START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x
1,325,049 people care about Politics

Romney and Democrats Continue To Battle On Bain And Steel [VIDEOS]

Romney and Democrats Continue To Battle On Bain And Steel [VIDEOS]

As presidential candidates and surrogates dig in for the attack, both parties are making it clear that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s past as an investment banker at Bain Capital is a major vulnerability for him.

President Barack Obama already released one 2 minute long television ad in battle ground states, painting Romney as a job destroyer who killed a steel mill and the livelihood its workers during just one of his many deals at Bain.  Now, the Democratic super PAC “Priorities USA” is doubling down in its own 30 second spot, also featuring the Kansas City mill’s closure.

But Romney isn’t letting their ads go unchallenged.  He’s released his own ad, focusing on a different mill, in this case one that grew and created jobs.

Who’s version of Bain will the public believe? Watch both ads below and decide for yourself.

 

 

Read more: , , ,

Photo credit: Youtube screen capture

have you shared this story yet?

some of the best people we know are doing it

22 comments

+ add your own
10:39AM PDT on May 29, 2012

Romney, you know you suck don't you?

11:10AM PDT on May 19, 2012

So, Paul B., you are telling us that willard started out as a poor person, is that it? I don't believe that for one second. Even if it was true, that does not excuse the tactics emplolyed by bains.

10:30AM PDT on May 17, 2012

Romney just loves firing people, he lies flip flops, recreates to make him self look good, ........Has TAX SHELTERS I have a list you can find it too!!!, "OVER SEAS OF MITT ROMNEYS FINANCES"; A swiss account, holdings in cayman islands,.....also bermuda, ireland, a little something in luxembourg, and DO NOT forget some in germany and switzerland and of course a little something down under, australia!!!!!!. , maybe more this is ALL i FOUND......FOR NOW. This guy really PROTECTS his MONEY,If he needs to make quick "get away" he is all set up. But he is not for me as a president, think of the people he could HELP, With all his accounts and holdings over here, in "his" "country" oh well SELFISH is as SELFISH does. Diana.

9:33AM PDT on May 17, 2012

BTW paul, media matters is far more factual than ANY right wing website, blogger or politician. You wingnuts hate them because they expose your lies. Funny thing is that Media Matters was started by a former right wing activist who actually started investigating the things he was writing about and found out he'd been duped.

9:30AM PDT on May 17, 2012

There are less jobs no than when Obama took over because we were still losing 750,000 jobs a month as a result of Republican policies for the first few months until the stimulus (which was way too small and was 40% tax cuts which were no help at all) took over and stopped the bleeding. Bain may have a success rate of 70%, but I'd like to see the figures on that. They did ship an estimated 40,000 net jobs overseas, and their big success is Staples. Overall, their record is horrendous. AND they took almost one billion dollars from us for their forced by them bankruptcies. In one of his very few true statements, Rick Perry called them vulture capitalists

It is possible that the steel company wasn't doing as well as I had heard, but they did take a number of companies and intentionally destroy them for fun and profit. Anyone who would vote for or even show respect for Romney is utterly deluded. The man is scum in every possible way. His father was a great guy, but he should have done what Warren Buffet is planning to do, leave mittens a couple million for a start and let him make his own way, but both mittens and Donald Trump were left 100 million and seem to think they deserved it and earned it as a member of the lucky sperm club. Like GWB, they were born on 3rd base and think they hit a triple.

9:30AM PDT on May 17, 2012

There are less jobs no than when Obama took over because we were still losing 750,000 jobs a month as a result of Republican policies for the first few months until the stimulus (which was way too small and was 40% tax cuts which were no help at all) took over and stopped the bleeding. Bain may have a success rate of 70%, but I'd like to see the figures on that. They did ship an estimated 40,000 net jobs overseas, and their big success is Staples. Overall, their record is horrendous. AND they took almost one billion dollars from us for their forced by them bankruptcies. In one of his very few true statements, Rick Perry called them vulture capitalists

It is possible that the steel company wasn't doing as well as I had heard, but they did take a number of companies and intentionally destroy them for fun and profit. Anyone who would vote for or even show respect for Romney is utterly deluded. The man is scum in every possible way. His father was a great guy, but he should have done what Warren Buffet is planning to do, leave mittens a couple million for a start and let him make his own way, but both mittens and Donald Trump were left 100 million and seem to think they deserved it and earned it as a member of the lucky sperm club. Like GWB, they were born on 3rd base and think they hit a triple.

9:30AM PDT on May 17, 2012

There are less jobs no than when Obama took over because we were still losing 750,000 jobs a month as a result of Republican policies for the first few months until the stimulus (which was way too small and was 40% tax cuts which were no help at all) took over and stopped the bleeding. Bain may have a success rate of 70%, but I'd like to see the figures on that. They did ship an estimated 40,000 net jobs overseas, and their big success is Staples. Overall, their record is horrendous. AND they took almost one billion dollars from us for their forced by them bankruptcies. In one of his very few true statements, Rick Perry called them vulture capitalists

It is possible that the steel company wasn't doing as well as I had heard, but they did take a number of companies and intentionally destroy them for fun and profit. Anyone who would vote for or even show respect for Romney is utterly deluded. The man is scum in every possible way. His father was a great guy, but he should have done what Warren Buffet is planning to do, leave mittens a couple million for a start and let him make his own way, but both mittens and Donald Trump were left 100 million and seem to think they deserved it and earned it as a member of the lucky sperm club. Like GWB, they were born on 3rd base and think they hit a triple.

9:21AM PDT on May 17, 2012

What these say to me is the usual big business/Republican trick; closer down unionised companies and set up somewhere that workers can be exploited. No change there.

Suggestion for Steve R - I think that you'd find a more congenial site somewhere else. The Smoking Gun normally has commenters like you; right-wing, racist, red-neck bigots. You'd feel right at home there.

7:53AM PDT on May 17, 2012

I think Romney should counter with "Obama and his community organizers made NOTHING at all - in fact, they didn't even make any deals!"

Give me a break - "whose version will the public believe?" Tell you what - the WORKING public would much rather have a man who has been successful and achieved something rather than the inexperienced, never did squat man they voted for to prove they're not racists.

Now they're going to have to vote for Romney just to prove they're not idiots.

6:44AM PDT on May 17, 2012

Robert K that needs to be said over and over and over. A big start for you,

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

ads keep care2 free
Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!
ads keep care2 free

more from causes




Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.