Romney talks jobs, alternative energy during visit to Council Bluffs

Jun 8, 2012

Agriculture, alternative energy, and job creation were on the agenda of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney during a visit Friday to Council Bluffs.

The former Massachusetts Governor met with a group of western Iowa farmers, then held a rally in Bayliss Park. It was his first visit to Iowa since May 15th. Romney said the national debt national debt is an issue that will plague Americans for generations to come, and it’ll effect economic growth.

During the rally, Romney criticized President Obama as being “out of touch” with what’s happening in the U.S. economy. “He said the private sector is doing fine. He said the private sector is doing fine! Is he really that out of touch? I think he’s defining what it means to be detached and out of touch with the American people.”

Iowa is considered by both campaigns to be an important battleground state in this year’s presidential election. Recent poll data from Real Clear Politics shows President Obama has a three-point lead over Governor Romney.