Posted by | August 5, 2012 10:00 | Filed under: Top Stories

The president started off neutral, but grew to dislike Mitt Romney, according to a new book by Glenn Thrush, Obama’s Last Stand, which details the trajectory of Obama’s disdain for his likely opponent:

“One factor made the 2012 grind bearable and at times even fun for Obama: he began campaign preparations feeling neutral about Romney, but like the former governor’s GOP opponents in 2008 and 2012, he quickly developed a genuine disdain for the main. That scorn stoked Obama’s competitive fire, got his head in the game, which came as a relief to some Obama aides who had seen his interest flag when he didn’t feel motivated to crush the opposition. Obama, a person close to him told me, didn’t even feel this strongly about conservative, combative House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the Hill Republican he disliked the most. At least Cantor stood for something, he’d say.”

By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.