US President thinks voters `stupid`: Mississippi Guv

Haley Barbour says 2012 is absolutely crucial to elect a new US President.

Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 11:58 AM IST

Des Moines: Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour has said that the year 2012 is absolutely crucial to elect a new President of the United States, as he believes that incumbent Barack Obama thinks most Americans are "too stupid" to know what`s good for them.

Addressing a conservative principles event here, which was sponsored by Iowa Representative Steve King, Barbour’s speech focused on ways to restore a faltering US economy.

He said that the policies of the Obama administration were bad for the economy and bad for job creation.

"Government itself has no money except for what it takes from the taxpayers," Politico quoted him, as saying.

“Americans don’t need a government in Washington that thinks that we’re too stupid to take care of ourselves, that we’re not up to it, that we need somebody in Washington to tell us what kind of health insurance policy we should have," he added.

He also accused the media of glorifying Obama`s feint toward the centre, and said the administration is "populated by people who have unlimited faith in limitless government”.