April 17th, 2008
03:10 PM ET
6 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. Mike

    Isnt there a compound in west Texas you need to be getting back to Mitt?

    April 17, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  2. hsmith

    I think it is interesting that Romney was the only former presidential candidate invited to speak – think the establishment and special interests are trying to push him into the VP slot?

    April 17, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  3. Marc, Tacoma Wash

    Get a life.

    Obama 08

    April 17, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  4. Jed in Texas

    You had a better chance Mitt as an Agnostic.

    April 17, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  5. Vet for McCain

    Maybe Obama could create a top ten list after he losses to McCain.

    April 17, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  6. Ron, TX

    I'm an Obama-man but that was pretty funny!

    April 17, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  7. cynthia

    Loved it.....Number 5 is alive....way to go Mitt.

    April 17, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  8. tim

    he's a funny guy!

    April 17, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  9. Marco

    He'd David Letterman now?

    April 17, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  10. Mike

    Who is this guy?

    April 17, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  11. julie

    The man has a good sense of humor, thats a GOOD thing but anyone supporting Obama has no humor just ,anger,resentment,and hate!

    April 17, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  12. Ken

    The funnest part is that he is not in the race.

    April 17, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  13. Twaid

    Why do politicians wait till they're not running to be funny?

    April 17, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  14. Tim, Atlanta GA

    I wonder in what category he could win the Nobel prize? I.... really can't think of anything.

    April 17, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  15. Brian from Iowa

    Haha ... that's awesome. You have to hand it to Mitt - he has a wonderful sense of humour.

    April 17, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  16. Anon

    Haha, pretty funny. Who'd have thought the mannequin had it in him?

    April 17, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  17. Shawna

    very funny, I think he should have stayed in the race

    April 17, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  18. Doug Campbell

    Funny, Mitt. Nice work. I hear Letterman needs writers. Looking for a gig?

    April 17, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  19. Karen

    Nice sense of humor. Very funny.

    April 17, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  20. Conservatives will eat the Liberals!

    Mitt will rise from the grave and stomp down the liberals like Godzilla on a meth binge in 2012! Go Mitt!

    April 17, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  21. Tootie

    ROMNEY & McCAIN 08

    SURE WINNERS

    April 17, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  22. Disgusted

    Mormon trash. I'm glad he dropped out, we don't need something as vile as a Mormon in the White House.

    April 17, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  23. Mike

    Very rare quality that someone is able to laugh at themselves...

    April 17, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  24. ljmoon

    Romney,
    the joke is on you, as a politician!
    not even with all your money could you garner enough votes to be taken seriously....you could only wish you would get a Nobel peace prize...(READ: it can't be bought)

    April 17, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  25. Bill, LA

    If I weren't so bitter, I'd laugh. Wait, I don't live in small town America. So I do and can laugh.

    Mitt's sense of humor is pleasantly surprising.

    April 17, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
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