Kudos to this guy for standing up for what's right and not just supporting
his party. Attacks merely show a candidate's lack of confidence in
I've read several iterations of this story on a number of news outlets.
This article outlines it best.
This is an interesting discussion. Bain was in the business of finding
distressed companies. They were already distressed when they bought them. They
determined which could be saved and become profitable, and which could not. The
ones that could, they saved and then sold them. The ones that could not be
saved (bad markets, not competitive, bad location) or whatever were shut down
and liquidated. Some, like the steel company in question... they
tried to save, and invested significant resources in trying to save it. At some
point, they determined it could not be saved, so it was liquidated. When
liquidating, they did their best to recover as much of their investment as
possible. If they were really good, they may have even made a profit. So the problem here is: 1) They couldn't save a distressed company,
2) The remaining parts of the company were valuable to stronger companies and so
could be sold.Remember they invested Millions in the company before
deciding it could not be saved.I know this is about the campaign,
but I am trying to see what there is to be attacked over. Seems like a
reasonable business plan.
Really DNEWS? Do have any respect for the standing president? Your reporting is
very off balance. Everything about Romney is good and rosey, but you beat our
standing President of The United States of America into the ground. Very
shameful for this newspaper and the owners of the paper.
It is the messengers as well as the message that is nauseating. obama and his
minions have nothing else to talk about. How about how grat you and your
administration has done and all of your accomplishments? .......we're still
Re: mightymite DRAPER, UT"Really DNEWS? Do have any respect for the
standing president?"We expect people to earn our respect. While
we have respect for the office Obama has proven he isn't capable of the job
we hired him to do. He's going to get fired this November.
A candidates personal life should be open for criticism, especially his
religious beliefs (see Jeremiah Wright). However, criticizing a
candidates professional career and his business ethics is hitting way below the
belt and is just dirty politics.Oh, wait....
How big of a brain does a mite have? Just wondering.
Obama looks small and petty with the Bain attacks, Joe Biden has always seemed
small and petty and very poorly informed...one good reason for not voting for
them is that Biden could conceiveably become President! Really, I can't
see him leading the country well. President Obama, had he done well
as President, would need no money for re-election, his actions speaking loud
enough over 3 1/2 years of being in office. Those millions in his campaign
coffers would be much better spent cutting down the national debt. He is
constantly in the media, all of it, and needs no money further, I think we all
know who he is by now.Mitt will be a far better President. A bit
anxious to see who his VP pick will be.
I have to agree with Booker, people need to stop attacking the man and focus on
attacking the ball. We need to examine policies and solutions.
I don't think this election should be about either Obama or Romneys past.
More than most elections, this one will have to be about where we are going to
go as a nation in the future. If Obama concentrates on trying to run against
Romney based on Romneys past, then you can surmise Obama is trying to hide his
record and his goals if re-elected. Neither Romney nor his supporters should
engage in attacking Obamas past, but just use the three and a half year record
of Obamas presidency as campaign material. That's all Romney should need
Based on where we are at as a country and as an economy, I want someone in the
office that has experiences making the tough choices and cutting waste and
promoting things that work. This is where we are at. Pres. Obama has none of
these experiences prior to coming on board. He got in way over his head. While I
do not blame him for everything, he has not been able to grasp the situation and
turn things around either. Yes, it's time for a change and it is not Pres.
Obama's type of change.
mightymite:How does the DNEWS running a piece on what a fellow
democrat says about Obama qualify as "beating Obama into the ground?"Oh, and are you 'standing' for this: it's SITTING
There are plenty of demons in everyone's closets. When you've been as
successful as Romney has been, you tend to step on a few people in the process.
Most successful business fail before they make it good and there are casualties
of war on occasion. I suppose we'll see more of these attacks over the next
Obama promised transparency. These lies are very transparent.Romney
can now take that clip and use it in his commercials. I love freedom of the
press. Man I wish we could just get people to tell the truth.
Original Chinese Proverb - Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. 2012 Revision/update Give a man a welfare
check, a free cell phone with unlimited free minutes, cash for his clunker, food
stamps, section 8 housing, free contraceptives, Medicaid, a hundred weeks of
unemployment, a forty ounce malt liquor, free drugs, Air Jordan shoes, and he
will vote Democratic for life
The Obama puppets and sycophants have not gotten their script together. Getting
Biden on any page is not easy. Are they returning campaign money from Bain
Capital's current CEO?
