TV and web ad buy to slam Romney on Bain record. Hits Bain and Romney for asking firm to remove American flag while Chinese visitors toured a plant in Illinois.
In Romney’s failed 1994 bid for Senate, Ted Kennedy hit Romney for the lack of women at Bain Capital in an ad. Romney responded in a debate by mentioning the highest paid employee at Bain was a women and the chairman of the board was a women.
While Obama and Romney rhetorically slug it out tonight, you can go shot for shot at home!
The vice president called Bain Capital “a good honorable company” today in Wisconsin. Biden added outsourcing is “not bad if you’re running a company like that. Your job is to make money for your investors. It’s a different job than the president.”
A YouTube user with the handle “Rachel Maddow,” who is not Rachel Maddow, posted what purports to be Romney remarks secretly recorded at a closed press fundraiser.
In new Priorities USA Action ad, man tells story of his wife dying because she didn’t have insurance after Bain-owned GST Steel laid him off.
The Romney camp stays silent as Obama pours millions into Bain-bashing commercials. “Never let an attack go unanswered. It’s a rule for a reason,” says Wilson.
Flight records passed along by a Democratic source show that the Bain Capital Jet company jet flew from Bedford, Massachusetts to airfield near Romney’s Utah donor retreat on Friday.
Obama deputy campaign manger Stephanie Cutter lays into Romney in new campaign video hours after David Axelrod brands Romney as “outsourcer in chief.” Obama campaign piles on Washington Post report.
Attack, and duck. “We had a top-level surrogate at the WaWa,” insists Gorka.
Undeterred by Democratic pushback, Priorities USA Action launches new TV ad slamming Romney on his private equity background. “This was a booming place, and Mitt Romney and Bain Capital turned it into a junkyard — just make money and leave it.”
Says Romney has a “sterling business career” and that being governor and working in the private sector crosses “the qualification threshold” to be president. Clinton says the election will not be about Bain Capital, but about the policies Romney’s advocating for the country.
Obama says he’s not backing down from attacks on Romney’s business record. But history shows this approach has rarely worked.
A new ad from the pro-Obama superPAC Priorities USA features the testimonial of a former Ampad employee who lost her job as a result of the acquisition of Ampad by Bain.
Romney has come under fire this week from Democrats for his role leading the private equity firm Bain Capital. Romney, though, is proud of his work, as he said while running for governor: “I wish I could bat 1.000, I can’t, but I’m basically in the investors hall of fame.”
…but that Obama’s not being fair about it. Accuses the the Democrat’s campaign of “cherry-picking” and “distortion.”
As Republicans gloat about Cory Booker’s support for Bain, Priorities USA responds in kind. New ad shows Republicans attacking Romney’s “vulture capitalism.”
The president didn’t come up through Democratic Party institutions, and now he has little organic connection to it. Not fair to compare him to Clinton, says Rendell.
At the NATO Summit in Chicago, Obama is pressed on Cory Booker’s critique, defends his campaign’s attacks on private equity firm.
Newark mayor defends private equity from Obama campaign attacks, calls them “crap.”
Ashleigh Banfield yells at Ben Labolt for the Obama campaign’s Bain attack ad on Romney.
“He promised us the same things he’s promising the United States. And he’ll give you the same thing he gave us. Nothing. He’ll take it all.” Priorities USA, Obama’s Super PAC, doubles down on the Romney Bain attack. Ad is first in multi-million dollar series to run in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Americans United for Change looks to widen the damage.
It’s the pro-Romney viral email the campaign wants you to see— and a genuinely moving true story.
Company’s big returns for Bain were created partially with Medicare fraud scheme
Huckabee still hasn’t endorsed, but if he’s okay with this ad, it’s pretty clear which way he’s leaning.
Defends him today. In ‘08, “strip away the jobs.” In ‘12, “Communism.”
An Obama ally who blasted Romney’s Bain tie today. But Reed hired a top official from the firm.
The Bain issue follows Romney to South Carolina.
Calls it “more pious baloney.”