Mitt Romney to CNN: I Wish Hurricane Sandy Hadn’t Hit a Week Before the Election (VIDEO)

In comments that have rekindled questions about his connectedness, Mitt Romney expressed regret that Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast — a week before the election.

Speaking in a reflective CNN interview that aired Thursday, Romney lamented that the storm gave President Barack Obama “a chance to be presidential.”

“Obviously a hurricane with a week to go before the election stalled our campaign,” Romney told CNN’s Gloria Borger.

Romney seemed forgiving of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for his public embrace of Obama after Sandy. Romney’s wife, Ann Romney, echoed those sentiments last week, calling Christie a “great guy.”

“I wish the hurricane hadn’t happened when it did because it gave the President a chance to be presidential and to be out showing sympathy for folks. That’s one of the advantages of incumbency,” Romney said. “But you know, you don’t look back and worry about each little thing and how could that have been different. You look forward.”

Listen to his comments in the video below, via Talking Points Memo.

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  1. Bob Cull

    June 9, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    He says you don’t look back and wonder how changing something that happened might have changed the outcome, but it sure sounds to me like he is saying that he would have won if it hadn’t been for the hurricane. Can’t wait for Alex Jones to get hold of that one, he will be telling his tin foil hat squad that the President planned the hurricane in order to win the election. LOL

  2. Jeff Barber

    June 9, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Romney never looked “presidential” anyways.

  3. Belinda

    June 9, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    This guy is such a f*cking tool!

  4. Rachel

    June 9, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Forget Alex Jones, what about Ann Coulter?

  5. Derek Rayner

    June 9, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    The man is so disconnected from reality, it’s ridiculous.

  6. jerry t

    June 9, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    He doesn’t wish that it didn’t happen so people could have been spared their lives and their homes. Noo…not that. He didn’t want it so, in his mind, he would have had a better chance to give his fellow 1%ers more tax cuts. FUCK HIM SIDEWAYS!

  7. James Weaver

    June 9, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    MITT, MITT, MITT. You are quite the twit. We could have had the best weather in history a month prior to the election and you still would have lost your ass. IT WAS ALL ABOUT YOU A YOUR MORON SIDEKICK RYAN!!!!!! Your ignorant self denial will go down as the greatest ego fail in the history of the world.

  8. James Weaver

    June 9, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    You know Mitt I could have won the $590 Million Powerball Jackpot if I had just stood in line before that 84 year old lady who won……LOL. My statement makes more sense than yours does and mine only makes about 0.000000000000001 % sense. I at least have the intelligence to recognize AND ACCEPT that fact.

  9. Paula M Smolik

    June 9, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    You mean he didn’t?

  10. Anderson

    June 9, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    You know he is a typical repluke. He can’t accept the fact that he LOST because of himself. It had nothing to do with the dam hurricane. He lost because he was a poor candidate that changed positions every other day, was a pathological liar and he was found out to be all for the rich. That is why he lost. Obama was the better candidate and choice. He just won’t accept the fact that he is a loser.

  11. John Zaffino (@Godfather1013)

    June 9, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Ain’t that the truth!

  12. Don Dishman

    June 9, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    he would have won if the Republicans had been successful in blocking minorities from voting..they tried..but thank God for the courts stopping that foolishness.

  13. Bob Cull

    June 10, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    There is a big difference between Alex and Butch, Rachel. Alex is crazy and just doesn’t know any better, Butch is nasty on steroids with no excuse other than the fact that she is a bitch!

  14. William Wilkerson Jr

    June 11, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Romney, Ann, and none of the half dozen (insert forgettable, pretentious, white male name, here.) replicants could not even show the capability of having empathy or any connection to the majority of the working class, or armed forces. Sympathy has no place in his boardroom (world). It has no wealth or value, unless you want to show humanity, to Hu-mans. He is incapable of the losses suffered by people. It requires thought, a occasional hug, and listening, and then responding with support and solutions. He didn’t lose because Pres. Obama showed compassion and sympathy. Rather he loss because he had none, and could not buy a suitable replacement to convey it for him. You lost, now please, be quiet!

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