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July 12, 2012


How Romney Walked Into a Bain Trap

Ben Smith notes that two weeks ago the Romney campaign was forced to rebut claims of a Washington Post article that Bain Capital was a "pioneer in outsourcing" by claiming Mitt Romney left the firm in February 1999, before much of the activity questioned in the article took place.

"The argument over the Washington Post story ran for a few weeks, with Romney and his allies making arguments that depended centrally on his date of departure. Today, the trap -- set by Obama and his allies or happened upon by reporters, or some combination -- sprung: A Boston Globe story called into question that premise."

"Romney now finds himself in a place he's spent months avoiding: Offering a complex, technical explanation of his role running a venture capital firm and of why some documents showed his continued involvement after he says he left."












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