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Mitt Romney Is the 2016 Republican Front-Runner
National Journal ^ | January 30, 2014 | Matt Vasilogambros

Posted on 01/31/2014 7:59:27 AM PST by Leaning Right

Mitt Romney leads the Republican field among New Hampshire primary voters for 2016. Yes, you read that right.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationaljournal.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; 2016election; dontbringbackmitt; drinkthekoolaid; romney; romney2016
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According to the polling firm Purple Strategies, a recent survey of New Hampshire voters has Romney in the lead for 2016 with 25% support. Rand Paul comes in second with 18% support.

That's puzzling, and depressing. There is something seriously wrong with 25% of the GOP voters in New Hampshire.

1 posted on 01/31/2014 7:59:27 AM PST by Leaning Right
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To: Leaning Right
The polling company's name is Purple Strategies.

LOL.

2 posted on 01/31/2014 8:01:01 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Leaning Right

And this will continue to be a problem for as long as the first primary is held in the Northeast. That said, I think either Christie or Bush can still overtake Romney. Woohoo.


3 posted on 01/31/2014 8:01:43 AM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Leaning Right; onyx

Was Governor Sarah Palin in that poll ???


4 posted on 01/31/2014 8:01:43 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Leaning Right

He is their neighbor, TX is far away from NH.


5 posted on 01/31/2014 8:01:45 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Leaning Right

No

All the Mormon, corporate and personal money in the world can’t buy this guy the presidency

been there, tried that


6 posted on 01/31/2014 8:02:54 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Leaning Right

It’s name recognition, nothing more.


7 posted on 01/31/2014 8:02:56 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Leaning Right

LOL, this gotta be satire or has the Republican party finally put a gun to it’s head and pulled the trigger?


8 posted on 01/31/2014 8:03:46 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: Leaning Right; GeronL; Revolting cat!

“Purple Strategies”

The name Purple Strategies reflects the company’s bipartisan blend of strategists from both “blue” and “red” political backgrounds.

Of course they would seek moderates to field as the GOP contender.


9 posted on 01/31/2014 8:05:03 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Leaning Right

Another poll has Huckabee as the new leader.

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Want a leader? Commission a poll and they can write it to get the desired results.

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It is way to early to be calling ‘frontrunners’ for 2016. Recall that 2012 had about a half-dozen different ‘frontrunners’ in the spring: Bachmann, Trump, Perry, Cain, Santorum, Gingrich, and Romney.

So many bandwagons crashed that people got splinters.


10 posted on 01/31/2014 8:05:15 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Leaning Right

NO.


11 posted on 01/31/2014 8:05:49 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Leaning Right

If New Hampshire wants Mitt Romney they can keep him. Period!


12 posted on 01/31/2014 8:06:34 AM PST by McGruff (I'm a Conservative. Not necessarily a Republican.)
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To: FreeReign
The polling company's name is Purple Strategies.
LOL.

Makes mittens the gay candidate.

13 posted on 01/31/2014 8:06:45 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: silverleaf

Twice.


14 posted on 01/31/2014 8:06:58 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: Leaning Right; Revolting cat!; Daffynition; JoeProBono; GeronL
"Go on, tell me another funny story!"


15 posted on 01/31/2014 8:08:05 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Leaning Right

Hopefully Romney won’t have any more luck than Harold Stassen did.


16 posted on 01/31/2014 8:08:48 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: Leaning Right

The LSM is trying to pick the candidates .......... again..................


17 posted on 01/31/2014 8:10:17 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: silverleaf

Yeah.

He sort of did himself in right after the election when he claimed he really didn’t want to run and he really didn’t want to be president.

Remember: He is the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama, and he is the guy who lost to Obama. That sort of stinks on a resumé.

Has either political party ever sent the same nominee into the general election twice?


18 posted on 01/31/2014 8:11:15 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Leaning Right
"That's puzzling, and depressing."

Don't worry - there won't BE Presidential elections in 2016 anyway......

19 posted on 01/31/2014 8:12:09 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Leaning Right

Another prime reason New Hampshire should be BANNED from the early GOP voting roster. Negligence, irresponsibility and a serious case of the dumb asses.


20 posted on 01/31/2014 8:12:22 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Leaning Right

Oh Pa-leeese!! Do we have to do this AGAIN!! Lets see, what is that saying, “the definition of insanity, is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result...” Why don’t we make it McCain vs Romney again, or Bush vs McCain, or Romney vs Bush... makes me want to hurl...


21 posted on 01/31/2014 8:13:48 AM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Leaning Right

The Stupid Party never learns.


22 posted on 01/31/2014 8:14:17 AM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: TomGuy
Remember: He is the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama, and he is the guy who lost to Obama. That sort of stinks on a resumé.

Well Obama isn't running next time (at least at this point). He'd be running against the woman who lost to Obama and then worked for Obama and then left Obama when the sh2t hit the fan.

23 posted on 01/31/2014 8:14:25 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: TomGuy

“Has either political party ever sent the same nominee into the general election twice”

wasn’t that the case with Richard Nixon?


