Mitt Romney has officially secured his candidacy by winning the primaries in Texas and clinching the GOP nomination.
Mitt Romney Wins Texas and the GOP Nomination – Unofficial Republican Candidate
According to the Boston Herald, Mitt Romney has unofficially won the GOP nomination by winning Texas. Romney was only 78 delegates away before the vote on Tuesday, May 29. The former Massachusetts governor has maintained a steady platform of voicing his concerns about the U.S. economy, which as he puts it,
“[Obama's] abysmal economic policies are harming job creation.”
In an interview with Fox News, the unofficial GOP candidate stated that if he becomes president of the United States, he will exceed Obama when it comes to the recovery of the US economy:
“I can make the economy better. I can get more jobs in America. I can get competition between employers for jobs, rising wages. I understand how the economy works.”
Mitt Romney Wins Texas and the GOP Nomination – Critics of Romney
However, critics of Mitt Romney are quick to voice their concerns when it comes to his economic policies. While he was governor of Massachusetts, according to Boston News, the state suffered one of the poorest economic performances in the country. The Boston News stated that:
“On all key labor market measures, the state not only lagged behind the country as a whole, but often ranked at or near the bottom of the state distribution. Formal payroll employment in the state in 2006 was still 16,000 or 0.5 percent below its average level in 2002, the year immediately prior to the start of the Romney administration. Massachusetts ranked third lowest on this key job generation measure and would have ranked second lowest if Hurricane Katrina had not devastated the Louisiana economy. Manufacturing payroll employment throughout the nation declined by nearly 1.1 million or 7 percent between 2002 and 2006, but in Massachusetts it declined by more than 14 percent, the third worst record in the country.”
Mitt Romney Wins Texas and the GOP Nomination – Poor Economy Performance as Governor
When it comes to the force behind Romney’s campaign, of which he states that he can drastically improve job growth throughout the country, critics go back to his time as governor, where Massachusetts was only one of two states that had no growth in its resident labor force while the number of people 16 and older either working or looking for work in Massachusetts declined.
In any case, one fact remains certain; Romney clinching the GOP nomination means that the public knows the two main candidates in the upcoming 2012 presidential election. Obama, who secured the Democratic nomination unopposed, will face off against the now Republican candidate Romney in what is sure to be an intense campaign.
Mitt Romney Wins Texas and the GOP Nomination.