Mitt Romney gave Fox News Sunday what they describe as an "unflinching review of his unsuccessful campaign," in which he criticized President Obama's mishandling of sequestration, and expressed a heartfelt desire to be the one handling those tough decisions right now:
It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House doing what needs to be done... The President is out campaigning to the American people, doing rallies around the country, flying around the country and berating Republicans and blaming and pointing. That causes the Republicans to retrench and to put up a wall and to fight back.
Decisions like sequestration (and the vastly larger spending cuts and entitlement reforms that must
lie beyond it, if the American system of government is to survive) are the sort of thing Romney specialized in. America had a chance to hire one of the best turnaround managers in the business world. Instead, they listened to a bottom-feeding campaign that accused a good man of tax evasion and murder, while swallowing an astonishing pile of lies from Obama about his alleged fiscal responsibility. It's almost delirious to revisit the garbage Obama was selling in his campaign appearances and presidential debates now. Remember $3 of spending cuts for every $1 of tax increases?