Fair Game

Obama Defends Bain Attacks

While closing out the NATO summit Monday, President Obama responded to criticisms of his campaign’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s business career. Obama insisted that pointing to Romney’s work at Bain Capital “is not a distraction” but a key part of the election because Mitt’s “main calling card for why he thinks he should be president is his business experience. He is not touting his experience in Massachusetts. He is saying he is a business guy, and this is his business.” He argued that the president’s job is to make sure everyone in the country has an opportunity to succeed, not to “make a lot of money for investors.”