Ed Gillespie, a senior campaign advisor for Mitt Romney, appeared on Meet the Press this morning to answer questions about Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital, and unveiled a new excuse for why Romney should not be held responsible for the company’s actions during a time in which he remained CEO and president:
GREGORY: He was still financially linked to Bain. And of course, a lot his fortune is due to his time with Bain. Even when he was on leave, does he stand by the business decisions that were made by the firm he created?GILLESPIE: He actually retired retroactively at that point. He ended up not going back to the firm after his time in Salt Lake City. So he was actually retired from Bain.
"Retired retroactively" and got $100,000 a year for it. And he's still hiding his tax returns from those years. That's the most ridiculous thing I think I've heard so far this campaign season, and it included Perry, Bachmann, and Cain.
Mitt's campaign is openly bleeding now, and multiple Republicans are now calling for Romney's full disclosure, like William "The Bloody" Kristol.
It's coming apart for Team Romney now. Completely.