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. wha..?

    This list is clearly in the flavour of David Letterman and I think it's great that he has the guts to laugh at himself. I wonder what people would think if he wasn't a Mormon. As for people who are lamenting the "wasting" of precious news space on this website, if there's room enough for your blog, then there's room enough for this, just ask Al Gore, he invented the dang thing.

    April 17, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  2. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    We could use politicians like Mitt who don't believe that America should have up to 30% of potential taxpayers–and all politicians on the governments teat.

    April 17, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  3. Chief lagosboy, NJ

    # 11 Because you are a loser and a moron!

    Our President Obama 08' & 12'

    April 17, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  4. Brandon

    Mitt Romney trying to be hip/funny= FAIL

    April 17, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  5. Tyson

    You still have my vote Mitt in 2012, and definitely this year if McCain has any brains and asks you to be his running mate. You the man Mitt! It's time for some IQ and some Economics Acumen in the White House!!!

    April 17, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  6. Amy

    How many of the "benchmarks" has the Iraqi government met so far? And what's the hold up?

    April 17, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  7. Andy J, NY

    I'll say it, yet again: Romney is an alright dude. I like him.

    April 17, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  8. JMP

    I like Mitt's attitude!

    April 17, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  9. lucas

    Those were pretty good. He's actually more likable since he dropped out–maybe cause he relaxed a bit more.

    April 17, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  10. solo

    Hes awesome and hed be a great leader unlike the current racist punk from chicago.

    April 17, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  11. just a thought

    Hillary did so good last night and CNN hasn't reported good things about her so how much is obama sending for you not to report his negatives. His campaign has been as negative as Clinton but yet you don't report that......

    April 17, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  12. bill stevens

    what a dick...it's okay not to like al gore, but when someone wins a nobel prize...you don't take a slap at that accomplishment and that institution dick brain!

    April 17, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  13. Marc, Tacoma Wash

    Cheryl, finally you got something right. You won't win and Hillary did say "Yes, Yes, Yes!" Come over to our side Cheryl if you want real change.

    April 17, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  14. Alex H

    funny, he hit the bullseye with number 4 :D
    Ian April 17th, 2008 11:12 am ET

    Number 11 – Because I'm a crazy mormon
    ————————————————————

    And people say there's no antipathy?

    I rest my case!

    April 17, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  15. Veterans for Obama

    Why is he still talking?

    April 17, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  16. Anonymous

    MSNBC closed their comment section on this article.

    April 17, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  17. Bradley

    I'm not a fan of Mitt's politics, but I have to give him credit–it's good that he has a sense of humor about the whole thing.

    April 17, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  18. Nikki

    Pretty funny Mitt!

    April 17, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  19. david

    At least a good sense of humor.

    HILLARY 08

    April 17, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  20. Ephy

    Hi Mitt.:
    well, you're lying in here.
    Th truth is, you could not figure out where you were bound for, and yes no ROAD that could get you there.

    April 17, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  21. Steve, Madison WI

    I think it is funny & i'm voting for Obama. Lighten up everyone!

    April 17, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  22. Midge from Ohio

    Way to go Romney! Isn't it ironic that hoardes of people vote for someone who sits in church and listens to the likes of Rev. Wright, but they don't want to vote for a moral, good family man, intelligent man like Romney.

    April 17, 2008 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  23. ds

    That was funny. If the LDS keeps growing at its current rate, he should be a viable candidate within a few years.

    April 17, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  24. Nancy

    Too funny.

    April 17, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  25. jaci in oregon

    looks like old mittens is gearing up for 2012!!! seeing the success of obama and going for the youth vote. sorry mittens, we dont want you now or ever!!!

    that said, #4 and #10 are funny!

    April 17, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
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