"hanging by a thread." Seems that our indigenous Utah Mormons' most prominent presidential contender, i.e. Mitt Romney, has "thrown in the towel," regarding the possibility of making a 2016 Presidential election run, (and "fulfilling 'the prophesy'"):'
Update 2/1/15 10:00 a.m.: The Standard is carrying this Friday, 1/30/15 A.P. story, which provides some local "flavor":
James Evans, the Utah GOP chair, said he is disappointed, but Romney is doing what the former Massachusetts governor believes will give Republicans the best chance of winning the White House.It gets "interestinger and interestinger," dunnit?
“I happen to think that he’s the best possibility,” said Evans, who led a Utah-based “Draft Mitt” campaign to encourage Romney to run again.
Evans is still holding out hope that Romney could change his mind again and run after all.
“I still think there could be a possibility for him to run if none of the other candidates catch fire,”
RomneyEvans said. “Maybe everyone will come to Mitt Romney later this year and say, ‘We need you to do this.‘“