On Meet the Press yesterday, Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed aggressively defended the Obama campaign’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s work at Bain Capital, saying it wasn’t problematic.
“[W]e know about Bain Capital because of Senator Ted Kennedy,” Reed said. “Ted Kennedy was locked in a race 48-46 against Mitt Romney in 1994 on his first foray into politics. Ted Kennedy ended up beating the bark off of him, 58-42. And the centerpiece of his assault was Bain.”
But, as the Georgia Tip Sheet points out, Reed hasn’t always been so hostile to Bain: he previously brought on two former Bain executives to be city government employees.