As Americans prepare to choose their next president, Mitt Romney said Thursday neither of the likely major party nominees meets the standards he has set for giving his support.
Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee who in March declared himself part of the #NeverTrump movement in the GOP, made his comments at the American Friends of The Hebrew University dinner Thursday night.
“I don’t intend on supporting either of the major party candidates at this point,” Romney said. Donald Trump this week became the presumptive Republican nominee; Hillary Clinton is leading the race for the Democratic nod.
“I see way too much demagoguery and populism on both sides of the aisle, and I only hope and aspire that we’ll see more greatness,” he said.
Romney said he will not enter the presidential race as an independent, but he seemed to hold out hope someone else will . . .
“I think it happens to be an inflection point in our history as we go through this dramatic change economically and militarily, socially, all those things. … And I happen to think that the person who is leading the nation has an enormous and disproportionate impact on the course of the world, so I am dismayed at where we are now. I wish we had better choices, and I keep hoping that somehow things will get better, and I just don’t see an easy answer from where we are.” (Read more from “Mitt Romney Makes It Clear Where He Stands on Clinton vs. Trump” HERE)