Romney runs in 2008 against McCain, looses. Romney runs in 2012
against Obama, looses. You are free to do as you like.
I guess third times the charm.
Romney is a fine man. He lost maybe because of inner city shenanigans in the
inner cities. He is honest maybe bad for a politician. His principles and
program not perfect, but raise your hand if you think if he were president would
we have had a decrease in the economy of 2.9% the first quarter of the year.
I'm over Romney. Didn't think he had a chance when he was running...
and I'm not upset about him losing (it was expected). Not so happy about
what we got in Obama... but I don't think Romney would have done anything
differently than Obama has.I think the reason some still talk about
Romney is... nobody they can get behind has stepped up to take his place.
He's kinda the last hope they had. The group they have stepping up now
days... have little appeal, little support, and absolutely no chance.Christie stepped up (Destroyed by the media and a mistake somebody in his
administration made).Marco Rubio (destroyed)Ted Cruz
(destroyed)Rand Paul (media still in the process of destroying
him)you name it.... if they step up.. the media destroys them.And they really weren't that strong to begin with (IMO)Now we have people like Jeb Bush and Donald Trump stepping up? Lamo!I can see why people are ignoring them and still talking about Romney.
@Join the discussion: Why is the GOP still hung up on Romney?======
Gee? I don't know...Let's look at the facts, and
think about for a minute...Perhaps it is the DAILY articles being
written about him in this NewsPaper?
There are quite a few GOP hopeful right now, Chris Christie, Rand Paul...even
Mitt's VP Paul Ryan looks better in a race than him. GOP needs to move on
with their other options, not stick to Romney.
Title: 'Why is the GOP still hung up on Romney?'
From July 2012.... 'John Boehner: Voters 'Aren't going to
fall in love with Mitt Romney' – By Elyse Siegel – Huffington
Post – 07/07/12 'According to Roll Call, the House
Speaker said at a fundraiser in West Virginia last month that "the American
people probably aren’t going to fall in love with Mitt Romney." I don't think it's the GOP Deseret news....
If Mitt ran as he did the last month of the last election, he would have a real
good chance against Hillary. The Republicans are going to have to run someone
even slightly moderate to win. The Tea Party type will not be able to get
enough "middle" votes unless this whole country takes a hard turn to the
right. Is Mitt the best the countries got? I am not sure... but
he is at least as good as anyone the Republicans have put forward so far.
Romney would get the same 47% of the vote that he did in the last elections.
Candidates like Ted Cruz or Rick Santorun would get 37%, taking the rest of the
GOP down in flames with them.
IMO the better question is... why is the DNC still so obsessed with Romney?I know the DesNews prints a lot of articles about him. But look how
often Democrat posters bring him up out of the blue when they want to poke a
Republican... they do it all the time.I seriously think Democrat
posters bring up Romney more often than Republicans.As for why the
GOP ESTABLISHMENT is still stuck on Romney... I don't know. But I
don't think "Conservatives" ever fully supported him. They may
have voted for him (just because he was the better of the 2). Same with
McCain. Same with Bush. It's been this way for a long time. You can vote
for the Democrat Progressive... or the Republican progressive/neocon.There really hasn't been a distinct choice that would have made much of a
difference in the past 30 years.Like Nancy Pelosi said not long
ago... "Elections shouldn't matter" (Google it)... meaning it
shouldn't matter which one we elect, we get the same thing either way.I know that's what POLITICIANS would like to have it (they win
EITHER way). American people would like a choice...
How much "inner city shenanigans" does it take to lose an election by
about a hundred electoral votes? And it looks as though Wall Street is perfectly
content with who DID get elected.
Romney is talked about a lot mainly because the GOP doesn't seem to find
any of the other contenders anything to get excited about.
His looks are thought to be better than everyone else.Has the most
money.Has the "perfect" wife and a very picturesque family.Has owns more beautiful homes than anyone else.He has not been involved
in a big scandal.His mind appears to be quite malleable, when that becomes
necessary.He Is willing to organize and pay for all the GOP political get
togethers in Park City every year.
