Utah House of Representatives Speaker Greg Hughes expressed disappointment upon learning that 2012 GOP standard-bearer Mitt Romney has chosen not to embark on a third run for the U.S. presidency.

“I’m disappointed that Mitt Romney has decided that he will not be running for President. I was waiting for the ‘I told you so’ tour.

“History has proven that Mitt Romney was right and President Obama was wrong on many issues, Speaker Hughes said. “He was the best candidate before and he would have been a great candidate again. I respect his decision and look forward to his continued role in the Republican Party and influence on key issues in the future.”