The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Let’s Compare the ‘Strategic Investment’ of Romney and Obama.


On MSNBC, President Obama’s deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, refers to Solyndra as a “strategic investment.”

So, to sum up:

Mitt Romney’s performance record with his clients’ money at Bain: 70 percent profitable, according to a study by the Wall Street Journal.*

Barack Obama’s performance record with your money at Solyndra: 100 percent loss.

I know which “strategic investor” I would trust.

* Bain officials argue that the figure is closer to 80 percent over their history, but that figure appears to include investments made after Romney left the firm.

Tags: Bain , Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , Solyndra


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