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Apparently the Romney campaign doesn't know the Rule of Holes - 'when you are in a hole - quit digging'.  Candy Crowley had Senior Mitt Romney campaign adviser Ed Gillespie on this morning and he may as well have brought along a giant backhoe for the big old hole he continued to dig for Romney.

Senior Mitt Romney campaign adviser Ed Gillespie:

'Romney initially thought he would be leaving Bain on a temporary basis, but the challenges of the Olympics led him to “retire retroactively.

Romney had been honest about his tenure at the private equity giant Bain Capital.

"There may have been a thought at the time that it could be part time, but it was not part time," Gillespie said.

"He took a left of absence and in fact he ended up not going back at all, and retired retroactively to 1999 as a result," he added.  He left a life he loved to go to Salt Lake City and help a country he loves more, and somehow Chicago… is trying to make it something sinister."

"We now know this president will say or do anything to keep the highest office in the land, even if it demeans the highest office in the land," Gillespie said, during an interview Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union"

This is a quote from HP:
The mountain of evidence that Romney had a connection to the firm after 1999 leaves him with two possible explanations, neither of them political appealing: Either Romney was officially in charge of the company but took no actual responsibility for it, or he was involved then and is either lying or shading the truth now.

The latter has its obvious drawbacks, and the former doesn't paint Romney as a portrait of stand-up leadership.

President Barack Obama over the weekend seized on Romney's attempt to shed responsibility for the company he officially ran, arguing that a U.S. president doesn't have the luxury of picking and choosing when he's responsible for what happens on his watch.

Obama said in an interview with the District of Columbia's WJLA-TV:
"Ultimately, I think, Mr. Romney is going to have to answer those questions because if he aspires to being president, one of the things you learn is you're ultimately responsible for the conduct of your operations,"
Now who is it that would say or do anything to be President?  I think Obama wants to remain as President for the good of the country - not just the prestige of a title.

So if you got to 'retire retroactively' anything you have said or done in the past, what would it be?

All bolding is mine.

Originally posted to Olympia on Sun Jul 15, 2012 at 07:32 AM PDT.

Also republished by The Bain Files.

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