Monday, January 9, 2012

Perry: Romney got rich at other people's expense

Rick Perry, on Fox News this afternoon, with some awfully tough language on Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital.

"Mitt Romney's going to have a hard time coming into South Carolina and making the people here think that he's anything other than just a rich Wall Streeter who took advantage of their businesses.

People lost their jobs, they lost their pensions, they lost a lot.

.... shutting down these businesses -- with the only real reason that most people can see -- was so that Bain Capital could profit and he could get richer.

That's not going to sell in South Carolina."

With Perry getting in on the Bash-Bain act, Newt Gingrich now has some cover for his own attacks.

But using this kind of rhetoric is still pretty dangerous for ostensibly conservative candidates.