Its pretty simple...The GOP isn't hung up on Romney.It's just the dnews.Seriously, check out the GOP's
website, Fox News, Heritage, and Rush's websites. None of them have Romney
articles. Check out the dnews right now? 3.
’Voter turnout numbers point to GOP enthusiasm gap’ – By Nancy
Benac – AP – Published by DSNews - 02/02/12
‘WASHINGTON — Voter turnout numbers are pointing to a potential
enthusiasm deficit for Republican presidential front-runner Mitt
Romney.’ ’No true love: GOP electorate still holding out
for something better’ – By Erick Schulzke – Deseret News
– 02/07/12 ‘Romney’s aura of inevitability is
further punctured. The fact that he campaigned in Minnesota and came in third,
after having won the state in 2008, is devastating,…’
'GOP insiders reaching for panic button in Santorum surge and rise of
social issues’ – By Eric Schulzke – Deseret News –
02/20/12 Mitt Romney's continuing weakness against Rick
Santorum heading into Michigan has GOP strategists and pundits scrambling.
– Article Oh how quickly we forget.
Romney is still stuck with the questions of who he is and what he stands for.
The party’s right wing will never fully trust him and it doesn’t get
much better with those who want a President who will govern from the center. I
like to think he would be a pragmatist but even I don’t really know what
Obviously, the Republicans are now two parties: The Romney party and the Ted
Cruz party. They despise each other. Same thing happened in late 1850s when the
northern and southern Democrats turned against each other and no Democrat won a
national election for 30 years. At this rate, look for a Republican resurgence
in, maybe, 2038...
The Romney Love-fest:Mitt Romney favored to win be landslideMitt Romney surge in the pollsMitt Romney Polls 85% of Utah voteObama re-electedMitt Romney does not release concellatory
statementMitt Romney family vacations in HawaiiMitt Romney builds
house in Cottowood HeightsMitt Romney holds GOP summitt in Deer ValleyMitt Romney being drafted to run again for the WhiteHouse.Q: Why
is the GOP still hung up on Romney?A: Because the Deseret News cators
exclusively to Utah Mormon Republicans.It's the Rupert Murdock
business model, report what they WANT to see, hear, and believe...
@LDS Liberal,While we're Romney bashing... I'm not a
Romney fan, but I think the outcome would have been much closer if Hurricane
Sandy hadn't happened when it did. Google "Political impact of
Hurricane Sandy"...I don't think he would have won
anyway... but it appears even God didn't want Romney to win.To
be honest... I think even Romney is glad he didn't win (more time with his
family, and didn't have to deal with all the headaches of being President).
The headline on this piece is a perfect example of the 'begging the
Maybe its because America is experiencing Obama fatigue!
steamrollerSalt Lake City, UTWhen he announced he was running
for president, the secret service had to start guarding him about six months
before they normally start guarding presidential candidates, because of all the
death threats he was receiving. ======== Agreed.I'm sworn to protect America from ALL enemies, foreign and
Domestic.I'm fatigued from fighting all the domestic
"enemies" right here in America, who threaten the President, Threaten to secede from the Union, trash talk America 24/7 on these
boards and AM radio talk shows, and the HATE-riots I have to read daily on the
DN threads.than all the imaginary terrorists, and WMDs waiting to attack
us 12,000 miles away.Then I have the pleasure to go to Church, and have members of my own Ward parrot everything they heard on the radio M-F,
rather than what they heard on the radio in General Conference.
Ann does own at least one "White Horse" .... no doubt, right?
say what you will, but Romney has more integrity, morality and proven leadership
abilities in his little finger than our current president ever thought of
Mitt Romney running for President and losing has become a tradition.And I like it.Why does it have to end?He really could
run again, you know?
'To be honest... I think even Romney is glad he didn't win (more time
with his family, and didn't have to deal with all the headaches of being
President).' While I can agree with 2bits to a point. Why would a person run to BE President, if they do not want to be
elected, President? Sabotage politics should not be a goal.
Romney's a good guy and would have made a much better president than Obama.
