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Mitt Romney On Time’s Folly

Wednesday, December 19, 2007  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Mitt Romney earlier today on the Glenn Beck Show:

GLENN: Give me your thought on Petraeus not being Time magazine’s man of the year but instead Vladimir Putin.

GOVERNOR ROMNEY: Oh, you are kidding. Did they put Vladimir Putin on the cover? 

GLENN: Yeah. Time Magazine

Putin, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.


GOVERNOR ROMNEY: That really, that’s disgusting. I’m absolutely — I mean, are you — I mean, I haven’t seen Time. Are you serious?


GOVERNOR ROMNEY: Well, you know, he imprisoned his political opponents. There have been a number of highly suspicious murders. He has squelched public dissent and free press. And to suggest that someone like that is the man of the year is really disgusting. I’m just appalled. Clearly General Petraeus is the person or one of a few people who would certainly merit that designation and I know Time magazine makes a distinction. They say, well, people who had an impact, whether it’s good or bad, is the man of the year. I think that’s a —

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