A well put response,"Longtime Romney supporter Kirk Jowers, head
of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, called
Chaffetz's statement "wishful thinking." He said Chaffetz has no
insider knowledge of Romney's intentions."
@gee-en 10:06 a.m. July 10, 2014I wonder though, would Mitt consider
being called upon to be in the cabinet of a Republican administration? Secretary
of State or Secretary of the Treasury? Would he consider being a candidate for
vice-president on the the right ticket? Mitt seems to be the type to do just
about anything for his country when asked.---------------------That would depend what he could get for doing it. If he could get what
he wanted (most likely enough money or the opportunity to make enough money), he
would in a heartbeat.
@LDSareChristians"If realclearpolitics were to place Romney on their
poll"Real Clear Politics didn't issue the polls, they
collected the polls other firms like Quinnipiac and Rasmussen have conducted.
None of those have asked about Romney in over half a year."If
they were to ignore it and offer him as a poll candidate, he'd beat out all
the other candidates combined. "I am confident that that would
not be the case though unfortunately nobody has done the poll for that so
neither of us can do much to prove our view on the matter until that changes."Since the election a week earlier was already lost, I could only
conclude the dream must be of the future. I have been at peace and calm, about
all things political, ever since. "I see no reason to believe
that dream was prophetic in any sense (of course you might've just left
details out that explain why you think it was, which is fine, just understand my
skepticism).@don17"Obama voted for the wars in Iraq and
Afganistan(his wars too). "He wasn't in the Senate then, he
only inherited them.
I wonder though, would Mitt consider being called upon to be in the cabinet of a
Republican administration? Secretary of State or Secretary of the Treasury?
Would he consider being a candidate for vice-president on the the right ticket?
Mitt seems to be the type to do just about anything for his country when asked.
Keep hanging your hats on a candidate that was soundly defeated twice. If that
is the best candidate your party has to offer myself and many free thinking
liberals nationwide thank you. Our country will continue moving forward in 2016
rather taking a time machine back to the 1980's.
The Question is, was, and shall remain:WHICH Mitt Romney?
Romney is saying he won't run, and I'm sure he means it.But then again, he might run after all.Why?First (and
most importantly), he loves America. Not like Obama saying saying "I love
America". Obama says that almost daily. But.....his actions prove
otherwise. Romney? Look at what he's done. No, not what the media SAYS
he's done, look at what he's actually done. Romney loves America.
His patriotism is in his blood and in his every breath and he knows it.Second, he's smarter now. After running twice he knows the game.
Particularly with the media. He'll think things through even more than he
did the first two times when it comes to speaking to the media. And, I predict,
he'll not only be more wise with how he phrases things ("My wife drives
a couple of Cadillacs", "47% wont' vote for me", etc)
he'll also be MORE aggressive with countering the lies the media spewed
incessantly about him.Romney 2016?We'd be lucky
I started supporting Mitt in 2007 right after he gave his "Faith In
America" speech in Houston, TX.Incredible. Absolutely,
positively incredible. Find it on YouTube and see for yourself whether Mitt
understands America and what it means to be an American. Rich or not, that guy
"gets it". I was so impressed with that speech I had my wife and kids
watch it that same night.After that, over a period of almost 5
years, I found 28 separate, objective reasons why Mitt Romney would make a
phenomenal President. That's right, 28. And, no, not one single one of
them came from stories written by Deseret News writers.To see what
we could have had, to what we have now in the White House, as an American
citizen I hang my head in shame and disgust.How long, Lord, how
If Romney is serious about not running for President, he should 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." Of course, given Romney's predilection for flip-flopping and
etch-a-sketching, there is no way to believe that he would really mean it and do
it, even if he said it.
With Hillary being exposed for the inept politician that she is, there is new
excitement. I doubt Romney will run again though.
Hillary rolls from the left to the middle of the political landscape like an old
Ford Truck running out of gas. Dead broke and no money for gas, at speaking
tours at $200,000 a pop. Romney? He's dead in the weeds. Leaving Obama
slip through on Benghazi in front of millions of Americans who wanted answers to
that fiasco, left me cold about him.There are more political crises
in the last 5 years than in the last 70, and the least popular president
isn't done. The democrats time is up...they are through, It is time for
real leadership for this great country.The Republicans will run a
viable candidate, and he/she will have both the House and the Senate behind
him/her to undo much of Obama's so-called "legacy." Can hardly
wait for November and all of the howling from the hard left.
Yes, let's draft Romney. He'd look good in an Army uniform.Perhaps if he knew he might have to go into battle, he'd be much more
careful about his sabre rattling.
Mitt Romney Really Dream On Jason . What color is the sky in your world ?
