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Republican Convention Unveils "These Hands" Videos

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Republican National Convention unveiled three "These Hands" videos profiling small business owners in Colorado, Nevada and Ohio who built their business themselves, a clear contrast to President Obama's claim that small business owners didn't build their businesses.

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THESE HANDS – COLORADO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7plNit03Io&feature=plcp

PRESIDENT OBAMA: If you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You, you didn't get there on your own. I'm always struck by people who think: 'Wow, it must be because I was just so smart.' There are a lot of smart people out there. 'It must be because I worked harder than everyone else. 'Let me tell you something, if you've got a business, that…you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.

BOB SAKATA: We got started way back in 1945, so we're celebrating 67 years of farming here. We started with 40 acres and today we own about 3,000 acres. It's a company that's respected through integrity and honesty.

And what did I think about President Obama 4 years ago? Why, I have to admit that I was rather impressed with him. And I have to be very honest with you today, there is, there is no real meat to his conversation anymore.

The thing that I am most proud of is what I was taught by my father. Success is not when you knock people down and climb the ladder, but success is when you build people up. That's what we did in our organization.

And, I believe President Mitt Romney could bring this trust and confidence and the true role of leadership back to this nation.

President Obama's statement that we as small business did not make it on our own is completely nonsense.

My name is Bob Sakata and my family and my employees built this.

THESE HANDS - NEVADA
www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7kAF5R3taQ&feature=plcp

PRESIDENT OBAMA: If you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You, you didn't get there on your own. I'm always struck by people who think: 'Wow, it must be because I was just so smart.' There are a lot of smart people out there. 'It must be because I worked harder than everyone else. 'Let me tell you something, if you've got a business, that…you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.

JOSEPH DUTRA: Who, Mr. President, built my business? Who took the risk? Who put in the long hours? Your words are bad enough, but your actions over the last four years speak even louder. 

Job creators like me are trying to build this country back up. These hands built Kimmie Candy from four people to over 24people. This is what makes America great. Everybody out there, every young individual can start a company, but you have to have that individual initiative. I'm Joseph Dutra, owner of Kimmie Candy, and I built it.

THESE HANDS – OHIO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm9kw94psK0&feature=plcp

PRESIDENT OBAMA: If you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You, you didn't get there on your own. I'm always struck by people who think: 'Wow, it must be because I was just so smart.' There are a lot of smart people out there. 'It must be because I worked harder than everyone else. 'Let me tell you something, if you've got a business, that…you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.

DENNIS SOLLMANN: He was trying to say, 'hey, you didn't build that business on your own, the government helped you build it,' and that's what ticked me off more than anything.

Mr. President, you have no idea how we here in Midwestern Ohio have to try to run a small business from daylight 'til night.

What we need is a leader who truly understands – truly understands - how business works.

Gov. Romney: The idea, to say that Steve Jobs didn't build Apple, that Henry Ford didn't build Ford Motor – to say something like that is not just foolishness, it's insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America. It's wrong. President Obama attacks success and therefore under President Obama we have less success and I will change that.

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SOURCE 2012 Republican National Convention



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