Romney: No decision on 2012 presidential run until after midterms

By Jordy Yager - 03/07/10 02:13 PM ET
Former Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.) said on Sunday that he would not be making a decision about running as the Republican candidate for president in 2012 until after the midterm elections this November.

“I don’t really have the pros and cons laid out yet,” said Romney on “Fox News Sunday,” adding that he would be closely consulting with his wife, Ann Romney, about the decision. 

“It’s something that we won’t have to decide until sometime after the November elections, but my guess is that after those elections are over and we see where the country is and we see the features in our own life that may affect a decision like that, we’ll sit down and make a decision.”

Asked earlier this week about whether she would support her husband putting his hat into the ring and making another presidential bid, as he did in 2008, Ann Romney said she wasn’t sure what the decision would be, but that she was ready for the challenge if they went down that road.

"We know exactly what it means, they’ll be no surprises and no expectations of what will it really be like, we know what it really means,” said Ann Romney on Fox’s “Your World.”

“I’m up to saying, go storm the castle, sweetie.”

While on Sunday the former governor, who just launched a nationwide tour promoting his book, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, did not set a date by when he’d make an announcement for a presidential bid, he continued to speak with the type of rhetoric typical of campaign speeches.

“I’m going to continue the battle to keep America strong,” he said. “And I’m very, very concerned that the foundations of America’s strength, our culture, our education, our energy dependence, our productivity as a nation, our military strength, all of those things are under attack and that Washington is taking us down a course of weakness.”

Romney has been no stranger to decrying President Barack Obama and his policies in the White House. Earlier this week he went after the president for blaming major insurance companies for problems within the American healthcare system.

“Gosh, how disappointing it was to see the president take on the health insurance companies, as if the reason that healthcare is expensive in America is because of the insurance companies,” Romney said in a speech at the National Press Club.

“I'm sure there are some insurance companies that deserve blame and we can find them out and point them out. But this is an issue that is broader than trying to punish some scapegoat.”


Comments (15)

"Romney: No decision on 2012 presidential run until after midterms, but I can make a decision much sooner — like right now: I don't want Romney as the presidential nominee for 2012.BY Phil T on 03/07/2010 at 14:37
Any one wanting to president with the mess this country is in, I would seriously question their sanity. You gotta be crazy to run.BY Michael R on 03/07/2010 at 14:44
The book sales not doing so well?BY SASQUATCH on 03/07/2010 at 15:22
Sorry, we need a real leader, someone who has successfully led. I like Romney, but his stint at as Governor is still causing the Bay State heartburn. Sarah Palin will be our next president, no doubt about it. She's the only true leader out there. Throw in Rick Perry for Veep, and you go an unstoppable force.BY Gary on 03/07/2010 at 17:58
Who cares about this pretty boy, he will lose to Obama anyway.BY FormerMormongal on 03/07/2010 at 18:45
If Mitt Romney still opposes amnesty pathways for illegal aliens, then he will again have my vote — and the vote of many citizens who oppose "path to citizenship" a/k/a mass amnesty.BY proud independent on 03/07/2010 at 19:15
Hey Gary yep you betcha Sarah Palin will certainly be our next President in 2012! And I fully agree Palin is theonly real GOP leader and only one in touch with reality and the American people. There is noway you can pay me to vote for Nitwit Mitt Romney the bighead loser andI also donot see Flip Flop Mittens Romney as any damnimprovement over Flip Flop Barack Hussein Obama aswell. I would add GOP Losers like Romney,and the BushCrime Family made me go register as an Independent after being a Republican for many years as well. ThirdParty anyone? I wish Sarah Palin would run as a 3d Party Independent Candidate for President in 2012!BY Ralph on 03/07/2010 at 20:18
He might not win, but I think his hair will.BY Archgirl on 03/07/2010 at 21:26
As a tea party activist, I used to like Sarah Palin but now will NEVER vote for as she has sold out and supports RINO "Keating 5" John McCain. Palin also supports amnesty for illegals that would cost taxpayers trillions — so no real conservative or independent should support her.BY tea party activist on 03/07/2010 at 22:01
"Gosh. (who says gosh?), how disappointing it was to see President Obama take on the health insurance companies, as if the reason that healthcare in America is so expensive is because of the insurance companies." Gosh darn President. He's got some nerve going after health insurance companies for increasing their premiums 39% for no good reason! Double gosh! Is Romney from another planet? He's so out of touch with reality, he reminds me of John McCain! Both filthy stinkin' rich. Both living in worlds of the wealthy elite. Both OUT OF TOUCH! Republicans seem to always go with jokes for candidates.BY always on 03/07/2010 at 22:23

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