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Mitt Romney: Hurricane Sandy Was Really Unfair to Me — VIDEO

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Mitt Romney surfaced again this week in an interview with Gloria Borger in which he spoke about his failed campaign and the incidents along the way, such as the 47% video, and Hurricane Sandy...

"And there were other things that didn’t help my campaign, either. Obviously a hurricane with a week to go before the election stalled our campaign."

Romney doesn't blame Christie, however.

"No, no, no… No. No, no...I — I wish the hurricane hadn’t have happened…when it did, because it gave the President a chance to be presidential, and to be out showing sympathy for folks. That’s one of the advantages of incumbency. But, you know, you don’t look back and worry about each little thing, and how could that have been different. You look forward."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. "And by the way, it's unconscionable that those whiny parasites who are demanding federal assistance after losing their homes are continued to be allowed to mooch off the government"

    Posted by: Terry | Jun 8, 2013 11:24:41 AM


  2. Please go away.

    Posted by: John doe | Jun 8, 2013 11:25:35 AM


  3. Romney: "I wish the hurricane hadn’t have happened ..."

    Really now. This guy forgets about all those other people who too wish this hurricane hadn't of happened.

    This statement brings back memories of the "47%".

    Posted by: newz4i | Jun 8, 2013 11:28:47 AM


  4. You must sue the nature.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jun 8, 2013 11:32:18 AM


  5. It's already become impossible to imagine that ANYONE really thought this slimy creature had a chance of becoming President. A little speck on history before he faded into clueless, privileged oblivion.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jun 8, 2013 11:37:14 AM


  6. And again, it's never that people rejected his policy ideas or position on the issues (which changed by the minute) or that people just didn't like HIM, no it's always some outside factor.

    Delusional much?

    Posted by: e.c. | Jun 8, 2013 11:47:03 AM


  7. 'Clueless & privileged' Perfect description Ernie

    Posted by: JONES | Jun 8, 2013 11:50:30 AM


  8. Still doesn't quite get it . . .

    Posted by: LiamB | Jun 8, 2013 11:59:03 AM


  9. Remember people, Hurricane Sandy was all about Mitt.

    Posted by: Bubba | Jun 8, 2013 11:59:11 AM


  10. Mitt Romney lost because he is and has always been an a**hole. He can whine and blame his failure to win on the bad witch or the wind they call Mariah but the bottom line is Mitt Romney has never been anything more than an a**hole.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Jun 8, 2013 12:01:18 PM


  11. Well, he's not entirely wrong; Sandy did indeed give Obama a chance to get off the campaign trail and look like he was tending to the important business, and his partnership with Christie was a big factor in swinging independent voters. However, I honestly don't think Romney is a bad man, just an out of touch one, and this whining is beneath him. (You want evil inthe GOP, I give you Ted Cruz for starters.)

    Posted by: Dback | Jun 8, 2013 12:05:20 PM


  12. Mittens can make all the excuses he wants to, but the reason he lost the election looks back at him in the mirror every day.

    Posted by: abie | Jun 8, 2013 12:09:57 PM


  13. Sandy and the tropical storm that cancelled one day of the GOP convention in Tampa proved God did NOT want Mittens to win.

    Posted by: chip321 | Jun 8, 2013 12:18:46 PM


  14. WTF?

    Posted by: Tim | Jun 8, 2013 12:26:24 PM


  15. Odd that such a religious man considers an act of nature unforgivable betrayal to his chances at "presidenting".

    What was he doing again when Sandy hit? What was the Republican Party doing: During, and more importantly, AFTER Sandy hit?

    Yeah. An act of God when it suits their purposes of punishing innocents, but an act of nature when it disagrees with their own heinous plans.

    Posted by: Maguitac | Jun 8, 2013 12:32:24 PM


  16. Wow, it's not "I wish hurricane Sandy didn't happen because it wrecked so much havoc on countless people" but "I wish hurricane Sandy didn't happen because it wrecked so much havoc on my campaign."

    The man is a complete psychopath.

    Posted by: Michael | Jun 8, 2013 12:33:28 PM


  17. To use the logic we hear from evangelicals after every natural disaster:

    Hurricane Sandy ruined Romney's chances of being President. Therefore, since God sent Sandy, God must have wanted Obama reelected.

    Posted by: Eddie | Jun 8, 2013 12:34:59 PM


  18. Why didn't Romney try to look presidential after the hurricane? Why blame Obama for looking presidential? What's his problem?

    Posted by: trees | Jun 8, 2013 12:36:58 PM


  19. Boo f****** hoo. The man is totally clueless.

    Posted by: deke | Jun 8, 2013 12:39:22 PM


  20. Michael pointed out the obvious - for Republicans it's about themselves and for Democrats it's about others (not that Democrats are perfect...) but that is what the difference between "looking presidential" versus "being presidential".

    And didn't his son say his father really didn't want to be president? Why he is bitching about it then? Please go away Romney and take your family with you.

    Posted by: KuMiCu | Jun 8, 2013 12:49:40 PM


  21. what happened to his face? clearly took some time for quite a "pull"

    Posted by: scott | Jun 8, 2013 12:49:50 PM


  22. He always states that the 47% line was "taken out of context" or he "misspoke" or he didn't say it "elegantly." But, in fact, this is exactly how he feels and has lived his political life in those terms.

    Probably the most significant event of the election was that quote. And, to the credit of voters, they got his true message. And rejected him on those terms.

    What I have come to see is that Republicans simply lack empathy. They fail to understand the problems of others, unless it has some impact on them. The poster boy for this is Rob Portman. He only sided for equal marriage rights because his son is gay. (Too bad his son isn't poor, out of work, and can't get a good education.) So, Portman did the right thing - but for the wrong reason.

    Democrats understand the feelings and plights of others and want
    to help.

    Posted by: gr8guya | Jun 8, 2013 12:49:51 PM


  23. How about just be honest with yourself Mitt and say, "The American people rejected me because they didn't want another homophobic Chickenhawk twit as president." You didn't lose because of a hurricane. Stop making excuses.

    Posted by: Patrick | Jun 8, 2013 12:52:38 PM


  24. We're still talking about him. Where did he come from? Be GONE before another house drops on you.

    Posted by: Drew-Shane | Jun 8, 2013 12:58:47 PM


  25. An elitist, a bully, a homophobe, who despises poor people and wishes the hurricane Sandy didn't happen because it affected him......how delusional, how superior, how self absorbed.

    I don't think that the USA can afford another era of insane neo fascism of the Bush/Rumsfeld/Cheney junta.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jun 8, 2013 1:07:01 PM


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