Mitt Romney is trying to keep the Romney name relevant. There is Josh Romney to
think about. And Mike lee, of course.
Hillary may be at 52% now, but she's done too much to keep that lofty
rating. Since she was the master if Obama's inept foreign policy, the
Republicans have a ton of ammunition to use against her. I see Biden and Liz
Warren causing problems.
What exactly does anyone find inconsistent in "I'm not running"?
Romney promoters missed their chances to elect him. These second-hand rumors
are worth just what we pay for them. Mr. Romney has been perfectly capable of
making his own personal decisions through all these years without being
"guided" by the ever-benevolent media. I say, leave him be. If you
liked him, you should have gotten him elected instead of voting for Obama twice
and ended up suffering from late-stage buyers remorse.
"Do you think anybody actually believes you may vote Republican in 2016?
Regardless of who their candidate is..."Cant really say that I
care if anyone actually believes that. But, you may be surprised as to how
recently I voted R in a presidential election."That's just
silly. What Republican (that could run today) could you actually vote
for?"I very possibly would have voted for Jon Huntsman. I would
consider him if he ran in 2016. I would consider Jeb Bush (although not thrilled
at the prospect of another Bush).Not to worry though. Any R
candidate I would consider voting for wont even get close to winning.
2Bits - if a Romney, Bush or Clinton are the choices we have, I am praying that
for once we have a spoiler of a third party candidate. I can't stomach yet
another dynasty run for the White House.
You could have stopped right there with title... and that would have been
enough. That in itself speaks volumes with what has haunted Romney. A good man I am sure.... but who he is today is a challenging thing to
understand. If he could just go on the public speaking tour representing
mainstream moderate republicans, and the values his faith bring to that
discussion, he could do far more good than soiling himself with another
presidential run - with all the compromises needed to be successful in that
Please Don't run again Mitt. If Americans want a warhawk, they will vote
for Hillary Clinton.
Should be the mixed political positions of Romney. Why is the DN continuing to
report on and speculate about Romney? It is getting so boring. Is any other news
source continually trying to extend what was his brief moment in the sun? How
about a new refrain? Promote another Mormon, Huntsman, who is at least
@JoeBlow,Re: "I will decide to vote R or D when I see the
candidates"...I applaud you for saying you will wait to see who
the candidates actually are. So many have already made up their minds (even
though they have no idea who is even running... they already know if they will
be voting R or D).But let's be serious...Do you
think anybody actually believes you may vote Republican in 2016? Regardless of
who their candidate is...That's just silly. What Republican
(that could run today) could you actually vote for?
@ bikeboy and others, I think Obama's support runs deeper than you give
credit for. Polls are transitory, and the American voter is woefully uninformed
when it comes to labels. Substantively, they like what Obama is doing, and I
know it goes contrary to the Obama-hating talking points, but this President has
in fact been pretty successful, particularly in light of the sworn, but
irrational, opposition of the GOP, and the enormously deep hole we were in when
he took office. I would say the results are pretty darn good.
‘The mixed messages of Mitt Romney’====== Pretty much says it all.Which Mitt?
George Romney had integrity.I did, and would again vote for a man
like George Romney.I have read Mitt's books as well as books
written by people who are solidly in his camp.I am fully convinced
he has/they have a vision for America.However, as other DN readers
have asked as well as wondered...If Mitt were to run again...Which
Mitt?Among others, would it be...The Mass. Mitt?The Iowa Mitt?The Hew Hampshire Mitt?The Georgia
Mitt?The S. Carolina Mitt?The Mitt who sought the
blessing of Re-Publican Kingmaker/Gambling Magnate Sheldon Adelson yet found
himself spurned when Adelson eventually blessed Newt Gringrich's efforts to
be the candidate, with millions of gambling profits?Or would it be a
combination of these Mitt's let alone other Mitt's that have not been
mentioned? Again...Which Mitt?