The rock, there already is a comercial quoting Mayor Booker and Ford. Good for
the Romney team!I had respect for Booker for his statement, until he was
held hostage (?) and had to recant after the white house came down on his head.
Too bad, I lost that respect.Thanks to Eric for bringing all this
together. The problem for the dems is that Romney left Bain Capital 2 years
before any of this happened, so how does he still get the blame? Also, the head
of Bain now and then when it happened is a bundler for obama. And of course,
obama held one of his million fund raisers from headge funders (? word).The wash post is now suggesting that Gov Romney might just have some
responsibility for the Meadow Mountain Massacre or at least something to do with
his character! We all knew this would happen, we have to stay away from the rev
wright, but obama's surugates will take on the Mormon religion. Heaven help us!
So if Mayor Booker is recanting the anti Bain bashing, does that mean R. Wright
is also fair game? Mighty mite, try reading the article again and
see who's bashing the "sitting" president.Or you could just
read a few other non Utah papers on line and get the same story...
Obama's a nice guy, I'm sure, because he was a community organizer,
and that's really nice, right? But it doesn't fix tough economic
conditions. Maybe if we had no financial troubles we could afford to be really
nice to everyone who wants a handout from the government. Unfortunately those
aren't the times we live in. Our whole economy is in distress.The problem with attacking a successful business with a proven track record
for fixing companies in distress is that you have to provide an alternative that
works better. And well... Obama's had four years to try it his way.
It's time to try something different. After four years, if Mitt's way
isn't successful, we'll try something else.
During his first grade, Romney pulled a girls pigtail.Maybe Obama
can use that horrific incident for his campaign attacks.
Mr. Booker has it exactly right! There are more pressing needs that need to be
dealt with like the economy and jobs, our current president won't talk
about because he's such a failure. Mudding up the waters by calling your
oppositin names really is a turn off and the more I hear it the more it turns me
off and Obama is a turn off. Secondly the families of the potential candidates
should be completely off limits period! They aren't the candidates.
I wish BOTH sides would quit attacking the other side, and instead focus on
their own issues, ideas, proposals, strengths, etc. In the early days of this
campaign, I don't think Romney did the negative campaigning. He has been
drawn into it out of necessity, for the most part.
To: Rifleman...good and solid statement as well as TRUE. The Office of President
of the United States of America is sacred and Obama has all but destroyed it. I
keep praying the American people will wake up, get involved and truly understand
and see Obama and his ridiculous cohort Biden for what they are and for what
they are doing....nothing but harm to our wonderful country and while we are at
it..let's all unite and get Pelosi out too..they are a threesome of deceit.
Wouldn't it be nice to not be nauseated by politics and campaigns? If the
candidates would attack the issues and tell the voters their plan for leading
this country then we can make informed decisions and vote for the one we believe
is best for the job. I am tired of voting for the least worst because all you
ever hear is the attacks. I don't care what they did as kids, I don't
care if they inhaled or not. What I want to know is what are you going to do to
cure the ills of this great nation. You wont convince me to vote for you by
belittling the other candidate. Our leadership has been extremely disappointing
for years. Someone give me a reason to vote for the best candidate. We need
morals, we need cooperation, we need great minds thinking and working together
and end the party politics stalemate in Washington.
Mightymite, Deseret News didn't run the president down. It reported
exactly what happened. I was wathcing it on CBS news and that's the way it
was. In fact, this is a good reporting job which presents the facts fairly and
accurately. Did you watch Obama's news conference?
What positive, affirmative solution to America's problems has Romney
offered?According to this, he has offered a criticism that
Obama's criticisms of his record at Bain are "nauseating".Now THERE is a platform you can trust in!(not)
Same ole same ole Obama - attack and smear. Nothing - and I mean nothing about
his own miserable economic record but plenty of blame and smear and half truths
about Romney. The good news - none of this Obama cheap shot smear will have an
effect on voters. Independents will NOT vote for 4 more years of OBama and his
economic socialist insanity so the only voters who listen to all this OBama
garbage is the OBama zombies who are already voting for the man.
Understand that Wall Street has been holding markers for Booker, and Ford works
for Wall Street. But the issue here is not whether equity capital is good or
bad, but rather the issue is that Romney proposes that his experience with Bain
Capital qualifies him to be president because he learned how to create jobs.
That proposition is simply incorrect. Walk his remarks back or not
Booker's political career is over, unless he switches parties.
@mightymite"Really DNEWS? Do have any respect for the standing
president? Your reporting is very off balance. Everything about Romney is good
and rosey, but you beat our standing President of The United States of America
into the ground. Very shameful for this newspaper and the owners of the
paper."Really? The headlines on the DrudgeReport recently
stated "Born In Kenya". A picture of Obama was above it. They found a
bio of Obama used by his publishing agent from 1991 until 2007 that said Barack
Obama was born in Kenya. Such bios are almost always provided by the author and
certainly are approved by the author. The DN did not publish it. If they were
into bashing Obama they would have. I would have.I noticed the left
did not show any restraint when attacking Bush and their attacks were frequently
far from the truth. The DN just tells wheat happened and the left goes
bonkers.Is it disrespectful to tell the truth about the
President?Only if the President's record is as bad as this
Real facts are often highly secondary considerations in political elections.
Romney will have his work cut out for him until the very end, because too many
pseudo-intellectuals in the national media will forever cling to the idea that
Obama is the greatest statesman the nation has ever known--completely
disregarding all relevant facts, of course.
Mightymite,No need for the DN to beat BO into the ground, BO’s
record is doing it for him.AZ Rods,No, because Mitt, unlike
BO, has too much class to bring up the unreverend.I M LDS 2,What affirmative solution has Romney offered? I guess you only watch MSNBC.
His offer to remove the current mistake from the WH is the most pressing.Mike in Cedar,Conveniently forgetting the millions BO has raised
from wall street and venture capitalists? Romney's experience has made him
more qualified than BO with all his years as a commnuity organizer AND his 3-1/2
abysmal years in the WH.
@I M LDS 2"What positive, affirmative solution to America's
problems has Romney offered?According to this, he has offered a
criticism that Obama's criticisms of his record at Bain are
"nauseating"."Now, did you actually read the article?
And if you did, did you understand that it was Mayor Booker, a Democrat, who
called the attack on Bain Capital nauseating? A Democrat said that, NOT Romney.
Dear Democrat and Liberal friends, you made a mistake in voting for
Obama. The road to recovery begins by admitting your party has a problem.
There are cracks all over in Obama's campaign and it is about to break
apart. The fact that Mayor Booker spoke his mind and his real opinion is so
opposite the Obama campaign ought to give you pause for thought. Obama is going
to lose and probably big.
In this internet age, this article is already outdated. Mayor Booker walked his
comments back tonight on MSNBC, and he says don't think I've been
bullied to do so and he's upset that the Republican party is using his
words which were pointed at the negatively from both parties, and obviously they
(the Republican party) didn't get it. So there you go. Now, I love
reading the posts and seeing the complete lack of intellectual honesty by many
of the people posting, especially by saying that it's Obama running a
negative campaign exclusively, which we all know is complete and utter nonsense.
All I hear from the right-wing media is ad hominem and straw man attacks on the
president. I hear how he has no real plans or solutions and he's running
scared with these attacks. Reality is the President looks intelligent
questioning Romney on his plans, which he has yet to layout in any detail. What
we do know is that he would retain many/most of the Bush era Economic Policies
(and we all know where they lead to). Bain wasn't a job creator, it made
money for investors.
I love how the 'left' often gets caught with its pants down. It's
almost an everyday occurence with VP Biden and now this gem.Kudos to
Mayor Booker for speaking his mind and for the priceless sound bites. Who cares
that the Democrats took him 'hostage' afterwards and made him
'spin' a retraction of some sorts later.Just having those
sound bites was worth it. The damage to the ad campaign is done.
@ParkCityAggieNo, you missed the point. The fact that Mayor Booker
said what he said in the morning and then completely reversed himself the same
day is very telling. Regardless of what he said it is very evident that Booker
was pressured into "walking this back". Of course Romney is
going to use it. It was a rare moment of truth from the left.
