Mitt Romney Turns Down Invitation to Trump Debate
Mitt Romney became the latest Republican candidate for President to turn down an invitation to the December 27th Newsmax debate moderated by Donald Trump:
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Tuesday that he will not attend a controversial Dec. 27 debate to be moderated by real estate magnate Donald Trump, as have candidates Ron Paul and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman.
Romney told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto that he will not participate in the Iowa debate, which has drawn fire from Washington Republicans as well as two of Romney’s competitors.
He gave no reason, but other Republicans have expressed concern that the event could be an embarrassment with Trump in control.
Romney joins Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul as definitely not going. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have accepted, and Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry have not expressed their intention. Hopefully, they’ll both turn it down. Something tells me there won’t be much desire to go forward with a debate featuring only Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.