Could This Be Another Reason Dems Want Romney?


Bain Alum and New OMB Director

The Wahington Examiner reports that Barack Obama has hired Jeffrey Zients to run his Office of Management and Budget(OMB.)  Zients is a former Bain guy, and some are now wondering if it’s possible that Zients knows where all the Romney skeletons are buried from early in his career with Bain.  While Zients’ time at Bain doesn’t directly overlap with Romney’s time there, it happens to fall neatly between.  The suggestion floating around is that he might know things about Romney, or even more generically, about Bain, that would serve as a potential hammer over the head of Romney should he get the GOP nomination. The Examiner’s take on the story that this hiring will disarm Obama with respect to Bain, since he’s now hired a Bain guy, but I find that unlikely.

Ladies and gentlemen, your guess is as good as mine, but this is what’s out there as we slip and slide our way closer to the South Carolina primary.


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4 Responses to Could This Be Another Reason Dems Want Romney?

  1. Chickens are coming home to roost. It surely seems there is a coordination and cooperation between those who know and support each other.

  2. jan says:

    I was listening to Imus (not particularly fond of him) but he had Varney on with him. He said that Romney will be good for country because of turning us into a financially successful company. I am still open, it is early in the race, but maybe with Romney we don't need to worry about the social issues, but the financial side of running the country, which he said that Romney is quite capable of doing. Some food for thought.

    • MarkAmerica says:

      Jan, you can't deal with one without confronting the other. Varney's an establishment lackey. Found that out during the debt ceiling crisis. Back to the point, there's no way to get our financial house in order if we don't deal with the underlying idea behind our social spending. This has always been the trouble with the argument of fiscal conservatives and social moderates: You can't be both at once.

  3. dnr says:

    We conservatives already know enough of Romney's skeletons that we should be rejecting him anyway. Whatever this man knows may not deter the die-hards. But either way I think Romney should NOT be the candidate. I can't bear to think of him as our nominee. He won't be MY nominee. Keep hammering him, Mark!