Commentary: Gordon Gekko may be a problem for Mitt Romney

Los Angeles Times - April 15, 2012

No one has accused Romney of criminal behavior — it's something about the system (and perhaps his square jaw and coiffure). Late last year, the liberal organization Americans United for Change created a website called "Romney-Gekko 2012"; in February, the super PAC supporting Romney's conservative rival Newt Gingrich financed the partisan documentary "When Mitt Romney Came to Town," showing the human cost of Bain's profit-taking investments. Romney has helped opponents by compulsively unleashing his inner Gekko, flaunting his moola while making tone-deaf assertions regarding the satisfaction of firing "people who provide services to me" and praising the "creative destruction" that would have allowed General Motors to go into bankruptcy.

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