MSNBC Looks Back At Romney’s 1994 Comments About Blind Trusts: ‘An Age-Old Ruse’

On Wednesday’s Jansing & Co., host Chris Jansing took a look back at 1994, when Mitt Romney shared his thought about blind trusts being, as he put, an “age-old ruse.” Jansing played a clip of Romney’s comments, which he had made during his senatorial run against Ted Kennedy.

“You can always tell the blind trust what it can and cannot do,” Romney had said. “You can give a blind trust rules.”

Will that have a negative impact on the candidate, she wondered, given that he’s said a portion of his financial holdings are in a blind trust over which he has no control?

GOP strategist John Brabender said the comments certainly put Romney in a spot to have his words used against him, but that he would do well to “get back on the high ground” and back to “running a visionary campaign,” adding that Obama excels at this sort of “guerrilla warfare”-type campaign attacks.

Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis later said that the issue of taxes and of Romney’s time at Bain point to his credibility and his character and are thus more than simply “gutter politics” as some — namely Senator John McCain — have labeled them.

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