Skip to comments.GOP Rep: I Think Romney ‘Will Be The Next President Of The United States’
Posted on 07/08/2014 9:50:53 AM PDT by Red Badger
Despite his continuous denials, some still believe that Mitt Romney will run for president in 2016.
Speaking to MSNBC on Monday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, went one step further saying that the former Massachusetts governor will be occupying the White House after the next presidential election.
I think he actually is going to run for president. He probably doesnt want me to say that. A hundred times he says hes not, but Mitt Romney has always accomplished what he has set out to do, Chaffetz told MSNBC. I think hes proven right on a lot of stuff. I happen to be in the camp that thinks that hes actually going to run and I think he will be the next president of the United States.
A recent poll from Quinnipiac University found that 45 percent of American voters believed the U.S. would have been better off with Romney as president, compared to 38 percent who stated the U.S. would be in worse shape. The same poll also found that 33 percent of voters believe President Barack Obama is the worst president since 1945.
Romney was in New Hampshire last week, campaigning for Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown.
Romney insisted he would not pursue a third White House bid but called on voters to punish Obama by giving Republicans the Senate majority this fall.
I know that the president is not on the ballot this November, but the people of New Hampshire have a chance to vote on what they think about the presidents agenda, Romney told hundreds of people who showed up at the rally.
The day was supposed to be focused on Browns quest to defeat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen this fall, part of a larger Republican push to pick up the six seats needed to claim the Senate majority for the final two years of Obamas presidency. But Romneys return to the state where he began and ended his last presidential campaign loomed over the event.
The rally took place at Scammans Bittersweet Farm, the same location where the former Massachusetts governor formally launched his second presidential campaign three years earlier.
We had an election in 2012 in which clearly the wrong person won, former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu said to cheers.
Romney was mobbed by supporters some wore T-shirts from his last campaign after his brief remarks. Several people encouraged him to launch another presidential campaign. As he has done consistently in recent months, Romney insisted he had no interest. He said the Republican Party would likely have 14 or 15 candidates to pick from.
Im going to get behind the one who I think has the best chance of winning, he said and later added, Well get someone who can win.
Romney dominated his Republican opponents in New Hampshires 2012 presidential primary on his way to capturing the GOP nomination, but he lost to Obama by more than 5 percentage points in the general election.
Romneys loss to Obama effectively pushed him into political exile. But he has been playing a growing role in national Republican affairs ahead of the November midterm elections. So far this year, he has endorsed more than 30 candidates running for statewide office or for Congress in two dozen states, although he has appeared publicly in only a handful.
Brown noted Romneys special relationship with New Hampshire, where the former Massachusetts governor has a summer home.
New Hampshire knows Mitt Romney very, very well, and not just because he won the presidential primary here, he said. We know him as the upright and capable man who we wish were president right now.
Browns advisers see Romney as a unifying force for New Hampshire Republicans still divided about Browns candidacy. The former Massachusetts senator formally moved to the state several months ago. And his moderate positions on social issues and gun laws irk some conservatives.
Asked whether he still had the presidential bug ahead of 2016, Romney kept the focus on Brown.
I got the bug to help Scott thats about it, he said.
But how will he get Hillary or Joe Biden to pick him as VP?
Then we are as finished as we would be if Hillary wins.
Paging the “Not this crap again” guy.
I know he intends to run. I saw the pieces being arranged when his niece was named to take the RNC slot vacated when Terri Land stepped down to run for the senate seat.
He can do it without me.
Maybe his lucky underwear will come thru for him this time?...................
Why is it news what some GOP rep thinks. So sick of msm making headlines out of any statement they want to turn into news.
The GOPe are truly insane. They must want a 50 state RAT sweep.
...that says it all
Good for a laff or two.....I don’t make the news, I just report it..............
It’s a Morman thing.
Great, then we’ll be trading a camel turd for a horse turd.
Is there any way to get excrement out of the oval office altogether?
Great, then well be trading a horse turd for a camel turd.
Is there any way to get excrement out of the oval office altogether?
heaven help us if we’re stupid enough to nominate him again. remember: rich, New England liberals don’t win national elections
I hope not!
Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present Generation to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.
- John Adams
ONLY ROMNEY TANKED AN ENTIRE STATE'S ECONOMY.
Here are the facts from CATO.
"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."
[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]
Ah but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
These Reps are so stupid it hurts.
