Romney Says Obama Worse Than He Expected

I was not a big fan of the president’s policies, as you know, either domestically or internationally, but the results of his mistakes and errors, in my opinion, have been more severe than even I would have predicted.

— Mitt Romney, saying that President Obama was doing “a good deal worse than even I expected,” Fox News reports.

Romney Supports Raising the Minimum Wage

I think we ought to raise it, because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay, and I think communicating that is important to us.

— Mitt Romney, quoted by the Washington Post, urging Republicans to increase the minimum wage.

From the Right, They All Look Alike

Remember during the last presidential campaign when Mitt Romney was reaching out for the Hispanic vote and the Republican National Committee jumped in to help out with a Latino-oriented website that featured a stock photo of Asians instead of Latinos? Well, it’s happened again. To Fox News. Figuring one sad Asian is as good as [...]

Word of the Day

Rom-denfreude (noun) — The pleasure Mitt Romney loyalists are taking in the struggles of Chris Christie. The condition is prevalent, stemming from a range of perceived Christie slights towards Romney during the 2012 campaign, which several Romney loyalists ticked off quickly — and with still-evident bitterness.

— Ken Vogel, on Politico.

Romney Still Living a Rich Fantasy Life

I don’t know. I wish I could go back and turn back the clock and take another try.

— Mitt Romney, in an interview on Fox News, when asked if he felt he would have won the 2012 presidential election if President Obama had not lied about Americans being able to keep their health insurance.

Remind Me: Why Are We Still Quoting Ann Romney?

It’s too bad the election isn’t today.

— Ann Romney, quoted by USA Today.

Christie Criticized Romney’s Advisors, but Paid Them $46k Anyway

$46,000

Amount New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) re-election campaign paid a political consultancy firm run by Mitt Romney’s former top political strategists even though over the weekend Christie said no one should “give a darn” about their political advice, Yahoo News noted.

One Trader Lost Big Betting On Romney Near End of 2012 Campaign

$4 million to $7 million

Amount that a single trader lost in the final weeks of the 2012 election placing 1.2 million Intrade bets on Mitt Romney, according to a new academic paper examining presidential betting — perhaps to “make the Republican nominee’s chance of victory appear brighter,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

Romney ‘Disappointed’ In Rice Pick

I find that a disappointing appointment on the part of the president. I think what she did was to very seriously mislead the American people about what happened in Benghazi. My greatest concern about the Benghazi events was the fact there was not a rescue effort attempted and that is very troubling to me.

— Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, telling CNN that he was disappointed with President Obama’s pick of UN Ambassador Susan Rice to be his next national security adviser, and proving once again that he really has no idea what the facts are.

Romney’s Transition Plan a Monument to Wasted Work

138 pages

Length of Mitt Romney’s transition organization’s report detailing how it had prepared for a potential Romney victory in the 2012 presidential election, Time reports. “It is the product of a team of nearly 500, who labored in Washington and around the country to be ready to help Romney assume the reins of power on January 20th, 2013, in accordance with the Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of 2010.”