Former governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts began a movement for the 2012 Republican Party nomination for president of the United States shortly after the 2008 presidential election.
Although he was frequently mentioned as a possible candidate, Romney stopped short of a full-fledged candidacy before the beginning of 2011. Prior to that, he had indicated that he was merely considering running again for president.
Romney filed his organization with the Federal Elections Commission as an exploratory committee, and announced the organization in a video message on April 11, 2011.
Although he is certainly qualified I cannot get all that excited about Mr. Romney's candidacy. Frankly, I think his time has passed and I just don't think he can get elected. Still in a contest against Barack Obama I would vote for him in a heartbeat.