GOP rep: Romney should have talked more about Solyndra

“I think the early exposure worked,” Stearns said, but then the issue was lost in the rest of the 2012 noise.

“The president somehow was able to sidestep [Solyndra], and Romney did not make it an issue,” Stearns said. “Just like Benghazi. Benghazi was a great issue for Romney, but he did not use it as well as I thought he could.”

Stearns wondered yesterday if perhaps Solyndra had a short shelf life as a political issue, that it was stale by Election Day.