What if Bain Capital baked cakes and pies instead of, say, spending their time undermining national security?
“At key moments during his rise in politics, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has returned to the same reliable source for money, advice and corporate muscle: Bain Capital, the investment company he founded in the 1980s,” writes Matthew Mosk with the able assistance of John from the Solomons in a WaPo release titled Cash, Advice on Tap at Romney’s Old Firm; Investment Company Has Been a Source of Donations and Personnel for Candidate
The business executives who helped him start the firm and cement its early investment deals were called back to duty when he ran for Senate in 1994, revived the 2002 Winter Olympics, won the Massachusetts governorship and launched his bid for the White House. They fully expect another call should he win the presidency.
“I’m on my fifth ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ with Mitt,” said Robert F. White, one of Romney’s early partners at Bain whose latest assignment is as chairman of Romney’s presidential campaign.
Romney frequently invokes his success at Bain, the team he assembled there and the shrewd decision-making that helped turn struggling businesses into gold mines. And in what he regards as perhaps his greatest personal triumph — reviving the tarnished Salt Lake City Olympics — his Bain colleagues played an important role … etc., etc.
Wouldn’t it be great if Bain Capital used their powers for good and not, say, evil? What if they focused their efforts on baking tasty cakes and savory pies? Then their enterprises would be less disastrous and more delicious. No, this doesn’t follow. Even if they all became master pastry chefs they would still probably find a way to destroy the GOP through a Manchurian Candidate like Romney, and still find the time to undermine national security. See: yet more Romney corruption: Bain Capital and Ren Zhengfei of Huawei