On a beautiful August day when most people are enjoying the weather and leisure time, self-made man Al Letizio organized a protest against the President of the United States.
This New Hampshire businessman set up signage outside his business to let Mr. Obama know that in America, the free market still works and small businessmen aren’t obligated to grovel on bended knee to thank the federal government for allowing them to exist.
Al Letizio owns a small food service business that just happens to be situated along President Obama’s motorcade route to his rally in New Hampshire today. Mr. Letizio, like so many other small business owners across the country, is annoyed at the President’s infamous, off-prompter declaration that business owners in America “didn’t build that.” In fact, it’s quite the opposite. The federal government is funded by people like Mr. Letizio.
Check out these pictures from earlier today as Mr. Letizio hung a “We Did Build It” sign on his storefront as Obama drove by, with Romney supporters cheering him on.
“You didn’t build that” is fast becoming the seminal moment that has encapsulated the Obama presidency. President Obama branded himself that day in Virginia, and as much as he tries to run from the revealing remarks, the American people know exactly what he meant.
In an independent-minded state like New Hampshire, the message of fiscal responsibility, free market entrepreneurship, the promise of lower taxes, and the abolition of Obamacare proposed by the Romney/Ryan campaign may very well resonate in this typically blue state. This is not good news for the Obama campaign, as critical states that denied John McCain in 2008 are coming into play for the 2012 GOP ticket.