I feel like since the Swift Boat lies were told, the Republicans lost any moral
high ground to complain about negative campaigning. This is your bed, you made
DN has exclusive access to the 'bad photo of the president' stock
'I want all Americans to have a fair shot'--Barack ObamaSeems like all Americans have the freedom to succeed. What's he talking
Re: Schwa South Jordan, UT"I feel like since the Swift Boat lies were
told, the Republicans lost any moral high ground to complain about negative
campaigning."I feel that since Dan Rather was fired from CBS for
attacking President George W. Bush's Texas Air National Guard service
record using bogus information from Lt. Bush's former commanding officer,
Lt. Col. Jerry B. Killian, the Democrats lost any moral high ground.(Note: A bit of sarcasm for those who take anything they hear during an
election campaign too seriously.)
Romney and Bain whine when the truth is told about their actions and practices.
Kudos to the President for telling the truth about them. We do NOT need the
Romney/Bain scorched earth policies applied to the United States.
An attack on Bain is an attack on capitalism itself. Is capitalism coming to an
end for the USA?
Intersting story about Bain Capital in the news yesterday.They were
part owners in the theater chain AMC.The chain was sold to a main
land Chinese corporation called Wanda.I guess it does not matter
where the profit comes from?
Shame on Romney for trying to make money. You are supposed to get your money by
taking it from those who earned it, not by earning it yourself. Did I get that
It is re-assuring to know the critics of Mitt Romney are being consulted and
quoted. If we can keep Joe biden talking, it will make Mitt's job much
ParkCityAggiePark City, UtEven some of the dems on msnbc are
laughing that Booker had to recant and you can't tell me it didn't
come from david axelrod, who was on the tv criticizing before the ink dried.
Also, if you read some of the dem responses on face book you would be appalled
at the level of attacks (language) at Mayor Booker because he came off the
reservation. Besides obamacare which took up an entire year, and not
allowing the other side to make any suggestions at all, in fact locking the door
and closing them out of any meetings, what has obama done to create jobs? How
many regulations has he put on businesses that he doesn't like so that they
can fail? But those businesses who are run by his bundlers (solydra, light
squared etc., etc.) get nearly 1/2 billion + of our tax dollars and they failed,
but he put his people in front of the tax payers so that any money goes to them
instead of the tax payers.Romney was out of Bain for 2 years when the
steel company failed. Get a clue!
If the 'progressives' cannot discern an unfair lunge of desperation
from thoughtful political discourse --and they applaud such an attack -- they
are only being blind followers --something the Mormons are accused of doing. At
least Mayor Booker had the decency to step away from his politics long enough to
call it as it was. Yes, conservatives have been guilty of the same thing at
times. Wouldn't it be great if Americans would think for themselves so they
could concentrate on the issues and make an informed decision rather than
Political word meanings are intersting. Poor Booker is a great example - state
the truth bluntly and clearly, but the aftermath from the powers that be, is one
being forced to carefully retred. But such is life. When Hilliary Clinton is
caught in a lie, it become "misspoke." When Bill Clinton was proved to
lie to the the American public and in a court of law, it became "an
inappropriate relationship." When Pres Obama reverses his earlier stand,
such as marriage between a man and a woman, it is "rethinking" compared
to "flip flopping" charges against Mitt Romney. Seems to one rather
deliberate, clever, calculated clouded nuances as in slight, or deliberate
variation in meanings.....dont you think?
Who really listens or cares what Obama thinks about Bain or any other company?
The only ones paying any attention to the man are the zombies who voted for him
in 2008 and will blindly do so again in 2012. Independent voters could care less
what dumb predictable attacks team Obama creates against Romney - expect this
sort of lying sludge to continue until November and only the gullible Obama
worshipers care. So - at the end of the day people simply look at their home
value and their job security and that about takes care of it - they are ready to
vote. A no brainer.
re:Mountanmangreat post!! Well said!
Re IDC BoiseIn your view is selling a major US corporation to the
Chinese(Communist) a proper and patriotic thing to do by Bain Capitol?Or
is it OK because they can make money off their investment?Yesterday
AMC Corp was sold by Bain and other investors to Wanda a mainland Chinese Corp.
Iron Rod:"Yesterday AMC Corp was sold by Bain and other
investors to Wanda a mainland Chinese Corp."Are you telling me
that it was sold yesterday, as in May 21, 2012?Then what does Romney have
to do with it?BTW, the person in charge of Bain is an obama bundler. And
he had been in charge since Gov Romney left in 1999 to take over the Olympics.
That was 2 years before the steel company failed with the same bundler at the
I really hope this is the centerpiece of the Obama campaign. Way too easy to
respond to. They will lose if this is the strategy they stick with.