I have a prediction. I think that Mitt Romney is going to run for president again in 2016. At this point it seems like a stretch and maybe even a little absurd. But I definitely think that there is a good chance that The Mitt makes one more run. The main reason why I think Mitt will run again is because of how bad he wants to be president.
Winning the presidency is all that Mitt Romney wants to do. Mitt saw his father get close to the presidency and it’s always been his lifelong mission to do what his father couldn’t do – win the White House. If you look at all of the variables it starts to make sense.
Money – Mitt has money. The guys is worth a couple of hundred millions dollars and money is not a factor.
Work – The guy doesn’t want to work anymore. He worked hard for 30 years. Really hard. 6am to 7pm hard. He made his money and now he’s done with business. After the 2012 election Romney got plenty of job offers. Chairman of this board… CEO of that company… etc. And he didn’t take any of them. The guy is done with business and focused on politics.
Family – I remember reading news reports after the 2012 election that said most of Mitt Romney’s family was against him running for president again. And that only Mitt and maybe one of his sons wanted him to run in 2012. If this is true then family might be one of the reasons why Mitt doesn’t run again in 2016. Who wants to have their family go through the presidential election media circus and scrutiny? But who knows, maybe if they feel like Mitt can win his family will encourage him to run.
So given his deep desire for the presidency, how close he got in 2012, and the fractured state of the Republican Party, I think a Mitt Romney run could be a possibility. Can he win? I’m not sure. I would say the odds would definitely be against him. He would first have to secure the GOP nomination, which will be no easy task given how divided the Republicans are these days. And he’ll have to beat out potentially strong candidates like Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, and even the man of the hour himself, Ted Cruz. And then he’d have to beat the Democrat nominee which will probably be Hillary Clinton. Clinton is going to be tough to beat given how many female votes she’ll get. And if Obamacare is successful and the country likes its new subsidy then she’ll be even tougher to beat since it’s likely that over 50% of the country will want to keep their new healthy care subsidy. It will be an uphill battle for Mitt Romney to win the presidency in 2016. But I think there is a significant chance that Romney runs again.
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