Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Bain Mutiny

In their ongoing, and futile, attempt to change the damn narrative, Team Rmoney is trying to make an issue of Bain employees donating to Obama's campaign. ZOMG! Just look at this!
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks Federal Election Commission data, Obama has collected $118,121 from donors who list Bain as their employer between June 2004 and May 2012. The period covers Obama’s bid for the Senate and his presidential campaigns.

One of Obama’s top campaign financiers — Jonathan Lavine — is also managing director at Bain, bundling between $100,000 and $200,000 in contributions for the 2012 Obama Victory Fund, according to estimates released by the Obama campaign.
Rmoney trying to spin this as hypocrisy but he might want to think that through just a little more. These are people who work for the corporation Romney built, some perhaps even had direct dealings with Romney himself. So what does it say about their judgment of Slippery Mitt's character when they're donating to his opponent? It's not shouting vote of confidence to me.

Which brings up a related thought. Clearly he's not universally revered within Bain Capital or within the larger world of private equity. So maybe the real reason Mitt is adamant about not releasing his returns is because he doesn't want his business associates to find out where he made his money.

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