Friday after Mitt Romney announced he would not be running for the Republican nomination for president in 21016, Chuck Todd said Romney’s interest in competing against Jeb Bush dates back to their falling out over immigration.
Todd said, “I think some of the interest in the race was personal. Yes, some driven by — look, Jeb has had problems with Romney going back to ’07 Romney was Jeb’s candidate in early ’07, and Romney flipped on immigration and Jeb never forgave him. He thought the way he used immigration as a wedge against McCain, he never forgave him. He wouldn’t be shy about criticizing Romney. He thought he is pandering too much. And that continued through 2012. And that’s really what drove Jeb away from Romney, it is the way Romney ran against immigration reform.”
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