In recent weeks, the Obama campaign has launched a relentless attack on Mitt Romney for his career with Bain Capital, the private equity firm he co-founded in 1984. President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and their campaign spokespeople have characterized Bain as a parasitic company that makes money through taking over and bankrupting other businesses. By targeting Bain Capital, the Obama campaign isn’t just attacking Mr. Romney’s past, they’re also demonizing a company that has consistently contributed to Mr. Romney’s campaign war chest. According to federal campaign finance reports, which include donations made up until the end of last month, Mr. Romney and the PACs supporting his campaign have received a total of $1,800,500 million in contributions from Bain employees. Read More
Former Mayor Ed Koch has had a bit of an independent streak in politics (he endorsed George W. Bush for reelection in 2004, for example), but he’s not joining the ranks of moderate Democrats expressing skepticism of President Barack Obama’s attacks on Bain Capital and Mitt Romney’s record with the company. Read More
Author, spiritual guru to the stars and Republican congressional candidate Shmuley Boteach doesn’t want anyone using his friend Cory Booker’s recent campaign controversy for political gain–except for him.
In the aftermath of the flap over Mr. Booker’s comments about the Obama campaign’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital, Mr. Boteach wrote an op-ed in the Jewish newspaper Algemeiner criticizing anyone who would try to score points off the Bain brouhaha. He also included a shot against his probably opponents in New Jersey’s 9th congressional district.
Mr. Boteach began his column on an apolitical note.
“For a moment, let me remove my hat as a Republican candidate for public office and speak only wearing my yarmulke, as a Rabbi who has known Cory for twenty years and has had the blessing throughout that time of an intimate, brotherly friendship,” he wrote. ”Cory is my brother. We are on different sides of the political spectrum. He is a proud and staunch Democrat. But few people have taught me more about being a good person than Cory.” Read More
Newark Mayor and Obama campaign surrogate Cory Booker went on the Rachel Maddow Show tonight. It was his first interview since the appearance on Meet The Press this weekend where he caused an uproar by saying he found negative campaigning on “both sides” to be “nauseating,” including the Obama campaign’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s career with Bain Capital.
Mr. Booker said he was outraged by attempts by the Republican Party and the Romney campaign to raise funds and score political points off the controversy.
“I was doing no interviews and it wasn’t until the GOP went across that line that I said, ‘Forget it, I’ve had all I can stand and I can’t stand no more,” Mr. Booker said. Read More
The Republican Party and Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign are making the most of Newark Mayor and Obama campaign surrogate Cory Booker’s comment that the attacks on Mr. Romney’s career at Bain Capital being made by the Obama campaign are “nauseating.” A new web video released this afternoon highlights the statements Mr. Booker made on Sunday’s episode of Meet The Press and the RNC is circulating an “I Stand With Cory” petition calling attention to the flap.
“Have You Had Enough Of President Obama’s Attacks On Free Enterprise?” a narrator asks in Mr. Romney’s new video, which is entitled “Big Bain Backfire.” “His Own Key Supporters Have” Read More