Romney Says No to Presidency Run Despite Tenacious Backers

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, talked to his running mate Paul Ryan as Ann Romney waved after her husband conceded the 2012 presidential race. AP Photo/Stephan Savoia
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, talked to his running mate Paul Ryan as Ann Romney waved after her husband conceded the 2012 presidential race.

Despite Mitt Romney’s claims he won’t be running for president a third consecutive time, some Republicans are reportedly waiting for the final word from an unlikely source— Ann Romney.

According to The Boston Globe, supporters want confirmation from “the motivating force behind his past campaigns.” Utah Republican and longtime Romney supporter told The Globe:

“Until Ann Romney looks me in the eye and says, ‘Jason, it’s not going to happen. Let’s stop doing that,’ I think there’s a remote possibility it might happen.”

Romney told the Globe in an interview that he’s firm in his decision. “There is no wiggle room,” he said. “I am not running for president. No means no.”

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Read the full Boston Globe story here.