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Jason Chaffetz: Mitt Romney will run —and win
The Politico ^ | July 7, 2014 | Nick Gass

Posted on 07/07/2014 8:04:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

At least one House Republican thinks Mitt Romney will make another run for the White House in 2016 — and this time, he says the 2012 runner-up will emerge victorious.

“I think he actually is gonna run for president. He probably doesn’t want me to say that,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told host Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Monday. Chaffetz also backed the former Massachusetts governor early in the GOP nomination process for 2012.

“A hundred times he says he’s not, but Mitt Romney has always accomplished what he’s set out to do. I think he’s proven right on a lot of stuff. I happen to be in the camp that thinks he’s actually going to run and I think he will be the next president of the United States,” he said.

Romney has been the focus of much recent speculation regarding a possible run, but he has repeatedly brushed it aside. Yet, the former governor has weighed in on the political world this year, from endorsing Senate candidate Scott Brown to admonishing the White House for its handling of the rapidly deteriorating situation in Iraq and the surrounding region.


TOPICS: Massachusetts; Utah; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016; election2016; gop; gopestablishment; rinos; rmoney; romney; thefixisin; willard
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1 posted on 07/07/2014 8:04:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And I'll not vote for him again.

/johnny

2 posted on 07/07/2014 8:05:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those Mormons stick up for each other.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 8:06:05 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Mormon unity thing just gets creepy at times. No, Mitty will not run again, and nor will anyone else who ran in 2012.


4 posted on 07/07/2014 8:06:09 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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5 posted on 07/07/2014 8:07:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mittens probably could win, but only because the RNC is in his pocket and the public will probably be tired of Democrats to such a degree that even someone who doesn’t want to win, can win.

The problem will be that Mittens is basically the white version of Obozo on healthcare and most other issues. The only improvement may be that he might take a tougher line on the Russkies, but he will probably go about it as incompetently as anyone in Washington.

Therefore, if we don’t keep Mittens from winning the nomination, we’ll just get a third term of Obama, but with the difference being that there will be less opposition from the Right. I predict the Demos would get more accomplished in such an environment than they are doing now.


6 posted on 07/07/2014 8:09:37 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Really stupid, Jason C., REALLY STUPID!

Romneycare Romney is further to the Left, today than ANY Democrat of the 1950’s!


7 posted on 07/07/2014 8:09:50 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

No true conservative will ever win again - bank on it .


8 posted on 07/07/2014 8:10:11 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How exactly does he plan to win? Who will vote for him, who did not vote for him last time?

He had his best chance last time.

He LOST.

Stay out of the way, Mitt.


9 posted on 07/07/2014 8:10:19 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“He probably doesn’t want me to say that,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told host Chris Matthews...”

Sure Jason, whatever you say.


10 posted on 07/07/2014 8:10:31 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Graewoulf

11 posted on 07/07/2014 8:11:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’ll do it without me...again.


12 posted on 07/07/2014 8:11:29 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would rather stay home and polish the plasticware than vote for Mittens


13 posted on 07/07/2014 8:11:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: sushiman
Defeatism supports liberals.

And no, I won't bank on it. I intend to keep fighting to destroy liberal republicans so that conservatives have a chance.

/johnny

14 posted on 07/07/2014 8:11:43 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Forget it. He had his chance and lost.


15 posted on 07/07/2014 8:12:56 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney? The scumbag who helped facillitate homo-marriage in his home-state, and whose operatives set about backstabbing Palin before the ‘08 election had even ended? The guy whose convention not only kept Palin out, but outlawed the very terms “tea party” from being uttered?

Yeah, that’s right. The very first GOP candidate running for any office, big or small, in my entire voting life, to ‘not’ get my vote. Sure, run him again in 2016, so I can leave my ballot blank again!


16 posted on 07/07/2014 8:13:03 PM PDT by greene66
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey, why not?


17 posted on 07/07/2014 8:13:09 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

William Jennings Romney


18 posted on 07/07/2014 8:13:43 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He won’t get my vote. He could have used his failed RomneyCare to attack Obamacare and use it as an example of why central management cannot provide healthcare.

Instead, he laid low and kept quiet.

He’s a RINO.

And a Republican will only win if TPTB determine that “the” collapse will happen after 2016, because they want to be able to pin that on a Republican, so that capitalism, the free-market, and America in general will be condemned by association (even though the GOPe represents none of those American values).


19 posted on 07/07/2014 8:16:41 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)

Can anyone primary this IDIOT?


