Jan 09, 2012 1:50 AM GMT
By Josh Feldman
If you have a talking point handy to wave around every time you duke it out with your opponents, you better be prepared in case they try to use the same point on you. But apparently that didn’t happen on Fox News Sunday today when Chris Wallace kept pressing Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to be consistent in her charge that Mitt Romney was directly responsible for laying people off at companies owned by Bain Capital. If that was the case, Wallace asked, why isn’t President Obama responsible for the job losses at Solyndra?
Wallace was referencing the energy company that filed for bankruptcy last year despite getting an investment of over half a billion dollars from the federal government. Wasserman-Schultz was alleging that Romney, despite not being the CEO of any of the individual companies that went under, was responsible for job losses because of the investment choices he made. And yet, she did not seem to make the connection between the two points, continuing to insist that Obama is not the CEO of Solyndra, therefore Wallace’s argument is invalid.
Wasserman-Schultz was attacking Romney as responsible for job losses in some of the companies Bain invested venture capital with. Wallace asked her if she held the President responsible for job losses at Solyndra. Drew a very comparable analogy between the two. Romney/Bain put resources into some companies that failed. Obama Admin put money into companies like Solyndra that failed. Tight argument IMO. Poor Debbie twisted and turned and embarrassed herself.
Dems might actually have to rethink their Bain attack strategy after that segment.