Mitt Romney appeared on CNN’s Starting Point with host Soledad O’Brien on Wednesday, and was asked to give his take on DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Specifically, her opinion that his win in the Granite State didn’t exactly constitute a “victory.”
Here’s what Wasserman Schultz had to say to CNN:
I think Mitt Romney was at 39 percent. And this is ostensibly his home state. He’s got a family home here. He was governor of the state next door. So to not crack 40 percent in a primary that you should have droves of Republicans coming to the polls to vote for you, that’s a problem. He’s here as a — he came out of this primary now as a wounded candidate.
Romney’s reaction? After having a chuckle, he shared that he feels sorry for her:
“The President, unopposed, only got 80 percent last night. So, you know, I feel sorry for Debbie Wasserman Schultz,” Romney explained. “She’s got to stand up for the President’s record. And that is pretty bad. You’ve got almost two million people that have lost their jobs under this president. You’ve got median income that has dropped 10 percent over the last four years. You’ve got 24 million people out of work or stopped looking for work.
“This is a failed presidency,” he added. “People know that.”
Watch, via CNN:
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