Ann Romney blames the media partially for Mitt Romney’s election loss in an interview on Sunday.
Ann Romney on Sunday told Fox News that the media was partially to blame for her husband’s loss to Barack Obama during the presidential election.
“It was not just the campaign’s fault,” she said. “I believe it was the media’s fault as well. … People were not allowed to really see him for who he was.”
She added: “I’m happy to blame the media.”
Both Mitt and Ann Romney sat down with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” for the much-anticipated interview.
“My heart said we were going to win,” Mitt said on the program. “It’s hard, it’s emotional. I mean there was such passion in the people who were helping us, I just felt, you know, we’ve really let them down.”
Ann said that her husband would have done a better job than Obama over the past few months, namely in dealing with the automatic $85 billion sequester cuts.
“I totally believe at this moment if Mitt were there in the office that we would not be facing sequestration right now,” Ann said. She cited Mitt’s “enormous skill sets in dealing with difficult issues.”
Mitt also questioned President Obama’s leadership.
“The hardest thing about losing is watching this critical moment, this golden moment slip away with politics,” he said.
Romney has made few public appearances since he lost the election in November 2012. According to media reports, he has spent most of his time at his California home with his wife.
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