Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney made a surprise visit Thursday to the vacant headquarters of Solyndra, the latest move in a concerted GOP effort to turn the tables on the Obama campaign’s attack on Romney’s record as a private investor.
We are rapidly approaching the moment at which Washington reevaluates the Obama campaign’s reputation for competence and expertise. One gaffe is an isolated event. Two is an embarrassment. But three or more form a pattern, one that is damaging not only Obama’s precarious chances for reelection but also the fortunes of the Democratic Party.
President Barack Obama’s attack on Bain Capital and private equity has evoked silence from leading allies in the Democratic Senate and vigorous opposition from prominent supporters.
Two Obama-appointed members of the White House Council on Jobs and Competitiveness are leading figures in the private equity industry, a fact that clashes with Dem attacks on Romney’s 15-year history as a private equity executive.
President Obama’s reelection campaign today lashed out at presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney for his business experience in the “corporate buyout” industry of private equity, launching a new ad and website critical of Romney’s private sector career.