Presidential races

Erick Erickson: ‘Mitt Romney should run for president again’

Greg Nash

Conservative blogger and radio host Erick Erickson wants Mitt Romney to launch a third-party bid for president.

{mosads}Erickson wrote Friday that he would “gladly work for a Romney presidency given the choices between Clinton and Trump.”

“There is more and more data out there that the time is right for a third party bid,” Erickson wrote. “More and more Americans are horrified and disgusted at the thought of voting for either Trump or Clinton.”

Erickson has said he would never vote for Donald Trump and has opposed Romney during his previous presidential runs.

The 2012 GOP nominee briefly spearheaded the recruiting efforts for a third-party candidate but said Wednesday he wouldn’t run himself and has dropped the search for another viable candidate.

Romney had attempted to recruit a challenger to Trump and Hillary Clinton but prospects like Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) have refused.

Erickson insists Romney would be a likeable candidate as both Trump and Clinton struggle with their favorability ratings.

“No one wants to vote for a candidate because they are against the other candidate. People want to vote for a candidate because they like that candidate,” Erickson wrote.

“Romney could provide that. I can’t believe I’m even writing this. But seriously, Mitt Romney should run for President again and transcend party for the good of the country.”

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