Why is he really doing this? One possibility is that he’ll announce what he’s going to do next. Lots of political types figure that’s the real point of the address, at least for the Romney camp. All reports are that he has been bored puttering around his new home in La Jolla, Calif. – no car elevator jokes, please – and CPAC would be a decent forum for him to outline how he’s going to keep a hand in politics. Or if not a full hand, at least a finger, OK? He’s said in the past that he wasn’t going to completely ride off into a lucrative private-sector sunset.
The rumor du jour is that he’s going to become a Fox News contributor. Mediaite has that story, based on an exchange between Fox News anchor Chris Wallace and "Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade. On the latter’s radio show, Mr. Wallace said he knows what’s up next for the Mittster. Mr. Kilmeade then guessed “Fox News contributor,” causing Wallace to get flustered and clam up.
“After a short pause and exactly one hem and one haw, Wallace [replied], ‘We’re not playing 20 questions here my friend!,” Mediate’s Tommy Christopher reports.