Monday, July 16, 2012

Bain of His Existence

With the rightward tilt of the GOP base forcing Mitt Romney to essentially "memory hole" his tenure as Massachusetts governor thanks to things like RomneyCare and, y'know, the state being Massachusetts, Romney's focal point in making the electability argument has been his time at Bain Capital, the private equity firm he founded and stewarded until either 1999, when Romney says he left, or 2002, when the Obama folks contend he actually left. That three year window is a crucial one, as Bain did some Very Bad Things during that time the Obama people would love to see tied to Romney with staples and baling wire. However, if, per the man himself, he had nothing to do with Bain following his '99 leave of absence "retroactive retirement," Forbes has a list of 35 questions it's imperative he address.

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