On Friday Mitt Romney announced that he would not seek the Republican presidential nomination.
“I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is just getting started, may well emerge as being better able to defeat the Democratic nominee,” Mr. Romney said. “In fact, I expect and hope that to be the case.”
There's not the slightest doubt that putting Romney in the White House would be a vast improvement over our last dismal eight years under Obama, but as I've said before, Obama won't be a tough act to follow. Romney would assuredly be a better president than Obama, but is that really good enough? There is damage that must be undone, and I'm not at all confident that Romney is the man who will do it. As Mr. Romney said, it's time to look to the next generation of Republican leaders.
Thank you, Mitt.