Romney Says he Won’t Run Again

My time has come and gone.

— Mitt Romney, in an interview on Fox News, insisting he’s not running for president again.

Romney’s Not Running … Maybe

I had the chance of running. I didn’t win. Someone else has a better chance than I do. And that’s what we believe, and that’s why I’m not running. And you know, circumstances can change, but I’m just not going to let my head go there.

— Mitt Romney, in an interview with Hugh Hewitt.

Romney Says Obama Worse Than He Expected

I was not a big fan of the president’s policies, as you know, either domestically or internationally, but the results of his mistakes and errors, in my opinion, have been more severe than even I would have predicted.

— Mitt Romney, saying that President Obama was doing “a good deal worse than even I expected,” Fox News reports.

Romney Supports Raising the Minimum Wage

I think we ought to raise it, because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay, and I think communicating that is important to us.

— Mitt Romney, quoted by the Washington Post, urging Republicans to increase the minimum wage.

From the Right, They All Look Alike

Remember during the last presidential campaign when Mitt Romney was reaching out for the Hispanic vote and the Republican National Committee jumped in to help out with a Latino-oriented website that featured a stock photo of Asians instead of Latinos? Well, it’s happened again. To Fox News. Figuring one sad Asian is as good as […]

Word of the Day

Rom-denfreude (noun) — The pleasure Mitt Romney loyalists are taking in the struggles of Chris Christie. The condition is prevalent, stemming from a range of perceived Christie slights towards Romney during the 2012 campaign, which several Romney loyalists ticked off quickly — and with still-evident bitterness.

— Ken Vogel, on Politico.

Romney Still Living a Rich Fantasy Life

I don’t know. I wish I could go back and turn back the clock and take another try.

— Mitt Romney, in an interview on Fox News, when asked if he felt he would have won the 2012 presidential election if President Obama had not lied about Americans being able to keep their health insurance.

Remind Me: Why Are We Still Quoting Ann Romney?

It’s too bad the election isn’t today.

— Ann Romney, quoted by USA Today.

Christie Criticized Romney’s Advisors, but Paid Them $46k Anyway

$46,000

Amount New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) re-election campaign paid a political consultancy firm run by Mitt Romney’s former top political strategists even though over the weekend Christie said no one should “give a darn” about their political advice, Yahoo News noted.

One Trader Lost Big Betting On Romney Near End of 2012 Campaign

$4 million to $7 million

Amount that a single trader lost in the final weeks of the 2012 election placing 1.2 million Intrade bets on Mitt Romney, according to a new academic paper examining presidential betting — perhaps to “make the Republican nominee’s chance of victory appear brighter,” the Wall Street Journal reports.