Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch weighed in on the 2016 presidential hopefuls, calling Mitt Romney a “terrible candidate,” but said he liked “Jeb Bush very much.” I think most people would agree with him on Mitt Romney, who has been running a presidential campaign for the last eight years and losing both.
Here’s his take on the GOP presidential hopefuls:
Rand Paul: “”I personally like Rand Paul very much and I am very impressed by his brain,” he said. Though he was skeptical about Paul’s foreign policy platform, “which is frankly a major issue,” he commended the Kentucky Senator for “campaigning on the theory that Washington is too big.”
“I think he will do well enough to move the debate,” Murdoch said. He added, “I don’t think he will win… I would be very surprised if he won the nomination.”
Murdoch also hit Romney for winning the nomination “by destroying every other Republican with his own money” and for failing to deflect criticism that he was “super rich.”
On Chris Christie: “I wouldn’t write off Chris Christie at all…. We will just see how he handles himself.”
On Scott Walker: “He will be an interesting candidate” (though he questioned his charisma.)
On Paul Ryan, who has said he will not run: “He’s only 44… [he has] plenty of time.”
And finally, Ted Cruz: “I’ve met [him], quite an experience,” Murdoch said to laughter. “He’s smart… [but there’s] a record of very questionable political judgment, so we will see.” Source: Politico
Um, as for Ted Cruz, I would love to see how the birther crowd will view his presidential campaign, since he was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father. Er, doesn’t that mean he isn’t a natural born American? Of course, there are two standards…one for blacks and one for whites.