This just dropped on the intertubes today and it’s bound to cause a stir.
Listen to Mitt Romney say that businesses should tell their employees who to vote for.
At the 26:35 minute mark at the close of the conference call:
I hope you make it very clear to your employees what you believe is in the best interest of your enterprise and therefor their job and their future in the upcoming elections. And whether you agree with me or you agree with President Obama, or whatever your political view, I hope you pass those along to your employees. Nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business. Because I think that will figure in to their election decision. Their voting decision.
Given that Romney was speaking to the National Federation of Independent Businesses, an astro-turf group who spearheaded and took the campaign to strike down Obamacare all the way to the Supreme Court, and given the nature of the callers, it’s highly unlikely Romney was speaking to anyone who agrees with President Obama.
In effect, Romney expressed his desire that those on the conference call project fear into their employees minds. Because it may impact “their job and their future.”