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July 13th, 2012
09:58 AM ET

Obama camp: Romney 'misleading' on Bain

The Obama campaign's press secretary Jennifer Psaki discusses new attacks on Mitt Romney's Bain Capital record.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Bain • Interviews • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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  1. Natalie Hallette

    Common sense: the Republicans argue that cutting the Bush tax cut for the upper 1% means cutting the means for same group (aka "job creators") to create jobs. Given that those Bush tax cuts create the jobs, then tell us, WHERE ARE THE JOBS?????? Why doesn't anyone ask this?

    July 15, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
  2. Natalie Hallette

    Will someone please ask Mitt Romney this question: How is it that he was way too busy working on the Olympics to ever have had any meetings/dealings with Bain while at the same time he had time to have meetings with Staples, supposedly, to prove that he was able to run for govenor of MA? Please pin him on this and have him clarify this.

    July 15, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
    • Natalie Hallette

      Err..."governor" sp error

      July 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
  3. Joe

    Mauri, the simple case is Mitt's explaining why his name lingered on the SEC document for 3 years, did he not know? What did he do about it? If he has nothing to hide about these affairs, why not release tax returns to make everything clear? He knows he's deceitful – simple. My simple question is if Obama had left the corporations deregulated, had left the mortgage industry remain unaided, had chosen to let the auto industry close up and nothing to help the casualties of the 2008 economic disaster, the energy industry continue with business as usual with the effects on the health of our kids and people, leave the Gulf oil exploration after the BP Makondo incident to continue, would we have been sure of an economy with unemployment less than 9%? Granted he made some not so smart decisions, but if Romney is selling to the American people that this president made things worse and what we see from his 59 point plan is so much in semblance of what Bush did that did not really keep the economy afloat, why are we so sure Romney would make things better? Simply put, it's very difficult to believe Romney's economics would have made anything better had he been president from January 2009. Romney just wants to be president and harps on every downside to blame Obama in cooperation with the Koch brothers and FOX news. Gas prices are now down, why don't they credit Obama? But for Syria and Iran there's improving stability in the middle east, would the Romney philosophy had made anything better? I would like to see an unbiased debate about these issues rather than the "it's all President Obama's fault the economy is in this mess".

    July 14, 2012 at 6:43 pm |
  4. Jean Dorsey

    Mitt Romney has consistenly lied since the primary for presidency. He will lie, steal and cheat to get the Presidency. He has been running for years for this office and will sell his soul to get it He is a coward (Vietnam War); bully (college); liar (Bain)–won't release his taxes because they will show he has mirepresented himself and sold other peoples pensions and health care down the drain to make more money for himself; the pipe line will sell gas to oveseas buyers who will pay more and the heck with helping Americans; he has upheld hatred during his candicacy by not standing up to members of his party who preach hatred; He thinks good business practice is declaring bankruptcy for companies faltering (just like his cohort Trump who has a revolving door to bankruptcy) no moral obligations. The Lord says "you will reap what you sow" and Romney will be reaping for eternity. His father had decency; he hasn't aquired that trait–his trait is betting against America-keep American's in low paying jobs with no benefits so he and his cronies can get richer on the backs of Americans; His America is voter supression–why didn't he stay in Mexico where his family came from. If the borders were closed as he wishes fences to be in place, he woulnd't be here himself.

    July 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
  5. manning El Paso, TX

    Wolf, the SEC filings show Romney with Bain capital February 1999, I do not thing the SEC would lie to the public about Romney history, if you are license through SEC commission they will report your status of the time in question.The licencee might have gone inactive sometime in 1999, but reactive his license and the new corparation charter in 2000-2001 show him as sole owner and CEO of Bain Capital. His proof would be his and Bain capital and his wife corporation tax returns. I do not think Romney would lie to the IRS or the SEC. Rich Perry has and old saying
    Romney just piss in his lunch box.

    July 13, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
  6. C Oliver

    Wolf, Romney intentionally conceal his ownership.The only way can Romney proof in 2000, 2100 was not with Bain he needs show his taxes return personal and corporation and including his wife corporation taxes returns to proof he not lying.

    July 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  7. Doug Ericson.

    I don't know how Romney is going to dust this one off. It sounds pretty juicy to me. Could it be the tip, of an iceberg of tricky little technicalities?

    July 13, 2012 at 11:41 am |
  8. Mauri

    According to CNN's John King, those in Obama's campaign, including the president, Mitt Romney has been grossly and falsely accused of lying about being at Bain post his 1999 exit to take the Olympics problem. Even some in the Dem party with Bain, says they are lying, and have proof. Romney and his followers are right in insisting on an apology from Obama and his campaign. We all know where Obama has lied about his education, his affairs with convicted felons. All we have to do is refer to Hillary's campaign against him in 2008. Give it to us straight, Wolf. We trust you.

    July 13, 2012 at 11:01 am |

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