Skip to comments.The Long-Distance Runner (Be afraid, be very afraid for 2012)
Posted on 08/30/2009 10:25:41 AM PDT by Replace all Democrats
Just before Thanksgiving last year, a group of former aides to Mitt Romney convened at his salmon-colored Belmont home, many of them gathering for the first time since Romney had disbanded his presidential campaign some nine months before. Romney had invited them for a post-mortem of the election weeks earlier, the type of dispassionate assessment that the Harvard Business School alumnus so enjoyed. But over cookies, they found few of the metrics for success that Romney prized -- Republicans had been decisively thumped at all levels -- and his attention shifted from 2008 to the future.
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Yup. Romney. Just the man to run against Obama. Whether he wins or loses, it makes no difference. Just takes the country another four years closer to doomsday.
I haven't missed an election since 1978 and I have never voted for a Democrat in my life. But now things are different.
A RINO at the top makes me stay home. All Republicans suffer. Deal with it.
Fully agreed. The last thing we need is a North Eastern RINO. He wouldn’t even take his home state against the 0.
Your preaching to the choir here. You could probably count the Mittbots at FR on one hand. The general masses are another story. I for one don’t believe that he could pull off a McCain style snookering like in 2008.
I will NOT vote for Romney.
Anything to keep Sarah off the ballot...
I'd prefer Romney to Huckabee. But I'd much prefer Paul, Palin, Hunter or Thompson to Romney.
But the overriding, controlling principle is clear and undeniable: United we stand, divided we fall.
That came out wrong. I MEAN to say that the MSM will raise Romney up if it keeps Sarah of the ballot.
I seriously threatened to vote Libertarian last year, and was blasted here for it.
That’s not te headline.
I know. What we need is a conservative candidate to rally around for 2012. We need somebody who has four traits.
First, we need somebody who is electable and can remove the illegal, anti-American, socialist Commander in Chief. Secondly, we need a strong fiscal conservative who respects a balanced budget and won’t bury the United States in Debit. Third, we need a strong cultural conservative who respects religion and morals, not someone who views whites as the KKK or thinks America deserved the 9/11 attacks. Finally, we need somebody who can inspire a devoted base to support him. If Mittens runs in 2012, there will be one part rule in D.C. We need to stop that from happening.
I agree, Romney is not the one. He got nowhere in the primaries last time and there is no reason to think he’ll do better this time. In fact the whole field was a disappointment. However, the pubbies have an annoying habit of nominating the “next in line”. I could see why Romney would think he was next.
We need a fresh face, as they say.
And, I’m sorry to say this, but I think the election of Obama, Bush II, and Clinton indicate that from here on out, in the Video driven media age, you have to have at least a modicum of charm. Charisma, personality, whatever you want to call it. And it’s got to be translatable on the tube.
They say Al Gore is quite charming in private, sorry Al, it didn’t come across, for example. Sarah Palin has it in spades, and she will continue to be influencial no matter how much the beltway elites of both partys look down their noses at her.
McCain had none of it. I’m not saying that is why he lost, but I think it is an indispensible ingredient at this time. And it is a born-in gift from God, it cannot be learned or acquired.
So, we better find some charming, telegenic, smart, able, conservative, because no matter how bad Obama is, or becomes, we will not be able to beat something with nothing.
Oh yes, we also need someone who doesn’t give a hoot what the NY Times, et al say about them. Rudi Giuliani has this quality in spades and I think for a republican this quality too is essential.
All names mentioned are for demonstration purposes only.
There is a very big push to make Romney the next McCain......................................OH he will be for sure, with no Palin there he’s sure to bomb. And the MSM will support him as they did with McCain. They will only ridicule and tear down the ones they fear will win the most. I’m changing from Independent to Republican so I can vote in the GOP primaries.
We need Senator Jim DeMint!!!!!
I'm very sorry I did.
The GOP needs to recognize the fact that a lot of party loyalists won't put up with the RINOs any more. Open primaries are bad. Big tent is bad. When we run RINOs, we lose. The GOP doesn't seem to grasp that this is a losing strategy. So, I will stay home and vote for no Republicans, if a RINO is at the top. Maybe Democrat landslides will make the GOP understand that their losing strategy is why they lose.
Romney is unelectable because of his religion. The minute he is nominated all of the more batty beliefs of the Mormon church, including their presidential prophecy, will come to national light.
Plus, I’m not convinced Obama will be the Democratic nominee in 2012. I have a sneaking suspicion that the economy will not be getting better any time soon and that the Clintons will probably try for revenge in 2012, and unlike Ted Kennedy in ‘80, can probably pull it off.
The best candidate to run would probably be Bob Riley though his image will take a hit here simply because the economy is bad and while people will blame the President, they’ll also blame him because in short order we went from having one of the best state economies to one of the worst
“Be afraid, be very afraid for 2012”
is not the title of the article you posted.
I’m not a fan of Mitt Romney, but I’d take him in a heartbeat in place of the person currently in the Oval Office.
If us conservatives had rebelled in mass, the party leadership wouldn't be taking us for granted as now.