“No. We will not apologize,” Obama said in an interview taped Saturday with WAVY-TV in Portsmouth, Va., and posted on the station’s website Sunday. “Mr. Romney claims he’s Mr. Fix-it for the economy because of his business experience, so I think voters entirely legitimately want to know what is exactly his business experience.” Full unedited transcript and video of one-on-one interview here.
All 5 of Mitt Romney’s inteviews in 60 seconds- Friday the 13th- Sheesh, I’m generally not superstitious!
Hello, Everyone. Here’s the Sunday wrap up on Sunday tv shows and BLOGS! From Ed Gillepsie spinnin Romney’s tenure at Bain like a brand new May Tag on Meet the Press:
This sparked a twitter backlash, with #retroactively becoming the top twitter trend in the US by noon. This election is a choice between #Forward and #Retroactively
And Bill Kristol on Fox calling on Romney to RELEASE HIS TAXES TOMMORROW
And there’s Stephanie “CUTTIN’ UP” Cutter on Face The Nation
What World is Romney Living in That He Wasn’t in Charge?
David The “Axe” Axelrod On State of The Union- The Buck Stops With YOU, MITT.
On ABC’s “This Week” today, Mayor Rahm Emanuel discussed Mitt Romney’s attempts to evade responsibility for the outsourcing, job losses, and bankruptcies at Bain Capital. Mayor Emanuel said that as President, you can’t have a sign on your desk that says, “gone fishing.”
And Romney thinks it’s better to be attacked than release his taxes- Hmmm; what’s in those tax returns, Mittens?
THIS WEEK: Will: Romney Must Have Calculated That There Are “Higher Costs” in Releasing Returns
On “This Week” today, columnist George Will highlighted the high costs of Mitt Romney not releasing his tax returns and concluded that it must mean there are “higher costs” in releasing them.
MEET THE PRESS: Durbin: Romney Fails to Meet GOP’s Minimum Disclosure Requirement for Cabinet Nominees
On “Meet the Press” today, Senator Dick Durbin highlighted how Mitt Romney’s flouting of decades of precedent of presidential candidates releasing multiple years of tax returns, which was set in motion by his father in 1968, falls short of disclosure requirements that Republican Senators have demanded for President Obama’s cabinet nominees.
BLOG ROUND UP/SNAP SHOT
Rahm Emanuel: Mitt Romney Should ‘Stop Whining’ About Bain Huffington Post // Elise Foley Former White House chief of staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had some advice for Mitt Romney on Sunday: stop complaining about the Obama campaign’s attacks over Bain Capital. “As Mitt Romney said once to his own Republican colleagues, stop whining,” Emanuel said on ABC’s “This Week.” “I give him his own advice. Stop whining. If you want to claim Bain Capital as your calling card for the White House, then defend what happened at Bain Capital.”
Sen. Durbin: Romney running away from Bain ‘like a scalded cat’ The Hill // Keith Laing Durbin said Romney could clear questions about his tenure at Bain “this afternoon” by releasing more tax records. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) Sunday said GOP presidential Mitt Romney candidate is running away from his ties to private equity firm Bain Capital “like a scalded cat.” Durbin, the number two Democrat in the Senate and key ally of President Obama said Romney could clear up controversy surrounding his tenure at Bain “this afternoon” by releasing more tax information.
Gillespie: Romney ‘Retired Retroactively’ from Bain National Journal // Alexandra Jaffe Mitt Romney’s top campaign adviser insisted on Sunday that Romney has no responsibility for any decisions made at Bain Capital during the three years from 1999 to 2001, during which he claimed that he had resigned from the company to go run the Olympics in Utah, and explained that Romney had “retired retroactively to 1999” from the company.
Emanuel: Romney made Bain tenure his ‘calling card,’ should ‘stop whining’ The Hill // Meghashyam Mali Former Obama White House chief-of-staff-turned Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended criticisms of Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital, saying the GOP candidate had made his work there a “calling card” of his campaign and should “stop whining.” “Mitt Romney said Bain Capital is his calling card for why he should be president. He doesn’t talk about Massachusetts as governor. He doesn’t talk about any other piece,” said Emanuel on ABC’s “This Week.” “He says, ‘I created jobs at Bain Capital.’”
Kristol: Romney ‘crazy’ not to release tax returns Politico // Manu Raju Bill Kristol and the Obama campaign agree on something: Mitt Romney should immediately release his tax returns. “He should release the tax returns tomorrow. It’s crazy,” Kristol said on “Fox News Sunday.” “You gotta release six, eight, 10 years of back tax returns. Take the hit for a day or two.”
Axelrod Sharpens Tax Attack on Romney National Journal // Alexandra Jaffe David Axelrod sought to sharpen a line of attack against Mitt Romney on Sunday, accusing him of paying less than his fair share of taxes by using “every single conceivable tax shelter and loophole.” “I’m not suggesting that, based on what we know, that he’s done anything illegal,” Obama’s top campaign adviser said on CNN’s State of the Union. “I’m not suggesting that. But what I am suggesting is that he’s taken advantage of every single conceivable tax shelter and loophole that we can see.”
WHAT HAPPENED? CITIZENS UNITED HAPPENED, MR. ROMNEY.
How about the TRUTH HAPPENED about YOU, Mitt?
HOPE & CHANGE
LOL PRESIDENT OBAMA HOPED YOU’D CHANGED, BUT YOU DIDN’T THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED.