Oct 10, 2012, 07:46 PM
Tucker, Georgia, United States
Joined Feb 2004
Jack Welch is a crank.
An interview by Anderson Cooper:
COOPER: But what evidence --
WELCH: I have no evidence.
COOPER: You don't have any evidence.
COOPER: It's one thing to doubt the numbers and say --
WELCH: I used question marks last night.
COOPER: Well, you said these Chicago guys will do anything.
WELCH: A question mark might have been better. Last night I had a question mark.
COOPER: So you wish you would have --
WELCH: A question mark would have been better.
COOPER: So, you don't really stand by the notion --
WELCH: I stand by it. I stand by that these numbers have to be examined.
COOPER: But, you stand by that these Chicago guys will do anything, can't debate so change --
WELCH: I'm not changing my tweet.
COOPER: But are you --
WELCH: I'm not accusing anybody of anything.
COOPER: But you are. You are saying these Chicago guys will do anything.
… And as soon as Cooper presses Welch that his tweet clearly implies fraud, the former GE executive’s real agenda comes into focus.
WELCH: Well, you've seen they have been calling Romney a liar for the last two days. I mean, --
COOPER: But how would they cook the books? How would they cook the numbers, given the process?
WELCH: Look, I have no idea whether these books are cooked. I'm very clear about that. …
COOPER: But given that you say you have no facts, and you don't know, isn't it irresponsible to then say these Chicago -- you are a respected guy, to say these Chicago guys will do anything? You're implying --
WELCH: I'm saying you heard the president today; he's out there on 7.8. This number is too important to not to have a long discussion about how it's arrived at, what the assumptions are.
Last edited by Treetop; Oct 10, 2012 at 07:56 PM.