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Mitt Romney Hits Campaign Trail As Talk Of 2016 Presidential Run Heats Up

Mitt Romney Hits Campaign Trail As Talk Of 2016 Presidential Run Heats Up

Mitt Romney is hitting the campaign trail again, and though he’ll actually be stumping for an Arkansas gubernatorial candidate, there is growing chatter that Mitt might once again make a run at the White House.

Romney announced this week that he and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be traveling to Arkansas to lend a hand to Republican candidate Asa Hutchinson. Romney and Christie will be coming for separate fundraisers, with Romney due on August 20 and the New Jersey Governor one week later.

The role is familiar for Romney of late. After his defeat in 2012 to President Obama, the former Massachusetts governor has taken a behind-the-scenes role in the GOP, using his vast fundraising network to help candidates.

Romney has been very successful in the role, with every primary candidate supported winning. Republican insiders are now referring to Mitt as something of a kingmaker.

It’s a title that makes Mitt uncomfortable.

“I’m far from a kingmaker,” he told NBC’s Meet the Press back in June. “I’m just one of those that wants to keep the conversation going and fighting for things I think will make a difference for my 22 grandkids…I’m not running.”

But despite his denials, Mitt Romney has remained an intriguing dark horse candidate for the 2016 presidential race. Mitt has seen his popularity rise since his 2012 defeat, while also raising his credentials. His statement during the 2012 race that he saw Russia as the No. 1 threat to the United States — an idea that was ridiculed at the time — now appears prescient as a majority of Americans now agree with his assessment.

Mitt Romney has also done well in early assessments of the 2016 presidential race. Early polls found him with a commanding lead in the pivotal state of New Hampshire, and an online “Draft Mitt” petition has close to 60,000 signatures.

Mitt has also maintained a strong political presence, criticizing both President Obama and Hillary Clinton on Russia and Ukraine. This has led many to believe Romney is at least keeping his options open.

But if Mitt Romney is going to run for president in 2016, he isn’t letting on. Mitt has stated several times that he is not running and has no interest in it.

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120 Responses to “Mitt Romney Hits Campaign Trail As Talk Of 2016 Presidential Run Heats Up”

  1. Cheryl Tarry

    I sure hope he runs, it is getting worse everyday and I dont think Obama cares at all.

  2. Anonymous

    I hope he does run, but this time the people need to get behind him, especially the conservative party.
    no more split in the party. Stand together, he is the right man for the job!!!

  3. Anonymous

    Romney '16, I pray my country will be smart enough this time

  4. Sean Ward

    He'd have to be a different Mitt Romney running with a different party to win. He'd do better if he ran independent.

  5. Anonymous

    Will he run away again this time? When he said he wasnt interested in the office in the first place but still ran deceiving many people. No I cant vote for this guy again he deceived me so why waste my vote on someone who really doesnt want the job.

  6. Anonymous

    RippedMoney rides again … into Comedy Central. The angel Moroni thanks you. The Dems thank you.

  7. Yolanda Velez

    this time he'll hide his money under his mattress

  8. Abbriano Margherita

    Great !! Americans please vote for hime this time. If he would have been elected things would be so bad. Of course, there are no guarantees in life, but he would have been much better than what we have now. !!!

  9. Bob Mohler

    He got his behind Smoked by the 47%. Mitt Romney couldn't run for Head Dumpster Cleaner because Nobody wants this piece of Garbage. A Loser…!

  10. Sue Tomlinson

    We didn't like you the first time Mitt. What makes you think its going to change? He's a rich man who is used to getting his own way. He just can't believe he lost! whine….

  11. Linda Rogers DeLarso

    I cant really say the best man won , either! :(

  12. Geronimo Smith

    Well, this will be ANOTHER LOSS for the republican party then.

