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Published: Friday, May 2 2014 6:45 p.m. MDT

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Virginia Beach, VA

" . .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.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

The last thing this economy has needed is a guy who knows how to make unprofitable entities profitable.

Mcallen, TX

Our country is so unstable, and on its knees to government handouts.

Lincoln, or Washington wouldn't beat Obama.

What a pathetic state.

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

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.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Maybe he will not follow the tea party and Hannity if he runs again.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

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.

Informed Voter
South Jordan, UT

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.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

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 know...

American Fork, UT

Still carrying that flame, eh?

Sandy, UT

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.

Farmington, UT

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)!

Escalante, UT

Romney lost because he's an elitist and he'll keep losing for the same reason!

liberal larry
salt lake City, utah

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.

Virginia Beach, VA

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.

Somewhere in Time, UT

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.

boneheaded, but not a smidgen

"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

Ogden, UT

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!

Highland, UT

@ Chris B

I 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?

Mcallen, TX

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.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

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.

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