I don’t normally pay attention to the guy (his presidential chances should be taken about as seriously as Oprah Winfrey’s), but after hearing about his recent remarks on how Mitt Romney “didn’t create companies”, I couldn’t help but take a gander at the interview video:
The above video doesn’t catch all of the Romney talk, though; fast-forward to the 4:45 mark in this video to catch the entire diologue. I don’t mind re-posting the entire interview here. If you watch it all, you’ll see that the more he speaks, the more the guy does harm to his cause:
In 1984, Romney founded and led Bain Capital, now one of the nation’s most successful venture capital and investment firms.
Some lesser known facts about Mitt’s net worth: Romney left his company to go back and restructure Bain & Company, taking only a symbolic $1 salary for the entire year; he didn’t take a salary as Governor and he donated his Olympic’s salary to charity. Not to mention all the proceeds from Romney’s ‘New York Times Best Seller’ went to charity, as well. Success means nothing unless you learn to give back. Romney has essentially gone without pay for the past decade (longer than the average duration of the Donald’s marriages). Trump’s 2009 salary? …$50 million.
True leadership is humility.
More analysis from Ross after the fold
To say Donald Trump has a better record of job creation that Mitt is also ridiculous. Without Mitt Romney and Bain, every job at Accuride, Brookstone, Domino’s Pizza, Sealy Corporation, Sports Authority, & so many more could possibly have been eliminated by now. Sure Trump keeps a lot of reporters in business, and Trump seems to be doing relatively well currently, but how many jobs has he lost in the three bankruptcies he’s gone through? I’m not saying bankruptcy is wrong, but I am questioning how someone with that many failures can try to disparage the record of a man who never went through even one bankruptcy.