Romney, Obama Ramp Up Attacks On Economic Records

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) -- President Barack Obama's campaign is ramping up criticism of Republican Mitt Romney's record in Massachusetts, while the Republican nominee is contrasting his business record with the Obama administration's economic performance.
Romney told donors Wednesday night that his old company, Bain Capital, initially invested just a few million dollars in the office store chain Staples before it began to thrive. He compared that with the $535 million in loan guarantees the Obama administration gave the green energy company Solyndra before it went bankrupt last year.
Romney planned a campaign appearance in northern California Thursday morning.
Meanwhile, top Obama strategist David Axelrod planned to appear in Boston to criticize Romney's record as governor.
Axelrod says Massachusetts' economy was "close to the bottom of all the states" when Romney led it.

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  • by Frederik Location: NY on Jun 7, 2012 at 12:28 AM
    If Obama is desperate and fearful of losing re-election, would he order Romney be assassinated. The economic shocks and new recession coming in the second half of 2012 could all but destroy Obama's and the Democrats chances in November. That means they have to take out the Republican candidate at a time when it will be too late for them to regroup and put forth a new candidate that would satisfy the needs of regular citizens who rely on installment loans online.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 5, 2012 at 05:43 PM
    Ex President Bush backs Romney, he's not getting my vote. I hate it when people running for office digs up dirt on the other person, makes me think that they are showing you this to get your eyes off what they are doing wrong. I hope God will see to it that the best man for the job gets it.
  • by Anonymous on May 31, 2012 at 06:55 AM
    Romney only cares about one thing and that is making the rich get richer and pay less in taxes. And then make the poor even poorer and pay more taxes. This is the only thing I see ever coming from him so making him president will be a very big mistake cause that is all he cares about. That is why he is buddies with Trump cause trump wants him to make all the taxes for the rich go away.
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