Despite continual encouragement to run, Mitt Romney remains adamant about his dormant position.
The former 2012 GOP nominee said he’s still being encouraged to run for president in 2016, even by a fellow Republican candidate already in the race, according to an article published by the Washington Post on Jan. 4.
“Every day I get a call or letters,” Romney told the Washington Post. “I go to church, I get harangued at church. ‘Oh, you’ve got to run!’ Look, I had one person who was running for president, and I won’t give you the name … called me and said, ‘I hope you don’t close the door. We may need you.’ That’s a person running for president! A candidate. A Republican. I’m not giving it a second thought.”
Romney has expressed his concern over Jeb Bush’s electability, which may be a major reason for the encouragement for Romney to make a third run for the White House. According to the Washington Post, if the election came down to Bush and Clinton, it would be “too easy for the Democrats,” which is something he expressed to Bush during a private meeting in Utah on Jan. 22.
The former presidential candidate visited Brigham Young University in 2014, where he encouraged students to remain true and faithful.