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Who will wind up as GOP presidential nominee in 2016? (Laff riot)
The Buenos Aires Herald / The Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2014 | Chris Cillizza

Posted on 07/03/2014 4:51:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A look at the frontrunners currently making waves.

Mitt Romney hasn’t disappeared from the political scene the way many people thought he would after coming up on the losing end in the 2012 presidential race. But that doesn’t mean he’s running for president — or even thinking about running for president — in 2016.

Talk of a possible third presidential bid for Romney has surfaced of late, with poll numbers showing that he is well regarded by Republican voters and a growing sense within the GOP smart set that no candidate has really emerged from the pack as yet.

Romney has, of course, batted down such speculation. “I’m not running, and talk of a draft is kind of silly,” he told Meet the Press moderator David Gregory this month.

But one quirk of human nature is this: we always want what we can’t have. Or, in Romney’s own incredibly awkward (but accurate) phrasing: “The unavailable is always the most attractive, right? That goes in dating as well.”

The more Romney insists he’s not interested, the more people become intrigued at the prospect of him running. Remember how Al Gore suddenly became a figure of maximum intrigue in the political world just a few years removed from losing an ultra-winnable presidential race in 2000? He did it by making clear that he didn’t want to run. Works every time.

Now, Romney has been around the political game long enough to know that people are interested in you only as long as you are uninterested in them. As soon as Romney indicates that, well, sure, he might want to run again, all of the old complaints — He’s too wooden! He’s out of touch! — would come roaring back....

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


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016gopprimary; bush; huckabee; romney; romneyagenda; romneycare; romneymarriage; romneypolygamy; tedcruz
Pick it apart.
1 posted on 07/03/2014 4:51:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why bother voting? Our votes will be cancelled anyway by the illegals swarming the border.


2 posted on 07/03/2014 4:56:03 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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3 posted on 07/03/2014 5:01:00 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

hilarious

and why Buenos Aires Herald?


4 posted on 07/03/2014 5:01:33 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What difference will it make? The choices will be Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum(b).


5 posted on 07/03/2014 5:01:58 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: smoothsailing

LOL . Haven’t thought of him for years.


6 posted on 07/03/2014 5:02:39 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He's too liberal. He doesn't even match the party platform.

/johnny

7 posted on 07/03/2014 5:03:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Presidential elections are now decided in the democrat primary. The GOP “nominee” is an afterthought.


8 posted on 07/03/2014 5:03:28 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As I said on the other "Romney is running again" thread* - No. I didn't support Romney last time. I have no regrets. I refuse to support him this time.

*- These articles are cropping up everywhere. We need an article tag like (BARF ALERT) to describe them. Suggestions:

ReRomney
Romneydux
Acid Romneyflux

9 posted on 07/03/2014 5:05:45 PM PDT by arderkrag (Chaste women, sober men, obedient children, and "sin laws" - the four horsemen of the apocalypse.)
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"A chickadee in every pot"


10 posted on 07/03/2014 5:10:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Romney is not running, that is that. The Republican's had better find a viable candidate instead of fighting among themselves or this will be our next president, whether you vote or don't vote: http://jerryandgod.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/hillary.jpg
11 posted on 07/03/2014 5:11:34 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Doesn't matter. Sandra Fluke will summons America's vaginas to the polling place to vote for Hillary and that'll be THAT. Just like 2012, game over for America.

LET THE BRAINWASHING OF FEMALES BEGIN!!!!

12 posted on 07/03/2014 5:12:44 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: ScottinVA

Pretty much. By hook and by crook, their nominee starts with nearly 250EVs. The GOP’s nominee has to almost-perfectly run the table on swing states. It’s nauseating, especially when court vacancies need filling..

I pray that Obama’s last three years are so vile to voters that we see a wave election against the Democrat brand.. a kind of reverse-2008. That’d be our best hope, I guess. But then again, I don’t trust voters that much anymore.


13 posted on 07/03/2014 5:14:20 PM PDT by MarkRegal05
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney will be the only man to be defeated 3 times.


14 posted on 07/03/2014 5:16:55 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And the media continues to distract the sheeple with elections, sports, politically correct names, anything but the actual news. The invasion that’s occurring on our southern borders.

They act like this is just another political football, like the children being endangered and deserted are just pawns in their game. Like the states being overrun by people illegally entering this country are just necessary sacrifices.

