April 17th, 2008
03:10 PM ET
7 years ago

Romney: I could have won, with a few more Osmonds

CNN

Watch Mitt Romney tell the top ten reason’s he dropped out of the race.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - At Wednesday night’s Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C., former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave his “Top 10 Reasons for Dropping Out of the Race":

10. There weren't as many Osmonds as I thought.
9. I got tired of corkscrew landings under sniper fire.
8. As a lifelong hunter, I didn't want to miss the start of the varmint season.
7. There wasn’t room for two Christian leaders.
6. I was upset that no one had bothered to search my passport files.
5. I needed an excuse to get fat, grow a beard and win the Nobel prize.
4. I took a bad fall at a campaign rally and broke my hair.
3. I wanted to finally take off that dark suit and tie, and kick back in a light-colored suit and tie.
2. Once my wife Ann realized I couldn't win, my fundraising dried up.
1. There was a miscalculation in our theory: "As Utah goes, so goes the nation.”


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soundoff (299 Responses)
  1. Dave

    Mitt, if you'd had these writers during your campaign, you might still be running. Well, that and not shifting your position so often you left everyone's head spinning. And you had not been pandering to groups you had ignored before.

    April 17, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  2. J.Crobuzon

    Auntie Coosa, I call you bums the 'publicans. After all, it's only two letters.

    April 17, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  3. Daniel

    Mormans are not Christian and as long as he says hes Christian i wouldnt vote for him.

    April 17, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  4. mitch from ark.

    very funny,i'm glad he's not running for president,anymore,though

    April 17, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  5. Sam I Am

    Just a few thoughts...

    1. I don't get it...
    2. BO, that's funny; B. O.
    3. Why does anyone care about what another person believes, as long as those beliefs do no harm?

    That is all...

    April 17, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  6. Craig Nazor

    Fat or thin, bearded or not, I challenge Romney to try and win a Nobel prize. That was a cheap shot at a good man, and I don't think anyone will be laughing about a comment like that in ten years. Cheap shots only work when they are aimed back at the shooter. Could this be one reason why Romney is not the Republican candidate today?

    April 17, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  7. Real Mature

    Wow, all of your comments are so MATURE AND INTELLECTIAL...NOT. You people have nothing better to do with your lives than bash others...pathetic. Why don't you all grow a beard and win a Nobel...LOSERS!

    April 17, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  8. Greg

    Funny how Mormons try and hide the fact they are Mormon by calling themselves "Chrsitians". Nothing could be further from the truth. You either buy into the Church of Joseph Smith of Modern Day Pedophiles or you don't. Joseph Smith was a con man and false prophet... end of stopry. If you believe her was a prophet of God, then you would be a Mormon. If you denounce Smith as a false prophet, then you would be considered a Christian. Pick one...

    April 17, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  9. CHERYL FOR HILLARY

    MORMONS ARE NICE ALRIGHT

    THEY ARE LIKE WHITE WASH TOMBS. LOOOKS NICE ON THE OUTSIDE BUT FULL OF DEAD MEN BONES.

    MY TWO CENTS

    GO HILLARY

    April 17, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  10. Mary

    I just have to say that I am a Mormon and we have a deep and abiding faith In Jesus Christ, whom we worship as our Savior and Redeemer. Everything that we ever do in our church is in His name and we really try to follow Christ's example and be good to everyone. We are the first to help when a disaster hits-we send food, money and people to help. How does that make us non-Christian or a cult? Check out your facts...not just the rumors that are being falsely spread around about us.

    April 17, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  11. fab

    Hang in there HILLARY OBAMAS group will be tearing each other apart shortly.Such hatred """"" mitt""""" was the man

    April 17, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  12. Amal Salem

    I felt insulted listening to such debate. It is an insult for all American, shame on ABC for focusing on trash of who said what and not addressing the major issues. Amal

    April 17, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  13. go hillary

    Greg fro WI – Mormons wear temple garments – i.e., sacred underwear!

    April 17, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  14. Steven

    HILLARY OR MCCAIN FOR PRESIDENT. PERIOD.

    SAY NO TO OBAMA....HE IS NOT ELECTABLE.

    PUERTO RICO FOR HILLARY!!!!

    April 17, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  15. Ralph

    What's the difference between the mormon cult and the xtian cult? Both believe in an invisible sky fairy that looks into our day to day affairs, right? The rest is just details. Just because the xtian cult has more members and has been around longer doesn't make it's myths any more real.

    April 17, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  16. Matt, Cleveland OH

    I'm still hoping for McCain-Romney!

    Lesser of three evils '08!

    April 17, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  17. Jim Norris

    Very Funny.....very pithy!!!! I stand amazed at the hard hearted comments. You anti-religion folks are really quite a piece of work when it comes to insanity. The guy has good, sound business expereince and heaven frobid the American President have a long stable, happy marriage and family to backup his work.....

    April 17, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  18. Casual Observer

    Hey Disgusted. "Vile as a Morman"? Do you know any? Ever spent any time talking to one? It is self-righteous people like you, who judge without any knowledge of what they are talking about, that are ruining the world.

    Why not try being a little understanding and open minded?

    April 17, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  19. Georgia

    Why are the Obama supporters so bitter?

    April 17, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  20. Pete

    Wow, no wonder current politics is a complete failure, people are so mean spirited and quick to judge. Tolerance really doesn't seem to apply to anyone any more.
    I also think it's funny how many fellow democrats think Mitt wasn't a viable/important candidate because he bowed out, news flash, having two candidates this far in isn't helping us.

    April 17, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  21. we wanh hillary, not mccain...screw him.

    First of all, Shame on Romney for not supporting Hillary.

    Hillary and Nader 2008.

    Don;t get it twitsted.

    April 17, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  22. kevin

    Mit is interesting. He decided to step down because of partisan pressure and now is able to joke about it. That is just down right cool.

    April 17, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  23. we wanh hillary, not mccain...screw him.

    Romney was never down with Hillary in the first place, that's why he's doing a top ten list... if he wouldve supported Hillary, then maybe he'd be electable.

    HILLARY / NADER

    CNN please post

    April 17, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  24. vivian tolson

    we almost nominated a morman to be on the presidential ticket, mitt romney. the case you are now watching in states where these cults are is a problem that has been in this country since i was a child in the 1930's. the MORMON CHURCH WAS BASICALLY A POLIGIMIST CULT BACK THEN AND THEN THE LAW CHANGED, NOT ALLOWING MULTIPLE MARRIAGES AT THE SAME TIME IN THIS COUNTRY. THERE WAS A BREAKOUT FROM THE BASIC MORMON CHURCH AT THAT TIME. BLACKS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO BELONG BECAUSE THE MORMONS DID NOT WANT TO MIX THE RACES. IT WAS A PURE WHITE CHURCH OF ABUSERS OF SEX AND STILL IS. THE INNER TEMPLE WHERE ONLY THE TRUE MEMBERS CAN GO, STILL EXISTS AND THAT IS WHERE MARRIAGES WERE SEALED WITH SEX. IF YOU ARE A NON=MORMON, YOU WERE NOT ALLOWED TO KNOW THESE EVENTS OR FACTS.

    ROMNEY IS OLD ENOUGH THAT IF HIS PARENTS WERE MORMONS THEY WERE A PART OF ORIGINAL CULT.

    April 17, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
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