Romney's defense of his abysmal economic record as governor is--get this--that he inherited a bad situation and made it a little better. David Axelrod's response: "They're kidding, right?"
I can't really improve on Benen's conclusions, so I'll just quote a little bit:
Can Romney have it both ways? If Romney's to be congratulated for inheriting an economy that was struggling but then turning things around a little, by that identical standard, he ought to be patting Obama on the back for a job well done. Indeed, the Romney campaign talking points practically sound like an Obama endorsement.I'm not going to hold my breath, however, waiting for Romney to pat Obama on the back for a job well done. As he really should be doing.