It's too much. On Morning Joe today, the crew continued their efforts to help Obama perfect his Bain Capital/job creating attack against Romney. Loaded again with liberals and progressives, Donnie Deutsche, Eugene Robinson, Jeffrey Sachs, David Gregory, John Meacham and other Obama flunkies were making suggestions such as Obama simply sticking with Romney the rich guy out of touch who doesn't understand the problem of people suffering from unemployment. Some said that Obama's approach is not a slam on Bain Capital but is stating that Romney's experience with Bain doesn't qualify him to create jobs.
The reason this discussion is so frustrating is because it's misleading in so many ways. First of all, no company in any industry is in business to create jobs, per se. All companies would just as soon do business without any labor costs. The fact that business activity creates jobs is incidental to business activity, not the purpose of business activity. I don't know if Romney has ever claimed that one of the duties of President is to create jobs -- if he did, then he is just another interventionist. I think Romney has said he understands what environment is necessary for businesses to grow, and that growth will create jobs.
I don't know why Romney is not responding in this vein. He might be responding like this and media are not reporting it -- I don't know. Romney should say that the problem with Obama is that he thinks his job is to create jobs. I would say to Obama, if I were Romney, that I never said the job of President is to create jobs, if Romney hasn't said this, but, rather, I understand what conditions are necessary for economic growth. Obviously, I would say, Obama doesn't understand what conditions are necessary for economic growth, and that Obama's focus on Bain is indicative of his immature, confused ideas about business and the market conditions necessary for growth.
I believe Romney has said that regulations need to be rolled back and that business taxes need to be competitive with other nations. These speak to the conditions necessary for private sector companies to create jobs, not Presidents. If the Morning Joe crowd understood anything but political strategy, they would have put this controversy in perspective.
If Romney uses his success at Bain to underline his management skills, then this experiences is more pertinent to an executive job, even in government, than community organizer. I just don't get how the GOP allows Obama to confuse this issue. Surely, Obama's tactic will not work, because even if the GOP can't figure out a good response, it just doesn't stick with people who have any understanding at all of the private industry.