Open Thread: Romney Campaign “Fed Up” With Attacks on BainPosted: July 9, 2012
Be afraid, Obama campaign, be very afraid! You’ve really gotten under Romney’s skin with your nasty attacks on Bain Capital. Buzzfeed reports:
The Romney campaign will begin to aggressively push back against President Obama’s accusations that the Republican was an “outsourcing pioneer” today, a source privy to the the campaign’s strategy told BuzzFeed.
In a conference call Monday morning, senior staff said Romney’s surrogates would stop shying away from the word “lie” in responding to Democrats’ attacks on his business record, and plan to go on TV to call Obama a “liar,” the source said.
“They are very fed up with these attacks,” said the source.
Wow! Now that’s scary. They’re going to call Obama a liar? That should knock the President right out of the running, don’t you think? The Romneyites are still upset about that Washington Post story from June 21 that characterized Bain as a “pioneer” in outsourcing.
In response, Romney surrogates are going to make the case that most of the offshoring happened after the Republican left Bain, and that much of it was simply to help firms sell products overseas.
To spread the message, the source said, the campaign is going to start circulating a document to press that compiles “presidential falsehoods and exaggerations.”
Yikes! I don’t know if Obama can survive such a powerful pushback!
Meanwhile the Obama campaign has moved on from the Bain issue and begun attacking Romney about his secrecy about his personal finances, based on the Vanity Fair article by Nicholas Shaxon. Obama’s surrogates were out all weekend hammering Romney on his secrecy about his multiple secret investments in offshore tax havens, his Swiss bank account, and his failure to release more than one year’s tax returns.
I guess about three weeks from now, the Romney campaign will gear up to fight back on these latest attacks by the Obama campaign. Of course by then there probably will be new revelations about Romney. I’m betting pretty soon we’ll be hearing more about how Romney never really left Bain in 1999, as he claims.