November 9th, 2009
05:10 PM ET
5 years ago

Romney builds political capital while biding time on 2012 run

Boston, Massachusetts (CNN) - If you look at his travel schedule crisscrossing the country, you might think Mitt Romney was still running for office.

Since February, he has attended nine events for senatorial candidates, appeared at more than a dozen rallies or fundraisers for those running for governor this year or next, and spoken at almost two dozen meetings of Republican Party groups or conservative organizations. And he has finished a new book.

"This is a pivotal time in the history of our country," Romney said recently at his political action committee's office.

As the Republican Party searches for ways to rebound from its recent losses and leaders who can be turned to, Romney clearly is trying to position himself to be one of them.

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soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Hyde: Salem, OR

    Romney is the Republican with the best chance to unseat Obama. He has the economic credibility and the experience to lead. I think that people underestimate him.

    November 9, 2009 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  2. Here's my challenge to all presidential candidates

    Give me someone to vote for who will stop apologizing on my behalf as an American for everything that is wrong with the world.

    November 9, 2009 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
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