Ann Romney: Mitt Is Done Campaigning If He Loses
Ann Romney says, after the election, it could be the end of the road for her husband Mitt.
Mitt Romney has been on a nearly endless campaign for president in the last decade, but he may only be at the job for a few more weeks after his wife said that his days of campaigning are over, The Associated Press reported. Ann Romney said this week that, if he loses the presidential election in November, he’s done running for president.
After failing to secure the nomination in 2008, Romney spent the next few years making appearances and bolstering his resume for president, meaning that his campaign for president stretched back nearly a decade when he started the legwork for the 2008 race.
Appearing on The View on Thursday, Ann Romney said that it was a “very hard thing” to put the family through another White House run after Mitt lost the 2008 Republican primary. She agreed to the 2012 run because she believes Mitt Romney can return the nation to a prosperous economic place, but, if he loses, they are “absolutely” done.
The campaign run appears to be wearing on more than just Ann Romney. Mitt’s son Tagg this week joked that he wanted to “take a swing” at Obama during the debate, the New York Daily News reported. It was clearly only a joke, but it demonstrates the difficulties and stress that Ann Romney said the family has gone through.
With Obama’s strong performance in the second debate and his slowly scratching away at the momentum Mitt Romney took after the first debate, it appears that Ann Romney’s prediction could soon come true and Mitt’s days of campaigning will soon be over.