The Other McCain

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Did Bain Own Computer Associates?

Posted on | March 14, 2012 | 8 Comments

by Smitty

A fuzzy memory of Mitt’s days as a pitchman for Computer Associates came to mind:

Romney is a timeless fellow. Hasn’t changed a bit since he cut that “How much software do you want to buy?” ad. Politics, software: it’s all sales to a businessman, no?  There was one where the sales dude comes up under the door, but I couldn’t find it.

On a more sober note, it appears Mitt could have frozen Santorum out in Illinois:

The decision produced a quiet storm of outrage among Romney’s allies in the state, who were bewildered by the decision to make a slam-dunk race competitive, and to grant an opening in the desperate scramble to reach the 1,144 delegates required for the Republican nomination.
“When there is a challenge filed because a campaign doesn’t file the required number of signatures, it’s pretty much a no brainer,” said a senior Romney supporter in Illinois. “The conservative folks started screaming bloody murder, and Rutherford caved.”

On the one hand, the party rules are a published affair. As with VA, Santorum was not in compliance. So Mitt has the rules clearly on his side.

On the other hand, if you’re truly confident that you’ve got it locked in, and represent the popular choice, being gracious is a sign of strength.


8 Responses to “Did Bain Own Computer Associates?”

  1. Steve in TN
    March 14th, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

    Sometimes a decent guy is just a decent guy.

  2. Adjoran
    March 15th, 2012 @ 12:02 am

    Well, the point has been made after Santorum’s failure to qualify for the ballot in Virginia, an incomplete delegate slate in Ohio, too few signatures on the Indiana slate (state GOP let it slide), no delegate slate at all in four downstate counties in Illinois, the  fact that insufficient petitions were filed for at least ten other districts in IL is  just getting boring.  If people want to vote for a guy who can’t even run a campaign, let ’em.  Why go out of your way to rub it in, surely the Santorum voters already know he’s incompetent and don’t care.

    Romney may have reconsidered if he knew about the potentially devastating trick Santorum pulled to win Alabama with stealth voters.  But a rural voter spotted a sign, and authorities are investigating:

    Authorities say they are not sure how many gorillas they are searching for.

    With DOJ blocking Alabama’s voter ID law, there is no telling how many of these rogue gorillas actually voted in the primary, but one observer reported seeing one in a sweater vest.  I think we all know what THAT means.

  3. Edward
    March 15th, 2012 @ 1:13 am

    “On the other hand, if you’re truly confident that you’ve got it locked
    in, and represent the popular choice, being gracious is a sign of


    Mitt’s willingness to play hardball with Santorum is his only real saving grace.  I’m tired of pansy-ass Republicans that hold their skirts and go “eek!” when faced with a real fight.  Romney should have faceplanted Santorum and then ground his face into the dirt while asking him if he wanted some more of that.

  4. Pathfinder's wife
    March 15th, 2012 @ 1:33 am

    Wonderful, now could he please turn that against Obama?

  5. Bob Belvedere
    March 15th, 2012 @ 7:21 am


    [BTW: Know where I can get me some bananas?]

  6. SDN
    March 15th, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    If he actually had a record that showed any consistent philosophical differences with Obama, he could do that….

  7. ThePaganTemple
    March 15th, 2012 @ 10:42 am

     I have to agree there.

  8. Rob Crawford
    March 15th, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

    No, that would be “mean-spirited”.