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Obama Has a Right to Question Romney's Business Credentials

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Karl Rove believes the best way to damage a candidacy is to undermine the candidate's strength. Mitt Romney is running as the guy with the experience to fix the economy. Making the sale against the bully from Bain is the best way to undermine Romney's campaign. Democrats learned this lesson the hard way in 2004 when the Swift Boat Veterans destroyed the military credentials that were a big part of Jon Kerry's campaign.

Voters don't want a cold, calculating corporate CEO running the economy. Like a lot of other "corporate vultures" (Rick Perry's words), Mitt made a mint shutting down companies, laying off hard-working employees, and sending American jobs to other countries. America needs more jobs, not fewer of them.

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Mitt Romney's version of cold-blooded capitalism won't fly with the working families who are teetering at the edge of economic oblivion after decades of downsizing and income stagnation. A few guys like Romney and his banker buddies on Wall Street made fortunes as corporate pirates while worker productivity increased and wages declined. Americans won't buy the Romney model as a way to fix an ailing economy.

While I'm on the subject, I disagree with Cory Booker's critique of the validity of the issue. Romney's record at Bain is fair game. He is running on his record as businessman. Americans have the right to hear the evidence and judge for themselves whether the Bain capitalist helped or hurt the economy while he ran the company.

Brad Bannon

About Brad Bannon President of Bannon Communications Research

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2012 presidential election
Obama, Barack
Romney, Mitt

Other Arguments

#1
89 Pts
Mitt Romney Must Present the Brighter Side to Bain Capital

No – Mitt Romney Must Present the Brighter Side to Bain Capital

Ford O'Connell Republican Strategist, Conservative Activist, and Political Analyst

#2
86 Pts
Romney Must Stand Up to Obama's Bain Capital Attacks

No – Romney Must Stand Up to Obama's Bain Capital Attacks

Stephanie Slade Project Director at The Winston Group

#3
40 Pts
Obama Camp Shot Itself in the Foot on Bain Capital

No – Obama Camp Shot Itself in the Foot on Bain Capital

Jamie Chandler Political Scientist at Hunter College

#5
30 Pts
Bain Attacks Have Cost Obama the Moral High Ground

No – Bain Attacks Have Cost Obama the Moral High Ground

Lara Brown Author of 'Jockeying for the American Presidency: The Political Opportunism of Aspirants'

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