Boehner: GOP will be voting against Obama rather than for Romney

When House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, endorsed Mitt Romney for president in April, he pledged to do “everything I can to help him win.”

In his words, however, the one thing he can’t do is make voters “fall in love” with the candidate.

Speaking last week at a fundraiser in Wheeling, W.Va., Boehner was surprisingly candid in his characterization of Romney’s candidacy when asked, in a question-and-answer session: “Can you make me love Mitt Romney?”

“No,” he answered, as first reported by Roll Call. “Listen, we’re just politicians. I wasn’t elected to play God. The American people probably aren’t going to fall in love with Mitt Romney.”

He added that the presumptive Republican nominee had “some friends, relatives, and fellow Mormons… some people that are going to vote for him,” but suggested that at the end of the day, Republicans would be voting against President Obama rather than for Romney.

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  • David M.

    And the GOP wonders why the people do not care for there way of doing things. I stoped sending them money just for this reason. They do not know how to work together to rid this country of the current president who is worthless.

    • David M. Good for you friend, save your shekels for the more important things in life…To Mr. Boehner….Of COURSE you cannot “make us” love Mitt Romney….you can’t even get us to like and respect YOU.

  • David, true. I vote for – not against. For Dr. Ron Paul. He embodies all the ideals of our constitution – per our founding fathers. If we can “true the vote” there may be an election. Peace,

  • Doug

    I truly believe John and many others in Washington from the Good Ole Boy gang are very concerned to what will come out once we get in a new Senate, Congress and President! So I don’t expect any of the Good Ole Boys that flipped/Flopped on many issues now facing our Great Country..from Gun Control to Dictatorship within the Congress and White House. So I really don’t care what John Likes or Dislikes about Romney…from where I sit anyone will be better than what we currently have and that includes many replaced Congress and Senators!! If you took an Oath of Honor to Protect our Great Nation and Regardless of your cheap excuses…You Failed!! You allowed Judges to take sits on our highest court..without a fight, even when you knew what was taking place. This old BS about tick for tack is just your way in Washington to hope the Voters will excuse your collective bad behavior on upholding your responsibilities when elected to office!!