This is rationalization. Mitt should have gone harder.
I can’t stand when he lets lines like, “The failed economic policies of the past” go unanswered. Mitt needs to remind people that the recession of 2008 was due to the housing crisis fostered for 30 years by the Democrats.
That is the one thing that bothers me most about republicans, in general. President Bush had an unemployment rate hovering around 5.5 percent for most of his presidency. It didn't start ticking up until the rats took over Congress his last two years. After the devastating attack on 9/11 so many jobs were lost - on Wall Street, in the service industry, people afraid to fly, etc. But we came back. I don't understand why repubicans will not give President Bush credit where credit is due. It's like even they blame Bush for what happened the last months of his presidency.
Sadly, most Americans don’t remember history and so what happens you get bogged down in claiming it was the other guys fault.
That was actually the point of the article - that he should have gone harder, but did not because he knows he is so far ahead.