Mitt Romney’s Campaign Is Being Tested

The recent South Carolina GOP debate proved to be a very heated one.  Insults were being hurled, accusations were made and presumptions were kept.  The bitter rivalries created by the “Super Pacs”(independent organizations that support candidates by creating negative adds against the completion) were clearly evident and in full swing.   The frontrunner Mitt Romney had a funny one-line zinger aimed at Newt Gingrich, whose Super Pac has created a mini film bashing Mitt Romney’s “private sector” credentials and venture capital endeavors.   Rick Perry came to play and stepped up his game toteam up with the others andunleash on Mitt Romney.

On Monday night Mitt Romney, as any candidate who winds up being on top in the polling, fought off the opposition.  It’s funny how he compared the Gingrich Super Pac ad to “the biggest hoax since Bigfoot.”  The ad was aiming at Romney’s record in business.  One side says that the company called Bain that he worked for operated heartlessly and that he is a fat cat, while Romney’s campaign holds true to the fact that Mitt was responsible for creating 100,000jobs.  Who knows which camp is lying.  The ads could be very damaging but Romney seemed to be handling it well.  He spent two hours defending his record in prototypical style.

A subject that has drawn attention in the republican primaries is the decision by Romney to not release his tax records.  Perry jumped all over this issue at the debate and lashed out at Romney stating,  “Mitt, we need for you to release your income tax so the people of this country can see where you made your money…We can’t fire our nominee in September. We need to know now [whether a contender is] ‘a flawed candidate.’”  Romney replied, “I think I’ve heard enough from folks saying, look, let’s see your tax records.  I have nothing in them that suggests there’s any problem and I’m happy to do so….And if I become our nominee, and what’s happened in history is people have released them in about April of the coming year and that’s probably what I would do.”

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