Politics and Public Opinion

‘When Mitt Romney Came to Town’ looks like second-rate Michael Moore

“When Mitt Romney Came to Town,” the film being trotted out by the pro-Newt Gingrich SuperPac, Winning Our Future, has it all: the goof photo of Romney and his partners waving dollar bills, teary/angry testimonials from fired workers at Bain-run companies, scary black and white photos of Romney, suggestions of mysterious ties to Latin America, slo-mo video of shuttered factories and storefronts. The Obama campaign couldn’t have done a better piece of first-rate hackery.

And here is the narration:

Capitalism made America great. Free markets. Innovation. The building blocks of the American dream. But in the wrong hands, some of those dreams can turn into nightmares. Wall Street’s corporate raiders made billions of dollars. Their greed was only matched by their willingness to make million in profits – nothing spared, nothing mattered but greed. This film is about one such raider and his firm. Mitt Romney became the CEO of Bain Capital the day the company was formed. His mission: to reap massive rewards for himself and his investors. Romney took foreign seed money from Latin America and began a pattern of exploiting dozens of American businesses. This film will highlight just four of Romney’s many targets, four businesses and the thousands of employees who worked there. A story of greed, playing the system for a quick buck. A group of corporate raiders led by Mitt Romney, more ruthless than Wall Street. For tens of thousands of Americans, the suffering began when Mitt Romney came to town.

Hoo boy.

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