Mitt Romney says: “I’m not running for president in 2016”



By Shaynah Ferreira 10-8-14
The debate that is continuously sparked in the political world is whether the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, will make another bid for the White House.  Romney confirmed in an interview with Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin, that he in fact will not be running for president in the next election.  “I’m not running, I’m not planning on running and I’ve got nothing new on that story,” Romney told Mark Halperin.

Romney, during the interview with Halperin, was asked about the possibility of a bid if the GOP doesn’t include former Florida Governor, Jeb Bush, or Republican Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie. Romney replied, “Well, I think Jeb is an excellent person, could be a terrific president,” Romney continue, “I think that about a lot of the people who are running on the Republican side or who I think will get in. My guess is you’re going to see 15 or so people on the stage at the first debate. I don’t know who they all are going to be at this stage.”

Romney, who was defeated by President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election, speaks with hope of the possibility for a strong republican candidate, but insists that individual will not be him. He said, “Among those people, we’re going to find someone who catches fire, who ignites the interest of the Republican base, and you’re going to see someone who can go on to become president.”