A Completely Delusional Mitt Romney Blames Obama’s Good Economy For 2012 Defeat


Mitt Romney thinks that he lost the 2012 election because the economy was doing too well under President Obama. This is the economy that Romney criticized all through the 2012 campaign.

Slate reported on the latest excuse the Romney is offering up for why he lost in 2012, “His argument to his former supporters, says one who spoke with him, is that he came very close in the last election against an incumbent president with a good economy. He wouldn’t face an opponent with those kinds of advantages again. (Romney ran against Obama arguing that the economy was terrible; now its health in 2012 is part of the case why he should run again.) He also feels, says one supporter who has spoken with him recently, that he would be crazy to pass up a chance to challenge a “beatable candidate” like Hillary Clinton and let someone like Sen. Rand Paul have a shot at it.”

The Los Angeles Times summed up Romney’s criticisms of the Obama economy during one of his final speeches of the 2012 campaign,

Romney argued that another four years under Obama would mean “$20 trillion in debt, crippling unemployment, stagnant take-home pay, depressed home values and a devastated military.” Romney, who donned a suit and used teleprompters, told the crowd that unless the nation changes course on Tuesday “we may be looking at another recession.”

Mitt Romney was wrong. The national debt is at $18 trillion. The deficit is shrinking. Unemployment is at 5.6%. Wages are growing, although more growth would always be welcomed. Home values are up. Troops have been brought home, and the nation is firmly in the middle of an economic recovery. Romney spent the 2012 campaign arguing that the economy was horrible. Romney positioned himself as the man who would fix the economy.

Fast forward two plus years, and Romney is blaming the same economy that he criticized for his crushing defeat. A problem that the Republican Party could face is that Romney might be able to win enough early primaries to get himself nominated again. Mitt Romney would be the heavy favorite in Iowa and New Hampshire. Romney could be favored in enough early states to make Romney 3.0 a reality.

The idea that Romney is blaming the same economy that he criticized as being weak for his defeat is more evidence of the former Republican nominee’s loose grip on reality. To Mitt Romney, it wasn’t his smug sense of entitlement or his 47% comments that did him in. Romney has failed to learn anything. Mitt Romney remains the same arrogant enemy of average Americans that he has always been.

Mitt Romney obviously isn’t well. His latest excuse for his defeat reveals a man who isn’t fit to be presiden

44 Replies to “A Completely Delusional Mitt Romney Blames Obama’s Good Economy For 2012 Defeat”

  1. Mitt is out of his mind jealous of Obama. Willards slow public decline is embarrassing. You lost cause you’re a liar, flip flopper, greed-driven hypocrite.

  2. Romney has always been a world class panderer and pathological liar. He’ll say anything to anyone to get votes. Well, one thing he’ll NEVER say is “I’m releasing my tax returns for the last 10 years.” The man has no spine , no core values. He’s just supposed to be president, right? It’s his turn. I mean just look at him! Sooo presidential. He’s a narcissist, a completely out of touch plutocrat, and should busy himself walking behind Anne’s horses with a broom and dustpan. If he looks straight ahead at the horses ass, he’ll know what WE think of him.

  3. Yes, the improving economy helped President Obama win reelection. OTOH, people didn’t vote for Mitt Romney because he’s AWFUL.

  4. How desperate of Romney…

    And to think that after his defeat in 2012, his son had the gall to state that Mitten didn’t “really want to become President” and would have been “ecstatic to step aside”!!

  5. Mitt has spent the last couple years shaking the Etch-A-Sketch in his mind…

    my question would be is if he is going to run as a West Coast Californian now… claiming Ronzo’s mantle…

  6. Wait a minute. Romney is claiming that he lost the 2012 election because, no matter how he attempted to denigrate it, the economy was too good?

    What excuse is this one, #50?

  7. Mitt there is a lot of reasons you should forget it. First and foremost you are a flip-flopping liar with a big ego and no damn brains. You ran against President Obama, claiming how bad the economy was, now you talk about how good it was. You haven’t officially decided to run, and you are lying already. Another reason, you are being haunted by the stigma that you a rich white man got beat by a black man, and just think what your rich buddies would say if you got beat by a woman. They might kick you out of “Who’s who” for the rich!

