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 Unitedwestand13 View Post
    that question depends on what quilifies as "dirty politics".
    Well it was rocket88's point so he should probably define the term.

    But his point was made in response to my suggested campaign rules:

    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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    because some of the things the bases of both parties believe in are too extreme for the majority of americans.
    each party has fringe elements, that is not the base.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Well it was rocket88's point so he should probably define the term.

    But his point was made in response to my suggested campaign rules:

    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?
    that is not how politics works.

    the presidency belongs to the canidate who is the most charismatic and the best political speaker.
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    Re: Mitt Romney in 2016: Yes, or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    that is not how politics works.

    the presidency belongs to the canidate who is the most charismatic and the best political speaker.
    Come on. You can get in the spirit of this. I am not suggesting that we do it as it has commonly been done for the last few decades. I'm suggesting real campaign reform, i.e. exactly how I suggest we change the rules.

    Who would have won the 2008 and 2012 nominations under such rules? And if the outcome had still been McCain and Obama or Romney and Obama, who would likely win?

    It's a lot easier to just trash the other guy instead of doing an honest evaluation isn't it.
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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?
    People that we've never heard of because they're not in politics very long.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    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.
    It could be argued that Romney talked about the real issues whereas much of the electorate didn't seem that interested, or informed. I heard his speech on a North American energy plan (an important subject still being ignored) and thought it was very good. He had it right abut Russia as well and would never have mentioned any 'flexibility' to Putin. His experience in dealing with major business leaders and politicians would have been a tremendous asset for the country.

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