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Romney vs. Holyfield: The Weigh In

Five-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and Mitt Romney weighed in Thursday for their “fight” Friday evening for Utah’s Charity Vision, a nonprofit that provides eye care for patients in developing countries.

Romney weighed in at 179 pounds while Holyfield was a little heavier, coming in at 236.5.

Romney looks to be in great shape, yet Holyfield is a 142,000:1 favorite against the former presidential contender, the one chance being that Holyfield develops rapidly metastasizing cancer in the ring and dies before chemo can be administered.

No, those aren’t the real odds.

Romney Not Running for President

Mitt Romney announced Friday morning that he will not run for president in 2016.

220px-Mitt_Romney_by_Gage_Skidmore_7Romney, who made the announcement during a statement by phone to supporters, withdrew from consideration even though he tops polls of potential candidates for the Republican nomination. His decision would most obviously seem to benefit Jeb Bush, who is seen as the other most palatable choice for moderates and establishment Republicans.

A copy of the statement was obtained by conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.

It what is being interpreted as a dig at Bush, Romney said he was ceding the stage to “the next generation” of GOP leaders:

I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is just getting started, may well emerge as being better able to defeat the Democrat nominee. In fact, I expect and hope that to be the case.

I feel that it is critical that America elect a conservative leader to become our next president. You know that I have wanted to be that president. But I do not want to make it more difficult for someone else to emerge who may have a better chance of becoming that president. You can’t imagine how hard it is for Ann and me to step aside, especially knowing of your support and the support of so many people across the country. But we believe it is for the best of the Party and the nation.

But Romney’s statement was not entirely Shermanesque. Romney said he thought he could win, though he noted it would be difficult. And in response to the hypothetical question of whether “there are any circumstances whatsoever” might develop that would get him to change his mind, he said, “that seems unlikely.”

But alas, not impossible.

The Latest Gruber Video

It’s not exactly what you think. And BTW, notice whom else he thanks. Romney is smart, but the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., that old Fox, was smarter. He used Romney to set in motion the process that led to the Affordable Care Act and eventually, perhaps, Kennedy’s decades-old vision of universal, single payer coverage. Continue Reading

Romney? Really?

Well, Mitt Romney apparently thinks what the country needs is Mitt Romney, and so he is, as White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest deadpanned Tuesday, “considering getting the band back together again.” He’s calling his old donors and telling them to keep their mouths and their wallets shut, contacting former operatives and telling them he’s going… Continue Reading

Will Gruber Ruin the Romney Revival?

MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, the architect of Obamacare whose comments disparaging Americans as stupid have gone viral, may not just be helping topple his own creation. He might also short-circuit the political revival of the man he worked with on a similar scheme, Mitt Romney, who was assisted by Gruber in creating Romneycare. The avalanche… Continue Reading

Make Romney the Ebola Czar

The appointment of Ron Klain to save us from Ebola is another one of President Obama’s specialities: Pasta Fiasco. Klain is a Democratic operative. His major life’s work has been protecting, promoting and serving the White House as chief of staff to Vice Presidents Biden and Gore. How are we going to trust what he says… Continue Reading

Romney Blows Away the Field in Iowa

Are we looking at another lackluster group of Republican presidential candidates? Is Mitt Romney nostalgia sweeping the Republican Party? Is it a little bit of both? Romney didn’t just win a poll of Republicans asked about their preferences in the Iowa caucuses. He killed. The new USA Today poll gives Mitt Romney 35 percent of the caucus vote,… Continue Reading

Romney Opens the Door

Mitt Romney Tuesday opened the door to a possible third run for president, saying that while he’s not running now and doesn’t plan to seek office, “circumstances can change.” Romney, who spoke to radio host Hugh Hewitt, updated his “I’m not running” stance significantly, making clear that he in fact wants to get in the… Continue Reading