Mitt Romney arrogantly suggested on Fox News Sunday that he would be a better president than President Obama or Hillary Clinton.
After defending the Benghazi conspiracy theory as true, Romney said that he would be a better president than Obama, “Look, there’s no question in my mind that I think I would have been a better president than Barack Obama has been. No question in my mind about that, and there are other good people who I’m sure will be able to lead the country in the future. I wish it were me. Let me tell you, it was a great experience running for president. I loved that, but my time has come and gone. I had that opportunity. I ran and didn’t win, and now it’s time for someone else to pick up the baton.”
Romney added that he also thought that he would be a better president than Hillary Clinton. Host Chris Wallace asked Romney if he would be a better president than Hillary Clinton, “No question about that in my mind. The American people may disagree with me. You’ve got to get this economy going. You have to have people who understand what it takes to create jobs, and to help people come out of poverty, to help the middle class have a better and more prosperous future. You’ve also got to have people who have run something. The government of the United States is the largest enterprise in the world. You’ve watched a president who just doesn’t understand how to make an administration work, how to interact with Congress, how to get things done. I don’t think Hillary Clinton has that experience.”
The entire interview was an exercise in self-delusion. Nearly ten minutes of the fourteen minute interview were spent on rerunning the 2012 campaign. Mitt Romney called President Obama out of touch with reality, but then he defended Benghazi conspiracy theory as real.
Romney’s denials of the 2016 rumors ring hollow, because he keeps saying things like he would be a better president than Hillary Clinton. The idea that Romney would be a president than a person who has decades more experience in the federal government than Mitt ever had would be sidesplittingly funny if it weren’t so sad.
Mitt Romney would be a horrible president. He doesn’t the needs of the poor and the middle class. What is even worse is that he doesn’t care about the majority of the American people. In Mitt’s world of extreme wealth, they don’t exist. He can’t relate to struggles of average people because he has never seen them as real people. To Mitt Romney, working people are the takers. They are the “47%.”
Romney may think that he would be a better president than Obama or Clinton, but the American people have already disagreed twice. If he runs against Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney will get destroyed. Romney seems like he is trying to inspire a draft Mitt movement. Beneath his 2016 denials is a man who desperately still wants to be president.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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