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GOP Rep: I Think Romney ‘Will Be The Next President Of The United States’
washington.cbslocal.com ^ | 07-08-14 | Staff

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 doesn’t want me to say that. A hundred times he says he’s not, but Mitt Romney has always accomplished what he has set out to do,” Chaffetz told MSNBC. “I think he’s proven right on a lot of stuff. I happen to be in the camp that thinks that he’s 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 president’s agenda,” Romney told hundreds of people who showed up at the rally.

The day was supposed to be focused on Brown’s 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 Obama’s presidency. But Romney’s return to the state where he began and ended his last presidential campaign loomed over the event.

The rally took place at Scamman’s 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.

“I’m going to get behind the one who I think has the best chance of winning,” he said and later added, “We’ll get someone who can win.”

Romney dominated his Republican opponents in New Hampshire’s 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.

Romney’s 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 Romney’s 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.”

Brown’s advisers see Romney as a unifying force for New Hampshire Republicans still divided about Brown’s 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 — that’s about it,” he said.


TOPICS: Government; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: romneycare4all; romneycare4ever; romneyv5; romnybotsarise
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1 posted on 07/08/2014 9:50:53 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

But how will he get Hillary or Joe Biden to pick him as VP?


2 posted on 07/08/2014 9:52:19 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Red Badger

Then we are as finished as we would be if Hillary wins.


3 posted on 07/08/2014 9:52:20 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Red Badger

Paging the “Not this crap again” guy.


4 posted on 07/08/2014 9:52:48 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Red Badger

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.


5 posted on 07/08/2014 9:53:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Red Badger

He can do it without me.


6 posted on 07/08/2014 9:53:15 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Red Badger
Why do you keep posting this for the sniveling
coward of a chameleon-carpetbagger man
who put Obama in office TWICE?


"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?"



7 posted on 07/08/2014 9:55:13 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Vigilanteman

Maybe his lucky underwear will come thru for him this time?...................


8 posted on 07/08/2014 9:55:47 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,756 threads and 85,113 replies................)
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To: Red Badger

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.


9 posted on 07/08/2014 9:56:26 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Red Badger; Diogenesis

The GOPe are truly insane. They must want a 50 state RAT sweep.


10 posted on 07/08/2014 9:56:33 AM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: Red Badger
Speaking to MSNBC on Monday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah,

...that says it all

11 posted on 07/08/2014 9:57:21 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Diogenesis

Good for a laff or two.....I don’t make the news, I just report it..............


12 posted on 07/08/2014 9:57:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,756 threads and 85,113 replies................)
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To: Red Badger
Romney is just the guy to continue the Bush-Obama presidency.
I suspect he will run and he will throw the election again. It is what Republicans do. Republicans relish the honor of being recognized by their cronies as deserving the Presidency but they don't actually want to be President. That's for more plebeian types- Democrats, specifically.
Republicans believe in their guts that Democrats are the Legitimate Ruling Party and theat Republicans are an effet coterie of advisors whose function it is to take off the sharpest points of the rough Democrat policies, then get them properly implemented and paid for.
13 posted on 07/08/2014 9:58:10 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

It’s a Morman thing.


14 posted on 07/08/2014 9:59:15 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Red Badger

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?


15 posted on 07/08/2014 10:00:50 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

Oops...

Great, then we’ll be trading a horse turd for a camel turd.

Is there any way to get excrement out of the oval office altogether?


16 posted on 07/08/2014 10:01:28 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne

17 posted on 07/08/2014 10:05:19 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,756 threads and 85,113 replies................)
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To: Red Badger

heaven help us if we’re stupid enough to nominate him again. remember: rich, New England liberals don’t win national elections


18 posted on 07/08/2014 10:05:32 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle

since 1960.............


19 posted on 07/08/2014 10:06:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,756 threads and 85,113 replies................)
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To: Red Badger

I hope not!


20 posted on 07/08/2014 10:07:48 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Red Badger
since 1960.............

And THAT one is debatable.
21 posted on 07/08/2014 10:07:50 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Red Badger

“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


22 posted on 07/08/2014 10:13:30 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Red Badger
You are ill and should get some help
if you think you post the truth about backstabber RomneyBAIN.

