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July 12th, 2012
10:53 PM ET

Bain claims fueling campaign controversy

Mitt Romney's tenure and record at Bain Capital is a contentious issue in the election with dueling ads and accusations.

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  1. patrick

    Birthers vs. Bainers. I wonder why Birther claims are treated with disdain but the Bainer claims are acknowledge to be found-less but are given a respectful hearing? Shows a bis for Obama.

    July 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
  2. Texasnotea

    Tax returns baby, Tax returns!! Let's see em Mitt!

    July 13, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
  3. Ryan

    I think this Bain problem of Romney's is going to get even bigger!! If he has nothing to hide than why doesn't he provide his tax returns going back to 1998? What are they afraid of?? If he is so proud of his accomplishments he should display it with pride!!

    July 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
  4. robert glaubinger

    What's this kids glove approach to David Gergen from Anderson Cooper? Gergen admitted making big bucks from
    Bain Capital and then goes on to reproach President Obama for not running the high minded campaign he promised 4 years ago. Cooper agreed. That's not why I watch AC 360. Cooper should have challenged that one sided statement.
    Gergen is and always has been a Republican operative ( that is why Bill Clinton hired him). His masquerading as an impartial political analyst is FOXlike. What has happened to Anderson Cooper? Is he over his head or just another timid lacky?

    July 13, 2012 at 8:39 am |
  5. BlueBelly

    David Gregen and John King can't seem to connect the dots over Mitt Romney Bain controversy. Let me help them. While Bain was layoff and outsourcing jobs in 1999-2002 Mitt Romney was signing the SEC paper work as Sole Share-owner, CEO or President while collecting a paycheck. So, Romney was clueless or ask how's my investment is doing, then sign the SEC paperwork. You can't have it both ways. Oh, I forgot we're talking about Romney.

    July 13, 2012 at 7:06 am |
  6. Sec Smith

    1: The mere fact that Romney's name still appears on the signature page means he has digitally signed documents on behalf of Bain (on the document displayed during the segment, it appeared as if Bain still represented to the SEC & investors that he was the person in charge); 2: The SEC requires the filing of an 8-K shortly after a major corporate executive leaves. In the 8-K, a company must detail who is assuming the duties of the departed executive. Thus, it was unnecessary & probably a misrepresentation of fact for Romney's name to remain on Bain's SEC documents as a "Managing Director". Misrepresentations in SEC filings are actionable. If you want the truth of this, talk to an SEC lawyer. It's doubtful that one will go on the record though. Richard Breeden, former SEC honcho may do so.

    July 13, 2012 at 6:01 am |
  7. Sec Smith

    If Bain did not fully disclose to the SEC by filing documents that details Romney's relationship with the company after his resignation, there is potentilal criminal and civil liability. If investors in Bain were not fully and appropriately advised, they may have a private right of action against Bain. Trust me, plaintiff lawyers have been digging through Bain's filings since this story broke. If there is anything amiss, an action will be filed shortly. Please interview a securities lawyer – whether on or off the record.

    July 13, 2012 at 5:52 am |
  8. john

    Nothin' goin' on here folks, let's just keep movin' on. Yeah, right.

    July 13, 2012 at 1:45 am |
  9. MK

    Outraged! I am befuddled at the comments by guests including David Gergen–unchallenged by Anderson–that Obama has become overly aggressive–considering that Romney has made an unending stream of absurd and personally insulting criticisms against Obama, many of which are absolutely false and misleading. Where is the perspective? Where is the context here? This is getting truly ridiculous. CNN has lost it. Anderson, I expect more of you. Somehow we need to get back to reality. Our country is sinking and the people who have been granted broadcast licenses to deliver the "news" have completely sold us out. This is very sad.

    July 13, 2012 at 1:33 am |