A Mitt Romney 2016 presidential election campaign may actually have the legs to stand up on its own based upon a new CNN/ORC poll which indicates that Americans would have voted for Romney instead of President Barack Obama if the 2012 election were done over again.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, while Mitt Romney claimed Bill Clinton “embarrassed the nation,” in Hillary’s case, he initially was easy on the potential 2016 Democratic Party contender, saying she would need to have “her own record, her own vision for where she would take the country. And I think that’s something which will be debated extensively during the 2016 campaign.”
But the sweet talk did not last long, and Romney eventually opened up about what he meant about Hillary Clinton’s record:
“I mean, there’s almost not a place in the world that’s better off because of her leadership in the State Department. I think the most disturbing thing I saw from Hillary Clinton was when she was asked whether released the five commanders from Guantánamo back to the Taliban was a threat to the United States and she said ‘no, it’s not a threat to the U.S., it’s a threat to Afghanistan and to Pakistan.’ That may be one of the most clueless responses I’ve heard in a long time.”
During this time frame, Hillary’s approval rating has taken a dive, but that is nothing compared to President Obama’s approval rating, which recently reached a new low of 40 percent according to Gallup. Now a new CNN/ORC poll must have a certain someone wincing from within the White House since it shows Americans would have voted 53 percent to 44 percent in favor of Romney, which is an amazing nine-point margin.
To put this in perspective, Obama actually won the 2012 election by 51 percent of the vote. The disapproval also reached new heights since only 46 percent say Obama “shares [their] values,” while only 49 percent say he is “sincere in what he says.” That’s not exactly something you want to hear if you are POTUS.
But any Republicans who may wish for a Mitt Romney 2016 presidential run will just need to keep wishing. Romney is apparently happy to be spending more time with his family, and he’s working from behind the scenes to raise money for whomever the GOP actually choose for the 2016 candidate. In fact, one report from The Inquisitr lists how Romney has consistently shot down any suggestion he run from the beginning of this year to June.
Still, it’s possible Romney may already have an unnamed Republican in mind for 2016:
“I’m not running. I can tell you I think our best prospects of taking back the White House will be with one of these people that’s on the field getting heard now.”
Would you support a Mitt Romney 2016 presidential election campaign if it occurred or do you think Republicans need new blood to run for POTUS?
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