BLITZER'S BLOG: Will Bain Capital attacks on Romney work?
May 15th, 2012
03:29 PM ET
2 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Will Bain Capital attacks on Romney work?

(CNN) – President Obama and his campaign supporters have now gone big time to the Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich playbook to try to weaken Mitt Romney.

At issue is Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital, the venture capital firm.

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  1. Rickster

    No matter how much President Failure and his PR machine(aka: the national media) try to spin things, this election will all boil down to the economy and how bad the democrats have been.

    May 15, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  2. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Before Bain Capitol works, I'd like to know how Romney expects to be Commander in Chief of our military men and women and he has five (5) sons who don't serve in the military but travel around the country campaigning for him. Many sons and daughters serving have missed the birth of a child or a childs B-Day, Romney and his sons get those priveledges. NOT ONE OF HIS 5(FIVE) SONS SERVE IN THE MILITARY, NOT ONE, WHY?

    May 15, 2012 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  3. Myviewis

    Not really, Steel Dynamics employees around 6000 workers. Most people know that cheap imports were part of the reason the company closed just like many other businesses closed due to cheap imports from Europe, China, South America. And Unions are part of the equation because many Union workers I'm sure were taking it easy, doing sloppy work, drinking and sleeping on the job and noone can touch them plus the demands Unions put on a business can sink a business.

    May 15, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  4. Myviewis

    @Claudia, Houston, Tx – You are correct, Obama did not serve in the military either and he's Commander in Chief so he is just as priviledged as Romney and his sons.

    May 15, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  5. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Claudia, Houston, Tx - I'd like to know how Romney expects to be Commander in Chief of our military men and women and he has five (5) sons who don't serve in the military
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    Have you been in a cave for decades? Don't you know we have an all VOLUNTEER armed forces? Are you asking to reinstate the draft? And did you support McCain in 2008 instead of Obama if military service was so important to you?

    May 15, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  6. Boomer in Mo

    I no longer care. Neither party cares about this country, why should I?

    May 15, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  7. ST

    Yes this ad on Bain must work. Anyone who is thinking deeply will understand Bain Capital was in Romney's mind in order to obtain gains, and he did gained. Working for personal benefits and for the people is quite two different things altogether. What was done at Bain can not be applied in how the government should work. Folks should be aware of this and not let ignorance over come them!

    May 15, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  8. once upon a horse

    @ Rickster

    kinda longing for the old days I guess when we were losing 100grand jobs a month instead of gaining them, when your health insurance could deny you care for a pre-exisiting condition, when women didn't have to recieve equal pay, when gays could serve in the military but not say they were gay, when lots of auto employees were unemployed or on their way to being unemployed, and of course when Osama bin Laden was planning to kill our president

    May 15, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  9. Carl Lucas

    It certainly Will, by just Using the GOP candidates Clips, of loaded Gaffs, that were bestowed onto Romney by his Opponents, will resonate, in particular of his Predatory dealings, in his Business Dealings!

    May 15, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  10. rs

    No one likes it when somebody profits from closing companies and putting people out of work. That very action defines "leech". It won't matter how many Bain "successes" there were, Mr. Romney will forever be one of those "corporate suits" that cost thousands of American their jobs so that stockholders could profit.

    May 15, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  11. ED FL

    This loser Romney is the least imp[ressive candidate EVER to run for President.He keeps talking but he does not say anything . America is not going to believe this thieving politician as long as he keeps talking about his money and making stupid comments that his wife has to come and explain what he meant. Wait and when it comes out about all the money he has in Switzerland and other counties to avoid taxes. His giving gays haircuts will disappear from the headlines.

    May 15, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  12. Allison

    Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Before Bain Capitol works, I'd like to know how Romney expects to be Commander in Chief of our military men and women and he has five (5) sons who don't serve in the military but travel around the country campaigning for him. Many sons and daughters serving have missed the birth of a child or a childs B-Day, Romney and his sons get those priveledges. NOT ONE OF HIS 5(FIVE) SONS SERVE IN THE MILITARY, NOT ONE, WHY?

    According to your post, most all families have sons or daughters in the military, is this what you are stating?? Not everyone belongs in the military, just like not everyone needs a college degree. Stop your senseless rants. Did Obama serve in the military, what about Clinton? Stop trying to avoid the most important issue of the times, the ECONOMY!

    May 15, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  13. Call

    Certainly not. We are more worried about Obama's hatred of private investment and the growth of our economy than this trash.

    Love Claudia's attack on Mitt for military service. Liberals usually hate us in the military so I don't get this one but I have served with wealthy and poor people and they all put their pants on the same way. Wealthy kids have more options and so not as many serve in the military in case you just woke up in Houston yesterday. That is how it works there too.

    May 15, 2012 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  14. The REAL Truth...

    Oh people.. this is early days yet.. you Repugs think that Obama's gonna fire all his guns on the first salvo... this is shot-across-the-bows stuff.. The juicy stuff will start after the RNC circus in August, once the clowns have figured out whom their nominee will be.

    May 15, 2012 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "Will Bain Capital attacks on Romney work?"

    You sure hope not, eh Blitzy? What's your salary again? Who tax plans would benefit YOU most? Thought so.

    "In the end this will all be a sideshow"

    What's that make you, oh bearded one? Strap on your clown shoes, pal.

    May 15, 2012 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  16. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Sniffit
    "Will Bain Capital attacks on Romney work?"
    You sure hope not, eh Blitzy? What's your salary again? Who tax plans would benefit YOU most? Thought so.
    "In the end this will all be a sideshow"
    What's that make you, oh bearded one? Strap on your clown shoes, pal.
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    aaaaaawwwwwwww................. Sniffy don't like it when everybody isn't drinking his koolaide. So so sad.

    May 15, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  17. sky

    I am a independent voter who will support Obama. He has been a president
    who understands the american people, no matter what your race. He has brought our auto industries back from bankrupt and millions of jobs would have been lost. Mitt wouldn't even support his home town but yet mitt trys to take credit for he success and come back of the car industries. Taxes breaks for million airs, how about a tax breaks for the poor and middle class.

    May 15, 2012 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  18. Ronda in Houston,TX

    The ad works.

    May 15, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |