Mitt Romney's campaign has released a web video responding to President Obama's comments, "If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own."
The ad quotes a small business owner in New Hampshire, Jack Gilchrist, who says, “My father’s hands didn’t build this company? My hands didn’t build this company? My son’s hands aren’t building this company? Did somebody else take out the loan on my father’s house to finance the equipment? Did somebody else make payroll every week or figure out where it’s coming from? President Obama, you’re killing us out here. Through hard work and a little bit of luck, we built this business. Why are you demonizing us for it? We are the solution, not the problem. It’s time we had somebody who believes in us, someone who believes that achievement should be rewarded, not punished. We need somebody who believes in America.”
Then, the ad quotes the candidate himself, from a campaign event two days ago: 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.”
“President Obama attacks success and therefore under President Obama we have less success and I will change that,” Romney concludes.
The final video text then states, "After Four Years of Being Torn Down, It’s Time to Rebuild."