How Would Another Romney White House Run Play In New Hampshire?

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One year ago, Mitt Romney was asked if he'd consider another run at the presidency. He told The New York Times “Oh, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no," the paper reported.

But, what a difference a year makes.

Now, Mitt Romney has been telling a lot of people, recently in private meetings, that he might jump into the race for the White House in 2016.

Friday, on the aircraft carrier USS Midway in San Diego, before the Republican National Committee, Romney will give his first public comments since word of those private meetings surfaced.

So, how would another Romney run play in New Hampshire, the country's first primary state and a critical one for White House aspirants?


Ken Rudin, political analyst and host of Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie podcast. He tweets at @kenrudinjunkie.

James Pindell, reporter for The Boston Globe and analyst for WMUR. He tweets at @JamesPindell.


The New York Times: An Interview With Mitt Romney

  • "People are always gracious and say, ‘Oh, you should run again.’ I’m not running again. I will say this: It was a great experience. I loved it. It was just a fabulous thing to experience, and that’s the one thing in the film that I felt you can’t communicate — was just how honored you feel, what an extraordinary experience it is. But that being said, I loved it. But look, I want to make sure that we take the country in a different direction."

WBUR: Commentary: Why Romney Won’t Run For President In 2016

  • "With growing speculation about whether he will run again for president, Mitt Romney returned to Massachusetts Thursday to co-host a fundraiser for Charlie Baker, the GOP candidate for governor."

This article was originally published on January 15, 2015.

This segment aired on January 15, 2015.


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