Monday, May 14, 2012

Obama takes aim at Bain

New ad from Team Obama takes a crack at Romney's alleged business cred:

Companion site to the ad, is with a longer version of the ad and other details. I assume they'll be adding to the site as the campaign goes on.

Also related, don't often pay attention to MoveOn anymore, but this Reich explains Bain video is really well done:

Meanwhile, the wingnut forces are aswoon over a misleading headline that says a former Obama aide criticized Obama's ad. They might want to watch the video before they get too excited about passing it on. It actually reinforces the point of Obama's Bain ad:
“Mitt Romney made a mistake ever talking about the fact that he created 100,000 jobs,” Rattner said. “Bain Capital’s responsibility was never to create 100,000 jobs, or some other number, it was to make profits for its investors.” Rattner — who spent his career at Lehman Brothers and other Wall Street firms — made it clear that he thinks the ad is “unfair” only because it assumes that companies should care about their employees.
Rattner video at the link. Similarly Team Romney's pushback is also muddled, using a bizarre analogy between Bain and the auto bailout that not only isn't a valid comparison, but also underscores the stark difference between Romney's "free market can do no wrong" platform and Obama's free market can't be trusted to be a fair market without oversight approach.

Not complaining. Team Romney's incompetency is a plus in my book. Sometimes wonder if he even really wants to win anymore. It's possible he's realized by now that if he does, he'll go down in history as a mere puppet of the crazed base and quite possibly become known as the worst president in the history of the U.S. That would be worse than just losing the race.

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Blogger merlallen said...

I seem to remember Bush bragging about his MBA, that didn't work out real well did it? I mean for us, the war profiteers loved him.

5:41:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Republican presidents have never worked out well for us working class people.

9:23:00 PM  

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