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Republicans rally around Romney over Bain critics

Published: Fri, January 13, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Associated Press


An array of Republicans and conservatives — including some of Mitt Romney’s sharpest critics — rushed to the GOP presidential front-runner’s defense Thursday to counter efforts to paint the former venture capitalist as a job-killer. Under fire, Romney rival Newt Gingrich backed off from directly attacking Romney’s tenure at the helm of Bain Capital, but Rick Perry defended his approach.

“We’re disappointed” with the line of criticism, said Thomas Donohue, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The business group doesn’t endorse in presidential campaigns, but Donohue said: “We think Romney has had a pretty good track record. Perfect? Hell no, but damn good.”

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who ran against Romney four years ago, wrote in an online letter: “It’s surprising to see so many Republicans embrace that left-wing argument against capitalism.”


1Muskiemouth(17 comments)posted 4 years ago

The Capitalism Huckabee is talking about is not the same Capitalism I learned about in American Government class in high school, or what was that about?. They are not talking about a market economy under the rule of law. Their Capitalism now fully embraces a particular political party, their handmaidens you might say, and has become what's called, Crony Capitalism, a bastardization of government and business. Not formal Fascism, but a brass band marching down Main Street headed in that direction, but also pulled by excessive religionists trying to lead the parade down the path to theocracy. Which will triumph? The captains of industry seem to think either outcome is a good thing and have opened wide the floodgate of corporate money for the candidates. Hey, get used to it, that's the way it works, is their best argument, proving old Bob Dylan correct all those years ago, "Money doesn't talk, it screams."

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