RUSH: So Romney went out and made a speech right before Obama’s. Obama’s giving his reset, “I’m the guy that you want for the next four years” speech. Romney went out there literally minutes before Obama, and we got a couple sound bites. He was loaded for bear. He was energetic. He was enthusiastic. Our buddy Jim Pethokoukis tweeted: “I don’t think this is the Romney they want to run against at Obama campaign headquarters.” Meaning, this is not who they thought Romney was gonna be. I don’t think McCain would’ve done this. (McCain impression) “That’s right, that’s right, Limbaugh, I would have shown proper respect. The President of the United States is making a speech and it’s his speech and I would schedule my speech for much later, or much earlier.” Exactly right. But Romney’s taking it to ’em. So we’re rolling on Obama. Whatever’s noteworthy, we’ll have it. But let’s listen to a couple of Romneys. He’s in Cincinnati while Obama is in Cleveland.
ROMNEY: He’s been president for three-and-a-half years. And talk is cheap. Action speaks very loud. And if you want to see the results of his economic policies, look around Ohio, look around the country, and you’ll see that a lot of people are hurting. A lot of people have had some real tough times. And the policies the president put in place did not make America create more jobs. As a matter of fact, he made it harder for America to create more jobs.
RUSH: And then he predicted that Obama’s gonna offer a bunch of excuses, a la, Barack Kardashian Oblame-o.
ROMNEY: He will have all sorts of excuses, all sorts of ideas he’ll describe about how he’ll make things better, but what he says and what he does are not always the exact same thing. And so if people want to know how his economic policies have worked and how they performed, why, they can talk to their neighbor and ask whether things are better. They can talk to the 50% of college kids graduating from college this year that can’t find a job. They could talk to the people who represent the unemployed. The president said that if we let him borrow $787 billion for a stimulus, he’d keep unemployment below 8% nationally. We’ve now gone 40 straight months with unemployment above 8%. But then he’ll say, well, but the things he’s been doing have been good and helped create growth and put people back to work. Oh, really? Go check on that.
RUSH: That’s Mitt Romney just before Obama.