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Jason Chaffetz: Mitt
Romney will run —and win

Politico, by Nick Gass

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 7/7/2014 9:43:49 PM

At least one House Republican thinks Mitt Romney will make another run for the White House in 2016 — and this time, he says the 2012 runner-up will emerge victorious. “I think he actually is gonna run for president. He probably doesn’t want me to say that,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told host Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Monday. Chaffetz also backed the former Massachusetts governor early in the GOP nomination process for 2012. “A hundred times he says he’s not, but Mitt Romney has always accomplished what he’s set out to do. I think he’s proven right on

Oh please say it ain´t so. I thought he had more sense than that! He has been dogged in his Benghazi investigation. Romney got even less votes than McCain! What a horrific idea!


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/7/2014 9:45:51 PM     (No. 9914493)

Wishful thinking? Don´t they share the same faith?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 7/7/2014 9:51:18 PM     (No. 9914498)

This is a stupid comment and Chaffetz should know better. He´s just feeding the idiotic press meme, Mitt´s running in 2016. He´s not. One thing Romney isn´t is a flirt. If he says he´s not running he´s not running. This speculation serves no purpose.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northcross, 7/7/2014 9:53:24 PM     (No. 9914502)

Don´t be too rough on Mitt. He may have flubbed the last election and he may not be Ted Cruz, but he would be vastly preferable to Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Al Sharpton, Larry Flynt, Pajama Boy, or any other icon of the liberal left.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: cartcart, 7/7/2014 9:54:24 PM     (No. 9914503)

Nope! Too many evangelicals would rather watch the country rot than vote for a Mormon.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 7/7/2014 10:02:37 PM     (No. 9914511)

Mitt Romney is a marvelous guy. He would be a good President. But given the sorry state of the electorate and the massive vote fraud machine, it is doubtful any Republican Presidential candidate can win. Maybe he´s our best hope.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kahunavol, 7/7/2014 10:06:37 PM     (No. 9914514)

Some people believe things even though they aren´t factual. Guess it makes them feel better for choosing a bad candidate. Here are some actual results comparing 2008 and 2012.
In 2008, white, born-again, evangelical Christians represented 26% of the total vote for president, according to the exit polls.
In 2012, white, born-again, evangelical Christians represented 26% of the total vote for president, according to the exit polls.
In other words, we saw no change at all in the size of the evangelical vote, –no net gain, certainly no surge, no record evangelical turnout, despite expectations of this.
Of the 117 million people who voted on Tuesday, therefore, about 30 million (26%) were evangelicals. Of this, 21% — or about 6.4 million evangelicals — voted for Obama.
By comparison, of the 125 million people who voted in 2008, 32.5 million (26%) were evangelicals. At the time, Obama won 24% of evangelicals, or about 7.8 million people.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BarryNo, 7/7/2014 10:09:19 PM     (No. 9914517)

The definition of stupid is when you try something, and it fails, so you try it again. The GOP and the Dems have something in common, even if they apply it differently.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ronbet, 7/7/2014 10:16:59 PM     (No. 9914522)

I speculate that these same posters will cost us the election again. They have a death wish.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 7/7/2014 10:39:58 PM     (No. 9914544)

I doubt his wife would go for it yet again.... especially with our country being on the edge of mass unrest thanks to the non house-trained mutt in the White House.
To stop the damage and rescue America, the next President will have to be tough, ruthless, convincing, and almost as sociopathic as Barry. But as a second choice I´d take Mitt in a heartbeat.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: GW_Rider, 7/7/2014 10:56:07 PM     (No. 9914570)

I don´t believe he´ll run again.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Vastrightwingconspirator, 7/7/2014 11:02:38 PM     (No. 9914579)

Enough already, he´s a bigger joke than Mclame.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: smcchk, 7/7/2014 11:08:30 PM     (No. 9914586)

I hope that he does.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: fayebeck, 7/7/2014 11:21:45 PM     (No. 9914600)

#8 you are absolutely correct. I doubt Republicans will win the Senate. Republicans will lose many seats in the house. And there is no chance a Republican will win the Presidency in 2016. Yep, let´s just keep giving the RINOS a lesson. That´ll show ´em.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/7/2014 11:48:00 PM     (No. 9914622)

Mitt is a very nice man. Since he is so tight with the entrenched GOP establishment and pretty cozy with NE Democrats too, he won´t fight decades of Washington corruption. We cannot afford four or eight more years of the status quo. So, it´s good he isn´t running and Chaffetz is a ding-a-ling for shooting off his mouth.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Penney, 7/7/2014 11:55:34 PM     (No. 9914627)

Romney seems to be preparing to run again but he has had his chance and didn´t make it. The GOP will win in 2016 IF the candidate is a respected authentic conservative, adept at communicating why America is exceptional and the USA´s Constitutional principles. ...In other words a merited, ethical, patriotic American, ´Reagan,´ type.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: hebrew_hammer, 7/8/2014 12:42:47 AM     (No. 9914649)

#8 - I am "one of these posters," and I voted for Romney. I think he´s a decent guy, and would´ve made a tepid, relatively useless President. Still better than Obama, though.

My problem at this point, however, isn´t Mitt - it´s the GOP. And I don´t give a damn who they nominate, really. Even if the conservative wing of the Party were to prevail, and lightning then struck in the General and their nominee won, once in office he would be fought even more aggressively by the GOP than the Dems.

But, lightning won´t strike. The Republicans will be EXCEEDINGLY lucky to pull out a win in November. They will simply never, ever win the General again - the scales have tipped.

There are simply too many soldiers in the Free *h** Army to win against - we belong to an ossified Party, which is content to be relegated to opposition status, and it is in its death throes.

If you know you´re gonna die, die like a man. Vote your conscience, because no matter what, we ain´t gonna win!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Harlowe, 7/8/2014 1:07:36 AM     (No. 9914664)

#4, #8 - Matthew 7:1-5

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Breccia, 7/8/2014 1:31:02 AM     (No. 9914669)

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Reply 19 - Posted by: enuf8, 7/8/2014 3:27:38 AM     (No. 9914700)

Sorry Jason, I really like you, but you now have put a big black mark on your chest.

Mitt has lost twice. Once to McCain in the primary and the second time with SIX years of preparation he lost to the scum in the WH. NO WAY!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: harper, 7/8/2014 4:04:49 AM     (No. 9914707)

If there is a Republican President in 2016 they will face such a tidal wave of Progressive hatred and vilification that it will make GWB´s or Sarah´s travails look like a love-in.

Romney surely has more of the right stuff to survive this onslaught than most other potential candidates. Thinking about family, faith and wealth. Besides, what would motivate anyone else to take on the task? His strong Christian sense of duty would be a motivation to shoulder such a thankless burden.

The Democrat Smirk proves they think they have America on the ropes. A Republican President in 2016 will have few historical guidelines for what must be done.

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