Two time GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has in no way indicated he's going to run for the White House in 2016. In fact, he has said directly he "will not run again" but New Hampshire voters have a different idea. According to the National Journal and Virginia-based bipartisan policy firm Purple Strategies, New Hampshire voters see Romney as a frontrunner in the next election cycle.
A recent survey for Granite State voters, which shows Romney in the lead with 25 percent support. Libertarian firebrand Rand Paul (who has strong infrastructure in New Hampshire) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are behind with 18 percent and 17 percent support, respectively.
We might be experiencing Mittmentum 3.0. The Netflix documentary about his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns was recently released to the excitement of political insiders everywhere. GOP insiders want him to come back: "You know what a lot of them say to me?" an anonymous "operative" told BuzzFeed. "I think we need Mitt back." Romney was even on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to slow jam the news.
This is not a joke. Do I think Mitt Romney is a good man who would have made a great president? Yes. Am I going to continue opining on this? No.