Mitt Romney has been touting his private sector experience to help bolster his economic credentials by stating that he is a job creator. He recently released an ad claiming on his first day in office, he would take several steps to create new jobs. On today’s Meet the Press, CNBC’s Jim Cramer argued that while Romney might try to claim it, most people don’t see him as a job creator, rather, they view him as more of a “job destroyer.”
David Gregory asked Cramer if Romney will be able to get a sustained bump from the “job creator” claims. Cramer admitted that people may be receptive to some of what Romney has in his ads, but the simple truth to him is that Romney can’t accurately say he’s created jobs given the public perception of his time at Bain Capital.
“Romney’s known as a job destroyer, not a job creator. I just don’t think that this will stick. I think Bain sticks. I think the idea that you bring in Bain, which is what happened in the 80s, they fire a lot of people and that’s how they get prosperity for the rich. That is a more resonant theme, I think, than anything Romney’s come up with.”
Watch the video below, courtesy of NBC:
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