by MIKE FLYNN –
Barack Obama has staked his reelection campaign on demonizing Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital, a private equity firm he founded. His campaign has spent tens of millions of dollars accusing Romney of closing factories, laying-off workers and shipping jobs overseas. Obama’s ads have portrayed Romney as someone who was comfortable slashing a company’s spending to return it to profit and, ultimately, reap millions of dollars for himself as the company thrived. Which, it appears, are exactly the qualities Americans are looking for to deal with our own economic crisis.
It has the makings of the most spectacular political backfire in history.
Today, USA Today/Gallup released a poll of adults which found that, by more than 2-1, 63%-29%, voters felt Romney’s tenure at Bain would cause him to make good decisions about turning around the economy and creating jobs. 61% of adults felt that government was doing too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses. The poll also found that Romney was viewed as better able to control government spending.