Romney Advisor: ‘There Wouldn’t Be An ISIS At All’ If Mitt Was Prez

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January 14, 2015 11:50 a.m.

An anonymous advisor to Mitt Romney told the Boston Globe in an article published on Tuesday that if the former Republican nominee had been elected President, there would be no Islamic State terror group in Syria and Iraq, and Russian leader Vladimir Putin would never have invaded Ukraine.

“There wouldn’t be an ISIS at all, and Putin would know his place in life,” an anonymous longtime advisor told the Globe. “Domestically, things would be in better shape.”

It was the latest in a series of talking points offered by Team Romney since the 2012 defeat about what his presidency could have looked like.

Last year, former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) insisted that Romney would have stopped the Ebola virus: “I guarantee you we would not be worrying about Ebola right now,” he told Fox News Radio.

Romney’s wife, Ann, told “Fox and Friends” that if her husband had been elected, there would never have been a government shutdown in winter of 2013. That same year, both Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly said that there would be no sequester if Romney had won.

Finally, a year after the election, Romney himself told NBC’s “Meet The Press” that if he were President, he would run Obamacare better than Obama ever could have.

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