Mississippi Gov. and longtime Republican power broker Haley Barbour tells Newsmax that the 2012 presidential election will be the most important White House race of his lifetime because “people are really worried about the country’s future.”
He also calls President Barack Obama’s tax policies “nonsensical” and predicts that, if the 2012 election is a referendum on Obama, he will lose “most everywhere in the country.”
Barbour was chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1993 to 1997 and is the former chairman of the Republican Governors Association. He was elected governor of Mississippi in 2003 and will be leaving office at the end of his current term because of term limits.
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV at the governors association gathering in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, Barbour was asked about his assertion that 2012 will be a watershed year in American politics.