The Corner

‘These Hands’

The Romney campaign released a new web video this morning featuring Jack Gilchrist, who owns a metal fabricating company in Hudson, N.H., protesting President Obama’s comment dismissing business leaders as relying on what the government had provided. 

 “My father’s hands didn’t build this company?” Gilchrist says. “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,” he adds, “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?”

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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