When allegations of Herman Cain's sexual harassment came out, the biggest foe he had was himself. He constantly changed his story, twisted things around and even lied. Eventually they all caught up to him and forced him to drop out of the race.
Now we are seeing the same thing happen with Mitt Romney when it comes to Bain Capital. Though this story doesn't involve sex like the one of Cain (and sex does sell!), it is another example of how the truth will continue to haunt you, no matter how far you run from it. For example, Romney keeps insisting that he left Bain in 1999. Ed Gillespie, a senior campaign advisor for Romney, even took it to the next level today, referring to it as a retroactive retirement. Yet today another piece of evidence has emerged, punching holes in the claims made by Romney and company:
Add another document to the pile of evidence contradicting Mitt Romney's continued insistence that he ended his active role with Bain Capital in early 1999, part of his long-running effort to avoid responsibility for the company's activity, related to outsourcing and bankruptcies, during the years that followed.
A corporate document filed with the state of Massachusetts in December 2002 -- a month after Romney was elected governor -- lists him as one of two managing members of Bain Capital Investors, LLC "authorized to execute, acknowledge, deliver and record any recordable instrument purporting to affect an interest in real property, whether to be recorded with a Registry of Deeds or with a District Office of the Land Court."
So he was listed as one of two managing members. The other managing member is the one who actually signed the document (pdf file):
Perhaps its time Joshua Bekenstein gets asked questions about Romney's tenure. If he tries to back up Romney's story of leaving in 1999, then Mr. Bekenstein apparently committed perjury, as stated right above his signature. If he attests to Romney being one of two managing partners in 2002, then Romney has even more explaining to do, like why all the lies?
Romney is destroying his chances at winning in November by the way he is handling this story. Every interview, statement, campaign speech is burying him even deeper. He either needs to set everything straight tomorrow, or he will risk going the way of the pizza man.