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Romney: 2012 “always a possibility.” (BARF BARF BARF)
Fox / The Des Moines Register | 2010-01-05

Posted on 01/06/2010 5:57:50 AM PST by rabscuttle385

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1 posted on 01/06/2010 5:57:50 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: fieldmarshaldj; greyfoxx39; Diogenesis; Virginia Ridgerunner; reaganaut; BufordP; ejonesie22; ...

2 posted on 01/06/2010 5:59:23 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

From ObamaCare to RomneyCare.

No Thanks.


3 posted on 01/06/2010 5:59:33 AM PST by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: rabscuttle385

Romney, hated here on FR, would’ve been a better President than BO or Juan McLame...imo.


4 posted on 01/06/2010 5:59:50 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: rabscuttle385

of course he is going to run again.
he ran once so now has name recognition
he has money up the wazoo
he never dismantled his organization keeps it going through PACs etc.
going on some cockamamee book tour in Iowa.
as long as he is not caught in bed with a dead girl or live boy he is going to run
whether he gets the nomination or not remains to be seen but i am convinced he will run again


5 posted on 01/06/2010 6:01:11 AM PST by DM1
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To: rabscuttle385
I doubt that Mitt will be the 2012 nomeniee.

But, if Huckabee dropped out when he should have, Mitt would have had a fighting chance to beat McLame for the 2008 nomination.

6 posted on 01/06/2010 6:01:55 AM PST by pietraynor (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Ronald Reagan)
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To: rabscuttle385

Is there anyone out there who doesn’t think that Romney will run? Especially with Obama looking weaker by the day?


7 posted on 01/06/2010 6:02:02 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: rabscuttle385

8 posted on 01/06/2010 6:02:21 AM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I agree. Much better, especially with the economy.

This country needs a businessman at this time to fix/manage/work with business and the economy.


9 posted on 01/06/2010 6:02:37 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: SoFloFreeper; rabscuttle385

“Romney, hated here on FR, would’ve been a better President than BO or Juan McLame...imo.”

Romney, hated here on FR, would have been slightly less evil than theFascist Dictator, or The Psychopath”

There, fixed it.


10 posted on 01/06/2010 6:03:44 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Forget a third party.

We need a SECOND one.

11 posted on 01/06/2010 6:03:47 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: rabscuttle385

Palin/Bolton in 2012


12 posted on 01/06/2010 6:05:28 AM PST by no dems (Sarah Palin has more experience than B. Hussein Obama had.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Still promoting Romney the liberal I see.

You rinos never give up!


13 posted on 01/06/2010 6:06:20 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: rabscuttle385
I discovered an inconsistency in my own thinking the other day that I have chosen to correct. When a friend said he did not think Obama was the leftist that he is governing as during the campaign and this is not the change he voted for. I said he was a fool. He should have looked at Obama’s record. Obama is doing nothing that is out of line with his record.

I have a post on this site saying Romney is probably more conservative than his record because he had to govern in the People's Republic.

I am not exactly sure how or why I was applying a different standard to someone just because they are in the GOP. Particularly one who had to sell his soul to be governor in a place like Massachusets. Evidently I am an idiot.

14 posted on 01/06/2010 6:09:00 AM PST by wzevonfan (Romney)
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To: All

The nation is not in the mood for a f*cking RINO or moderate to be president, even though Obozo might try to appear that he's sliding to the center as 2012 approaches.

Only Dems masquerading as Republicans would want Romney as the nominee.


15 posted on 01/06/2010 6:09:48 AM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: rabscuttle385

I think the movie “2012” has a higher possibility of happening than Romney.


16 posted on 01/06/2010 6:11:10 AM PST by RabidBartender (Rob Scaaf for Missouri State Senate http://schaafforsenate.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

The only man who can guarantee a second term for Obama.


17 posted on 01/06/2010 6:13:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: GOP_Lady

You are right, we need someone with practical experience, like business experience- NOT someone who is a career politician who has dabbled in business (cough- Romney- cough). Although Romney’s myth is that he is a businessman, the reality is, his career with Bain for example, mostly consisted of taking credit for other’s work. By all appearances, he hasn’t gotten his hands dirty in real business since 1984. (I don’t count his later stints with Bain and his Olympic career as those were mostly just posing for the cameras while others shoveled the s&&&.)


