Democrats balk at Obama campaign’s sustained attack on Bain Capital

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    May 23, 2012 1:13 PM GMT
    Side comment: Keep attacking Bain. Attacking Bain is attacking PE is attacking a segment that has benefitted pension funds, education institutions, IRAs, etc. Keep attacking and he's attacking the free market system. Keep attacking and he is attacking the US. The more he attacks the more his polls will continue to sink.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/229013-democrats-balk-at-obama-campaigns-sustained-attack-on-bain-capital

    Some influential Democrats on and off Capitol Hill are refusing to give President Obama political cover for his attacks on Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital.

    Despite pushback from more than a half-dozen Democrats, the Obama campaign on Tuesday defended how it has scrutinized Romney’s business background.

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a widely respected member of Congress, stopped short of criticizing the president, but made it clear that the campaign should pivot.

    “It’s done,” she said. “Go on to other things now.”

    Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) told The Hill, “I think the average American … hopes that this campaign will focus on competing visions for how to strengthen our economy, help create jobs and move the country forward.”

    Pressed on whether he thought Obama’s campaign had operated within those guidelines, Coons paused.

    “I’m not going to comment on President Obama’s ad,” he said, shaking his head vigorously.

    Coons and Feinstein are not alone. Other Democrats who are less than enthusiastic to Obama’s Bain ad include former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, ex-Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (Tenn.) and Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker. Rendell called negative ads “disappointing,” while Booker called the specific ad “nauseating.”

    Those negative reviews fit with the GOP’s playbook of portraying Obama as one of the most polarizing presidents.

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    May 23, 2012 1:43 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidSide comment: Keep attacking Bain. Attacking Bain is attacking PE is attacking a segment that has benefitted pension funds, education institutions, IRAs, etc. Keep attacking and he's attacking the free market system. Keep attacking and he is attacking the US. The more he attacks the more his polls will continue to sink.



    Actually, no. Attacking Bain is just that. As the president said the other day. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 23, 2012 2:02 PM GMT
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    socalfitness saidSide comment: Keep attacking Bain. Attacking Bain is attacking PE is attacking a segment that has benefitted pension funds, education institutions, IRAs, etc. Keep attacking and he's attacking the free market system. Keep attacking and he is attacking the US. The more he attacks the more his polls will continue to sink.

    Actually, no. Attacking Bain is just that. As the president said the other day. icon_rolleyes.gif

    He won't be able to contain that because Bain's record is good and is consistent with PE firms. But I hope his team thinks as you do.