|The Romney team also plans to attack Mr. Obama over Solyndra, the solar-panel company that filed for bankruptcy after receiving millions in taxpayer loans. And they say that the Bain attacks from Mr. Obama simply help them paint Mr. Obama as anti-business and pivot the debate toward the economy, more comfortable ground for Mr. Romney. “We’re happy to compare Governor Romney’s record of success both at the Statehouse in Massachusetts and as a businessman for 25 years in the private sector to the lack of real world economy experience of President Obama,” said Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior Romney adviser, in a conference call with reporters Wednesday. |
The Romney campaign has also gotten help from some unlikely quarters: namely, the Democrats. When asked how Mr. Romney was going to respond to attacks on Bain, Matt Rhoades, the campaign manager, pointed to a list of Democrats including the Newark mayor, Cory Booker, and a former Pennsylvania governor, Ed Rendell, who have seemed to criticize Mr. Obama’s initial attacks. “We like how they are responding,” Mr. Rhoades said in an e-mail message.
Michael Barbaro contributed reporting from Philadelphia.