Mitt Romney likes to tout his business experience as the reason he is qualified to bring the country out of the great recession. However if Bain Capital indicative of his business savvy, one has reason to be concerned. You can not gut America and sell off the pieces wholesale. That said, negativity kind of distract from the now. Rather than attacking Romney, we need to know how President Obama plans to pull us out of the economic free fall.
Mitt Romney's business experience is one of his defining qualifications for the office of President of the United States. His experiences with Bain Capital, however, are a double-edged sword. Years of experience with the investment firm look good on Romney's credentials, but many Americans seem turned-off to the fact that Bain has pumped hundreds of thousands of US dollars into Romney's presidential campaign. Bain simultaneously allows Romney to reference his experience in the field of business while keeping him under the tight watch of investment interests.
The Obama campaign has not used Romney's business experience to the best of its ability. However, it certainly has potential to change the course of debate.
Romney himself has campaigned extensively on his business experience, insinuating or directly stating that it will guide his decision-making for the better in turning around our economy. However, this parallel is massively flawed. Bain largely operated by purchasing and splitting up and selling off businesses that were unprofitable. Unless Romney is suggesting that the government purchase struggling businesses and do the same (and he's demonstrated this to not be the case), his argument contains no real weight. This is evident in his opinion that Detroit should have gone bankrupt.
To the contrary, Obama's plan for Detroit has seen then-beyond struggling corporations excel beyond their pre-bailout market dominance. This should be indicative of their overall economic philosophy.
Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital, the company he founded and ran, makes him extremely vulnerable to American voters who feel he is out of touch with ordinary citizens. Romney was born into wealth--his father was an auto industry CEO and lobbyist. President Barack Obama earned his way to the presidency. In times of economic struggle, Romney can't possibly know what ordinary Americans are going through as he renovates his multi-million dollar beach house in San Diego.