This is a rush transcript from "Your World," November 3, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: It's amazing what can happen in the final hours of a campaign, right?
Well, despite this dustup, Democrats are sounding confident they will hold on to the Senate. Is Governor Mitt Romney just as confident?
The governor with me moments ago.
CAVUTO: Governor Romney, welcome.
It's always good to have you.
MITT ROMNEY, R-FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Thanks, Neil.
CAVUTO: We're getting indications today, sir, the White House is very confident it will keep Democrats in charge of the Senate.
Do they know something you don't?
ROMNEY: no, they don't look at any polls different than the ones that the people across America are looking at.
And what they're trying to do, of course, is to perfume the pig. The reality is that the Democrats are going to lose a lot of seats in the Senate, a lot of seats in the House, a lot of seats in legislatures and governorships across the country. They're going to lose big time in the elections tomorrow.
And they're trying to say, oh, but -- but the Republicans may not get the control of the Senate. Well, that's hard to predict at this point. Whether we do or we don't, we're going to pick up a lot of seats, five, six, seven. Time will tell exactly what the number is that, and that will depend on turnout.
CAVUTO: All right, well, if you get any less than six, many in the media - - and you know the media will immediately say, well, it's a disappointment. If this were any kind of year for the Republicans to gain control of the Senate, this were the year. So it would be seen as a failure.
Do you agree with that?
ROMNEY: Well, I actually think we are going to get the Senate. But, look, I don't have a crystal ball. I can't be entirely accurate in predicting at this stage who all is going to turn out to vote state by state.
There are a lot of races that are very, very close and turnout will make the difference.
But I -- but I do think that we're going to pick up a lot of seats and picking up, whether it's four, five or six seats in each case, that's a big win. And the same thing in the House.
We're going to pick up a lot of seats in the House.
This is a victory and I think a complete rejection of the Obama administration's agenda.
This really is, I think, Neil, really, the last chance for the American people to pass judgment on the Obama agenda. And they are doing so -- and they're doing so very clearly across the country.
CAVUTO: You know, Governor, you proved to be the most requested politician to stump on behalf of candidates in your party than any other, in fact, almost than any other combined.
And I'm wondering if, in this potential kingmaker role, whether that goes back to Richard Nixon in 1966. He accumulated a lot of chits in that election for a future White House run, so, too, Ronald Reagan in 1970. And I think you know where -- where I'm going here.
Would that be very tempting for you then, knowing that you had a big hand in electing a lot of Republicans who clearly wanted you to be the guy to put them over the top?
ROMNEY: Well, let me tell you, Neil, why I'm doing this.
First of all, I care very deeply about the direction of the country. That's why I ran for president in the first place.
And, secondly, there are a lot of people out there who helped me who really went to work to help me in 2012. And I figure I owe -- in a lot of these races, there are some folks, in some cases, that are kind of way behind, but I'm still going to show up and campaign for them because they really helped me.
In other cases, these are battleground states where we're right at the razor's edge of victory, and I'm hoping that my effort will maybe pick up a few votes here or there.
So this is about 2014. And, as to 2016, you know, you've heard me say before. I'm not running. I'm not planning on running. This is about getting a new course for this country with the election that happens tomorrow.
CAVUTO: I hear what you're saying, Governor.
Nevertheless, when I had the pleasure of speaking with your wife not too long ago, she was the one, when I asked if Jeb Bush decided not to run, would you?
She said, well, we'll just have to see, won't we, Neil?
Now, many read a lot into that. And she tried to be more emphatic later on to say there was no intention of another Romney run.
Is it unequivocal on your part, no matter who's in or out of this race, you're out, period?
ROMNEY: You know, I've learned if I change any words whatsoever on this topic, it becomes a whole story in and of itself. And so I have learned to say this time and again, which is, I'm not running. I'm not planning on running. I anticipate I'm going to be out working for our nominee. I don't know who that will be.
We've got 10 or 15 people looking at the race. And we're -- we're getting ready to help one of them.
CAVUTO: Do you think that this past week, Chris Christie hurt himself with the infamous "shut up" comment?
ROMNEY: You know, I think that was -- was unfortunate.
I think it -- it cast Chris in a light which -- which is not the way he'd like to be seen. But I didn't hear what the other guy was saying. So it's -- it's hard for me to know how offensive it may have been. But, you know, these are -- these are times when a lot of people are under a lot of stress. And I'm just hoping that we can concentrate on the '14 race and get some good folks elected that can take the country in a new direction.