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Romney Gets Tough, Strikes Back on Bain

In a sign that this is not the polite – and failed – McCain campaign, the Romney campaign responded briskly and effectively to the outrageous charge by Obama’s operatives that Romney was either lying or guilty of a crime in stating that he had ended his active involvement in Bain in 1999.

The response gets to something that is important and true: The Obama campaign gutter tactics are just latest example of President Obama diminishing the office with which he was entrusted and abandoning wholesale the image of a transcendent leader he projected in 2008.

The Obama hagiography projected by the 2008 campaign and conveyed by the press is one of the chief reasons Obama was elected in the first place. The Romney campaign is being quite clever in taking a tough situation – the criticism of Romney’s time at Bain – and turning it to their advantage. And in a way Obama and his team assuredly deserve.

Below is a sample from Romney’s media blitz Friday in which he responded to Obama, and also two related campaign ads.

The Obama campaign is going to counterpunch sometime today.

15 Responses to Romney Gets Tough, Strikes Back on Bain

  1. Of all the things that these two candidates can fight about, Bain seems utterly stupid. The two have enough opposing ideas to talk about until the cows come home but true to Obama’s Bully Pulpit, he hit below the belt. I hope Romney has the b***s to fight back.

  2. At least Romney was a businessman, which is more than anybody can say for this Alinsky ideologue currently occupying the WH. Rather than fight over when Romney did or didn’t run Bain Capital, let’s talk about the here and now. Obama is overturning established law with the stroke of his pen. From DOMA to immigration to welfare, he has repeatedly violated his oath of office and someone needs to call him out on it. Stop bickering over the small stuff and start defending the American ideal.

    • These allegations from a man who admits felony drug use in his book(s), has a Ct issued SS# never having lived in Ct, etc etc. Obama is, as usual, just babbling words that are put in his mouth by others or by teleprompter.

      • Absolutely right Rick.
        His campaign is going to destroy itself just by grasping at straws.
        Romney should agree to release his records only if Obama agrees to release his.
        In chess, that is called CHECK.

  3. Romney’s Olympics story is an amazing turning around failure success, he should go there more often. Even donated his salary to charity, so he was basically a volunteer for seveal years. That tells me more about the man than Obama can ever try and destroy.

  4. Team Romney NEEDS! to read some Gen. George S. Patton…

    “Attack!, Attack!!, Attack!!!”

    Team Barrack Hussein Obama is nothing but a bunch of arrogant, dishonest, Socialists; with the sycophant “mainstream media”, that should be called-out for what they are…

  5. Glad to have you back in my email, Keith. The only problem I can see is why do you write for POLITICO? I use to go there a lot, but lost interest when they appeared to be terribly left, especially during the primaries.

  6. Had a good laugh today! The liar-in-chief was somewhere on the campaign trail working his audience into a frenzy. He accused his opponent of “investing in companies that the WaPo calls ‘Pioneers of Outsourcing. I believe in In-sourcing”, he said.

    It just so happens that his Jobs Czar, Jeff Immelt, has outsourced more than 150K jobs – more than half of the GE work force. Only 46% remain in the US.l The entire X-ray division and all of the light bulb factories have been moved to China.

    BTW, has anyone seen or heard from Immelt lately?

  7. Obamas attack ads just show his lack of character. They also point out the glaring fact that he can’t run on his record…

  8. The latest from Obama is his so-called “responsibility” argument, one Obama himself launched in an interview with Scott Thuman ABC7.

    If Scott Thuman were any kind of thorough reporter, he would have followed up on the Presidents comment (below) because logically it comes right back to haunt Obama in spades, especially as it relates, for example, to “fast and furious” and the GSA scandal.

    PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Well, here’s what I know, we were just talking about responsibility and as president of the United States, it’s pretty clear to me that I’m responsible for folks who are working in the federal government and you know, Harry Truman said the buck stops with you.

    Now, my understanding is that Mr. Romney attested to the SEC, multiple times, that he was the chairman, CEO and president of Bain Capital and I think most Americans figure if you are the chairman, CEO and president of a company that you are responsible for what that company does.

    Ultimately Mr. Romney, I think, is going to have to answer those questions, because if he aspires to being president one of the things you learn is, you are ultimately responsible for the conduct of your operations, but again that’s probably a question that he’s going to have to answer and I think that’s a legitimate part of the campaign.

  9. OK, it’s good to see them fighting back against these lies with class but also forcefulness! Hint to GOP strategists: nobody gets too upset when a bully receives his comeuppance.