TAMPA, Fla. - Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour called out both President Obama and Mitt Romney for being "one-percenters" at Sunday night's Blog Bash.
"We've got two guys running for president who are both very rich," he began. But then Barbour explained why Romney's money was better. "Obama made his money writing two books about himself," Barbour said, to huge laughs. "Romney made his by winning the confidence of people who entrusted their money, their trust fund money, their non-profit money...and he took it and he spent it to rescue businesses that were in trouble and, about 95 percent of the time, he created more jobs."
Barbour also used his time talking before the intimate group to quash criticism of the GOP nominee. "Mitt Romney's not perfect," he said. "Do not expect perfection of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, or anybody running for senator or governor or Congress."