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GOP CONGRESSMAN: Mitt Romney Is Going To Run In 2016, And He's Going To Win
Business Insider ^ | July 8 2014 | Brett LoGiurato

Posted on 07/08/2014 7:21:13 AM PDT by PoloSec

At least one prominent Republican lawmaker thinks two-time Republican presidential candidate and 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will run again in 2016.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told MSNBC's Chris Matthews that he thinks the "Draft Mitt" hype is real.

"I think he actually is going to run for president. He probably doesn't want me to say that," Chaffetz said during an interview on "Hardball" Monday night.

"A hundred times he says he's not, but Mitt Romney has always accomplished what he's set out to do. I think he's [been] proven right on a lot of stuff. I happen to be in the camp that thinks he's actually going to run, and I think he will be the next president of the United States."

Off and on since the debut of his Netflix documentary, "Mitt," speculation about a possible

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1 posted on 07/08/2014 7:21:14 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

...just when I was beginning to like Jason.


2 posted on 07/08/2014 7:22:04 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: PoloSec

Deja Vu all over again.


3 posted on 07/08/2014 7:22:05 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: PoloSec

Not with my vote.


4 posted on 07/08/2014 7:22:14 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: PoloSec

Boston dog catcher? Salt Lake City vector control coordinator? Mayor of Detroit?


5 posted on 07/08/2014 7:22:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: PoloSec

Team Romney already has it “in” for every
conservative.

Remember Mississippi.
Remember Gov. Palin.
Remember Sen.Thompson.
Remember the Speaker
Remember ... many more ...


6 posted on 07/08/2014 7:23:25 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: PoloSec

Mitt I was for you last go-around. (basically because, Palin bowed out, and I didn’t really believe in the alternatives)

Now I just want you to go away.

Mitt go away. We have other candidates, who haven’t lost an election.

Go away.


7 posted on 07/08/2014 7:23:44 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Paladin2

Who couldn’t see this coming? The Romney Redux.

The GOP should try running a conservative now and then. Ronald Reagan comes to mind.


8 posted on 07/08/2014 7:25:28 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

Hello? Reagan is dead.


9 posted on 07/08/2014 7:26:15 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: PoloSec

So the lying progressive Liberal is going to run again?

Look forward to another 4 years of Democratic control of our government.

The GOP-E seems determined to hand our country over to the Marxists.


10 posted on 07/08/2014 7:27:03 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: PoloSec

Please God, no. Amen.


11 posted on 07/08/2014 7:27:26 AM PDT by jch10 (WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THE COYOTE IN CHIEF?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

If the GOP establishment decides it’s going to be Romney again,then it’s Mitt part 2.They figure the idea of Hillary as president will get us all to vote for him.


12 posted on 07/08/2014 7:28:12 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: PoloSec

NO, no, a thousand times no...


13 posted on 07/08/2014 7:30:30 AM PDT by Nepeta
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To: PoloSec

So basically its a choice between Clinton and Warren.


14 posted on 07/08/2014 7:30:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Farmer Dean

“If the GOP establishment decides it’s going to be Romney again,then it’s Mitt part 2.They figure the idea of Hillary as president will get us all to vote for him.”

***

Oh. Hell. No.


15 posted on 07/08/2014 7:31:57 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: PoloSec

omgosh! no Romney, no Huckabee, no McCain... please go away!!!!!!!!!!!


16 posted on 07/08/2014 7:32:37 AM PDT 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: cripplecreek

Basically, yeah.


17 posted on 07/08/2014 7:32:51 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Mercat

What’s your point? I was citing Reagan as an example of a winner and one that the GOP should incorporate into their playbook. The GOP hasn’t done well running RINOs so maybe they should try running a conservative. Reagan is not around but his spirit still is.


18 posted on 07/08/2014 7:33:13 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: PoloSec
"...Romney has always accomplished what he's set out to do..."

That would be losing for a third time.

He's struck out twice... he wants an inning-ending third strikeout.

19 posted on 07/08/2014 7:35:06 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Mercat

Well we know Reagan is dead. He didn’t mean literally that Reagan should run again. He meant that a conservative in the mold of Reagan should run for president.


20 posted on 07/08/2014 7:38:16 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: PoloSec

Romney made a lot of mistakes but the biggest was relying too heavily on his sons’ advice. His 5 sons had no real political experience yet Romney took their (poor) advice time and time again. Romney acts and looks phony and stiff in public. He needs to just go away.


21 posted on 07/08/2014 7:38:56 AM PDT by Cry if I Wanna
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To: PoloSec

Figures it’s one from Utah that has this delusion.


22 posted on 07/08/2014 7:40:02 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Gaffer

“Not with my vote.”

Totally agree.

Die, RINOs, die.

Die, die, die, die..........!!!


23 posted on 07/08/2014 7:40:57 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Mercat

“Hello? Reagan is dead.”

Still, better candidate than Mitt.


24 posted on 07/08/2014 7:41:05 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: PoloSec

One term Governor.

Lost the presidential primary to the guy who eventually lost to Obama.

Lost to Obama.

Wondered why Steffie asked him about states banning contraceptives.

Cowered while Candy shuffled through her stack of stuff to find the transcript.

==

Yeah, what a resume.


25 posted on 07/08/2014 7:41:48 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: PoloSec

The man can only win one home states that’s UT he lost in the other states he resides in (MI, MA, NH, and CA)


26 posted on 07/08/2014 7:42:18 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: PoloSec

Romney won’t run so it doesn’t matter. Conservatives did not unify last time which is how Romney got nominated. I see no evidence yet of conservatives getting their act together and rallying behind a single candidate. The only potential unifying candidate I see right now is Ted Cruz. However he will face Rubio and the RNC machine.


27 posted on 07/08/2014 7:43:33 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Farmer Dean

That is usually the point. The other ‘person’ is so bad that any vote for the opposite is still a slide to the left and more .gov.


28 posted on 07/08/2014 7:44:45 AM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: PoloSec

Romney will never be president.

Whatever his faults — and he has many — the most glaring is this: he hasn’t got the will to win.

He could have cut the Kenyan’s throat and bled him out completely with honest but ruthless and well-targeted campaign ads.

He could have left the tyrannical dung beetle squashed and dying on the debate stage like the insect that he is.

But Romney chose not to. Why? Open for debate. Many will say it’s because, in essence, he’s “one of them”. And that may be the case.

But “why” doesn’t really matter. The fact that he’s a bloodless, gutless empty suit who simply believes it’s his turn — but isn’t willing to fight for the prize — means he never WILL win the prize.


29 posted on 07/08/2014 7:52:04 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Starboard
The GOP should try running a conservative now and then. Ronald Reagan comes to mind.

The Gop didn't run Ron Reagan...In fact, the GOP opposed Reagan...

30 posted on 07/08/2014 7:55:09 AM PDT by Iscool
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To: PoloSec

Good luck with that. Better than Hillary or Elizabeth the Indian, but not by much.


31 posted on 07/08/2014 8:01:52 AM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: PoloSec

How is Mitt going to explain this return to his pro-abortion position and returning to being against the GOP pro-life party platform after he won the nomination after fighting to convince conservatives that he had switched to pro-life when he started running for president in 2005?

August 27, 2012 CBS interview with Scott Pelley:
PELLEY: Well, the platform as written at this convention for the Republicans does not allow for exceptions on abortion with regard to the health of the mother or rape or incest. Is that where you are?

ROMNEY: No. My position has been clear throughout this campaign. I’m in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest, and the health and life of the mother.


32 posted on 07/08/2014 8:07:10 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: PoloSec

33 posted on 07/08/2014 8:08:07 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: PoloSec

I won’t be voting for him.


