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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:52 AM

Is Obama Campaign Focusing Too Much on Bain Capital?

Let me first point out I am not against President Obama and his campaign discussing Bain Capital. However, I am wondering if the Obama Campaign should spend more time discussing Mitt Romney's time as governor of Massachusetts.

I think someone could say that, yes, Romney did those things at Bain Capital, but maybe he will do something different as president. Detailing what Romney did as governor of Massachusetts would prove that he would do the same things that he did at Bain Capital if elected president.

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Reply Is Obama Campaign Focusing Too Much on Bain Capital? (Original post)
erpowers Aug 2012 OP
trumad Aug 2012 #1
BeyondGeography Aug 2012 #2
Proud Liberal Dem Aug 2012 #16
Hubert Flottz Aug 2012 #3
MADem Aug 2012 #4
vinny9698 Aug 2012 #5
BumRushDaShow Aug 2012 #6
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #7
morningfog Aug 2012 #8
malaise Aug 2012 #9
WI_DEM Aug 2012 #10
Greybnk48 Aug 2012 #11
SidDithers Aug 2012 #12
SunsetDreams Aug 2012 #13
Marrah_G Aug 2012 #14
KharmaTrain Aug 2012 #15
reflection Aug 2012 #17
GoCubsGo Aug 2012 #18
uponit7771 Aug 2012 #19

Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:53 AM

1. Wednesday morning conern Pill.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:54 AM

2. Romney's not running on his record as governor

I'm sure they'll get to it, but the election is referendum on who's better suited to run the economy and Romney's claiming superiority based on Bain. They've gone at it exactly the right way, I would say.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:14 AM

16. Right

and if he does, "Romneycare" will be front and center and he'll have to explain why he thought that it was o.k. for Massachusetts but not for everybody else (and why he actually did say that it could serve as a model for the nation). I'd say that the "hard drive" issue would also feed into the narrative about his lack of transparency and accountability. There's almost nothing that he can discuss that isn't able to be attacked in some way, shape, or form.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:54 AM

3. No, not enough!

Obama needs to keep up a full court press until November!

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:56 AM

4. Not only no, but HELL NO.

More Bain, more Where Are The Tax Returns.

Thank you for your concern.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:07 AM

5. This is like football, you as a coach run the same succesful plays that beat your opponent

Kennedy beat Romney using this playbook. Coaches who scout games will use the plays that work on winning.
The ads devastated Romney Copy success you will never go wrong.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:09 AM

6. We are still in primary season.

Rmoney hasn't even been officially nominated yet.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:42 AM

7. No. rMoney can't run away from that or what he's hiding in his tax returns. Hit him hard.

 

The ads that use his own words against him are the best ones.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:44 AM

8. We have plenty of time to cover all his issues. Bain is killing

him now. I say keep it up.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:44 AM

9. Hell NO n/t

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:45 AM

10. this is one of many good issues--others are 95% of Americans will see their taxes hiked

under Romney's plan according to Brooking's Institute. We also need to push Medicare cuts hard.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:00 AM

11. Romney's running on his record as a business man at Bain.

The President is doing EXACTLY what he should be doing, revealing what Romney actually did there and it ain't pretty.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:02 AM

12. Romney thinks he is...nt

Sid

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:04 AM

13. NO

that is all.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:07 AM

14. No- they need to continue hammering him on this, the tax issue, the disasterous foriegn trip

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:12 AM

15. Whack-A-Mittens

To answer your question...along with the others: No. Bain is one of several Willard glass jaws that will be played throughout the next couple months to frame what a cad and loser this dude is.

What Team Obama has done masterfully is time which glass jaw to hit (there are so many of them). When Willard claims he can fix the economy cause he's a "job creator", it's time to roll out Bain again and show how many jobs he's really outsourced and how he's profited from closing businesses (especially in "swing" states). If he talks about his Olympics "leadership", then its time to roll out how many federal dollars he took to pay for it. Or if he talks about his "plans" or lack of one, hit him with his lack of candor and openess about his taxes.

The problem about Willard's tenure as governor is he's run so far from it it's not easy to tie it in. With the AHCA matter settled and it quickly fading as an issue in the election, Willardcare is no longer much of an issue...plus or minus. The band has moved on. I'm sure Team Obama will find and use things he's said or done to knock him on his heels, but it's all in due time.

I'm suspecting that much of his record and dirt is still being held back for the debates and the final push after the convention...

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:14 AM

17. No!

There are very few things Romney will be able to speak about during the upcoming debates. He can't attack Obama properly on the ACA, as it's his plan. This is one thing the doofus Santorum had correct. If the Republicans want to campaign against the health care plan, they've picked the worst person in America to do it.

That leaves his experience as a "successful businessman." I use quotes because although Mitt was personally very successful, I wouldn't characterize what he accomplished for the country as a success. And by the time these debates roll around, the Obama campaign needs to make sure that the word 'Bain' makes you so angry want to punch someone in the mouth. Romney needs to be neutered on this point.

He also needs to be pounded incessantly about his tax returns (or lack thereof) and I'm glad Reid is carrying the water so vigorously as of late.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:17 AM

18. Absolutely not.

He wants us to vote for him based solely on his years at Bain. If the Obama campaign cannot focus that, what do they focus on?

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:21 AM

19. It's the centerpiece of rMoneys campaign, why is this a question? Regards

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