Pro-Newt PAC Unleashes Anti-Romney Documentary

28-minute film unloads on frontrunner over his days at Bain Capital
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2012 7:02 PM CST
Pro-Newt PAC Unleashes Anti-Romney Documentary
Mitt Romney, campaigns at The Hall at Senate’s End, in Columbia, S.C., Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Mitt Romney's Bain Capital troubles got a lot more high-profile today. The pro-Gingrich PAC Winning Our Future released a 28-minute video (see it here) that depicts Romney and his former Bain compatriots as greedy job-killers, complete with dramatic music and interviews of those said to have lost their jobs thanks to Bain. Some reaction to When Mitt Romney Came to Town:

  • Politico: It's "everything it's cracked up to be ... a systematic takedown of Mitt Romney as economic savior and corporate genius. ... It's just about the last thing a political consultant wants voters to see at the start of a seriously competitive election year."
  • Bloomberg: The film "at times stretches the truth and takes some reports out of context or selectively edits them."

  • Talking Points Memo: "Who would have thought that in 2012, the first documentary laying out in detail the underlying philosophies of the Occupy Wall Street movement would be produced by…a super-PAC supporting Newt Gingrich!"
  • Related note: A separate Politico story headlined: "Newt: I crossed the line" interprets a Gingrich comment from today as him backing down from the Bain criticism. The Gingrich camp's response to the story: Yeah, not so much, notes the Hill.
(Read more Mitt Romney 2012 stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.