There's so much to unravel with this recent dishonest smear from Obama's campaign. Let's start with the campaign's coordination with friendly leftist news outlets (including CNN, MSNBC, NPR, CBS, ABC, and the New York Times) to carpet bomb much of the mainstream media with the message of Romney being dishonest about his tenure with Bain Capital, citing an old Boston Globe article citing SEC filings that listen Romney as the CEO of Bain Capital until sometime in 2002, three years after Romney stated he left Bain Capital in 1999. What the leftists in the media are hoping is that their audience is ignorant about how certain people often sit on boards after their real work with the organisation is complete, for various reasons.
In John King's own words after the 2:30 mark in the video, "they (the Romney campaign) say that he (Romney) left in February 1999, but it took almost two years to have the new management team put in place and that they are required by law until that new team is in place to list Mitt Romney. Is there any evidence, Anderson, that he had a hands-on role? No. I today have either spoken or communicated by email with four current or former Bain officials, three of these four are Democrats, two of them are active supporters of Obama in campaig n 2012. They were all there at the time. They say Mitt Romney left in a hurry in February 1999 to take over the Olympics, and he was never involved after that to their knowledge. Not at any meetings, not signing any documents, not involved in any deals. Again, three of these four are Democrats, they say what the Obama campaign is saying isn't true."
What's great about this story is that the Obama campaign has spent tons of money parroting this lie in certain battleground states, and this strategy of lies has been a huge failure, as the needle hasn't moved in favour of Obama. So the Obama campaign just burned through a lot of money and coordination with its leftist media allies to no avail. Hopefully this is another sign of desperation from the Obama campaign, which it seems to be.
More fundamentally, it shouldn't matter whether or not Romney was involved with Bain Capital during a time where their operations were associated with outsourcing jobs abroad. That's called capitalism, sometimes jobs are outsourced, and sometimes they're insourced. To run against that, which is a staple of the Obama campaign, is to run against capitalism. Obama is essentially running a campaign against free markets.
What's also ironic is that Obama is essentially the outsourcer-in-chief, he was destroyed millions of jobs and sent billions overseas to chase the phantom of "green jobs" (much like Dalton McGuinty). He has no shame, however, in accusing a demonstrated creator of wealth as the killer or jobs. With the left, everything is always upside down.
Edited by kraychik, 13 July 2012 - 11:14 AM.