When asked whether he expected his Republican friends to return the favor and help him in the future, Romney said, "Look, I don't expect people that are receiving support today are thinking about what's going to happen down the road. This is really time to concentrate on 2010 and the elections coming up, and what the future holds, time will tell."
As for his potential rivals for the 2012 nomination, Romney admits he does keep one eye on the likes of Sarah Palin. "I am always intrigued by the passion and energy of my fellow Republicans. You watch Sarah Palin, she brings such enthusiasm and excitement to a race," Romney said. "Yeah, I watch with interest, and now and then I get a chance to watch the Huckabee Show and he's got good things to say, so yeah I watch these guys."
When pushed on whether his campaign efforts were helping him set up another presidential bid, Romney didn't say no.
"I haven't made that decision and that decision will be made after November, but when after November, I can't predict. The decisions come when they come," he said.
In other words, stay tuned. This coach passenger might be looking for an upgrade.