Martin Bashir | March 04, 2013
>>> it's time now to "clear the air." and we all know that defeat is hard to take in any walk of life , but in the case of mitt and ann romney , it seems particularly difficult, almost incomprehensible. here they are in their first post-election interview on, where else, but fox news.
>> it kills me not to be there, not to be in the white house doing what needs to be done. the president is the leader of the nation.
>> mr. romney says it kills him not to be in the white house . yet, a " usa today "/pew poll last month found his candidacy almost killed the party with 22% of people calling themselves republicans. here is this contribution from mrs. romney .
>> i totally believe at this moment if mitt were there in the office, that we would not be facing sequestration right now.
>> mrs. romney makes the utterly specious claim that if her husband had won, then sequestration would not have happened despite the fact that the vast majority of republicans in the house voted for it. you know, the only revelation from yesterday's interview is that mr. and mrs. romney are still perplexed about why they didn't win the election. but what don't they understand? did they not realize that dismissing half the people of this great nation as feckless freeloaders would not endear them to the electorate? did they not think that people would have reservations about a man who hides millions of dollars in offshore bank accounts, reluctantly releases the bare minimum in terms of his own finances, and was so clearly a stooge for corporate millionaires and billionaires? however, there is one interview which may help explain why mr. and mrs. romney are finding defeat so hard to stomach. it actually took place in april last year. and here is what they had to say.
>> what would each of you say to president and mrs. obama?
>> well, start packing.
>> i believe it's mitt's time. it's our turn now.
>> it's our turn now. that explains it all. lord and lady romney , the entitled plutocrats who made the false assumption that their vast personal wealth qualified them for the white house . i'm reminded of those remarkable words of andrew carnegie . there is no class so pitablely wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.