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Mitt Romney Is the 2016 Republican Frontrunner (NH)
National Journal ^ | 1-30-14 | Matt Vasilogambros

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.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 2016gopprimary; nh2016; romney2016; sitwithmitt; standwithrand; uniparty; willard
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Via drudge.

Just when you thought the gop wing of the uniparty couldn't dig any deeper into the bottom of the barrel.

1 posted on 01/30/2014 11:31:11 AM PST by RKBA Democrat
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2 posted on 01/30/2014 11:33:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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3 posted on 01/30/2014 11:33:15 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Statist Mitt Romney represents the death of the GOP.


4 posted on 01/30/2014 11:33:16 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: RKBA Democrat
"Oh, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no."

I agree completely.

5 posted on 01/30/2014 11:33:17 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

these polls and lists are meaningless


6 posted on 01/30/2014 11:33:33 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: RKBA Democrat

arrgghhhhh

make it STAWP!!!!


7 posted on 01/30/2014 11:33:34 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: RKBA Democrat

The big money donors are still holding out for Bob Dole.


8 posted on 01/30/2014 11:33:59 AM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: KarlInOhio

9 posted on 01/30/2014 11:34:47 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: RKBA Democrat

Sheesh, where’s McCain?


10 posted on 01/30/2014 11:35:13 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RKBA Democrat

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.


11 posted on 01/30/2014 11:35:28 AM PST by gdani
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To: RKBA Democrat

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.


12 posted on 01/30/2014 11:35:46 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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13 posted on 01/30/2014 11:36:14 AM PST by AdamBomb
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To: RKBA Democrat

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.


14 posted on 01/30/2014 11:36:37 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: RKBA Democrat

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.


15 posted on 01/30/2014 11:36:49 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: RKBA Democrat

16 posted on 01/30/2014 11:37:51 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Oh Effffffffff.


17 posted on 01/30/2014 11:38:04 AM PST by crz
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To: House Atreides

I’m for Scott Walker.

But definitely Cruz for Senate Majority Leader.


18 posted on 01/30/2014 11:38:21 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: House Atreides

“Since Romney came out and listed his favorites for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination...”
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That was in his Fox News interview with Neil Cavuto.


19 posted on 01/30/2014 11:38:35 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: RKBA Democrat

Why does that little piss ant state of New Hampshire have so much influence? I would like to see the first primary in Texas.


20 posted on 01/30/2014 11:38:42 AM PST by forgotten man
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21 posted on 01/30/2014 11:38:52 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: RKBA Democrat

um.... rich Mass liberals do NOT get elected. no matter which party they’re from.


22 posted on 01/30/2014 11:38:59 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Just trying to soften us up for Jebbie.

The GOP Insiders are like Hollywood movie makers. Just remakes and sequels, even of bombs.


23 posted on 01/30/2014 11:39:04 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: forgotten man
I would like to see the first primary in Texas.

This.

24 posted on 01/30/2014 11:39:18 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: RKBA Democrat
That's right, Lame Stream Media. Try to sell us on that loser a second time. We're not buying.
25 posted on 01/30/2014 11:39:38 AM PST by JoeFromSidney (itYe)
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To: Forgotten Amendments
The big money donors are still holding out for Bob Dole.

Dole was an impressively dazzling true conservative leader.

Who can ever forget his inspirational battle cry during his in 1996 campaign: "I can be Ronald Reagan if you want me to be!"

26 posted on 01/30/2014 11:40:06 AM PST by Maceman
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To: BenLurkin

Seriously! Exactamundo...


27 posted on 01/30/2014 11:40:25 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

CUE THE "ROMNEY'S A FILTHY COMMIE" BRIGADE


28 posted on 01/30/2014 11:40:33 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: dfwgator

LOL, that’s funny!


29 posted on 01/30/2014 11:40:35 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Jim Robinson
Statist Mitt Romney represents the death of the GOP.

Oh yeah, "big time" to borrow VP Cheney's words.

30 posted on 01/30/2014 11:40:46 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: RKBA Democrat

And New Hampshire is relevant, why?


