Fresh off the campaign trail with Mitt Romney, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell laid out his case for why the Republican should occupy the White House next year.
“This is a candidate, Mitt Romney, that’s created 100,000 jobs, went from 50th to 30th as governor of Massachusetts,” he said on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report.” “He is the American dream. He can talk about it, and he’ll inspire people to grow.”
McDonnell, who has been mentioned as a potential running mate for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, criticized President Obama over jobs. He did not address the topic.
“If I had an abysmal record like Barack Obama when it came to job creation, I certainly wouldn’t be criticizing anybody else about their jobs record,” he said. “We have lost certainty and predictability in the regulatory and tax climate in America, and this is why we’re recovering so slowly.”
A recent Obama campaign ad cast Romney as “outsourcer-in-chief” over what he said was a record of sending jobs abroad.
Earlier in the day Obama, who was fundraising in Atlanta and Miami, expanded upon the assertions made in the campaign ads.