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Mitt again, Romney re-emerges for likely WH bid (he is still pushing Romneycare!)
The Washington Post ^ | 2010-02-22 | Glen Johnson

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.

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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.

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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."

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1 posted on 02/22/2010 12:14:17 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Barf.


2 posted on 02/22/2010 12:14:31 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Where is Mike UPCHUCKABEE when we need him?


3 posted on 02/22/2010 12:15:32 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: rabscuttle385; MAK1179; briansb

If the GOP can not do better than this plastic stand up Ken doll, then I’m no longer a Republican.


4 posted on 02/22/2010 12:16:00 PM PST by Lloyd227 (Class of 1998 (let's all help the Team McCain spider monkeys decide how to moderate))
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Pinkham: Mandatory Health Care? Now That’s Sick.


5 posted on 02/22/2010 12:16:18 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: rabscuttle385

Mitt Romney is stepping back into the public spotlight after spending two years behind the scenes laying the groundwork for a second presidential campaign.
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Ah the sucker never left...


6 posted on 02/22/2010 12:17:13 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


7 posted on 02/22/2010 12:18:03 PM PST by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


8 posted on 02/22/2010 12:18:03 PM PST by 4buttons
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To: massgopguy

Amen brother!


9 posted on 02/22/2010 12:18:16 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: rabscuttle385

Conservatives who support Romney obliviously can’t tell the difference between Mitt and Shinola...


10 posted on 02/22/2010 12:19:12 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Palin bashers on freerepublic, like a fart in Church...)
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To: rabscuttle385

The Dems love Romney about as much as the Romneybots around here do.....wonder why. =.=


11 posted on 02/22/2010 12:19:40 PM PST by cranked
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To: rabscuttle385

” intellectually rigorous conservative agenda”

Can you say ‘Focus Group piffle’


12 posted on 02/22/2010 12:20:32 PM PST by DaxtonBrown
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To: Lloyd227

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


13 posted on 02/22/2010 12:21:51 PM PST by silverleaf (Bipartisan legislation: Only pass 50% of a bad plan - then later pass the other 50%)
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To: rabscuttle385

Yo, Mitty! I’ll vote the same every time you run, against you.


14 posted on 02/22/2010 12:22:12 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: rabscuttle385

SORRY GLEN, but the MSM isn’t picking the Peoples Candidates this year, or ever again.
Romney is just another RINO. DISQUALIFIED!


15 posted on 02/22/2010 12:22:38 PM PST by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: rabscuttle385

He won’t make it past the primaries. Palin 2012!


16 posted on 02/22/2010 12:22:55 PM PST by TheDon
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To: rabscuttle385

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!


17 posted on 02/22/2010 12:23:23 PM PST by 2nd Amendment
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To: cranked
Not true. The Democrats LOVE loser Romney.

Carville(D): "It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing.
Romney is an ascendant guy
."

18 posted on 02/22/2010 12:24:03 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rabscuttle385

So who is the kingmaker group behind Romney that hopes he will protect their interest should he become president? Certainly none of us are.

Thank you.


19 posted on 02/22/2010 12:25:18 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
Great question. Answer: the DNC.


20 posted on 02/22/2010 12:26:14 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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