Romney Rips Obama During Tampa Port Visit

Mitt Romney at the Port of Tampa
Romney, center, with his son, left and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam
TAMPA (2011-11-29) -

Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney toured the Port of Tampa, where he spoke about the importance of free trade in creating jobs. He also took the opportunity to take a jab at President Obama's job-creating policies.

Romney toured the Port of Tampa and then addressed a crowd of about 100 people at the port's cruise ship terminal. There, with several container ships in the background, he talked about free trade. Romney didn't mention his fellow Republican candidates, instead digging into the President's job-creation record.

"I'm concerned that we have a president who doesn't understand the power of trade for enhancing American employment and the prospects of American prosperity," he said. "Now, I know President Obama's a nice guy. But I just don't think he understands America. And I don't think he understands the economy. I think to create jobs, it helps to have had a job."

Romney is trailing in the polls in early primary states such as Iowa and South Carolina, and is counting on a win in Florida's January 31st primary to boost his campaign.

To hear his full, uncut speech at the port, click on the "Listen to Full Audio" icon below.

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