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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soundoff (95 Responses)
  1. Michelle

    I think it's highly unlikely he'll get the nomination. And I don't think he is a strong enough candidate to defeat Obama at this point.

    March 31, 2009 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  2. republicans hate america

    Mitt who?

    March 31, 2009 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  3. Doug

    Oh dear.

    March 31, 2009 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  4. AndyL

    Please save us before it's too late.

    March 31, 2009 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  5. Richard A. Spomer, Alexandria, VA

    President Elect Romney:

    Dude you will the man getting all my support and that of others which are in the same situations of life as I! You are a much better choice than Palin by far, on top of more experience in life.

    March 31, 2009 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  6. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    I'm not a Republican but Romney should have been McCain's running mate, he has the economic know how that McCain needed. Palin was nothing to McCain both a distraction and side show.

    March 31, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  7. Virginia BLUE Vet

    hmmm...what do I have to say about Romney...only one thing...

    Obama 2012

    March 31, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  8. kevin

    Beohner is a complete and utter idiot, Please would rethugican just stick your head in the sand for the next 8 years. If you come up with a proposal to fix the country then please by all just keep it to yourself, and wait until Obama is out of office. Then you may have a chance.

    March 31, 2009 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  9. Enlightened Voter

    Wow, how refreshing and what a change! Let's see how the rethugs spin this into their negative, hatred rant.

    March 31, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  10. rhoward

    Romney is too in love with himself not to run again.

    March 31, 2009 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  11. Enlightened Voter

    Mitt, I could never vote for you or any republican for obvious reasons but mainly because you guys are for the rich only, don't care about the middle class or environment, are the party of no including no solutions and besides you rethugs ruined our country.

    March 31, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  12. Got it.

    Like him or not, this guy knows his economics.

    March 31, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  13. Susan in NC

    NOT going to happen.........

    March 31, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  14. thank goodness

    you got my vote

    March 31, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  15. Baze

    Please, this guy is a phony

    March 31, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  16. JonDie

    Dear CNN,

    Thanks for getting the next election cycle started IMMEDIATELY after the last election cycle ended. We Americans love campaigns that never end.

    March 31, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  17. mtv

    LOL not ruling out a 2012 run?? Why he wants to lose again??????LOL

    March 31, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  18. Charlie in Maine

    I would not vote for this idiot for Dog Catcher. (no offense to dog catchers). But don't go by me I felt the same way about Bush and he got elected twice (well okay once if you don't count the supreme mistake in 2000).

    March 31, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  19. Splat!

    Mitt, you're no Yogi Berra!~

    March 31, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  20. Now this is great news!

    I hope he does. The country could certainly use him right now.

    Too bad too many Republicans couldn't get past there religious bias to see the wealth of experience he would have brought to the table.

    March 31, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  21. abe

    Here we go Again
    Romney will not go beyond GOP primary contest , no matter how much money he has to dominate television , but at the end he will lose it. He is arrogant,flip-flops, managerial ability, deep pockets , out of touch with the main street are all ingriedient for his downfall. Every one remember how he resorted negative campaign , distortion against John McCain. He spent $40 million dollars of his family fortune. Now even ,it is going to be very expensive to defeat President Obama who the American people trusted him and he is once a lifetime leader. You can not motivated the GOP base unless you Palin on your side and even that is not enough to get you anywhere.Even independents, consertive dems are moving away from you because of the radical views and Rush Linbough .Say anything to win votes like lost jobs will be coming back. Now Americans have people champion Mr Obama who is real and fresh air. I give you an advice not to waste your family fourtune, this time ,it might cost you $ I1 billion this time.

    March 31, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  22. Rob from Pa

    I don't know about Romney. Buit listen to Huckabee on his show once and a while. Boy did we ever ack the wrong horses last year.

    March 31, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  23. ConsiderThis, FL

    That's one way to reduce his net worth by another $40 million. He can't win. Period. He has no new ideas; only cut taxes for the rich and transfer wealth to the top 1% – a continuation of Bushy-Boy.

    March 31, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  24. Rick

    Man, I wish Romney was running the government during these times instead of the amateur community organizer.

    March 31, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  25. Gary

    Mitt is doing what he did during the campaine. Not answering any questions.

    March 31, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
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