President Obama has continued his unrelenting jabs at the record of Mitt Romney, while the Republican presidential nominee was with his private equity firm Bain Capital. The latest jab came via a new ad that aired on Saturday aimed at keeping the Republican on the defensive at a time when Romney was hoping to use poor economic data to gain a much needed advantage over the incumbent president.
Obama answered Romney’s request for a public apology over his attacks, with an ad that charges that Romney’s firm sent American jobs to Mexico and China that Romney holds personal wealth in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Switzerland and while the governor of Massachusetts sent jobs for the state to India.
Republicans have started to pressure Romney into becoming more forthcoming with his personal finances, just a day after he said he would not release any of his past income taxes beyond the 2010 return he already released.
Robert Bentley, the Republican governor of Alabama called on his fellow Republican to release the tax returns that Democrats have requested. He said Romney should be willing to let everyone see his finances and be transparent. Democrats seized on Bentley’s words and the Alabama governor had to say afterwards that he was not implying that the former governor of Massachusetts was trying to hide anything.
Obama, while campaigning in Virginia attacked Romney for pursuing what Obama called discredited and outdates economic policies and charged that his Republican opponent had sent jobs to foreign countries while the CEO and Chairman of Bain Capital.