View Poll Results: Does it make sense for Romney t run again?

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  • Absoutely. He's by far the best shot the RNC has.

    23 18.40%
  • He might be good if he can shake the 47% remark he made.

    2 1.60%
  • I really don't care who the RNC puts up at this point

    10 8.00%
  • The guy is DOA. Find some new blood.

    57 45.60%
  • History suggests that he should not run again.

    33 26.40%
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Thread: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
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    Why do I even bother with you?
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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Im not sure if I see Hillary winning the dem ticket with the way things are going. I wouldnt be surprised at Warren being named Obamas successor. Their problem will be that she is white. They need a black or Hispanic candidate as the Veep nominee.
    Why is that a problem?
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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The problem with Romney that he just couldn't shake is that no one knew where he stood on almost any issue. He didn't get the "etch a sketch" name for no reason. The man flip flopped so much that he made Kerry look like a pillar of stability.
    That's a problem all politicians share. Why you decided to pin that nonsense on just Romney is beyond me.

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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Why is that a problem?
    That she is white is problematic for the democrats because a white candidate (and especially an all white ticket) wont inspire minority turnout. It is highly unlikely after 8 years of Obama and 8 years of an ever increasing worsening of problems in the black and Hispanic community that they will be inspired to vote, much less for a white candidate. Democrats need a minority candidate, and pretty much ANY minority candidate will do. I still think Corey Booker will be the veep niominee.

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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    That she is white is problematic for the democrats because a white candidate (and especially an all white ticket) wont inspire minority turnout. It is highly unlikely after 8 years of Obama and 8 years of an ever increasing worsening of problems in the black and Hispanic community that they will be inspired to vote, much less for a white candidate. Democrats need a minority candidate, and pretty much ANY minority candidate will do. I still think Corey Booker will be the veep niominee.
    Democrats have done just fine without minority candidates for quite some time. They may run one, but I don't honestly think you can say they need one to win.
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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Democrats have done just fine without minority candidates for quite some time. They may run one, but I don't honestly think you can say they need one to win.
    I disagree...but thats just like, an opinion, man.

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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I disagree...but thats just like, an opinion, man.
    In 2004 and 2000, the Democrats very nearly won running the whitest people imaginable. And they did win the two prior presidential elections with white guys. I don't know where the idea has come from that Democrats can only win if they run a minority.
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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    In 2004 and 2000, the Democrats very nearly won running the whitest people imaginable. And they did win the two prior presidential elections with white guys. I don't know where the idea has come from that Democrats can only win if they run a minority.
    In 2000 they lost even after having a successful presidency with Bill Clintons 8 years. In 2004, they lost to a man that had been vilified by the media, Hollywood, and democrats. Democrats need active minority voters and they got it by running a black man (no one gave a **** about Obama's lack of experience in 2008 or his presidency in 2012). Hillary is already a ship that has sailed and is losing popularity points every time she opens her mouth. Besides...she does a pisspoor black accent which is heard only once every 8 years (that coincides with how often she goes to church, BTW).

    Meanwhile...every category and misery index in the black community has gotten dramatically worse over the last 6 years. Sorry...I just dont think Hillary (or any white candidate) alone will inspire large voter turnout in the minority community.

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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    The RNC could certainly do worse, but rekindling excitement about a candidate that wasn't awe-inspiring the first go-round wouldn't be an easy task.

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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Meanwhile...every category and misery index in the black community has gotten dramatically worse over the last 6 years.
    Just plainly wrong. The black unemployment rate, for example, was 12.7 the month that Obama took office and rising rapidly, topping out at 16.9 percent towards the tail end of the recession. It currently resides at 10.7.

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