Is Bain Capital fair game?
Romney's business record under scrutiny
- Duration 4:10
- Date May 22, 2012
Romney's business record under scrutiny
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Fifteen minutes after the top of the hour President Obama now rejecting Cory Booker is accidental advice.
Seen attacks on Bain and Mitt Romney are fair game.
Joining me -- to react to the president's comments senior advisor to Romney campaign Eric -- strong good to see America.
I Gretchen we surprised that the president said yesterday this is not a distraction it's full steam ahead.
Well I think a lot of people agree with Democrats like Cory Booker who have describe these attacks says that nauseating.
The fact is I think they revealed the degree of enmity that Barack Obama has -- risk takers in job creators in our society.
Hate job creators but but love jobs in this election is gonna be about jobs in the economy.
And since Barack Obama has no record that can match Mitt Romney's experience in the private sector.
He's chosen to attack free enterprise and I think that's created a high degree.
Within his own party.
Let's take a listen to how the president we described it.
His attack on private equity business.
This is not a distraction.
This is what this campaign's going to be about.
Is what is a strategy for us to move this country forward.
In a way where everybody can succeed and that means I've got to think about those workers in that video just as much.
As I'm thinking about.
Who've been much more successful.
-- come back that Eric.
Does Mitt Romney have to have some service speech where he explains what he did in private equity.
Well first let me address what the president said of of course this is a distraction I think you're -- see the White House engage in all sorts of illusions.
To distract people from what's happening in the economy today.
And in fact if it beat you might even see David Copperfield sue them for unfair competition.
This election is going to be about between three million Americans who are either out of work.
Or underemployed this election is going to be about.
Real things and in people's lives.
Can they do they have a job can they pay the mortgage got any afford this and they can't it isn't just for a minute the president's gonna continue to call your candidate a corporate raider.
And a guy who made people get out of work.
That's what he's going to continue to do he made it clear yesterday what is Mitt Romney's strong response in a simple response going to be to that.
Sure I'll tell you that that during Mitt Romney's period of leadership that -- capital they invested in our helped start about a hundred companies.
Most of those companies are very successful.
-- brands that we know today staples -- -- the sports authority.
Occasionally they came in and took over troubled company and tried to save it.
Sometimes that didn't work out that's the nature.
A free enterprise and by the way Gretchen it's not that different from what Barack Obama had to do.
We GM when the administration had control of that company this was a troubled enterprise they close down factories they had to let some.
Employees go that's that's the nature of the free economy right and GM today is more profitable but getting those before the steps -- Belichick I gotta get to this economic hole because the -- of our fighting is fascinating today.
Who would do a better job handling the economy Obama 47% Romney 47%.
A lot of probably -- Ronnie got into this race because he had the economy wrapped up that was his strong point are you stunned that it's a dead heat.
No I'm not we're very pleased with the state of the ratio Mitt Romney came out of a pretty bruising set of primaries and before we even started our general election argument against Barack Obama he's -- the polls or slightly ahead.
So we're excited about that I do think this'll come down to jobs in the economy the president himself said if he doesn't have this thing.
Turned around in three and a half years and he'll be a one term president.
I believe that was a true statement.
All right and we want to mention that we did ask the Obama campaign to also come on to give their response to this and they declined.
-- Friendster and the senior advisor to the Romney campaign thanks for your time this morning.
Thank you --