Romney: No decision on 2012 presidential run until after midterms

Former Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.) said on Sunday that he would not be making a decision about running as the Republican candidate for president in 2012 until after the midterm elections this November.

“I don’t really have the pros and cons laid out yet,” said Romney on “Fox News Sunday,” adding that he would be closely consulting with his wife, Ann Romney, about the decision. 

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“It’s something that we won’t have to decide until sometime after the November elections, but my guess is that after those elections are over and we see where the country is and we see the features in our own life that may affect a decision like that, we’ll sit down and make a decision.”

Asked earlier this week about whether she would support her husband putting his hat into the ring and making another presidential bid, as he did in 2008, Ann Romney said she wasn’t sure what the decision would be, but that she was ready for the challenge if they went down that road.

"We know exactly what it means, they’ll be no surprises and no expectations of what will it really be like, we know what it really means,” said Ann Romney on Fox’s “Your World.”

“I’m up to saying, go storm the castle, sweetie.”

While on Sunday the former governor, who just launched a nationwide tour promoting his book, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, did not set a date by when he’d make an announcement for a presidential bid, he continued to speak with the type of rhetoric typical of campaign speeches.

“I’m going to continue the battle to keep America strong,” he said. “And I’m very, very concerned that the foundations of America’s strength, our culture, our education, our energy dependence, our productivity as a nation, our military strength, all of those things are under attack and that Washington is taking us down a course of weakness.”

Romney has been no stranger to decrying President Barack Obama and his policies in the White House. Earlier this week he went after the president for blaming major insurance companies for problems within the American healthcare system.

“Gosh, how disappointing it was to see the president take on the health insurance companies, as if the reason that healthcare is expensive in America is because of the insurance companies,” Romney said in a speech at the National Press Club.

“I'm sure there are some insurance companies that deserve blame and we can find them out and point them out. But this is an issue that is broader than trying to punish some scapegoat.”