Mitt Romney May Be Considering a 2016 Run.

by Mike on March 9, 2014

in Election 2016,Politics

I can’t say this is an absolute, but I am going to do my best to avoid trying predicting the future on this site because it is impossible for human beings to predict how other human beings will exercise their free will.  It’s hard enough to make sense of what people are doing in the present.  So, let’s try to figure that out instead…

For the past few months, Sal and I have been discussing whether Mitt Romney is considering a second run at the White House in 2016.  He sure seems to be acting as if he is.  Just months after losing the election, he spoke at CPAC in 2013, something politicians do to either raise or maintain their profile.  Then, there was the Netflix documentary titled “Mitt” that came out a few months ago, a documentary Romney seemed to be promoting with his mere presence.  Now, the Washington Post is reporting that, at Romney’s invitation, some of his top aides are planning to gather for a ski weekend in Utah later this month.  I don’t know (and contrary to what they tell you, no one else does either) whether Mitt will run again, but he seems to be considering it.

I’m torn by the idea of another Romney run.  My displeasure with his repeatedly shifting political positions is well documented, and he is 1-2 when it comes to major general elections.  On the other hand, his business acumen is unquestioned and his tax plan accomplishes the dual objectives of making our tax code less corporatist and more growth oriented by lowering tax rates and ending the practice of picking winners and losers by closing loopholes.  It could also be argued that the best way to gain experience in any endeavor is to fail and learn from one’s mistakes.

At the moment, I certainly prefer many of the potential candidates to Romney.  But, if he wants to run, why not?  Campaigns have a way of highlighting a candidate’s strengths and weaknesses.  I doubt I’d vote for him, but he’s entitled to give it a shot, and he would have the money necessary to make his case.

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Vincent Creamer March 12, 2014 at 8:01 pm

I agree that i think Mitt Romney is considering a run. Now the same people that put Obama in the white house are having second thoughts. Mitt has some footing to consider a run. He has been humanized by his Documentary and they cant throw anything else at him. They did everything but destroy him in the media portraying him out to be a money hungry corporate raider that is would never work this time around. People now know that he was an honorable man that was demonized by the liberal media into being some type of monster. Mitt Romney would be remembered like Ronald Reagan and i believe Mitt with his connections in raising money could make a strong run. With whats happened with Chris Christie and Rand Paul i think that If Mitt came out tomorrow and said he would run again he would get the Republican nomination and he would have an excellent chance of winning the election this time around. He can run on being a successful businessman and family man. That is what he runs on plain and simple and that would be enough for the win. We have seen two terms of Obama and America is fed up!


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