Jack Welch: 'Romney Is the Most Qualified Leader I've Ever Seen Run for President'

Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch on Monday said, "In my lifetime, Mitt Romney is the most qualified leader I've ever seen run for the Presidency of the United States."

Appearing on CNBC's Squawk Box, Welch included John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama in this analysis (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

After discussing Romney's Harvard degrees, Welch addressed the Republican presidential candidate's building of Bain Capital, how he saved the Olympics after 9/11, won the governorship of Massachusetts, and solved that state's budget problems.

"We haven't had anybody do all these things," said Welch. "You think Richard Nixon did that? Do you think Bill Clinton had those credentials?"

Welch continued, "Certainly Barack Obama didn't have those credentials. Two years in the Senate. I mean, come on."

(H/T NBer povertypimpin)

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