House Speaker John Boehner has been lukewarm on conservative presidential candidate Mitt Romney in recent weeks, only to announce Tuesday that he thinks America is actually going to dig Mr. Romney come election season.
A week and a half ago, Boehner said that Americans “probably aren’t going to fall in love with Mitt Romney,” but revised those statements Tuesday, saying that come election season, the American people will be “enthusiastic” about the GOP candidate. “Listen, I’m going to be enthusiastic about voting for Gov. Romney in November,” Boehner told reporters, according to the Huffington Post. “And I think the American people will be enthusiastic about voting for Gov. Romney in November.”
These new comments are a back-track of sentiments expressed at a fundraiser on June 30th when he said that only “friends, relatives and fellow Mormons,” would happily vote for Romney, and any other votes the presidential hopeful would net would primarily be motivated by antipathy toward President Obama. “The American people probably aren’t going to fall in love with Mitt Romney,” Boehner said at the fundraiser, according to MSNBC. “I’ll tell you this: 95 percent of the people that show up to vote in November are going to show up in that voting booth, and they are going to vote for or against Barack Obama.”
However, if you look closely, it appears as though Boehner really is only saying the same thing now that he was saying before. “The point I was trying to make is very simply this: The election this November is going to be a referendum on the president’s failed economic policies. His policies have made the economy worse, they just haven’t worked and they really have made it worse. So it’s going to be a referendum. I’ll be out there enthusiastically supporting him.”
So in Boehner’s eyes, he’ll be alongside others at the polls voting against Barack Obama to punish him for his policies, only now he’ll be voting “enthusiastically.”
Good to know.