“Business is a risk-reward proposition,” said Bain. “For over 28 years, Bain Capital has invested in many great success stories and some failures.”
But, the businessman said, "most importantly, [Bain Capital] has maintained an overall record of creating significant value for our economy.”
The Obama campaign and its allies have made attacking Bain a central tenet of their critique of the Republican nominee. Earlier this week, Priorities USA, the super-PAC supporting President Obama's reelection campaign, released a new ad slamming Romney over his tenure there.
“Mitt Romney is making promises to the American people in the same way he made promises to the thousands of middle-class workers whose lives were devastated by his business decisions,” said former White House official and Priorities USA senior strategist Bill Burton in a statement. “If Romney claims his business experience is the reason he should be elected president, it's important that voters know the impact that experience already had on thousands of middle-class families.”