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. Truth Bomb Thrower

    GO ROMNEY!! If the republicans would have been smart enough to see through McCain sooner, you would be our president right now and we would not be stuck with B.O.

    March 31, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  2. Kurt C.

    This guy is very smart. About 1000 times smarter than Obama. He's run companies and he's run successful Olympics. Obama's previous experience? "I ran my own campaign!"

    And we see what the woeful lack of experience has done to us with Obama. He's more incompetent than Carter.

    March 31, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  3. Brian

    Its too bad his abortion positions cost him conservative support. It would be nice to have someone with big business experience and a former Governor running the country right now.

    I am not sure what will strap the country harder, longer. The overspending on the so called stimulus or the social programs and agenda being crammed through in the budget which will cost trillions that we can not raise with tweeking tax credits.

    We will be paying this bill racked up in the last 60 days for 30 years.

    March 31, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  4. EBC, Boyds MD

    Romney must want ANOTHER BUTT WHIPPING again! It would appear Mitt didn't get the message the FIRST time he lost.

    As a matter of fact the Mitt didn't even make it out of the gate during his first run at the Presidency.

    I hope he's sold his TWO mansions because he's going to NEED the cash flow, ALL his millions is NO match for the DNC.

    This is just another FACT that Mitt Romney ISN'T the sharpest knife in the drawer!! The guy is a fool if he thinks he's a "viable" candidate for President in 2012!!

    March 31, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  5. Typical White Person

    2012 can't come soon enough...

    March 31, 2009 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  6. Moderate Democrat

    Mitt Romney: The guy who wants people like him, and nobody else, to do well in america. So, if you are rich beyond all your needs and wants, and desire to disenfranchise the rest of the country, vote for Romney.

    March 31, 2009 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  7. Independent chicago man age 25

    AGAIN!!!! NOOOOOO, he's so annoying, I could not take another election cycle with this man. I'd rather have the huck or pawlenty, or even dare I say Palin! at least they would make it fresh and interesting.

    March 31, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  8. Get Well Soon GOP

    Good, now at least we know who we will be beating the daylights out of. This GOP Clown is for Gay Marrage and Abortion. He will be crushed by Rush before he gets out of the gate.

    March 31, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  9. arithmetic is liberal

    There were too many anti-Mormon bigots to elect you in the 2008 Republican primary.

    The Republican Party is moving further toward the extremes every day, to a place where less and less people will be accepted into the fold by the Party base.

    Save your money.

    March 31, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  10. Dave

    They liked you less than McCain, Mitt, and McCain got whupped.

    But you go ahead and run. Anything to help Obama get a second term...

    March 31, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  11. Crystal Clear

    I CANNOT go back to voting for the GOP....look at the mess they got us in!

    March 31, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  12. Mack

    Ya think? Wow, Romney might as well walk around with a sandwich board that says "still running for president". I don't think he ever stopped. That would be the story with Mittens.

    March 31, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  13. Scott

    Give it up. The Republicans need a fresh face to run in 2012. I was thinking someone with little or no experience, like our current president..................but that only works for the Democrats.

    March 31, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  14. In Houston, TX

    Isn't this the guy who said "Maybe we can't." Maybe we can't make it. Maybe we can't recover the economy. Maybe we can't....
    Maybe we can't vote for you in 2012.

    March 31, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  15. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Mitt Romney has Wall St written across his forehead. He will never win the presidency.

    March 31, 2009 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  16. Pepou

    New blood please. Not the same old recycle packages, particularly this one !

    March 31, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  17. E.J. in Tacoma

    Although I'm not a Republican I think Mitt Romney is one of their best assets right now. He has integrity and good morals he would make a decent Republican candidate again. It's too bad people have their noses so high in the air they can't just except him being of the LDS faith. He is of a good faith one that is well respected worldwide and very industrious!
    He would be a far better contender than Palin, Jindal, Steele or heaven forbid the likes of a Limbaugh! Romney should be a Democrat like his fellow LDS Democratic house majority leader Harry Reid!
    Good luck Mr. Romney
    E.J. in Tacoma

    March 31, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  18. Enlightened Voter

    You, nor any rethuglican will never have my vote as long as you guys continue to be the party of 'no', liars, non caring, non compassionate, negative, antienvironment, racists, war mongers, right wing fanatics that you are.

    March 31, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  19. Simmy

    Who besides his base is listening?

    March 31, 2009 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  20. Val in MA

    I truly hope he runs. I think Gov. Romney is who WE, THE PEOPLE, need to fix our economic problems. Obama has NO CLUE when it comes to solving the economy – he has never run a business in his entire life. Obama was a community organizer and voting present in the IL legislature when Romney was turning businesses around.

    Go Gov. Romney!

    March 31, 2009 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  21. yuri

    The mighty and mirthful Mitt is musin' aloud for a 2012 rerun. Our personal mullings mention many possibilities, but Palin must move out or meekly lend support to stronger and smarter set of GOP candidates. That should give BHO enough ammo to work for a 2nd term.

    March 31, 2009 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  22. Happy Camper

    This guy is the worst. He's king flip-flop. He best not waste anymore of his money, because the internet has all sorts of double stances of the issues with this guy on both sides.

    March 31, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  23. Shooky

    PLEASE DO!

    We need somebody that has experience running something besides his mouth. With Obama's ZERO business experience, we have him firing CEO's. Now with the Pay for Performance Act of 2009 , the government will set the pay for ALL employees (not just management) of bailout companies! What is happening to our country?! We need Romney NOW!

    March 31, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  24. Kimberly in Arizona

    when this guy said his boys were not off fighting in the war because it was MORE patriotic to be working on his campaign, I think the country seen what a LOON and sociopath this guy is. He needs to keep his mouth shut, NO ONE CARES! They didnt care when he was running before and they care even less now...

    March 31, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  25. CAL

    fund raising prowess? all he has to do is sell two of those millions of dollars home he has and he should be set. I don't trust this guy, he is very shifty.

    March 31, 2009 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
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