2016: Mitt Romney Decides

Conservative Political Action Conference Draws Major Leaders From The Right

In a conference call early Friday, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney announced his decision on whether or not to seek the Republican nomination for president of the United States.  His formal statement as it appears in the Associated Press article:

“After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee.”

Whatever Romney’s reasoning behind this move, be it dropping out in favor of another candidate, not wanting to put his family through the rigors of a campaign, etc., his exit is seen to primarily benefit former Florida Governor Jeb Bush given that their campaign donors tended to overlap.  It also narrows the field loaded with former governors, the people running for the office who actually have executive level experience.

The news comes as Hillary Clinton, the presumptive 2016 Democratic nominee, announced recently that she will wait to launch her campaign later in the year.

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Cultural Limits
A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.