34 posted on 07/08/2014 8:08:58 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: PoloSec
If Romney had won in 2012 America would be worth living in again. No Obamacare. Never left Iraq unprotected. Etc, etc. Only the ignorant put Romney down because the IQ level is about 5 high school grade Lots of mouth but no real reason. The communists Democrats threw everything they could to destroy Romney, that tell an intelligent person whats up!
35 posted on 07/08/2014 8:30:26 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: PoloSec
If Romney had won in 2012 America would be worth living in again. No Obamacare. Never left Iraq unprotected. Etc, etc. Only the ignorant put Romney down because their IQ level is about 5th high school grade. Lots of mouth but no real reason. The communists Democrats threw everything they could to destroy Romney, that tells an intelligent person whats up!
36 posted on 07/08/2014 8:33:13 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: PoloSec

I think it’s very unlikely he can win the nomination.
And if he did, he’d lose in November 2016.
It’s going to take an inspiring candidate to beat the Dems, and Mitt ain’t it.


37 posted on 07/08/2014 8:38:30 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Just great. Another Bob Dole, Bob Dole election.


38 posted on 07/08/2014 8:55:45 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: PoloSec

he might run again..

but he won’t win.

You think conservatives sat it out last go around. you ain’t seen nothing yet.


39 posted on 07/08/2014 9:05:28 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: latina4dubya

add Bush to your list as well.


40 posted on 07/08/2014 9:06:54 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Iscool

Were you around in July of 1980? Do you recall the GOP National Convention? Here’s a fact: Reagan won in a landslide.


41 posted on 07/08/2014 9:08:36 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Logical me

we would have national Romneycare and it’d pull the R party down like it is the D party..

Not that the R is not doing a good enough job destroying their own party already.


42 posted on 07/08/2014 9:10:11 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: cableguymn
add Bush to your list as well.

i thought his comment might come up... i have two reasons for not including him on my list... one is, he has never run for President, and my list was made up of Republicans who previously have thrown their hats in the race... the second reason is, i really do not think he has a snowball's chance in hell to be the nominee...

43 posted on 07/08/2014 9:18:34 AM PDT 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: PoloSec

We need a solid conservative FIGHTER this time, and that’s not Romney on either count. I think he’s a good man and would have been several orders of magnitude less damaging to America than 0bama, but we need a president who will be willing to go for the entrenched bureaucracy’s blood. I won’t vote for him in the primary.


44 posted on 07/08/2014 9:19:48 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: PoloSec

I think Mitt is going to run also. He is likely wearing Ann down to give him the go ahead. Men know how to get around their wives. Its going to create a terrible problem for guys like Cruz and Perry. Who can compete with Mitt’s money and the big donors who would have backed Jeb will be happy to go with Mitt.


45 posted on 07/08/2014 9:33:26 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



46 posted on 07/08/2014 9:45:27 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: PoloSec

Bull Shiite!


47 posted on 07/08/2014 9:57:35 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Iscool
The Gop didn't run Ron Reagan...In fact, the GOP opposed Reagan...

Let's not forget that one of the leaders of that "Republican" group who opposed all things Reagan was George Romney. Mitt is a natural heir to the liberal wing of the Republican Party - he got his politics from his family.

Such a bone-headed stunt as a Draft Romney movement could doom the Republican Party. Re-nominating Romney might be enough to entice Palin, Cruz, or some other viable, legitimate conservative to agree to run as a third-party candidate. Could a conservative win in a three-way race with Hillary and Romney? Probably not but he or she could be competitive. It would be interesting to see how a sincere, energetic, personable conservative (like Palin or Cruz) would fare again two politically tone-deaf empty suits like Romney and Hillary. But what is certain in this scenario is that the Republican Party would become Humpty Dumpty and all the king's men and all the king's horses could not put it back together again.

48 posted on 07/08/2014 10:00:45 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: latina4dubya

he can’t win. your right. that is why the MSM/Rats will select him for the gop.


49 posted on 07/08/2014 10:03:54 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: TexasCajun

I’d rather see Jason run.

Ted Cruz & Jason.

Or Ted Cruz & Scott Walker


50 posted on 07/08/2014 10:07:37 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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