18 posted on 01/06/2010 6:13:27 AM PST by mnehring
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To: rabscuttle385

The man is a Socialist!

19 posted on 01/06/2010 6:14:00 AM PST by Semper Mark (Life is a series of sucker punches. Protect yourself at all times.)
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To: rabscuttle385

These clueless fools! The mantra should be “If the American People want it, we will repeal or gut the healthcare takeover”. They’ve got their issue and these morons can’t figure out how to capitalize??


20 posted on 01/06/2010 6:15:34 AM PST by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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Why would Romney run? He has zero chance and would only be throwing away loads of money.


21 posted on 01/06/2010 6:16:33 AM PST by NoRedTape
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To: rabscuttle385

Romney, your “possibility” will be without my vote. Just become a dim-bulb-crat and get it over with.


22 posted on 01/06/2010 6:19:26 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: rabscuttle385

Just serving notice to any who listens that RINO Romney WILL NOT get my vote under any circumstance. End of discussion.


23 posted on 01/06/2010 6:23:43 AM PST by pt17
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.........but then again, who are we to keep Romney from his quest of becoming a god on the Star Kolob?


24 posted on 01/06/2010 6:29:04 AM PST by NoRedTape
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To: SoFloFreeper
Romney makes a great pinata, but I agree with you. Personally, I hope he runs, splits the RINO vote and lets Sarah skate past them all.

He would be doing conservatives a favor.

25 posted on 01/06/2010 6:31:49 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Da Coyote
Just become a dim-bulb-crat and get it over with.

Hey, ya never know -- maybe he will, and mount a primary challenge against Zero.

26 posted on 01/06/2010 6:32:06 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Romney, hated here on FR, would have been slightly less evil...

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27 posted on 01/06/2010 6:32:28 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Vigilanteman

I refuse to engage in Romney bashing.

His health care plan obviously has problems in Massachusetts. Fine. But such a plan—using the state as a “laboratory” is consistent with the vision of the Founding Fathers. Let the various states work on their own problems. If they work, others can imitate it. If they fail, others won’t.

I do think it is a problem if Mitt doesn’t acknowledge those problems or promote solutions...but that is a separate gig.


28 posted on 01/06/2010 6:39:40 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: rabscuttle385

A Romney nomination guarantees another 4 years of Obama. Romney, Huck, McCain all need to take a flying leap and stop tainting our primaries.


29 posted on 01/06/2010 6:40:06 AM PST by defendingright
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To: pt17
Very few are listening. lol
30 posted on 01/06/2010 6:44:33 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I like Palin more, but Romney is a good man and a viable and likeable candidate.


31 posted on 01/06/2010 6:49:20 AM PST by Laserman
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To: Laserman
"I like Palin more, but Romney is a good man and a viable and likeable candidate".

Curious.........how is Romney a "likeable candidate"?

32 posted on 01/06/2010 6:51:13 AM PST by NoRedTape
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To: verity
Very few are listening. lol

Perhaps in your circles, LOL, but not in mine.

33 posted on 01/06/2010 6:51:56 AM PST by pt17
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To: SoFloFreeper; All

“I refuse to engage in Romney bashing.”

No, you just bash those who bash Romney..LOL!


34 posted on 01/06/2010 6:53:25 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: GOP_Lady

[This country needs a businessman at this time to fix/manage/work with business and the economy.]

A Republican who was for car bailouts, socialist healthcare and abortions. Yup, that’s all we need to turn back the tide.


35 posted on 01/06/2010 6:53:39 AM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Anyone would be better than BO, but Romney would have been pushing a lighter Socialist agenda, and conservatives would end up taking the blame for its disastrous results. Plus, he might have gotten more bad legislation passed, as Republicans would not object as much to one of their own. In the long run, a Romney presidency might have done even more damage than an Obama presidency.

At least with McCain, you pretty much know what to expect. Strong on security, fairly strong on spending, fairly strong on social issues, weak on illegal immigration and “climate change”, clueless on bailouts.

Romney has no discernable principles at all. He was a passionate Liberal in Massachussets and suddenly began feigning a similar passion of conservatism a few years ago, though he continues to defend his Socialist, RomneyCare, which is very similar to ObamaCare, with its mandate that all residents purchase health insurance.


36 posted on 01/06/2010 6:55:00 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade ("I don't have a whole lot of mercy for the bad guys, I'm on the good guys' side." -Sarah Palin)
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To: pt17

What a display of arrogance.


37 posted on 01/06/2010 6:55:32 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: GOP_Lady
You mean a businesman whose HealthCare plan is bankrupting one of his several former home states...

Yeah, that is what we need...


38 posted on 01/06/2010 7:00:41 AM PST by ejonesie22
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To: rabscuttle385

rat-boy willard... NEVER AGAIN!

LLS


39 posted on 01/06/2010 7:05:27 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: rabscuttle385

I have no prob with him running. Sarah will need cover. For example, if she is the clear front runner from the start of the primaries and has virtually no serious challengers, she will take way too much heat. Someone like Romney, who can’t win the nomination imho, can provide some cover and divert a little attention. Romney will make her look even more genuine and will also be the author of filthy attacks against her, garnering her som sympathy.

Palin/Pawlenty 2012.


40 posted on 01/06/2010 7:10:12 AM PST by toddausauras
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To: SoFloFreeper
You are correct and you are wise.

By traditional GOP protocol, it would be Romney's "turn" because he was the clear runner-up to McCain who was the clear runner-up to Bush. I have real problems with this system because it gave us candidates like McCain, Bob Dole and, to a lesser extent, Bush.

But we're not going to retake the whitehouse without the overwhelming majority of the Romney supporters on board and, like you, I refuse to p*ss on them.

I've noticed the Romney bashers basically fall into three categories:

1. The raving moonbat demographic who hate him mainly or solely because of his religion.

2. The promoters of equally poor or worse candidates like Mike Huckabee, some of whom are indistinguishable from category #1.

3. The rational majority who have misgivings because of his rather sparse political record, which includes his failure to distance himself from the health care fuster cluck in Massachusetts.

There was a rational reason that the majority of conservatives like Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity (and many of the rest of us) went into the Romney camp after Fred Thompson dropped out of the race: He was clearly the best candidate in the remaining field.

There is also a rational reason why we aren't going there now: There is clearly a better candidate in Sarah Palin.

41 posted on 01/06/2010 7:11:52 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Even if what you say is true... the bar is so low that even clinton would have made a magnificent president when compared to the kenyan commie muzzie. willard will never be president due to the fact that the majority of the base will NEVER vote for him and there are not enough of other voting blocks to make up for the loss of our money or our votes... ask the rnc about that right now... they are bankrupt. Conservatives have stopped donating to them.

LLS

42 posted on 01/06/2010 7:14:19 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Reagan Man

RIGHT ON!

LLS


43 posted on 01/06/2010 7:18:04 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: NoRedTape
Why would Romney run?

He has zero chance and would only be throwing away loads of money.

The bright side of it is none of the money would have come from me.

44 posted on 01/06/2010 7:41:14 AM PST by TYVets (Let's Roll!!! The leadership of the GOP has no spine and no guts, but we conservatives do)
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To: rabscuttle385

I am in NO way a Romney fan but he’ll prove useful and formidable to Sarah Palin as she can use the primary debates with this experienced debater to hone her skills in articulating policy and vision while sharpening her rebuttal abilities. See, Mittens has some usefulness.


45 posted on 01/06/2010 7:50:42 AM PST by Ocarterma (formerly Obushma: Because he's way past Bush---he's Carter now!)
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To: Ocarterma

Romney would be as useful to Gov. Palin as
Brutus was to Caesar or Benedict Arnold to Pres. Washington.


46 posted on 01/06/2010 8:26:17 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Diogenesis

Can’t say I didn’t try to find some usefulness for Mitty.


47 posted on 01/06/2010 8:28:30 AM PST by Ocarterma (formerly Obushma: Because he's way past Bush---he's Carter now!)
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To: NoRedTape

The NAMBLA crowd likes him.


48 posted on 01/06/2010 8:32:21 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Using states as laboratories is one thing, but using them as laborartories for Socialism is another.

What if a governor decided to experiment with a system of taxation and wealth redistribution, that would result in every resident of that state ending up with exactly the same after tax income? Would the “laboratory” concept justify that?


49 posted on 01/06/2010 8:44:05 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade ("I don't have a whole lot of mercy for the bad guys, I'm on the good guys' side." -Sarah Palin)
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To: Laserman

I just don’t find this guy “likable”. He makes my skin crawl.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9IJUkYUbvI


50 posted on 01/06/2010 8:55:37 AM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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