June 2, 2011
Mitt Romney, the multi-millionaire former governor of Massachusetts, will kick off his second bid for the White House on Thursday with a hard-hitting economic message charging that “Barack Obama has failed America.”
The apparent front-runner in a wide open Republican field, Romney will start his campaign in New Hampshire, the early-voting state where a win in next February’s primary election would boost his chance of winning the party nomination to face Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama in the November 2012 general election. [ID:nN01211167]
Romney will blame “the Obama economy” for the job losses and home foreclosures that have plagued Americans during the president’s first term and helped renew fears that the economy could soon dip back into recession.
The economy is perhaps Obama’s main weakness, although polls say the president is still favored over all potential Republican opponents.