But the Republicans are going to need someone with charisma to compete against
the media onslaught that will be pulling for Hillary. The only possibility I see
among the current crop is Christie, despite his problems with conservatives. On
his personal merits he'd be a good candidate. My opinion is confirmed by
the terrific efforts of Democrats and the media to blow him out of the water
What makes anyone think that Romney would make a good president?All
he ever did was flip flop. He never had an independent thought! So all he'd
be is a puppet for the Koch bros and Rush.
Maybe the reason the GOP seems to flirt with another Romney candidacy is that
the alternatives are all so awful. He might be the best option available.Do you really think that a Sen Cruz is the best candidate to represent
Republican interests in a national election. He might be a good bomb thrower,
but there will be considerable blow back from his extremist views. Sen Paul has
some views that many Republicans hate (legalize dope, anti-war). Governors
Christie and Walker are smeared for their smarmy political hijinks. Former
Senator Santorum and former Governor Huckabee only appeal to religious zealots.
And soon to be former Governor Perry is a stuffed, inarticulate Texas shirt.So, the choices are terrible for the GOP. I personally think this new
found love of Romney appeals to his vanity. However, I doubt this
multimillionaire really wants to waste his time and effort on another campaign.
Enjoy your millions Mitt. Do some good work for the less fortunate of society.
Or just be a good Grandfather.
to LDS Liberal...Its simple really. They want a Tea party shill...
Mitt can fill that role then he 'changes his mind' and is a New
England Country Club Republican (i.e. RINO) then he transforms into the old
school Reagan era conservative.Notice I did not say Romney
was/is/will be a Libertarian or use the term flip-flop?
re: LDS Liberal"...Then I have the pleasure to go to Church, and
have members of my own Ward parrot everything they heard on the radio M-F,
rather than what they heard on the radio in General Conference."Either bring earplugs or stop going. Simple problem. Simple solutions.
@Maverick,What's so "Wrong" with Romney being
influenced by the "Koch bros"?What have THEY done
that's so bad? Just funded Cancer Research, the arts, nature, PBS,
hospitals, etc... what's so BAD about that???Google "koch
family foundation" for more info on that.And yet... you seem
perfectly OK with a President who is a puppet to George Soros. And the list of
things he's done, and where he throws his money, is WAY more evil than the
Koch Bros. Just as a reminder... Soros is a convicted felon... Google
"Soros Loses Challenge to Insider Trading Conviction"... New York Times
- "Mr. Soros, 81, was convicted of insider trading in 2002 by a French
appeals court and fined 2.2 million euros"....Has Soros donated
a penny to cancer research, hospitals, arts centers, nature parks? NO... 100%
towards controlling the liberal media and pressuring American politics towards a
Socialist Utopian World Government (controlled by his cronies).=======I'd rather be a puppet of the Koch Bros (who have done
nothing but good with their charitable giving (Google it). Than a puppet of
George Soros and Arianna Huffington and THEIR anti-American agenda...
I'd rather not have a president be a puppet for anyone.Furthermore, you do realize that the Koch bros have funded anti-global warming
campaigns, busted unions, fought against minimum wage increases, cut benefits,
laid off thousands of workers, polluted rivers and streams, and have attacked
the EPA?Ironic that they try and hide their evil with giving away a
few thousand dollars to charity yet are the direct cause of so many needing
charity because of the millions they spend attacking our environment, health,
Could it be out of sheer desperation because they know there are none among them
who are worth a flying flip?
Simply answered. Because Mitt Romney was and is the best qualified man to be
president of these United States.
People are now having buyers remorse for re-electing Obama.
So Mav, what's wrong with funding anti-global warming campaigns and busting
unions? Some of us don't believe in global warming regardless of who is
saying it. BTW I don't get my global warming beliefs from the Koch
Brothers or Fox News or NASA. Unions served their purpose but now are largely
political shills for the left with little regard for the actual working man who
give up their money to them. Unions are in business to get more power, not
less. My question to you is, just what has the left done for the workers
lately. Or a better question, just what has the left done for minorities
lately? Answer is nothing. The left's anti-business agenda has done
nothing but hurt workers. It can't be a coincidence that most new union
members work for the federal government.
You ask why some in the GOP are still stuck on Romney? Have you seen the list
of potential nominees? Oy-vey! Seems pretty obvious to me.