Romney Says 'Barack Obama Has Failed America'

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
The Presidential race is shaping up. It looks like Mitt Romney will officially throw his hat into the ring today. And he has some strong words for President Obama.


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Mitt Romney is opening his first formal day as a 2012 Republican presidential contender with a direct challenge to the man he wants to replace.

He says, "Barack Obama has failed America."

In excerpts of his announcement speech, scheduled for noon Thursday, Romney makes the case that he is positioned to defeat the incumbent Democratic president and turn around the country. The former Massachusetts governor and business executive says the United States took a chance on Obama in 2008 and instead got only promises and slogans.

Romney, who ran for the GOP nomination four years ago and came up short, is set to enter the race at a barbecue on a farm in Stratham, N.H.

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