Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Wednesday morning that he feels “sorry” for Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for having to defend President Obama’s economic record.
“She’s got to stand up for the president’s record, and it’s pretty bad,” Romney said Wednesday morning on CNN.
“This is a failed presidency. People know that.”
Earlier Wednesday, Wasserman Schultz dismissed Romney’s victory in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary by saying he won just 39 percent of the vote in a state next to the one he used to govern.
“He’s got a family home [in New Hampshire],” the Florida congresswoman said. “He was governor of the state next door. So to not crack 40 percent in a primary [in which] you should have droves of Republicans coming to the polls to vote for you, that’s a problem.”
Wasserman Schultz added that Romney leaves New Hampshire a “wounded candidate,” but Romney rejected that assessment.
“The president, unopposed, only got 80 percent last night,” he said.