Four months after his bitter election defeat, a reflective Mitt Romney said it “kills” him not to be president and admitted mistakes were made in his losing White House campaign – particularly his failure to win over minority voters.
In his first television interview since November’s loss to President Barack Obama, Romney leveled a fresh blast of criticism at Obama for failing to lead and putting politics ahead of results in the confrontation with congressional Republicans over the budget and spending cuts.
“It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House doing what needs to be done,” Romney said in an interview on the “Fox News Sunday” program, adding that Obama was still campaigning rather than bringing people together to craft a deal.
“I don’t see that kind of leadership happening right now,” the 2012 Republican presidential candidate said. “The hardest thing about losing is watching this critical moment, this golden moment slip away with politics.”