DNC officials and Romney’s opponents can’t believe they have Mitt Romney on video saying he likes firing people.
“Now I have no doubt that Mitt Romney was worried about pink slips — whether he was going to have enough of them to hand out because his company Bain Capital with all the jobs that they killed, I’m sure he was worried that he’d run out of pink slips,” snipes Rick Perry.
That, on top of a scathing new video shown on South Carolina television attacking Romney “as a predatory capitalist who destroyed jobs and communities, a full-scale Republican assault on Mr. Romney’s business background,” the New York Times reports.
“The Bain-centered campaign strikes at the heart of Mr. Romney’s argument for his qualifications as president — that as a successful executive in the private sector, he learned how to create jobs — and advances an argument that President Obama’s re-election campaign has signaled it will employ aggressively against Mr. Romney.”
And what does the Obama campaign think of their likely opponent:
Dan Balz: “Obama’s advisers view Romney through two prisms. Through one they see a formidable opponent who can make the economic argument against the president more effectively than any of the other Republicans running and who has been disciplined in the way he has carried himself so far. Through the other, they see someone whose career in the private sector has left him vulnerable to questions about whether he can truly connect with the independent, middle-class voters who will decide the November election.”