Rep. Louis Gohmert On Romney: 'I'm Not As Excited As I Am Desperate'

Ed Schultz spoke to Rep. Keith Ellison about this House members, primarily freshmen, who met for something they called 'Conversations with Conservatives" and how they responded when asked the question "Are any of you excited to have Romney as the

Ed Schultz spoke to Rep. Keith Ellison about this House members, primarily freshmen, who met for something they called 'Conversations with Conservatives" and how they responded when asked the question "Are any of you excited to have Romney as the nominee?"

Dave Weigel has more on the meeting -- Mitthusiasm: House Conservative Edition:

"Well, first, we're excited about the opportunity to defeat Barack Obama, more than anything," said Rep. Jim Jordan, the shirtsleeved chairman of the Republican Study Committee. [...]

Rep. Louie Gohmert, the aggressively quotable former judge from Texas, basically conceced the point. "If you're not sure about whether to support Mitt Romney," he joked, "whether you're liberal, or whether you're very conservative, you ought to be excited, because he's been on your side at one time or another."

You could tell, in the room, that Gohmert had just created a "narrative" against Romney. Why, that was unfair. Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona reported on a meet-up with conservatives in his district last week: "They were literally handing out Romney bumper stickers in the room."

Gohmert returned to clean up his splatter. "So I'm not completely misunderstood," he said, "I'm not as excited as I am desperate."

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