Mitt and Ann Romney talk about the election and their future
PARK CITY, Utah – Some of the biggest names in politics and business are at Deer Valley this week for a summit hosted by former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The event, called “Experts and Enthusiasts,” was attended by major politicians on both sides of the aisle, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Romney’s vice presidential runningmate Paul Ryan.
Mitt and Ann Romney sat down with CNN for an exclusive interview about his presidential campaign and what they’re up to now.
The Romneys said that in the week following the election, they went from one of the most-watched people in the country to being back on their own.
“You’re in this bubble, secret service and automobiles and planes and private jets with the 737s and the entire press corps following you and then bang done,” Ann said. “Mitt’s father used to say this and I just loved it. He said politics is the fastest way to go from who’s who to who’s that?”
Mitt Romney says that he regrets some of the moments on the campaign, including an infamous comment about 47 percent of Americans being on the dole.
“I was very upset. There were a number of times that I said things that didn’t come out right and one of the interesting things about campaigns today unlike 25 or 30 years ago is that everything that you say is being recorded,” he said.
When asked if he would run again, Romney said he would love to, but it isn’t his time.
“But I would love to do it again. Are you kidding? I would love to do it and win. But it’s not my time. I had my chance. I expressed my views. I didn’t win. It’s time for someone else now to get in there, and give it their best shot,” he said.