Affordability of college becomes campaign fodder

During a visit to Consol Energy in South Park, Pa., Romney pointed to an analysis of government data by The Associated Press showing that 53.6 percent of college graduates with a bachelor’s degree under 25 were unemployed–the highest level in more than a decade.

Romney reminded listeners that Obama had told voters in 2008 that progress could be measured by whether people are able to get good jobs that pay for a mortgage.

“So on his own measure — people getting good jobs that can pay a mortgage — he’s failed,” Romney said. “It’s time to get a president who can succeed.”