Lets Not Talk About My Business Record

August 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

“I would assure you, our campaign would be– helped immensely if we had an agreement between both campaigns that we were only going to talk about issues and that attacks based upon– business or family or taxes or things of that nature, that this is just…(interrupted by Chuck Todd: Are you going to throw out a pledge or something?) I would love to. [W]e only talk about issues and we can talk about the differences between our positions and our opponent’s position. [O]ur ads haven’t gone after the president personally. … [W]e haven’t dredged up the old stuff that people talked about last time around. We haven’t gone after the personal things.”

  • Mitt Romney
  • Source: MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown (video)
  • Context: Romney has based his entire 2012 presidential campaign on his experience in the private sector, which he contends would make him the better choice in dealing with economic issues. However, Romney’s statement on the Daily Rundown appears to be a rare admission that political ads targeting his career at Bain Capital, and his lack of transparency, are hurting his campaign. Now, Romney wants to distance himself from his career in the private sector, and the issue of his tax returns. When asked if he was throwing out a pledge he initially said “I’d love to” but then said he had no specific pledge in mind when pressed on the issue further.

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