Media Gets It Wrong: Mitt Romney Will Not Run For President In 2016

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Media reports stating that Mitt Romney was definitely running for president in 2016 were circulating, but those reports turned out to be completely inaccurate as Romney announced that he won’t be running.

According to Hugh Hewitt, Romney told his supporters, “After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee.”

Romney added, “I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is just getting started, may well emerge as being better able to defeat the Democrat nominee. In fact, I expect and hope that to be the case.”

The truth is that Jeb Bush had already hired many of Romney’s top advisers from his 2012 run. Romney’s money people were lining up behind Bush. Mitt Romney did want to run for president again, but the support wasn’t there.

The big story to come out of Romney’s decision is how many media outlets got it wrong. Both The Daily Beast and Bloomberg reported that Romney was definitely running. The Daily Beast took down their original story and replaced with a single paragraph about Romney not running, but the URL to the current story still states that Romney is running ( http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2015/01/30/mitt-romney-is-running-for-president.html ). Bloomberg also quickly changed their story.

It is a total back to the future moment as the Republican establishment appears to have selected Jeb Bush as their candidate, and the media is still rushing to get it first instead of getting right.

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18 Replies to “Media Gets It Wrong: Mitt Romney Will Not Run For President In 2016”

  1. I don’t think the media got anything wrong except Mitt’s commitment, to anything. The ultimate flip-flopper does what he does, stuck his finger in the air and saw the winds weren’t in his favor. Other than Queen Ann, no one wants him to run. He’s a loser, a liar and has no core value except the entitlement to be President because…umm, just because.

  2. Jeb Bush will never make it past the crazies. Rand Paul will have to decide if he wants to keep his Senate seat because he cant run for President and Senate. Christie, Walker, Perry might be getting fitted for orange jumpsuits. Carson, Hucklebee, Jindal are clowns who are only in it for the grift. So that leaves the last clown standing. The Cuban by way of Canada. Raphael Cruz

  3. The media got it completely wrong. If you had read the original stories, which have since been yanked, they were reporting that Romney is DEFINITELY running. Romney didn’t run. Hence, they got it wrong.

  4. He came to his senses. The writing was on the wall for all to see: NO MITT THIS TIME. YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE–YOU BLEW IT, GO HOME.

  5. And best of all, we’ll be spared snotty, arrogant, entitled Bad Lovey swanning around “her” White House wearing a tiara and allowing “you people” to only tour the domestic and janitorial areas of the White House.

  6. I think it’s a shame he’s not running. The debates would be a laugh riot. Can you imagine if he were to debate Hillary. The man has no common sense, he has no idea how to go up against a woman who won’t bow down to him. Stuttering disbelief.

  7. he’s been bought by the Bush Family to not to run so Jeb can “cruise” through the Primar……if he survives the clown show.

  8. Next month we shall hear he changed his mind again, and :…”will run, for real this time, ok?” –Mitt

  9. I agree with Thomas, the writing was on the wall…and it was not in his favor. I think he threw his name out there to see if it would stick but it didn’t. Too many important money kings were not impressed.

  10. If 2016 is between a second Clinton or a third Bush, it will be painfully obvious that the current two party system in America is our biggest problem. Big business always wins. American citizens always lose.

    Almost a majority of us are on public welfare programs like food stamps, section 8 housing, and SSI, because of low wages. Health insurance is unaffordable (mine is $450/month… contrast this to my $25/month car insurance from Insurance Panda… or my $12/month life insurance from Ant). Two thirds of young adults have student loans to which they cannot pay back due to lack of good jobs in the community.

    A vast swath of Americans are locked out of the housing market because homes are turned into luxury goods, not a place to stay in the community. Rent rates at apartments have gone through the roof in most metro areas nationwide. Food at grocery stores have gotten way to expensive. Gas prices are so high. Property taxes are making it impossible for everyone to live comfortab…

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