May 22nd, 2012
03:47 PM ET
11 years ago

Election 2012: Bain is here to stay

(CNN) - President Obama has made one thing very clear: He will be talking about Bain Capital a lot between now and Election Day.

"This is what this campaign is going to be about," Obama said Monday after drawing a distinction between what Mitt Romney did as CEO of Bain Capital and what is expected of a president.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Sorensen

    Poor old guys at Bain. They were always a second or third rate company (way after McKinsey, BCG, etc.) but now they are
    really becoming the laughing stock of the consultancy business world with little old Romney. They should have jumped off
    that sinking ship a long time ago.

    May 22, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  2. The REAL Truth...

    If the GOBP can whine and tells folks to focus on the record of the Potus, why can't the Dem's do the same for Bain. Heck, they will anyway....Bain and Mittens provide plenty of talking points...

    May 22, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Mitt Romney does not want to talk about Bain Capital and Pres. Obama knows it. Mitt Romney does not want to talk about being Gov. of Mass., either. I expect the Obama campaign to start riding that horse, too. The only Mitt Romney wants to talk about is how Pres. Obama "made the economy worse." Compared to the state the economy was in on Jan. 20, 2009 and the next month, it is a miracle we still have an economy left to argue about. Good thing for the social safety nets, too.

    May 22, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  4. cali girl

    It will be one of many things that will be handed over to Robmey.

    May 22, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    If you want to get a handle on what Mitt Romney did at Bain compared to what he claims he did at Bain, go visit their web site and read the Mission Statement.

    [If they were smart, Bain wouldn't change it before the election.]

    May 22, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  6. Steve

    Can't run on his record

    May 22, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  7. Myviewis

    Okay, so Bain and Solyndra have alot in common, both got people fired.

    May 22, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  8. Four and The Door

    Bad strategy for the Democrats. Bain is a big positive for Mitt Romney. Aside from all of the sarcasm a politician like Obama can spin with, Mitt Romney is very familiar with what American companies need to increase productivity, create jobs and be the best in the world economy. This is not in Obama's wheelhouse. Obama is about politics and academics. No help of course as we see his impact on the economy. We are where he took us. We need to do better. And we know how.

    Romney 2012.

    May 22, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  9. Lynda/Minnesota

    Yes, the Bain conversation is here to stay. As it should be. It is after all what HE chose to run on – his private equity experience, that is. Why Romney thought he could run on it and hide from it at the same time is a question only Mitt Romney can answer. Here's a parody of a recent quote of his:

    "Mitt Romney is what he is ... and he's sticking by what he is ... whatever that is.

    May 22, 2012 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  10. Myviewis

    Bain conversation will not make everything else Obama has done wrong go away. People know Bain is just a distraction from what is sitting in their checkbooks.

    May 22, 2012 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  11. B

    Romney wants the job as Potus, Bain Capital is listed on his resume, therefore, like any other job applicant his references must be vetted.

    May 22, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  12. Sniffit

    "Bain conversation will not make everything else Obama has done wrong go away. People know Bain is just a distraction from what is sitting in their checkbooks."

    Right. Because god forbid we look under the hood and critically examine what Mittens did during his career. We should just take everything he says at face value and never doubt anything coming out of his mouth because he has absolutely no incentive to lie or twist the truth or exaggerate or inflate his accomplishment or gloss over inconveient truths like the fact that many of his "successes" with Bain or things like the Olympics were helped along by large amounts of federal government subsidies, tax breaks and spending. Everyone should be focused like a laser on believing everything Mittens says about Obama despite all the facts, numbers, data, evidence, historical record that proves it wrong and nobody should ever point any of those truths out. Everyone got that? Believe what you're told to believe by the nice white man and stop asking questions.

    May 22, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    This will be the "Bain" of Rmoney's campaign.

    May 22, 2012 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |