(CNN) – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has resigned his role on the Marriott board of directors, another incremental step ahead his almost-certain second bid for the White House.
First reported by the Boston Globe, Romney relinquished his advisory role to the major hotel chain after serving in it for two years. He had also served on the same board for 10 years before he ran for governor in 2002.
“He felt he no longer has the time to devote to the position,” spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom said.
News of Romney’s resignation comes as the former governor is engaged in a week-long trip in the Middle East, during which he is scheduled to meet with several leaders in the region as well as Gen. David Petraeus.
Romney looks like the best hope for republicans in 2012, but he won't pass the culture test of South Carolina. I don't care who republicans run in 2012. None of them can beat the President!
Seriously. This guy would bring a level of sanity to the office unlike we've seen since Regan! A well grounded family man with a proven business sense and keen understanding of economics and the economy. I think he would provide a calming effect the nation so desprately needs. But we like drama and rolling the dice, so a more "exciting" horse will probably be chosen. What a waste of talented leadership.
Mittens has already been chosen by the Koch brothers and other republican billionaires as the republican presidential candidate in 2012, so the other 30 are just wasting their time. Mitsy has sold at least one of his multi million dollar homes, so he has a good handle on how many he owns. He has met with the corrupt Karzai, and got a $750 haircut. It will be interesting to listen to him debate against his health reform plan.
Please run!!!! You would make an amazing President. I loved your book. Please run.
Funny !! Politicians, mostly successful businessmen, will spend millions to become "public servants". Pardon me - does this make any sense ????-- unless what they really want is power, or have a personal agenda and access to the REAL $$$$. Quit insulting my intelligence.
Too bad cannot be elected for the highest office on the land because has shown so many times that his ambition is to grab power have no conviction, formed opinion or original idea to become a leader of the free world. Too much pretending and pandering…last time he run his investment dollar for vote was the worst among his party primary candidates. If he had asked my advice, I would have told him to keep Marriott and his multimillion dollar vacations houses.
We do not need another billionaire to mis-lead us. His dad was a failure when he was Michigan's governor and I cannot expect much from the son.... by the by, when his mmother ran for governor in Michigan she was soundly defeated.
Mitt, make sure and pick Sarah for a running mate. That worked out great for McCain.
Romney is not fooling anyone except himself, this guy cannot consider himself a player if he cannot at least conceal his intentions for the white house race. Why romney will not win the presidency or even the gop nomination is not because of
his flip floping positions as a former governor, but because he is easily predictable just like an open book, he will look more
like an opportunist instead of a leader. Such guys no matter how much loaded he is won't make it far enough. Just wait and
I still wont stay at the Marriott ! In todays world , what you buy and where you stay are a powerful vote !
This is the guy McCain should have picked as his running mate. I'm no Republican but logically he's more than worth real consideration, that is if Obama doesn't run.