Politics

Rupert Murdock Likes Jeb Bush For 2016, Says Romney Was 'Terrible Candidate'

| by Edward Arnold

Earlier this week, Rupert Murdoch commented on the 2016 Republican field for president and he was not happy with Mitt Romney.

The chairman of News Corp/21st Century Fox said that Romney "had his chance, he mishandled it, you know?" He added, "I thought Romney was a terrible candidate."

While Murdoch comments took a shot the Romney campaign, he said that while he doesn't have a favorite, he likes Jeb Bush. Murdock also had positive comments about Rand Paul.

"I personally like Rand Paul very much and I am very impressed by his brain," Murdock said. “I think he will do well enough to move the debate.”

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Despite complimenting Paul, he doesn't expect him to win and would be "very surprised if he won the nomination."

As for Chris Christie, Murdock said he wouldn't write him off and wants to see how he moves forward from here.

Murdock also commented on Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, saying he has met him but explained “there's a record of very questionable political judgment, so we will see.”

Murdock's News Corp includes a series of publications such as the Daily Mirror, The Australian, The Sun, The Times of London, the Sunday Times, the New York Post, and the Wall Street Journal, according to NewsMax.

While the 2016 field is far from set, Murdock's comments explain “it will be a big and lively field.”

Source: Politico, NewsMax / Photo Credit: Deadline