Mitt Romney comment: a slip or a quip?
By Philip Rucker,
WEATHERLY, Pa. — It might have been just a slip of the tongue. Or perhaps something more calculated. Regardless, though, Mitt Romney made his point.
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney campaigning in New Hampshire on Friday.
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.”