Barbour pitch to GOP donors produces colorful quotes

At a gathering of major donors in Tampa for the Republican National Convention, former Gov. Haley Barbour sounded off on how he believes Democrats will portray GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney heading into November.

According to a report by Bloomberg Businessweek, the term-limited Republican governor, who left office earlier this year, appeared with top GOP strategist Karl Rove at a gathering of major donors and colorfully summarized the GOP view of the way Romney is being described by his opposition.

“You know, ‘Romney is a vulture capitalist who doesn’t care about the likes of you,” Barbour said. “He doesn’t even know people like you — he’ll lay you off, cancel your insurance, s— jobs. He’s a plutocrat. Married to a known equestrian!’ ”

Sun Herald
9/1/12