John King: Why is 1999 so important to 2012?
July 12th, 2012
10:39 PM ET
11 years ago

John King: Why is 1999 so important to 2012?

Washington (CNN) - So just why is 1999 suddenly such a flashpoint in Campaign 2012?

Team Obama says 1999 is the birth year of "The Big Bain Lie" and goes on to suggest that Mitt Romney might have committed a felony.


Filed under: Bain Capital • Mitt Romney
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Myviewis

    President Obama should apologize to Governor Romney. You would think that as smart and good of an attorney everyone said Obama is, Obama would have researched this information the reporter from the Boston Globe claimed she acquired before relying on it, turns out it was bad information, bad reporting, bad researching. This bad call by Obama makes our president look really bad, he is an attorney afterall.

    July 12, 2012 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  2. girish

    Mr. Rob money is flip flopper and lying about his activities .He has two different kinds of teeth , one kind to eat and other kind to show .He has gone from extreme one side to other for his advantage . There is no consistency,empathy or loyalty

    July 12, 2012 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  3. Thomas

    Give me a brake , a felony ?

    Just because Mitt Romney lies , loves bulling weaker students , Likes all trees the same hight , makes fast money laying workers off , then restructuring and borrowing federally guarantied money , then selling off all assets ., then transferring funds to off shore banks. Going to France to Proteolyses for the LDS rather then going to Vietnam , or having five sons who avoided military service during Americas longest wars , War's there Father supported ! Driving his dog have way across country on the roof of your car , having a car elovator installed in one of his ten homes .

    No , he didn't commit a felony , Mitt is living his version of the American dream !

    Romney / Issi
    2012 values you need to succeed !
    oligarchs are people too !

    July 12, 2012 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  4. Just a thought

    I think its easy to support Robmeny if you never attended a critical thinking class. In fact the lower the education, the more likely you are to buy into the GOP/Tea-Troll idiocy.

    July 13, 2012 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  5. Four and The Door

    But the Obama campaign and its liberal allies continue to hang their claim on the SEC filings.
    Why so important for them to try to stretch the calendar of Romney's Bain tenure?
    They are watching Obama/ Biden 2012 get beat. They have no plan on the issues. they cannot explain why Obama's first term didn't work and they are grasping at every pathetic straw. It is not pretty but we get to watch 4 more months of this.

    July 13, 2012 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  6. Just a thought

    Wait...didn't Robmeny say he liked firing people? So way doesn't he just man up and say I was in charge and if Bain fired anyone, I was ok with it(?)....Instead he just slithers and slims his way around the gutter of his followers i.e. Faux News and the rest of the dummies with the Tea hats on

    July 13, 2012 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  7. Mario

    Romney did lie at his residents herring in 2001. He said he took a lEAVE OF ABSENTS from BAIN in 1999 to go run the Olympics. Look at the transcript and he got payed $100,000 for being the CEO in 2001.

    July 13, 2012 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  8. Donkey Party

    John King, why are you such a closet Republican? Ashamed of coming out?

    July 13, 2012 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  9. lies from obama(and mabye his father)

    Thank you, Mr. King, for pointing that out. It is because Obumbles&co. can't run on their record. The obvious answer: make up irrelevant lies about the other person. Obama2012-The untrustworthy way forward

    July 13, 2012 02:12 am at 2:12 am |
  10. Name

    I believe he broke all kinds of laws, but like all super rich, people they think there above the Law.

    July 13, 2012 02:47 am at 2:47 am |
  11. shamsudeen sani

    i read the article its very interesting. and i came to realise that 1999 has really made alot of changes in my life

    July 13, 2012 05:17 am at 5:17 am |

    Did you ever hear of a telephone or e mail ,he didn't need to be siting in the office to run the companies which was still in his name only and from which he drew a 100,000 per year salary . No wonder the disk drives disappeared .maybe he will be in jail by Nov 2013.

    July 13, 2012 06:06 am at 6:06 am |

    Dig deeper and I'm sure you will find something worse ,but the republican bafoons party will tells us we are not seeing what we are seeing with our own eyes .unbelievable !!!!!

    July 13, 2012 06:11 am at 6:11 am |
  14. Gurgyl

    John, do not be an idiot. It is because if if you lose morality you lose it now. If you file bankrupt, does any one believe??john, in law it takes seven years to fix. Maxim, if wealth is lost nothing is lost, health is lost something lost, character is lost, everything is lost. Enough??

    July 13, 2012 06:25 am at 6:25 am |
  15. Marie MD

    The bishop's entire life is a lie. Is there anything this guy really and truly stands for?
    He doesn't endorse his real heritage because polygamy is involved. He doesn't remember bullying a gay studnet and cutting his hair. He and the non working wife think that the dog enjoyed a car ride at 60+ mph on top of a SUV. He likes to fire people. He thinks we all aspire for a mansion with a pool and a golf course for a backyard. He is against anything that will help women. He outsourced American jobs to India. He has a fetish for MI state trooper uniforms and likes to stop drivers (it's against the law).
    This guy wouldn't know the truth if it hit him on that botoxed face of his. He has lied so much and so many times about everything that he needs a cheat sheet.

    July 13, 2012 06:28 am at 6:28 am |
  16. Dean

    2009 is more important to 2012...that's when Obama began his disasterous presidency.

    July 13, 2012 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  17. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    I am self employed. I lie. Sometimes i get delayed on jobs so i make up a lie for a little more time. Bain liers capital lie to buisness to take over and then run them into the ground for a profit. Or ship the jobs over seas. Workers lose owners lose and bain lier capital profits.

    July 13, 2012 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  18. Fair is Fair

    "So just why is 1999 suddenly such a flashpoint in Campaign 2012?"
    Because the Obama campaign certainly doesn't want to focus on the so-called "accomplishments" of 2009-2012.

    July 13, 2012 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  19. Doug in NYC

    Rob-Me either commited fraud with the false SEC filings or he is a LIAR! My guess both. He testified he worked part time at Bain so he could get on the ballet to run for Govenor, he draw a salary, he states he was at Bain for 25 years. Bain was started in 1977 add 25 and guess what? You have 2002. He did not retire, he needs to come clean NOW! Or the SEC needs to investigate this LIAR!

    July 13, 2012 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  20. enuff

    It is important because he it revealing characteristics of a man who wants a job so bad, he will lie do anything to get it. Lie (Bain SEC questions), cheat (refuses to show tax returns, hiding money in off shore accounts) and steal (jobs from people so that he could make a profit). Romney has shown he has no integrity, no ethics, no scruples. Those characteristics are very important in being elected pr esident.

    July 13, 2012 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  21. Expat American

    Well, Romney's also been running for President since 1999......

    July 13, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |