August 9th, 2012
08:03 PM ET
9 years ago

Sununu: Obama is a 'wuss'

(CNN) - Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, known for his candor, took a jab at former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell's book, "A Nation of Wusses," and launched an attack line at President Barack Obama.

"Obama hasn't passed a budget in four years, he's a wuss," Sununu, a Republican, said Thursday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." "Obama has rejected the recommendation of his own Simpson-Bowles, on a budget package, he's a wuss. He wants to lead from behind, he's a wuss."

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Filed under: 2012 • Ed Rendell • John Sununu • TV-Piers Morgan
soundoff (67 Responses)
  1. Tony

    Man up, Romney, and release your tax returns.

    August 9, 2012 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  2. Canuck

    I totally agree. He should have fought the Republicans instead of trying to work with them.

    August 9, 2012 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  3. drake mallard

    Romney is a Draft Dodging / War Mongering

    August 9, 2012 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  4. Thomas

    Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu likes to Bully people around .

    Ask Jeanne Shaheen .
    He had his butt kicked by a girl !

    August 9, 2012 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  5. SafeJourney

    Sununu, lol repubs better lock him up before he destroys the rest of romneys run for Presdent

    August 9, 2012 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  6. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Nobody cares what he says, his time has come and gone, he probably wears depends and needs a changing. These old men like Sununu do so much harm to their legacy when they become senile and will say anything when a mic is in front of them. Go home Sununu, wherever that might be.

    August 9, 2012 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  7. Rush

    Have another donut Johnny

    August 9, 2012 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  8. Iamnotfooled

    Sununu is just an angry ,white , washed-up, old man, that has nothing left but name calling. Sad.

    August 9, 2012 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  9. DAVID

    congress has not passed a budget in four years accept the going nowhere waste of time wish list from the house! he rejedted simson boweles because the cuts were not enough and the ones it had were amied right at the middleclass! he leads from most certainly ahead of the do nothing repubs in congress even if all he has is an exsicutive order! three lies right in a row it makes you a conservitive fat face!

    August 9, 2012 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  10. myviewis

    I think the Simpson-Bowles was just to satisfy the voters, I don't think it was meant to be nothing more than that which is why Obama ignores it. Of course, I am sure he would find as usual an excuse as to why he is rejecting the very commission Obama created. Obama is nothing more than a very calculated show.

    August 9, 2012 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  11. Mokeman

    Sununu should be ashame of himself.

    August 9, 2012 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  12. Sununu and Romney

    He probably thought of this comment while at his Country Club thinking about his money in off shore accounts. Mr Sununu really does not represent Romney, himself, nor the Republican Party well with this type of attack. Mr. Sununu what is Romney's Record? or for that matter what tax rate did he pay – if he paid any taxes – of course he may do that Retro – actively.

    August 9, 2012 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  13. Frankie

    Romney is the "wuss" he cannot stand up to Limbaugh on multiple occasions and others in his own party. Obama has made tough calls and called out those in his own party. Sununu is precisely the type of spokesman that independents are turned off by.

    August 9, 2012 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  14. Workers Unite!

    You have to luv old guys, the pull no punches and tell it like it is.

    August 9, 2012 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  15. Norma Vessels

    John Sununu .. why does anyone listen to you? Why did I just waste my time listening to you?

    August 9, 2012 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  16. Workers Unite!

    And all this time I had him pegged as a conservative communist !

    August 9, 2012 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  17. Marty, FL

    Coming from Sununu–siding with Romney who is too scared to release his tax returns.

    Karl Rovian projection again.

    August 9, 2012 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  18. herb

    Sununu? This crook should be in prison.

    August 9, 2012 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  19. Mack

    He didn't say that his hair did.

    August 9, 2012 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  20. richard

    Uh, excuse me but didn't Willard get 4 draft deferments?

    August 9, 2012 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  21. Michael B.

    Love it!

    August 9, 2012 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  22. will never vote Republician again

    Sununu is a rude Walrus!

    August 9, 2012 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  23. Desmond, a Canadian

    This Sununu "Sound asleep" is really pathetic!

    August 9, 2012 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  24. Yonni

    The guy looks like and talks like a pig. Someone to remind him he is talking about the president of the USA and the commander-in-chief of the US army in derogatory terms

    August 9, 2012 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  25. Sheriff JOE

    Must be nice to have no budget whatsoever, the height of irresponsability, zero accountability. The most blatant federal assault on THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA thus far

    August 9, 2012 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
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