Romney Campaign Admits 100,000 Net Jobs Created is False

Does He Owe Any Explanations?

It should be obvious by now that Governor Sarah Palin’s point about the Romney claim to having created one-hundred thousand jobs while at Bain was on target.  Romney has made this claim, and it’s been a factor to which he points in explaining why you should vote for him.  As it turns out, Palin was smart to raise this, because you can bet the Obama flunkies would hammer him with this in a general election campaign. What is in question is whether Romney’s “100,000 net jobs created” claim is accurate, since it seems not counted in this are all the jobs lost through the activities of Bain.  That’s quite a difference, and the leftist press is already running with it because it shows the impossible claim of Romney to be a falsehood.  It certainly demonstrates Romney’s weakness, and it also shows why Republicans should be careful about the proposition of appointing the former Massachusetts governor who plays so fast and loose with the facts.

Also at stake is this, as the Washington Post article points out:

“Second, it has become increasingly hard to understand how Romney’s personal involvement played a role in creating these jobs, especially years later. He clearly is adding up all the jobs now at the companies that are thriving, arguing these numbers far outweigh the job losses at companies that failed. But as the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, the failure rate one can attribute to Bain Capital changes significantly if one counts five years from an investment or eight years from an investment. ” (emphasis mine.)

The other interesting thing of which Governor  Palin reminded viewers during her Wednesday interview with Hannity is that Romney has yet to release his tax returns, an ordinary practice for those seeking the presidency.  The leftist press is already beginning to gear up to attack Romney on this point, and I think it’s gaining traction as people begin to wonder what Romney might be hiding. There is no law requiring candidates release their tax returns, but the simple fact is that most do and have done so for many years.  The idea that Romney wouldn’t is a bit off-putting, given the way in which he is flinging cash around in the primary campaign season.

I think we need more disclosure on this sort of thing, and not less, and I believe Romney’s claim of 100,000 net jobs created is ultimately going to destroy him if his other flaws don’t.  This is why we have a primary after all: To do the vetting so that we can put up a strong candidate, and under close examination, Romney’s record really isn’t measuring up.  We mustn’t nominate him until he’s willing to fully respond to these questions, irrespective of who the media and the GOP establishment tells us is the “inevitable nominee.”

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  • stevethird

    I know I keep on repeatin' myself BUT, Sarah Palin is right………….AGAIN!

  • Terry

    Where would we be without Sarah? Just think, not ONE of the current candidates had the common sense to ask this question, not one, so where does that leave us with all the rest?

  • Jim

    Did Obama release his tax returns? if so was that all that he needed to do? How come some of feds don't even pay taxes and don't even get a slap on the wrist.
    why so much attention about what Romney did or didn't do. Go after Obamanation and about what he "did" for the economy/people.

  • Jim

    wow so much attention on what a republican might be hiding. There was some on McCain but nothing was said about Obama before or during their primary.

  • jerseyflash

    I believe that Sarah has to start being a little more diplomatic about vetting the canidates herself on national TV. After she get's done with just about everyone…who will be left standing ???…Sarah Palin ??? She has been on Fox and few times before " Let's pick a SOMEONE campaigne " Now she is on Fox 2 to 3 times a week giving advise to EVERYONE…( Is this what she meant by NO TITLE NEEDED, I'll do it from the sidelines ???? ) 10 months left to pick a President, take over the Senate and hold on-to the House…AND SARAH DOES NOT WANT TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT…REALLY…I just got done watching Todd and the Cable guy…Todd said that you had just come back from MOOSE hunting…If you want to thin out the herd and make more MOOSE chile…get yourself to the SWAMP " You will love the target rich environment "…GET IN THE RACE………SARAH PALIN……show America what they want to see and tell them what they want to hear !!!
    THE TRUTH AND ONLY THE TRUTH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://gravatar.com/birdley birdleyspike

      I agree—Sarah needs to get off the fence and get a little muddy.

  • Frank May

    I continue to predict there will be no lock on the nomination when the GOP convention begins and SARAH PALIN will be the one candidate who did not "play in the mud."

    And she will emerge as the choice to beat Pres. Obama in November……

    She doesn't need advice…..just your continued support.

    Be brave! In Wisconsin she said, "Game on!" And she's very good at the game!!!

    • http://www.markamerica.com MarkAmerica

      Frank, I don't know if you have any idea(but I suspect that you do) how many people hope and pray you are right.

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