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Poll: Romney the frontrunner in 2016?
CNN's Political Ticker ^ | June 19, 2014 | Paul Steinhauser, political editor

Posted on 06/19/2014 3:36:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

He's said over and over that he won't run for the White House a third time, but a new poll indicates that if Mitt Romney changed his mind and made another bid for president, he'd be the frontrunner among Republicans in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire.

According to the Suffolk University/Boston Herald survey, which was released Thursday, 24% of Granite State Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say that Romney would be their first choice for their party's presidential nomination.

Among the potential 2016 GOP contenders, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was a distant second, at 9%, with Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky at 8%, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 7%.

While the survey may make headlines, it's important to remember that Romney's very well known in New Hampshire. He owns a vacation home in the state, has often appeared at GOP events in New Hampshire, and was governor of neighboring Massachusetts. Romney easily won the 2012 Republican primary, but lost the state by six percentage points to President Barack Obama in the general election....

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Massachusetts; New Hampshire; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2016; 47; abortionist; bain; cult; dog; fumr; gop; homosexualagenda; mormonism; newhampshire; romney
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He sure didn't win his "home" state, did he?
1 posted on 06/19/2014 3:36:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FUMR!!


2 posted on 06/19/2014 3:37:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



3 posted on 06/19/2014 3:38:31 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hell naw


4 posted on 06/19/2014 3:38:47 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP does seem to be suicidal, don’t they?


5 posted on 06/19/2014 3:38:57 PM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

they are just trying to suppress conservative voters


6 posted on 06/19/2014 3:39:04 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think we need the following:
A MAN
a man who can speak loud and clear.

a man with steel balls.

Is there anybody out there with these credentials?


7 posted on 06/19/2014 3:39:30 PM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It would sure be nice if he campaigned as though he wants the 3,000,000 voters who stayed home last time to actually vote for him.

If he is going to keep shooting his mouth like a Democrat, he should run as a Democrat.

8 posted on 06/19/2014 3:40:14 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim, tell us how you really feel about your friend, Mitt.


9 posted on 06/19/2014 3:40:14 PM PDT by brivette
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To: driftdiver

It worked in 2012


10 posted on 06/19/2014 3:40:48 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: BarbM

11 posted on 06/19/2014 3:40:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
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To: fwdude

WTF?


12 posted on 06/19/2014 3:41:47 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: fwdude

WTF?


13 posted on 06/19/2014 3:41:47 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s like a recurring nightmare.


14 posted on 06/19/2014 3:41:56 PM PDT by Argus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How do we stop the first two or three primary states from picking our candidates? I’m frankly tired of it.


15 posted on 06/19/2014 3:44:49 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: stevem
Are we sure of those numbers? Yes on election night it looked like Romney got 3 million less than McCain/Palin but I think the revised numbers came in slightly higher for Romney than McCain.
16 posted on 06/19/2014 3:45:28 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“He sure didn’t win his “home” state, did he? “

Why do you think people who read this site are stupid ?

You don’t like Romney, fair enough.

But your bashing of romney by saying he did not win his home state is stupid as all who read this and you know it too. So grow up , give the readers some credit and find another insult.

I like Romney but if I did not, I think this would work.

“So Mr. 47% might run again, NOT”


17 posted on 06/19/2014 3:47:24 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

What is it about Gov. Romney that you “like” so much. We’re all ears.


18 posted on 06/19/2014 3:49:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sara Palin does have steel balls and can talk loud and clear. (she can throw a baseball better than the little pos in office)

thanks.


19 posted on 06/19/2014 3:49:48 PM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: BarbM

“I think we need the following:
A MAN”

I think you are ticking off the Palin supporters.


20 posted on 06/19/2014 3:50:02 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: fwdude

If, by some hideous and monstrous twist of fate, Mitt Romney ends up as the 2016 GOP standard bearer, you’ll be able to hear my Olympian laughter all the way across the Atlantic.

I can think of nothing more blatantly idiotic.


21 posted on 06/19/2014 3:50:04 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Why do these people keep insisting on beating a dead horse?


