Skip to comments.Romney to call N.H. home? [speculation that Romney will run again in '12] [BARF]
Posted on 05/07/2009 1:48:35 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Could it be the latest sign that Mitt Romney is preparing to run for president again?
Hotline is reporting that Romney is making moves to establish his legal residency in New Hampshire -- site of the first-in-the-nation primary.
The former Massachusetts governor is selling homes in Belmont, Mass., and in Utah, and plans to spend time at his summer home on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in the Granite State, notes Hotline, the political blog of the National Journal.
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
Obsessed with Romney?
If this is true, it doesn’t sound unwise on his part.
Well maybe a little because if he’s from New Hampshire then winning the primary there will be taken less seriously by the press.
Now, if he would just follow Specter’s lead on party choice, I would be happy to see him run in 2012.
This guy is just a rootless opportunist in every way, no home, no beliefs, not even a party, he goes wherever he sees an opportunity to promote himself for power.
As Gov of Massachusetts, Election2008-Spoiler Mitt "Lying Myth" Romney
actually raised taxes on New Hampshire residents.
Now how Romney is that?
Something is wrong with people who won’t put down roots!
"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]
Didn’t he buy a house in CA too, fueling speculation he was going for Governor?
This chart doesn’t prove anything other than that the residents of NH working in MA made more money over the period from 2002 to 2006. My earnings also increased in this period so the taxes I paid also increased.
He should move to Michigan and run for Governor there.
Genuine Catholics (as opposed to CINOs) and Mormons are too big a part of the conservative base to stomach a bigot like Huckabee.
A significant minority of Evangelicals who can't put their hatred of these two groups behind their love of country are too big of part of the conservative base to elect anyone with the "wrong" religion. This means no Romney, Jindal or Eric Cantor, no matter how capable they might be (though a VP slot could be acceptable).
There may be others, but at this moment, Sarah is the only one I think capable of bridging that gap.
Who know? After enough years in exile, some conservatives will be willing to give up their insistence on a religious test. But not at this point in time.
That’s all we need is a repeat of 2008.
McCain loses in 2000, so it’s “his turn” to run in 2008.
Romney loses in 2008, so it’s his turn to run in 2012.
Enough of these establishment losers.
Romney is a good looking guy who would probably do well based on that alone. And he’d probably get a good deal of votes from the moderates.
But really, why are some people fighting for him NOW? This is the same point I’ve been making in other threads, during the 08 primary and more recently.
During the PRIMARY, we should not only be concerned with “electability” but also ‘CONSERVATISM”.
We can do better, with Palin in the wings and more importantly 4 more YEARS to find a better candidate than Mitt. I mean, he sounds like a nice guy, I’m pretty sure he is, but sheesh, I don’t know why a vocal minority is allowed to promote him NOW, on FR.
Every claim of his conservatism I have seen shot down on FR, with reason and logic. Unless a Romney lover can convince me otherwise, and soon, I think it’s time to drop this guy like a hot potato.
Hey look, another MA liberal locust moving to NH to finish consuming all the busines and freedom that used to flourush there.
Actually...obsessed with ridding the GOP of liberals like Romney, as well as his sycophantic followers.
“I’d like it very much if all the primaries were held on the same day.”
All that would do would make the candidate with the most name recognition win and give even more power to the national media to pick our candidate.
It should be Oklahoma the only total Red State in the last election. :) Plus we send one of the most Conservative delegations to Congress including Senators Inhofe and Coburn. Do believe we have earned the right as Conservatives to be the first in the Nation.
Romney the RINO goes to New Hampshire!
He will manipulate the system every way he can.
He’ll say anything.
He’ll turn a blind eye to fraud (fake police).
He’ll change any position.
He’ll try any dirty trick.
He’ll spread money like manure.
He’ll run as a Transgendered Hispanic Female, if it would get him elected.
And if he wins a primary, he will lose the general election
for us again.
He is exactly what is wrong with the Party.
As long as Romney is running and that is always, I want to keep seeing these articles exposing him for the liberal that he is.
It would be even worse under your scenario. The grass roots would have NO power.
I think it’s time to do things differently.
New Hampshire's TV and news market is Boston. They well knew who they were not going to vote for, Mitt.
Your religious hatred and bigotry has led you to post an inaccurate claim, evangelicals love Bobby Jindal and they will vote for him in droves, although the Catholics love Obama I think that they would vote for Jindal also but probably not in as high of percentages as Evangelicals
Here is how the conservative vote shakes out.
