The Corner

Krauthammer’s Take

From Fox’s Special Report with Bret Baier

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

On the White House’s recent attention to Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital:

 It’s a warning that Romney ought to look at [the issue again]. To give an answer [like] the answer he gave last night —  “this is class war and the politics of envy” — is not enough. The White House and Gingrich, Perry, are going to run ad after ad of somebody who lost his job. That’s going to have a real impact. You can’t answer with abstractions.

He [Romney] is going to have to (a) show the faces of people who actually were helped, had a job — perhaps [after his company was] slimmed down, lost a job but regained it.

And (b) he’s going to have to say: Look what Obama did with the auto industry. He had to throw a lot of people out of work. He had to close a lot of dealerships. But in the end he saved it [the US auto industry]. I did exactly the same — but with private money, [at] higher risk — because sometimes you have to make a company lean if you want to save it and produce jobs.

 

NRO Staff — Members of the National Review Online editorial and operational teams are included under the umbrella “NR Staff.”

Most Popular

PC Culture

Warren Is a Fraud

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has been telling a story for years. It’s a deeply romantic story about her parents and their young love, fraught with the familial bigotry of an earlier time. Here’s how she told it this week in a video she released in preparation for her 2020 run: My daddy always said he ... Read More
U.S.

Two Minnesota Republican Candidates Assaulted

Two Republican candidates for state office in Minnesota have been physically assaulted in recent days, leading prominent Republican lawmakers to caution their Democratic colleagues against employing inflammatory rhetoric. Republican state representative Sarah Anderson was punched in the arm last week after ... Read More