Home » NEWS » Govt/Politics » CARTER: Barbour all wet blaming storm for Romney loss

CARTER: Barbour all wet blaming storm for Romney loss

Haley Barbour is not sounding like the rational voice the Republican Party so badly needs in the wake of the thrashing it just took in the presidential election.

As a Rider of the Storm, he’s proving to be a false prophet.

The former GOP chair and two-term Mississippi governor is telling anyone who will listen that hurricane Sandy broke Mitt Romney’s momentum and gave President Obama his re-election victory.

It’s what the party faithful want to hear, and Barbour is more than glad to assist them in their delusion.

Barbour’s soothing tonic is to say it was the storm – not your candidate’s private pronouncement that he would not represent 47 percent of the country if elected or his open declaration that GM should have been left on the junk heap. Nothing to see here, just move along, Barbour says.

The dirty lowdown that Barbour is not telling the rank-and-file is that the president was on track to win in the days before the storm. The most accurate national poll in the country – the Ipsos-Reuters poll, which proved dead on the money after the vote counting — had Obama at 48 percent and Romney at 47 percent the day before the storm. Five days after the storm hit, Obama’s lead remained 1 percent.

As one political analyst put it: “Haley Barbour is a smart guy. This is not a smart idea.”





… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Ted Carter


  1. I am an independent who voted for democrats and republicans in this election. All he was saying was that under the circumstance Hurricane Sandy and the response gave President Obama a clear positive image. Nothing more. I think it did too as I think he held it well. I do agree with you that the President was going to win but what Barbour is saying isn’t akin to party rhetoric. What he said was true.

  2. The GOP lost this and future elections because they claim to be inclusive however this only applies to their own kind. You can only be a true Republican if you fit into their increasingly smaller little religiously controlled box.

    Democrats on the other hand find their box expanding by leaps and bounds because they truly are ‘inclusive’. They even accept Republicans.

  3. Gov. Barbour talk about the Lord, God an Jesus and forgiven when he did the pardons. No Act Of God. Just Sandy did Romney in.

  4. Haley,is no good at talking about anything,he let loose murders ,rapist,and would not even pardon the Smith girl one was sick needed a kidney ,and he allow the other sister release to be a donor,how wrong was that,he has a heart of stone,since he said sandy stopped mitt momentum ,what stopped him from doing the right thing in pardoning those two girls .what a world to live in.

  5. Anybody that knows anything about the whimsical nature of the voting public knows that this is 100% true. But keep trying to belittle the fact you typical liberal reporter

  6. Excellent summation of the words said by the “Man Who Wanted to be King” or short of that, vice-president. Both Romney and Barbour live in their own worlds, which is not the same world the rest of us live, work and vote in. Thankfully.

Leave a Reply