It would appear the GOP donors underwhelmed with the likes of Jeb Bush and Scott Walker and fearful of Donald Trump are trying to renew efforts to recruit Mitt Romney, if NRO’s Eliana Johnson and Elaina Plott are correct.
I believe this would be a mistake. It would simply reinforce Republicans as a party of elites with a tin ear and play right into Trump’s hands. While Romney is a smart man and would have made a far better President these past couple of years than Obama, he simply does not resonate with people. If Romney couldn’t beat Obama on his record or lack thereof in 2012, he isn’t going to fare any better than 2016.