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Tagg Romney mulling Senate special-election run in MA?
Hotair ^ | 02/04/2013 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 02/04/2013 9:46:27 AM PST by SeekAndFind

With Scott Brown backing out of the special election to the Senate in Massachusetts, some wondered whether former Governor and erstwhile presidential candidate Mitt Romney might take a shot at filling the rest of John Kerry's term in office. Instead, the Boston Herald reports that the task might go to the next generation of Romneys:

Tagg Romney is considering a run in the special Senate election now that Scott Brown has opted out, the Truth Squad has learned.

Calls for Romney, 42, to join in the short campaign to replace Secretary of State John F. Kerry have increased since the Herald first reported heavyweight Republicans are urging both Romney and his mother, Ann, to get in.

The eldest son of former governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney already has statewide name recognition and could quickly ramp up the campaign infrastructure for a short, five-month race.

The Romney brand sells well in Massachusetts — not in presidential races, of course, but Mitt won a statewide run in 2002 and acquitted himself reasonably well in one term. Tagg has worked on his father’s campaigns over the last five years, taking an increasingly public profile as a surrogate for his father. It would make sense for Mitt Romney to pass the torch at this point, although the elder Romney is hardly too old for the job. He will turn 66 before the election, but that’s practically the junior varsity in a chamber known for its aging members.

One other big Republican name has decided to take a pass. William Weld, who served for six years as governor, announced today that he won’t run in the special Senate election, either:

Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld says he won’t run in the June 25th special election to succeed John Kerry in the U.S. Senate.

The Republican said in a statement Monday that he was grateful for the encouragement he’s received, but that he wouldn’t be a candidate.

Neither will former state Senate minority leader Richard Tisei:

Richard Tisei, one of the Republicans’ best hopes for the now-longshot Massachusetts Senate special election after Scott Brown took a pass, announced Saturday night that he too will sit out the race.

“I believe it’s imperative that the Republican party put forward a strong candidate who can help bring much-needed change to Washington,”the former State Senate minority leader said in a statement.

Tagg Romney could end up being the only big name on the Republican side of the ballot … if he decides to run. ABC News says he’s not considering it (via Twitchy):

Two sources close to Tagg Romney and his father Mitt say Tagg won’t run in Mass. special Senate election. (via @shushwalshe)

— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) February 4, 2013

Well, we’ll see. It wouldn’t be the first time in politics that a trial balloon has gone up with some denials attached. The field has certainly cleared for Tagg at this point. Politico reports that some have called for Mitt’s wife Ann to run, but while she became a great asset to Mitt’s campaign, she has health issues that would probably keep her from choosing a political career for herself. Undoubtedly, she will prove just as valuable to Tagg as she did to Mitt as a powerful surrogate on the campaign trail — if a third generation of Romneys decides to pursue politics in this special election, where money and name recognition have the best chance to sway voters.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: gopprimary; ma2013; massachusetts; romney; romneyagenda; romneycare; romneycare4all; romneycare4ever; senate; taggromney

1 posted on 02/04/2013 9:46:33 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Do it Tagg! You might not win but you could give these Liberals a run for the money!


2 posted on 02/04/2013 10:26:49 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romneys will not serve in the military, but they do crave power, and are politically aligned against conservatism in America.

It is why Mitt left the GOP.


3 posted on 02/04/2013 10:31:12 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would rather see Ann Romney run there.


4 posted on 02/04/2013 10:33:06 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: ansel12

RE: It is why Mitt left the GOP.

When did that happen? What party did he join?


5 posted on 02/04/2013 10:35:10 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: ansel12

Been tired of the chattering nabobs of official republican partyism bray for continuous war but somehow missed serving for decades now.


6 posted on 02/04/2013 10:38:41 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who knows from the road, what lies in the bushes. Scratch that poster’s surface, your likely to find some Paulnut rust. One of those “WON’T VOTE” perfectionists that assisted nobama re-up?


7 posted on 02/04/2013 10:45:50 AM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t think he “really” wants the job....


8 posted on 02/04/2013 10:48:33 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney left the GOP during the 1970s and became an independent, was anti-Reagan during the 1980s, and by the early 1990s was supporting and even fund raising for democrats, he rejoined the GOP in October of 1993.

Mitt’s liberal presidential candidate father, and his liberal senate candidate mother, were both Romney/Rockefeller type liberals, although not as radically liberal as Mitt himself.


