Republican Candidate Mitt Romney continued campaigning on Thursday at Roanoke.
The event was held outside of a window and door factory. There, Romney criticized President Barrack Obama for his suggestion of adding a "secretary of business."
"(Obama) came up with an idea last week, which is he's going to create the department of business," Romney said during the event. "I don't think adding a new chair in his Cabinet will help add millions of jobs on Main Street."
"We don't need a secretary of business to understand business; we need a president who understands business, and I do," he added. "That's why I will be able to get this economy going. This isn't the time for small measures. This is a time for greatness. This is a time for big change, for real change."
He also reflected on Obama's economic policies, claiming they led to three million more women in poverty and 15 million more people on food stamps during his four years as president.
Joanne Peters, a spokesperson for the Obama campaign, commented on Romney's ideas.
"The idea that Mitt Romney would help businesses grow as president doesn’t match his record or his policies," Peters said. "Romney’s plan could raise taxes on as many as 30 million small business owners to pay for his $250,000 tax cuts for multi-millionaires, and independent economists agree his plans would do nothing to create jobs and could slow our recovery."
Former President Bill Clinton will be visiting Roanoke on Saturday to campaign for Obama.
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