Mitt Speaks at CPAC: We are an exceptional land

Mitt got a warm reception at CPAC, and offered up some well written attacks on the president while building up his own business experience.

What we were hearing was not just a new and improved Barack Obama; it was an entirely different Barack Obama. Saul Alinsky was out; Jeffrey Immelt was in.

The President went from "Change you can believe in" to "Can you believe this change?" He sounded like he was going to dig up the First Lady's organic garden to put in a Bob's Big Boy.

Introduced by his wife Ann, Mitt attacks Barack.

Let me make this very clear. If I decide to run for President, it won't take me two years to wake up to the job crisis threatening America. And I won't be asking Tim Geithner how the economy works-or Larry Summers how to start a business.

Fifteen million Americans are out of work. And millions and millions more can't find the good paying jobs they long for and deserve. You've seen the heartbreaking photos and videos of the jobs fairs around the country, where thousands show up to stand in line all day just to have a chance to compete for a few job openings that probably aren't as good as the job they held two years ago. These job fairs and unemployment lines are President Obama's Hoovervilles.

We've seen the failure of liberal answers before. Liberal welfare policies condemned generations to dependency and poverty. Liberal education policies fail our children today, because they put pensions and privilege for union bosses above the reading scores of our kids. Liberal social policies have failed to protect the unborn. And now, the hollow promises of liberal economic policies have failed to provide millions of Americans with the dignity of work.