DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the results of the Republican caucuses in Kansas on Saturday, March 10:
“[Saturday], Republican caucus-goers across the state of Kansas delivered a decisive message: Mitt Romney’s failure to connect with voters isn’t just a problem with one voting bloc or constituency – it goes across the political spectrum. Mitt Romney has already done incredible damage to himself with the very independent voters that he’ll need to win should he make it to November; they have watched him pander to the Tea Party on immigration, women’s health and virtually every issue in between, and his out-of-touch positions will cost him dearly.
“But Mitt Romney’s loss in today’s caucuses demonstrates that Romney can’t even close the deal with his own Republican base. That’s because they know what voters across the country are continuing to learn: that Mitt Romney has no core and will say anything to get elected. It happened again this week, when more evidence emerged that Mitt Romney supported a national health care law with an individual mandate though he has told primary voters repeatedly that he did not. Clearly, Kansas Republicans are not amused by Romney’s desperate attempts to win votes by talking out of both sides of his mouth.
"Republican and independent voters share one thing: they simply do not trust Mitt Romney to lead – and that’s exactly why the increasingly messy Republican nominating process is still far from over.”