Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is “just not a good politician,” author and National Review editor Rich Lowry tells Newsmax TV in an exclusive interview.
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“Part of the problem is that Mitt Romney is just not a good politician at the end of the day,” Lowry tells Newsmax on the opening day of a conservative summit this weekend hosted by the National Review Institute in Washington. He said that was one of the reasons why the GOP lost the White House last year.
“If nothing else, in 2016, the Republican Party should have just better political candidates out there making the run,” Lowry said.
He pointed to a strong field of possible GOP presidential contenders that included 2012 vice presidential candidate and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Lowry described Jindal as “probably the single most-interesting Republican since the election, from what he’s been saying and what he’s been advocating in terms of the party re-orienting itself.”
Besides Ryan, Walker and Jindal, the National Review Summit will feature such conservatives as GOP Rep. Tom Cotton of Arkansas; Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe’ program; Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli; Cleta Mitchell of the Foley & Lardner law firm in Washington; former Alabama Rep. Artur Davis; and Mayor Mia Love of Saratoga Springs, Utah.
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