Reflections at the Intersection of American History, Religion, Politics, and Academic Life
Friday, January 30, 2015
Mitt Romney Is Not Running for President in 2016
I am sorry to hear this. Romney would have made the GOP race so much more interesting. Mormons may have a second "moment" and there would be more space for conversations (and blog posts!) about religion and politics in America.
Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he will not run for president in 2016.
Hugh Hewitt posted text of the remarks Romney was to make on a conference call with donors discussing his 2016 plans on Friday.
"After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee," the prepared remarks say.