Mitt Romney’s Departure

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23 responses to “Mitt Romney’s Departure

  1. I don’t think he was going to run. He knows that he would not win. He is for big business and not for the lower class. Guys like him are for themselves and not really into really into changing things around here. Because it will take more then one man, a lot of hard work & some very tough decision to get us back into the black and out of the red.

  2. I thought that he was going to run. He kept saying that he was going to do it, but then he backed out? He was telling everyone that supported him that he was going to run the past few couple of weeks, and then he just let them down. I guess it is probably better that he backed out. Hopefully he doesnt change his mind. If he cant follow through with something he said he was going to do, then it is probably best he is not our president.

  3. I was surprised to hear that he will not be running for 2016. Romney had a great campaign in 2012,and I was sure that he would try again for the Presidency. It is a shame,but I am sure that he has a good excuse to why he is no longer running. I was he was but, oh well.

  4. Although I am not completely familiar with Romney, a simple Google search revealed that he was born in 1947. That being said, by the time 2016 came around, he would be 69 years old. This makes me wonder if he is ready to hang things up and doesn’t want the big job of President? This is just my speculation, therefore my correspondence may be completely inaccurate.

  5. I am somewhat surprised that Mitt Romney isn’t running for President. He had a great run in the last campaign he took part in, and I am curious as to why he isn’t running. Although age could be part of it, I don’t think that’s the main reason behind it. It will be interesting to see who runs for the next Presidential election. Hopefully, someone with similar views as Romney.

  6. I am quite surprised that Romney decided not to run for president. He took part in the last campaign so I figured he would give it another try. Perhaps he thinks he is too old to run for president, but John McCain was about the same age during his presidential campaign. Whatever the reason may be, if he does not believe himself capable of being president, perhaps it is for the better.

  7. Muhammad Matariyeh

    I was surprised by Mitt Romney’s departure, but believe that the departure is the product of republican pressure. As a result of Mitt’s departure, I believe a stronger Republican candidate will arise which will possess support across the party. In addition, perhaps the underlying reason is to give a younger Republican politician an opportunity to run for President and eliminate the stereotypical wealthy, old Republican politician from running for President.

  8. I thought he would run again because he thinks he was doing a good job running the city. Everyone to me seemed that they had a problem with him, though. I live in the city and he didn’t help out with the snow or anything. I don’t know if he was bad or not though because I didn’t really pay attention. But I am surprised he didn’t run because he said he was over and over again.

  9. Tracy Gray-Caruthers

    I can’t say that I was shocked that he decided not to run. He could barely stand to concede the office of president to President Obama the first time around. Had he lost again, he might’ve had to commit hari cari. ~ Besides, the views that he and his running mate were spouting spoke so much to the reasons why many people feel that republicans can be out of touch. As a college student, and the mom of a college student, I was particularly bothered by his running mate’s comment that people shouldn’t need student loans. They should borrow the money from parents or grandparents. Does he understand American history at all??? Is he not aware that there are generations of people (both of color and white people) who’s families have always been poor, and even if they tried to borrowed from their grandparents great-grandparents, they were poor, too. What are they supposed to do??Borrow from generations who haven’t been born, yet?? I think the party is better off without people who live in a plastic bubble. Or at least, pretend not to, when they address people who clearly are living paycheck to paycheck.

  10. I wasn’t surprise when he stated that he wasn’t going to run, because looking at his age which will be 69 years old next year, why would want all of that stress at that age #psc110

  11. Marta Malinowska

    The fact that Mitt Romney backed out of running for President surprised me because of how well he did in his previous campaign. Although, if he did not feel determined enough, i respect his decision. There have been cases in the past that Presidents decided to take on the job and have failed miserably. Becoming the President is a very stressful job and maybe Mitt backed out because he wanted to save himself the stress of possibly failing during his Presidency if he did win the election. Sometimes you’re the “bigger man” by simply admitting that you can’t handle something instead of taking on the responsibility and not succeeding.

  12. I was a bit suprised for Mit Romney deciding not to run for president in the coming election. I thought he was getting a close competition with Obama in 2012… And I discovered from the past that when a candidate run for president, no matter he got elected or not, the candidate usually would stay for a few for elections… Maybe he does not think he can do the job anymore because of certain reason, such as his age.

  13. To be honest I was very surprised by his decision to not run for president in 2016. I thought he was going to go for it, after seeing that in his last campaign he did good. But then I find out that he was older than what I thought. To this I realized that if he did get elected he was going to be under a lot of pressure. On the other hand I respect his decision to not be part of the 2016 election.

  14. I was surprised that Mitt Romney said he wasn’t going to run for presidency in 2016. I think a lot of people around the world were also surprised seeing as President Obama is barred from running a third term. I have to believe that he has health concerns that would affect him enough to not be able to an effective president.

  15. I did not think that Romney would run again, even though he had a great campaign in 2012. In 2012 he did come pretty close to beating Obama. He might feel like he is getting to old for the presidency and not being able to handle the stress. I would have liked to see him run for the Presidency because I thought he was a good candidate.

  16. I was actually very surprised when I heard Romney was dropping from the race. He seemed to have really wanted to be in office for presidency when he went against Obama. I figured maybe after Obama completed his second term, Romney would give it another shot and maybe win. I spoke to a few people about this and I thought Romney might help out our economy. I’m not saying that Obama didn’t do well, he did. However, Romney is a man of money and business, and if you think about it, this past decade or so, has been all about business and money. I personally believe that we need someone who has a better understanding of business to help us get out of the rut we are in and back into a recession and I honestly believe that Romney can do that.

  17. I was suprised that he decided to not run. When he ran up against Obama he was so close to winning! I guess maybe because he’s so old he doesn’t want all that stress? There’s always a reason behind everything, it probably is a good one!

  18. To be honest I am not very familiar with Mitt Romney, but it does surprise me that he will not run for the 2016 election. Romney could have had a chance to win this time, since he was so close to winning in the past election against Obama. Which is why it surprised me, he should have given it another try; but i guess he didn’t believe that he could do it.

  19. Michael Caballero

    I’m not very surprised that Romney decided not to run in 2016. Not to sound bias because I am a liberal but the Republican party is pushing a rock up hill. To me it seems like a sure win for the Democrats. Romney knows this and he’s a business man. He’s not looking to invest millions in another campaign for no reason.

  20. Beth Triezenberg

    I really thought that he was going to run. I was hoping that he would. I am sure that he is doing what is best for him, his family, and his money. He doesn’t want to waste his time, energy, and money unless he thought it was a sure thing. I think he might have made it a close race.

  21. I really was surprised that Romney decided not to run for office again in 2016. His approach towards a lot of issues brought up were actually good ideas. He ran a good campaign and was very close to taking office from Obama. I feel that he might shock us and decide to run. I think he is just coming up with more strategies and ideas that will give him a great advantage that will not only get him votes but a ticket right into office.

  22. I didn’t think he was going to run. Romney seems like a rather pragmatic guy when it comes to working within his own party. I think he is still exhausted from 2012 and it seems to me that the Republicans of Romney’s sort have all decided to rally around Jeb Bush this time around (who I, frankly, think has an even smaller chance of winning a general election if for no other reason than his last name).

  23. No once it became common knowledge that the donors did not want to back him and were instead backing Jeb it was only a matter of time. It is sad fact that money rules these elections and Romney’s decision had less to do with pragmatism and more to do with his thriftiness. He didn’t want to run using his money. I guess it just didn’t make sense; financially speaking of course.

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