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Romney Explains His Famous Bain Photo

Romney Explains His Famous Bain Photo

We’ve all seen it. It may be the single most famous photograph of Mitt Romney. Endlessly republished, it perfectly captures the image of unbridled greed and money lust that Romney’s opponents are laboring so hard to affix to him. The photograph shows a younger Mitt, grinning devilishly and surrounded by Bain colleagues, as money bursts forth from their suits, their pockets, their collars, their mouths, and, in Romney’s case, from behind his ears. They look like an Occupy Wall Street fever dream come to life, flaunting their riches to such tacky extremes that Fat Joe and Lil Wayne would be embarrassed.

Needless to say, this is not an image that is helpful to Romney’s presidential campaign, especially not as he’s battling to tamp down questions about his Swiss bank account, Cayman Islands tax shelters, and an IRA whose value rivals the GDP of certain small countries.