Mitt Romney was right.
That’s the assessment of former Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling in an op-ed published in Sunday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch (see Bolling: Mitt Romney was right). Bolling was Romney’s Virginia coordinator for his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.
Lt. Gov. Bolling noted in his op-ed:
A recent CNN poll indicated that if the 2012 presidential election were held today, Mitt Romney would defeat President Barack Obama by a comfortable margin of 53 percent to 44 percent.
That’s a dramatic turnaround from the 2012 election, which Obama won 51 percent to 47 percent. What accounts for this 13 percent swing in American attitudes toward the man they elected president, and the man they wish they had elected?
The question of whether Governor Romney would consider running again was on everyone’s lips in June when he was a special guest of Bill Bolling’s “Burgers With Bill,” including his host:
When Governor Romney was in Richmond in June, attending my annual Burgers With Bill event, I asked if he would consider running again. He said no, it was time for someone else to take his place as the Republican standard-bearer. But with a weak Republican field and no clear front-runner emerging for the GOP nomination, I suspect the chorus of voices encouraging Romney to run again will continue to rise.
The next few months will be interesting to watch.
Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
Burgers With Bill
June 17, 2014