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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Welcome to politics honey. That's how both sides play the game.
    How about we change the rules of the game then and have both sides spend say six months before the election not repeating a single lie about any candidate, not spreading any unsupported rumors, not telling a single untruth about any candidate,, and not personally insulting any candidate or any person supporting a candidate. Discussions must focus on the truthful analysis of the demonstrated character, accomplishments, qualifications, and track record of the candidate. If that had been the case with Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney, who would have won the 2012 election? For that matter, who would have won the 2008 nominations? The 2012 nominations?
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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Mitt Romney had his shot - twice - and each time he ed. Time the GOP put up someone who is truly electable. Unfortunately, I really don't see any candidate from the Republican side of the political divide who has the character or charisma to crossover political lines and win support outside the Republican base.

    IMHO, should Mitt Romney run for a third time it would only go to show:

    1) that none of the new crop of Republicans are ready for prime time; and,

    2) how desperate the Republican party has become.
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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    How about we change the rules of the game then and have both sides spend say six months before the election not repeating a single lie about any candidate, not spreading any unsupported rumors, not telling a single untruth about any candidate,, and not personally insulting any candidate or any person supporting a candidate. Discussions must focus on the truthful analysis of the demonstrated character, accomplishments, qualifications, and track record of the candidate. If that had been the case with Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney, who would have won the 2012 election? For that matter, who would have won the 2008 nominations? The 2012 nominations?
    Frankly if wasn't for dirty politics, neither of those bozos would have gotten anywhere near the White House without buying a ticket like everyone else.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Mitt Romney had his shot - twice - and each time he ed.
    Actually it was the electorate who failed. They voted for the far inferior candidate and it's becoming ever more obvious..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Actually it was the electorate who failed. They voted for the far inferior candidate and it's becoming ever more obvious..
    Yes. Actually Romney was not my first choice among the GOP hopefuls, but I had already determined that Barack Obama was wholly unqualified and incompetent as President in his first term. So once Romney won the GOP nomination, I took another good long hard look and was surprised and a bit relieved that I wasn't disappointed in the outcome. I was really looking forward to real hope and change in a Romney presidency. I believe had he won in 2012, we would now be repairing much of the Obama damage and we would be enjoying a much better economy that would continue to improve. But we'll never know.

    The only chance we have to elect a highly competent person with the right aptitude, values, and skill set is to find somebody with those attributes who also has the charisma of a Perot or Reagan. That's the only way to get around the talking heads and their surrogate mainstream media who join forces to destroy anybody other than the leftwing anointed statist candidate and his loyal subjects who will repeat the assigned talking points and sound bites, however dishonest and absurd, on message boards again and again and again.
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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Frankly if wasn't for dirty politics, neither of those bozos would have gotten anywhere near the White House without buying a ticket like everyone else.
    So take the dirty politics out of the equation. Who would have been the Democrat and Republican nominees in 2008 and 2012?
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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    So take the dirty politics out of the equation. Who would have been the Democrat and Republican nominees in 2008 and 2012?
    that question depends on what quilifies as "dirty politics".
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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    I don't think he is a terrible candidate, its just that guys like him and McCain just do not energize the base. People keep telling us to run moderates, and moderates keep losing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Paratrooper View Post
    I don't think he is a terrible candidate, its just that guys like him and McCain just do not energize the base. People keep telling us to run moderates, and moderates keep losing.
    because some of the things the bases of both parties believe in are too extreme for the majority of americans.
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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paratrooper View Post
    I don't think he is a terrible candidate, its just that guys like him and McCain just do not energize the base. People keep telling us to run moderates, and moderates keep losing.
    I don't think "moderates" are the problem, so much as "oh look, another cookie-cutter politician".

    It's just more of the same, and people don't WANT more of the same.
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