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