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Massachusetts House Minority Leader Brad Jones says Romney left the state 'a better place,' says Obama's record 'dismal'

A little more than five months to Election Day, and both sides in the presidential race are getting personal, each taking to the other's home turf to try to plead their case.

First it was a fmr. Governor Mitt Romney, making a surprise visit to the shuddered solar panel company Solyndra, which went bankrupt in less two years after receiving $535 million in stimulus money from the Obama administration. Governor Romney was there trying to focus attention on what he called a symbol of the Obama administration's failed economic policies as well as its use of cronyism.

"This building, this half a billion dollar taxpayer investment, represents a serious conflict of interest on the part of the President and his team," Romney says. "It's also a symbol of how the President thinks about free enterprise. Free enterprise to the President means taking money from the taxpayers and giving it freely to his friends."

The Obama administration took to the steps of the Massachusetts State House, with senior adviser David Axelrod appearing alongside former and current state officials and blasting Governor Romney's record as the state's former Governor. Romney supporters held a rebuttal news conference, among them Massachusetts Republican House Minority Leader Brad Jones, talks with Soledad this morning on the latest attacks in the race.


Filed under: 2012 Race • Politics
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  1. Christian

    Why do you waste time interviewing surrogates of the Obama or Romney campaigns? They spout the same talking points over and over again. They never answer questions–avoid or pivot, but never answer. The best part of your show is Will Cain. Although I tend to vote Democrat, I respect Mr. Cain's well-reasoned and typically balanced opinions.

    I am a veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and just graduated from law school. I love this country, but our current state of political affairs is sad. Both sides are to blame, and in a way, so is the media. You have a platform to ask the hard questions and dig beneath the talking points. I hope that you start to use it.

    June 4, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Jim Carroll Internet Free Press

    Soledad, Why will you not discuss the three ways the Constitution gives for solving America's economic problems. Article1, Section 8, of the Constitution has the answer. I wish you could spend an hour at the Internet Free Press.

    June 4, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Jim Carroll Internet Free Press

    WILL REPUBLICAN CHRISTIANS HOLD THEIR NOSES AND VOTE FOR ROMNEY AND RISK GOING TO HELL?
    Posted on June 3, 2012 by jcarroll

    Will republican Christians vote for a Mormon Cult Leader, and risk going to hell because they think he is better than an Afro-American President ?

    Will Christians trust Romney to go to a Mormon Temple and get baptized for them if they die and go to hell because they voted for him.

    Did Mormons get Hitler out of hell by getting baptized for him?

    Do people become Christians for the promise of Heaven or the fear of Hell or both or neither?

    Will republican Christians play Russian roulette with their souls by voting for Romney, or will they play it safe and vote for neither?
    Find solutions at the internet free pree for America's economic problems.

    June 4, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse | Reply

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