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Desperate For Legitimate 2016 Candidate, Republicans Turn to… Mitt Romney?

The Republicans are desperate to find a candidate who could defeat presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016. Who better than a guy who has failed to win the presidency for two straight elections, right?

The Washington Post reports that a recent summit in Park City, Utah designed to give some of the top potential 2016 candidates a chance to schmooze with the party’s top donors turned into a Mitt Romney lovefest with many hoping Mittens gives it another shot.

Billionaire energy investor Harold Hamm told the Post that “everybody realizes we’re devoid of leadership in D.C. Everybody would encourage him to consider it again.”

Former Utah Governor Machael Leavitt added “I’d be for it, but it’s not my decision.”

Former Secretary of State George Shultz merely lamented, “I wish we could call him Mr. President.”

Even former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat, noted that Romney is the most electable of the current Republican pack, stating “he would be a giant in a field of midgets.”

The Post reports that Romney “stoked the speculation Friday by delivering a sweeping, campaign-style speech condemning President Obama’s foreign policy and serving up biting critiques of Clinton.”

“The Obama-Biden-Hillary Clinton foreign policy is a monumental bust,” he told the crowd of 300.

On the speculation, however, Romney simply said “the unavailable is always the most attractive, right? That goes in dating as well.”

Spencer Zwick, who organized the summit, told the Post, “There’s a sense of buyer’s remorse – a sense of, ‘Oh, what could have been?’ This is a powerful group of people. How do we use them to make sure we win against Hillary Clinton? That seems unclear because these people don’t know where to go.”

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