NASHVILLE — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester released the following statement tonight on the results of the GOP Primary in Tennessee:
“Mitt Romney’s loss tonight shows that he is out-of-touch with Tennesseans and it raises serious concerns about his chances in November — if he can make it to the general election. Not only did he and Tennessee’s Republican establishment fail to convince GOP voters to support his candidacy; he also wounded himself among women, moderate and blue-collar workers, without whose support he simply cannot win.”
“Over and over we have seen that Romney is more interested in looking out for big corporations and the wealthiest Americans than the needs of the middle class. He joined his party’s war on women by stating that an employer should be able to deny female employees health care coverage. And he failed to explain why he would have allowed the American auto industry – a vital industry in Tennessee – to go bankrupt.
“Should Mitt Romney be his party’s nominee, he will find it difficult to win the support of Tennesseans because of his constant pandering to an extreme, fair-right agenda that does not reflect the common sense views of our state. From his support of the attacks on workers, to his desire to end Medicare as we know it, to his lack of concern for struggling homeowners, to his tax plan that helps the wealthiest Americans at the expense of the middle class, Tennesseans simply won’t buy what Mitt Romney is selling.”