Romney: A Reckoning by McKay Coppins:
Late on the night of September 30, Romney called Stevens with a startling question: “Should I just drop out of the race?”
Romney reasoned that Republicans would have a better chance if they swapped him out for someone who wasn’t so easily saddled with claims that he only cared about the rich. He suggested Chris Christie or Rob Portman.
The election was six weeks away, and the Republican presidential nominee was actively discussing resigning his candidacy.