We, as Americans, need to find someone who will actually act on this and get behind them. Not sure it’s even Ted Cruz since he may have been infected with Presidential syndrome, a condition which keeps them from saying anything too loud in case the media picks it up and ruins their chance at the WH. I hope I’m wrong on that but if Ted’s going to help he needs to step out soon, at least call this what it is, treason and help states form a plan to stop it.


15 posted on 07/03/2014 5:27:31 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

K C U F YOU Mitt.

Yer a putz.....


16 posted on 07/03/2014 5:27:41 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: McGavin999
Four times.

Poor sport spoiler Romney doing what he does best:

Novak: "Fred Thompson drop-out rumors traced to Romney campaign"

Said Novak: "The rumors were traced in part to Mitt Romney's campaign,
trying to stir up strife between McCain and Thompson
."


"Despite outspending his rivals by huge margins throughout the primaries,
(Mitt Romney, Carpetbagger UT,CA,MA,NH,Mexico) lost Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and California.
The only primaries he won were in Michigan, where Dad was governor; LDS states;
and a few states on Super Tuesday in which his California-obsessed rivals
couldn't spare the cash to advertise.
Only John Connolly in 1968 had a worse cash-to-delegates ratio.
And John McCain rightly did not like Romney's tactics during the primaries.
(W)hen (Romney's early leads) started slipping away, he resorted to unfair,
distorted, scorched-earth negative ads, betting that his opponents couldn't
afford to spend enough for the truth to catch up to his charges."

[Romney: A Mistake for McCain, 7/23/2008, Dick Morris]

17 posted on 07/03/2014 5:28:15 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz/Palin please.


18 posted on 07/03/2014 5:32:33 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: MarkRegal05

I’ve never had so little hope for the future of this country as I do now.


19 posted on 07/03/2014 5:41:14 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"a growing sense within the GOP smart set that no candidate has really emerged from the pack as yet. "

I'm not in the GOP smart set, but I agree with that statement. The GOPe is definitely stupid enough to try something as insane as a third Willard run. If they do, the GOP and the USA is dead forever. I would love to see Dick Cheney make a run, since he has a new heart, but 73 is kind of pushing the limit anyway.

20 posted on 07/03/2014 5:48:39 PM PDT by matthew fuller (gopetition.com/petitions/request-for-immediate-texas-border-control/sign.html#se)
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To: arderkrag
As I said on the other "Romney is running again" thread* - No. I didn't support Romney last time. I have no regrets. I refuse to support him this time.

*- These articles are cropping up everywhere. We need an article tag like (BARF ALERT) to describe them. Suggestions:

ReRomney
Romneydux
Acid Romneyflux


How about...

Romney: Part Deux!


21 posted on 07/03/2014 5:54:49 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: matthew fuller

My Predictions! I will once again don the sacred swami’s turban and look deeply into my Crystal Ball—for 2016.

1. Hillary is out—I don’t think she will run and if she does she will drop out after only a single debate.
2. So to are out the cast of knuckleheads —Newt, Cruz, Palin, Jeb Bush, Perry, Christie, etc... they may run but will not get the GOP nod. Not that any would make a great president—people want a new face.
3. It will be a very dirty race—lots of tricks, lies, and cheating—like normal.
4. Who will be the nominees? Walker/Lees vs. Warren/Brown
5. Walker will win in a landslide and use lots of the GOP knucleheads in his cabinate! He will face instant opposition from the Media/Democrat/Union/ Progressives but in the end restore America and have his face carved upon the side of a mountain next to Ronald Reagans.


22 posted on 07/03/2014 6:47:02 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I like it


23 posted on 07/03/2014 6:51:39 PM PDT by GizzyGirl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whoever the media picks for the GOPe.


24 posted on 07/03/2014 7:05:35 PM PDT by airborne (My heroes don't wear capes - My heroes wear dog tags!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“I’m not running, and talk of a draft is kind of silly

Last time there was a draft, Romney dodged it by going on his Mormon mission to Paris. Maybe if we talk about a draft, he'll leave the country again until after the 2016 election.

25 posted on 07/03/2014 7:44:51 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IMO, the nominee will be Ted Cruz. Bob


26 posted on 07/05/2014 8:58:46 AM PDT by alstewartfan (The word is on the street growing day by day, Even the informers know to stay away. Al Stewart)
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