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US: Mitt Romney ‘likely’ to run for President in 2016

Nick Duffy January 14, 2015
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Failed Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is reportedly considering running for President again in 2016.

Mr Romney previously ran for President in 2008 and 2012. In 2008 he lost the Republican nomination to Senator John McCain, and in 2012 secured the party’s nomination but failed to beat Democrat Barack Obama.

According to sources, the Republican is currently considering a run for President in 2016 – joining rumoured candidates including Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee.

Mitt Romney came out firmly against LGBT equality in November 2011, in the midst of the Republican primary contest, when he signed a formal pledge declaring his opposition to same-sex marriage.

The former Governor of Massachusetts – who is affiliated with the Mormon church – claimed last year: “I think marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman, and I think the ideal setting for raising a child is in a setting where there’s a father and mother.

“Now there are many other different settings that children are raised in, and people have the right to live their life as they want to.

“But I think marriage should be defined in the way it’s been defined for several thousand years. And if gay couples want to live together, that’s fine as well, that’s their right.”

However, he added: “I don’t know that you have to worry about who wins or who loses a particular fight.

“I think you stand for various principles, you communicate those to the American people, and they either support those or not.

“Sometimes if something is lost, while you move on to the next issue, you wish you had won that one but you move on.

“In this case, it continues to be an issue that people find relevant and important, something that is being considered in various states around the country.”

Related topics: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gay, mitt romney, mormon, Politics, US, US

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