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‘Done. Done. Done,” says Ann Romney of a Mitt White House bid

“Done. Done. Done.”

That was an emphatic Ann Romney, speaking to the Los Angeles Times, when asked about a possible 2016 bid for the presidency by husband Mitt Romney.

“Done,” she told the Times’ Maeve Reston. “Completely. Not only Mitt and I are done, but the kids are done.” The Romneys have five sons.

Mitt Romney has been actively travelling to promote 2014 Republican candidates, and there’s widespread speculation that he could run for president again.

Reston asked if there were any circumstances that would have her urge her husband, the Republicans’ 2012 presidential nominee, to run again--or if she would back him.

She hasn’t been pushed to that point mentally, she said, but if so, it would be a joint decision.

Instead, Reston reported, “She reeled off a long list of what she called ‘really interesting’ potential Republican contenders, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and her husband’s 2012 choice for vice president, Rep. Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin.”

And, Romney said, “We’re going to see a nice field shake out.”

The Romneys are starting the Ann Romney Center for Neurological Diseases in Massachusetts, a research facility that will focus on finding cures and new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other diseases.

Mitt Romney wrote his wife a love letter Tuesday that recalled how he learned she had multiple sclerosis.

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