House Majority Leader
, the highest-ranking Republican elected official:
But at a June 30 fundraiser in Wheeling, W.Va., Speaker John Boehner offered a surprisingly frank assessment of the dynamic that surprised some in the audience.
Aside from Romney’s “friends, relatives and fellow Mormons,” Boehner said, most people will be motivated to vote for him in opposition to Obama.
The Ohio Republican made the remarks when an unidentified woman asked during a question-and-answer session: “Can you make me love Mitt Romney?”
“No,” Boehner said. “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."
I'd say "with friends like that, who needs enemies?", but it's clear Boehner has no interest in being Romney's friend. He's likely horrified at the idea, just like you are.
It's a good thing Romney doesn't drink beer, because no one would want to drink one with him.