Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney started a war of words — and beverages — with Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) over Hillary Clinton’s campaign kickoff speech.
Romney told MSNBC this morning that the Democratic nomination front-runner “touched the various places she needs to touch to try and keep her base intact.”
“Somehow when you see her on a stage or when she comes into a room full of people, she’s smiling with her mouth but her eyes are saying, ‘Where’s my latte?’ It just doesn’t suggest that she believes everything she’s saying,” he said, noting that Clinton “makes in one hour a multiple of what an average American will make in a year.”
Romney added that he’s “very impressed with the pre-campaign work that Jeb Bush has carried out” and thinks the best shot to beat Clinton is “a new generation of political leaders, whether it’s Jeb Bush or Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, John Kasich, you know, Carly Fiorina and on and on.”
Later on the network, Wasserman Schultz tore into Mitt’s remarks.
“If he’s asking where her latte, where is their Kool-Aid, because that’s the Republican’s drink of choice. The Republicans, whether it’s Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio, their entire field, all sing off the same song sheet, drink the same Kool-Aid,” she said.
“They cut taxes for the wealthiest, most fortunate Americans. They want to go back to trickle-down economics that’s been tried and failed by their party over and over again. And, what Democrats are fighting for, like, whether it’s Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders or Barack Obama, is to give everybody a chance to succeed and fight for middle-class economics.”
Wasserman Schultz said “the entire pack of Republicans, whether it’s Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio or any one of a number of them have sung off the same song sheet because they are really focused on the extremist tea party agenda that they have to focus on in order to get their nomination.”