Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-147 last
To: Little Ray

Reading the liberals here on FR has convinced me that this republic is going to die from BLUE CANCER.


101 posted on 01/30/2014 12:51:37 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 74 | View Replies]

To: Gay State Conservative

Perhaps that is so. In any event, it would be just as painful simply because the Dems will still be able to pull their perfected magician tricks with the gender and race cards - since they will be able to convince a significant number of Americans that Warren is a legit Native American. I just don’t see how any upper class Caucasian male in the GOP in 2016 has a snowball’s chance against Hillary or Fauxahontas.


102 posted on 01/30/2014 12:51:44 PM PST by freedom462
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 97 | View Replies]

To: Diogenesis

romney and hillary are the perfect couple.


103 posted on 01/30/2014 12:52:43 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 78 | View Replies]

To: SoConPubbie

And the Second Amendment from what I have read.


104 posted on 01/30/2014 12:53:28 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 86 | View Replies]

To: Dead Corpse
Is the GOP afraid of actually running a REAL conservative?

Yes.

105 posted on 01/30/2014 12:54:55 PM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: RKBA Democrat

No.

Just .... No.

Wait ...

HELL NO!!!


106 posted on 01/30/2014 12:55:14 PM PST by NorthMountain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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

The perfect archetype.

107 posted on 01/30/2014 12:57:22 PM PST by Maceman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Gay State Conservative

Quit trying to shove your urban New England leftist down our throats. Mitt Romney would make a wonderful democrat. As a Republican, he’s a disaster.


108 posted on 01/30/2014 1:00:53 PM PST by NorthMountain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: LibLieSlayer

Yeah — Don’t worry — they’ve got Pork Porkie all set up to take the fall, next.

Assuming we make it that long and I’m not certain of that. That would be, what, Jan 20, 2017?

And we already know what Chris Christie(D) is all about.

But I doubt he can beat Benghazi Hillary. Not that it would make any difference ....


109 posted on 01/30/2014 1:10:49 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 99 | View Replies]

To: LibLieSlayer

Santorum tied Romney here in Michigan so the rules committee got together and decided it for Romney in a 5/2 vote. Former attorney general and Romney supporter, Mike Cox said it was a dirty way to play.

A tie would have given both 14 delegates but likely ended Romney. However several thousand people voted for Bachmann, Cain, and Ron Paul. I suspect most of those votes would have gone to Santorum if people had accepted the fact that their candidates had effectively dropped out. Gingrich was still in the race but he did stand down in Michigan to avoid screwing things up.


110 posted on 01/30/2014 1:11:53 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 95 | View Replies]

To: LibLieSlayer
I voted for Romney too, not because I liked him (which I didn't) but because he was the Republican candidate.

By the time Texas votes in the primary, the democrats and the media often have selected our candidate for us.

WE need to do something to fix the primary so it doesn't happen that way. Something like all states primary voting on the same day, no reporting till California polls close.
Other suggestions are welcome.

111 posted on 01/30/2014 1:13:20 PM PST by Ditter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 99 | View Replies]

To: pepsi_junkie
Yes.

Then it is time for them to take their place next to the Whigs in the history books.

112 posted on 01/30/2014 1:16:59 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 105 | View Replies]

To: RKBA Democrat

Hopefully he won’t; he’s too establishment and the second time will be more internally divisive than last time, sending even more of the GOP to sit it out than the numbers that did in 2012.


113 posted on 01/30/2014 1:24:57 PM PST by Wuli
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Tennessee voted for Sanctorum in 2012...


114 posted on 01/30/2014 1:27:39 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 110 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

“There are a bunch of idiot liberals in Missouri AND Kansas. Witness Claire McCaskill and Kathleen Sebelius.”

Missouri is also a state that has a GOP-controlled legislature and the majority of its US House members are Republicans. No state is perfect.

My point is that demographically (for both parties), Missouri is more representative of the US mainstream than perhaps Iowa or New Hampshire is.


115 posted on 01/30/2014 1:46:47 PM PST by MplsSteve
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 69 | View Replies]

To: RKBA Democrat

Kill me now
116 posted on 01/30/2014 2:01:48 PM PST by Manic_Episode (F the Whigs)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana

Anything Mitt didn’t win was called a “beauty contest” that doesn’t mean anything.


117 posted on 01/30/2014 2:02:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 114 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

“Statist Mitt Romney represents the death of the GOP.”

Take heart, Jim, Jeb Bush is rethinking about running. lol


118 posted on 01/30/2014 2:38:25 PM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: RKBA Democrat

The purpose of this is to keep moving the party left, to keep trying to strengthen any influence that Romney can have in attacking conservatives, shaping the party issues, and in his endorsement value.


119 posted on 01/30/2014 2:42:04 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gdani

Good. I look forward to the battle. As I most likely won’t be voting, it’ll be a lot more fun.


120 posted on 01/30/2014 2:47:34 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Having some small say in who gets to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: RKBA Democrat

Could get interesting.

Romney wants a repeat.
McCain has hinted at a repeat.
JBush is thinking seriously about jumping in.
Christie still wants to try.
Huckabee thinks he has a shot and he can claim to be the conservative.
Ryan thinks he has a shot, but like Rubio, their amnesty push killed any hopes they have.

Santorum is hinting.
Perry, too.
Trump would take it if all the others would just let him have the nomination without all that primary and debate stuff.

==

Not a one of the above would be what you might call a quality candidate.

==

Then there is fear and trembling in the MSM board rooms, the DNC board room and the GOPelite board room that Cruz might jump in.

If the conservatives can coalesce behind one GOOD candidate, they might be able to triangulate against the GOPelites this time. But they need a GOOD candidate early, and not one of those semi/pseudo-conservatives that are conservative only when it is convenient or necessary to win an election.