"To keep gas costs lower, just put more air in your tires, and tune your car
up...""You didn't build that..."The borders are
secure..."Al Qaeda is on the run...""If you like your
plan, you can keep it. If you like your Dr, you can keep him/her...""Here come those shovel ready jobs...""It was the video that
bought the attack on Benghazi..."Bush never had control of both
houses like Obama did. It's a good thing that 2010 happened or this
country would be in a worse mess than it is right now...can you imagine Harry
and Nancy running the show today?
Hey, "Obama10,"Only 10 feet, huh? What about those 40-foot
(or 39 1/2-foot) poles?(Oh, you might want to change your user name,
because right now it looks like it's implying that you're in favor of
Hillary Clinton is the best candidate and she will win.
Steamroller:Just some clarification on your facts: Obama voted for
the wars in Iraq and Afganistan(his wars too). Bush came to office and the
deficit was 5.807 trillion and left with it at 10.6 trillion.Obama
came to office with the deficit at 10.6 trillion and it is 17.3 trillion with
two years to go and projected yearly deficits at 1 trillion each. That would be
double Bush's deficit period. (All Deficit figures from Treasury Dept
reports not made up like your figures.When Bush became President the
dot com crash was occurring and 9-11-11 occurred. In part because Clinton 3
times refused to give the order to capture Bin-Ladan when his where abouts
were known! Obama proposed 2 budgets you are correct about. However,
the facts are these: Neither Obama budget received a single vote in the House or
the Senate. Not one Republican or Democrat voted in support of a Obama
budget.As of July 4th 2014 the House of Representatives has passed
420 bills supporting small business, tax reform, irs reform, small business
regulation reform, V.A. reform and border security to mention just a few, that
the Harry Reid Senate has failed to bring to a vote!
@ Sharp hooksLook at what is going on with the border right now.
Illegals are pouring in through the so called "secure" border."If you like your healthcare plan you can keep it"hmmm...who promised us that?I think his name begins with B..and
end with Obama.Who promised us that the government was going to be
more transparent and that health care costs would be lowered...I believe it was
the same guy.
To "SharpHooks" what "smoky stats"? Those are matters of fact.
Tell us, what is better today than it was in 2008? You claim things are better,
but the government statistics all show that things are worse now than they have
been in the past 40 years.If you disagree, please prove it. I have
listed out many indicators that are easily checked showing that things are in a
sad and sorry state right now.
@ Frozen Fractals,If realclearpolitics were to place Romney on their
poll, he'd blow all the others out of the water. realclearpolitics is
at this moment simply honoring Romneys "I will not run" position. If
they were to ignore it and offer him as a poll candidate, he'd beat out all
the other candidates combined. Re the prophetic-ness of this news
article...A week after the Nov 2012 election, after a weeks fretting about
Romney's loss, I had a dream wherein there was discussed, in a matter of
fact tone, Romney winning the election. Since the election a week earlier was
already lost, I could only conclude the dream must be of the future. I have
been at peace and calm, about all things political, ever since. The
qualities needed to save this country, are only found in this one man, Mitt
I know what Chaffetz is trying to do. It will not work. Mitt Romney was
destroyed by lies, inaccuracies and false statements by the media, I get that.
Our country is in pretty bad shape as this country does not need career
politicians but those who represent the people. We Just finshed celebrating the
238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. There were
issues as the founding fathers conviened. The biggest was that of the smaller
states verses the larger states and thier representation. There is a reason why
we have three branches of government and there is a reason why we have term
limits for our President. It is hard to predict if one individual would have
done better than another because it becomes opinionated and subjective. I think
Mitt would have done well but he would have had some failures as well. One
Gripe I have is that many in this country, do take their freedoms lightly.
Please learn the Bill of rights, the constitution, learn your history. During
watergate one of the Supreme Justices, Thurgood Marshall stated that the
President is not above the law, Niether is Barack Obama or anyone else.
Jon Huntsman would be more concievable. The liberal media loves him. And they
(the media) are the king-makers.
I love the left always pimping "the unemployment rate is dropping!"
Really? Anybody that's taken Statistics 101 knows if you include the
numbers of workers who have completely stopped looking for work because they
can't find jobs, would know that the true unemployment rate would be over
10% right now! Silly numbers!
