Former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney predicted Democrats will “lose big-time” in the 2014 elections and that the defeat will be “a complete rejection” of the Obama administration’s agenda on Monday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.
“They’re going to lose big-time in the elections tomorrow, and they’re trying to say, ‘oh, but the Republicans may not get control of the Senate.’ well, that’s hard to predict at this point, whether we do or we don’t, we’re going to pick up a lot of seats, 5, 6, 7. Time will tell exactly what the number is and that’ll depend on turnout” he declared, adding “I actually think we are going to get the Senate.”
Romney, continued “whether it’s four, five, or six [Senate] seats in each case, that’s a big win, and the same in the House. We’re going to pick up a lot of seats in the House. This is a victory and I think a complete rejection of the Obama administration’s agenda. This really is, I think, Neil, really the last chance for the American people to pass judgment on the Obama agenda, and they are doing so, they’re doing so very clearly cross the country.”
Romney also re-iterated that he was not running for president in 2016 and not planning to run. While he refused to make specific endorsements, he did say that a “mainstream” candidate with broad appeal was the best bet for the GOP. He did say that Chris Christie’s soundbite of him telling a heckler to “shut up” was “unfortunate,” but that it was understandable given the stress of the job of governor and that he couldn’t accurately judge Christie’s reaction without knowing exactly what the heckler said.
He also laid out his position on immigration reform, saying “well, actually when we talk about immigration reform, I’m talking about securing the border and making sure we do secure the border, and then, number two I think we have to move to on say ‘what are we going to do about the people who are here illegally?’ Number three, we have to say ‘are we going to make the system for coming here legally more transparent so that people don’t have to hire lawyers to be able to come here legally?’ We’re going to have to change our immigration system. I’d like to see us bring in more people that have high levels of skill and education. I’d like to see us stopping the flow of illegal immigrants, and those are postures which people across the political spectrum can agree upon.”
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