Move on. It's time for a new relationship. He's just not that in to
Why would a party nominate a candidate that lost in the last election, lost his
home state by 20 points and left the only publically held office he held with an
approval rating of 35%? Utahns may love Mitt but the American people have
spoken twice. Unless they want to lose again, the GOP needs to find a winner.
Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren are the best choices to be the next
The 2016 presidential election will be closely contested. I have no idea who
will run, but I can tell you that the race will be close.Those of
you on the right or the left who think 2016 is a slam dunk for your side are in
for a surprise.I will decide to vote R or D when I see the
@MountanMan"polls show that if the election were held today,
Mitt Romney would win"I conducted a poll myself. It showed that
I would win if the election were held today. Considering I haven't even
announced my candidacy, it's strange that I got poll votes at all.Hey...wait a minute...
@ Silo. There is so much buyer's remorse from Obama voters, polls show that
if the election were held today, Mitt Romney would win. So much for liberals
thinking Mitt is a "Blessing" for liberals.
Lest Democrat posters get TOO smug in their assumption that Hillary Clinton will
win in 2016...She also has not said she will run (yet). So
let's not start to Coronation yet...It's entirely possible
that SHE would prefer to be a Grandma, instead of the head of not only one
Department (State Dept) but the head of a whole Government, the CEO of a whole
country and the leader of the free world.It's not a job
everybody wants. I would never want it. I wouldn't blame her OR Romney
for not wanting it. Especially if their Grand-Kids are as cute as mine!
He needs to be a supporter of good candidates and stay home. He has already
tried twice. America needs a solid candidate with a proven track record of
supporting principles of good government. We don't need another politician
that cozy's up to Wall Street, as the article indicates, and we all know
about Mitt Romney. We need a man that will stand up for the little guy, a la
individual rights as enshrined in the Constitution.
Only goes to show how terribly weak those Republican Potus job seekers are for
the upcoming 2016 electionWhich Mitt Romney will attempt to run again?Certainly not much to worry about there. Not much work for Dems to do.All that's necessary is media displaying Mitt's peculiar episodes
during his 2012 campaign.
Hmm?Mitt RomneyBarack ObamaWhat a crazy
Richie has a good point. Maybe his staying out of the race is a strategy.
Maybe if he stays out long enough and they all shoot themselves in the foot (and
the media tears the front-runners apart)... he will be the only viable candidate
left? I don't know. I think it's seriously that he
want's to be a grandpa more than he wants to be the President (lot's
less headaches, speeches, investigations, preventing wars, prosecuting wars that
can't be avoided, protecting millions who just criticize ANYTHING you do,
etc).ALso... I think he has given up on the majority of Americans
seeing what he sees in America. He's not willing to play the game where
the candidate who promises the most free stuff to get the votes wins. And
he's not willing to take the easy way out, which looks good in the
short-term, but he knows enough that it will fail in the long term). He's
not willing to pander to ultra-conservatives OR ultra-Libearals.. and
that's what it takes.He's just not willing to do what it
takes (IMO)... So why run?
The last presidential campaign and post-election politics have proven Romney
right again: A majority of Americans vote for whoever gives them the most free
stuff. Only problem is, Obama's free stuff is a dream. Now Americans have
awakened to the realities of the Liberal, Democratic party and voted Right in
the recent mid-term election. Will this political shift carry over to the
upcoming presidential election. Depends on how Congress behaves. We
can count on Obama working at the expense of America to ensure that Congress
Hopefully people will see the truth about Mitt and send him packing. Again.
RE: J Thompson " How has he encouraged job creation? How has he invited
other nations to build their factories inside America? What exactly has he done
except stumble and mumble?"He saved American capitalism (for
good or ill) with his allies at the Fed. I'm not sure I can ever forgive
@MountanMan"No wonder liberals hate Mitt Romney! Mitt Romney is
a liberal's worst recurring nightmare!"Mitt failed as a
Presidential candidate against John McCain, then failed in the same election as
a VP candidate against Sarah Palin.In the next 4 years, he did
nothing but campaign, and managed to fail again as a Presidential candidate
against Obama.I honestly don't think liberals consider Mitt a
nightmare, I think they consider him a blessing.
