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Friday, August 31, 2012
Romney's Republican Nomination Speech: Student Loans Will Be HOT Topic This Election Season
This evening, Romney accepted the Republican nomination for President in Tampa, Florida. One thing is certain from reviewing pieces of his speech: student loans are going to be a huge issue this election season.
At one point Romney said, "Every new college graduate thought they'd have a good job by now, a place of their own, and that they could start paying back some of their loans and build a future."
Of course, for millions of recent graduates, that is not happening and the indentured educated class is well aware of this fact. However, I have already raised concerns about the possibility of Romney winning, especially given those he has chosen to oversee higher education initiatives.
I'm reviewing Romney's speech carefully and will provide more detailed analysis tomorrow. In the meantime, it is safe to say that he has hit on a major issue - the student lending crisis - but I am not confident that, if elected, he wouldn't do much in the way of coming up with viable solutions to the problem.