Mitt Romney has spent the better part of two weeks hammering President Obama with his out of context “you didn’t build that” attack, claiming that the remark proves that President Obama is some sort of out of touch socialist.
Unfortunately for Romney, he has had some trouble making the case stick. Several incidents in Romney’s past undermine his attack, and many of the “self-made” businesses that he’s used as props have actually received substantial support from the government. Overall, as Adam Serwer writes in Mother Jones, “If Romney was trying to prove that businesses only succeed on the backs of Galtian ubermensches with no external help, he’s mostly proved the opposite point.”
Here are Romney’s five worst “you didn’t build that” moments (so far:)
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