The mainstream media thought Romney would run again, and even had him leading in some of their polls, but grassroots voters responded unfavorably to their attempt to pick and choose for them this time around.
Romney currently leads polling, and with this exit, Romney can leave the political stage with his head held high..
“It’s the right thing to do at the right time,” said the former Romney aide.
Romney announced the news during a conference call with his supporters at 11 a.m. EST.
In October, Ann Romney told ABC News that her husband of 45 years had “moved on.”
Many voters believed Romney would have done well for the country if elected, but another run when the country is looking for a new name, a new direction, Romney’s time in office has gone.