22 posted on 06/19/2014 3:51:04 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Kackikat

Because many conservative sites including FR are filled with people willing to vote for him GAIN and lose AGAIN rather than vote for a conservative.


23 posted on 06/19/2014 3:52:25 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Bulwinkle

Yes it worked then, but I think they are working it differently this year. If they can piss off conservatives early and we stop participating (as many on here would) then they can push through their RINO.


24 posted on 06/19/2014 3:52:47 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A minority of a minority in a tiny state like Romney. Maybe Jeb Bush, John McCain, and Chris Christie should jump in too.


25 posted on 06/19/2014 3:52:57 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney’s success in creating an image of being an elder GOP party statesman out of decades of image building, yet only a single election victory and term in office (a 34% approval rating on exit, failure) is proof of the power of the media and the GOPe political machine.

The disconnect between how insignificant and victory free his political career has actually been, versus his national image as a top tier career politician, are astounding.


26 posted on 06/19/2014 3:54:04 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: Gen.Blather

Have the RNC stop awarding all the delegates to whomever comes in first no matter how the vote is chopped up amongst the candidates.


27 posted on 06/19/2014 3:54:21 PM PDT by AceMineral (Some people are slaves of their own stupidity.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He did not run last time.


28 posted on 06/19/2014 3:54:49 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No Mitt, no Jeb, no Chris, NO HILLARY


29 posted on 06/19/2014 3:55:19 PM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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30 posted on 06/19/2014 3:55:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: bmwcyle

Huh?


31 posted on 06/19/2014 3:55:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney: ‘It kills me’ not to be in White House

Mitt Romney says it “kills” him that he’s not president. But he doesn’t blame Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or anything else on his loss to President Barack Obama—except his campaign’s failure to connect with minority voters.

“I lost my election because of my campaign,” Romney said on “Fox News Sunday” in his first television interview since his November defeat. “Not because of what anyone else did.”

The former Massachusetts governor refused place blame on Christie, who some Republicans say gave Obama a last-minute lift in his embrace of the president in the wake of the storm.

Romney said his inability to win over black and Hispanic voters—and the damage done by those disastrous “47 percent” comments—ultimately derailed his White House bid.

Ann Romney, though, pointed the finger at the fourth estate. “It was not just the campaign’s fault,” Ann Romney said. “I believe it was the media’s fault as well, in that he was not being given a fair shake—that people weren’t allowed to really see him for who he was. I’m happy to blame the media.”

Her husband, she said, “has an enormous skill set in dealing with difficult issues and I totally believe at this moment, if Mitt were there in the office, that we would not be facing sequestration right now.”

Mitt Romney said President Obama has failed to lead on the sequester.

“He didn’t think the sequester would happen,” he said. “It is happening. To date, what we’ve seen is the president out campaigning to the American people, doing rallies around the country, flying around the country and berating Republicans and blaming and pointing. Now, what does that do? That causes the Republicans to retrench and to put up a wall and to fight back.

“I’ll look at what’s happening right now, I wish I were there,” he said. “It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House doing what needs to be done.”

On election night, Romney said, he was “convinced” he’d win the election—until Ohio went in Obama’s favor.

“It was a slow recognition until ultimately when the Ohio numbers began coming in and they were disappointing,” he said. “By 8 or 9 o’clock, it was pretty clear that we were not going to win.”

Romney, who has avoided the press since his loss to Obama, likened the election and its aftermath to an amusement park ride.

“We were on a roller coaster, exciting and thrilling, ups and downs,” Romney said. “But the ride ends. And then you get off. And it’s not like, oh, can’t we be on a roller coaster the rest of our life? It’s like, no, the ride’s over.”

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mitt-romney-kills-fox-obama-163333853—election.html


32 posted on 06/19/2014 3:57:27 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: staytrue
I like Romney...

While you may have courage for stating that here on Free Republic, you certainly lack wisdom and discernment. Willard "Mitt" Romney is the father of Romneycare (commiecare), has advocated for abortion, is on the side of gun grabbers and even proclaimed that he would be better for "gay rights" than Ted Kennedy. Plus, "Bishop" Romney's membership in a bizarre un-Christian cult disqualifies him from any consideration.

