A couple of days ago it was Romney with the $10,000 bet, this morning it’s Newt Gingrich trying to explain why he used a liberal attack on Romney. No, not that Romney was a liberal, I mean Newt Gingrich sounded like a liberal himself. And Charles Krauthammer last night took him to task.
It all began with the back-and-forth between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich over who has the dirtier money. Romney attacked Gingrich for taking money from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Gingrich counterattacked by asking Romney to give back the money he made bankrupting corporations at Bain capital. Of course Bain capital is a venture capital firm. Its job is to buy companies fix them up making solvent if possible and ultimately create jobs. It is a key part of our capitalist system.
On the other hand, Gingrich’s business, while private, go with government entities and taxpayer money. I’m not sure there’s anything evil about either one of them. What’s evil is the way Newt went after Romney attacking the very system that he supposed to be supporting.
Via the right scoop, here’s Charles take on it. Enjoy my little mobsters.
Is there anybody out there I can get my arms around?