“It’s very hard to produce unanimity in American politics, particularly among fractious Republicans,” says columnist George Will, “but Mitt Romney this week did so. So far as I can tell, there is no one expressing the desire, the pent-up desire, for another Romney campaign.” The Fox News Sunday panelist explained why the GOP should not turn to its 2012 nominee for the upcoming presidential cycle.
Is the field weak? He [Romney] doesn’t have that excuse. This is probably the strongest, most diverse republican field since 1856, when there first was a Republican field.
Is the party weak? They control 31 governors — seven of the ten largest states have Republican governors; they control both legislative chambers and the governorship in 23 states, 251 electoral votes. The Republican party is geared up for a very strong showing in 2016, and they do not need to look backward.