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Nov 4, 2012 12:51 AM by Jacqui Heinrich, jheinrich@koaa.com

Romney focuses on Obama admin's flaws at Springs campaign stop

Nearly five thousand people packed the Colorado Springs Jet Center to see Mitt Romney and his wife Ann campaign Saturday afternoon. In the crowd: lots of people unhappy with the state America is in.

Romney arrived with an elaborate entrance, showing his campaign jet's landing on a live TV screen inside the building before pulling up to the hangar with the doors open for the crowd to see.

The candidate didn't waste time before he got down to business, breaking down the flaws of his opponent's administration. He even used President Obama's campaign slogan from 2008, asking the crowd, "Do you want more of the same or do you want real change? Look, President Obama promised real change but he couldn't deliver it."

The governor touched on his five-point recovery plan-- highlighting changes in domestic energy production, trade, and government size and spending-- but he focused more on how the past four years, he says, put Americans on a road to failure. Speaking to an energized crowd, he shouted, "If you're tired of being tired, then I ask you to work and vote for real change. The same course that we've been on will not lead to a better destination than it already has."

Romney also hammered the Obama administration for high gas prices, unemployment, and debt. "President Obama has tried to convince you that these last four years have been a success," he said to the crowd, laughing and jeering at the remark. "He's floating a plan for the next four years. He wants to do everything that he did in his first term: the stimulus, the borrowing, Obamacare, all the rest, and then try them all over again!"

Romney showed he's keeping tabs on the President's campaign, using Obama's own words to show how he's different, and why the Romney-Ryan ticket, he says, is a better plan for America. "Yesterday he [Obama] asked his supporters to vote for revenge. I ask the American people to vote for love of country."

The hangar was full of Romney supporters. Of the people we interviewed, none were undecided.

 

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