The conservative wing of the Republican party - who feel like they've been
abandoned - don't trust Romney. And he's tried to win twice - and
lost - as a "mainstream" Republican. I voted for the guy, and would
vote for him again, against any Democrat who currently seems like a feasible
2016 candidate. (Hillary? Elizabeth Warren? Jerry Brown? Biden? President
Biden?!!?) But there are lots of people who won't vote for a mainstream
Republican (we see what 25+ years of "mainstream republican" influence
has gotten us!), and other people who won't vote for a Mormon. I
don't see a President Mitt Romney in our future. (But what do I know? I
was floored when Obama was reelected!)
A good leader knows that he is not the only person qualified to do a particular
job. There are many people who aspire to be "President" but few who are
focused on the duties of the office instead of the perks of the job. Look at
the current President, how has he "healed" America? How has he
strengthened our image throughout the world? How has he encouraged job
creation? How has he invited other nations to build their factories inside
America? What exactly has he done except stumble and mumble?Mitt
Romney has a clear track record of saving and creating jobs. He is responsible
for creating jobs for more than 150,000 people, people who can afford a home,
buy their own food, wear their own clothes and participate in the American
dream. Other Republicans will present their qualifications to
America.Hillary Clinton has already presented her qualifications.
What did she say about a "movie" causing Benghazi? Why hasn't she
retracted that statement? How popular was her book? How many people bother to
attend her appearances? The race hasn't begun, but it's
time to separate the politicians from the "doers".
@RichieHe may know "where he wants to take America."
America has shown that where he wants to take us isn't where we want to go.
I find it amazing that every candidate in the last election that Mitt Romney
campaigned for won, including Mia Love. Contrast that with the fact that nearly
every candidate Hillary Clinton campaigned for lost! No wonder liberals hate
Mitt Romney! Mitt Romney is a liberal's worst recurring nightmare!
Mitt Romney has yet to confront the issues of the past election: He won't
show his taxes, hasn't gotten past the 47% comment, hasn't embraced
the Romneycare good but Obamacare bad comparison, has no immigration plan, and
has really nothing else to say about creating jobs other than fewer taxes on the
wealthy. He correctly identified Russia as a problem on the world stage, but has
no remedy for this issue, Syria, ISIS, or the West Bank. In what
world will the demographic voting in 2016 embrace him, let alone the Tea Party
right during the primaries that distrust him as being too middle-of-the road?
Hillary Clinton's biggest rival will be Elizabeth Warren in
March/April/May of 2016, not a GOP contender in November.
Lets all have patience folks. I think Mitt is waiting until all the other
possible Republican candidates as well as Hillary shoot themselves in the foot
enough times, then he can walk into the White House without breaking a sweat.
Read his writings including "No Apology's". He knows where he
wants to take America.
It's going to be a lot of fun watching the Republican candidates tear each
other to shreds in 2016. Nothing is more entertaining than this screeching fight
over who's holier than who. To get an idea of what's
coming, check out Monty Python's sketch "the 4 Yorkshiremen."
Please stay home former Gov...time to hang it up...
Romney's inconsistency is telling of the man, and I think as a President,
he would act similarly. The man cannot make a decision, cannot present a
consistent message, and is a bit of a reed in the wind. He may be a good man
personally, and have a lot of talents, but he is not well suited to be
Yet another article about Mitt Romney.. his approval ratings... who likes him
and who doesn't. How his ratings compare to Hillary Clinton's...
WHO cares?He's not even running. What does it matter?
With so many of Romney's warnings coming to pass if we elected Obama, he
certainly has established his credentials as having foresight. Unfortunately,
his warning to "swallow hard" and compromise on immigration reform fails
to acknowledge the lessons of the last three times we compromised on that
subject. To paraphrase an old saying, "You can't make a good deal with
a bad [Democrat]. Until politicians such as Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are run
out of office, let's remember an even older saying, "Caveat
Emptor," let the buyer beware.