Romney fuels 2016 speculation along campaign trail

Posted at 6:47 PM, Oct 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-02 18:51:05-04

LIVONIA, Mich. -- Michigan native Mitt Romney has been all over the country this summer, stumping for Republican candidates along the way.

The former presidential nominee made a stop in metro Detroit Thursday, showing his support for U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land.

It didn’t take long for the 2012 GOP presidential nominee to take a direct shot at President Obama.

“I’m not a big supporter of President Obama,” Romney told the standing room only crowd. “He was not someone I was inclined to support, but I’m even more disappointed than I expected.”

Those words, along with Romney’s recent comments about foreign policy, are fueling speculation about presidential aspirations in 2016.

“He was the one who didn’t get the status of forces agreement in place to make sure that we had troops in Iraq,” Romney said. “He was the one who decided three years ago when everyone--including Hillary Clinton, by the way --said that we should identify moderates among the Syrians and arm them. He said, 'No,' and the result is now the contribution to the creation of ISIS.”

Romney was recently asked by the New York Times whether he would consider another run in 2016.

He told the paper, “We’ve got a lot of people looking at this race. We’ll see what happens.”