31 posted on 01/30/2014 11:41:02 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: dfwgator

When the guy’s right, he’s right! :^)


32 posted on 01/30/2014 11:41:19 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

NO! He lost to MCCAIN. He lost to OBAMA. No. Hell, no.


33 posted on 01/30/2014 11:41:49 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Jim Robinson

Look on the bright side. Maybe he and Jeb Bush could beat each other to death and make room for a genuine conservative.


34 posted on 01/30/2014 11:41:49 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: RKBA Democrat
Hey jackasses, miss Romney back in 2012 yet? Yup, went for King Obama by either not voting or just using ignorance by not understanding that Obamacare would have been history. Wake the F up? The Republican voters selected Romney during the primary and some of you went against the voters. Real bright.
35 posted on 01/30/2014 11:41:50 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Maceman
The only good thing about Dole's candidacy was Norm MacDonald portraying him on SNL....


36 posted on 01/30/2014 11:42:06 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: RKBA Democrat

Bob Dole 2016

37 posted on 01/30/2014 11:43:13 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: RKBA Democrat
Forgot to mention we are going so close to Nazism it is frighting.
38 posted on 01/30/2014 11:43:38 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Maceman

-— Dole was an impressively dazzling true conservative leader. -—

He has to be the number one, I’m-next-in-line cannon-fodder RINO.


39 posted on 01/30/2014 11:44:24 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Oliviaforever

“Tanned, Rested and Ready.”


40 posted on 01/30/2014 11:45:13 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: RKBA Democrat

NO!


41 posted on 01/30/2014 11:45:36 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: cripplecreek

Geesh! Not this s**t again.


42 posted on 01/30/2014 11:45:41 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Red Badger
Aye carumba! Triple face palm!
43 posted on 01/30/2014 11:47:48 AM PST by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: RKBA Democrat; cripplecreek; BenLurkin; Jim Robinson; KarlInOhio; bigbob; silverleaf; ...
Just when you thought the gop wing of the uniparty couldn't dig any deeper into the bottom of the barrel.

It's part of The Tao of Republican Orthodoxy — once you understand that everything they do makes sense, and you will never again fail to understand the seemingly endless ability to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory that the GOP shows.

IN THE GRIM DARKNESS OF THE FAR FUTURE THERE IS ONLY GOVERNMENT.
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44 posted on 01/30/2014 11:47:49 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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I’m for Scott Walker.

But definitely Cruz for Senate Majority Leader.

Wow, what a dream that would be! And we have to get rid of that conservative traitor and embarrassment Boehner!

45 posted on 01/30/2014 11:47:59 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: House Atreides
Cruz/RandPaul will win easily in 2016. They seem to have a great energy together, and aren't 100% in lockstep. That makes them interesting. They are both unbelievably fantastic at interviews.

Nothing makes it more apparent that the RNC/Chamber of Commerce/globalist puppet masters would rather lose to dems than to cede power to constitutional conservatives than these attempts to nominate anyone but them and those who stand with them.

46 posted on 01/30/2014 11:48:07 AM PST by grania
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To: Jim Robinson
Statist Mitt Romney represents the death of the GOP.

This needs to be repeated.

47 posted on 01/30/2014 11:48:50 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: JoeFromSidney
That's right, Lame Stream Media. Try to sell us on that loser a second time. We're not buying.

Romney wasn't my first choice in '12.He wasn't my second choice.But on election day I knew he'd be a noticeably...perhaps even dramatically...better president than Osama would be.And my suspicion has been proven correct.

In '16 if,by chance,he's the nominee I know that he'll be a noticeably better...if not dramatically better....President than would the Former Twelfth Lady or Princess Liawatha (do *not* be surprised if she's the Rat nominee).

And I know that the only two people who'll get even a single Electoral vote are the Republican and the Rat nominees.

48 posted on 01/30/2014 11:49:27 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Had to check it to make sure it wasn’t satire...

Not just “no”, but HELL no.


49 posted on 01/30/2014 11:50:00 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Willard get lost liberal ...


50 posted on 01/30/2014 11:50:53 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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