At last we finally got to hear what Mitt Romney feels after he lost the presidential run to Barack Obama.
Almost four months after his bitter defeat, Romney admits that ‘it kills him not to be president’.
In his first interview since November, Romney yet again criticized Obama for ‘failing to lead and putting politics ahead of results in the confrontation with congressional Republicans over the budget and spending cuts’.
He still appears as the same man as he was before the elections and during his campaign. His thoughts about granting illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship remain as they were. He still thinks that people who came into the United States illegally do not and should not belong in the country.
He also criticized President Obama of "flying around the country and berating Republicans and blaming and pointing” instead of steering Washington out of the financial crisis.
Romney’s critics think that in his interview he was basically venting out his frustration after losing while his supporters think that they are glad he is still the Mitt Romney they voted for.
His answers are nothing but a reflection on why he differed (and still does) from Barack Obama and his policies. It’s what made him an alternative candidate. There is nothing surprising about him or his views if you come to think of it.
But some of his comments were particularly distasteful. He said, “The weakness that our campaign and that I had is we weren’t effective in taking my message primarily to minority voters, to Hispanic-Americans, African-Americans, other minorities. That was a real weakness.”
Mitt Romney’s interview is something that one would normally expect from a losing side: regret for not winning and criticism for the candidate who won.
You can watch the clips from the interview in the video above.