August 28th, 2012

Rep. Duffy (R-WI): “Romney might be a little stiff,” but “ideas are great”

Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) tells CNN Anchor John Berman that although Romney is “a little stiff,” his “ideas are great” and that’s what Americans care about.

Rep. Duffy says, “I think when you marry up like I did and Mitt Romney did, your wife says a lot about who you are and I think she humanizes him and brings a different vision of who Mitt Romney is. Some see Mitt as a kind of a stiff guy who is not very relaxed.”

Berman interjects, “Do you?”

Duffy responds, “Well, he comes across that way sometimes. I mean, the ideas are great. But when he’s by Paul Ryan or his wife he seems to loosen up a little bit. He seems more natural. She’s going to show that side of Mitt Romney tonight.”

Berman follows up, “What does it say that this guy has been running for president for five years, he is a still seen as stiff by so many people, by the way, apparently including you?”

Duffy answers, “Listen, though he might be a little stiff, I think Americans care about policy. Can this guy lead a recovery? Can he put American back to work? Can he help us get on a trajectory to balance with our debt?”

Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.