Published On: Wed, Oct 17th, 2012

Van Jones on Presidential Debate: Romney a ‘douche’ and Obama a ‘wimp’

Mitt Romney gained ground on President Obama after the first Presidential debate two weeks, but Van Jones, the former Green Czar in the Obama administration, was asked on CNN about the pair.

Appearing on a CNN panel, Jones said of why Obama came out behind in the event:

“You had two guys up there, one was kind of acting like a douche and one was kind of acting like a wimp, and between a wimp and a douche…”

Some panelists laughed, with one female stating Jones’s name in seeming disbelief at his description choice.

Jones doubled down on his selection, stating:

“Those are strong words but…if that’s the divide I think people are going to want somebody who seems like a stronger leader even if they’re a little obnoxious…I thought that Romney did well for himself but he was really obnoxious, he was really aggressive.”

“You’re saying Romney was obnoxious?”

“I thought that Romney did well for himself, but he was really obnoxious, very aggressive. For some women, you’d think that would be a turn-off, but if somebody is showing them, was showing the level of strength that he was showing, I think was the basis of the appeal,” Jones explained.

At the end of the 5 p.m. hour, Wolf Blitzer brought Jones back onto the set to give a brief apology. Jones apologized for his “poor choice of words” to his CNN colleagues, the viewers at home, and Governor Romney.


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