WEATHERLY, Pa. — It might have been just a slip of the tongue. Or perhaps something more calculated. Regardless, though, Mitt Romney made his point.
It happened when the presumptive Republican presidential nominee launched into his practiced spiel about how he thinks President Obama is well-meaning but ill-equipped to fix the economy because he’s never worked in the private sector.
Then came Romney’s slip-turned-quip.
“He, upon becoming governor — excuse me, president,” Romney said. “Governor might have been a better job for him to have started with.”
At that, a few hundred supporters burst into applause.
”I say that because I actually think you learn from experience,” said Romney, himself a former governor. “I think it helps to have been in business before you actually start to run something in government.”
Romney’s bottom line: “It helps to start perhaps a little lower-level before you become president.”