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May 21st, 2012
10:32 PM ET

David Gergen surprised Obama attacking Bain

David Gergen says President Obama risks upsetting the business community by going after Romney's record at Bain Capital.

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  1. PaulC

    Is Gergen surprised Romney has gloated about his time at Bain as a great job creator?

    I think it is appropriate to point out any harm he did at Bain.

    May 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
    • max3333444555

      Im surprised that obama would take this risky approach. believe it or not, most people like free enterprise.

      June 4, 2012 at 9:44 am |
  2. amotik

    Gergen surprised that Obama is asking questions about an opponents record? Hmmm. That's a strange political strategy. Why are you attacking what the other guy did, Obama? Shouldn't you just say that he is a great guy and would make a wonderful president? I think that's a much better Mr. President. Why don't you send him a campaign donation too? That would really help poor wooden pinocchio out.

    May 30, 2012 at 8:01 am |
  3. Tab Malfa

    Gergen must have been paid well by the corporate elites for his criticism of President Obama's campaign. Too bad he was not as aggressive when G.W. Bush was in office–like his obvious lies about WMDs. Romney has dedicated his life to putting people out of work, and he received hefty bonuses for doing so as most CEOs do. It is an insult to intelligence to say that the job of corporations is to create jobs. Now I've heard everything. The goal of corporations is to maximize profit, not to create jobs. The maximization of profit means massive layoffs for employees and multi-million dollar bonuses for CEOs. It also means cheating employees out of their pensions, which Romney is very familiar wtih. Mitt Romney is just another Triickle-Down econoic theorist and an imperialistic militarist just like Bush. As the Economist has stated in one of its March articles, Romney will just make matters worse. This is just another example that all media is conservative media.

    May 22, 2012 at 8:05 pm |