Skip to comments.Who will wind up as GOP presidential nominee in 2016? (Laff riot)
Posted on 07/03/2014 4:51:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A look at the frontrunners currently making waves.
Mitt Romney hasnt 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 doesnt mean hes 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. Im 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 cant have. Or, in Romneys own incredibly awkward (but accurate) phrasing: The unavailable is always the most attractive, right? That goes in dating as well.
The more Romney insists hes 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 didnt 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 Hes too wooden! Hes out of touch! would come roaring back....
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Why bother voting? Our votes will be cancelled anyway by the illegals swarming the border.
and why Buenos Aires Herald?
What difference will it make? The choices will be Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum(b).
LOL . Haven’t thought of him for years.
Presidential elections are now decided in the democrat primary. The GOP “nominee” is an afterthought.
LET THE BRAINWASHING OF FEMALES BEGIN!!!!
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.
Romney will be the only man to be defeated 3 times.
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.
K C U F YOU Mitt.
Yer a putz.....
Poor sport spoiler Romney doing what he does best:
"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]
I’ve never had so little hope for the future of this country as I do now.
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.