Mitt Romney To Announce He’s Running For President (Again); Claims Pres. Obama ‘Has Failed America’

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By Adam S. Levy
Radar Staff Writer

If at first you don’t succeed …

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2008, will announce in New Hampshire on Thursday that he’s seeking the Republican presidential nomination for next year’s election.

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“Barack Obama has failed America,” Romney, who is Mormon, said in a statement Thursday. “A few years ago, Americans did something that was, actually, very much the sort of thing Americans like to do: We gave someone new a chance to lead; someone we hadn’t known for very long, who didn’t have much of a record but promised to lead us to a better place.

“Now, in the third year of his four-year term, we have more than promises and slogans to go by.”

Romney edged another prospective nominee in former vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin by a score of 17 percent to 15 percent in the latest 2012 election Gallup poll among Republican-leaning voters.

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The Harvard graduate-turned successful businessman/politician — perhaps in trying to shed a stodgy image, and match the attractive and charismatic Palin in the hip department — told NBC News this week he’s an avid viewer of American Idol.

“I watched, this year it was Scotty [McCreery] winning, that was terrific,” Romney said. “That guy’s got talent.”

We’ll see if Romney’s talents can get him past the Alaskan media star in the weeks to come.

 

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