As the presidential campaigns set up shop SC for the next week or so, one welcome committee was not so welcoming. State and national Democratic lawmakers held a press conference at the Statehouse stating that voters need to get to know “Mitt Romney who has proven he’ll say anything to get elected, admitting this week that he likes ‘being able to fire people who provide services to me.'”
On hand were Congressional Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, State Senate Democratic Leader John C. Land, III, State Representative Todd Rutherford, and State Representative Bakari Sellers.
Rep. Clyburn said he respected Romney’s father, George Romney, a governor of Michigan — and a frequent candidate for president himself.
“Mitt Romney got all that inheritance from his dad and he got no compassion and he didn’t develop any in trying to make it in the world that most of us live in,” said Clyburn in an interview.
Democrats are not the only ones attacking Romney as GOP hopefuls –except Ron Paul— barnstorm the state leading up to the Jan. 21 primary.