Ed Rollins on Romney's Response to Obama’s Small Business "Insult": Obama Believes Gov’t Has to be Involved in Every Element of Someone’s Life
Last Friday, President Obama said, ‘If you’re successful, somebody helped you along the way.’ Small business owners and many Republicans believe there is something wrong with that statement. Now, Governor Romney is saying that the president wants people to be ashamed of their accomplishments, saying he thinks that’s simply an ‘insult.’
Romney said in response, “To say something like that is not just foolishness, it’s insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America, and it's wrong.”
Former director of Ronald Reagan's 1984 campaign Ed Rollins weighed in during today’s America’s Newsroom. “I think it does give Romney an opportunity to spin here, and basically, go out and talk about the difference between the two."
“The president obviously believes government has to be involved in every element of someone’s life in order for them to have any success,” Rollins said.
“We believe in the individual; we believe people can go out and work very hard in America. It’s what democracy is about and capitalism is about. You can work hard, and you can move forward and you can move the next generation forward. It’s been the American dream since the beginning, and I think that’s something that Romney, more than anybody, can go out and articulate.”
In discussing Obama’s remarks on small businesses, Rollins said, “This should be a campaign about celebrating the American worker … It reflects a mindset, and it’s the mindset that’s the contrast between what Romney and his campaign will be about.”