I agree it is too early to think about 2012....the scenery will be shifting a lot between now & then. I even think there is a good chance to get a 3rd party in place by 2010 & 1/2. The ‘All American Party’.
He doesn't win (except that once) and he can't get reelected, but this year is his 16th anniversary of running for office, we still don't know what he wants but he is a perennial candidate and not just for any office, he wants to be President.
Put all your energy into Jindal and see how that goes for you. It would be funny if Jindal becomes Mormon and then what would you do?
Also, PEW is like snopes or factcheck. They are the same group who claim there are only 12 million illegals in this country.
Romney's problem is that some conservatives are not willing to give up their insistence on a conservatism test.
Mormon is about all you do isn’t it. You are an odd egg, that trolls threads trying to get into Mormon fights.
A significant minority of Evangelicals who can’t put their hatred of these two groups behind their love of country are too big of part of the conservative base to elect anyone with the “wrong” religion.
Golly things must have changed over the years...
I can remember during the Democrat conventiobn in 1992 when Clinton was nominated...
We all sttod aoutside the PO building, arms around each other or holding hands...
singing praise songs to our Lord Jesus Christ, and rallying against abortion together...
Catholics and Protestants together...
I didnt hear one ugly word...
Not then nor at the rally at the Catholic Church one night...
Was that Mitt Romney and his Dad I saw standing with us against abortion ???
As for Jindal and Cantor...
You listed them with Romney...
Do you consider them liberals also ???
One is a Catholic...
One is a Jew...
I didbnt hear you say you planned to vote for them...
You said “a bigot like Huckabee.”
Then you claim that “some conservatives will be willing to give up their insistence on a religious test.”
I didnt see many conservatives being bigoted against Huckabee or Romney...
I did see the mormons in Utah voting 90% for Romney..
But thats OK cause the mormons also voted for Obama in Salt Lake County
and helped elect the first mormon president...
In fact more of the mormons in Utah voted for Obama than we Christians did in TN...
Nope they aint bigots in Utah
Didnt he buy a house in CA too, fueling speculation he was going for Governor?
Yeppers Romney was settled in there...
But who wants to be KingRat went the ship is sinking ???
Analyst: California may need to borrow $20 billion next year
I don't generalize about Evangelicals. My comments were aimed specifically about a vocal subgroup within that broad group who can be shepherded by a well-spoken religious bigot like Mike Huckabee.
Fred Thompson was a logical alternative to Mitt Romney and had Huckabee not played the religious bigot card in Iowa, Fred's campaign might have had a chance to get off the ground because it would have slowed what turned into a stampede for McCain.
Your chart, by the way, throws Mormons into a rather unnatural grouping, perhaps because their numbers are so small. Juding by the data in Mormon heavy counties in Utah and Idaho, they went for McCain by a bigger margin than "Weekly Attending White Evangelical Protestants". So I don't see them as a group which conservatives should be gleefully kicking to the curb as some on this forum delight to do.
Why doesn’t Mitt just come out of closet and confirm what we all know anyway—he’s SO gay!
Carpetbagger Romney needs a state in the black to wreck because he is a terrible leader (economically speaking).
So with California in the red, the Spoiler-Romney had to move again.
(**) -- Romney was a poor Governor. Romney got a "C" rating from CATO. And that was BEFORE
Romney's Socialized medicine and coverup of the BIGdig kicked in.
"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."
[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]
“I think its time to do things differently.”
Ah, a “hope” and “change” person.
So I don’t see them as a group which conservatives should be gleefully kicking to the curb as some on this forum delight to do.
Thanks for your concern...
But we conservatives dont let the Romney and his MittWitts “kick us to the curb”
Maybe he’ll run, but just maybe he doesn’t want to pay the onerous taxes Deval “Cadillac” Patrick and the state legislature have jacked up...and will likely continue to jack up until the only people remaining in Massghanistan are the welfare recipients.
MittWitts. How clever. Keep alienating those who agree with you on, say, 90% of the issues, including Obama’s march toward a socialist state, and see how that works out for you.
Sounds the same to me, evangelicals, bigots, Huckabee etc. You sound like a bigot to me that has an anger towards Christians.
It is nice that you don’t claim that all Christians and Evangelicals are “religious bigots”.
What you said.
But hey: if you don't like Mitt Romney's views on something, wait a day. I assure you he'll be happy to change his views, if only you'll vote for him.
And you have to admit: Mittens does have awesome hair.
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