Since he’s not holding an elected office right now, he’s the most well positioned of any of the 2012 hopefuls to be THE voice of opposition. Because he can present ideas galore and none of them have to pass any test or go before any vote.

And now, well, there’s this:

The former Massachusetts governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate is speaking at a political fundraiser Tuesday in Chicago. Other high-profile speaking events follow this week.

Despite those engagements and other signals that he’s positioning himself for another presidential bid, Romney insists that “this is a quiet time.”

Yes, quiet time usually involves talking up a storm at fundraisers and high-profile speaking events. That’s usually how I like to stay quiet.

We all know that Republicans are looking for a new Reagan and Romney’s the closest thing they’ll get. He knows that.

So get ready for Mitt in 2012. It’s already happening.

Politics Trust Me. Romney’s In For 2012.