SCOTT COUNTY – Governor Mitt Romney tried to continue his momentum Monday after getting endorsements from Iowa’s four largest newspapers including The Des Moines Register.
Former University of Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad introduced Governor Romney Monday. Romney continued his message about jobs and the economy Monday at the Seven Cities Sod farm.
“His people are all around going, ‘Four more years. Four more years,'” Romney said about President Obama’s campaign. “Our slogan is, ‘eight more days.'”
Romney spoke in front of more than 2,000 people, claiming that 23 million people are currently out of work. Romney’s message about job creation resonated with people like Susan Seil in the crowd.
“We can’t take four more years of this campaign,” Seil said. “We have too many people out of work. You can’t raise families when there are no jobs.”
Romney claims that President Obama’s tax plan will raise taxes on middle class families and kill 700,000 jobs. Romney also said he will lower the corporate tax rate from 35% to 15% to prevent businesses from shipping jobs overseas.
“I will not raise taxes on middle-income families,” Romney said. “I will not raise taxes on small businesses. I want to keep jobs here.”
On Monday, Romney trailed in Iowa’s Real Clear Politics poll 49% to 46.7%. Nationally, Romney still leads President Obama about 47% to 46%. The Romney campaign announced late Monday that Ann Romney will be visiting Davenport’s Victory Center on West Kimberly Road at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. To see Romney’s full speech, click here.