Back in October, I wrote about Mitt Romney’s problem with the Big Dig:
There are two significant issues here. First, the investigation may damage his 2008 chances. After all, who wants to vote for a candidate for President who is under federal investigation?
Well, it appears that this issue is still live. Last night on Boston TV, a station ran this:
Imagine this statement coming in a Democratic attack ad, "If Mitt Romney ran a company like he ran the state of Massachusetts, he would be a felon."
Now, it looks like Romney’s Secretary of Transportation might just get indicted for fraud. Add this to the Democratic ad, "One of Romney’s deputies was indicted for fraud for lying to investors and taxpayers. He claimed that he was doing safety investigations. He wasn’t and xx people died."
This is going to make all those, mostly specious, questions that Ted Kennedy and O’Brien raised around about his business practices live again. And it might give room for a populist attack on Romney for being wealthy and surrounded by wealthy people.
Is it going to help that one of Romney’s signatures issues is repealing BCRA? Does a zillionaire whose staff defrauded investors and taxpayers really want to run on repealing public corruption laws?