If you cannot differentiate between Bush and Obama, you do not have the cognitive capacity to differentiate. Who cares about your mindless opinion?
I’m sorry to say it but the anti Romney fanaticism and especially the anti Mormonism, had a profoundly negative effect on FR.
As for America, we’ll it’s being destroyed by Obama. But keep worrying about Romney.
Let’s hope not.
A liberal has a tough time with reality.
A mormon has a tough time with reality.
A liberal mormon is basically insane. Case in point Harry Reid.
Romney would be even worse because he is a liberal mormon thinking he is a conservative.
“neocon”1984 says it all.
The cognitive dissonance.must be stultifying..................
Where's your proof of this statement??? Romney's candidacy had a profoundly negative effect on voters, which is the reason a bunch of them stayed home!
obamacare is modeled on Romneycare;that is reason enough to not vote for Romney.
Thanks for posting this one legislator’s opinion.
Would I be amazed for Mitt to get the nomination again. No I would not and here is why.
We will also have the conservative vote split up by a lot of yesterday’s “also-rans” including Santorum, Newt and the like. With no consensus and a big field the Palin or Cruz type strong candidate will not emerge.
A generation ago, he would've been a centerist Democrat. I'd personally be happy if most of the Democrat Party supported someone like Romney, but they've gone so far left he looks right.
Good man, but not inspiring. His campaign was all about economic recovery. If he had talked about the constant decline of the country, I might have listened to him a bit more.
Wow! He might get as many electoral votes a McGovern did!
I don't like it that we now only have one political party in two versions.
And Democrat Lite —”less filling, more B.S.!
Now with that great taste of Socialism and Despair!”
Love ya, Jason-—but no way.
Here let me do it. Bush was a Big Government Liberal much like LBJ who expanded the federal government, added agencies to it who would later turn against us, and appointed Liberal friends to run it all. His friends like USAG Gonzales tried his best to establish government databases on We The People's legal activities.
Bush was the main man who paved the way for the abuses of Obama we live under today. He was the turd who also swung the doors to Mexico wide open because of his NAFTA Crap. Oh and Bush was also the man who in 2000 said he and Mr. Gore were not far apart on most issues. The Nation Building US Chamber of Commerce Chimp. There you have it. That is the factual difference between the two men.
Old American Tradition—If you are cheated out of the White House—Run again and win—Who can say Mittens wasn’t cheated? Who can say he would have been a better president than Obama? (remember the I will cancel Obamacare on the first day in office?). Would he be a great president??? I don’t know—whould he be good for business—YES. Give him a Tea Party House and Senate and he will go to town. Romney Should be President after the bum rap he got in 2012. Who ever gets in will face the long knives of the Liberal Communist Press.
Very well stated. I agree with it. I wasn’t sharp enough to make this connection with arthurus initial post. That must be why some people here and elsewhere say that I am sharp as marble. Ha
That's the problem. He would have a pen and phone too. That is not how our Constitutional government was set up to work. Romney is another North East Liberal Elitist like the so called "Texas" Bush clan. No thanks none for me. Get another POTUS in the Whitehouse is America First and not the sock puppet of the one united party system of government lobbyist.
Same here. I've had arguments with Republicans who voted for Obama in 2012, thinking him the better choice than Romney. Republicans! The democrats are more anti-Romney for sure, so he won't win them over. Romney needs to go away.
I think Mitt’s going to run also. He’s still trying to talk Ann into it. If he does run he will really screw up Perry and Cruz because the GOPe big money boys will jump on the bandwagon for MItt. I hope he doesn’t run but I would not count on it.
There he is!
The Democrats and the Libertarians would love to see Mitt Romney run again. The opposition research has already been done and all that they would have to do is recycle it.
Sadly many want to tell us we aren’t conservatives because we don’t bother to hate Romney. Or for many of them it’s because I don’t bother to hate W or the elder Bush.
When I say that Romney ran on a very conservative platform, they say well Romney is a liar. Certainly he is a politician.
Anyways long story short, Obama is an incredibly arrogant and dangerous leftist president, Hilary is just as bad and possibly even more incompetent, certainly she and Bill are just as corrupt. And if they run Elizabeth Warren we are straight into George McGovern radical fantasy land.
Been following politics a long time, I have never seen this country take as bad a turn as is occurring under Obama. I don’t have time to hate most republicans.
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