Mitt Blames Economy on Obama

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The political rhetoric was as high as an elephant’s eye Tuesday as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stumped in Iowa, saying President Obama has put the country on a financial course that “threatens what it means to be an American.” Romney claimed that a “financial crisis of debt and spending” has swept the nation, but the former Massachusetts governor and Bain Capital executive said he has the know-how to put the country right. “A prairie fire of debt is sweeping across Iowa and our nation, and every day we fail to act that fire gets closer to the homes and children we love,” Romney told supporters at a campaign stop in Des Moines.