Here’s how you can tell that Mitt Romney messed up badly with his recent attack against firefighters, teachers, and policemen: even the right wing’s favorite union-buster, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, thinks that Romney went too far.
Romney stuck his foot in his mouth on Friday while responding to President Obama’s suggestion that “the private sector is doing fine.”
“[Obama] says we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers,” Romney declared. “Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”
According to Walker, however, it’s Romney who missed the message:
“I know in my state our reform allowed us to protect firefighters, police officers and teachers; that’s not what I think when I think of big government,” Walker told CBS’ Bob Schieffer on Sunday.
Video of Walker’s comments is below, at the 1:50 mark: