" . .those who didn't vote for Mitt Romney that allowed Barack Obama to
be re-elected have seen enough that they have buyer's remorse . . ."Now there's some wishful thinking. Buyers remorse huh?Obama beat Romney by 124 electoral votes in 2012. But if the election were
held all over again right now, due to Obama's unpopularity, Romney would
probably lose by only 90 or so electoral, votes and YES, that is a BIG
improvement.Yes, the GOP really should draft Romney in 2016 . . .
And let this "buyers remorse" thing work its magic.
The last thing this economy has needed is a guy who knows how to make
unprofitable entities profitable.
Our country is so unstable, and on its knees to government handouts.Lincoln, or Washington wouldn't beat Obama.What a pathetic
Romney would be a far better President than either Obama or Miz. Clinton, but
sadly, he has been so badly damaged by negative (and largely false) media
attacks in 2012 that he would likely not win in 2016 either.The
"low information voters" are easily misled, and lead to the polls by the
skilled liberal operatives. And, the widespread voter fraud (by voting early
and often, or the dead or ineligible being allowed to vote, badly tips the
scales in favor of the liberal candidates. This renders the chances of ANY
Republican winning a lot less than if a fair election was held among voters who
had a clue about what is going on, and what candidates would do.But,
"free stuff" will win over solid proposals to cut back our unsustainable
spending and debt. Sorry, Mitt.
Maybe he will not follow the tea party and Hannity if he runs again.
Is there a chance that DN will require posters, whether subscribers or not, to
back up some of these huge accusations with a fact or two? More than quoting the
neighbors, I mean.
Mitt had his chance and ran a poor campaign. Why is it anyone thinks either Mitt
or Jeb should run? Next, they will want McCain to try again! There are better
new people to be the GOP candidate.
Mitt Romney has been reduced to an endorsement machine by the Republican
Political Machine.It's highly unlikely Republican King-Makers
would spend money on a twice failed candidate...But you never
Still carrying that flame, eh?
I do not understand why republicans blame everybody else but Romney for his
lost. Romney and his campaign are at fault and not "low information
voters." Blaming everybody and everything is just sour grapes.
I would have to second Informed Voter's assessment that Romney failed due
to poor campaigns. Each time he allowed his marketing folk to craft a
"Romney" that was not the genuine article. The disparity between the
real mand and that carefully manufactured image is why neither campaign ever
really gelled.When Mitt Romney dropped his candidate persona after
his first run at the CPAC conference, it was the best speech he had ever given!
Why? Because it was genuine Mitt. The real deal is what will convince the
American people he can do the job.The Netflix "Mitt" movie
resonated with a lot of people because it peeled off the veneer and showed what
the man and his family are made of. Unless Romney is willing to eschew the
image-makers and run as himself, any third attempt will be as futile as the
first two (in my humble opinion)!
Romney lost because he's an elitist and he'll keep losing for the same
The 2016 GOP field is so weak that Romney does look like the pick of the litter.
About 2% of the older, whiter, Republican electorate will have aged
out by 2016, and GOP voter suppression efforts seem to be having trouble in the
courts. Looks like Hillary in a landslide.
Chris B -"The last thing this economy has needed is a guy who
knows how to make unprofitable entities profitable."Yes Chris,
but I think there would be an ethical quandary to laundering illicit drug
money.It's probably not something in which the United States
government should involve itself.
I'd love to see Mitt as president, but it think he is done running. I
think three times is more than anyone could take. Polls show that
if the election were held now, Mitt would win. The country made a
terrible mistake in re-electing Obama but, unfortunately, I don't think we
can go back and fix that now.
"too smart, talented and rich" for consideration in this upside-down
country. besides, barry is doing a great job anyway. takers won the last
election and most likely will going forward as free stuff is hard to run against
What a terrible idea. We dodged a disaster twice already hen he was defeated.
Third time is not a charm. No thanks.Mitt -- if you really want to
keep your word and make yourself truthful for once, you will tell these people
"no way". Follow the example of General William Tecumseh Sherman when he
was being considered as a possible Republican candidate for the presidential
election of 1884. He declined, saying, "I will not accept if nominated and
will not serve if elected." And then work for a candidate like Jon Huntsman,
who would actually be good for the country. Mitt had his chance and
he was sent packing. Thank God!
@ Chris BI hear your sarcasm. The first thing that needs to happen
is a foolproof way to prevent voter fraud. Why not show ID?? Why, if not so
they could cheat, would the Democrats be so against it?
School children are tested, and their scores are nationally compared.It would be great having standardized, and IQ tests given to candidates, so
voters have more to ponder than campaign speeches, and rhetoric.When
running for president, Obama didn't know how many states made up our
country.One of our Congress members thought the Constitution was
written during the early 1600's.Not good.
But Mitt Romney was a successful businessman! Doesn't this guy know that
successfully running a business and knowing how to make a profit is a BAD
thing!? The cool thing nowadays is to tax and spend until there's no more
money to spend.
What does he have left to run on?Obama passed his Romneycare, We are getting out of debt, The Stock Market is at an all time high, People are getting back to work...What's next, yet
another Presidential run, of an still out-of-touch uber-rich
saber-rattling elitist?Just what the former Middle and Lower classes
of the 99.9% of America needs...
All parties right now are without ethics or morals: Because of accepting money
from corporations and then openly supporting those who gave them money.This is not lawful behavior. Why on earth we citizens permit bribery to
operate our elected government is not examined by experts in law or PhD.
Psychologists in class or debate. If we don't address this bad
behavior we will receive our just rewards. Cause and effect are rules of
reality, the effect will be catastrophic unless we listen to the Lord and do
what is right. End corporate bribery and defend equality under all laws. Those
are the rules of conduct whether you are Christian or not. Our human
instinct program is blinding us to our true reality, doing its immoral job,
America has not 'earned' a Mitt Romney or any other "worthy"
individual as its president.Darkness/Apathy/Ignorance cannot
'abide' in the light, truth which is rapidly digressing in America.In America, evil is gaining too many converted, dream team superstars
and is 'overpowering' good.In America,
Political/Religious/Atheist/media leaders are using faux popular propaganda
(illegal immigration) in the name of political correctness to avoid the real,
filthy, unpreponderable slavery, torture and murder that it is hiding behind.In America, Atheist/political/religious/media leaders have been verbally
beaten into using verbiage such as tolerance, love and understanding as an
argument to excuse individual responsibility/morality, opening the door to an
incomprehensible numeration of disease, filth and death.The youtube
video: "The Book of Mormon and Freedom" has the cure and if followed, I
would have to suggest America might be ready for a Mitt Romney or any other
"worthy" Patriot(s) to lead her until the Savior Jesus Christ returns.
Repubs complaining about the economy must be living in their own dream
worlds.Corporate profits have never been higherStock market
has never been higherUnemployment is 6.3 percentHundreds of
thousands of jobs added last monthSorry repubs, but the economy has
recovered. The only thing needed? Them folks at the top to start sharing the
profits! Where's the trickle down? Either give us your wealth voluntarily
via more jobs and better wages or lose it via increased taxation!
@Riverton Cougar 8:25 a.m. May 3, 2014Romney knows nothing about
running a business (unless, of course, you are referring to a vulture capital
firm like Bain). He does know a lot about how to rake in obscene amounts of
money while acquiring companies, driving them into bankruptcy, and sending their
equipment and jobs offshore to the detriment of the people who had been working
for them. With the very few companies he didn't gut and shut, he pillaged
the retirement funds of the employees and forced them into taking massive cuts
in pay. Even during the campaign for president, when he tried to brag that he
wound be a creator of jobs, he proved to be just the opposite -- he profited
from the gut and shut of Sensata's Freeport, IL, plant and wouldn't
even meet with the employees who were losing their jobs -- jobs that were being
sent to China -- after the workers were forced to train the Chinese workers to
do their jobs. Romney doesn't know how to make a profit for a
company, just for himself to the detriment of the company and its employees.
NOT what the USA needs.
Romney ran a poor campaign and gave us 4 more years of Obama. No you want him to
give us 4 years of Hillary? Time for some new talent. Mitt had his time at bat
and struck out!!
Hey Cats: If you would please state some facts about where these
polls were taken. You can do that right? And if you would, please tell us just
who it was that did the polling. Thank You
AGAIN????Well, I guess some are just slow to learn.Hey, Mitt is a
nice guy. Good. He is also a guy who needs a lawyer to help him understand
the constitution, he stated this in the FIRST run.He also talked of repeal
and replace with the health care.... replace with what... more socialized health
care?He also hasn't quite overcome the 'I was first for abortion
before I became against it' issue.He also has a very weak
understanding of the financial mess we are in... more support for the Federal
Reserve? What about the values of the dollar? We never quite get around to
talking about that, now do we?Oh,and one of my favorites... His sons serve
their country by helping him get elected. Uh, huh!(stated in the last run!)Of course he is running again; hence the nice family cookbook, the constant
photo-opts, the nicey-nice documentary. Good luck with that...again...
Hey.. maybe he can run a 4th or 5th time! We are in trouble, but not just
because of a President. Where are the checks and balances form the congress and
Hockymom: Can you tell us just how much election fraud there was in
the last election please or in any other's. And if you do have proof that
it is running rampant solely in the Democrats favor, then please take it up with
the local law enforcement agency or the AG office.
To one vote who said, "Maybe he will not follow the tea party and Hannity if
he runs again" unfortunately Mitt was and is a Rino like his father.
Unfortunately, Mitt DID NOT follow the tea party and Hannity when he ran, and
undoubtedly would not do it if he ran again. Lets get rid of Rino losers and
elect a real conservative who (at least I hope still has time) might bring our
country back to its constitutional basis and save us from becoming another third
Wow, another Republican plan to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. I have
to say that Mitt Romney is probably one of the best and most moral people I have
ever seen involved in politics,BUT! We do not need another guy who can "work
with the opposition." Romney's second and third debate gave us the
clear message that he does not have the instinct to move in for the kill when
the adversary is on his knees.Being a good guy and a nice guy are
two different things. Having a moral core cannot interfere with the ability to
make decisions that that may hurt but bring about righting the ship of state.The important part here is that we do not need a nice guy who reaches
out to the left (a Left which has NEVER reached out to the Right) in a mistaken
belief that it will garner votes from the left. Leaning Left gains no votes
there, but loses enough votes on the Right that the election is lost. Survival
of this country requires a Cruz or at least a Rand Paul, not a Bush or McCain
Had Romney not sold out to the extreme right instead of being his own man that
might be a more viable position. Jon Huntsman is a much more viable candidate.
Yes, Riverton Cougar. And after they have spent all there is, they print more so
they can spend more than they have. What a sad time we are living in. We're
kind of OK now, but what of our children and grand children? Our government
leaders are not looking ahead - they are like race horses with blinders, so they
can't see the complete picture.
After Mitt's 47 percent comment of 2012, why would anyone vote for Mitt?“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no
matter what … who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are
victims. … These are people who pay no income tax. … and so my job
is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them that they
should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”— Mitt Romney, remarks at private fundraiser, Boca Raton, Florida, May
Romney sold out to the Right? If he had, he would have won. The numbers of
Conservatives who did not vote for his is documented, and was the difference in
Personally, I hoped Romney would have won in 2012, but that didn't
happen.Call it voter fraud, uniformed voters or how ever you want to
label it, as I see it, this country has forgotten its roots and prefers the
course of least resistance. we want a president who tells us what we want to
hear; since we only complain when we are told how things really are and what is
needed to fix the problems. We have no wish to be productive and prefer to have
a president who is willing to give us other people's money and we
don't want anything to get in the way of our T.V. shows. Someone else make
Romney fans,Dry those tears and always remember "Nice guys finish
Romney was considerably more "moral" and definitely more honest when he
was governor of Massachusetts than when he was running for president. Once the
tea party types started to bash Obamacare--which was a clone of Romneycare--he
joined in, disavowing everything good that he had said about it. He courted
the looniest fringe of the Republicans, telling them what he thought they wanted
to hear. The fundamentalist Christians despised his religion and he tried to
butter them up with the sound bites from the far, far right. They were not
fooled--they had no choice but to name him as the Republican candidate but
still held their noses when they voted for him.
Hillary will be the next Potus. There is no other candidate that will beat her,
democrat or much less, any republican. The pendulum has swung to the left to
stay, with Romneys 47 percent an even greater number now, who are the low
information voters addicted to gobment handouts and whatever the media deems
popular. They will be all for the novelty of a first woman president.There will be no other outcome. Career power-drunk legislators on both sides
will continue to get nothing done, while the executive branch and judiciary
continue their equally rampages for any group with a grievance, thus insuring
the left stays in power evermore.
Romney's campaign was not as poor to the job performance of Obama.
Period!People just believed the false information, and promises.It happens when half the population are addicted to handouts, and attend
government run schools.
I'm 53% certain he'd lose. But then he'd still have a (wait for
it) 47% chance! Oh, that one made me smile.
It's obvious from the comments that pride and thick heads keep so many from
learning lessons of the past. It saddens me to see the hate and anger that
continues, and the selfish, destructive, unlearning childish mindset that is
spreading like cancer throughout our nation. We no longer look to knowledge and
experience, success and achievement for leadership and guidance. Many simply
hate what they can't be, vocally decrying and railing against those that
they secretly envy, the obviously unfair accomplishments of others. So they join
the choir to besmirch and destroy without any desire for the truth. I remember
class elections in grade school. My friend promised Kool-Aid in the drinking
fountains, and we all laughed because it was absurd. He won. Today we don't
laugh, but applaud and rejoice over the absurd. The Kool-Aid kid is still
winning at a much bigger game. What difference at this point does it make? We
don't deserve it anyway.
Here's the essence of the Republican bubble. "It happens
when half the population are addicted to handouts, and attend government run
schools."This fantasy that they and only they are hard working,
responsible, informed patriots. To fuel this fantasy you have to include Social
Security and Medicare recipients. Wait until the old folks figure out you are
talking about them as addicted to handouts. As for younger folks
who receive SNAP benefits, the vast majority of them work and they have figured
out you fantasy is an insult.Another key component of this fantasy
is the group who pay no federal income tax. I hate to tell you dreamers but the
President nor anyone else has excused them from the tax. They fill out the form
just like everyone who does pay. The difference is simply when they compare
income to tax obligations they don't make enough to be required to pay. No
free stuff here, in fact there is a paucity of stuff.
It's not democrats who hated Romney... It was his own party!Think southern Evangelical Republicans want to see a Mormon again? Mitt was
attacked by the left just like any republican was. However, he was attacked,
thrown under the bus, and smeared by his own party during the primaries.
GOP is in Trouble !!! I had High hopes for Jon Huntsman , there is a good man
and would get my vote. Chris Christy would also of been a Great candidate but
that Bridge and closed lanes snafu really hurt his chances. There is no real
stand out in the GOP . Hillary 2016 by a huge margin.
The whining by the poor victimized left is pathetic! Mitt Romney , whom I
didn't vote for, for the very same reason I wouldn't vote for the
Socialist Obama, made some money! The left is so full of envy they just
can't bear it or even admit it, which shows not only their envy, but total
ignorance of economics and Capitalism! They can have them booth! As for many
Americans, as evidence by the emergence of Libertarianism and the Tea Party as
well, it is a joke to watch both parties and their leaders come face to face
with themselves and it isn't a pretty sight! The electorate has one thing
right overall! Washington is a sewer made up of greedy, power hungry people who
delude their followers, the immoral, inept, and lazy, into voting for them and
defended them. To hear people defend Obama, you would think that our economy
and Jobs were soaring through the clouds with unprecedented wage increases and
opportunity! Talk about delusion!
Without the Democratic hegemony of the news media, we will never see another GOP
@The Real MavericYou are absolutely spot on.
Please no more progressives!!We need a none establishment candidate chosen
by the people not the Rep establishment.. That candidate is not Mitt Romney.Mitt has already categorized him self as a puppet of the Rep establishment and
a progressive big government entity.I'm sure most of solutions to
current problems involve government growth.Thanks but no thanks.
I do wish Romney had won. There have been Presidents who won after the 3rd try.
But, I respect Romney's decision to not go at it this time. Why should he
put up with the lies from the left as well as the far right? Yes, even some on
the far right lied and distorted the truth about him whether tea party or
religious bigots. And he began a new job, why would he? He lost by 3%. Obama won
by 3%. 3-4% of voters, individuals that usually vote connected to those groups
stayed home. 3% is not considered a landslide by a longshot, but with voter
fraud and fringe ideological voters it was enough to cause division in the party
and further damage to the country by allowing an Obama second term. Honestly,
after a lot of fact checking those candidates supported by the right fringe,
well let's just say won't win, further causing damage to this country.
As a Catholic Navy vet, I voted for Mr. Romney and would do so again. However,
there needs to be a realistic assessment of his chances which are nil. He has
an image problem as does most of the Republican Party. The radical left wing of
the Democratic Party has gathered together all of the "Antis" in one
grand coalition. Labor is the swing vote and the Republicans are doing nothing
to ingratiate that segment of the voting block. Even Catholics are voting far
left wing because they believe that socialism is the answer. The entitled are
making political decisions and the Republicans are being consistently painted
into the corner of a "privileged" elite. The Republicans need to come
up with a dramatic answer or we will indeed return to the national socialism of
the 40s and a one party government.
Mitt apparently thought that the 47% who paid no taxes were the same people as
the 47% somebody had told him were committed Democrats under any circumstances
at all. It was merely a coincidence that the two numbers, 47 and
47, were the same. The ability to distinguish between accidents and
meaningful data is basic to policy making. Mitt flunked the test. End of
story. Now then, Governor Huntsman, by contrast seems like a pretty
bright lad... -dlj.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but
expecting different results.
I guess the Utah GOP chairman wants to disprove (I mean validate)
Einstein's definition of insanity?
Huntsman was a more electable candidate than Romney in 2012 and would be again
I will vote for Romney if he in fact runs, but here's another way to look
at it. As prophesy has said, the constitution will one day hang by a thread. Do
we really want him in there to possibly take the blame for that? Obama has
messed things up worse over his time being in there and I'm sure Mitt would
have done better, but there are other ways to look at this thing that maybe
should be considered.
wouldn't they want to choose someone that might win this time?
Elitist? Romney was a self made man who earned what he has on his own. He gave
any inheritance to charity, something most would not do which shows a higher
character than most other Politicians and something that most that criticize him
would not have done. He is the shear image of what the American dream is about,
which is why the left hate him. If an elitist is what some are afraid of then
they should not vote for any of the Progressive choices available. Elitist-
adjective 1. (of a person or class of persons) considered superior by others or
by themselves, as in intellect, talent, power, wealth, or position in society:
elitist. He has spent his life quietly helping others without cameras or the
expectation of anything in return. Wouldn't that make a novel and good
example of what an American can be. Unlike those that seek to tear down this
country and have a wife that travels all over the world (with her daughters and
mother) spending trillions of tax dollars, staying at the most expensive places
and leaving a bad taste in the mouths of those that are forced to assist her,
talk about elitist!
For the sake of his family, Mitt said he would not run again. I felt like he
would have been a very good president (at least the better of the two choices),
but he said he wouldn't run again and I believe for the sake of his family
and his good name, he should stick to his guns and not be suckered into another
try. Let's keep the bow-out a graceful one.
No, please don't try to draft Mitt. He is a wonderful person on so many
levels. But he does not, cannot, will not connect with the average Joes of this
world. He has many great talents. And we should keep him as the valuable
resource that he is. But he is NOT the one to help the GOP win next time.
Romneycare is too much like Obamacare. Let's move on. No Bush people
Mitt ran a poor campaign against Obama, we blew his chance and the money I sent
him. Give me a fighter.
@CDL 5:23 p.m. May 4, 2014Sorry -- the truth is the exact reverse of
what you said in very regard. Please -- re-check your information sources.
They appear to be sadly lacking.
I have seen many elections at the age of 88 years old, and have voted in many.
However, I have never known such a poor president that is now in office. It
scares me for my grandchildren and great grandchildren, on the type of world
they will be facing. Also as I look at History, president's have been
impeached for much lesser reasons, My question is why is Obama still in Office?
