Obama not backing off attacks on Romney’s record at Bain Capital
President Obama’s campaign is going full throttle with its attacks on Mitt Romney’s time at the private equity firm Bain Capital despite concerns from some Democrats that the strategy could backfire.
Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said Team Obama will continue to go after Romney’s record with the same intensity that’s marked the last two weeks, which have seen the release of two advertisements slamming Romney and Bain Capital for purchasing companies that later shed jobs and shut down.
“Mitt Romney has made his tenure as a corporate buyout specialist the central premise of his candidacy and claimed it is what credentials him to be a job creator as President,” LaBolt said in an email. “But Governor Romney’s goal wasn’t job creation, as he claims, it was profit maximization for himself and his partners – he profited off of bankrupting companies and outsourcing jobs.”