We are told that mainstream Republicans want Mitt Romney to run against Hillary Clinton.
No one thinks he will be running against Joe Biden. If there is someone who does, he needs to watch this.
Think of this from Mr. Romney’s viewpoint. Running in 2016 will give him an opportunity to lose to the woman who lost to Barack Obama. This is called “lamb to the slaughter” politics.
What would be in it for him? Most obviously, the high possibility of back-to-back defeats: the first since Adlai Stevenson, the second since Tom Dewey. I can see it now: Hillary holding up a copy of The Washington Times: “Romney Defeats Clinton.”
My advice: leave the man alone. Let him depart in peace. Once is enough.
He should say this to the Republican Party’s stalwarts: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”