VIDEO – Mitt Romney campaign adviser, Ed Gillespie, claims that Romney is not responsible for the jobs outsourced overseas and factories closed by Bain Capital after February, 1999, because he “retroactively retired” from Bain in 1999 to work for the U.S. Olympic Committee. But public Securities and Exchange Commission documents filed later by Bain Capital state he remained the firm’s “sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president.”
Now an additional piece of evidence against Romney has been uncovered. A corporate document filed with the state of Massachusetts in December 2002 — a month after Romney was elected governor — lists him as one of two managing members of Bain Capital Investors, LLC “authorized to execute, acknowledge, deliver and record any recordable instrument purporting to affect an interest in real property, whether to be recorded with a Registry of Deeds or with a District Office of the Land Court.”
It seems that the centerpiece of Romney’s pitch to the American people for why he should be elected president, his experience at Bain Capital, is something he is now running away from and he and his campaign are doing everything they can to hide the truth. Do they really think that anyone is buying their assertions that Romney had nothing to do with Bain Captial after February, 1999, with so much evidence to the contrary?