1. Counterattack

    Romney Ad Defends Bain Work

    GREER, SC - JANUARY 12:  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to the media during a campaign stop at Cherokee Trikes & More on January 12, 2012 in Greer, South Carolina. Voters in South Carolina will head to the polls on January 21st to vote in the primary election to pick their choice for U.S. presidential candidate.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    Mitt Romney is sick of getting slammed for his time as CEO of Bain Capital and is fighting back against attacks in his latest South Carolina ad. The presidential hopeful insists he is a "conservative businessman" and that during his tenure at the private-equity firm he rebuilt several struggling companies and created thousands of jobs. In addition to defending himself, Romney hits back at his rivals who've been particularly harsh—namely, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry—quoting The Wall Street Journal, which said Romney's opponents were embarrassing themselves with their incessant digs. 

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