It’s official: Mitt Romney will not seek the presidency for a third time. After some news outlets reported he would announce a run on a call with donors this morning, a statement leaked in which Romney said, “I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee.” Here’s a look back at what Mitt 3.0 could have been, as well as some highlights from 2012.
He was going to run as a liberal.
He had plans to be a born-again climate hawk.
He was going to face some resistance from the Kochs.
He had a new private equity conflict-of-interest problem.
We were deprived the chance to revisit the controversy over Romney’s lengthy history of outsourcing.
Also, this little problem:
Thanks for the memories, Mitt: