One by one, Republican presidential candidates are stumping in Illinois. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a campaign stop in Rosemont Friday morning. Speaking to diners at restaurant, Romney urged supporters to get out and vote. He says he has the experience to turn the nation’s economy around.
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“We’re not going to be successful in replacing an economic lightweight if we nominate an economic lightweight, and I’m an economic heavyweight. I know how this economy works,” Romney said to applause. “I’m going to get it working for the American people because I care about the American people.” Romney did not lay into his Republican rivals, but instead took shots at the current administration. “The president says he wants to fundamentally transform America. I don’t want to transform America, I want to restore and reclaim an America, the principles of freedom and opportunity that made us the hope of the earth,” Romney said. Meanwhile outside of the restaurant, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) gathered with a dozen women who held signs that read “Get your Mitt(s) off birth control.” Schakowsky says Romney has “turned back the clock on women” when it comes to birth control and Planned Parenthood. She says those positions don’t fit with the women of America.