SharpHooks: I see you left out fewest numbers in the work force since I believe
1976, a shrinking GDP for the first time in 5 years, more people on food stamps
than any other time in history. I could go on, but that would be silly to tout
Dear SharpHooks,Democrats nationwide are rejoicing! Mitt proved
already he has no idea how the common man lives and struggles. He is unfit for
the job, and as such, we will dismiss him once again.I agree that
Mitt probably won't run again, HC has even less of a concept of how the
common man lives. She and Bill never even lived in their own home until after
he left the White House. She thinks subsidized housing is the governor's
mansion. Look at her comments on her and Bill being totally broke upon leaving
the White House. Yes they had more debt than tangible assets, but they also had
the means to pay that debt faster than any common man. $200k per speech, plus a
large monthly stipend, and a retirement check from the US government plus
Arkansas that is bigger than any working man's annual salary. Both parties' candidates have very little insight into the working
man's world. What we need is a candidate that understands Economics,
Diplomacy, and dealing with the other party to get things done.not
many have those qualifications. Those that do are vilified by those who
Does it really matter what we the people think who should run? Based upon recent
history, it seems that we the serfs will be forced to vote for whomever the
establishment puts up for us.
Realclearpolitics average of polling for GOP 2016:Rand Paul 13.2%Jeb
Bush 12.2%Mike Huckabee 12.0%Chris Christie 10.8%Paul Ryan
10.2%Ted Cruz 7.0%Marco Rubio 7.0%Scott Walker 5.5% Rick
Perry 4.4%Rick Santorum 3.5%Bobby Jindal 2.3%Romney is
not among the top 10 candidates most likely to run.
Anyone (like Chaffetz) who says Romney should run again is merely highlighting
the fact that the Republicans don't have a viable candidate at all.
To "SharpHooks" surely you are joking. We are in worse shape now than
ever before.National Debt is nearly 4 times what it was in 2001 when
Bush took office.The average unemployment rate under Obama is still
higher than under Bush. Along with that, the labor force participation rate is
at a 40 year low.Deficits are still higher than under Bush.Gas prices are double what they were under Bush.Health insurance
rates have increased by over 40% (national average).Incomes have
DECREASED by over $5000/yr.The US has had its credit rating
downgraded 2 times, meaning it costs us more to service the national debt.Gitmo is still open.The NSA has even more power to spy on US
citizens.We are going on 5 years of the government printing
money.The borders are letting more illegal immigrants in than
ever.Even the stock market being up isn't a good thing because
that is artificially inflated because of the quantitative easing.There is more civil unrest now than under Bush.I don't know
what bubble you live in, but things are not getting any better.
I'd love to see him as President - Mitt could clean this mess up like few
could. We need a business minded president. Let me ask
our liberal leaning friends a question: if liberal policies are so effective and
good for the country, why don't you live your personal life the same
way?Let me explain by asking you a few questions: Why
don't you spend more than you make (by a 2 to 1 margin)?Why do
you try to get every deduction possible on your taxes?Why do you
want as much personal freedom as possible?Answer: Because it
doesn't make since to do anything else.So if it's good for
you, why wouldn't it be good for the country? Mitt would be an amazing
success as President because he knows how to make money - and would run this
country like a successful business.
Romney isn't going to run - the GOP had better move on and find a
replacement. There are several GOP governors who have turned their repective
states around economically taking over for failed liberal Democrats. Any of
these governors would be a great candidate. Pick a young, successful popular GOP
governor and run with him or her. It doesn't matter as much who because the
Democrat low information voter won't care anyway - they just listen to
their propaganda masters at the top of the party and follow like an obediant
dog. "Stupid is as stuid does" Forest Gump. America is full of stupid
people on the left unfortunately and that is THE biggest reason for the
"great American decline".
I'd bet romney wonders how many timea, and how many ways, he has to say no.
Lots of hate-spewed comments on this post. Sad.We are Americans.
Let's start acting like it and be civil to one another!
Chaffetz keeps a lot of dead topics alive.Reaganomics, Benghazi, and
Romney for President...Let's stop giving Chaffetz the attention
he wants. Eventually sometime in his career he might actually accomplish
something for the middle class.
@Obama10It's less of a mess than was left by GWB--and we're in
better shape altogether.Stock Market up, unemployment down---Welcome
Democrats nationwide are rejoicing! Mitt proved already he has no idea how the
common man lives and struggles. He is unfit for the job, and as such, we will
dismiss him once again.(Plus--I KNEW he would run ---as soon as he said he
@BYUalum 11:13 a.m. July 8, 2014Please read "One Nation" by
Dr. Ben Carson. Then decide who would be the candidate to beat HC!-----------------That's easy. Neither Romney nor Carson.
Carson would be a great person to consult if one needs a neurosurgeon, but not
for President. Romney isn't good in any category. The good
candidate, and the candidate who could beat any Democrat, would be Jon Huntsman,
Why would Romney want to inherit the mess Obama is leaving him? I wouldn't
touch it with a 10-ft pole.
Please read "One Nation" by Dr. Ben Carson. Then decide who would be the
candidate to beat HC!