Bain plane lands near Romney retreat
June 23rd, 2012
05:55 PM ET
10 years ago

Bain plane lands near Romney retreat

(CNN) - Democrats kept up their offensive on Bain Capital, the private equity firm founded by Mitt Romney, on Saturday.

A Democratic operative snapped photos of a jet registered to the company that was parked at an airport near Romney's fundraising retreat in Park City, Utah.

The Bain plane photos came just hours after the primary super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's reelection released a new television advertisement criticical of the firm's practices.

Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Utah
soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. Mamaline

    Go Mitt everybody else like us poor people (was middle class) before Bush took over and u and your republican. Pose intend to finish us off pull up in our cars or hoopties, you all have a two day retreat and delivered by you alls personal pilots in your own jets. Our President does not have his own jet. Barrack Obama identifies with us. I would not vote for Romney if he was a DEMOCRAT. I'm just saying.

    June 23, 2012 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  2. normajean @ verizon ,com

    That Romney...what a card!..... I wonder how his elevator for the cars is coming I suppose he;ll want one for his planes........JUST WHAT WE NEED RUNNING THE COUNTRY..A MULTI MILLIONAIRE THAT TALKS LIKE HE CARES ABOUT THE LITTLE PEOPLE BUT CAN'T SEEM TO CONVINCE US WITH HIS DAILY LIFE STYLE.......Maybe we wouldn't feel this way if he weren't planning [[{according to his speeches}] to take away our S.S. and just about everything else the middle and lower economic classes have worked hard for and that will cease to exist once he gets the power he is seeking. MONEY AAND POWER......THE BIG WORDS FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY....NOTHING ELSE MATTERS !

    June 23, 2012 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  3. chuck weidemann

    Just like Bush with big oil....$150.00 a barrel....Romney with Bain....keep an eye on your wallet. By the way are the republicans crying a month ago about Obama and gas prices ready to now say what a great job he has done to bring them down? If he made them high ...he must make them low,works both ways!!!

    June 23, 2012 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  4. CanadaONE

    time for the 99% to revolt for fear of being bought out – does this go toward Bain taxes?

    June 23, 2012 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  5. Etch-A-Sketch Mitt RobMe Say_Nothing -Do_Nothing_Flip_n_Flopper VULTURE CAPITALIST

    Etch-A-Sketch Mitt RobMe BAIN CAPITIAL USA....the corporate greed and outsourcing VULTURE CAPITALISTs parked at an airport near Romney's fundraising retreat in Park City, Utah.

    the selling of America to the highest bidder continues....dont worry, "corporations are people too, my friend" – mitt robme

    June 23, 2012 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  6. B

    Under a Romney presidency, Bain Capital will take over, strip down, and sell off America.

    OBAMA 2012!

    June 23, 2012 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  7. Dee

    These are the people who will be running the country and they are telling Romney just what they want for their money.

    The middle class and poor are left out of the loop we cannot afford even a plane ticket much less one of those private planes lined up for the retreat this weekend. How does this look and so many people are huting and can't find work that money could be used to pay down the debt and comgress should be working this weekend to pass the job bills that are just sitting there.

    The American people are not stupid and they see what is going on and know that President Obama is not trying to help the rich but lift up the middle class and poor. Thanks to no help from the Republican party they all need to be fired.

    June 23, 2012 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  8. kakaraka

    Private jets? Romoney is out of touch with the average american.

    June 23, 2012 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  9. enuff

    Romney hasn't been officially nominated yet. If he is still part of Bain, he has a conflict that could blow his campaign out of the water.

    June 23, 2012 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  10. inathens

    Go with it DNC. Bain shows Romney's competence and intelligence. And only a fool would believe Bain made money by killing businesses – that's contradictory to the very idea of making money. Romney has a history of success and a proven record. Obama may act cool and great but his record stinks. Romney is the one with a record that really is great.

    June 23, 2012 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  11. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    How much money did it bring? You have to admit that there is a lot of money coming from Bain and their employees and supporters.

    June 23, 2012 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  12. King

    my mama always say that money is the root of all evil even though you need it to survive. the Chinese will do anything to see mitten be president, because they know his mentality is a vultures capitalist, and its only a matter of time before he would open free trade with them, pitting the American middle class against their 2 billion slave workers I wonder how long our dwindling middle class sector keep up with such volume, especially when mitten cut some more of our middle class workers, shouting small government.

    June 23, 2012 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  13. Steve- Illinois

    Did they snap a photo of Air Force One in N.Y? Obama swings by the twin towers to sign his name to a beam, to get the trip paid for by tax payers, then it's off to the fundraisers!!!

    June 24, 2012 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  14. Indy

    Well of the course the BainJet was there, if Romney gets elected they will get Billions in tax breaks and back door promise will have to be paid up by Mittsy

    June 24, 2012 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  15. carrotroot

    The optics of this can be very bad for Romney. His past history with Bain is a liability, and to see he's still close is very disturbing.

    June 24, 2012 02:22 am at 2:22 am |
  16. scott

    Sounds like envy to me. Democrats know Romney's time with Bain Capital, makes him very strong on business, more then Obama ever will be.

    June 24, 2012 07:30 am at 7:30 am |
  17. Terry - Indiana

    The best part, not one person getting off the plane asked the ground crew who they were going to vote for in the November Election. Wealthy folks have no time for the Poor and Middle Class.

    June 24, 2012 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
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