January 7, 2012

LOBBYISTS VS CAPITALIST:

Mitt Romney Defends Against Bashing of Bain Capital at ABC Presidential Debate (Howard Kurtz Jan 7, 2012, Daily Beast)

Republican rivals tried to put venture capitalism--and its poster boy Mitt Romney--on trial at the ABC debate, amplifying charges by the Democrats that the former governor was a serial job-killer.

But the attempt petered out. The night's big loser, in fact, was Rick Santorum, who didn't have a single memorable moment and forfeited the chance to build on his virtual tie in Iowa before a national audience. For all the talk of Angry Newt, meanwhile, he barely took a shot at Romney, though he did let Ron Paul get under his skin.

With three days to go before the New Hampshire primary, the buzz in the cavernous pressroom at Manchester's Saint Anselm College was that this is a lackluster primary, meaning Romney is likely to win in a walk. That's why his rivals were determined, even desperate, to change the dynamic Saturday night.

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