Skip to comments.Poll: Romney the frontrunner in 2016?
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 ...
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."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins 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 Romneys 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 Wallaces husband."
The GOP does seem to be suicidal, don’t they?
they are just trying to suppress conservative voters
I think we need the following:
a man who can speak loud and clear.
a man with steel balls.
Is there anybody out there with these credentials?
If he is going to keep shooting his mouth like a Democrat, he should run as a Democrat.
Jim, tell us how you really feel about your friend, Mitt.
It worked in 2012
It’s like a recurring nightmare.
How do we stop the first two or three primary states from picking our candidates? I’m frankly tired of it.
“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”
What is it about Gov. Romney that you “like” so much. We’re all ears.
Sara Palin does have steel balls and can talk loud and clear. (she can throw a baseball better than the little pos in office)
“I think we need the following:
I think you are ticking off the Palin supporters.
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.
Why do these people keep insisting on beating a dead horse?
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.
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.
A minority of a minority in a tiny state like Romney. Maybe Jeb Bush, John McCain, and Chris Christie should jump in too.
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.
Have the RNC stop awarding all the delegates to whomever comes in first no matter how the vote is chopped up amongst the candidates.
He did not run last time.
No Mitt, no Jeb, no Chris, NO HILLARY
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 campaigns 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 werent allowed to really see him for who he was. Im 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 didnt think the sequester would happen,” he said. “It is happening. To date, what weve 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 oclock, 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.”
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.
At this stage pretty much everybody they ask is a “low information voter” relying on names they remember from previous elections.
FR isn’t going to do Romney again, are they?
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.
Nope. Gov. Palin is more of a man, while still being a very feminine lady, than your boy will EVER be.
“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.
“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.
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?
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.
“How do we stop the first two or three primary states from picking our candidates? Im 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.
I would miss some of those pic
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’.
Cruz - West 2016
“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.
Yeah, and it was all her fault, wasn’t it?
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!!
At home, my ass will stay.
Dude, fax me some of that, it must be unbelievably powerful!
But he ran a campaign like an amateur. Any evidence he’s learned anything?