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Romney tries to re-emerge as force in GOP politics
Associated Press ^ | Jun 12, 2014 3:21 AM EDT | Steve Peoples

Posted on 06/12/2014 12:59:08 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Once fearing he would be viewed as “a loser for life” if he failed to win the presidency, Mitt Romney is trying to re-emerge as a force in Republican politics.

Romney has quietly sought kingmaker status in the GOP’s fight for the Senate majority this fall and its quest to retake the White House in 2016. The effort at revival is fueling whispers about a third presidential run. But those closest to Romney suggest he’s more interested in shaping party politics by lending his name and record-breaking fundraising machine to what he considers the next generation of electable conservatives.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gopestablishment; rino; romney; romneyagenda; romneycare; romneymarriage; romneypolygamy; willard
Is there enough Excedrin in the country to fend this headache off . . . ?
1 posted on 06/12/2014 12:59:09 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

This was obvious and predictable, and is why I still try to get information out on the true Mitt Romney.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 1:01:22 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: ansel12

Romney is finished.


3 posted on 06/12/2014 1:04:23 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Olog-hai

Didn’t he recently make pro-amnesty and pro-gay marriage pronouncements? Maybe he should just continue finding people to support but stay out of any personal races.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 1:07:26 AM PDT by stevem
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To: Olog-hai

Mitt Romney—expert on electability.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 1:10:54 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Olog-hai
"a Romney campaign fundraising machine that raised more money than any Republican campaign in history.

Romney was the first nominee in history to win hugely among the independents, yet lose the race, and he did it in an election that republicans couldn't lose.

— "Romney first to win independents big, lose election"

— "Whoever wins independent voters in Ohio, wins Ohio,"Beeson said on “Fox News Sunday,” two days before the election.
He was, of course, wrong. Romney won self-identified
Independents in Ohio by a overwhelming 10 points, according to exit polls, but lost the state to President Barack Obama by 2 points.
A similar trend was seen across much of the country — Romney won among Independents by 5 points, 50-45, but lost to Obama, 51-48."

— "INFOGRAPHIC: Obama Lost Independent Vote In Almost Every Swing State
The president only won the independent vote in one battleground state: North Carolina."

"Things looked very different for Obama in 2008, when independent voters came out in huge numbers to support him. Just before Election Day, the Wall Street Journal reported those polling numbers had hardly changed, with Romney overwhelmingly leading among independent voters across the country. Republican pollster Bill McInteruff told the Journal the Democrats were “really flirting with trouble if you’re losing independents by this margin."

6 posted on 06/12/2014 1:11:14 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: stevem

How about when he came out for “health of the mother” and against the GOP pro-life platform after winning the nomination, reissued support for gays in the Boy Scouts and gay Scoutmasters, and ran pro-choice ads in Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin...... and lost all three states?


7 posted on 06/12/2014 1:14:19 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Olog-hai

How can Willard be a force when he will always be a farce ?


8 posted on 06/12/2014 1:33:16 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Olog-hai

9 posted on 06/12/2014 2:12:36 AM PDT by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Richard Nixon lost to JFK in 1960, then campaigned around the country in 1966 for Republicans, ran for president again in 1968.

Watch Romney as a threat in 2016.


10 posted on 06/12/2014 2:48:43 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Olog-hai

REAL DEAL:

Romney is the partner of Soros and is the SOLE
origin of Romneycare Romneymarriage
and now Romney polygamy.

Romney has made his Obama the Emperor-Tyrant TWICE
by attacking Republicans.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 3:23:28 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Olog-hai

Oh, thank goodness! Romney will save us!

/s


12 posted on 06/12/2014 3:30:26 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: ansel12

Obama is God’s judgement. Romney could not have won that election, I am convinced.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 4:10:59 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Olog-hai

Mitt wants to be a force, now that he’s awake. He slept through the 2012 campaign, so he should be well rested. What a loser.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 4:48:10 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Olog-hai

The first sentence nails it: Romney is a loser for life.


16 posted on 06/12/2014 4:51:44 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler
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To: Olog-hai

Sorry, Mitt, you missed your chance.

Back to gardening, pal.


17 posted on 06/12/2014 5:18:53 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Nextrush
Well, finally at #10, we find someone with a meaningful comment.

Finding electable conservatives is just what the R party must find to survive.

There's plenty of conservatives that I like that unfortunately have zero chance of winning the presidency in 2016. We saw stages full of them in 2008 and 2012.

18 posted on 06/12/2014 5:22:39 AM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: Olog-hai
electable conservatives. …

Romney was unelectable, as proven by the fact he wasn't elected.

/johnny

19 posted on 06/12/2014 5:46:53 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: citizen
If the republican party isn't conservative, I would prefer that they don't survive.

Every liberal republican candidate needs to be politically destroyed at the primary, or in the general.

I'm a conservative, not a republican.

/johnny

20 posted on 06/12/2014 5:49:37 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Olog-hai

Please no “loser for life” candidates.

Romney you had your chance. You failed.

Failed.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 5:51:41 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Olog-hai

Please Mitt, leave that pooch alone. Screwing it once was enough.


22 posted on 06/12/2014 5:55:43 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Olog-hai
GO HOME, MITT. YOU'RE OVER...
23 posted on 06/12/2014 6:02:45 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Candidates changes should be made during the primaries.
Staying home on election day is a losing ploy.


24 posted on 06/12/2014 6:18:35 AM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: citizen
Too bad for you that your view is no longer accepted by many conservatives, who will politically destroy liberal republican candidates at the general election, if that is what it takes.

/johnny

25 posted on 06/12/2014 6:21:17 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Phillyred

Who knows what that means.


26 posted on 06/12/2014 9:51:10 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: citizen

You didn’t think that post 6 was the most enlightening, informative, meaningful post?

Why is that?


27 posted on 06/12/2014 9:54:05 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Olog-hai

I know we don’t like the guy, but have we missed something here? We’re all talking about Cruz, Palin, Christie, Rubio, etal....

And meanwhile Romney comes out with “Mitt”, he fund raises, he tweaks Obama about what he said during the debate regarding Russia, he basks in ultimately winning the perception of the favoritism with Candy Crowley and Benghazi....

Are we missing something? IS he going to run again?


28 posted on 06/12/2014 1:01:55 PM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Never mind not being conservative. Typical liberal conflation of “Republican” and “conservative” on his part.


29 posted on 06/12/2014 3:02:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: TangledUpInBlue

You have a point?


30 posted on 06/12/2014 3:27:21 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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