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Fol­low­ing the re­cent re­lease of “Mitt” the movie on Net­flix, there has been some Mitt Rom­ney nos­tal­gia among vot­ers. Pun­dits and crit­ics claimed au­di­ences fi­nally got to see the “hu­man” Mitt. But had the oft mock­ing main­stream me­dia cov­er­age been broader and more fair to the Repub­li­can hope­ful dur­ing the 2012 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, per­haps a more au­then­tic por­trait would have emerged.

But no mat­ter. Oth­ers puz­zle over Mr. Rom­ney’s loss that year.

“He had that first de­bate and it was look­ing great. Af­ter that, ei­ther through ad­vice or, maybe you get a lit­tle ner­vous, or maybe you do a lit­tle chok­ing — some­thing hap­pened that was not good,” Don­ald Trump re­cently told a po­lit­i­cal au­di­ence at a New Hamp­shire col­lege. “That was a race that should have been won.”

Mr. Rom­ney — who has still man­aged to ac­crue 11 mil­lion fol­low­ers on his Face­book page — has re­peat­edly ad­vised the press that he won’t run again. Not so much Mr. Trump, though. What about that in­evitable Trump run for the White House?

“I would cer­tainly look at it. You know why? I’m un­happy with the way things are go­ing in Amer­ica,” the bil­lion­aire ex­plained to Reuters.

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