Steve Rattner in The New York Times on Romney's job record at Bain While Rattner supports President Obama, he writes that the campaign's attacks on Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital make him nervous. Still, Rattner argues that Romney's job as a private equity executive had nothing to do with job creation, as the candidate often claims. Obama's questions on this are "fair, particularly because Mr. Romney himself has been foolishly reweaving history to claim, as recently as last week, that he helped create 100,000 jobs during his time at Bain." Romney likes to count jobs created by companies Bain invested in even when they were added after Romney left. "Mr. Romney takes credit for every job ever created at every company Bain Capital invested in during his tenure — while ignoring jobs eliminated after his departure."
Richard Grenell in The Wall Street Journal on gay Republicans and the Romney campaign Grenell resigned as a national security spokesman for the Romney campaign after some conservatives took issue with his homosexuality and vocal support for same-sex marriage. His column addresses the incident and argues (predictably, given his former position on the campaign) for Romney's national security qualifications. "Like many voters, I rarely agree with a candidate's every position. I can support Mr. Romney for president but not agree with all of his stated policies. I can be proud of President Obama's personal support for gay marriage and still take exception to his dismal national-security and economic records," he writes.