Ann Romney was a guest on Fox News’ Talk Radio network with Brian Kilmeade earlier this week when she made some interesting statements. Romney was on Kilmeade & Friends to talk about her new book “In this Together: My Story,” but it was her comments on the 2016 race that will get most people talking.
When asked if her husband Mitt might be jumping into the 2016 race Ann said, “All I can say is, we are in New York City, Mitt’s been with me a lot today, over the last few days and we have been walking the streets and people are screaming out there windows, I mean people on the street, people stop us on the street, everyone is saying ‘come, get in, jump in’, we hear it, we get a lot of phone calls, people are calling all the time, from our past donors saying ‘it’s time to think about it again’. We are assessing, it’s not like we are making a different decision, we are on the sidelines, we made a decision in January not to jump in. Like everyone, we are mystified by this race and entertained at the same time but there’s a lot of ups and downs in a primary and we went through this too by the way in our race, a lot of ups and downs. It’s a long way from being over. There is going to be a lot changes and I can guarantee you, in not too much more time, the same thing is going to be happening on the democratic side. There is one thing for certain and that is, there is a lot of distrust for Washington right now, a lot of frustration, a lot of anger. It is out there, both on the right and the left, you know we are participating and watching like everyone else is.”
Could Mitt Romney actually jump into the 2016 race for the White House? I doubt it. There are already a ton of candidates in the field, and it’s not like Mitt was super-popular with the base to begin with. The establishment may want him back and he may be liked within GOP circles… but so are a lot of the other candidates. As long as there is uncertainty with the GOP field (and as long as Trump is leading the pack), I think we will keep hearing these Romney rumors – but there are just too many hurdles in the way for it to be plausible for Romney to jump in now.