Mitt Romney was unusually ardent in a speech delivered today, delivering a vehement denunciation of Barack Obama’s comment that “If you’ve got a business. you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
“The idea to say that Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple, that Henry Ford didn’t build Ford Motor, that Papa John didn’t build Papa John Pizza, that Ray Kroc didn’t build McDonald’s, that Bill Gates didn’t build Microsoft, you go on the list, that Joe and his colleagues didn’t build this enterprise, to say something like that is not just foolishness, it is insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America and it’s wrong,” Romney said.
Obama, Romney said, wouldn’t properly credit such people’s efforts.
“The President would say, ‘well, you didn’t do that. You couldn’t have gotten to school without the roads that government built for you. You couldn’t have gone to school without teachers. So you are not responsible for that success,”" Romney said.