NOW Today: Bain 2.0


This morning we’re eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court’s scheduled 10a announcements, which could include decisions on President Obama’s health care law and/or Arizona’s controversial immigration law. Needless to say, a ruling on either will be a big story with implications on both the policy and political fronts. We’ll cover both of them extensively if the Court rules today. (If the Court doesn’t issues those rulings today, it’s very likely they’ll come out on Wednesday or Thursday).

One of the other stories of the day on the NOW rundown: Doubling down on Bain. The Obama campaign is renewing its focus on Mitt Romney’s work at the private equity company. They’re out with a new ad hammering Romney for his record of outsourcing jobs, which was highlighted in a Washington Post cover story.

The question this morning? Does the Bain message work, and is it worth the risk? Last time the Obama camp ran with this message, there was prominent backlash. Will this time be any different? Let us know.


John Heilemann, New York Magazine/msnbc Political Analyst (@jheil)

Mark Halperin, TIME & msnbc Sr. Political Analyst (@markhalperin)

Heather McGhee, Vice President, Demos (@hmcghee)

Steve Kornacki, Contributor (@stevekornacki)


Manuel Roig-Franzia, The Washington Post/Author, “The Rise of Marco Rubio” (@RoigFranzia)



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NOW Today: Bain 2.0