24 posted on 01/31/2014 8:14:39 AM PST by IWONDR
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To: Leaning Right
Mitt Romney leads the Republican field among New Hampshire primary voters for 2016. Yes, you read that right.

Well that makes perfect sense from a Republican point of view. He almost won last time so rerun him and watch him almost win again. Far better a mode(rat)e loses to a liberal than a real conservative win - Not that Republicans would know conservative if it bit them in their collective a$$es.

25 posted on 01/31/2014 8:14:55 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Gaffer

5 primary dates with 10 regionally diverse states taking part in each would make the difference.


26 posted on 01/31/2014 8:15:16 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dps.inspect
Lets see, what is that saying, “the definition of insanity, is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result...”

Hell, that's the standard MO of the Socialist/Communist Left. "No really it'll WORK this time!"

27 posted on 01/31/2014 8:15:33 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: from occupied ga

Republicans don’t want to win...They just want their perks without having any responsibility....They are the “Washington Generals” of politics.


28 posted on 01/31/2014 8:16:15 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Leaning Right

Fail party is fail.


29 posted on 01/31/2014 8:18:03 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: FReepers
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30 posted on 01/31/2014 8:21:07 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: TomGuy

“Has either political party ever sent the same nominee into the general election twice”

The Democrats did it numerous times. And lost every time they tried it.

1896 William Jennings Bryan
1900 William Jennings Bryan
1908 William Jennings Bryan
1952 Adlai E. Stevenson II
1956 Adlai E. Stevenson II


31 posted on 01/31/2014 8:25:17 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Leaning Right

Is the GOP not going to run McCain again?


32 posted on 01/31/2014 8:26:43 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: Leaning Right

The only way I’d vote for Romney again would be if he’d Gaurantee the abolition of all of Obama’s Executive Orders and Gaurantee that there would be a criminal investigation into Obama’s activities.

Those would have to be Iron clad Gaursntees.


33 posted on 01/31/2014 8:26:45 AM PST by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Psalm 73
Exactly. The Dictator-for-Life will find some way to stay in office.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

34 posted on 01/31/2014 8:27:46 AM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: TomGuy

Yes William Jenning Bryan-ran three times for president and lost three times: 1896 (famous cross of gold speech), 1900, and 1908. He knew he could not defeat TR so did not run in 1904. Also WJB sought the nomination in 1912 but lost to Wilson.

So he was a three time loser perhaps a four time loser.


35 posted on 01/31/2014 8:28:27 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: Leaning Right
Not Romney!

...he traveled with a dog on his car roof one vacation!

36 posted on 01/31/2014 8:31:48 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Leaning Right
25% is not a large number, not what I would call a strong front runner.

This is my take on the poll results:

Romney (if we absolutely have to, who are the other guys anyway?) - 25%
Rand Paul (because he's not Romney) - 18%
Chris Cristie (because he's not Romney or Paul and I heard about him lately) - 17%
Anyone Else, Please! Anyone! - 40%

37 posted on 01/31/2014 8:40:20 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: dps.inspect
Why don’t we make it McCain vs Romney again, or Bush vs McCain, or Romney vs Bush

Isn't it Bob Dole's turn again?

38 posted on 01/31/2014 8:45:25 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Leaning Right
Stupidity is doing the SAME THING OVER AGAIN and expecting a different result - RIGHT?????? Romney is a LOSER - LOSER!!!!
39 posted on 01/31/2014 8:47:13 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Leaning Right
Given the Hobbeson's choice of Romney, Crispy Cremes, and the 3rd coming of Bush, I'd take the Mittster. At least he's already been given the media anal probe, and may get some crossover 'Rat votes who've regret their 2012 vote and wouldn't mind a 'do-over'.

With that said, let's hope the GOP primary voters pull their heads out of their collective a$$es and *NOT* nominate yet another loser RINO.

40 posted on 01/31/2014 8:48:19 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: TomGuy
Has either political party ever sent the same nominee into the general election twice?

Richard M. Nixon... for some reason, i am thinking that this happened more frequently in the "olden" days...

41 posted on 01/31/2014 8:55:39 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Leaning Right
This is wonderful news! With his rock-solid conservative credentials, Mitt Romney will bring together the various factions of the GOP, as well as some disaffected Democrats, and form un unbeatable, broad-spectrum coalition -- just like he did last time.

Wait, what?
42 posted on 01/31/2014 9:17:43 AM PST by bus man (Loose Lips Sink Ships)
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To: a fool in paradise

43 posted on 01/31/2014 9:18:56 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Leaning Right

NEVER AGAIN!


44 posted on 01/31/2014 9:25:17 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Leaning Right

45 posted on 01/31/2014 9:42:05 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: JoeProBono

46 posted on 01/31/2014 9:43:51 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: FreeReign

Theme song - I’m A Loser
John McCain = running mate?


47 posted on 01/31/2014 10:08:43 AM PST by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: FreeReign

Theme song - I’m A Loser
John McCain = running mate?


48 posted on 01/31/2014 10:09:17 AM PST by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: TexasCajun
he traveled with a dog on his car roof one vacation


49 posted on 01/31/2014 10:09:25 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: stocksthatgoup
Theme song - I’m A Loser


50 posted on 01/31/2014 10:11:40 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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