January 2012: Romney says the economy is getting better under Obama
Fall 2008: McCain says the fundamentals of the U.S. economy are strong.
Mitt's Qualification:There is a little more to what Romney said. While he concedes that there is a recovery underway, he adds the qualification that the recovery is going too slowly and he blames Obama for that. Something tells us this won't stop the celebrations in Chicago:
ROMNEY: "There's never been a time anywhere in the world where an economy has never recovered. The question is has it recovered by virtue of something the president has done or has he delayed the recovery and made it more painful? And the latter, of course, is the truth. The president's policies have made the recession deeper and have made the recovery more tepid and more difficult on the American people. This is the worst recovery that we have seen from a recession since Hoover. And President Obama wants to take credit for things getting better, he's in fact made things worse. He's made this recovery take much longer, but, will our economy get better someday? Of course it will."