"The question has to be answered: What's changed? And what we predict
is those who didn't vote for Mitt Romney that allowed Barack Obama to be
re-elected have seen enough that they have buyer's remorse," Evans
said.Sadly, I haven't seen that level of intellectual honesty
or ability to connect-the-dots in the Dems I know.
hockeymomHighland, UT said "The first thing that needs to happen is
a foolproof way to prevent voter fraud. Why not show ID?? Why, if not so they
could cheat, would the Democrats be so against it?"You would
think that a reasonable request on voting day. You would also think
requiring people to register to vote on any of the other 364 days of the year
other than Voting Day would be a reasonable request too.But I saw a
usually stable, intelligent man become completely livid recently when watching a
news show in which this was discussed. He kept yelling how "immoral" it
was to suggest such a thing, and how it is a plot by the GOP to keep
disenfranchised voters from voting.What the?? But he
couldn't come up with one rational or cogent thought about why requiring
registering on any of the other days was a bad idea, or was not good for Dem
voters.The level of vehemence was completely ridiculous.I had to conclude that there must be something that happens to otherwise
rational intelligent people-- when they start buying into the Dem line of
thinking and rhetoric.....
We have an under-educated society, dependent on government assistance. They
believe the propaganda thrown at them by corrupt politicians Because
of this, any decent patriot running for office will not be elected.
The amount of bias and dog whistling in these comments is telling. Quite a few
claimed President Obama is for some reason unfit to be president. (Reading
between the lines the reason is his race.) These people also falsely claimed
the President was reelected due to voter fraud, which is pretty much
non-existent in the U.S. Third, they insist that Democrats vote for a candidate
who gives them 'stuff.' In reality, Democrats and some independents
voted for Obama because they supported his position on issues such as foreign
policy, immigration and health care insurance reform. Meanwhile,
Mitt Romney had become "severely conservative," appearing to want to
start a new war, force undocumented aliens to "self-deport," and deny
health care insurance to Americans who cannot totally pay for it on their own.
Have people already forgotten the positions Romney took?Cliven Bundy
reminded the world of the ugly bigotry that was the norm of Mormons before 1978
with his ill-considered approval of slavery last week. The people who are
arguing in favor of Romney running for President again seem to be outliers, too.
Oh there is more than one single group working to convince Mitt to run in 2016.
I know of thousands... TENS of thousands of people who are working to make this
happen! #MittRomney2016, #DraftMitt, #DraftRomneywww.Mitt16.com
It broke my heart when Mitt didn't win, but I believe there is a small
window of time when it's your turn to run and possibly win, and Mitt's
time has come and gone. Time to move on.
Mitt can easily beat Hillary or any other Demo(n)crat candidate -- if he can
find a way to get the Evangelical vote. Rather, Evangelicals choose
to stay home rather than vote for an "evil" Mormon. If they had voted in
comparable numbers as they did to elect Bush, Mitt would have beaten Obama.
Sadly, Evangelicals decided they would rather see the country go down the toilet
than elect a Mormon. All Mitt needs to do is reach out and get the Evangelical
vote, possibly by selecting a VP popular with Evangelicals, someone like Newt
Gingrich. "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that
good men do nothing."Edmund Burke
@ funny_guy,I feel for you. But your suggestion of Newt Gingrich is
horrible.I am not sure that Mitt could have found a qualified
Evangelical to run with him, with so many of them actually living their attitude
of "Saved in their sins".Who else would you suggest as a
hypothetical running mate for Mitt that everyone, including Evangelicals could
have voted for?
As long as Republicans persist in the rhetoric that they lose because of
"free stuff" and "voter fraud" and because of "RINOs",
they will continue to lose. They are becoming the party of the new wealthy and
paranoid religious white people (I'm white). They completely turn off
absolutely every other vote with their anti-science, anti-minority, anti-people
struggling to make ends meet rhetoric. Run Mitt again and he will lose.
He's tarnished by his own flip-flopping, lack of coherent positive message,
and his religion. If the Republicans don't put forward a RINO, you can
count on a Hillary landslide because the independent swing voters won't
elect someone far right as in the tea party.