Skip to comments.Mitt again, Romney re-emerges for likely WH bid (he is still pushing Romneycare!)
Posted on 02/22/2010 12:14:16 PM PST by rabscuttle385
BOSTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is stepping back into the public spotlight after spending two years behind the scenes laying the groundwork for a second presidential campaign.
Romney has shifted from social issues that brought accusations of flip-flopping and undermined his 2008 White House bid. With unemployment hovering around 10 percent, his new focus is on economic themes and fix-it skills he claims as a former businessman. That plays to what some observers believe would be his strength in a second race.
They could also distinguish him from potential rivals such as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who enjoys widespread grass-roots support but doubts about her mastery of policy, and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who, like Romney was four years ago, is untested on the national political scene.
Romney called for lower taxes, more teacher accountability and state-by-state instead of national health insurance expansion, similar to the nearly universal coverage plan he instituted in Massachusetts in 2006.
"There's much more on our positive, intellectually rigorous conservative agenda," he said. "Not all of it is popular. But the American people have shown that they are ready for truth to trump hope. The truth is that government is not the solution to all our problems."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Where is Mike UPCHUCKABEE when we need him?
If the GOP can not do better than this plastic stand up Ken doll, then I’m no longer a Republican.
Pinkham: Mandatory Health Care? Now That’s Sick.
Mitt Romney is stepping back into the public spotlight after spending two years behind the scenes laying the groundwork for a second presidential campaign.
Ah the sucker never left...
Romney lost me forever when he suggested that being forced to buy health insurance is no different than being forced to buy auto insurance. Surely the man must know that driving on a public rode is a privilege granted by the state whereas existing is a right granted by an eternal power that far supersedes any government.
Useful as tits on a rocking chair.
Cut this clown, his health care, and his underwear loose- the GOP needs a fresh start with fresh, conservative candidates.
Conservatives who support Romney obliviously can’t tell the difference between Mitt and Shinola...
The Dems love Romney about as much as the Romneybots around here do.....wonder why. =.=
” intellectually rigorous conservative agenda”
Can you say ‘Focus Group piffle’
be wary of talk about how the “moderates” and “independents” could love a “smart experienced qualified” guy like Romney- it’s the McCain trap all over again. Letting crossover voters and media planted misinformation pick the GOP candidate they know they can beat
“Ken”...LOL! So true
Yo, Mitty! I’ll vote the same every time you run, against you.
SORRY GLEN, but the MSM isn’t picking the Peoples Candidates this year, or ever again.
Romney is just another RINO. DISQUALIFIED!
He won’t make it past the primaries. Palin 2012!
No, not this RHINO again! Did you see him trying to get his mug in the picture during the Scott Brown victory speech? Please no more Repub retreads! Give me the huntress of the North; the Joan D’arc of liberty!
Carville(D): "It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing.
Romney is an ascendant guy."
So who is the kingmaker group behind Romney that hopes he will protect their interest should he become president? Certainly none of us are.
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