Could we see a repeat of 2012 on the GOP side if former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Rmoney decides to try his hand at presidential politics for a third time? That is what Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer is claiming, at least based on the premise that if Jeb Bush doesn’t run, Romney will consider it.


Report from the Washington Post:

Mitt Romney has said time and time again that he has no interest in running for president a third time.

But, on Sunday morning, CBS’ Bob Schieffer said not to write off the idea of a 2016 campaign by Romney so quickly.

“I have a source that told me that if Jeb Bush decides not to run, that Mitt Romney may actually try it again,” Schieffer said.

During a political panel discussion, the “Face the Nation” host said that he has been told that Romney will consider seeking the Republican nomination for the presidency in 2016 if former Florida governor Jeb Bush chooses to sit the race out.

Count me skeptical since Romney has pretty much unequivocally said he’s not interested in another ride on the campaign train. Still, I know the sentiment exists among some on the GOP side who still believe Romney is a very electable candidate and would be a good choice in 2016. Really?

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Nate Ashworth is the Founder and Senior Editor of Election Central. He's been blogging elections and politics for almost a decade. He started covering the 2008 Presidential Election which turned into a full-time political blog in 2012 and 2016.

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