Skip to comments.Romney says he might not have run in 2012 if Jeb Bush entered race
Posted on 07/29/2013 8:01:57 AM PDT by TexasCajun
Had someone like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush entered the 2012 Republican primary, Mitt Romney says he might not have entered the presidential race.
In an interview with Dan Balz for the Washington Post reporters soon-to-be released Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America, Romney said that he would have seriously considered staying out of the presidential race if someone of Bushs caliber declared his candidacy.
I knew how grueling the process was, and I felt that there may be others who could be more effective in actually winning and then getting America on course, Romney told Balz.
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Despite clear faults, Jeb would have been much better than Mitt. For one, FL would have been in the bag. He also is a much better campaigner. He also could have done a much better job refocusing on Obama’s failures because he would have naturally had to defend the Bush record (the good parts), which the rest of the GOP is loathe to do.
That said, No and HELL no to Jeb in 2016. We need new, younger blood that can campaign against the last decade and a half of GOP weakness.
No more Bushes. Seriously. No more Bushes.
The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.
Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
Bush or Christie? Which one can give Hillary a race that can seem close? I hate to be negative, but history doesn’t give me a lot of hope for a good candidate.
translation: Romney admits to being a stalking horse to keep a real Conservative from getting the job when a more attractive stalking horse could not be found.
We also would have had full up “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”.
So in other words we could have had a RINO running instead of a RINO. BTW, how is Jeb Bush doing with that Liberty medal he is going to award Hillary? Yes liberty. Let’s ask Ambassador Stevens how much liberty he is feeling lately.
There would have been no difference between Romney and Bush. That was the whole problem.
RINO-I would not have run if RINO-II had entered the race.
Should the Repulsican party place another RINO in the ‘14 race, it’s curtains for the party.
Sounds like Romney would have had all the confidence of President Charles Logan from “24”.
Yes, and as ever, they are in the midst of preparations to give us ANOTHER frigging loser!
I for one, will have NONE OF IT! I’ll stay home. I’d rather the Republican elite were decimated than vote for another one. Nope, not even! Never.
No more Bushes. No more Clintons (and that includes Huma).
Jeb Bush is completely folking unqualified and he let Terry Shiavo be murdered in his state on his watch
“What difference does it make?”
oh please....don’t be coronating another damned Bush.
Stay out the Bushes!
tortured to death
Being the nominee of a party whose #1 issue was repeal Obama-care who was the inventor of it at the state level was a disaster.
Romney was left with the Rush-ism :”When rich guys like us get tax cuts they you all are better off”
And BTW : ‘most of you are moochers who will never vote for me either way’
Hitlery loves Humas Bush
You are WRONG!Romney lost because when he had Obozo”On The Ropes”(after the first debate),he let him get up!!He should have POUNDED him CEASELESSLY with his ATROCIOUS RECORD!!!Romnet thought he had it sewed-up and he”coasted”!It’s very analogous to a sports team that gets off to a BIG LEAD early in the game and then loses 10-9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kiss ‘o death, Jeb.
As if voting matters any more. LOL
What a shame we missed out on such a bold decision maker as our President.
He might not have run if ...
He didn’t want to run ...
Mitt, nobody cares. You lost. You are a footnote in the annals of history.
If Jeb had run in 2016, the result would have been the same. Remember that Obama ran his 2nd term campaign against the Bush name and he was successful enough to win.
Botox Brain is lying again...
heating up and rehearsing for his 2016 run...
The $1 Billion dollar “What If?”
Yawn - - - - .
we’ve been betrayed by two Bush who claim they’re conservatives. At best, they’re socialist lite.
The RNC gave us a real loser, we never had a chance.
And Jeb Bush would have lost as well...which is why he didn’t even try.
There is a one-Party Prolitereat in place now, putting RINO's on one-side, and Progressives on the other. You CANNOT beat the State-Run-Media 24/7 promotions of their Choice (Hillary in 2016), for example; they run miniseries or "Documentaries", to indoctrinate the mush-heads and their parasite voterbase. Conservatives and REAL Americans are now out-numbered, and out-Frauded EVERY Election.
Jeb has gone along--hell, embraced--policies that are inconsistent with the American experience. He is simply not acceptable.
Jeb Bush is the one guy I’m pretty sure would have been worse than Romney.
Gingrich wasn’t a dud, but the way it worked with a crowded field, Romney got the majority. Just like Morsi in Egypt. While Obama didn’t even have a primary.
No more money to the RNC. No more Bushes. No more Romney’s.
Too bad this ‘dedicated’ man didn’t just NOT run at all....
(Spits in disgust at these perpetual losers!)
Jeb Bush. Oh yeh that would have really excited the base. :-)
Yep, right you are! Thanks for the repeated flashbacks! They’re needed for those with short memories around here about how we came to be where we are today.
TWO PEAS in a anti-conservative pro-liberal ‘elitist’ pod.
They are patriots for themselves/their agenda which voids PATRIOTISM to AMERICA/Our Constitution.
Have nothing to do with them.
A turd says it wouldn’t stink so bad if another larger and more rancid turd had replaced him
The attack on conservatism and the wnd of Reagan started with bush then went to clinton Why don’t people see that
Why don’t the bushes say anything good ever about their fellow texan cruz?
C’mon This is getting silly
Please believe me when I say, it gives me absolutely no pleasure to say - We told you so.
The outcome would have been the same.
Newt wasnt a real candidate, he was a cartoon caricature of one.
A perfect example: he had way too much baggage (lots of it liberal too) with a sad and weak record in house(his last real job).
Recall his sad ending in House was resignation in shame and then he became a media personality. Now he hangs out on ABC This week with the other dinosours.
Yes, and 'his protectors' obeyed that plan during the debates and voters were none the wiser what the deceivers were doing.
Romney: “I would not have run if an even bigger loser than me was running!
I mean, I only got %30 of the primary votes, if Jeb was running I bet he could have gotten at least 75 or 80% of the primary voters to vote against him
And all those conservatives running that kept beating me in state after state?
They actually had a chance to win, so I could not let that happen”
Romney was the worst possible candidate, but the GOP shot down all the possibles early on and he was the only one who had the personal money to go ahead. They would never have run Bush because of his last name, in any case, since the GOP itself had a bad case of Bush Derangement Syndrome (many people here still do).
That said, I don’t think that Bush or anybody, except possibly Newt Gringrich, who ran or was considered a possible candidate the last time around should be presented again. Obama has completely derailed our country and converted it into a hate-riven, quasi-socialist, ex-world power, and nobody who from the pre-Obama era would be capable of either understanding what needs to be done or doing it.
I say that Gingrich might be capable of it, because he’s really the only one who warned against Obama’s plans during the campaign. Romney spent his way slashing and burning through the other GOP candidates, but did nothing to take on Obama.
So far, however, I haven’t heard a single person come out with a program to retake the country or purge it of Obama’s leftwing poison, so in my opinion, I haven’t seen anybody yet who might be the right candidate for 2016.
That pretty much tells you all you need to know about BOTH of them.
True be dat... Jeb would have been a conservative hero if he stopped that awful starvation but he's just a milquetoast RINO and he knows it too. Romney or Jeb? some stellar choices ay GOP-e?