Bain spells pain for Romney as Obama seeks to land punches

Mitt Romney is seeing his lucrative years at private equity giant Bain Capital go under the microscope of public scrutiny, writes Niall Stanage in Washington DC.

26th May, 2012
Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Photo: Getty

Perhaps it is a sign of the times, but in American politics - often criticised by outsiders for the supposed narrowness of their ideological debates - some very big questions are up for discussion this year.

At the heart of the matter is the business career of Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama's near-certain opponent in November's election. Romney built his vast fortune primarily through his work at Bain Capital, a private equity firm that he...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago