By Kevin Foley

Much has been made of Mitt Romney’s days at the private equity firm Bain Capital where critics like Rick Perry say Romney was nothing but a “vulture capitalist.”

But Perry isn’t being fair to vultures, scavengers that perform a valuable if repugnant service, eliminating unsightly road kill from our nation’s highways and byways.

A better analogy for Romney is vampire capitalist. While vultures consume the dead, vampires suck life from the living, and that’s how Romney mostly went about amassing his fortune when he headed Bain.

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