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Joe Scarborough: Draft Mitt Romney in 2016!
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 14, 2014 | Tony Lee

Posted on 06/14/2014 3:31:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Joe Scarborough, the MSNBC host who has transformed into one of his generation's most preeminent Rockefeller Republicans, believes Mitt Romney should run for president again in 2016.

Speaking to about 300 guests at "a luxury resort in the Rocky Mountains" with other potential GOP presidential hopefuls like Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Scarborough reportedly urged the establishment donors and insiders to being a “Draft Romney” movement.

“This is the only person that can fill the stage,” Scarborough said at a summit hosted by Romney, according to a Washington Post report.

Scarborough and other attendees may not have realized that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) was ousted last week because he was seen as emblematic of an ossifying Republican Party that favored cronyism over free markets...

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Florida; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 2016; 2016gopprimary; gop; republicans; romney; romney2016; scarborough
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1 posted on 06/14/2014 3:31:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO!


2 posted on 06/14/2014 3:32:07 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I like firing people...and I’m not concerned about the very poor.” Romney 2012


3 posted on 06/14/2014 3:32:32 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Ken522

He will not get my vote!


4 posted on 06/14/2014 3:33:31 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Motto for the New Republican Party:

There are none so blind as those who refuse to see.


5 posted on 06/14/2014 3:34:15 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney didn’t want the presidency in 2012. Why would anyone in their right mind think he wants it now. Geeez. Let’s stop playing this game. Romney is one of Obama and Hillary’s biggest supporters.


6 posted on 06/14/2014 3:34:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

This is why I never donate to or vote republican. Scarbarf is a lib, Romney is a lib. There is only party, the national socialists party. they can claim otherwise but that’s the truth.


7 posted on 06/14/2014 3:34:52 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists (obama has a stinky stick)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All big government liberals want Romney to get the GOP nomination. If Romney is the “republican”, they have a 90% chance of a big government democrat winning, and even if the democrat loses they still get a big government liberal.


8 posted on 06/14/2014 3:35:17 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How many more times is the GOP going to give away the presidency?


9 posted on 06/14/2014 3:36:47 PM PDT by bgill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It was hard to find someone able to get fewer votes than McCain, but somehow the Republicans were able to find him. I bet after another try he could drive his vote count down even more.
10 posted on 06/14/2014 3:37:35 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Ken522
"Hillary is so old. Ya want someone young like me"


11 posted on 06/14/2014 3:38:24 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know he’s running. He’s been quietly setting up the playing field in his favor. When Terri Land stepped down from the RNC to run for the senate seat in Michigan, Romney’s niece landed in her spot.


12 posted on 06/14/2014 3:39:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The proper response to this is that the Democrats should run Al Sharpton for president.


13 posted on 06/14/2014 3:39:32 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Please nominate people just like McCain and me” Romney, Today Show, Jan 2014


14 posted on 06/14/2014 3:40:10 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oy.


15 posted on 06/14/2014 3:40:50 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I believe in my Mormon faith and I endeavor to live by it. My faith is the faith of my fathers – I will be true to them and to my beliefs.”

Mitt Romney, speaking at the George Bush Presidential Library, Dec, 2007,


16 posted on 06/14/2014 3:42:08 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: trisham

I don’t think we will have to draft Mitt. He seems to be seriously considering running. A poor idea.


17 posted on 06/14/2014 3:43:28 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will Mormons’ racial history be a problem for Mitt Romney?

...Tim Russert noted that Romney was 31 when the priesthood ban was lifted in 1978. “Didn’t you think, ‘What am I doing part of an organization that is viewed by many as a racist organization?’” Russert asked.

“I’m very proud of my faith, and it’s the faith of my fathers,” Romney answered. “And I’m not going to distance myself from my faith in any way.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/will-mormons-racial-history-be-a-problem-for-mitt-romney/2012/01/31/gIQAdtK1fQ_story.html

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2840950/posts


18 posted on 06/14/2014 3:43:38 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let the Democrats do it.


19 posted on 06/14/2014 3:43:50 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes. Romney SHOULD be the candidate of the GOP,
the party of RomneyCARE, RomneyMarriage, Romneypolygamy,
RomneyPoorgoverning, RomneyOnBothSides, and
of course RomneyBackstabbing.

Yes. Let Romney lead the GOP, and be honest, for once.


20 posted on 06/14/2014 3:43:56 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I think the old standby definitions of who votes for which party have been blown away in this campaign. I think people recognize that I’m not a partisan Republican—that I’m someone who is moderate, and that my views are progressive.”
-Mitt Romney (2002)


21 posted on 06/14/2014 3:44:11 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“It was not my desire to serve in Viet Nam” Willard Mitt Romney, Boston Globe, May 2, 1994

“I longed to be in Viet Nam, representing our country” Willard Mitt Romney, Boston Globe, June 24, 2007


22 posted on 06/14/2014 3:44:38 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Forget it.


23 posted on 06/14/2014 3:44:50 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney in 2016 would be the Republican equivalent of William Jennings Bryan, or perhaps Harold Stassen.


