Mitt Romney failed to impress actress Jane Lynch, who plays coach Sue Sylvester on the Fox musical-comedy Glee.

According to, Lynch met Romney in Daytona Beach, Florida on Sunday at an event leading up to the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race.

“It was like small talk, but he didn't really hear a word I said,” she said. “It affirmed for me that the guy does not know how to relate to people.”

The openly gay Lynch has previously criticized President Barack Obama's leadership, in particular as it relates to gay rights.

In 2010, she accused the president of moving too slow on repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell.”

“I think it should be abolished,” Lynch told iReport blogger Chris Morrow. “And it doesn't look like Obama, our fella, is going to do that right away. He's taking his time.”

The Emmy winner is now defending Obama's record.

“He's one of those people who moves slowly, so at first I was like come on, get a move on,” she told “But he's done great things – rescued the car industry, killed Osama bin Laden – and the right doesn't want to give him any credit for it.”

She added that she believes Obama will win a second term because the GOP is “a party that's having a huge identity crisis.”

(Related: Jane Lynch believes President Obama supports gay marriage.)