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Archive for May 22nd, 2012

In the Book of Romney, Bain Is Just Chapter One

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on May 22nd, 2012 11:08 pm by HL

In the Book of Romney, Bain Is Just Chapter One
Bob Shrum, The Week
The real Mitt Romney is finally running for president — but not in his own first television spot, a superficial checklist of issues which provides no insight into who he is or what makes him tick. It's the Obama commercial on Bain and the destruction of GST Steel that starkly reveals the real Romney as a vulture capitalist. And this is just the beginning of what we will hear about Bain, and of a narrative arc that will position Romney as the candidate of the few, by the few, and for the few.

Indiana’s Plan to Steal California Jobs
Jason Margolis, The Atlantic
Governor Mitch Daniels has a bold strategy to make his state the new destination for outbound sunbelt businesses. But making Indiana a tech magnet will take more than low taxes.Some Californians may have recently noticed an advertisement with a coffee mug and the word “Indiana” written in the milky latte foam. A crumpled napkin sits next to the mug with this scribbled on it: “Admit it, you find me fiscally attractive.” On another napkin it reads, “Indiana: low taxes, pro-business, fiscally responsible.”

Booker Looks Like Obama Used to 4 Years Ago
David Graham, Atlantic
In criticizing the president's attack on Mitt Romney's Bain Capital record, he gives an uncomfortable reminder of how voters saw Obama four years ago.This weekend, a young black politician — handsome, charismatic, and hipper than the average elected official — took the national spotlight and made a dramatic show of defying his party's old guard, complaining about the divisive, negative, business-as-usual attitude emanating from Washington. It could have been Barack Obama four years ago — but instead, Obama was the target of the attack.