15 Reasons Mitt Shouldn’t Run

15 Reasons Mitt Shouldn’t Run

Jennifer Rubin, columnist at the Washington Post and one of Mitt’s Romney’s most strident defenders in the 2012 presidential race, is waving a red flags on the notion of a third try at the White House in 2016.

Offering 15 reasons for why Romney shouldn’t run, the list reads more like a legal pleading which makes the case that another run by Mitt would be a disaster.

Among the many reasons, most hinge on the missteps and bad strategy in the 2012 cycle (lack of emphasis on the middle class, “47% voters”, “self-deportation”). Likewise, the conditions in the 2016 cycle will be very different and in ways that would not favor a Romney candidacy.

Moreover, Rubin points out that in an era in which a reformed GOP agenda and fresh faces are needed against what may be an inevitable Hillary candidacy, reaching into the past just won’t work.