Alright, folks, listen up because this is the only time I will likely say this: Mitt Romney is right. Mitt. Romney. Is. Right.
As odd as that phrase sounds, in this case it is accurate. Oddly enough, Romney is one of the few Republicans who did not gloat, did not celebrate the new GOP majority in Congress without mentioning impeachment, repealing Obamacare, or including some sort of veiled slur.
Speaking at the Israeli American Council’s inaugural national conference, Romney simply stated facts: Democrats lost because they shied away from the President like a Ted Cruz voter would a person who just visited South America (If you have kept up with the Ebola hysteria, you’ll get that).
Romney told the crowd that Democratic Senate candidates campaigned in a manner that distanced themselves from the President and his accomplishments. With a rather weak pool overall, it was difficult for the Blue Ones to get those who bothered to vote, to vote for them.
Candidates’ message, according to Mittens, was “I’m not president Obama, I’m as far from him as I can be,” Romney said. “I think it would have been wiser to say, ‘I liked what the president did here, I’m proud of what we did there, I applaud what we did here, there are some things I think he did wrong, but these things I’m proud of,” he more than 500 attendees. “I think that would have been a better strategy.”
As much as one may not want to admit it, Romney was right.
Unfortunately, he spent the rest of his time bashing the President’s foreign policy. The Huffington Post reports that:
Romney said he was “stunned” and “speechless” to learn from news reports that Obama had written to the supreme leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, about the need for Iran and the U.S. to combat the so-called Islamic State terror group. Romney called the letter “an enormous error,” which he said “diminished” the U.S. and “leads bad people to believe that America can be pushed around.”
Oh, well. One can’t expect Mitt Romney to tell the truth all the time.