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Report: Mitt Romney considering 2016 run if Jeb Bush doesn't

It seemed as if the 2012 election would never end and now the 2014 mid terms are just around the corner. Before you know it, the 2016 presidential election will be here but the question on everyone's mind has been pretty consistent, who is going to run?

Former Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney delivers remarks during the second day of the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)
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As November 6, 2012 came to a close, President Obama ended his night being re-elected in convincing fashion. With nearly 5 million more votes and 126 more electoral votes, President Obama defeated his Republican challenger Mitt Romney. During the campaign, Mitt Romney suffered from multiple gaffes that he wasn't able to overcome, even after besting the president during the first debate. Romney's first go around to become the Republican nominee was in 2008 when he eventually lost to John McCain. By the time the 2012 election came to pass, Romney was the most qualified out of a less than stellar field and won the nomination. As the 2016 election inches closer, there are reports that Mitt Romney might give the White House another run for its money.

During this past weekend's "Face the Nation" episode on CBS, host Bob Schieffer stated that according to his source, Mitt Romney will seriously consider running for president if former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush decides not to.

"I have a source that told me that if Jeb Bush decides not to run, that Mitt Romney may actually try it again."

According to the Washington Post, former big time Romney donors would prefer Bush to run, but would back Romney if Bush decides to sit 2016 out. The former governor of Massachusetts has stated on multiple occasions that he was done in politics, which is typical speech when it comes to potential candidates. Does Romney think that the third time is the charm? Would he really have a chance? Only time will tell.

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