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A day after some of the roughest charges and countercharges of the campaign so far, President Obama steered clear of any mention on Friday of questions surrounding Mitt's Romney's departure from Bain Capital.
Glenn Kessler defends Mitt Romney's assertion that he left the helm of Bain Capital in 1999 by arguing the language saying he was "sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president" was boilerplate... there is no standard definition of a "chief executive"... no requirement for anyone to have any responsibilities even if they have that title."
Brad DeLong: "It would be very unusual for somebody to have the titles... and to have no responsibilities whatsoever. In fact, I defy Glenn Kessler to come up with any example of anybody anywhere- -- save for Mitt Romney -- who has been characterized to the SEC as 'sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president' and also claimed to have no responsibilities whatsoever and to have merely been a passive investor."
Meanwhile, BuzzFeed has a SEC filing that might be the hardest for Romney to explain.
Republican and Democratic governors spent much of the morning politely but pointedly trading political attacks at the National Governors Association meeting in Williamsburg, Va.
There are many fronts on the modern political battlefield. There is the ground war ? knocking on doors and making phone calls. There is the air war with radio and television ads. And there is the increasingly important cyber war waged online.
Mitt Romney will submit to five network and cable television interviews this afternoon after several days of being hammered by President Obama's campaign on his personal wealth and his time at Bain Capital.
Mitt Romney will give interviews today with ABC News, NBC News and CBS News, Politico reports.
"The recorded interviews will take place later this afternoon, and are likely to air during the nightly news casts, though that could not be confirmed."
Visiting a stretch of Virginia highly dependent on defense dollars, President Barack Obama didn?t directly address pending military budget cuts, but the issue loomed in the background of his trip.
Associated Press: "The voter registration form arrived in the mail last month with some key information already filled in: Rosie Charlston's name was complete, as was her Seattle address. Problem is, Rosie was a black lab who died in 1998."
How Condoleezza Rice Could Help ? or Hurt ? Romney
As quickly as the former secretary of state emerged as the "front-runner" to be Mitt Romney's running mate, the pros and cons of her being picked were being argued.
A new round of speculation about Mitt Romney's running-mate deliberations ensued after a Drudge Report article mentioned an unconventional choice as the front runner: Condoleezza Rice. Here, the reaction on Twitter.
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