“I will clap down on the cheaters, and China is the worst example of that.”
That’s Mitt Romney in his jobs speech today, launching a broadside at the PRC, one that is long overdue and ought to have been made by the president a year ago.
Romney is right to hammer on this, especially the protection of U.S. intellectual property, and Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann ought to be doing the same. Team Obama’s refusal to push the PRC for basic rule-of-law reforms is a huge vulnerability for the president.
Romney also blasted Obama for a “pay phone strategy in a smart phone world.” Well said.
He also outlined five executive orders that he would sign on day one of his presidency and five bills he would request. This is the sort of specificity that all of the candidates should be adopting.