9 posted on 02/04/2013 10:54:36 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: X-spurt

Please ping freepers when you attack them.

Also try and stay with disputing facts, not making mere personal attacks.


10 posted on 02/04/2013 10:57:38 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: SeekAndFind

I like Romney I voted for him Mitt just go home and enjoy life


11 posted on 02/04/2013 11:31:20 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: ansel12

Where was an attack? Disputing opinions.

Sure sounds to be a case of guilty dog barking first.


12 posted on 02/04/2013 12:15:51 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: junta
chattering nabobs

Nattering Nabobs of Negativity. :)

13 posted on 02/04/2013 1:22:37 PM PST by itsahoot (MSM and Fox free since Nov 1st. If it doesnÂ’t happen here then it didn't happen.)
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To: X-spurt

Well troll, if you want to have a dispute with my facts then ping me, so far you have made two personal attacks and have nothing of substance to say, you haven’t even disagreed with my statements, which are all accurate.


14 posted on 02/04/2013 1:24:57 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: ansel12; X-spurt

X-spurt is a RomneyBOT who defends the meek-loser Romney
(who excelled only at attacking conservatives and
imposing his own anti-conservative socialist agendae
like RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE)
by blaming others for Romney’s endless failures
to defend BOTH himself and conservative principles.


15 posted on 02/04/2013 1:37:31 PM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: ansel12; Diogenesis

Well, seein as you got Diogenesis coming to your rescue, I better say ...... yah Sur Masser. s/

As far as being a romney diehard, ur buddy should dig better as he’ll see some pedigree conservatives I supported before it came down to Nobama or Romney, which some here obviously thought it was cool to let the kenyan keep chipping away at America for 4 more.


16 posted on 02/04/2013 2:48:15 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: X-spurt; ansel12
You are mistaken. FReepers worked to help Romney
who was secretly supporting Soros and Obama.

America never had a chance, as was obvious from the
first attacks of Romney on Gov. Palin/Sen. Thompson/etc.
and the first pizza sent by Romney to his DNC hero.



Mitt Romney Sends Leftover Pizza to Obama Chicago HQ
After spending the day in Chicago fundraising, Mitt Romney
sat down with small business owners at Gino's East,
a pizza joint famous for their deep-dish pizza.
In fact, Romney himself tweeted a photo of a
delivery boy heading out with the loot, writing,
"Great deep dish at @ginoseast.
Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team."

17 posted on 02/04/2013 3:08:19 PM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: X-spurt

You have made several posts to me or about me, and none of them have said anything that has any meaning or relevance to anything.


18 posted on 02/04/2013 4:17:54 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: ansel12; Diogenesis
Everything has meaning or relevance to something.

To be honest I have not a clue as to your political proclivity. I prefer to not spend time looking at anyone's old posts. My last post was more toward the FRvillage “curiosity” (as nice as I can put it).

Historically most Mitt-haters were either Paulnuts, Mormon haters or somewhere among the 3 million “cut their noses off to spite their faces” so called conservative purists who happily assisted giving us all another four years of nobama. Anyone not wanting to be pointed to as sympathetic toward that collection, should not seek out opportunities to smooch with them. Just sayin....

19 posted on 02/04/2013 5:12:48 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: X-spurt

I realize that you haven’t been here long but there are no Mormon haters on freerepublic that I am aware of, and when you come to a conservative political site and find that conservatives highly disapprove of the leftist policies and political beliefs of Mitt Romney, then you are being troll like to claim that is “hate”.

There is no reason for you to know my posting history, but it is baffling how you could join a conservative web site and say that “I have not a clue as to your political proclivity” to me, you should have some sort of clue to the politics of most of us here, you joined up because of it.

Rather than post insults and personal attacks, and try to divine my posting history, why don’t you merely read my posts on this thread, and respond to them if you have something relevant to say in response, so far you have only wasted people’s time.

“Historically” conservatives dislike the lefty Mitt Romney, and so does everyone else, that is why he has only a single election victory to show for 20 years of running, and he didn’t reach 50% in that one, and he had to discard his plans for reelection, and he shuffled out of that failed single term, with 34% approval.

People don’t trust, and don’t like Mitt Romney, and don’t vote for him.


20 posted on 02/04/2013 5:33:33 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: ansel12
“there are no Mormon haters on freerepublic that I am aware of”
Oh really??? To not notice you must have had other things to do from Mid-Summer til November.

