Mitt Romney painted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) as the standard bearer of the Republican Party going forward — even saying that if he were to win the Republican nomination for president in 2016, he could "save our party."
No one wanted to be president less than Mitt Romney, his son said in an interview out Sunday that raises new questions about the candidacy of the losing Republican nominee. In an interview with the Boston Globe examining what went wrong with the Romney campaign, his eldest son Tagg explains that his father had been a reluctant candidate from the start.
The battle for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination heats up on Thursday with the entry of default front-runner Mitt Romney into a race devoid of a clear favorite.In prepared remarks released ahead of announcing his candidacy, the ex-governor of Massachusetts said that President Barack Obama "has failed America," and vowed to increase the country's job growth.Considered next-in-line after losing the 2008 nomination to Senator John McCain, strong name recognition has helped Romney, 64, top many early opinion polls, albeit by slim margins in a tightly-bunched field.