Conservative bloggers are coming to the rescue of the Romney campaign after this blistering attack by the Obama campaign on the Romney record of destroying American businesses and sending their jobs overseas:
Calling it a “distraction” and “silly season,” Gary Gross just wants you to forget about all that stuff about Mitt Romney being a corporate raider and sending jobs overseas and such. I mean, who would go after Romney and his time at BAIN Capital?
Well, that would be Gary Gross of course but all the stuff Gross said pre-Romney pivot is probably inadmissible and not relevant. It must have been a distracting silly season back in January when Gross called Romney a “corporate raider” and accuses him of pushing healthy companies into bankruptcy:
It’s one thing to invest in a company that fails. There’s nothing deceitful about that. Buying a healthy company like KayBee Toys, then loading them up with debt until they’re forced into bankruptcy, is the definition of deceitful.
Most importantly, this question must be asked: How does that experience with Bain teach him anything about putting together public policy that’ll create jobs?
You’re right, Gary, his experience destroying healthy companies doesn’t make him qualified to put together “public policy that’ll create jobs“. Furthermore, you are right that anyone who would defend Mitt Romney being a “corporate raider” is pretty foolish:
As for conservatives defending Bain’s habit of being a corporate raider, that’s their decision, albeit a rather foolish decision.
Well, perhaps being a corporate raider and outsourcer of American jobs was only a really super bad thing in the midst of primary season because now it appears to be just some silly thing to worry about.
I’ll let Gary get back to defending the Republican candidate with lots of character who happens to be a super experienced business person with loads of relevant experience from his days as a NOT CORPORATE RAIDER!