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Joe Walsh: 'Boring' Mitt Romney Better Than 'Sexy Messiah' Obama

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U.S. Rep Joe Walsh (center) believes Mitt Romney has the best chance of defeating President Obama in November.
U.S. Rep Joe Walsh (center) believes Mitt Romney has the best chance of defeating President Obama in November.

The always outspoken U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh once again stressed the importance of getting President Obama out of office in an interview with Politico -- adding that a "boring" candidate like Mitt Romney will be better than a "sexy Messiah."

Walsh, a Tea Party-backed Republican who is in a vulnerable position come November, has repeatedly said defeating the president should be the top priority of Republicans in 2012, whether or not they like the GOP candidates.

"If the name Mitt Romney doesn't exactly get you all fired up, tough," Walsh told a group of supporters last week. "If Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum or Ron Paul ... if you don't think he's the great savior that's gonna deliver this America back to us ... tough! I can tell you, whoever my nominee is, if it's Mitt Romney, doesn't matter to me. I am gonna run through a wall to get that person elected."

Though he is not endorsing a GOP candidate, Walsh told Politico Monday that he believes Romney has the best shot against Obama.

"Americans, I think right now, probably want a boring fixer," Walsh said. "We elected a sexy Messiah three years ago and look what he's done. I'd rather have a boring guy who can fix things. I actually think he'll pretty quickly understand and do what needs to be done."

Facing falling poll numbers and a reported money shortage, Walsh in January said that his top priority was "removing Obama" from office, adding that he cared about that more than his own race in Illinois' 8th Distict.

Democrats Tammy Duckworth and Raja Krishnamoorthi face each other in Tuesday's Illinois primary to take on Walsh in the 8th.

"He’s going to have big problems," Krishnamoorthi told The Huffington Post of Walsh. "His actions ... his votes ... run totally contrary to the interest of middle class job creation. He’s going to have a very tough time winning in the 8th."

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