By now readers know that Mitt Romney is very proud of his private sector experience. He mentions it in every debate and points to it with pride.
But there is a darker side to that experience that Obama and the Democrats were hoping would go unnoticed in the GOP contest so they could drop the bomb on Mitt in the general election if he is the GOP nominee.
We know that secretly, Democrats salivate at the prospect of running against Mitt and this video by Newt Gingrich's Super Pac shows us why:
And the above is just the trailer for this hard hitting film. Part one is here. Part two here
Mitt Romney's unfortunate gaffe in New Hampshire on Monday that "I like being able to fire people," fits in well with this negative story line. That same gaffe is being defended by some in the mainstream media. That same media will pounce on Mitt the moment he is the nominee.
The Dems have already cut the video from Mitt's gaffe and are likely hard at work on the campaign ads. Here's the video by way of Dem Rapid Response in case you missed it:
Dems Paying Fired Bain Factory Worker to Bird Dog Mitt
And if you think Dems aren't already salivating over the chance to tar Mitt with the greedy, nasty capitalist label, why are they paying a factory worker put out of work by Mitt's Bain Capital to follow Mitt around at campaign events. They are just getting started!
Mitt voters shouldn't worry too much about the Newt Pac video. You won't hear much about this during the nomination process. But just wait until next fall and an even more negative recounting of Mitt's private sector experience will be getting front page headlines just in time for November!
Of course Newt is going to take a hit for letting Obama's trump card out of the bag. In an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer on Monday he had this to say:
Newt Gingrich: I think at some point Gov. Romney's going to have to hold a press conference and walk through, with considerable detail, some of the companies that Bain took over where they apparently looted the companies, left people unemployed and walked off with millions of dollars.
Look, I'm for capitalism. I'm for people who go in to save a company. I'm for people who take real risk. I'm for people who grow jobs, and I understand sometimes you fail. I've run four small businesses in the last decade. It gets tough out there. It doesn't always work. I get that. But if somebody comes in, takes all the money out of your company and then leaves you bankrupt while they go off with millions, that's not traditional capitalism.
Matt Lauer: Considering the fact that Gov. Romney may eventually be the nominee of the party, can't you already hear the ads from President Obama's team saying this is a guy whose own party members called him a corporate raider, a predator and ruthless?
Gingrich: Any Republican who gets the nomination is going to have Axelrod and Obama figuring out every possible way -- they're going to raise a billion dollars. They're not raising it -- as the governor himself said in your quote, 'This ain't bean bag.' They aren't going to raise a billion dollars for fun. They're going to come after any Republican. That's why I think a Reagan conservative who's articulate, who can debate effectively is much more likely to beat Obama than somebody who can't defend their record. And I think Gov. Romney will have to defend what he did at Bain. That's his record. He's proud of the fact that he wasn't in public office while I was. Fine. He can take on my public record, but then he owes us a report on his stewardship of his private record, and we ought to do it now because whatever happens this spring, I guarantee you it will be much worse in September and October, and we wouldn't want to stumble into a campaign not knowing what's at risk.