“Mitt Romney said again today that President Obama didn’t believe that Steve Jobs built Apple,” Domenico Montanaro reports for NBCNews.com. “‘To say what he said is to say that Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple Computer or that Bill Gates didn’t build Microsoft or that Henry Ford didn’t build Ford Motor Company or that Ray Croc didn’t build McDonald’s or that Papa John’s didn’t build Papa John’s Pizza,’ Romney said today at a town hall in Ohio. ‘This is the height of foolishness. It shows how out of touch he is with the character of America. It’s one more reason his policies have failed. It’s one more reason why we have to replace him in November.'”
Montanaro reports, “It’s not a new line. Here’s what Romney said yesterday: ‘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.'”
“The Jobs charge is based on the Romney campaign’s reading of President Obama’s speech on Friday in Virginia, in which he said, in part: ‘If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen,'” Montanaro reports. “But does that mean the president doesn’t believe Steve Jobs built Apple? Here’s what Obama said in his statement after Steve Jobs died: ‘By building one of the planet’s most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity.'”
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