Based on History, Romney Won’t Win Nomination

-By Warner Todd Huston

Politico has a great piece about Mitt Romney’s second run for the nomination for president of the Republican Party. It analyzes the history of losing candidates that tried four years later to win the second time ’round. Unfortunately for the Mittster, the history argues that he’ll lose this time, too.

Looking at the history of candidates that ran once and lost then tried to win again four years later, Politico found that not one of them succeeded. A few candidates that ran eight years later, though, did win. So, the conclusion is, history would show that Mitt won’t win this time, but could have if he’d waited eight years instead of running again right away four years later…

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