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Balz book: Romney considered scrapping bid in spring of 2011
Washington Post ^ | July 13, 2013 | Sean Sullivan

Posted on 07/02/2013 4:54:45 PM PDT by greyfoxx39

Mitt Romney officially announced his candidacy for president in June 2011. But during the spring of that year, Romney considered scrapping his campaign altogether, as detailed in a soon-to-be-released book about the 2012 presidential campaign by The Washington Post’s Dan Balz.

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Romney confirmed after the election that he called his son one morning to tell him he thought he wasn’t going to run. “I recognized that by virtue of the realities of my circumstances, there were some drawbacks to my candidacy for a lot of Republican voters,” he told Balz in January. “One, because I had a health care plan in Massachusetts that had been copied in some respects by the president, that I would be tainted by that feature. I also realized that being a person of wealth, I would be pilloried by the president as someone who, if you use the term of the day, was in the 1 percent.”

During a Christmas holiday trip to Hawaii in 2010, the Romney family held a vote. Should Romney, who lost in the 2008 primary, run for president once again? Ten of 12 family members voted no — including the candidate. Only Tagg and Ann Romney voted yes.

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He also worried during the campaign about the surge of Newt Gingrich, even as his advisers tried to assure him Gingrich would not win./div

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; election; loser; loserromney; rinoromney; romney; romney4romney; romneycare
"I really didn't want to win"...Mitt keeps walking back on his lousy campaign when he could have quit and given someone else a chance.

What's he doing anyway...trying to gin up enthusiasm among his supporters for 2016?

1 posted on 07/02/2013 4:54:45 PM PDT by greyfoxx39
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Ping


2 posted on 07/02/2013 4:56:27 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Thanks, Mitt.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Huh/ A 10-2 vote against running, including his vote against, and he ran? Wish he’d have listened to his gut.


3 posted on 07/02/2013 4:57:03 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: greyfoxx39

Good grief...and to think that Team Romney backstabbed Sarah Palin for.....THIS weakling?


4 posted on 07/02/2013 4:57:34 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: greyfoxx39

Just posted this....hahahahah!


5 posted on 07/02/2013 4:59:29 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: txrefugee
Huh/ A 10-2 vote against running, including his vote against, and he ran? Wish he’d have listened to his gut.

Caved in to his wife.

6 posted on 07/02/2013 4:59:31 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Thanks, Mitt.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Yea but the good part is his strident defenders keep trashing the freepers that refused to vote for this fiasco. So there’s that...


7 posted on 07/02/2013 4:59:32 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Timber Rattler

EVERY conservative, not just Palin.


8 posted on 07/02/2013 5:00:12 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: svcw

GMTA


9 posted on 07/02/2013 5:00:22 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Thanks, Mitt.)
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To: All

voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 5:05:54 PM PDT by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: VAFreedom

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3038356/posts?page=4


11 posted on 07/02/2013 5:08:09 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: greyfoxx39
But during the spring of that year, Romney considered scrapping his campaign altogether, as detailed in a soon-to-be-released book about the 2012 presidential campaign by The Washington Post’s Dan Balz.




Office of First President & Living Prophet®:

November 8, 2012

Fellow MORMON Freeper Christians!!
 
I must apologize and ask for forgiveness from you all.
 
As you know, we at Headquarters NEVER tell you pew warmers how to vote. It says so right in our press releases. Anyway, we were ALL thrilled to the max when there were two – TWO! – MORMONs being touted in the primaries: Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman.
 
Talk in our upper chambers high above SLC was how our gods were favoring us with these men; who had prepared their entire lives for an opportunity to save this Nation; which so badly needs guidance: OUR guidance even! So naturally, I and the other twelve analyzed and discussed the situation.
 
Consensus was that the voters should listen to the inner urging and vote for the one they wanted; but that seemed to be leaving WAY too much to chance.
 
I decided, that since I am the ONLY man on earth that can hear GOD’s voice, that I would pray for wisdom and clarity in the matter.
 
I hadn’t used the fleece in a while, so I questioned GOD with a test. A paper, with Romney on one side and Huntsman on the other was to be placed by the air conditioning vent high above my desk in the sumptuous office the Full Tithers have provided.
When the air would kick in later in the evening, while I was home, the paper would be blown down and whomever GOD wanted would then be visible on the upper surface.
 
