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Mitt Romney was right about everything
in 2012. So why not Romney 2016?

Telegraph [UK], by Tim Stanley

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/30/2014 9:00:33 AM

Will Mitt Romney please adopt me? The Romster has been blogging about a fantastic vacation he’s taken his grandchildren on across the southwest (go there before the barbarians cover it in cable cars) and it sounds much nicer than the holidays I took as a kid. “All totaled, we hiked over 50 miles,” he writes. [Snip] But is he right to throw away a third bid so easily? Critics may laugh at the thought of “Romney 2016: the Last Stand” and journalists may cringe at the potential boredom. Yet it’s not such a dumb idea. After all, the polls show

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/30/2014 9:03:24 AM     (No. 9945959)

Because even when he´s right, he´s wrong.
NEXT question.
He is NO conservative.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pursuitoftruth, 7/30/2014 9:07:34 AM     (No. 9945970)

Because if he had really been concerned about the USA, he would have fought a lot harder and won the last time.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cherrybark, 7/30/2014 9:10:49 AM     (No. 9945980)

Quick answer - white, male, strong religious convictions, capitalist with executive experience. Are you kidding? This guy doesn´t have a snowball´s chance!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jglas, 7/30/2014 9:12:51 AM     (No. 9945985)

Because unless attitudes change the same people who stayed home last time will stay home again. I like Romney. I think he´s honest and a good business man and would make a good president but considering him now is like trying to impeach Obama now . . . the time isn´t right. It´s two years to the election. Attitudes could change.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/30/2014 9:13:01 AM     (No. 9945986)

Romney is Middle of the road. This country is a disaster......we need a true Conservative and a True American who loves this country and wants restoration.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/30/2014 9:13:04 AM     (No. 9945987)

Romneycare

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Reply 7 - Posted by: OHappyDay, 7/30/2014 9:13:37 AM     (No. 9945991)

Thanks to the folks who wouldn´t support Romney, we got Obama - twice - and the cesspool that he´s drowning us in, as seen in today´s L-dot cartoon.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/30/2014 9:13:43 AM     (No. 9945993)

They will invent another meme about him which he will be unable to shake off. And THAT instead of the mess 0bama has made will be the main topic of the campaign. Thanks but no thanks.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 7/30/2014 9:14:53 AM     (No. 9945995)

because he didn´t have the gonads to stand up and call(excuse the pun)a spade a spade in utter fear that he would be called a racist when he ran against obama

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Reply 10 - Posted by: M2, 7/30/2014 9:15:15 AM     (No. 9945996)

That´s a good question. Some would say he doesn´t have the fire in the belly to be POTUS. Others would say he´s not conservative enough. Still others, after what has happened in the last 6+ years, would say that he might just make a fine, dignified, experienced, decent, effective, tough, America-loving family man with all the credentials to be POTUS.

That said, I still want Trey Gowdy to run. Now there is one kick-arse politician/prosecutor who is brilliant, fearless, experienced, seriously conservative man who could bring us back to some semblance of normalcy.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Pearson365, 7/30/2014 9:17:14 AM     (No. 9946002)

Two reasons why: Jonathan Gruber and Gina McCarthy.

Gruber is the deceitful architect of ObamaCare and this same mendacious MIT economist helped Romney create the failed RomneyCare.

McCarthy is the androgynous head of Obama´s EPA who wants to cripple our economy with her cultist beliefs about carbon. Gina was Romney´s EPA advisor when he was governor. Gina´s mad beliefs influenced Mittens to stage a protest outside a coal burning power plant over a bizarre belief that affordable electricity "is killing people".

These two leftists would surely have played major roles in a Romney WH.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 7/30/2014 9:18:51 AM     (No. 9946007)

Week old bread is just good to make croutons. Get my drift? Hillary is going to mop the floor with these RINOs.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: nevernaught, 7/30/2014 9:19:01 AM     (No. 9946009)

No Romney wasn´t right about everything in 2012. For cripes sake they even thought they were winning. Lousy campaign and probably equally bad if he runs again.

The truth is he lost to the worst President ever seen in this country. I like Romney as a person, but not as a candidate.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: OhMy, 7/30/2014 9:27:37 AM     (No. 9946024)

The article glosses over the comparison to Nixon and Reagan that they tried and tried again. Romney was the nominee and he blew it against a beatable candidate because he could not or would not confront the racist smear along with the millionaires and billionaires demagoguery. He doesn´t know how to debunk these things because he is not a conservative. He just stands there looking guilty as charged! We need a conservative - who did not invent Romneycare the forerunner to Obamacare.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/30/2014 9:28:39 AM     (No. 9946025)

Yes, he was right about everything and yes, if elected, we and the rest of the world would be in a bunch better shape now. But, it didn´t happen, and to those for whom Mitt Romney wasn´t perfect enough, he still will not be perfect enough for you. He has no intention of running again and articles such as this one simply remind us of how badly we missed out.



