“I don’t think there’s any way on the face of the Earth Mitt Romney wins the presidential,” Pelosi said dismissively during an interview with a group of reporters in her Capitol Hill office.

“I believe that they chose [Rep. Paul] Ryan because they knew they were not going to win. Has anybody ever thought Mitt Romney would be president of the United States? Come on,” she said later with a chuckle. …

“He wanted to be president of the United States, but he’s never had any call to service, any aspirations. He just wanted to be president,” the House Democratic leader said.