Guiliani in Boca: Apologize for the economy, Mr. President [View all]
By George Bennett
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
BOCA RATON —
Rudy Giuliani guaranteed a 2013 economic boom if Mitt Romney is elected president, while saying President Obama should apologize to the American people for the latest bit of sluggish economic news.
Appearing before more than 200 Romney supporters at a sweltering storefront Romney campaign headquarters Friday, the former New York mayor and unsuccessful 2008 White House aspirant blasted Obama’s handling of the economy and the fact that he hasn’t made a presidential visit to Israel.
“This morning’s numbers on the growth of our economy were so horrible, so anemic, 1.5 percent, that Barack Obama should have walked outside the White House and apologized to the American people,” Giuliani said.
The Commerce Department said earlier in the day that the economy grew at a 1.5 percent rate during the second quarter.