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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 7/30/2014 9:34:33 AM     (No. 9946048)

I think we should stop crying over spilt milk, and get on with the business ahead of us.

Going back to any former nominee, or a former family name like Bush, is a recipe for disaster. Nothing says ´stuck in the past´ quite like nominating a retread.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 7/30/2014 9:42:35 AM     (No. 9946065)

And Sarah Palin was even righter.

So why not her?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Passion, 7/30/2014 9:49:25 AM     (No. 9946079)

….because he was very wimpy, tepid, and unable to explain why he was right - and still is.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: krause, 7/30/2014 9:55:09 AM     (No. 9946087)

I´d take Romney.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/30/2014 10:15:17 AM     (No. 9946110)

Safari Man was right about everything in 2008, and 2012. Why not me?


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Reply 21 - Posted by: Lonestarlarry, 7/30/2014 10:30:59 AM     (No. 9946133)

Romney is Mormon. The bigots of the United States are never going to support him.
And let´s face it, there is a majority of bigots here in the US.
Rev. So and So, sister So and So will always be against him as president. Haha they would rather have a socialist Obama than a Mormon.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/30/2014 10:38:26 AM     (No. 9946144)

We need more than a lukewarm Republican. And I did vote for him.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Sanchin, 7/30/2014 10:47:40 AM     (No. 9946154)

NO Romney wasn´t right about everything. He laid the ground work for Obamacare, he let Obama off regarding Benghazi, he didn´t have the ABILITY to defeat the worst president in history. It is not because he is a Mormon, it not because conservatives stayed home. He lacked fire and passion.

More importantly, most people (especially Republicans) fail to realize that there has been a huge paradigm shift in the character of the American Citizens. Today, we have more disasters and potential for war in more places than we have had in the last 50 years. Yet, the only thing we do is moan and groan and allow the Elected officials to continue to destroy our lives and the future of our children and grandchildren. Romney couldn´t have changed things as president then and is not a viable candidate today. Welcome to Reality!



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Reply 24 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/30/2014 11:02:51 AM     (No. 9946173)

So why not Romney 2016? Because Romney will not stop illegal border crossing, we not help abolish Obamacare, would not stop the EPA from imposing draconian cap & trade climate change nonsense and would probably raise taxes to ´fight´ the national debt.

I don´t trust Romney. Do you?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: dman, 7/30/2014 11:09:09 AM     (No. 9946191)

When a boxer or a team doesn´t give it all they have, you don´t bet on them again. Even Romney´s sons admitted that he really didn´t want the job.

I like Romney personally. I admire his personal integrity and family values. I admire what he accomplished in the business world, while being in the shadow of his more famous father. I am impressed by his success in turning around the Salt Lake City Olympics.

I voted for Mitt Romney in 2012. He wasn´t my choice in the primaries, but I voted for him. I didn´t sit home.

But, enough. We need a candidate in 2016 who is a bare knuckles brawler. You don´t bring a gentleman to a street fight. We need someone who actually wants the job - for the right reasons - and is willing to take the gloves off to get it.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 7/30/2014 11:33:30 AM     (No. 9946247)

I don´t think A Northeast Rockefeller Republican will be elected President. They have great difficulty being elected governors in their own states and outside of the northeast they have little appeal.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: BarryNo, 7/30/2014 11:35:17 AM     (No. 9946251)

He lacks judgement. He lost because he listened to the Beltway advisers and didn´t take it to Obama. He wimped out. He is a good man - make no mistake - a much better man than Obama, but he lacks spine and judgement.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 7/30/2014 11:44:20 AM     (No. 9946271)

The losing formula is to have Karl Rove and the rest of the liberal RINO political consultants running your campaign.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 7/30/2014 11:46:57 AM     (No. 9946278)

#18 beat me to it. Sarah was right. Why not Sarah?

(I know, I´m dreaming.)

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Reply 30 - Posted by: nevernaught, 7/30/2014 12:31:53 PM     (No. 9946367)

I get so tired from saying this, but GOP moderates nominated Romney in the Primaries. I wasn´t happy, but he was the Republican candidate, so I voted for him at election time. He ran a lousy campaign and lost to the worst President ever.

Conservatives always vote, and people who say different are making excuses because they selected a soft candidate who lost to a crook. That is it, quit blaming other people. You have no facts to support your theory that we stayed home.

