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Fri Jul 13, 2012, 05:58 PM Jul 2012

Obama To Romney On Bain: ‘The Buck Stops With You’

Benjy Sarlin-July 13, 2012, 5:37 PM1592
President Obama said Friday that Mitt Romney deserves to be held accountable for his work at Bain Capital during a leave of absence, and that issues surrounding the timing of his exit raise “legitimate questions.”

“It’s pretty clear to me that I’m responsible for folks who are working in the federal government and you know, Harry Truman said the buck stops with you,” Obama said in an interview with TV station WJLA.

Obama noted that Romney, despite insisting he had no input into Bain’s operations after 1999 while on leave to run the Olympics, was listed in numerous SEC filings as the firm’s top officer.

“Now, my understanding is that Mr. Romney attested to the SEC, multiple times, that he was the chairman, CEO and president of Bain Capital, and I think most Americans figure if you are the chairman, CEO and president of a company that you are responsible for what that company does,” Obama said.


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(37,549 posts)
1. Well, this really speaks to Mitt's executive experience, doesn't it---he was the CEO in
Fri Jul 13, 2012, 06:00 PM
Jul 2012

name only????

What's he gonna be? The President in name only?


(4,835 posts)
5. Calling him out directly.
Fri Jul 13, 2012, 06:21 PM
Jul 2012


This way you know that it is not just his campaign making an issue out of it, but him personally.

Now let's talk about all that job creating that you are so good at Mr. Romney. Was it as governor (oops unemployment only went down because people moved out of state) or at Bain (oops outsoucing out the wazoo) or as governor and at Bain (oops conflict of interest & felony charges)?

Or none of the above; just a figurehead.

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