Mitt has had nearly 20 years to figure out an effective answer to attacks on his days as a leveraged buyout artist, so maybe there just isn't one.
In 1994 Ted Kennedy's campaign team fended off Romney's surprisingly strong challenge for his senate seat by intensely focusing on Bain Capital, even featuring some of the same laid-off workers that the Obama campaign is using in ads.
After that race Romney told the Boston Globe the Bain theme cost him the race:
"It left in the minds of voters I was a bad guy, a corporate downsizer and raider, and I should have responded more vehemently. I am a big boy and I know how politics is played. But I thought it would play more to the facts."
1994 Ted Kennedy Ad
Romney's new foe: Batman's 'Bane'.
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