I see that Gov Romney today has taped interviews with 5 news networks for broadcast this evening. He evidently will respond to the Bain Capital controversy.
The dude is definitely playing defense. Whether or not the attacks from Obama are TECHNICALLY correct, they accomplish two different things:
1, it reinforces the narrative that Romney is a big businessman who engages in a bunch of shady deals, and
2, it keeps Romney talking about his past, which he doesn't want to do.
The defenses that his campaign have thrown up are very complicated in nature - basically, that he could be the CEO and sole owner of a company, but bear no responsibility for what they do, because he wasn't in the building, or something. I highly doubt this explanation is going to fly with the average voter.
Today, Harry Reid said that Romney had paid 'basically zero taxes for the last 12 years.' An inflammatory comment, but one that's very difficult for Romney to defend against without actually releasing his tax returns. Which, I must say, he is strangely reluctant to do.
I strongly suspect that he had manipulated his taxes in some way, in order to hide a lot of his income from taxation. And that's not going to go over too well.