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RUSH: Mitt Romney yesterday on his website and his YouTube channel (he has a YouTube channel) released a new ad entitled, “Day One, Part 2.” Romney’s staying on message. There’s one thing… I probably, in the near future, need to spend a little bit more time in this. But you know, everybody’s talking about Obama and his daily events and so forth. But Romney is kicking butt out there, and Romney is staying on message, and Romney is rapid-firing back. And this is part and parcel of what has them a little bit discombobulated.

So here is a Romney ad staying on message Day One, Part 2.

ANNOUNCER: What would a Romney presidency be like? Day one: President Romney announces deficit reductions, ending the Obama era of big government, helping secure our kids’ futures. President Romney stands up to China on trade and demands they play by the rules. President Romney begins repealing job-killing regulations that are costing the economy billions. That’s what a Romney presidency will be like.

ROMNEY: I’m Mitt Romney, and I approve this message.

RUSH: Now on CNN’s Starting Point this morning, Christine Romans, the fill-in host, talked to Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz, who runs the Democrat National Committee. By the way, do you know Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz was scheduled to appear and make a speech after services at a Miami temple, a Jewish temple? And a member of the temple, a man by the name of Tate stood up and said (paraphrased), “I’m outta here. If you bring her in here to make some concocted political speech on Friday night, I’m outta here. I mean, I’m out!”

So they canceled her. A Miami temple canceled the appearance by Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz. When was the last time you heard of that happening? Normally that’s the kind of stuff that happens to us. One of us is scheduled to go someplace, the left protests it, and whoever was scheduled to host it shuts it down. Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz was disinvited or uninvited, and this Tate guy… I forget his first name. Stanley? I’m not sure. Anyway, he persevered.

And this temple is very close to her district. It’s in Miami but it’s very close to her district. Anyway, she was on CNN’s Starting Point this morning and Christine Romans said, “I want to start with this attack on Romney and Bain Capital. A lot of people, Debbie, are seeing this as an attempt to disqualify Romney in battleground states, so the lunch-bucket Democrats have somebody to blame for their factories closing. The White House said this is their big strategy: Go after Bain; go after Romney. Will it play in those battleground states, and if it doesn’t, what’s Plan B?”

SCHULTZ: It’s not strategy! What it is is that Mitt Romney has made his record at Bain Capital his experience in the private sector — which is almost exclusively at Bain Capital — the central premise to American voters, uh, that … that they should elect him president. There are thousands of workers who he laid off, uh, companies that they deliberately forced into bankruptcies, and Mitt Romney and his partners run — made hundreds of millions of dollars.

RUSH: “Deliberately forced into bankruptcy.”

So they’re doubling down on Bain.

Whether it’s working or not, they are going to double down on Bain.

And Romney’s ads are entirely positive. And, by the way, remember all these calls against negative ads? “Gotta stop all the negative ads!” Well, Romney’s out there running positive ads, and the media is still dissing his ads. The media is still ripping Romney’s ads. The media is still criticizing Romney for his ads even though they’re the essence of positive. So Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz says there basically is no Plan B. “We’re going after Bain, we’re going after Romney, and nothing gonna change.” So Christine Romans says, “Well, why is it not hypocrisy for the president to take campaign donations from private equity when he’s attacking private equity, making that an essential part of his campaign?”

SCHULTZ: Accepting a contribution from a particular person involved in venture capital and criticizing Mitt Romney — who has made his record as a venture capitalist at Bain the central focus of his credibility and his qualification for being president — are completely different things! So Mitt Romney, in the way that he ran Bain Capital — the companies that he deliberately drove into bankruptcy, the creditors that he left with less than pennies on the dollar in return, and the thousands and thousands of people who he left on the unemployment lines while making hundreds of millions of dollars of — in profits for himself and his partners — is an appropriate examination for a man who is saying that this is the reason we should elect him president.

Who contributes to Barack Obama —

RUSH: Stop it! I feel like I’m I listening to Hillary. I can’t stand it. It’s nothing but… It’s just poppycock. It’s just lies. It’s all lies. It’s all absurd. I tell you what I’m gonna do. When we come back at the top of the hour, we’ll do Marc Thiessen. Washington Post headline: “Forget Bain — Obama’s Public-Equity Record is the Real Scandal.” And it’s a list of all and every one of Obama’s abject failures — bailing out companies, green energy sector — using your money. Romney used his own. Obama is using your money, taxpayer money and has got a dismal record.

You talk about bankruptcies and people losing their jobs?

Obama’s the king of destroying companies!


RUSH: The fact of the matter is Bain Capital was trying to keep these companies out of bankruptcy, and they were asked in to save these companies. These were not takeovers. This woman doesn’t have the slightest idea what she’s talking about.

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