  13. Dave King

    Social Conservatives have had enough of being used by Fox News to run these worthless "Roves RINOS". The people never did want Romney and Fox pushed and pushed and pushed. I am sure he is a fine man but he could not excite a pregnant feral cat with an electric cattle prod. The GOP elite don't one to mess around with social issues and simply want someone whose only concern is the rich mans wallet. Well, Enough of that. And the loon left media keeps giving the GOP advice that we need to move left. Yeah, Right. Riddle me this Sherlock, How do we get left of RINO McCain and RINO Romney? We want a real conservative ticket. Huckabee, Carson, Santorum, West, Gowdy, Cruz, Palin, etc. We don't care what the loon left media or GLADIMCONFUSEDNAMBLALGBT M O U S E thinks about it. If not, Half of us will stay home (AGAIN) and the other half will actually vote for the old prune faced lesbian that the Dems will run. Because that way we can support a non RINO candidate in 4 years versus 8. And hey, If the only difference between the GOP candidate and Hillary is Bill Gates tax bracket, they who gives a fig?

  14. Dave King

    Social Conservatives have had enough of being used by Fox News to run these worthless "Roves RINOS". The people never did want Romney and Fox pushed and pushed and pushed. I am sure he is a fine man but he could not excite a pregnant feral cat with an electric cattle prod. The GOP elite don't one to mess around with social issues and simply want someone whose only concern is the rich mans wallet. Well, Enough of that. And the loon left media keeps giving the GOP advice that we need to move left. Yeah, Right. Riddle me this Sherlock, How do we get left of RINO McCain and RINO Romney? We want a real conservative ticket. Huckabee, Carson, Santorum, West, Gowdy, Cruz, Palin, etc. We don't care what the loon left media or GLADIMCONFUSEDNAMBLALGBT M O U S E thinks about it. If not, Half of us will stay home (AGAIN) and the other half will actually vote for the old prune faced lesbian that the Dems will run. Because that way we can support a non RINO candidate in 4 years versus 8. And hey, If the only difference between the GOP candidate and Hillary is Bill Gates tax bracket, they who gives a fig?

  15. Dave King

    Sorry Charlie. We are sick of being used to support RINOS. No more Rove's RINOS and no more Romney. The people never did want him and we don't want him now.

  16. Dave King

    Sorry Charlie. We are sick of being used to support RINOS. No more Rove's RINOS and no more Romney. The people never did want him and we don't want him now.

  17. Art Carney

    he would be a much better president that Obama, but his time has come and gone. Something i wish he was Gone!

  18. Art Carney

    he would be a much better president that Obama, but his time has come and gone. Something i wish he was Gone!

  19. Patrick Lane

    No way America is going to vote another white man into office so quickly. To do so would mean a dramatic shift in attitude of Congress. Things that Obama tried to achieve, but was co{ck} blocked by Congress, will all-of-a-sudden be seen as a good idea by Mitt. We would be able to see the racial shift in real-time. No, America will let Hilary have a shot first, then after 8 years of her, pit another white man in. Mark my words.

  20. Art Carney

    Richard Kirchner US Army 1072 -1976 I was a RA. Incase you do not know what that means I joined.. I did not like him, i did not like McCain, I did not like either of the Bushes, I did not like reagan either. The last president I liked was Nixon

  21. Anonymous

    Oh Mitt, go back to Bain Capital and destroy corporations and its employees. That's what you do best. Fade to black. Bye.

  22. Bob Jack

    Please. This is like when Gore lost and people liked him better after. Difference is Gore won the popular vote. Regardless, he's running against Hillary, and sorry…he ain't no Nixon. Russia? They aren't annexing anything in the U.S. Funny how conservatives are all of a sudden bleeding hearts. And, we can destroy them economically. It's GDP is just a little more than California's. You give them too much credit. That countries is financially unstable. Putin has most of his own money outside of Russia because he doesn't even trust his own country. Freezing assets of the wealthy in Russia will change things fast.

  23. Shawn Emanuel

    Are Pubs serious?……Vet a real candidate instead of these looneys……Mitt has no prayer against Clinton find someone who does….I may be liberal leaning but i am an Independent voter and i dont want our Presidents to keep coming from the same bloodlines….It will be disaster just like the last time!

  24. Richard Borecky

    I am amazed at all the comments below when the president you voted in TWICE has wrecked this country. Romney called everything that has happened and you are all stupid enough to still feel the Democrat way is best. WOW. I guess that legal Pot is being used heavily.

