Gov. Romney's Future is Uncertain
6 years of campaigning
- Duration 2:39
- Date Nov 7, 2012
6 years of campaigning
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What is next on that fraud and what's next for governor Romney.
Well I think -- I think it's a pretty pretty easy to say -- that if he were to get have an invitation for the president to come to the White House to talk about policy governor Romney would obviously take it.
But there's no word yet at this point what the governor plans to do for the rest of today.
Let alone for the rest of his career.
Whether he'll remain a leader in the GOP for -- -- or whether he'll go back to the private sector.
He is indicated he likely would run again -- 2016 that what he did he would still be Ronald Reagan's age when he was first elected to office he also could go back to be on the border.
Marriott corporation which -- dated between elections 208.
The 2011 and it's not like he needs the money but here's a guy who likes to stay busy that's one of the reasons why he ran for president not because he needed at.
Because he wanted to serve.
I ran for office because I'm concerned about America.
This election is over.
But our principles -- I believe that the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only issue or guide to a resurgent economy.
And renewed greatness.
Now all this talk about him wanting to stay busy aside bill I think it's probably safe to say he's gonna take a little bit of time off after the long hard slog -- wells reserve yours right listen you've been on the road for two months hotels planes here there talking to people on the inside.
What is your take away from his campaign strategy his effort and how that -- -- Getting you know -- I spent a lot of time with governor -- to back in the 2008 primary camp -- -- really got the sense that that this year the guy who was running for the Republican nomination earlier this year.
Was not the real -- run with -- because of political considerations he was forced to -- way to the right.
And that that character really didn't achieve that a great degree of like ability among the American people I think the Mitt Romney that we saw.
In the last couple of weeks the more moderate centrist reach across the -- Mitt Romney was more who he really is the -- fortunately for him.
The Obama campaign had already very effectively defined him.
As a rich guy who really didn't care.
About ordinary Americans and that ultimately may have been his downfall in this campaign the Republican Party also has to do a lot of thinking bill because.
If you want to win the White House you've got to get over 50%.
And when you lose eleven points among women 44 points among Hispanics 47 points among young people and 87 points among African Americans.
That is not a formula to get over 50% so I think is going to be a lot of you know hard thinking about where they wanna go in the future here now that they've lost the White House for a second time dangerous -- as we watch this unfold again and we'll continue to unfold John Roberts thank you live in Boston this morning.