Romney rumblings persist with nudge from conservative columnist

Posted at 7:51 PM, May 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-31 21:51:22-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- It was March 4, 2015, when Mitt Romney announced he would not run for president in 2016, and he has not changed his tune since, but like a case of hiccups, every so often the same sound erupts from the same place: columnists who don’t like Donald Trump.

Chief among those columnists is the editor of the conservative magazine, The Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol.

Kristol has been actively trying to recruit an independent candidate for several weeks, and famously met with Romney in Washington D.C. in the first week of May. At that meeting, Romney told Kristol he’s not going to run.

Apparently, Kristol doesn’t feel like the “no” was a “really I mean it I’m not gonna do it.”

On May 26, Kristol told Bloomberg politics Romney is still Plan A, and Plan B, C, D, etc.

From Bloomberg:  “The real last chance here is with Mitt Romney, who has said ‘no’ but who I think is thinking seriously about it,” Kristol said. “He is a very serious person, he really knows that Trump should not be president of the United States. He strongly believes that Hillary Clinton should not be president of the United States.”

On Sunday, Kristol said:  “Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate--an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance.”