McCain: Romney ‘has not done as well as we had hoped’

By Andrew Jones
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 13:14 EDT
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Senator John McCain via AFP
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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) didn’t provide the most ringing endorsement of Mitt Romney’s Tuesday morning, claiming the GOP presidential frontrunner has underperformed on the campaign trail thus far.

In a phone interview with Fox Business Network’s Don Imus, McCain expressed confidence in Romney still winning the nomination before mentioning his struggles.

“Some of the pundits I was watching this morning – ‘Well, he may not be able to get there if he doesn’t do well in Wisconsin, blah, blah, blah,’” he said. “I think he has got a solid lead. I think he has not done as well as we had hoped. None of us ever do in campaigns.”

When Imus called Romney a “terrible candidate,” McCain quickly came to the former Massachusetts governor’s defense.

“Oh, that’s not true, Don,” he said.

WATCH: Video from Fox Business Network, which was broadcast on March 20, 2012.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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