I don´t know who will be the GOP candidate next time around, but please no more Doles, Romney´s and the like. Give me someone who will promise to send all illegals back home, and who will reverse all of those illegal Executive Orders that the First Criminal has issued. Get the government out of our lives.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/30/2014 2:38:19 PM     (No. 9946604)

He had no ´fire in the belly´ and didn´t care what the outcome might be. Another Juan McCain who felt he needn´t put much effort into the campaign. Though at the time Romney had much more to offer America than the current pResident, if he had no fire to win an election, would he have found the fire to govern our Nation? Many, including some here, would have given him a chance to try.



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Reply 32 - Posted by: harper, 7/30/2014 4:18:05 PM     (No. 9946763)

In the olden days there was a lot of "reaching across the aisle" and wasn´t that how government in America was designed to work? Two takes on an issue are, in the end, massaged into a way forward that more often than not works.

However, in the Democrat race to the left and away from an American-centered world view in recent decades, the reaching of late has been far too one sided.

So I think the "reaching across the aisle" charge is unfair to a point, and maybe more leniency should be shown for historical efforts. However, the Dems are now so far away from their historical position that reaching is now useless and must be viewed critically.

Romney took the gloves off in one Presidential debate and showed his smarts, understanding of facts and steel. Obviously, he let Obama off the hook next time in effect pulling a GHWB by ending the war too soon. And for similar reasons. No doubt there was lots of discussion both ways about strategy for the latter debate and there was a great chance that the media would spin outing Obama as racist but in retrospect he should have gone there anyway.

As a patriot and principled man, I think Romney would make the opposite choice now, considering the present threat to the country. From within.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/31/2014 4:25:33 PM     (No. 9948266)

Do not trust Media. They supported McCain until he won the nomination.

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She is building stamina through tough new workouts with a personal trainer and yoga. She is talking about how to address income inequality without alienating corporate America. And she is reviewing who’s who in the Democratic Party in Iowa, a crucial early voting state in the presidential cycle. Hillary Rodham Clinton has said publicly that she will decide early next year whether she will undertake a second campaign for the presidency. But inside the Clinton operation, the groundwork is already quietly being laid for a candidacy. On Sunday, Mrs. Clinton will appear at the 37th annual Iowa steak fry hosted by Senator Tom Harkin;

2 Arizona counties tally
more ballots than voters

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Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Staff    Original Article
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Voter turnout during last month´s primary races was a little too good in some counties, Arizona elections officials said Friday. Some precincts in northern Arizona tallied more ballots cast than there are registered voters, the Arizona Capitol Times reported. According to officials, errors made by poll workers and elections officials in Apache and Navajo counties led to the miscalculations. Initial reports from some precincts showed a turnout of anywhere from 200 to 400 percent. In Apache County, the Puerco West precinct reportedly had 100 votes cast, but only 23 voters are registered there. The voter turnout added up to 434

California study: Truancy
data shows racial divide

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Associated Press, by Julie Watson    Original Article
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SAN DIEGO — African-American elementary students in California were chronically truant at nearly four times the rate of all students during the last school year, according to a state report released Friday. The report by the California Attorney General´s office is the first time the data has been broken down according to race and income levels. Officials say such data is needed to address the problem. Poverty and suspensions are contributing factors. Overall, more than 250,000 elementary school students missed 10 percent or more of the 2013-2014 school year or roughly 18 or more school days. The absences were highest at the kindergarten and

‘The Roosevelts’: Once you finish all
14 hours, you’re sorry to see them go

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Washington Post, by Hank Stuever    Original Article
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Let’s start with the end. When it’s over — when you make it through the marathon that is Ken Burns’s beautiful, seven-part documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” which begins Sunday night on PBS — you may find yourself with a lingering, nebulous grief. You’re sorry it’s over. You’re sorry they’re over. You’re sorry a certain expression of American ideals is, or often appears to be, completely over. My study habits haven’t improved since college; like an idiot, I put off watching all 14 hours of “The Roosevelts” until I absolutely had to watch them on a deadline binge this week.

Obama sees ‘silver
lining’ in ISIS fight

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink    Original Article
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President Obama said there is a “silver lining” in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, arguing that Middle Eastern nations could use the opportunity to build a lasting anti-terror coalition. "We´re going to be able to build the kind of coalition that allows us to lead but also isn´t entirely dependent on what we do," Obama told a group of Democratic donors at a fundraiser in Baltimore. Arab nations needed to "snuff out" that type of "Islamic extremism," he added. The president said he was confident that the U.S. would be able to put together an international coalition


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