Fox's Neil Cavuto apparently doesn't believe that the GOP 2016 clown car is quite crowded enough. After asking former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney about the current crop that are presumed to be running on this Tuesday's show, Cavuto practically begged Mitt Romney to reconsider getting into the presidential primary race and then described some bizarre scenario where the Republicans still don't have a candidate by the time their convention rolls around and Mittens comes and saves them.
It doesn't say much about the maybe 20 or so potential Republican candidates for 2016 if they feel they've got to beg Mr. 47 Percent to keep his options open.
From Fox's blog: Cavuto Presses Romney on Whether He'd Reconsider a 2016 Run:
The former presidential candidate sounded off on Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s announcement that he will seek the Republican nomination for president, calling him “an extraordinarily gifted orator.” He also said that he likes 2016 contenders Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Scott Walker “a lot.”
Romney applauded Chris Christie’s honesty, calling him “a guy who tells the truth, in your face if he disagrees with you.”
“America loves a comeback, and Chris is poised to do that,” Romney said.
Neil Cavuto asked Romney what he thinks of people who say, “We don’t want another Romney or McCain.”
“They’re entitled to make their case, and people will listen to those arguments and decide who they want to represent the Republican Party,” Romney said.
Cavuto also asked Romney about the statement he made when he announced that he would not run for president in 2016.
“I’ve been asked, and will certainly be asked again, if there are any circumstances whatsoever that might develop that could change my mind. That seems unlikely,” Romney said in a statement.
“Now I’m no lawyer, but I caught the line ‘That seems unlikely,’” Cavuto said.
Romney insisted that it’s “more than just unlikely,” noting that Republicans have about 16 viable candidates.
“So that’s never, never, never?” Cavuto pressed.
“It’s not gonna happen,” Romney said.