Opponents of GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney have found his Achilles heel. It is a weak point so devastating that it probably precludes him from being the GOP nominee in 2012. They have found their narrative. Their sound bite.
Mitt Romney is Gordon Gekko.
As CEO of Bain Capital, Romney oversaw the dismantling of American companies and ended up throwing thousands of Americans out of their jobs. In a country that voted for Barack Obama in 2008, this is not a narrative that will win battleground states in the 2012 election.
Mitt Romney cannot be the nominee in 2012, because these attacks are too lethal to his chances in the general election. Republicans need to choose another candidate...and fast.
Santorum, Gingrich, Paul, Perry, and Huntsman don't have these poisonous facts about Bain Capital on their resumés.
As an aside...I'm not being unfair to Romney. I fully support capitalism and the opportunities it provides. But closing American companies and raiding their pension funds is a vile way to get rich. And voters will remember that fact on election day.
It is probably too late to stop New Hampshire, but South Carolina has two weeks to choose a new frontrunner for the GOP in 2012.
Godspeed, Palmetto State!