Romney Thursday Night: “I Wish President Obama Had Succeeded.” 2009: “I Want Him To Fail”
Political Wire exposes another Romney flip-flop:
“I want liberal policies to fail. I want him to fail in trying to put in place a health care plan that takes away the private sector from health care. I want him to fail in this cap and trade program as long as China and Brazil and Indonesia are not going to play in it. But I want him to succeed as a president, meaning, I want him to succeed in strengthening our economy, keeping us free, bringing our troops home in success from Iraq and Afghanistan. But I don’t want his liberal policies to succeed.”
— Mitt Romney, on Larry King Live, March 19, 2009.
“I wish President Obama had succeeded, because I want America to succeed.”
— Romney, quoted by the Washington Post, accepting the Republican presidential nomination this week.