Pelosi: ‘Everybody knows’ Romney won’t be president

By David Edwards
Sunday, September 16, 2012 11:32 EDT
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Nancy Pelosi speaks to CNN
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) says that it’s now obvious that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney will lose in November because “everybody knows” he will never be president.

During an interview that aired on Sunday, CNN host Candy Crowley asked the former House Speaker if there would continue to be partisan gridlock in Washington if President Barack Obama was re-elected and Republicans retained control in the House of Representatives.

“You’ll see more of the same because it’s really important for the public to know that the Republican obstruction of President Obama’s jobs bill and whatever he was advancing — they’re obstruction is their agenda,” Pelosi explained. “It’s what they believe in.”

“I always say to my Republicans, whom I know, take back your party. Because this wing of the party or this over-the-edge crowd that is taking charge of wagging the dog in Congress is never going to cooperate because they do not believe in a public role: clean air, clean water, public safety, public education, public transportation, public health, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security. They don’t believe in that, and that’s what their budget is about.”

“Bipartisan cooperation is on the ballot too,” she continued. “When President George W. Bush was president and we were in the majority and I was the Speaker, we had our differences, we fought, but also found common ground. There are so many places where we came together.”

Crowley wondered if Democrats could also find common ground with Romney like they had with Bush.

“Oh, Mitt Romney’s not going to be president of the United States ,” Pelosi said, rolling her eyes. “I think everybody knows that, right?”

Watch this video from CNN’s State of the Union, broadcast Sept. 16, 2012.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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