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 CanadaJohn View Post
    If you think Romney is no more qualified than Obama you're a perfect example of why America has been stuck with Obama for the last 6 years.
    IMHO, no experience, be it executive, legislative, business or otherwise ever really qualifies someone for the job of President. It's beyond any of that.
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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Surely you can cite the examples about how bad the right wingers have acted. And then you can fairly weigh that with the steady decline of the black community under 50 years of blind support for the democrat party and specifically for the last 6 years with a black president. Oh...sure...there will be attempts at the race baiting politics democrats use every year just like they will trot out the 'war on women' rhetoric. And it will even work for some. For others...those that are already heavily invested the Kool Aid stock...it will just give them more rhetoric and talking points.

    The funny thing is...I'm not bashing her. I'm simply stating a fact. That you and others got your panties twisted over it...well...I think it just means it testifies truth.

    Sorry...you can be all pissed off about the facts if you want, but it wont change the facts
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    Yeah, and the facts are that whiter-than-white John Kerry, Al Gore and Bill Clinton carried massive amounts of the black vote, and the idea that a white Democratic candidate is all of a sudden unelectable is utterly asinine.

    How bad the right wingers have acted? Shall we count the ways? Utterly intractable intrasigence in Congress, pushing voting laws that do nothing to address voter fraud but target largely minority voting blocs, the Arizona "show your papers" law, "legitimate rape," etc., etc.

    It's a real mystery why the GOP can't get blacks to vote for them, and are rapidly losing the Latino and female electorate.
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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    IMHO, no experience, be it executive, legislative, business or otherwise ever really qualifies someone for the job of President. It's beyond any of that.
    It's true, you never can be sure - but being a successful business man, being a successful Governor, leading a successful Olympics, all lead to a clear expectation that the man is a good decision maker and that he works well with a large variety of people - can't ask for much more.
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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    It's true, you never can be sure - but being a successful business man, being a successful Governor, leading a successful Olympics, all lead to a clear expectation that the man is a good decision maker and that he works well with a large variety of people - can't ask for much more.
    Of course you can.

    I didn't vote for either Obama or Romney in the last election, but I might have held my nose and voted for Obama if I lived in a swing state. No chance with Romney. I have never heard a word out of his mouth that I thought had an ounce of sincerity behind it. Mitt Romney, to me, seemed to have one principle during the 2012 campaign -- that Mitt Romney really wanted to be President.
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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Of course you can.

    I didn't vote for either Obama or Romney in the last election, but I might have held my nose and voted for Obama if I lived in a swing state. No chance with Romney. I have never heard a word out of his mouth that I thought had an ounce of sincerity behind it. Mitt Romney, to me, seemed to have one principle during the 2012 campaign -- that Mitt Romney really wanted to be President.
    Well duh - I guess so. Although you may have a point since Obama has never seemed like he really wanted the job of President, just the perks and prestige.
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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Well duh - I guess so. Although you may have a point since Obama has never seemed like he really wanted the job of President, just the perks and prestige.
    I've never gotten that impression one bit. Anyone who would put themselves through a campaign clearly wants the job. The whole "he just wants to live high on the hog" meme is right-wing garbage, since pretty much every other president has enjoyed the exact same perks as Obama and nobody cared. Until now. Because it's political ammunition.

    I heard Obama has his own AIRPLANE! AND his own armed security detail! That elitist!
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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Yeah, and the facts are that whiter-than-white John Kerry, Al Gore and Bill Clinton carried massive amounts of the black vote, and the idea that a white Democratic candidate is all of a sudden unelectable is utterly asinine.

    How bad the right wingers have acted? Shall we count the ways? Utterly intractable intrasigence in Congress, pushing voting laws that do nothing to address voter fraud but target largely minority voting blocs, the Arizona "show your papers" law, "legitimate rape," etc., etc.

    It's a real mystery why the GOP can't get blacks to vote for them, and are rapidly losing the Latino and female electorate.
    Hell, don't forget Asians, which as a group overall came in second after blacks in their support for Obama.

    It has honestly gotten so bad for the GOP, that even Cubans in Florida, always a group that usually favored the Republican president, actually slightly favored Obama over Romney in 2012. The overall Cuban vote went to Romney, but it was close. The fact that it was close is very bad news for the GOP.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Puigb View Post
    Hell, don't forget Asians, which as a group overall came in second after blacks in their support for Obama.

    It has honestly gotten so bad for the GOP, that even Cubans in Florida, always a group that usually favored the Republican president, actually slightly favored Obama over Romney in 2012. The overall Cuban vote went to Romney, but it was close. The fact that it was close is very bad news for the GOP.
    Which I found bizarre and is not a good electoral harbinger for the GOP in Miami-Dade (the purplest of the purple electoral areas in FL), especially considering the GOP's "tough on communism" reputation which made the Cuban voting bloc in South Florida extremely pro-GOP. If the GOP is losing THEM, they're in serious trouble with the Latino vote.
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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I've never gotten that impression one bit. Anyone who would put themselves through a campaign clearly wants the job. The whole "he just wants to live high on the hog" meme is right-wing garbage, since pretty much every other president has enjoyed the exact same perks as Obama and nobody cared. Until now. Because it's political ammunition.

    I heard Obama has his own AIRPLANE! AND his own armed security detail! That elitist!
    Don't tell me that Obama doesn't ooze the attitude that he's enjoying the ride - even Bill Clinton was marginally humble - and don't forget, you're going to be paying for that armed security detail for the next 40-50 years.
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