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 d0gbreath View Post
    Pat Buchannan would make a good third party candidate. We could even design a special ballot that would guarantee him a lot of votes.

    Of course we wouldn't need Pat should the Democratic Party win the election.
    Oh no, not that again.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Who is this "We" you refer to?
    sane people

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Which companies are you referring to? And do you have a reliable source from someone who understands business and doesn't deal in politics?
    Several articles were cited on this beginning in 2012. You think I heard it on Sean Hannity?

    The Truth About Bain: Inside The House That Mitt Built - Forbes
    An exclusive analysis of the firm’s returns conducted by FORBES reveals that despite the hype surrounding Bain, investors in the firm’s biggest funds, raised in 2006 and 2008, would have been better off in a simple stock index fund. And while Bain churned out serious returns for partners and investors alike during Romney’s tenure, it’s that reputation, rather than results, that has carried Bain for the past decade.

    ...Clear Channel Communications epitomizes all three of these issues. Bain and buyout firm Thomas H. Lee Partners bought the nation’s largest group of radio stations for $24 billion in July 2008, including $2.1 billion in equity, just in time to watch the advertising market collapse along with the U.S. economy. Loaded with $21 billion in debt and a $1.5 billion annual interest tab, Clear Channel barely earns enough to cover its interest payments and capital expenditures. And even giving it an Ebitda multiple akin to the far more profitable Disney, for example, the company is worth perhaps 70% of what Bain paid for it.

    ...will Bain’s recent investors, who bought into the Romney-era track record and hype, earn more by owning companies like Clear Channel, Burlington Coat Factory and Toys “R” Us over the next five years rather than just riding the S&P? Especially once Bain’s fees are accounted for? Probably not.

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

    If Romney really wants to to be president he needs to adopt a socially liberal platform.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Several articles were cited on this beginning in 2012. You think I heard it on Sean Hannity?

    The Truth About Bain: Inside The House That Mitt Built - Forbes
    It seems you didn't read that quote properly, nor the entire article. Look at the second sentence.
    And while Bain churned out serious returns for partners and investors alike during Romney’s tenure, it’s that reputation, rather than results, that has carried Bain for the past decade.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It seems you didn't read that quote properly, nor the entire article. Look at the second sentence.
    What part of "reputation rather than results" do you not understand?

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

    Personally, I'm still hoping for Rubio. He's young, charismatic, intelligent, legitimately Conservative, and stands a decent shot of drawing in some of the minority vote, especially if running against someone as "white bread" as Hillary.

    Failing that, Christie might be a good candidate. He certainly speaks well enough, and he does have a certain "no nonsense" appeal.

    However, I worry about his weight, and the "lukewarm" nature of his ideological stances hurting his mass appeal. Running another "moderate" might very well land us in a situation like 2008 all over again.
    Last edited by Gathomas88; 07-10-14 at 05:17 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Personally, I'm still hoping for Rubio. He's young, charismatic, intelligent, legitimately Conservative, and stands a decent shot of drawing in some of the minority vote, especially if running against someone as "white bread" as Hillary.
    I'd vote Rubio over Hillary. But...I'd be looking first and foremost at a third party.

    Failing that, Christie might be a good candidate. He certainly speaks well enough, and he does have a certain "no nonsense" appeal.

    However, I worry about his weight, and the "lukewarm" nature of his ideological stances. Running another "moderate" might very well land us in a situation like 2008 all over again.
    I won't vote for Christie. I'd probably pick Hillary. She's slightly less mobbed-up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    What part of "reputation rather than results" do you not understand?
    You apparently don't understand the sentence and I've not the patience to explain it to you. Ask your mother.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You apparently don't understand the sentence and I've not the patience to explain it to you. Ask your mother.
    You don't understand the article and I don't really care that you're ignorant on the subject anyway. Do you think Romney quit working/managing Bain in 2000 when he sold it?

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