20 posted on 07/07/2014 8:21:25 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His operatives are now in complete control of the Iowa GOP.

So, while I have previously been highly skeptical of this sort of talk, after seeing the way the 2014 caucus to convention process played out, not so much.


21 posted on 07/07/2014 8:24:50 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The White Horse Prophecy lives to see another day. Swell. Because there wasn’t enough crazy in the world already.


22 posted on 07/07/2014 8:27:10 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (The greatest trick the Soviets ever pulled was convincing the world they didn't exist.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are now becoming delusional.


24 posted on 07/07/2014 8:33:12 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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"Mitt Romney has always accomplished what he’s set out to do."

Yep. Gun-grabbing, state run health-care and homosexual "marriage". Such a record of accomplishment.

25 posted on 07/07/2014 8:33:53 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

He got LESS votes than McCain in 2008...it’s hard to be that lame.


26 posted on 07/07/2014 8:34:04 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will LIE DOWN IN THE STREET in front of this loser’s campaign bus to stop him.


27 posted on 07/07/2014 8:34:38 PM PDT by Argus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I tell friends in Minnesota that Hubert Humphrey would be a moderate Republican today. It’s fun to watch their blood pressure spray out their ears.


28 posted on 07/07/2014 8:36:06 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Watch those Nevada odd makers. My odds wouldn’t favor him, we all know the Media will, and why? Because they know he would lose. The Media only backs Republican Losers.


30 posted on 07/07/2014 8:36:21 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Hillary 2016! Really??? That's Retarded Sir.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Even though he cheated to get the nomination last time, I held my nose and voted for him. After Mississippi, I’ll never vote for another GOPe candidate. They have proven that they are equally anti America with the Democrats.


31 posted on 07/07/2014 8:36:29 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Better than Jeb Bush


32 posted on 07/07/2014 8:38:31 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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A liberal is a liberal is a liberal.

I won't vote for anyone that is pro-amnesty, anti-gun, pro-socialized medicine, or pro-abortion.

Romney fails all of those.

He doesn't even match the republican party platform.

/johnny

33 posted on 07/07/2014 8:41:22 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO


34 posted on 07/07/2014 8:42:01 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz-Romney would be similar to Reagan-Bush.

I’d vote for that ticket.


35 posted on 07/07/2014 8:43:35 PM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

As a side question to this thread, given that there were possible voting problems with 2012 elections, why did Romney give up so quickly? (Remember when Bush and Gore went to Supreme Court.) It’s almost as if the 2012 elections were staged and Romney was just following the script.


36 posted on 07/07/2014 8:51:56 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

HAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


37 posted on 07/07/2014 8:52:29 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Amendment10

You could say the same about McCain, he didn’t try very hard to get elected and when Palin began to draw crowds and support he acted like it made him angry. I am not convinced McCain and Romney were just going through the motions to hoodwink Americans but both elections seemed strange to me.


38 posted on 07/07/2014 8:57:35 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chaffetz, you ignorant slut.


39 posted on 07/07/2014 9:04:06 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Tammy8

Ringers.

Both of them.


40 posted on 07/07/2014 9:04:34 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Tammy8; All

Good point.


42 posted on 07/07/2014 9:07:51 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Your heads can all explode. After Obama, I would pray to God it happens. Doubt that it will. Certainly better than Rand P at this point. Cruz, Jindal, Palin, all fine with me. Rubio probably too liberal but I’d vote for him. Perry too. We need salvation from the leftist revolution that is underway.

Romney was for self deportation.


44 posted on 07/07/2014 9:27:45 PM PDT by Williams
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

YES!!!!


45 posted on 07/07/2014 9:28:45 PM PDT by Humal
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To: WildWeasel

Cruz-Romney fine with me as well.


46 posted on 07/07/2014 9:29:01 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Graewoulf

We aren’t in the 50’s anymore. We barely are in America.


47 posted on 07/07/2014 9:30:07 PM PDT by Williams
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just great. Albinobamma


48 posted on 07/07/2014 9:31:19 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Amendment10

Romney was not close to an electoral victory. He lost. He did not “give up too easily”. He lost because of voters just like most of those here, and America is being destroyed by Obama. America is imploding in ways never before experienced in my lifetime.

And btw the real stinker on the Romney ticket was his worthless VP, Paul Ryan, who was not ready for prime time and who most conservatives thought was great.


49 posted on 07/07/2014 9:35:30 PM PDT by Williams
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL!


50 posted on 07/07/2014 9:38:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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