Carpentier: Attack on Romney’s Bain record too early to help Obama

By David Edwards
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 9:17 EDT
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Cenk Uygur, Bob Cesca, Alyona Minkovski and Megyn Carpentier on 'The Young Turks'
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A film being released by a pro-Gingrich Super PAC that attacks Mitt Romney’s record of destroying jobs could actually end up also hurting President Barack Obama’s re-election chances, according to Raw Story’s executive editor.

Megan Carpentier told Current TV’s Cenk Uygur that the film “When Mitt Romney Came to Town,” which accuses the former Massachusetts governor of “looting” companies during his time at the head of Bain Capital, was being aired too early to be beneficial to Obama.

“I think you see Newt Gingrich’s efforts to be an attack dog, they go back decades,” she explained. “I think it presents a problem for the administration though because they probably had attacks like this lined up for September and October when independent voters were really starting to pay attention.”

“And by airing this in South Carolina in January of 2012, it’s going to be old hat to the news media and people paying attention come September, October, when the people who are actually the potential targets for this ad in the general election are finally paying attention,” Carpentier concluded.

Watch this video from Current TV’s The Young Turks, broadcast Jan 9, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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