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Jeb Bush Has Bain-esque Problems, So Mitt Romney May Run Again

NOVI, MI - FEBRUARY 28: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves to supporters during a primary night gathering at the Suburban Collections Showplace on February 28, 2012 in Novi, Michigan. Romney was declared the winner of the Arizona and Michigan primaries. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Photo: Justin Sullivan/2012 Getty Images

Though Mitt Romney repeatedly insisted that he’s not running in 2016, the Mittmentum has been growing in recent months, and now he appears to be coming around. Politico reports that Romney has been assessing the potential Republican field, and he doesn’t like what he sees — particularly when it comes to Jeb Bush’s work with Lehman Brothers and Barclays, and his private equity investments. “You saw what they did to me with Bain [Capital],” he has said, according to three sources. “What do you think they’ll do to [Bush] over Barclays?” Why that means Romney should run again is a bit unclear, but maybe he thinks America would prefer the questionable business history it knows?

Bush Has Bain-esque Problems, So Mitt May Run