Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said on Thursday that he not only doesn't plan on running for president as a third-party candidate, he also doesn't plan on supporting either presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.
From the Washington Examiner:
"I see way too much demagoguery and populism on both sides of the aisle and I only hope and aspire that we'll see more greatness," Romney said.
Asked about a possible independent run, he said, "No, I'm certainly going to be hoping that we find someone who I have my confidence in who becomes nominee. I don't intend on supporting either of the major party candidates at this point."
Earlier in his remarks, Romney cited a commencement speech former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg made last week in which he blasted demagogues.
Romney also made it clear that he does not plan on attending the RNC this July in Cleveland. He spoke earlier this year about how he is not a fan of Trump.
Could Romney be a proverbial canary in the coal mine? If he's refusing to support either candidate, he can't be the only one.
While the Republican primary is all but wrapped up, it appears as though this election season is only getting more and more interesting.