Romney: In Hillary 2016, Bill Is 'Not Relevant'
Addressed gay marriage, Sochi
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2014 1:06 PM CST
Ann and Mitt Romney arrive at the third annual NFL Honors at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision for NFL/AP Images)

(Newser) – If Hillary Clinton is the Democrats' nominee in 2016, Bill hasn't got anything to do with it, says Mitt Romney. "I don't think Bill Clinton is as relevant as Hillary Clinton," he says, as per Politico. "Hillary Clinton will have plenty to discuss about her own record, and I don't imagine that Bill Clinton is going to be a big part of it. She has her own record and her own vision." As for Romney 2016, he jokingly declined, saying, "I'm not Ronald Reagan; I think that 's been pointed out to me before." Romney also addressed gay marriage ("I think the ideal setting for raising a child is in a setting where there's a father and mother," adding, "people have the right to live their life as they want to.") and the Sochi Olympics ("There's no such thing as a 100% guarantee, but I think at this stage people feel pretty comfortable that the games will be safe.") Elsewhere on your Sunday dial:

  • NC Gov. Pat McCrory on the weather: It's "not as tough as the first episode of House of Cards, but it's been tough on all of us." He adds that economically, the storms have "hit on our budget, and it's going to be a hit on the economy, because people haven't been spending money in the past four or five days."
  • Mike Lee on ObamaCare delays: "This is a shameless act, a shameless power grab that is designed to help the president and his political party achieve a particular outcome in a partisan election."
  • John McCain on Syria: "None of us want boots on the ground, but to not revisit other options, which are viable … it’s shameful. There are viable options, there is a viable Free Syrian Army … there is still viable opposition that we can help and assist.

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Feb 24, 2014 10:27 PM CST
its kinda fun reading the Dem Rep back and forth in the comments its almost like you guys think they are 2 different entities .
Feb 17, 2014 6:01 PM CST
The best candidate of our generation... what a missed opportunity. That being said, I would not run again if I were him. He can't win. At this point the only Republican who is going to win is an extreme moderate "everyman" like Chris Christie running against a weak Democrat.
Feb 17, 2014 5:26 PM CST
According to Obozo the Clown, our constitution is not relevant, either. Hillary the Hag is not relevant to making our country great again, either. We had one shot, and you commies didn't vote for Romney and Ryan.