I just watched the full 28 minute documentary on Mitt Romney’s shenanigans at Bain Capital—the one put out by Newt Gingrich’s wealthy friends.
It’s emotionally manipulative, but, I must admit, it’s extremely damning—really devastating. Vulture capitalism indeed seems to be a fair way to characterize Bain Capital’s money-making strategy when Mitt Romney was there. Romney’s behavior at Bain was something more akin to that of Tony Soprano than of Ayn Rand’s Howard Roark. He was a wrecker, not a builder; an asset deconstructing termite. To put it mildly, it’s one helluva way to make money.
Romney definitely has the killer instinct. Nietzsche and Darwin both come to mind (creative destruction; survival of the fittest). It takes a good degree of indifference and harshness toward middle class Americans to do what he did.
Here’s the documentary.
UPDATE: You can also watch a high quality version here.