TAMPA, Fla. — Ed Conard, a former colleague of Mitt Romney’s at Bain Capital, says Romney confidante Bill White would excel as a White House conduit to Congress in a Romney administration.
White, who has been dubbed “Romney’s most trusted adviser,” has worked closely with Romney dating back to the formation of Bain Capital in the 1980s.
“I think Mitt has a lot of confidence in him,” Conard told The Daily Caller.
“Bob is a real — he’s a real people person. I mean, he knows how to make you feel good and include you and disagree with you in a way that’s not going to make you feel bad. … He’s off the charts skillful at that.”
“So I would assume he would have a role, something like that,” Conard continued.
“You know, if was like a, just a guy who could go and work the Hill. I mean, he doesn’t have that kind of experience. So that’s the kind of person, that’s the kind of thing he would really excel at.”
Conard, who is a major donor to Romney’s election effort, said he encountered White during the convention and he seemed to be happy with how the convention was proceeding.
“He seemed in really good spirits,” Conard said. “He was feeling good about it.”
Conard is the author of the controversial new book, “Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About the Economy is Wrong.” He recently sat down with TheDC to discuss it, as well as to defend Romney from the attacks on his record at head of Bain Capital.