Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the most qualified candidate for president in the past 75 years, says Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric.
“In my lifetime, Mitt Romney is the most qualified leader I’ve ever seen run for the presidency in the United States,” Welch, 76, said during an appearance today on CNBC
Welch listed Romney’s accomplishments, including his degrees from Harvard law and business schools, his success in the business world, running the 2002 Winter Olympics, and as governor.
“We haven’t’ had anybody do all these things . . . Certainly [President Barack] Obama didn’t have those credentials, two years in the Senate,” he said. “Come on, we got a guy a here who’s a leader that’s demonstrated beyond anything we’ve ever had, great family. We’re the luckiest people in the world to have this guy there at this point in time.”
During the appearance, Welch also was asked about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Welch said Christie probably could not get nominated.
“He’s an exciting winning guy, but he’s further left than Romney is, and Romney’s having trouble because he’s too much of a centrist in the primary,” Welch said.