  25. John Roquemore

    Obama has tele prompters, personality, and no real world experience in anything. Other than speaking.

    Mitt has experience to back him up. After all he did make all that money. That's something a Liberal likes to point out.

    All that money makes him a bad guy.

    So be it. But if he could have used his experience to make this country some money I would be for it.

    Empty promises and new and higher taxes are not my thing.

    And that's about all Obama has brought to the table.

    Mitt might have the personality of a bag of onions. But personality does not pay the bills.

    Obama has that in droves and we are still broke as f@ck.

    We also have Obama Care and Patriot Act part two.

    Drones spying on us. The NSA listening in. I can go on. Jobs numbers as a total lie. The IRS and on and on and on.

    Also Obama will not take any credit for any foul ups.

    I cannot say if Mitt would have been better. But it would be hard not to be.

  26. Raymond Paiz

    Read the facts Abbriano, things are way better already. You Republicans keep denying it, but the facts do not lie. The stock market is at the highest it has ever been. The housing boom is starting to come back. Unemployment is down. America is creating more jobs. You blame Obama for the lack of these and now that we are getting them, you cannot praise him because you are racists. That is a fact. I am not black, but I can see how Conservatives hate Blacks.

  27. John Roquemore

    Maybe we will get lucky and Hillary will fall down again before then.

    Hillary "trounce" him?

    Not likely.

    Not a fan of Mitt but NOT stupid enough to vote for Hillary either.

    Hillary or Mitt?

    Not to hard a choice there scooter.

  28. Richard Borecky

    Dave King Yah I see how voting Obama has helped you so much. It has made it popular to talk lies and for ignorant folks to believe you.

  29. Stephen Douglas Lamar

    Please America make the right choice this time Mitt Romney would have gave us that pipe line into America he would have also did what ever he couldn't to make America a lot better He wouldn't have given people in the army Pink slips give this man a chance so America can get better if not and you make the wrong choice again this country wont make it through another failed president.

  30. Anonymous

    I voted for him last time but would not even consider it again. The whole "magic underwear" thing just doesn't settle well with me. Why in the world would we want the most powerful man in the world to believe in a ghost? We need 21st century logic,,,,,not 1st century.

  31. Richard Borecky

    You mean all the Democrats? You read a story but have no proof. Very sad what the Democrat party has become,,, very uniformed and spreaders of lies.

  32. John Roquemore

    Well Obama is a "rich:" man and has a hell of a time accepting that he lost on anything to. He will lie and evade and throw just about anyone under the bus. And that is a fact. Proven by his actions.

    So the lesser of two evils then?

    Has Obama or most any other Liberal ever held a real job?

    Besides politics?

    Mitt might be "hated" and that's due a lot to what the media did.

    The media failed to mention or make the connection that the hated "rich" Mitt made all that pile on his own hook. Hey Obama. Mitt got rich? Yeah Mitt built that.

  33. Anonymous

    A joke, but he is absolutely going to lose again. There are too many voters who believe Mormons are a cult. A LBGT runner would have a beteer chance. Both are hated by many.

  34. Cassie Bishop

    Psssssstttt………he's a two-time loser, rejected twice by this country, could not buy the presidency even with a billion bucks.

  35. Cassie Bishop

    Psssssstttt………he's a two-time loser, rejected twice by this country, could not buy the presidency even with a billion bucks.

  36. John Roquemore

    Frankly those of you that fall for the "rich" guy rhetoric deserve what you get.

    Obama is "rich". Pelosi is "rich". Feinstein is "rich". Reid is "rich".

    Hillary is "rich".

    And then there is Mitt who is also "rich".

    So they all have money. Piles of it. But somehow when a Liberal does it, its okay.

    Bill is "rich".

    They funny thing is that according to the media Mitt worked for his.

    After all he actively pursued various ways to go and make his pile in the business world.

    The media tells you that. A "rich" business man.

    I do not over look the fact that media fails to mention how the Liberal Democrats got "rich".

    And perhaps that's how the media and the Liberal Democrats want it.

  37. John Roquemore

    Frankly those of you that fall for the "rich" guy rhetoric deserve what you get.

