Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital
The great criticism of Mitt Romney, from both sides of the aisle, has always been that he doesn't stand for anything. He's a flip-flopper, they say, a lightweight, a cardboard opportunist who'll say anything to get elected. The critics couldn't be more wrong. The incredible untold story of the 2012 election so far is that Romney's run has been a shimmering pearl of perfect political hypocrisy, which he's somehow managed to keep hidden, even with thousands of cameras following his every move. Like John McCain four years before, Romney desperately needed a vice-presidential pick that would change the game. Debt, debt, debt. Last May, in a much-touted speech in Iowa, Romney used language that was literally inflammatory to describe America's federal borrowing. And this is where we get to the hypocrisy at the heart of Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney, it turns out, is the perfect frontman for Wall Street's greed revolution. Like John F. But here's the catch. Romney is a man from nowhere.
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