  8. Wow. So bad. You almost feel bad for them, with candidates so embarrassingly terrible, you forget your own candidate is mediocre.

  9. Mittens is on the verge of a breakdown. He’ll do or say anything to win. Flip flop, flipping and flopping all over again. Back flips rather than head flips. Final analysis he will still be flipping and flopping.

  10. Can’t wait to hear that gem his son said during campaigning!! “He really doesn’t want to be President.”….really?

    These people are absolute loons.

  11. So let’s see…by the end of Bush’s second term, the economy was in terrifying free-fall. Then the country elected Obama, and slowly but surely, the economy stopped falling apart and gradually began to grow. Mitt ran for president on the issue that he and he alone had the stones to save the economy. He lost, and under Obama, the economy got even better, to the point that today, there are more job openings than at any time since 2001 and the Dow Jones is north of 17,000. And that means….that we want to vote for Mitt? Uh, no.

  12. Maybe he’s trying to reach the planet Kolub, which according to Mormonism is the planet closest to God. Did you know that lying isan acceptable practice in the Church of Later Day Saints? He is against abortion, yet offered to help his daughter-in-law should a problem present itself. All of this came out during his last run for the White House. Don’t forget his criticism of the 49% who rely on assistance. He also turned over his Bahama, off shore account to his wife.HE BOUGHT COMPANIES TO shut them down, laying off employees.

  13. Romney, McCain, and Palin all suffer from the same problem. They can’t understand how they could not have beaten President Obama who they view as a lesser being. Jealousy is a terrible thing.

  14. Speaking of Queen Ann can anyone imagine her getting out working in/for the public like Michelle Obama and Jill Biden do?

    You know like jumping rope with school children, or hugging strangers, or siting on little stools reading to first graders?

    How about serving at food shelters?

    Nah, would never happen.

  15. Steve Benen compiled 40 lists called “Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity” to document the number of lies (918) Mitt told during the 2012 election.

    Too many of provide links for. Google Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity to read some of the documented lies.

  16. For Mitt and Ms. Ann, becoming POTUS is personal. I’ll never forget how they sat on a morning TV program and told PBO that he should get ready to leave the WH, and that it was “their” turn. They really believe their own BS. It’s why Romney didn’t prepare a concession speech in 2012, and it was why the Romney-Ryan wives and many others across the nation were crying the night Mitt lost. He’s making plans right now to attempt to rewrite his history and pretend he’s a “man of the people” when what he really is is a true man of the 1%. Excuse my grammar, but I ain’t buying it for one second, and I don’t think a majority of Americans will buy it in 2016. We should work hard to win the WH and increase our numbers in Congress in 2016, and if this should happen, the first thing the democrats should do is write and pass a national voting law. Enough with the RW voting shenanigans! I’m sick of their lying and cheating to insure some Americans can’t cast a vote.

  17. Well there is something I can actually agree with Romney on but He needs to add that he lost because: 1. good economy 2. Obama is a better candidate 3. Obama is a better person 4. Romney was arrogant, condescending, lying, out of touch. 5.He ran a bad campaign

  18. So well put. My husband was also impressed by this post. Great job. It’s the truth. I still think Willard has problems with his real sexual preference.

  19. While we may never really know WHY Mitt is running– if you look at his eyes in any photo– you can see WHAT he is running on: Running on Empty.

  20. Mitt can forget it this time around. He ran against the black guy and lost. He came close, many voted for him just because he was the Great White Hope. Now he is a “has been” and would be running against a White Woman! Heh, heh, heh. Yes Hillary Clinton for sure. Guess where the mood in the country will be? NOT for him and his snobbish wife, but for Hillary, a woman of the People. Get it? Mitt should quit now, before he embarrasses himself AGAIN! For good.

  21. It’s about time this fool woke up and faced the fact that he is just a totally inadequate, inept fool who was found out by the voting public.

  22. Hillary is certainly the MOST qualified with real experience and great rapport with other world leaders, something which Willard is lacking.

  23. I always thought it was all about Anne wanting that White House so badly – she was the one with the long face when they suddenly realised he had NOT won!
    The biggest issue to me is that this man is a Mormon and that cult has the stated intent to get into the White House at all costs – that is their plan – I do not think the American people would be very happy with that idea. Keep him out, he is one of the cult’s top people ! They are dangerous and loons !

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