MITT ROMNEY, on the set of "Morning Joe," to Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski:
"I think that the only way we're gonna get President Obama out
of the White House - because it's HARD to replace an incumbent - is if
we have someone run against him who is different than a lifelong
politician. ... There's nothing wrong with being a lifelong politician:
We got one in the White House right now. Newt Gingrich has spent his
life in Washington. And I don't think someone who has spent their life
in Washington is going to be able to be sufficiently distinctive from
President Obama to actually beat him. I think my background of 25 years
in the private sector gives me credibility on the economy and on
creating jobs that President Obama doesn't have. And that distinction is
gonna make the difference."
OK, but what Mitt Romney does not say is that he has spent the last seventeen years of his life running for public office, participating in the political game of raising campaign fund and wheeling and dealing with other politicians for support for his campaigns. If that does not make him a lifelong politician I do not know what does.
- Leo Rugiens