ONLY ROMNEY TANKED AN ENTIRE STATE'S ECONOMY.

Here are the facts from CATO.


MITT ROMNEY - THE PROVEN BAD GOVERNOR

"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.]

23 posted on 07/08/2014 10:13:40 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Rome2000
Posterity! I spoke the word, as if a wedding vow.

Ah but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.

24 posted on 07/08/2014 10:16:12 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Vigilanteman

These Reps are so stupid it hurts.


25 posted on 07/08/2014 10:19:01 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: arthurus
Romney is just the guy to continue the Bush-Obama presidency.

If you cannot differentiate between Bush and Obama, you do not have the cognitive capacity to differentiate. Who cares about your mindless opinion?

26 posted on 07/08/2014 10:19:47 AM PDT by neocon1984
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To: Red Badger

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.


27 posted on 07/08/2014 10:22:17 AM PDT by Williams
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To: Red Badger

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.


28 posted on 07/08/2014 10:38:24 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: neocon1984

“neocon”1984 says it all.


29 posted on 07/08/2014 10:44:21 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: ForYourChildren

The cognitive dissonance.must be stultifying..................


30 posted on 07/08/2014 10:44:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,756 threads and 85,113 replies................)
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To: Williams; Jim Robinson
I’m sorry to say it but the anti Romney fanaticism and especially the anti Mormonism, had a profoundly negative effect on FR.

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!

31 posted on 07/08/2014 10:50:40 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Valerie Jarrett warned us they would "get even with those who opposed them"..)
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To: ForYourChildren

Well said!


32 posted on 07/08/2014 10:51:44 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Valerie Jarrett warned us they would "get even with those who opposed them"..)
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To: Williams

obamacare is modeled on Romneycare;that is reason enough to not vote for Romney.


33 posted on 07/08/2014 10:54:51 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Red Badger

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.


34 posted on 07/08/2014 10:57:08 AM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: neocon1984; Williams
Agreed. Romney may be substandard presidential material but he doesn't hate this country or seek to turn it into a totalitarian Marxist sh*thole to the extent that BO or Hillary do. He's not even in the same ballpark. Not even close.

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.

35 posted on 07/08/2014 11:04:42 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: KC Burke
Not unless we unite behind one candidate early. I was here when the Newties were trashing my guy Rick Santorum 24/7. Santorum may not be the perfect conservative but at least he isn't a Newtie Chameleon.
36 posted on 07/08/2014 11:07:06 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Red Badger

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.


37 posted on 07/08/2014 11:12:40 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Red Badger

Wow! He might get as many electoral votes a McGovern did!


38 posted on 07/08/2014 11:18:48 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: sand88
*The GOPe are truly insane. They must want a 50 state RAT sweep.*

I don't like it that we now only have one political party in two versions.

Democrat
And Democrat Lite —”less filling, more B.S.!
Now with that great taste of Socialism and Despair!”

39 posted on 07/08/2014 11:21:20 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Red Badger

Love ya, Jason-—but no way.


40 posted on 07/08/2014 11:29:28 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: neocon1984
If you cannot differentiate between Bush and Obama, you do not have the cognitive capacity to differentiate.

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.

41 posted on 07/08/2014 11:31:55 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: sand88

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.


42 posted on 07/08/2014 11:44:37 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade
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To: cva66snipe; arthurus

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


43 posted on 07/08/2014 11:48:26 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Who can say he would have been a better president than Obama? (remember the I will cancel Obamacare on the first day in office?).

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.

44 posted on 07/08/2014 11:52:21 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: 5thGenTexan
He can do it without me.

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.

45 posted on 07/08/2014 12:22:39 PM PDT by roadcat
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46 posted on 07/08/2014 12:37:49 PM PDT by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Red Badger

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.


47 posted on 07/08/2014 1:28:06 PM 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: Jed Eckert

There he is!


48 posted on 07/08/2014 1:59:29 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Red Badger

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.


49 posted on 07/08/2014 2:01:17 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Vigilanteman

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.


50 posted on 07/08/2014 2:05:52 PM PDT by Williams
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