Speaker of the House John Boehner wants you to vote for Mitt Romney, though he concedes you might have to hold your nose to do so.
According to Roll Call, an unidentified woman during a question and answer session last week asked Boehner, “Can you make me love Romney?”
“No,” Boehner replied, according to a transcript Boehner’s office gave to Roll Call. “The American people probably aren’t going to fall in love with Mitt Romney,” he added.
Boehner’s comment was not meant as a dig against Romney, obviously, though it remains a frank assessment of what many believe could be a major weakness for the Republican presidential candidate, that he can come off as boring, stiff and aloof. Still, Boehner said personality will ultimately be secondary to the economy come November, and that the vote will be a “referendum” on Obama’s policies.
“I’ll tell you this: 95 percent of the people that show up to vote in November are going to show up in that voting booth, and they are going to vote for or against Barack Obama,” Boehner said.
A Romney spokesperson spun the remarks to CBS as being a critique of Obama’s perceived celebrity status, saying that his popularity did not translate into sound policy, and that voters would make their decision in November, “based on who can get our economy moving.”
Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’
On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.
As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.
Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:
1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."
Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR
British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate
Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.
The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.
In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.
Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6
President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.
Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.
Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019