Romney to Give Address on State of 2016 Presidential Race
Mitt Romney is back in the spotlight. On Thursday, he is set to deliver a speech addressing the Republican Party and the state of the 2016 presidential election.
“Mitt doesn’t believe Donald Trump is the right person to lead the party,” an unnamed source told Bloomberg. “There are a number of mainstream Republicans falling in line with Trump, and he wants to speak up before more people go that route.”
However, experts don’t believe Romney is positioning for a potential run.
The Hill reports:
Former Romney campaign strategist Katie Packer said in an interview with CNN on Wednesday that she also doesn’t believe that he intends to jump into the race.
“I don’t anticipate that,” she said when asked whether Romney was going to leave the door open for a possible candidacy.
“I think he’s made it very clear that he has no intention of running again, but I do think that he wants to sort of continue to be a voice, an adult in the room if you will, that’s just sort of reminding these candidates that that this is a very big office and that the rhetoric should sort of match the importance of the office that these candidates seek. And I think that he’s hoping to do that tomorrow.”
Republican donors and operatives have recently begun efforts to go after him head-on.
Our Principles PAC, a group almost singlehandedly funded by billionaire Marlene Ricketts and founded by Packer, has launched an ad campaign against Trump. The ads him for hiring undocumented workers and his history of contradictory statements.
The speech comes after Trump has already won 10 of the 15 states that have cast their votes in the primary so far.
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