Wish granted. The Obama campaign has just released the following ad, showing just one of Mitt Romney's Bain Capital horror stories of wiping out good paying jobs, and with them, entire families and communities. this ad will run in Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Virginia.
The campaign has also put out an extended version of the story as a web video (embedded below), and launched Romney Economics, a site that details other examples of Mitt Romney's vulture capitalism.
The Romney campaign has responded in an I'm-rubber-you're-glue kind of way:
A spokeswoman for Mr. Romney’s campaign, Andrea Saul, said it welcomed “the Obama campaign’s attempt to pivot back to jobs and a discussion of their failed record.”Oh, the hilarity. Pivot back? Remind us, oh Romney spokesperson, was it Barack Obama who portrayed the debate over student loan interest rate as a "distraction" from the economy when investment in the next generation is entirely about the economy? Was it the Obama campaign that still won't tell us if their candidate would have signed into law equal pay for women? Is it Barack Obama whose "hero" governors in the states are repealing state laws protecting equal pay for women? Is it Barack Obama that is embracing the Paul Ryan path to poverty that would steal food from 236 needy children and families for the average millionaire's tax break? Was it Barack Obama that called for the entire American auto industry to go bankrupt?
As for the respective records on job creation, here's what Barack Obama has done, pulling the economy out of the deepest hole since the Great Depression and facing a withering opposition determined to block all of his initiatives the best they could.
And here is how Mitt Romney's job creation rate (as governor) compares to President Obama's, during periods of nationwide growth:
See, as far as the records are concerned, it's not President Barack Obama who has something to hide. It's Mitt Romney. Indeed, Mitt Romney's record in business is even worse than his record as governor. Here's the full video showing how Romney and his Bain Capital purchased good companies, turned all their equity into debt, cashed out for themselves, and left the town to die.
So, if Mitt Romney really wants a debate on the economy, wish granted. Bring. It. On.