Glen Johnson reports that Gov. Romney was candid about his feelings on what went wrong in 2008.
Republican Mitt Romney, in a rare moment of reflection about his losing 2008 presidential campaign, said Wednesday he would have been better served by keeping the focus on his “power alley” — the economy and his business background.
The former Massachusetts governor said Sen. John McCain, his main rival and the eventual nominee, successfully shifted the debate to heightened military engagement in Iraq, a topic that emphasized McCain’s military background and experience in national security matters.
“Sen. McCain went on a nationwide, pro-surge tour, and he had the credentials to do so,” Romney told reporters during a news conference. “I mean, you can’t compete with Sen. McCain on who’s most experienced in dealing with Iraq, so we were talking about those issues.”
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