121 posted on 01/30/2014 2:49:48 PM PST by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RKBA Democrat
Øbama-lite or Øbama-white?

No w F ay.

(No F in "way")

122 posted on 01/30/2014 3:00:24 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TomGuy

We’ll get exactly the candidates that the uniparty wants us to get.


123 posted on 01/30/2014 3:17:37 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Having some small say in who gets to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 121 | View Replies]

To: ansel12

124 posted on 01/30/2014 3:29:52 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 119 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek; greyfoxx39

125 posted on 01/30/2014 3:35:11 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 117 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Comedy gold was MacDonald playing dole in a “real world” sketch, yelling “who ate Bob Dole’s peanut butter?!”


126 posted on 01/30/2014 3:37:33 PM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana

Who knows, it’s been months, for all we know Romney has an entirely new set of political beliefs to sell.


127 posted on 01/30/2014 3:54:04 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 124 | View Replies]

To: VanDeKoik

“Christie is out, so the Dem-polls are desperately trying to anoint a new loser.”

I halfway expect them to drag out the ghost of Gerald Ford.


128 posted on 01/30/2014 5:11:24 PM PST by Luke21
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: gdani

They tried that in the last election. How did that work out for them??


129 posted on 01/30/2014 5:12:00 PM PST by DallasSun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: RKBA Democrat

130 posted on 01/30/2014 5:41:47 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ncpatriot
how do u pronounce “meh”? acc to dict. it is me; but i thought the h was pronounced.

Just put an 'm' in front of the Canadian 'eh'.

131 posted on 01/30/2014 5:59:05 PM PST by cynwoody
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 64 | View Replies]

To: RKBA Democrat

I’m not going to bash Mitt, Lord knows he (or a ham sandwich) would be a helluva lot better that what we have now. But it would be foolish to run a retread of any kind. Nor, sweet merciful Jesus, do we need to run a Bush. Any Bush.

The thing is, I’m not sure who we can run that is any better, and frankly I dont think it matters. The leeches are simply too many.


132 posted on 01/30/2014 6:15:53 PM PST by SoCalTransplant (Universal equality, free food, housing and healthcare describes both Liberal Utopia and Prison.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

I remember... romney is a dirty politician like kennedy and clinton. He plays for keeps against his own... and lays down and surrenders against obama.


133 posted on 01/30/2014 7:02:19 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 110 | View Replies]

To: Ditter

preibus and the gop/e have done something... they have changed the rules so that if anyone tries to change the rules as you and I think thatthey should be changed... their states votes will not be counted.


134 posted on 01/30/2014 7:03:44 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 111 | View Replies]

To: RKBA Democrat

We didn’t need Mitt the first time, or the second and certainly not a third.

Sadly the liberals in the GOPe will put up Krispy for the nom.


135 posted on 01/30/2014 8:42:25 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Logical me

Nope don’t miss him in the least. My state when for Romney (always goes Pub). I voted and didn’t vote for niether of them, I voted my conscience and voted for Virgil Goode who was on my state’s ballot.

Maybe you should brush up on Electoral college before spouting such nonsense. Other than 3 or 4 states, popular vote didn’t matter.


136 posted on 01/30/2014 8:51:22 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: reaganaut; Logical me
Nope don’t miss him in the least. My state when for Romney (always goes Pub). I voted and didn’t vote for niether of them, I voted my conscience and voted for Virgil Goode who was on my state’s ballot.

Maybe you should brush up on Electoral college before spouting such nonsense. Other than 3 or 4 states, popular vote didn’t matter.


"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
137 posted on 01/30/2014 9:36:41 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 136 | View Replies]

To: RKBA Democrat

All “politically blue areas” of the U.S. and U.S. territories continue to be “stuck on RINO Republicanism” and anti-conservative, when it comes to “GOP only” polls.


138 posted on 01/31/2014 1:38:15 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JoeFromSidney

You meant a third time. Mitt ran for POTUS twice, already.


139 posted on 01/31/2014 1:47:12 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: RKBA Democrat

Boy, every day I feel more and more glad I didn’t vote for that moron. I still maintain that he could have easily ended up more damaging than Obama.


140 posted on 01/31/2014 3:46:02 AM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RKBA Democrat

I’m sure Romney isn’t interested in going through that noise again.


141 posted on 01/31/2014 5:36:40 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RKBA Democrat
"Hey, I'm available!"

___________________________________

"So am I!"

___________________________________

"Me too!"

___________________________________

"*%&$ you!! It's MY turn again!!! Get outta my way &@#$ers!!!!


142 posted on 01/31/2014 5:46:32 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RKBA Democrat

This is silly. Romney isn’t going to run. The poll represents name recognition by low-information respondents. It simply shows how stupid these polls are at this point.


143 posted on 01/31/2014 6:14:48 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger

My thoughts exactly.


144 posted on 01/31/2014 7:58:51 AM PST by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks - literally or metaphorically, you decide.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: VanDeKoik
I’ve already read one with Huckabee in front. And then there is already the fluffing up of Jeb.

Yep. Pathetic isn't it?

145 posted on 01/31/2014 10:12:24 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: RKBA Democrat

Why aren’t they testing Bob Dole and John McCain’s names??? Come on guys if you are going to dig up political corpses do it right.


146 posted on 02/02/2014 7:19:01 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ElkGroveDan

“Why aren’t they testing Bob Dole and John McCain’s names??? Come on guys if you are going to dig up political corpses do it right.”

Well, they could always go for Nixon as well.


147 posted on 02/02/2014 11:08:41 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (Having some small say in who gets to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 146 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-147 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson