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Sun Jul 15, 2012, 09:55 AM

35 Questions Mitt Romney Must Answer About Bain Capital Before The Issue Can Go Away

Mitt Romney conducted numerous TV and other media interviews yesterday in order to minimize the damage his campaign has received regarding discrepancies surrounding his tenure at Bain.

During times of crisis it is often a smart strategy to give virtually unlimited access to the media in order to push out your message aggressively and satisfy reporter curiosity so that the issue can be pushed of the front burner. John McCain famously did this well earlier in his career when dealing with his own Keating five controversies.

Unfortunately for the Romney Campaign, The slew of TV interviews did little to satisfy the media. In times of crisis, a strong candidate will come up with answers that satisfy the basic questions surround the controversy and will make people want to move on to another subject. Romney, however, could not seem to come up with basic messages that resolved the controversies. Many of his answers seemed evasive or overly legalistic. The biggest problem for Romney is that all of his interviews have only increased the questions that political observers, voters and the media have regarding he subject of Bain Capital.

Specifically, Romney is going to have to answer the following 35 questions before this issue subsides:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tjwalker/2012/07/14/35-questions-mitt-romney-must-answer-about-bain-capital-before-the-issue-can-go-away/

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Reply 35 Questions Mitt Romney Must Answer About Bain Capital Before The Issue Can Go Away (Original post)
Klukie Jul 2012 OP
riverwalker Jul 2012 #1
coalition_unwilling Jul 2012 #2
riderinthestorm Jul 2012 #3
KurtNYC Jul 2012 #4
AnotherMcIntosh Jul 2012 #5

Response to Klukie (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 10:03 AM

1. it won't go away

When Forbes has articles discussing whether or nor not you commited a felony, when you're running on your experience as "a businessman" and Forbes has "Did Romney's 2002 Bain Capital CEO Filing Violate The Exchange Act?", you are in trouble.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2012/07/14/did-romneys-2002-bain-capital-ceo-filing-violate-the-exchange-act/

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Response to Klukie (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 10:03 AM

2. Here are the four questions I enjoyed seeing in print:

 

5. You earned at least $100,000 as an executive from Bain in 2001 and 2002, separate from investment earnings according to filings with State of Massachusetts. Can you give an example of anyone else you personally know getting a six figure income, not dividend or investment return, but actual income, from a company they had nothing to do with?

6. What did you do for this $100,000 salary you earned from Bain in both 2000 and 2001?

7. If you did nothing to earn this salary, did the Bain managers violate their fiduciary duty by paying you a salary for no discernible reason?

8. Are there other companies that pay you six figures a year as earned income, not investment income, for which you have no involvement?

#28 is pretty fucking good too (a simple true-false statement)

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K&R for increased exposure (and thanks for posting

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Response to Klukie (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 10:17 AM

3. Really excellent article from Forbes. Four more excellent questions on Mitt's felony...

 

24. Why do SEC documents claim you were Chief Executive Officer, President, and Managing Director of Bain Capital 2000 and 2001 if you were merely the sole owner?

25. Did you sign this SEC document?

26. Is this accurate or not?

27. If you didnít sign it, is someone guilty of lying to the SEC?

28. True or false, it is a felony to lie on SEC filings?

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 10:30 AM

4. 24. Technicality 25. Yes 26. Yes accurate 27. I just said I signed it.

28. You are badgering the witness.

This article is surprising from Forbes. These aren't really 35 questions, just different angles on one question which to me show Forbes zeal at this scandal. They really have the knives out for Romney apparently. Curiouser and curiouser.

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Response to Klukie (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 11:37 AM

5. One more: If you committed a felony, why are you receiving de facto immunity from Holder?

 

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