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Bain v. Solyndra

By on 5.29.12 | 12:11PM

Today on the main site, I covered Barack Obama's attempt to resurrect Ted Kennedy's 1994 Bain attacks against Mitt Romney. Kennedy was able to derail Romney's Senate campaign by portraying his Republican challenger as a profiteering job destroyer. Yet Obama is running into some trouble getting history to repeat itself.

One complication I didn't mention in my column is the president's own record of crony capitalism. American Crossroads has a new ad hitting Obama as the "Public Equity President," pointing to public investments like Solyndra that have cost workers jobs and taxpayers money.

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