In the last few days, there has been a lively discussion about whether the Obama campaign’s critisims of Bain are “in bounds” or whether such criticism are outside the realm of acceptable political debate.
Mitt Romney, for his part, has said Obama’s criticism amounts to “attacking capitalism.”
Among those who hate capitalism, apparently, is Donald Trump. Last April, Trump described Romney’s experience at Bain as follows: “He’d buy companies, he’d close companies, he’d get rid of jobs.” Watch it:
Trump has subsequently become a prominent Romney surrogate and fundraiser. This week, Trump explained that, at the time of his critical comments he didn’t know Romney and has since come to “realize he’s a terrific guy.”
The Romney campaign has stuck by him even as he aggressively promotes birther conspiracy theories against Obama.
Romney’s tenure at Bain was also harshly criticized by Gov. Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich.