Mitt Romney was listed on SEC documents after 1999 as being “The chairman of the board, the chief executive and the president” of Bain capital. He has just had his first major round of interviews of the Presidential campaign to tell the nation that, after 1999:
I had absolutely no role in the management of Bain capital after February of 1999
…..apart, that is, from being “The chairman of the board, the chief executive and the president.”
I think Romney may have just imapaled himself on the horns of a dilemma which will haunt him for the rest of his campaign.
That is the roblem with Mitt Romney. It was evident in his 1994 debate with Ted Kennedy. He (Romney) somehow manages to paint himself into corners and then relies on highly elaborate, finessed, nuanced arguments to get himself out of the mess. If you engage yourself in understanding his argument, you can just about see that it may be plausible. But, when you stand back and look at the whole, you just can’t believe him. His explanations become laughable, as in this case.
Basically, he’s just had to push the panic button and have a round of interrviews with all the major networks to respond to Obama’s attacks. By responding, he’s actually drawing more attention to the attacks.
In short, he has been “Swiftboated”. John Kerry must be laughing his socks off.
But it’s a long three and a half months until November. Anything could happen. But the Obama campaign have certainly ticked the box against rule 1 of political campaigning: “Define your opponent before he defines himself”.Tweet