2006 wasn’t making an honest case for Obama are that employment was really falling off a cliff when Obama took office (Romney lied in 2006 and knew it —  look at the hand gesture — the mouth says cliff but the hand says roughly 45 degree slope), that Romney was a governor referring to a state, and that there has been vastly more employment growth (even divided by population MA pop/US pop > 50,000/4) under Obama.