By Napp Nazworth, Christian Post Reporter ~ Mitt Romney believes he would be doing better than Barack Obama as president. In his first interview since the election, Mitt Romney spoke about the disappointment of not winning, sequestration and what went wrong with his campaign.
“When I look at what’s happening right now, I wish I were there. It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House doing what needs to be done,” Romney said on Fox News Sunday.
Romney believes that the sequester and the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts, also known as the “fiscal cliff,” presented a “once in a generational opportunity” to put the nation on a path to prosperity, in which “America could lead the world for the next century.”
That opportunity is being squandered, Romney complained, “by people who are more interested in a political victory than doing what’s right for the country. … The hardest thing about losing is watching this critical moment, this golden moment, just slip away with politics.”
Obama is campaigning, rather than demonstrating the leadership needed to solve the nation’s problems, Romney added.
“The president brings people together, does the deals, does the trades, knocks the heads together, the president leads and I don’t see that kind of leadership happening right now,” he said.
He criticized both Obama and Republican leaders for being more concerned about political victories than problem solving: “It’s going to take real leadership, and people in both parties willing to put aside political victories and start fighting for national victories.”