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. BD

    I wouldn't vote for that guy in a million years (about as long as McCain thinks we should stay in Iraq).
    But I have to say, that was a pretty funny Top 10 list.

    April 17, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  2. angelarock

    I appreciate some good humor in this whole election. It sure hasn't been light hearted in the Dem quarter, did you catch the last debate? That was terrible, but this was funny. Go Mitt!

    April 17, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  3. Tolu

    Hardee har har...

    April 17, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  4. Sue

    I thought it was pretty funny. By the way cheryl, thanks! Go OBAMA

    April 17, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  5. edo

    STUPID

    April 17, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  6. Stacy Clarks, TX

    SOME of them were funny, most were not.....but back on track

    OBAMA 08!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 17, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  7. Steve

    Self-deprecating humor is the mark of a self-confident, mature man. Good for you, Mr. Romney!

    April 17, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  8. Colin

    Not a Mitt Romney fan, but that was funny enough to be a David Lettermen Top 10 list

    Obama 08

    April 17, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  9. Tanya K

    Nice to see some people can still have a sense of humor. We could all learn from that.

    April 17, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  10. sara

    ok that wasn't funny AT ALL

    April 17, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  11. Jon, West Chester PA

    That was pretty funny. Lighten up people! You haters are nuts, I bet you are miserable and sad all the time.

    April 17, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  12. Nanc, MN

    While I didn't care for Romney, I laughed at this list. Thanks Obama for making everyone so bitter there is no room left for humor in this world.

    April 17, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  13. TW Harris

    As usual, you miss the point. Those were not the real reasons you lost.

    April 17, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  14. James

    Hilarious stuff. Gotta love a guy who can joke about himself.

    I like Romney and think that he would compliment McCain.

    April 17, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  15. Val

    I think that's very funny!!! Good sense of humor Mitt!
    Especially #1.

    VOTE OBAMA

    April 17, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  16. Walt, Belton,TX

    How about the general populace trusts mormons about as much as muslims.

    April 17, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  17. RFP

    Wow, this is pretty funny. :)

    April 17, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  18. Independent

    Face it Mitt--- You "got your message " across, trouble was they ( the average voter) understood and didn`t like it.

    April 17, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  19. Jim

    Lighten up Democrats, Romney has a good sense of humor.

    April 17, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  20. Cynthia

    Who cares unless he is John McCain's running mate.

    April 17, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  21. Anthony Flint, MI

    Love the Osmond crack! Lifelong Democrat here, but I can appreciate anyone who can laugh at themselves...

    Here's to Mitt being a good public servant once again...

    April 17, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  22. Smith

    I am very BITTER about the fact that Hillary had 8 years

    in the PRIME of her life .. to effectuate

    health care reform and

    she DID NOT SUCEED then

    I will NOT give the job to her again NOW!

    April 17, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  23. Dave Chicago, IL

    A good politician can take a joke or two even if it's on him.

    April 17, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  24. Delaware

    The DNC might be facing the same thing they did in 1984 if they do not choose the candidate the people choose.

    April 17, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  25. Sharon Minnesota

    No appologies here. Re-read my statement and THINK!

    April 17, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
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