Former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently appeared in West Virginia for three Republicans who are running for Congress.
Romney drew the loudest applause when he took the stage, eclipsing the three candidates who were actually running. The rally had the feel of a presidential campaign stop.
While speaking, Romney had some harsh words for President Barack Obama, the man who beat him in 2012. The Washington Times has more:
The former Massachusetts governor has some pointed words for the man who defeated him two years ago, saying President Obama was doing “a good deal worse than even I expected.” He cited the U.S. economy and troubles abroad in such hot spots as Iraq, Syria and Russia.
“I was not a big fan of the president’s policies, as you know, either domestically or internationally,” he said, “but the results of his mistakes and errors, in my opinion, have been more severe than even I would have predicted.”
Romney’s previous assessments of Iraq and Russia – views that were dismissed by his opponent at the time – have since been proven true, demonstrating a deeper understanding of foreign policy than many gave him credit for.
With so many of Romney’s warnings now coming to fruition, it is no mystery why many Americans want him to run for president in 2016. However, he continues to deny any plans to do so.
In the meantime, Romney continues to be a man in demand on the campaign trail for Republican candidates. And as long as he’s on said campaign trail, Republican voters will likely continue to wonder what could’ve been if Romney had won two years ago.