Mitt Romney has announced he will not seek the 2016 Republican nomination.

That\’s bad news in the sense that this is a man who has spent his entire life succeeding at everything he did. 

But it is also good news for Republicans, because – due to a combination of the facts that he has tried and failed in the past, he would be seen by some as a tired retread, he has been on both sides of a good many major issues, and he has made comments (e.g. that 47% one was a real killer) which turn off voters, he probably would have had a very difficult time winning – more difficult, I expect, than other viable candidates.

He\’s done the right thing.

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