Now, I ain't no Mormon, but I had rather have one as a neighbor than lots of other folks.

“join a conservative web site and say that “I have not a clue as to your political proclivity”
Yes of course there are lots of true patriotic conservatives at FR, that is why I am here, there are also a number of subversive libertarians who claim conservative perfection to give us socialist anarchy. That is the proclivity I had in question.

“you haven’t been here long”
All I can say is a 2005 signup is a comparative newby. All I will say is “sort of like the Feds Witness Protection Program”, if you know what I mean. In spite of my former proclivity to be an sob, I have learned to be a good boy. Well, let's say better boy.

Have a great evening my FRiend.

21 posted on 02/04/2013 6:00:48 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: X-spurt

There are no Mormon haters here at freerepublic that I am aware of, but with your politics you might be confusing Christians speaking for Christianity and trying to save Mormons, with being Mormon “haters”. The owner of the site doesn’t agree with you.

In yet another demonstration of how irrelevant and ignorant your posts are, you don’t seem to realize that you keep attacking one of the most anti-libertarian posters on FR, as being a libertarian.

Conservatives despise Romney’s politics because they are anti-conservative, and socially libertarian, yet you seem confused and mixed up by the whole thing.

I was correct in spotting the troll aspects to your posts, since you just admitted to being a banned troll.


22 posted on 02/04/2013 7:45:20 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: ansel12
Never accused you of being libertarian. I was pointing out the absurdity of their position and asking who agreed with it.

On Mormon, keep your head in the sand. There damn sure was Mormon hate on FR, no confusing any Christians trying to convert. What an utterly ridiculous thing for you to claim!

Are you the owner of this site? Or do you speak for him?
Otherwise keep you 3rd grade veiled “troll” threats to yourself.

So you think its smarter and better we have four more years of nobama than Romney? That was the choice, PERIOD.

Obviously my first impression was dead-on.

23 posted on 02/04/2013 8:07:47 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: X-spurt
Never accused you of being libertarian.

Yes you did "Scratch that poster’s surface, your likely to find some Paulnut rust."--"Yes of course there are lots of true patriotic conservatives at FR, that is why I am here, there are also a number of subversive libertarians who claim conservative perfection to give us socialist anarchy. That is the proclivity I had in question."

Why don't you bring that hate of Mormons to the owners attention? To quote the owner ""At least two moderators resigned this afternoon after I flatly refused to rein in a so-called anti-Mormon "bigot" on FR. Well, if being in opposition to false prophets and false prophecy makes a Christian believer a bigot, then I guess I'm a bigot. I've posted before that I flat do not believe that the Book of Mormon is the true word of God. Nor do I believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. The Christian bible warns us to be weary of false prophets and that I am. Romney being the presumptive Republican nominee does not change that fact.""

That quote is from this thread posted by the owner. Ryan is a good man, but does not redeem the abortionist/homosexualist statist Romney,--Jim Robinson

You admitted that you are a banned troll, well you still post like one. Romney was a disaster, not a hero.

24 posted on 02/04/2013 8:25:56 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: ansel12

Ok, one last try.
“Scratch the surface” was NOT ABOUT YOU..... FOOL.

Yep, JR didn’t suffer Morman hate kindly, but it was still here. Right about the time the Primaries were finished Mormon hate was BIG here, FR did pretty good at turning it away, but it still creaps in now and then. Like on this thread?

JR had the good sense to know our only choice at election was Romney or Obama...... you must have not and now we suffer the result.

Sheepdog huh, only in your dreams.


25 posted on 02/04/2013 8:44:06 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: X-spurt

Your post was about me and my original post, you are a retread troll who keeps accusing FR of being home to Mormon haters which isn’t true, but the accusation seems to mirror many of Romney’s true believers who are also hostile to Christians and social conservatism.

Romney was a pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, Romneycare, cult leading nutcase liberal, who lost an election that could not be lost, yet here you are fighting tooth and nail for him and his politics.

The election is over, Romney was a disaster, and unless you want to give him influence in the republican party, then you can lay off the devotion to him and to Mormonism.

Get to defending a positive influence in American politics, Governor Palin and other conservatives, not the Romney left wing of the GOP.

To promote and defend Romney today, is to support his anti-Reagan/anti-conservative agenda for the GOP, and to help empower him to carry it out.


26 posted on 02/04/2013 8:55:34 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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