NBC Attempts To Make Romney Comment A "You Didn’t Build That" Moment
NBC News is attempting to turn Mitt Romney's remarks at the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah -- the games in which Romney was widely credited for turning around -- where he praised athletes for making it to the event as his "you didn't build it" moment.
In his remarks, Romney commended the athletes' parents and their communities for making it possible for them to participate in such a sporting event:
"You Olympians, however, know you didn't get here solely on your own power. For most of you, loving parents, sisters or brothers, encouraged your hopes, coaches guided, communities built venues in order to organize competitions. All Olympians stand on the shoulders of those who lifted them. We've already cheered the Olympians, let's also cheer the parents, coaches, and communities. All right!"
NBC News is attempting to tie Romney giving credit to the families and communities of the Olympians to President Obama crediting government for the success of businesses.