msnbc | March 03, 2013
>>> senat it's mitt romney 's first tv interview since the election. governor romney telling fox news that he wishes he was part of the action on the fiscal talks. take a listen.
>> i still care. and i still believe that there are principles that we need to stand for. i look at what is happening right now. i wish i were there. it kills me not to be there, not to be in the white house doing what needs to be done.
>> joining me now with more on mitt romney 's resurge anance. let me start with you. we just heard governor romney say that it kills him not to be in washington during this time of financial peril. how different with the sequestration show down would have been if at president romney were in the white house ?
>> it is a good hypothetical. probably not very different in that there would be severe cuts either way. we see the republicans deciding something designed to change policy became the policy itself. that is why people around the country are so confused. john boehner said last week it was a bad thing and now republicans are celebrating to some degree that it happened.
>> mixed messaging. karen, governor romney conceded that he does not think he is a republican leader now but does have ideas about how the party should move forward. take a listen to what he said.
>> i lost. and so i'm not going to be telling the republican party come listen to me. the guy who lost is going to tell you how to win.
>> you must have some ideas.
>> among the ideas clearly we have to do a better job bringing minority voters in to vote.
>> how active will mitt romney be in shaping party politics going forward?
>> he is going to have another coming out party later this month at the annual conservative political action conference . but i don't think that republicans are looking to mitt romney for the future. and it was interesting because he said one of the main things that he had to do was reach out to minorities. in that same interview he seemed to not understand how damaging his own comments were about immigration where he called for self deportation. he said basically the reason that low income latinoes voted for president obama was because they like health care . i think the party sort of understands what it needs to do but what it still doesn't understand is how to get there.