Tue Jul 17, 2012, 03:49 AM
MIDNITERIDER1438 (113 posts)
The McCain Campaign's Opposition File on Mitt Romney from 2008.
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Original post link I found is here:
The candidates behavior and actions towards veterans' issues:
"Romney Staff Spent Tens Of Thousands On New Televisions And Cross-Country Travel While “MakingFunding Cuts To Programs Including Ones Serving Veterans…”
“Governor Mitt Romney’s staff spent tens ofthousands of taxpayer dollars on cross-country travel and new televisions, VCRs and furniture for their offices intheir first six months in office, according to a published report. … Romney’s aides spent almost $40,000 on newoffice equipment and more than $22,000 on travel … The spending came as Romney was making funding cuts toprograms including ones serving veterans, the mentally disabled and the elderly.” (“ Romney’s Staff Spent Thousands OfTax Dollars On New Office Equipment, Travel,” The Associated Press , 11/16/03)
1994 Romney Remark On Homeless Veterans “Not One Of The Brighter Moments Of His Campaign.”
“From all accounts, Mitt Romney’s visit to that veterans shelter just behind Boston’s City Hall Plaza was not one ofthe brighter moments of his campaign for US senator. When director Ken Smith told him that one of the things theshelter needed was fresh milk, Romney replied jokingly that maybe the veterans should be taught how to milkcows.” (Michael Kenney, “Romney Comment Leads To Milk Run,” The Boston Globe , 11/27/94)"
Read more: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/102095500/The-Romney-Book
Reportedly released in January 2010, I just found it last night, and I spend all day and night on the internet. Therefore, I don't believe that this document has been thoroughly mined and discussed enough by a long shot.
And the corporate culture at Bain is something that has never really been widely exposed to those outside of the business world, according to the business section:
“Bainies” Were Known For Company Songs And Secrecy, Compared To KGB.
“Bain & Co. also was knownfor the strict discipline, team spirit - including company songs - and relentless work ethic of its troops. With theiruniforms of white shirts and red power ties, the clean-cut Bain consultants were known as ‘Bainies,’ a knockoff ofthe term ‘Moonies’ for followers of Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Bain & Co. also was known for its secrecy, earningsobriquets like ‘the KGB of consulting.’”
(Mitchell Zuckoff and Ben Bradlee Jr., “Romney’s Business Record Gives Larger Picture,” The Boston Globe , 8/8/94)
Romney “Doesn’t Run In Elections, He Competes In Markets.”
“It is clear that Romney approaches politicsnot as a crusade but as a business case study. He doesn’t run in elections, he competes in markets. In 1994, theformer management consultant knew his market. … Today, Romney correctly recognizes that what is appropriatefor one market (Massachusetts voters) clearly is not appropriate for another market (Republican-primary voters).”
(Daniel Gross, “The CEO Candidate,” Slate.com, 2/26/07)"
I work some of these issues in my brand new blog posts:
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