July 12th, 2012
07:39 PM ET

Romney facing criticism for discrepancies in Bain Capital record

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today that Mitt Romney is so secretive about his finances that he would never make it through a Senate confirmation hearing.

The Obama campaign is driving that message home with full force, promoting a Boston Globe article that questions the timing of Romney's exit from his private equity firm Bain Capital. This is important because Romney said he is not responsible for any outsourcing or business failures after 1999, a claim that Democrats are eager to scrutinize.

Romney's camp has responded by saying the article is "not accurate." But should Americans be concerned about Mitt Romney's mysterious finances? John Avlon, Reihan Salam, and Jamal Simmons join the discussion.

Filed under: 2012 Election • Economy • Politics
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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    "I wish everyone would just calm down a little... The world is getting more and more complicated. Politicians have to explain things to you in simpler terms so that they can get their little oversimplified explanations on the evening news. And eventually, instead of even trying to explain, they give up and start slinging mud at each other. And it's all to keep you excited, keep you watching, Iike you watch a car wreck or a wrestling match. That's just what it's like–professional wrestling. It's staged and it's fake and it doesn't mean anything. That goes for the debates.

    We don't hate our opponents. Half the time we don't even know them." (Anon)

    July 13, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Reply

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