(KSL) Mitt Romney sounded an awful lot like a third-time presidential candidate Wednesday in Salt Lake City, telling an enthusiastic crowd the nation has problems like debt and poverty that aren’t being addressed.
But Romney stopped short of saying whether he has decided to make another run for the White House after losing the Republican nomination to Arizona Sen. John McCain in 2008 and the presidency to President Barack Obama in 2012.
At an event billed as “A Night With Mitt Romney: Learning to Navigate Today’s Economy,” Romney reminisced about leading the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City before shifting to more serious subjects.
During his speech, he said he wanted to explain why someone runs for public office, about as close as he came during more than an hour onstage to talking about another bid.
“It relates to the conclusion that I have, that the major challenges that this country faces are not being dealt with by leaders in Washington,” Romney said. “Both sides of the aisle, we just haven’t been able to take on and try and make progress on the major issues of our day.”
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