The Housing Bubble, they say, brought down the economy and therefore Free enterprise is a failure. Romney wants to take us back, they say.
Most smart people can see that if this foundation was destroyed, Obama would have no place to go. Unfortunately instead of showing what really happened to educate people in a timely manner, they now would have to take on Bill Clinton also. Both these things are relatively easy.
This would be an easy fight because the facts are all documented in word and video. They also have Newt Gingrich. This is how this challenge could be handled.
Get Newt to handle Clinton. Romney need not engage him. Newt can show that the first 2 years of Clinton was so terrible that the American people chose to put both houses of Congress in the hands of Republicans. Republicans led and Clinton followed. It was Republicans who wrote the welfare Bill; the budgets that came to balance and sometimes they brought Clinton kicking and screaming. Yes, Clinton was right he could not have fixed this present economy but the Republicans could have. He can also point out that the economy went haywire after Pelosi took over the house and that none of them tried to help to reign in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
That Frees Romney to talk about Free Enterprise versus the government interference that caused the 2008 Bubble. He could mention how Democrats and a very few republicans supported Clintons Community investment program that along with ACORN and their trainer/ attorney Barack Obama used to force banks to give loans or not be allowed to expand their business in the community. The understanding by the banks was that Fannie and Freddie would make it impossible for them to fail. This Government interference caused there to be many times more loans and caused the bubble. The Bubble Bomb was set in the 1990s and Bush just happened to be the chicken walking through the house when it went off. This could be done in 10 minutes or less at any speech and then he could Pivot to show how it all should and will be done in his administration. Done right, Obama would have no foundation for his government is the answer campaign. Government was and is the problem as Ronald Reagan famously said.
I would just add that if he wanted to simply blow Obama away, he would tap Ron Paul with acceptable limits to head the Federal Reserve. And he would adopt 9, 9, 9 even if he had to make it 10, 10, 10 in order for it to be as much his own as anyone else’s. 999 is understood by the people and the 1% could be individual accounts that people could use in a free enterprise effort to find acceptable healthcare and every 3 or 4 years a draw down of a certain amount could be used for anything for the account holder or his or her heirs.
Of course that might be asking too much of these beltway experts.
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