33 posted on 06/19/2014 3:58:53 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At this stage pretty much everybody they ask is a “low information voter” relying on names they remember from previous elections.


34 posted on 06/19/2014 3:59:31 PM PDT by x
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FR isn’t going to do Romney again, are they?


35 posted on 06/19/2014 4:00:26 PM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney has an impeccable personal history. All the dems could dig up on him was a hazing incident when he was 18 and his dog rode on the roof of his car.

Romney has a history of running business well and a history of running a govt. well. You may not like what the govt. is doing but under romney it is doing it well.

He is in favor of tax cuts, less regulation and less spending.

And last but not least, Romney is not Santorum, Gingrich or Obama which were your only real choices in 2012.


36 posted on 06/19/2014 4:00:58 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue; BarbM; onyx; KC_Lion; laplata; Morgana; Nachum; Jim Robinson; Diogenesis

Nope. Gov. Palin is more of a man, while still being a very feminine lady, than your boy will EVER be.


37 posted on 06/19/2014 4:01:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
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To: AceMineral

“Have the RNC stop awarding all the delegates to whomever comes in first no matter how the vote is chopped up amongst the candidates.”

Each state decides this, not the RNC. If you push your primary ahead too early then, your delegates must be proportional but that is only if you try to move ahead of NH, Iowa or SC.


38 posted on 06/19/2014 4:04:38 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

“You may not like what the govt. is doing but under romney it is doing it well.”

My vote for the stupidest thing ever said on FR.

And that is saying something.


39 posted on 06/19/2014 4:06:06 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: staytrue

Romney ruined the Mass economy,
and imposed the FIRST RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE
and the FIRST —by his improper Executive authority—
gay marriage (and now polygamy).

Do you have ONE (1) good thing to say about him?

One?

Other than you got off on him backstabbing the Palin
children, the Speaker, etc. through surrogates.

The GOP is the enemy of the Free American people
who have been destroyed by Obama and Romney.


40 posted on 06/19/2014 4:06:40 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Gen.Blather

“How do we stop the first two or three primary states from picking our candidates? I’m frankly tired of it.”

Why ? For the most part, I think things work well.

If you don’t like the results, then tell me who should have replaced Romney and McCain on the ballot.


41 posted on 06/19/2014 4:06:48 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: Diogenesis

I would miss some of those pic


42 posted on 06/19/2014 4:08:15 PM PDT by BRL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No one ever runs for vice president again, after being on a ticket that loses. No one. It would be the worst career move for any politician. It practically screams ‘wimp’.


43 posted on 06/19/2014 4:08:39 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz - West 2016


44 posted on 06/19/2014 4:09:16 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Moderates” (like Romney) are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum. They’ll happily toss a race to democrats just to prevent a conservative from winning.

The only difference between moderates and democrats is that democrats at least have the stones to admit they’re democrats.


45 posted on 06/19/2014 4:09:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: fhayek

Yeah, and it was all her fault, wasn’t it?


46 posted on 06/19/2014 4:10:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
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To: staytrue
Romney has a history of running business well and a history of running a govt. well.

As Herman Hupfeld so aptly phrased it in 1931, you must remember this :

NOTICE: FR DOES NOT AND WILL NOT SUPPORT ABORTIONIST, GAY RIGHTS PUSHING BIG GOVERNMENT STATISTS FOR PRESIDENT!!

This message is intended for those posters on FR who seem to have missed my prior statements in this regard and insist on advocating for these bastards.

I'd rather shut the place down than be involved in any effort to install abortionist/gay rights pushing RINOS like Romney or Giuliani into the White House!!

Do NOT push this crap on FR. Take your business elsewhere!! And I don't care how long you've been here!!

47 posted on 06/19/2014 4:11:03 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Elle.

Oh.

Elle.

At home, my ass will stay.


48 posted on 06/19/2014 4:11:58 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: staytrue

Dude, fax me some of that, it must be unbelievably powerful!


49 posted on 06/19/2014 4:12:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
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To: staytrue

But he ran a campaign like an amateur. Any evidence he’s learned anything?


50 posted on 06/19/2014 4:13:19 PM PDT by DManA
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