Mitt Romney Takes a Very Polite Shot at Rand Paul and Ted Cruz
by Matt Wilstein | 4:50 pm, January 28th, 2014 VIDEO 104
During a discussion about potential Republican nominees for president in 2016 on Fox News Tuesday, former candidate Mitt Romney took some not-so-veiled swipes at the less moderate wing of the party. After notably leaving Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) off his list of “terrific” options, Romney said Republicans will be served best if they unify around a leader who “represents as broad a portion of the party as possible.”
Romney was defending New Jersey Governor Chris Christie from the latest accusations of “bullying,” when he began naming other possible candidates for 2016, including his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), along with Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Scott Walker and others. He did however indicate he would not be endorsing any candidates during the primary process.
“You didn’t mention Rand Paul and you didn’t mention Ted Cruz,” Neil Cavuto noted.
“Well, they represent different parts of the party,” Romney said. “I’ll give them a chance to express their views, but I think we’re going to be best if we can unify behind a leader of the party who represents as broad a portion of the party as possible.”
He didn’t need to add that Paul and Cruz do not fit that bill in his mind.
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