GOP Candidates Go Anti-Corporate for Anti-Romney Ads

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Newt Gingrich’s ad campaign against front-runner Mitt Romney has been all about attacking his record at the private equity firm Bain Capital. Most recently, a pro-Gingrich super-PAC released a 28 minute film called "When Mitt Romney Came to Town" which portrays Romney as a "corporate raider" whose policies ran four companies into the ground for his own benefit. Given Republicans' long legacy of running on pro-business platforms and promoting laissez-faire legislation, this recent turn is highly ironic. But how the nominees are articulating these sentiments are decidedly different from their liberal counterparts.

Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.


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Comments [1]

amalgam from NYC by day, NJ by night

Thanks for having Dean Baker on.

Capitalism is great for wealth creation, but that doesn't mean all players in the game are benefiting the greater economy ("net-net").

Jan. 12 2012 10:24 AM

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