The middle class has been crushed. Nearly 24 million of our fellow Americans are still out of work, struggling to find work, or have just stopped looking. The median income has dropped 10% in four years. Soldiers returning from the front lines are waiting in unemployment lines. Our debt is too high and our opportunities too few.There's nothing wrong with that. I hate to say it, but it now appears that Romney is the only viable candidate left who has a chance to beat Obama, and beating Obama has to be our first priority. We cannot afford another four years of Obama's policies, appointees, and disregard of the Constitution. Holding the House and winning the Senate is not enough if Obama can still wield executive power from the White House.
And this President wakes up every morning, looks out across America and is proud to announce, "It could be worse." . . .
The President has run out of ideas. Now, he's running out of excuses. And tonight, we are asking the good people of South Carolina to join the citizens of New Hampshire and make 2012 the year he runs out of time.
President Obama wants to put free enterprise on trial. In the last few days, we have seen some desperate Republicans join forces with him. This is such a mistake for our Party and for our nation. This country already has a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy. We must offer an alternative vision. I stand ready to lead us down a different path, where we are lifted up by our desire to succeed, not dragged down by a resentment of success. In these difficult times, we cannot abandon the core values that define us as unique -- We are One Nation, Under God.
Make no mistake, in this campaign, I will offer the American ideals of economic freedom a clear and unapologetic defense.
My candidate, Rick Perry, has simply collapsed and I don't see where any of the others have a realistic chance at winning in November. I think it's time for the GOP to rally around Romney, RINO history and all, and push toward a win in November and retaking the Senate. A GOP House and Senate can do a lot to keep Romney's RINO tendencies in check, so that needs to be our goal.