Romney: Obama A DDD Presidency For Debt, Downgrade, Delay

By Fred Lucas | August 29, 2011 | 10:49 AM EDT

( – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called President Barack Obama a DDD president, a remark coming after Standard & Poor's downgraded the United State’s AAA credit rating to AA-plus.

“I want to make America the strongest economy on earth,” Romney said at a campaign stop in Exeter, N.H. “What I’ve seen and said from this president is not a AAA presidency but I’ll call it a DDD presidency. It’s been a presidency which has been associated with debt and with downgrade and with delay.”

Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, also took a swipe at Obama for vacationing at Martha’s Vineyard.

“You’ve got 25 million people out of work right now Mr. President, out of work or in part time jobs needing full time work or the stopped looking for work,” Romney said. “You shouldn’t be on the vineyard playing golf. You should be doing your job putting Americans back to work.”