Historical re-election odds were against another Romney bid

On Friday, aides said former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will forgo a 2016 presidential bid for personal reasons. But in historical terms, a consecutive run at the White House would have been problematic based on the past trends involving losing presidential candidates.

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