GOP strategist: Romney is right, close FEMA, nobody cares about it

As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the east coast, GOP strategist Ron Bonjean just said on CNN that Mitt Romney is right, FEMA should be closed.

DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: In 2011, during the Republican primary, Mitt Romney said flat out that he thinks that FEMA should abolished, and should be privatized. Really?  At this moment in time, I think that’s the kind of thing, that’s the kind of comment, that could come back to haunt somebody like Mitt Romney.

GOP STRATEGIST RON BONJEAN: I have to say that I don’t think anyone, most people don’t have a positive impression of FEMA, and I think Mitt Romney is right on the button.  I don’t think anybody cares about that right now.

As background, we’d reported last night that there’s video of Romney during the primaries supporting the closure of FEMA.  Then, last night, the Romney campaign stood by Romney’s promise to shut down FEMA. And now, a Republican strategist representing Mitt Romney’s point of view on CNN confirms that Mitt Romney wants to shut down FEMA, and says he agrees with him because “nobody cares about” FEMA, and nobody likes it.

I suspect the millions threatened by Hurricane Sandy probably have a different point of view.

Here’s the video:


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