Verne Strickland Blogmaster / August 29, 2012
'AMERICA NEEDS A TURNAROUND, AND THE MAN FOR THE JOB IS GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY.'
Rep. Paul Ryan in Tampa
In a secondary role if only for a moment, Romney accused Obama of backing "reckless defense cuts" amounting to $1 trillion. "There are plenty of places to cut in a federal budget that now totals over $3 trillion. But defense is not one of them," Romney said in remarks that referred elliptically to the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.Romney spoke to the American Legion in Indianapolis as his aides in Florida scripted an economy-and-veterans-themed program in their own convention hall and kept a wary eye on Isaac. The storm was threatening levees in the New Orleans area almost exactly seven years after the calamitous Hurricane Katrina.