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Romney To Pontificate at NoHo Shopping Center, Councilman to Rebuke Right After
Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will be making a stop in Los Angeles today at a vacant storefront in North Hollywood's Valley Plaza shopping center. Romney is focusing his efforts, at least today, on pointing out how President Barack Obama has failed Californians by not getting enough of us back to work.
"Few Places In America Are More “Stressed Out” Than California, A State Suffering From Rampant Unemployment And A Struggling Economy," says Romney's blog, ahead of a list of issues facing the state, including high gas prices, unemployment, and low income growth paired with data about how much worse things have become under Obama. (Nevermind that the state was run by Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger all that time, too.)
What was better, per Romney? The Reagan years! Jobs, jobs, jobs for everyone. Times were great.
Local leaders are not so impressed with Romney's Reaganmania and his own economic wisdom: "Councilman Paul Krekorian, who represents the region, will deliver a rebuke to Gov. Romney by pointing out the progress now being made on the shopping center and the surrounding area after years of neglect," explains a release issued by Krekorian's office.
Romney's rally is slated for 2:15 p.m., with Krekorian's remarks to follow immediately after, at approximately 2:30.