Back in January, before Mitt Romney was the presumptive Republican nominee, I posted a tweet about the applicability of his business skills to the role of President:
With Mitt’s business skills, as president, he’ll downsize underperforming states, skim profits, and start some new states. #GOP
— ⓣⓔⓔⓥⓔⓔⓓⓤⓑ (@teeveedub) January 24, 2012
I also published a more detailed (and only slightly less snarky) post on this blog on the same subject. While I was being just a tad sarcastic to make a point, my basic premise was deadly serious.
The Obama campaign today released a six-minute video that makes the same point a little more concretely, detailing the real-world consequences of Romney’s business philosophy while at Bain Capital:
There are lots of us in the middle class who are relieved (a) that Obama and his team are now campaigning in earnest, and (b) that they’re taking on this issue head-on.
Romney and his surrogates have been claiming that they don’t want to talk about social issues like women’s health and marriage equality (even though they’re usually the ones who are bring those subjects up). They keep claiming that their campaign forte is the economy.
Judging by today’s campaign video, it looks like Obama is welcoming that challenge.