On the Record

Mitt Romney sat down with TIME's Mark Halperin to discuss his plans for the economy, his years at Bain and his race against Obama

Peter Hapak for TIME

Mitt Romney on May 23 in New York City

If you were President, what would the U.S. look like at the end of 2013 in terms of jobs, unemployment and economic growth?

Well, you'd see a very dramatic change in the perspective of small businesses, entrepreneurs, middle-size businesses and perhaps even some large multinationals. They'd say, You know what? America looks like a good place to invest again, a good place to take risk, a good place to hire again ... This is all about creating good jobs for middle-income Americans, and it's a place where the President, frankly, has failed. His effort to put in place a series of...

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