Romney’s Exit Paves the Way for Hillary

AP

Mitt Romney shocked the world—or rather, shocked the handful of people who obsessively follow politics—by toying with the idea of another presidential run. Then, on Friday, he proved a lot of eager pundits wrong by announcing that he wouldn’t run.

Romney’s decision to sit out 2016 is great news for Hillary Clinton, who is now the sole choice for voters in search of an old, out of touch, insanely wealthy, Wall Street-loving candidate with a history of failure.

Romney Campaigns for Ernst in Iowa

State Sen. Joni Ernst / AP

DES MOINES, Iowa—Former Gov. Mitt Romney joined Republican Joni Ernst to help rally her supporters on Sunday night, encouraging them to help get Ernst over the edge in the Iowa Senate race, which remains in a virtual dead heat.

Romney, the Republican presidential candidate in 2012, has become the go-to star for GOP Senate campaigns across the country as the party seeks to regain control of the chamber this fall. The former Massachusetts governor sounded relaxed and spoke in an almost folksy manner in front of about 150 attendees at the Iowa Farm Bureau headquarters.