    Obama is "rich". Pelosi is "rich". Feinstein is "rich". Reid is "rich".

    Hillary is "rich".

    And then there is Mitt who is also "rich".

    So they all have money. Piles of it. But somehow when a Liberal does it, its okay.

    Bill is "rich".

    They funny thing is that according to the media Mitt worked for his.

    After all he actively pursued various ways to go and make his pile in the business world.

    The media tells you that. A "rich" business man.

    I do not over look the fact that media fails to mention how the Liberal Democrats got "rich".

    And perhaps that's how the media and the Liberal Democrats want it.

  38. Bill Albrecht

    HE IS A LOSER, GET SOMEONE THAT ISN'T TRYING TO BUY THE PRESIDENCY !!!
    LISTEN TO HIS FAMOUS TAPE, IN PRIVATE WHERE HE DOESN'T CONSDER ANYONE BUT THE 2%!

  39. Bill Albrecht

    HE IS A LOSER, GET SOMEONE THAT ISN'T TRYING TO BUY THE PRESIDENCY !!!
    LISTEN TO HIS FAMOUS TAPE, IN PRIVATE WHERE HE DOESN'T CONSDER ANYONE BUT THE 2%!

  40. John Roquemore

    Dan Nellen Well. My insurance went up. My pay stayed the same. My taxes went up.

    All this after Obama promised it would not.

    My neck of the woods is not any better. Its worse.

    But then again I work for a living.

  41. Bill Muller

    he way this man runs his businesses is scarey..I,sorry but the people are not going to vote for big business again…Look what the Bush regime created..We are screwed n matter who gets into office..repub or demo…Wake up people,it not we the people any more it,s we the polticians!!!!

  42. Shirley Freeman

    Oh My God! Is he the only one the GOP can come up with? And they wonder why they can't get the White House. The majority of Americans are not stupid.

  43. Anonymous

    MITT ROMMNEY 2016,ME AND ABOUT 100 PEOPLE I PERSONALLY KNOW WILL VOTE FOR ROMMNEY THIS TIME.HERE IS A MAN WHO"S BEEN PRESIDENTIAL FROM DAY ONE.NOT THE DAMB BUM WE HAVE NOW,BYE BYE LIBERAL RETARDS………

  44. Donna Kyle Pitton

    This time he will have to show tax forms..and with women's health, birth control, and abortion top of the list..and laws being made based on religion…He will face questions about his Mormon beliefs…He was ALWAYS going to run…he's a WAR MONGER..and Israel loves that…

  45. Anonymous

    we will see pilsdik,rommney 2016.no one with a brain will vote democratic for a very long time……

  46. Raiann Springer

    Richie Hodge Billy boy is not running. At least he won not just 1 but 2 elections. What has mittens done lately except LOSE !!!!!!!! AND he will lose AGAIN no matter who runs against him

  47. Anonymous

    RUSH OXY COTTON HAD A HEART ATTACK WHEN HE READ ABOUT MILT RUNNING AGAIN

  48. Jackie Rawlings

    Many none elite Americans learned first hand how Mitt Romney has not changed for the liar, freeloader and spoiled rich kid who had a Dad that brought him everything. Few will forget Mitt had no idea what the Student Loan department was as he said ask your parents to pay your college fees like he did. Mitt as an sider knew long before the US Supreme Court voted Citizens United were people too. The lowest so far Mitt has done is saying he had a plan to create 2 million jobs for your vote. Obama did ask him what the plan was and Mitt said he had no plan just said it for the votes. Now Mitt again will have to get the Conservatives, Tea Party, KKK, Nazi and White Supremacy groups to vote for him and that missing 3.5%. Mitt had a long time to think of why Obama won and learned he needed minority votes. Mitt decided his son would adopt a black baby and now Mitt has his black grandson to get a few votes. Mitt will ask his Mexican relatives to campaign this time for minority votes. Now the GOP and Tea Party have made it clear women are property and not qualified to be a leader. Even Republican/Tea Party Congresswomen/Senate women have said women are not on the intelligent level of men and really belong in the home and submissive. Ann will be called to speak about how women should be like her and marry for money and do as your told.

