Bain Capital's Link To OpSec Smears

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You knew there had to be one. When you've got the worst candidate on the planet running for President, there's only one thing left to do. Pull out the corporate mudslingers and start tossing it all over the place.

On Friday's edition of Hardball, Michael Smerconish hosted non-partisan spokesman for OpSec -- Gabriel Gomez, and Jon Soltz from VoteVets for a discussion of the OpSec Swiftboat effort.

It's interesting to hear Soltz disclose that he voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and donated to his campaign, but represents an organization of 220,000 veterans who are Republicans, Independents, and Democrats, but nary a peep from Mr. Gomez about his associations.

It's interesting to hear Gomez say he donated to the Obama campaign in 2008 ($230) and fail to disclose his firm's relationship to Bain Capital, a firm Mitt Romney still has much invested in. He attacks Soltz and the 220,000 members of VoteVets as partisan, but nary a peep from Mr. Gomez about his associations.

So be enlightened. Gabriel Gomez is a principal of Advent International, a Boston-based private equity group. All of these equity firms are intertwined with each other through various deals, but Advent and Bain trumpeted their joint acquisition of RBS WorldPay in 2010. One of the participating members of the deal was Sankaty Advisors, the offspring of Sankaty High Yield Capital and other Sankaty entities which have Mitt Romney's brand stamped all over them.

Gomez sort of forgot to tell that part of the story while he was busy being earnest about how much he resents the President not taking all the glory for the capture and killing of Bin Laden. But he should have.


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