Sean Hannity asks Governor Romney for his opinion on a variety of topics, including President Obama’s State of the Union Speech, his recent trip to the Middle East, and if the Governor is running for president:
NEW YORK (NEWSCORE) –
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said late Wednesday he has not yet made a decision about a possible 2012 presidential run, but he was making sure to keep in the public eye.
Romney, who lost out to John McCain for the 2008 Republican nomination, said he had no announcement to make when asked if he would run during an interview on Fox News’ “Hannity” program.
“I have no announcement to make,” Romney said. “We are doing the things we need to keep in the public eye … but we haven’t made a decision at this point.”
On Saturday Romney took the top spot in the first presidential straw poll in the run-up to the 2012 election, winning 35 percent of the vote among the 493 members of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee.
Gov Romney: You know, I don’t know who all is going to get in the race, but I do believe that it would be helpful if at least one of the people who is running in the Republican field had extensive experience in the private sector – in small business, in big business, working with the economy. Because, frankly, not just solving the near-term problems of unemployment – people not getting checks – is going to require someone with that experience – but also also long-term. We’ve got to have a strong economic foundation to make sure that we can stay ahead of the challenges we face – like a growing China and a militarily aggressive China. We’re going to have to stay so far ahead that no one ever questions the capacity of America to stand by the forces of freedom in the world.
UPDATE – The full text of Romney’s interview may be found here.
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