On the heels of Mitt up big in early Iowa polls…

‘CIRCUMSTANCES CAN CHANGE’: Mitt Romney On Whether He’ll Run In 2016

By Colin Campbell

Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, said Tuesday that he would be interested in making a third White House bid — but only in the “one of a million” situation in which every other 2016 candidate coalesced around him.

Romney, who has repeatedly insisted that he will not run again, made the remarks in an interview with radio show host Hugh Hewitt. “I know this is hard for a lot of people to recognize, but frankly, I’d love to run for president. I loved running for president,” Romney said.

“I love the country enough to know that I’m not as good a candidate this time around as I think the other guys would be, because they’re new and not defined. I want the country to win. I do not want to see Hillary Clinton as our next president. So I stepped aside so someone who has a better shot will be able to step forward.”

Hewitt repeatedly pressed Romney on the 2016 question, setting up hypotheticals where the former Massachusetts governor was the only GOP candidate who could save the country from Clinton, the Democratic front-runner. Romney ultimately acknowledged that “circumstances can change” and that he could be compelled to run.

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