Mitchell Reports | May 15, 2012
>>> the pro obama super pac is trying to portray romney as a candidate who cares more about profits than the workers. spending nearly $800,000 in five battleground states focusing on the steel company in missouri.
>> romney's objective was to make money. whether the companies that made money or not was ir rerelevant. bain capital always made money. it's as simple as that. he will give you the same thing he gave us. nothing.
>> incidentally, cons didn'tly or not, the obama campaign proved its own television ad on that same subject, out for only one day in the same five states. coordination, that would be wrong. bill burton, it's about the same steel company . how does that happen?
>> when you have mitt romney running for president, you're going to talk about bain. it's not that big of a surprise. if you talk to some of these workers, they would say it's a fair analogy. they had their lively hoods ripped from them by a companystripped the company down to all of itsing a sets and put the workers out on the street with no jobs.
>> bill, to paraphase bill ratner who did the auto bailout successfully, he said, that's not a fair characterization. it could be a fair characterization of that one company but the overall record of bain is more winners than losers. it was creating more jobs than not. the whole turnover of what he did at bain capital , he had a remarkable record. i'm just saying what the experts said.
>> there are a lot of people who said the way mitt romney made his money is fine and nobody is saying that you shouldn't be able to make money but what he was doing was about job creation . that is not true. what he was doing was wealth creation and jobs meant nothing. and whether or not jobs were gained or lost, mitt romney made money and it's a whole different system than the capitalism that you and i and most people participated in. for bain capital and mit rom me when they went in, they made money. no matter what, no matter what the cost to middle class families, mitt romney made money. and whether or not that helps him become president of the united states .
>> should president obama should not have been at the home of a big hedge fund blackstone group ? raising money in new york last night?
>> well, he's running for president against mitt romney and mitt romney 's decisions are on trial here and the american people get a chance to decide whether his time in private business, where he was making millions and his partners were making bill minutes would make him a better president of the united states . we already saw when he was governor of massachusetts , they went from 37th down to 47th in job creation and what's he going to do for the whole country? if he's president.
>> are you surprised in the results of the gallup poll which indicate that mitt romney has an advantage on who would be better to fix the economy? and people think that mitt romney and six out of ten think that mitt romney is rich and don't think it's a bad thing to be rich.
>> well, i don't think president obama if he were here would be say it's bad to be rich. mitt romney is doing fine, he's doing fine. nobody is saying that's the wrong thing. the economy is going to be in a better place , the underlying point is that the american people are hopeful and you have mitt romney in iowa and a place where unemployment is the lowest that it is in the country. so he has a tough road to ho, especially where they are doing better than --
>> before i let you go, i want to revisit your analogy in your opening answer here. you're not suggesting that anything that happened with the steel company in missouri was criminal. why compare mitt romney and what he did at bairn capital to don dillinger.
>> in fact, what most americans think th think is that the rules are rigged against them. the problem is that he didn't break any rules. and that everything that he did was perfectly legal . but the question is whether or not him operating in a perfectly legal way would be making him.
>> thank you.
>> thank you, andrea.