On Monday’s “Hardball” on MSNBC, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) told host Chris Matthews that he sees a scenario playing out in which former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), the 2012 Republican Party nominee, will be once again the presidential nominee in 2016 and ultimately the next president.
Partial transcript as follows:
MATTHEWS: Now that I got you here, excuse me, Congressman Cummings, I’ve got this guy in the chair here. My question to you, I talk about it all the time lately. I think mitt Romney in his head — he looks at the polls beating the president if there was another election. There won’t be — that he wants to run for president again. What do you think? What would you advise him?
CHAFFETZ: I think he is actually going to run for president. He probably doesn’t want me to say that. A hundred times he says he’s not. But Mitt Romney has always accomplished what he has set out to do. I think he’s proven right on a lot of stuff. I happen to be in the camp that thinks he’s actually going to run and I think he will be the next president of the United States.
MATTHEWS: Thank you so much. You’re a loyal Utahian and that’s a great thing to say.
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