(Mike Thompson via GoComics.com)
In the Washington Post, DFH William D. Cohan (“He has worked at Lazard Freres, Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan Chase.”) says that when Romney ran Bain Capital, his word was not his bond. It’s well worth a read, especially for those touting Romney’s “business acumen” as his biggest asset as a candidate.
In a post titled “The most glaring lie of the night“, Washington Monthly‘s Steve Benen points out that Romney still can’t be trusted:
It’s hard not to marvel at just how dishonest Mitt Romney is prepared to be in order to win. The notion of politicians misleading the public to advance their ambitions isn’t exactly a new phenomenon, but Romney acts as if he doesn’t even care about getting caught, leading to blatant and obvious falsehoods.
This one, from last night’s debate, was just shameless.
“We’ve got a president in office three years, and he does not have a jobs plan yet. I’ve got one out there already and I’m not even president, yet.”
Look, I realize Romney’s busy, and keeping up on current events may be difficult, but Obama delivered a speech to a joint session of Congress just four months ago, and at the time, presented a jobs plan. The whole thing has been online ever since. It’s been scrutinized, analyzed, and subjected to CBO scoring. It’s been debated; it’s been the subject of advertising; and it’s been voted on in the Senate….
In all likelihood, of course, Romney knows full well that the president has presented a detailed and credible jobs plan, but prefers to say otherwise because he (a) assumes voters are easily fooled; and (b) expects the media to give him a pass. He may well be right.
But that doesn’t make Romney’s dishonesty any less brazen.
Postscript: Incidentally, the former governor with an abysmal jobs record added, as part of his comment, that he’s “got [a jobs plan] out there already.” He really doesn’t. Romney has a plan for cutting taxes on the wealthy and giving Wall Street free rein to do as it pleases, but this does not a jobs plan make.
And this, our Media Village overlords assure us, is the best of the available Republican candidates…