Former Massachusetts Governor and unsuccessful 2012 GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney received a warm, rousing welcome from a packed house at CPAC 2013 Friday afternoon, despite his defeat against Richard Milhous Obama last November.
Romney was introduced by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who was one of the first Tea Party endorsed governors to endorse him during the GOP primary.
For his role as a former governor, Romney said the key to rejuvenating and rebounding is to look at the successes of 30 Republican governors across the country who have given their states leadership that has been lacking nationally.
In rejecting pessimism, Romney said he and his wife, Ann, were inspired during their travels during the 2012 campaign as they met people who inspired them, in how they innovated during hard times, or came to America, as one escapee of Vietnam did, to rise from a taxi driver to UN ambassador.
Romney did not address future plans, but said he would be a co-worker along other conservatives to work toward greater success in the future.
It's only unfortunate that he was unable to apply that passion to defeating Obama last November.