While campaigning for fellow Republicans yesterday at a rally in Beckley, W.Va, Mitt Romney had some pointed words for President Barack Obama, who Romney said was doing “a good deal worse than even I expected.”
Romney cited the poor state of the U.S. economy and growing troubles abroad in Iraq, Syria and Russia as pressing issues where the president is failing.
“The results of his mistakes and errors, in my opinion, have been more severe than even I would have predicted,” Romney said.
Alan Colmes and Brad Blakeman appeared on America's Newsroom today to discuss Romney's pointed comments and debate if Romney correctly predicted Obama's mistakes on the campaign trail in 2012.
Colmes said this is just an issue of sour grapes, and it is unseemly for Romney to criticize the man who defeated him in the election two years ago.
Blakeman, on the other hand, asserted that nearly all of Romney's criticisms were on point and have been proven to be valid.
From Iraq to immigration to correctly seeing Russia as an “enemy of the United States who needs to be watched and checkmated,” Romney foresaw Obama's many policy shortcomings, according to Blakeman.
Blakeman added that Romney may never be president, but he is an important Republican leader who will be around for years to help shape the party.
Watch the clip above.