  49. Anonymous

    we will see dick,2016 rommney will turn the white house back to white,and all you liberal retards can go back kissing my ass……

  50. Raiann Springer

    Yes that is about it, Unless you count Rafael LOL, Thirsty Rubio HAHA, Christie OMG a bridge anyone. Oh and lets not forget Paul, maybe his daddy can help him LOL !!!

  51. Anonymous

    Obama did not win by much in 2012 and Romney lost because only 8% of Americas voters actually voted and 56% of that 8% voted for Obama. 88% of America is registered to vote so why did only 8% actually vote? Apathy in capital letters. Since we stopped saying the pledge of allegiance which kept us bound together as one people, the powers that be have worked hard breaking us into little groups and teaching ‘we the people’ we do not matter. OK, it’s true, you can take one grain of sand from the earth and the earth will continue but we do not know the long term effects of one grain of sand being removed. So it is with your vote. It takes all of us working together to elect the leaders we need. If we do not all vote then our leaders will represent the few special interests groups who do vote. Thus your grain of sand [vote] matters a great deal. You need vote your heart but you must vote. You must also vote for leaders with honor or as you have seen of late, our government will have no honor.

  52. Shawn Emanuel

    Your putting Romney against Obama….But Mitt wont be running against Obama will he…..I dont want Hillary but if this is what Pubs vet then get used to her!

  53. Anonymous

    a retard ,the only reason dumbo got realected is because the monkeys came out to vote,not this time,because no more monkeys are running,so you won't get the monkey vote anymore….one other thing 2016 rommney all the way so kiss my white ass.

  54. Shahriar Tashnizi

    I really hope that Mitt runs again, just to see him lose again. He is so delusional, he actually believes that he has a chance? I believe chance of converting the Pope to Mormon is much greater than Mitt to become the commander in chief .

  55. Anonymous

    He should run with palin as his vice president HaaaaaaaaaHaha

  56. Ron Oetting

    Mitt lost last time because he refused to reveal his tax returns. All that showed voters was that he was hiding millions of dollars in the Grand Caymans and not paying his fair share of U.S. taxes. Rick Perry showed himself to be as dumb as George W. Bush, and it's doubtful that he's gotten any smarter in the past few years. Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman are both brainless, having proved that to voters damn near everytime they open their mouths. The GOP needs a fresh, new candidate with fresh, new ideas; carting out the same old baggage every election cycle isn't going to win them anything. Chris Christie might be a potential candidate because he speaks his mind, regardless of political consequences. But, the best way for the GOP to win would be to nominate someone who isn't a rich white guy…..and that's probably not going to happen anytime soon.

  57. Anonymous

    WE will see about that ROMMNEY 2016 ALL THE WAY, I KNOW 1000 PEOPLE ALONE THAT ARE VOTING FOR ROMMNEY.SO YOU RETARTED LIBS CAN EAT SHIT 2016……..

  58. Edward Kaszuba

    Oh no! Not again! The 47% Guy doesn't stand a chance. Goldwater has a better chance and he's dead.

  59. Dekonis Coleman

    Richie Hodge Damn, you mean you are that ignorant not to know Mitt was a draft dodger too. You guys watch too much damn Hannity. And like the college dropout he is who seems to care less about reading and researching facts, you have chosen to pick on B. Clinton. Go back read up, my friend….Mitt ran off to France, pretending to spread words of his cult religion, just as Clinton ran off to Oxford. Both men used different disguise to dodge the Vietnam war. So sad that your type does the same thing with the bible–cherry picking what fits your MO, pretending to be do damn pious, when you are no less sinful in your private life as all real humans. This is not FOX.com where low information consumers bundle together to accept each other lies. Reading, research and comprehension are important and necessary in these times. If you did not know Mitt, Cheney…Clinton…..Bush Jr,….were all draft dodgers, you need not come on here to project your ignorance, believing readers on here as as dumb as those listening to FOX.

  60. Anonymous

    THE ONLY IDIOT IS THIS JOKE THAT WE HAVE AS A PRESIDENT,HE NEEDS TO BE IMPEACHED RIGHT AWAY BEFORE HE DOES MORE DAMAGE TO THIS SHIT COUNTRY,ROMMNEY 2016,WE GET THIS COUNTRY BACK.