24 posted on 06/14/2014 3:45:03 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Newt Gingrich did more for the conservative movement than Romney ever did.” -Mark Levin, 5/17/2012


25 posted on 06/14/2014 3:45:04 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, that worked the first time.


26 posted on 06/14/2014 3:45:17 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Joe Scarborough and Hillary Clinton: Draft Mitt Romney in 2016!

Completed it.

27 posted on 06/14/2014 3:46:03 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP (badly) needs to wake up.

The last two elections, have run one liberal against one moderate.

In 2008 at least, we had Palin on the ticket.

We need to finally, after losing the last two elections, come to the unavoidable decision, that we need to run someone CONSERVATIVE.

This means American jobs.

And no “moderation”.

Stop playing the democrat game. We need to win.


28 posted on 06/14/2014 3:48:25 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.


29 posted on 06/14/2014 3:48:52 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Willard Mitt Romney: The third term of Obama


30 posted on 06/14/2014 3:49:42 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: bgill
How many more times is the GOP going to give away the presidency?

How many times will the Washington Generals lose to the Harlem Globetrotters? Same answer...


31 posted on 06/14/2014 3:50:28 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Tennessee Nana
LOL! Robamaney.
32 posted on 06/14/2014 3:50:53 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Thank you.

Look, Romney seems to be a decent enough man. Not the sort of guy you’d enjoy a beer or 6 with, but he’d be a fun and witty dinner guest and the sort of boss that tells you to go home on your kid’s birthdays.

Doesn’t make him presidential material. He had his shot, and missed - for whatever reason, but I think you nailed it. He simply didn’t really want the job. That is why he didn’t get down and dirty during the last debate and was tepid during the second one, after a barnstorming start to the debate season.


33 posted on 06/14/2014 3:53:04 PM PDT by EC1
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To: KarlInOhio
It was hard to find someone able to get fewer votes than McCain, but somehow the Republicans were able to find him. I bet after another try he could drive his vote count down even more.

And then the Pollyanna Republicans can come on FreeRepublic and blame the conservatives for the GOP loss. Again. Lather, rinse, repeat. An endless cycle of misplaced blame.

34 posted on 06/14/2014 3:53:14 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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35 posted on 06/14/2014 3:53:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t run. All the signs seem to be there, and it’s more than a poor idea. It would guarantee a win for the Democrats, and I’m worried that our country won’t survive much more of this.


36 posted on 06/14/2014 3:54:01 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

next week’s Republican National Convention platform could include calls for the “Human Life Amendment,” which would outlaw abortion in all circumstances, even in cases of rape or incest. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus discusses.

Republicans are gathered this week in Tampa to draft official platform language, and potential language calling for the adoption of a constitutional amendment to curb abortion rights has drawn newfound scrutiny.

The RNC’s platform committee is set to vote Tuesday evening on draft language related to abortion, which calls for “a human life amendment to the Constitution,” along with “legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children.”

Priebus said on MSNBC. “This is the platform of the Republican Party; it’s not the platform of Mitt Romney.”

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/21/13395825-priebus-gop-platform-not-the-platform-of-mitt-romney?lite


37 posted on 06/14/2014 3:56:03 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

I could put up with Mitt as long as he had sarah Palin as his VP.


38 posted on 06/14/2014 3:58:57 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe this may be what Palin is waiting to see, during the next election (in 2016, not 2014).

I believe if Romney runs again, Palin will leave the GOP and run a full-fledged mutiny against the GOP.

I will support her completely in this, as will many I believe.

Romney had his chance. He had a perfect chance, and he LOST.

No more runs for Romney. Go away Romney.


39 posted on 06/14/2014 3:59:02 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He has been sitting next to Mika too long. I remember when that guy actually made sense


40 posted on 06/14/2014 3:59:10 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why does ANYONE with a brain think he can win? He couldn’t even win if Obama ran for a 3rd term. Romney is a disastrous incompetent. Guess he must really believe that White Horse prophecy. What a maroon.


41 posted on 06/14/2014 4:04:05 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Joe, remember that time you forgot to THINK? Well, this is it.


42 posted on 06/14/2014 4:04:47 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll stay the eff home next time.


43 posted on 06/14/2014 4:05:53 PM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anything Joe Scarborough recommends bound to be the wrong advice. He’s another disappointment from that Class of 1994.


44 posted on 06/14/2014 4:14:16 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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45 posted on 06/14/2014 4:14:24 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
NO.
46 posted on 06/14/2014 4:21:17 PM PDT by grimalkin (We are a nation under God. If we ever forget this, we are a nation gone under. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“This is the only person that can fill the stage,” Scarborough said
_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Not so! Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.


47 posted on 06/14/2014 4:32:59 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Talk of a draft will force Mitt to leave the country again, to live in France.


48 posted on 06/14/2014 4:48:16 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: ansel12

In the same palace or one of his own?


49 posted on 06/14/2014 4:49:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Din Maker

I didn’t realize we were into identity politics.


50 posted on 06/14/2014 4:50:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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