‘Mittmentum’ Part VII: Ready For Romney

Matt Vespa
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Posted: Dec 16, 2014 12:10 PM
‘Mittmentum’ Part VII: Ready For Romney

As Christine wrote earlier this morning, Jeb Bush announced that he’s "actively" exploring a possible presidential run in 2016. Now, there’s more news on the “Mittmentum” end; he will have a super PAC to back his third shot at the White House.

The Ready for Romney PAC launched last night, but CNN’s Alexandra Jaffe noted that nothing is on paper yet–and that this effort is in its “infancy.” Nevertheless, they did name an executive director (via CNN):

If encouragement from major GOP donors and favorable polling isn't enough, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney now has a super PAC launched by an unknown benefactor urging him to run.

No filings for the super PAC are yet posted on the Federal Election Commission's website, however, and no one with that name has contributed to any Massachusetts races.

And the website suggests the effort is still in its infancy. An "about" page pitches Romney to run because he "is not a career politician," and has rather "spent most of his life in the private sector, giving him intimate knowledge of how our economy works."

It says that "in one chapter of his distinguished career, he reversed the decline of a state mired in recession," a reference to his time as governor of Massachusetts, and also lauds his efforts to turn around the 2002 winter Olympics.

It seems as if an Establishment storm is brewing for 2016.  After all, Bush and Romney at the top of the 2016 GOP field.  Yet, we'll have to wait for the announcements of other potential 2016 candidacies from solid candidates, namely Scott Walker who will make his ambitions known by the summer of 2015.