Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Romney stops in Delco

Republican presidential front-runner candidate Mitt Romney was greeted by a standing-room-only crowd at his first campaign stop in Pennsylvania Wednesday night which happened to be in Delaware County.

“I only have one more thing to ask of you,” Romney said to the crowd at the Iron Shop, located in the Broomall section of Marple. “Please help me defeat Barack Obama. He is so out of touch with the American people.”

Coming off the heels of primary election wins Tuesday in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C., Romney chose to focus on Obama rather than his Republican opponents.

He is currently facing former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, and Newt Gingrich, a former Speaker of the House, in the primary. The Pennsylvania primary is April 24.

Local Democratic officials blasted Romney during their own news conference earlier Wednesday. They painted Romney as the one who is out of touch with the American people.

In particular, Delco Democratic Party Chairman David Landau and state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-17, of Upper Merion, were critical of Romney’s support of a budget plan that was introduced by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

Landau and Leach said Ryan’s budget “would end Medicare as we know it” and argued the voucher-style system would be detrimental to senior citizens.

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