Skip to comments.No, no, not again, Mitt Romney says: But supporters and pundits keep chatter of a 2016 run alive
Posted on 02/16/2014 8:11:17 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Ask Mitt Romney if he would run for president a third time, and he will deny it every which way.
Ive had my turn, he told CNN.
Were so ready to watch the next person step up and take that nomination, his wife told Fox News. Oh, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no, Romney told The New York Times.
But in recent weeks, a strange thing has happened: Some supporters and donors, pollsters and pundits are starting to suggest without irony that the former Massachusetts governor run for president in 2016.
Once a month, someone would e-mail or call and say he should run again, said Ron Kaufman, a longtime Romney adviser. Now I get it every day from the grass roots, and from donors. I get it every day.
Kaufman made clear that there was no behind-the-scenes maneuvering to persuade Romney to run again. A second Romney adviser said he was also approached frequently by former supporters and donors, asking him to persuade Romney to run again in 2016.
Those close to Romney say he is giving the talk little thought, and party operatives in key states and some of his former advisers say they cannot imagine a scenario in which he would run.
Hes made it pretty clear he will strongly support whoever the 2016 nominee is, Romneys oldest son, Tagg, said in an e-mail to the Globe. This isnt something we are spending any time thinking about. Chatter is just chatter.
And yet the former candidate who rarely gave interviews during the 2012 campaign and laid low for the year following his defeat is now suddenly everywhere.
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I agree with Mitt. “Oh, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no!”
Oh hell, don’t tell me this goober is seriously setting us up for another run.
RE: Oh hell, dont tell me this goober is seriously setting us up for another run.
He thinks he can be Richard Nixon in 1968.
Because Adlai Sevenson was such a smashing success when he did it? And don’t forget WIlliam Jennings Bryan.
“and yet suddenly he seems to be everywhere”. Yup he’s plannin’ sumtin.
My DNC friends tell me John Kerry is planning another run, so why not Mitt too?
He fought against republicans light years harder than he fought against Obama.
He runs again...
...idiots, all of them.
this guy is like the clap’ and no antibiotics can cure it..
In political-speak, that is meaningless.
I respect Mitt Romney for being a decent guy. He’s apparently a good father, a shrewd businessman, and a kind man. Unfortunately, he’s also a product of his environment. I’m not sure he understands a thing about conservative philosophy. He’s a typical moderate Republican who apparently doesn’t realize what we’re dealing with on the left. When they say they want a fundamental transformation, they aren’t kidding (it’s similar to Iran saying they want to destroy the Great Satan...for three decades straight!).
So I’m perfectly happy to have Mitt Romney on our side so long as he’s fighting the left and not us (that’s what “on our side” means, although you wouldn’t know it from the likes of McCain and other moderates). If he wants to contribute money and campaign for Republicans, that’s great, but I hope he never, ever tries to run for president again.
He 0 for 3. That record sucks.
I doubt that anybody who wasn’t willing to vote for him the first time will change their minds. I don’t personally believe most of those who declined to vote for him made that decision along rational lines, but that was their choice to make.
That said, Romney would need to make two crucial changes for 2016: (1) he would have to reach out to the Tea Party and conservatives on a personal and ideological level and seek to unify the GOP; and (2), he would have to develop and campaign for a conservative reform agenda that was sound in principle and poll tested to be politically attractive.
We may get to choose between tow doses of the clap, McCain would like to try again.
One thing I think Romney would be very interested in, at least based on his past comments, is attacking the tax code to make it more tax payer friendly.
That would be a big win for conservatives, even if he did nothing else.
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