Ex-Romney Campaign Chair: Third Run Not a Great Idea

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January 16, 2015 9:43 a.m.
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Former Rep. Vin Weber (R-MN), the former Mitt Romney for President campaign chairman, suggested that Romney’s decision to possibly run a third time isn’t such a great idea.

Weber’s comments come as some Republicans, even ones who supported Romney in the past, voice some skepticism about the former Massachuetts governor running for president a third time.

“I’m not decided yet but I’m not happy frankly with the way he’s chosen to re-enter presidential politics and I think his friends need to be honest with him about that,” Weber said in an interview with Bloomberg Politics on Thursday. “He’s a great man, he would be a great president but there’s not a lot of good precedent for somebody losing the election and coming back four years later and becoming the nominee. Thomas Dewey is the best nominee in our party, it didn’t work out too well. And unfortunately this last —I think Governor Romney had two increasingly good years after losing the presidency and now he’s had one pretty bad week.”

Earlier in the week, The Wall Street Journal published a scathing editorial arguing that Romney should not run for president again.

“Republicans are likely to have a far better field in 2016, so voters won’t lack for plausible presidents,” the editorial said. “It’s hard to see what advantages Mr. Romney brings that the many potential first-time candidates who have succeeded as governors do not.”

Watch Weber below:

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