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Romney takes “you didn’t build that” to Nevada

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Conn Carroll

If you liked Mitt Romney’s first web video, “These Hands,” featuring New Hampshire business owner Jack Gilchrist, you’ll like Romney’s second installment, “These Hands: Nevada,” featuring Nevada business owner Joe Dutra. Full text of the ad is below:

VIDEO TEXT: “Reno, Nevada”   PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.”   VIDEO TEXT: “Kimmie Candy Company”   PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart.” VIDEO TEXT: “Joe Dutra, Owner”   PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something. If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” JOE DUTRA: “Who, Mr. President, built my business? Who took the risk? Who put in the long hours? Your words are bad enough, but your actions over the last four years speak even louder. Job creators like me are trying to build this country back up. These hands built Kimmie Candy from four people to over twenty-four people. This is what makes America great. Everybody out there, every young individual, can start a company. But you have to have that individual initiative. I’m Joseph Dutra, owner of Kimmie Candy, and I built it.”   MITT ROMNEY: “The idea, to say that Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple, that Henry Ford didn’t build Ford Motor…to say something like that is not just foolishness, it’s insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America, and it’s wrong.”  

VIDEO TEXT: “Mr. President We Built It.”

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