Never mind that midterm elections are just over a month away, let’s start speculating about 2016! There is increasing speculation that Mitt will run for president in 2016. Does this mean the Mormon Moment will be revived?
The Washington Post gives a timeline that Mitt is backing down from his denials. After the Mitt Documentary was released, Mitt was asked if he would run in 2016. “Oh, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no,” he told a NY Times reporter on Jan. 18. On Aug. 26, Mitt told Hugh Hewitt, ““circumstances can change.” Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said back in July, “I happen to be in the camp that thinks he’s actually going to run, and I think he will be the next president of the United States,” on MSNBC’s “Hardball With Chris Matthews.” A CNN/ORC poll finds Romney would beat Obama 53 percent to 44 percent if the election were held back on July 27. Yahoo News reported that Mitt is Definitely Looking at 2016. Conservative Pundit Pat Buchanan has repeated that Mitt is running several times this month including outlets Real Clear Politics, Newsmax, Breitbart, and CNN .
Is the Mormon Moment set for a return? Would you vote for Mitt?