No Apologies.

The Obama campaign message on Romney is getting polished and hardened for each day that passes now.

No apologies. This is necessary and relevant.

Here’s from an interview on WAVY last night:

“No. We will not apologize. Mr Romney claims he’s Mr. fix-it for the economy because of his business experience, so I think voters entirely legitimately want to know what is exactly his business experience.”

“And as the head of a private equity firm his job was to maximize profits and help investors. There is nothing wrong with that. On the other hand that company also was investing in companies that were called by the Washington Post ‘the pioneers of out sourcing.’ Mr. Romney is now claiming he wasn’t there at the time except his filings with the SEC listing says he was the CEO, Chairman, and President of the company. As President of the United States, I’ve learned and we just talked about it, anything that happens on my watch is my responsibility. Harry Truman said ‘the buck stops with me’ and I think understandably people are going to be interested in are you in fact responsible for this company you say is one of your primary calling cards for your wanting to be President.”

And this statement is effective on so many levels. It hits Romney in many places at once – but it also makes a larger case for what kind of practices made a few people extremely rich at the expense of the middle class during the last three decades.

Full clip here – from 2:10.

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10 thoughts on “No Apologies.

  1. Why should Obama apologize. Romney has backed himself into a corner, and what he needs to do is fess up to all the stuff he has said. With that said, Romney has a snow ball in hell chance, of being a believable candidate.

    • And, by demanding apologies Romney keeps the focus on exactly those things that hurts him the most. It’s amazing that he doesn’t see this. Especially since he KNOWS he’s lying his teeth off.

  2. It feels like they’s finally gotten the Bain attacks right. It’s not about being rich (which it sounded like before), it’s about being UN-American. Keep it up Obama!

    Mac, I can’t find a box here to click “email me with add’l comments” or whatevver that thing says.

    • Yeah – good thing they didn’t back down after Booker, Rendell and others jumped on it.
      This is turning into exactly the right discussion about Romney – and about what kind of economy is better for the whole country – not just a few.

      And they really are playing it well now – I’m wondering who’s the aggressor in the campaign meetings.. Ax,Gibbs,Plouffe nah.. Messina and Cutter? Not sure. But there are some new fingerprints here.

      “Follow comments” is added, thanks for letting me know. I think I removed it when WP was going frenetic with the comment-emails.

      And I’m pondering the lacking functionality of this theme too – it looks great I think, but is very restricted on sidebar and widgets..

  3. It is ABOUT TIME OBama decided he needed to get serious about getting rolled by the GOP…..

    He is succeeding in defining Romney for he is……

    ‘a rich guy’ behaving badly…

    wtf?
    Does he think he can NOT show us what’s behind those doors?

    • Yes,
      and you touch on something I was about to post – Obama is suddenly emerging as a strong “winner”, not always caving or going in the middle.
      The statement is stern and hard hitting. And very confrontational.

  4. Who ever heard of a “retroactive retirement”?

    And if Romney wasn’t responsible for Bain’s use of outsourcing, then who was? I want names!

        • So true. And his worst sides are now the first impression a lot of folks are getting.
          This character assault / information campaign four months ahead of the elections seems to be excellent work and planning.

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