Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has largely stayed out of the limelight following his bruising loss in the 2012 presidential election, leaving behind a fractured Republican party in the midst of some heavy soul-searching.
A former senior adviser to Romney tells CNN, however, that his silence will be short lived:
"He deliberately did not inject himself into the political discussion between the election and the inauguration while the President was laying out his agenda for a second term," the former senior adviser said. "But Gov. Romney does care deeply about America and its place in the world and from time to time he will speak out on issues."