As you can probably guess, when I came in the next day, the paper had landed on my desk, with Mitt’s name on top.
Last night, I was staying late, praying to GOD about how it was even possible that Mitt lost, when the janitorial cleaning crew came in. Being surprised to find me here, they apologized for interrupting me. I said to them, “It mattereth not, as I was about to leave anyway.”
 
As I was going out the door, the foreman of the crew just happened to mention that my office is ALWAYS so neat and tiny, never anything out of place, that they barely have to do anything to tidy up. Then one of the sweepers said, “Except that time in the spring when we came in to clean and found a paper with Huntman’s name on the floor by your desk. We put it back on your desk and left.
 
 
Tommy M.
 
PS Keep praying that Huntsman will add an “H” to his name. Jon looks so dang effeminate!
 
Onward to 2016!!!

12 posted on 07/02/2013 5:08:40 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yep!
Maybe they did not want conservatives either.


13 posted on 07/02/2013 5:13:10 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: svcw

Well that’s likely. Otherwise why continue to defend him. That or a guilty conscience. Or both. Or just idiots.


14 posted on 07/02/2013 5:15:34 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

you got that right, when will “they” ever learn?


15 posted on 07/02/2013 5:16:10 PM PDT by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: greyfoxx39

Right from the start, he should have pulled back because he was not competitive in either of his home states, MA or MI. Who was won without his home state? There must be someone, but I can’t think of one offhand. Even Nixon took CA all three times.


16 posted on 07/02/2013 5:16:23 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Norm Lenhart

I am going with idiots.


17 posted on 07/02/2013 5:17:10 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: svcw

Me too. This thread should see a couple screaming about it before it ends.


18 posted on 07/02/2013 5:18:27 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Elsie

Romney was Mormon?


19 posted on 07/02/2013 5:28:41 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Elsie

cute story... I never knew that’s what went on behind the scenes. :)


20 posted on 07/02/2013 5:35:42 PM PDT by RCFlyer
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To: greyfoxx39
Mr.Romney (GOP Backstabber of conservatives) ONLY wanted to impose his agendae.

And he has.


21 posted on 07/02/2013 6:12:33 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: greyfoxx39

22 posted on 07/02/2013 6:15:44 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: greyfoxx39

Coulda, woulda, shoulda.


23 posted on 07/02/2013 6:29:13 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: greyfoxx39

His analysis wasn’t wrong - i.e. being the 1% and the health care in MA.

If 1% is an automatic disqualifier The Hillary! is out also - the cold, rotten witch!

My one issue was Obamacare — he said he’d get rid of it and I believed him. Also, he knows how to be fiscally responsible. Recognizing that he wasn’t perfect I thought we’d be a whole lot better off with him instead of ZERO. Ah well..too late now.


24 posted on 07/02/2013 6:29:18 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Aria
Mr. RomneyCARE RAN to give the Presidency to the
Indonesian for their mutual partner, Soros.

Romney for Obama in 2011

“White House Quotes Romney in Defense of Health Care”


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."


Chihuahua Romney - the One and the Only "Magic RINO(TM)":

"Obama was born in the United States"

"Obama Doesn’t Need a Birth Certificate"

"The citizenship test has been passed"

25 posted on 07/02/2013 6:35:02 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 1rudeboy

That was the rumor going around; but it appears he was a politician first.


26 posted on 07/02/2013 7:35:47 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: greyfoxx39

Hey Romney, you lying, conniving, dishonorable fake!

Get Lost!


27 posted on 07/02/2013 9:32:06 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: greyfoxx39
If he didn't scrap his campaign, he should have scrapped his advisors. They helped McBrain(less) lose and went from that towering victory to help Mitt lose. Now, they are trying to destroy what is left of the Repub Party.

vaudine

28 posted on 07/02/2013 9:45:37 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: vaudine

And Mormons are supposed to be SO smart!


29 posted on 07/03/2013 3:05:53 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: svcw

but Romney is a “severe conservative...”


30 posted on 07/03/2013 7:43:18 AM PDT by Homer1
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To: Homer1

hahahah. Oh, yea.
That statement was so absurd I put it out of my mind, thanks it is still good for a laugh.


31 posted on 07/03/2013 7:57:31 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: vaudine
But wait....Mp> one of the arguments people where trying to convince each other with was Romney had great business success and part of that was his staff and people he chose to work with.

Based on that there obviously was nothing wrong with his advisers.

pssst unless his business success was not as it appeared. Maybe he wasn't the brilliant guy people thought, maybe it was just his connections. wink wink nudge nudge

32 posted on 07/03/2013 8:01:48 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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