McCain's research on Mittens found

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    Obama is just kicking back with his feet up on the desk. The work has been done for him...
     
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    I don't see anything in there which hasn't already been used against him in this go-round.

    And Obama certainly isn't going to use something like Romney's pro-choice history against him like it was a bad thing!

    ETA: But then again, who expected Newt Gingrich would take the marxist route and attack venture capitalism?

    It's a strange, strange world.
     
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    At a glance, it's fairly comprehensive, but consists mainly of already widely-reported stories. It also has lots of potentially derogatory information about surrogates from the 2008 campaign, which presumably is fairly irrelevant now.
     
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    Actually, as I read through this there's some pretty embarrassing stuff from his Bain days that hasn't really been aired yet:

    There are quotes that make him seem arrogant and insensitive to laid-off workers:

    - 'I won the lottery. I got into something called venturecapital just when the stock market went from, I don’t know, a couple thousand to almost 10,000. I was absolutelyin the right place at the right time.’

    - Romney describes himself as a “business legend” in his campaign ads and once said of himself: “I’m basicallyin the investor’s Hall of Fame.”

    and there's some politically embarrassing stuff, though without any evidence of genuine wrongdoing:

    -“A Needham clinical laboratory [whose parent company had Romney on its board of directors] agreed yesterday to pay $119million in criminal and civil fines after pleading guilty to charges that it defrauded the nation’s Medicare system byseeking reimbursements on millions of dollars worth of unnecessary blood tests. … Damon Clinical LaboratoriesInc. admitted it tried to boost its profits by submitting the unnecessary tests. The company, the government said,misled doctors into ordering the tests, ensuring that they would be covered by Medicare, the federal health careprogram for the elderly.”

    - Through his profit-sharing at Bain, Romney was indirectly taking considerable Iranian oil money in 2004. This after he had called for economic divestment from Iran.

    While none of this stuff was secret, much of it seems like it would fit fairly well into attack ads and the like.
     
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    NOt really. I think people have had enough of the Vulture Capitalists.

    Just because you aren't out taking a dump in a park doesn't mean you approve of the corruption on Wall Street.
     
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    YOu know what annoys the hell out of me. I've been talking about this stuff for FIVE YEARS now.

    Damon Medical is old news.
     
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    Yeah right..over 50% says they can't stand him..so he should kick right on back till they kick him out..
     
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    If we could just get the bastard to work, would be an improvement.
     

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