Obama And Romney Spar Over Bain, Job Creation
In his interview with Fox News, Romney swept aside Rahm Emanuel’s claim that he is “whining” about Obama’s attack on his work and timing of his departure from the venture capital company.
"Well, I think when people accuse you of a crime you have a reason to go after them pretty hard, and I'm going to continue going after him," Romney said, according to USA Today. "What does it say about a president whose record is so poor that all he can do in the campaign is attack me?"
Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter had suggested that the GOP candidate committed a felony for stating one thing on government documents, but saying another about his time at Bain. Romney said he left the firm in February 1999 to take over the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, but documents suggest he was still in charge as late as 2001, according to CBS News.
Meanwhile, the Obama campaign has said it “will not apologize” for attacking Romney’s career at Bain Capital, claiming that with Romney in charge, the company has sent thousands of well-paying American jobs to China.
"Mr. Romney claims he's Mr. Fix-It for the economy because of his business experience, so I think voters entirely legitimately want to know what is exactly his business experience," Obama said in an interview taped for WAVY-TV in Portsmouth, Va.
Speaking at a rally in Cincinnati on Monday, Obama told the crowd that Romney’s proposal to free companies from taxes on foreign holdings would send 800,000 jobs overseas.
Shifting to another election topic of interest, Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said the campaign could announce a vice presidential choice by the end of the week.
“Technically, it could but the governor hasn’t made a decision,” Fehrnstrom told the Associated Press.
Romney raised an estimated $2 million at a fundraiser in Louisiana alongside Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday, while Obama raised at least $625,000 at his own fundraiser in Cincinnati.
Read more of Neon Tommy's coverage of Bain Capital here.