Skip to comments.Mitt Romney Is the 2016 Republican Frontrunner (NH)
Posted on 01/30/2014 11:31:11 AM PST by RKBA Democrat
Mitt Romney leads the Republican field among New Hampshire primary voters for 2016. Yes, you read that right.
Why not make it a third run for president? That's something that the former Republican nominee is definitely not thinking about right now. To put it in his own recent words: "Oh, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no."
But that didn't stop the Virginia-based bipartisan policy firm Purple Strategies from adding his name to a recent survey for Granite State voters, which shows Romney in the lead with 25 percent support. Libertarian firebrand Rand Paul (who has strong infrastructure in New Hampshire) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are behind with 18 percent and 17 percent support, respectively.
We might be experiencing Mittmentum 3.0. The Netflix documentary about his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns was recently released to the excitement of political insiders everywhere. GOP insiders want him to come back: "You know what a lot of them say to me?" an anonymous "operative" told BuzzFeed. "I think we need Mitt back." Romney was even on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to slow jam the news.
So are we sure he's not running again? "People are always gracious and say, 'Oh, you should run again,' " he said in an interview earlier this month. "I'm not running again."
He's done this kind of race before. He's got the staff. He's got the loyalty. He has the money. Time has passed.
Is there a chance? "I think that Chris Christie and Paul Ryan and Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, and the list goes on, have a much better chance of doing that," he said in the same interview, "and so I will support one of them as they become the nominee."
Maybe, maybe not.
Just when you thought the gop wing of the uniparty couldn't dig any deeper into the bottom of the barrel.
Statist Mitt Romney represents the death of the GOP.
I agree completely.
these polls and lists are meaningless
make it STAWP!!!!
The big money donors are still holding out for Bob Dole.
Sheesh, where’s McCain?
The sad part is, if he is the 2016 nominee (he won’t be), 75% of the people around here will try to browbeat the other 25% into voting for him.
Christie is out, so the Dem-polls are desperately trying to anoint a new loser.
I’ve already read one with Huckabee in front. And then there is already the fluffing up of Jeb.
Another reason to take away NH’s early spot on Republican nomination process. Geez.....
It’s thing to be self-sufficient, independent and quirky. It is a whole nuther ball game to be completely effing nuts.
Take their party card away.
Since Romney came out and listed his favorites for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and ALL of his named favorites were RINOs, I now regret voting for Romney in the 2012 general election. When specifically asked about some conservatives he was dismissal. Just when everyone is now saying he is such a nice guy he comes out and reveals (at least to my perception) himself to be duplicitous.
I’m ALL IN for Ted Cruz for 2016.
I’m for Scott Walker.
But definitely Cruz for Senate Majority Leader.
“Since Romney came out and listed his favorites for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination...”
That was in his Fox News interview with Neil Cavuto.
Why does that little piss ant state of New Hampshire have so much influence? I would like to see the first primary in Texas.