  61. Eugene Nordio

    John Roquemore Oh Please get the facts right did he not say at a private fund raise that 47% will not vote for him because they depend on the gov't.. Gee that means the Vet';s and there families, the elderly and the poor but I guess they should die for believing in our country and gov't.. Does that make any sense… The other 53% will vote for him because they are rich, don't need anything except for gardeners, baby sitters for the there children, children, and work at there companies.. GEE it sounds like the 1900's era.. The rich and the poor way of life…

  62. Rick Scott

    So FOX news is RINO and everything else is the loon left media? How many non-RINOs are there in that phone booth where you hold your non-RINO Presidential Nominating Convention?

  63. Hans Petschaft

    Lets get this straight ,the voters got it right when they dumped Romney in 2012..Millions in MA got it right too .The bottom line ,Romney is a flawed candidate ,and the real facts that he only paid some taxes ,only when he was running for president is correct .Let's not beat a dead horse over and over.

  64. Rick Scott

    When did we stop saying the pledge of allegiance? I missed that notification.

  65. Anonymous

    RETARD,THIS INCOMPETANT PRES REALLY SCREWED NOT ONLY ALL OF THE AMERICAN POPULATION BUT EVERY BLACK PERSON IS SCREWED UNDER HIS KING ANTICS.GUESS WHAT IDIOT,ROMMNEY 2016 ,DONT FORGET TELL YOUR FREINDS…..

  66. Carroll D Hanks

    Richie Hodge – really, we would be in 3 wars, taxes cut for the 1% and raised for the rest of us, SS would be gone, privatized so the banks could steal even more from us, Medicare would be history, we would be left to try and afford health care which would be so expensive only the 1% could afford it, remember his comment that we could use emergency rooms for out health care. Most good paying jobs would be sent to 3rd world countries for cheap labor, did you even check what he did?

  67. Mandy Lu Chester

    I hope he runs. He is a brilliant leader. #mittromney2016

  68. Rick Scott

    Ain't gonna happen, Stephen. If Mitt Romney is the best the GOP can do, count on another Democratic Presidential Administration in 2017.

  69. J Ohn M Hrenko

    you republicans should try to draft Charles Manson ,he would be perfect a liar, cheat and a murderer !I think every christian repub would vote for him…at least in the south and Texas

  70. Emil Woods

    You need to get your facts in order this is a man that said let Detroit, draft dodger, outsourced jobs out of the country, what's his plan if elected its top secret. I could go on but I won't its been done and hey you make not like the president but he is way better than Romney that election wasn't close stop drinking that kool-aid

  71. Rick Scott

    I think it's pretty much certain that the next President–of any political stripe–will believe in ghosts of some sort. As they have for the past 200+ years.

  72. James Mcelroy

    Maybe we could have a Romney-McCain ticket and we would know we lose before the election. Just saves us the trouble of going out to vote. Send these RINOS back to the mud hole to play.

  73. James Clapper

    To elaborate on my previous , the only way Romney made money was using his daddys to
    bankrupt and steal corporations ..

  74. Anonymous

    We would be one stupid Nation to keep voting for Obama or Hillary like. Miitt has been proven to be right on many issues, and during this desperate time, we should all be asking for him to run again. I hope he does, he has another chance, and a bigger chance if he gets MIKE HUCKABEE as his VP.

  75. Jaye Derek

    Romney lost to a black …. If he runs again, he will lose to a female!
    Maybe it's his "poisonality!"

  76. James Clapper

    Little Richard , I predicted all his idiocy too , but I will tell you now if I were president I would
    also be your nightmare as would Mittens , [ Dictator Forever ]

  77. Zoe Lucci

    If at first you don't succeed try, try, again Romney. By the way you can have Sarah Palin as your running mate because she so want to be relevant again. Please get her to be your second in command I beg you. Then again Hillary will pounce on both of you so forget it. I really don't want to see two grown ass people cry. Sio sorry. The only one I want to see face Hillary is Christie. I do like Governor Christie. I will probably vote for him. #NOT LOSERSLIKE ROMNEYAND PALIN