Romney: Let's Talk About Staples vs. Solyndra

Posted: Aug 03, 2012 4:56 PM

This is the case Mitt Romney should be making every single day:

The Obama campaign pretends that they want to make Romney's record at Bain Capital an issue.  They don't.  They want to make their version of his record at Bain an issue.  Unfortunately for them, their version has been throughly discredited by fact-checkers.  The former CEO should welcome the opportunity to compare his record in venture capitalism (starting and saving businesses, creating tens of thousands of net jobs, and delivering "superb" profits for Bain's investors -- including public pension funds and education endowments) with Obama's record in what Jim DeMint calls venture socialism.  Obama borrowed $825 Billion from China and future US taxpayers to fund a stimulus program that has failed on the very criteria he established to measure its success.  One major flop was Solyndra, a misadventure that is particularly offensive for its cronyism, lawlessness, waste, and eventual pitiful attempts at blame shift.  Mitt Romney excelled at managing and investing the money that other people voluntarily entrusted to him.  Barack Obama has proven himself to be a truly horrendous steward of the money people are compelled by law to fork over to the government he runs.  Rising unemployment, and $5 Trillion in new debt -- with no plan to handle the crisis.  Staples vs. Solyndra.  A pillar of private sector enterprise vs. a $535 million consequence of the bloated, unaccountable, corrupt public sector.  I'll leave you with this question, posed by the RNC: Whose side are you on?

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