Mitt Romney hasn’t decided whether to run for president. But of course that doesn’t mean he’s not.
Romney, who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination in 2008, tells ABC’s Good Morning America that a formal decision about a possible White House run is still “down the road.”
“I’m not a candidate. I’m just having fun,” is the former Massachusetts governor’s laughing explanation about why he wasn’t wearing a necktie on national TV.
What he’s having fun doing, he didn’t say. But Romney may be having a blast just raising money. He’s leading the pack of Republican White House hopefuls by collecting $4.7 million in 2010 through his federal political action committee. Sarah Palin comes next at $3.6 million, followed by Tim Pawlenty at $2.1 million and Mike Huckabee at just under the $1 million mark.
Then there’s his state-based fundraising that allows donors (and candidates) to avoid federal restrictions on campaign contributions. State-level activity brought his 2010 fundraising total to more than $6 million.