March 31st, 2009
01:16 PM ET
5 years ago

Romney talks 2012

(CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney - still among the most visible faces in the Republican Party - isn't ruling out another White House run in 2012.

"I love what Yogi Berra said - I can't get it exactly right, but it's something like this: 'I don't like forecasting, particularly if the future is involved,'" said Romney on CNN's American Morning.

Romney's continued fundraising prowess, active political action committee, and presence on the cable news circuit have led many political observers to speculate he is laying the groundwork for another presidential run.


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  1. Geez

    Go away "hyper" Mitt....spokeman for the fifthy rich. This nation needs you to lead it just like we need Bush to come back, Don't think so.

    March 31, 2009 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  2. Dennis

    This man did absolutely nothing for the state of Massachusetts. He deliberately avoided the state's responsibility to pay for the "Big Dig" construction project. Talk about putting the fox in charge of the hen house. His focus is strictly big business.

    March 31, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  3. Sammy

    He wasn't successful buying the presidency the last time around. I doubt it will work the next time either. He's too wishy-washy – he didn't appear to have any true convictions because he reversed his stance on the issues as soon as the campaign began.

    March 31, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  4. mike

    Drop it already. Tired of the nonsense!!

    March 31, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  5. Joe Fattal

    President Obama needs something real strong to somehow give him a chance in 2012. His economic stimulus isn't doing to good. His trip overseas will backfire on him, knowing that Michelle Obama going to give few speeches, he wont get the European support for his economic personal expectations. So, in 2012 anyone including Palin will have a chance.

    March 31, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  6. Babs

    I really hope he runs again. It's gonna be fun to watch Mitt in the Republican debates with Sarah Palin!!!

    March 31, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  7. Jinny Lee

    Romney talks but nothing credible comes out of his mouth.

    March 31, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  8. SC

    Didn't he have anything better to do? Don't waste your time & money, Romney. You are going to lose anyway. If you can't even beat McCain, I don't know how you would compete with Obama. Donate your money to somewhere for useful purposes.

    March 31, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  9. No More Incumbents

    He's a career politician. Let's get rid of him too.

    March 31, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  10. MaryanneAZ

    What a great idea! He'll lose in a landslide and throw more of HIS millions into the economy in the effort. A win-win for the American people!!! I say bring on any one of the starting lineup, it will be fun to watch them get whupped. Obama/Clinton 2012!!!!

    March 31, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  11. The Last Patriot

    At this rate, in 2012, after 4 years of Obamonomics, I think an above average mule will be able to defeat Obama. That is if our country is still standing.

    March 31, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  12. Enlightened Voter

    As a PROUD LIBERAL DEMOCRAT i'd love to see mitt/palin/jindal/rush in any order, any two of them to guarentee a second OBama term. Keep talking mitt, your doing great!

    March 31, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  13. Moderate Democrat

    @Shooky March 31st, 2009 1:56 pm ET

    You indicate the government is firing ceo's, you accurately add the reason, disguised as an adjective: of "BAILOUT" Companies. Face it, if you are being 'bailed out'...then obviously the ceo must be retarded. They FAILED.

    As a tax payer, I sure as heck hope we don't just give money to retarded ceo's that fail!

    Moral of the story: Don't fail, don't need to be bailed out, and you won't have to worry about your job. Pretty fair, don't you think?

    March 31, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  14. Conservatives are MORONS!!

    I truly believe that God is going to smile on America and NOT let a Republican be elected President for the next 16 years at least! We can do without The Republicans taking this country into the take even further for a long time!

    March 31, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  15. Mississippi Mike

    "I think Rommey doesn't get it. The repubs would not let a Mormom
    ascend the whitehouse throne. He is in the wrong party, of course
    I am not a fan of mormom crazy belief myself.
    Obama will beat him by a wide margin, so tell Rommey to bring it on."

    Not a very bright post. First off, many believe that had Huckabee not been in the mix, Romney would have beaten McCain. Second, the vast majority of Mormons are Republicans and Mormon Republicans have been influential for decades with the GOP. Finally, you say that the GOP isn't friendly to Mormons but you are the one insulting their beliefs, not Ann Coulter or Rush Limbaugh. Just another example of a liberal projecting their own hate onto someone else they hate.

    March 31, 2009 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  16. ted

    We need someone with a business man's mind and not someone like obama who is spending us into a whole we will never recover from.

    March 31, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  17. CSD

    He should spend the next few years studying geology, biology, carbon-dating and other magical mystical arts and realize the earth ain't 6000 years old – otherwise he is just another right-wing kook without a clue.

    March 31, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  18. Lynn

    If Romney is such an economic wizard, why isn't busy adding some numbers to the phantom Republican "budget? Where is that budget...it was promised by the middle of this week. Why isn't CNN all over this.

    Word has it that when they actually costed everything our their deficit was huge!!

    March 31, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  19. Voter

    Because the DNC chose so poorly this time, meet our next president.

    If they had any brains at all, they would have chosen Clinton.

    Next time out, an even more accomplished Clinton vs. this guy. Otherwise, get real used to Mr. Romney, folks. You'll be seeing a lot of him starting in 2012.

    PS: As I write this, Clinton's approval rating is HIGHER than Mr. O.

    March 31, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  20. talmag

    I knew it wouldn't take the unions long before they reared their heads and object. The unions are part of the problem with G.M. The other countries do not have unions and the ones here do not also and they are running a profitable business. Why is that do you think? They have priced themselves out of jobs and hurt the working people more than you realize. They were good when people were working for $2.00 an hour in sweat shops but along the way, they lost themselves. Their demands have helped cripple the job force. It costs too much to make a car or give work on a construction job when they demand 6 people to a job and four are actually working and the other two stand around. I have seen this over and over. Four could do the job perfectly but the union says we need six. Baloney. They have been given too much power and we are now seeing the result of this. They are not the only ones hurting the economy...the big ceo's who take large bonuses when the company is failing is another. I know there is a lot of blame to go around but we need to see that the unions are not willing to give up anything. Remember what the airlines went through?

    March 31, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
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