That’s what I call a triple flip in less than 2 weeks…
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is back to claiming that his former private equity firm, Bain Capital, helped create at least 100,000 jobs, telling conservative radio host Ed Morrisey that “we were able to help create over 100,000 jobs.”
The Romney campaign used the 100,000 number at the outset of the campaign, then admitted it was bogus, started using it again, couldn’t answer challenges from reporters, and finally gave the number a massive downgrade to a mere “thousands” earlier this week.
There’s still no evidence backing up the claim, other than a right-wing editorial endorsing Romney. An ad from Romney’s 1994 Senate campaign, meanwhile, claimed that the firm created 10,000 jobs — though there’s little evidence to support that either.
- Obama campaign attacks Romney’s record as Bain Capital executive (boston.com)
- Romney In 1994 Said Bain Created 10,000 Jobs; Romney In 2012: 100,000 (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- Mitt Romney’s campaign responds with unsubstantiated claims about jobs created by Bain Capital (dailykos.com)
- The Return of Bain Capital (thedailybeast.com)
- Steven Rattner Misses the Point (Romney’s and Obama’s) (businessinsider.com)
- A CNN Host Flipped Out On The Obama Campaign Over Its Bain Capital Ad (businessinsider.com)