“What are you going to do when the Chinese leader says something? Or Putin says (something critical) to you? You’re going to whine…You cannot do that. And as Mitt Romney said once to his own Republican colleagues: Stop whining. I’ll give him his own advice: Stop whining.” — Rahm Emanuel on Romney demanding an apology from the Obama campaign over suggestions that he may have committed a felony about his time at Bain Capital in Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
“No, we will not apologize. Mr. Romney claims he’s Mr. Fix-It for the economy because of his business experience, so I think voters entirely legitimately want to know what is exactly his business experience. Mr. Romney is now claiming he wasn’t there at the time except his filings with the SEC listing says he was the CEO, chairman and president of the company.” — President Obama, in an interview with WAVY-TV in Portsmouth, Virginia, the AP reports
Think Progress: “On Monday, Romney’s senior adviser couldn’t say who was running the company in his absence. “You should check with Bain, but it wasn’t Mitt Romney,” Eric Fehrnstrom told Reuters’ Sam Youngman. Romney claims to have turned over day to day management of Bain to a management team after he left for the Olympics, though the company continued to list Romney as its CEO well into 2002.”
Andrew Sullivan | Yes, Romney perjured himself : “If there was a good deal of time back and forth in the first few months and some business conducted all the way through to December (‘pretty much exclusively’), and if Romney’s own lawyer tells an inquiry that Romney’s work for Bain ‘continued unabated just as they had,’ then it is incontrovertibly true that Romney’s statement under oath that he was not involved ‘in any way’ in Bain business after February 1999 was a lie under oath.”
The earlier Romney’s Resignation Letter From Bain Capital may be closer to the truth than anything we’ve seen so far…