Obama's Re-Election Campaign Is All About Bain
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"So to repeat, this is not a distraction.  This is what this campaign is going to be about."

-- President Obama at a press conference in Chicago when asked about the misgivings of his fellow Democrats over attack ads his campaign is running against Republican Mitt Romney's work as the CEO of private equity firm Bain Capital.

President Obama mounted a vigorous defense of his campaign's spring offensive against Republican Mitt Romney's record as the CEO of Bain Capital, a Boston-based firm that specializes in trying to turn around failing companies.

Obama argued at a press conference in Chicago that his escalating attacks on Romney, whom the campaign has dubbed a "vampire" for making profits as workers were being laid off, are not petty politics but part of a larger debate about economic fairness.

That's no doubt true. The relevant question is whether that can work.

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