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As Democrats avoid Obama, Romney is in demand on the midterm campaign trail
Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2014 | By Robert Costa and Philip Rucker

Posted on 08/03/2014 7:09:43 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

President Obama thumped Mitt Romney in the 2012 election, but now their political standings seem reversed. During a summer in which Democratic candidates are keeping their distance from an unpopular president, Romney is emerging as one of the Republican Party’s most in-demand campaign surrogates.

Over three days in mid-August, Romney will campaign for GOP Senate and gubernatorial candidates in West Virginia, North Carolina and Arkansas, aides said. In September, he is planning visits to the presidential swing states of Colorado and Virginia.

Romney is filling up his October schedule, as well.

“Democrats don’t want to be associated with Barack Obama right now, but Republicans are dying to be associated with Mitt Romney,” said Spencer Zwick, a longtime Romney confidant who chaired his national finance council.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; election2014; romney; romneycare; romneycare4ever; romneymarriage; romneypolygamy
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1 posted on 08/03/2014 7:09:43 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The reason for zer0’s second term is in demand??? Brilliant!


2 posted on 08/03/2014 7:11:35 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Someone’s smoking crack.


3 posted on 08/03/2014 7:11:54 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
woulda coulda shoulda.
4 posted on 08/03/2014 7:12:12 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Lots of buyers remorse out there.


5 posted on 08/03/2014 7:13:00 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

REALLY?? In demand by whom???


6 posted on 08/03/2014 7:17:49 AM PDT by madmominct
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obamacare was modeled on Romneycare.
I never wanted either of them.


7 posted on 08/03/2014 7:19:35 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The LAST thing we need is a Romney resurgence, because he never surged in the first place. Enough already. Stay out da Bushes as well.


8 posted on 08/03/2014 7:20:26 AM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It has that JournoList stench to it.


9 posted on 08/03/2014 7:21:00 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh! Yeah! Let the Pubbies re-nominate Romney.

After all, he is the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama in 2008. And, he is the guy who lost to Obama in 2012.

A sure winner — for the Republicans — as far as the Dems/MSM are concerned.


10 posted on 08/03/2014 7:21:46 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
but Republicans are dying...

The sooner the better

11 posted on 08/03/2014 7:23:05 AM PDT by palmer (This comment is not approved or cleared by FDA)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
That right there tells you the problem really is not nor has been Obama and the DEMOgoguebureauCRATS but with the part of this part of the Right that is aligned with this part of the GOP.

Since way back, the issue hasn't been who the DEMOgoguebureauCRATS prop up for election. That's easy. Everybody knows that will be problematic. The issue has always been who the GOP will offer - a true American who will stand up for freedom and what is right, or some "politically expedient" hybrid of what the Left is offering.

12 posted on 08/03/2014 7:24:05 AM PDT by PapaNew (The grace of God & freedom always win the debate over unjust law & government in the forum of ideas)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
So Romney's wife will make him run AGAIN? And the idiots on this side of the isle will buy it again?

As I said on another post, everybody knows the Left is wacko - the problem is with the Right.

13 posted on 08/03/2014 7:27:20 AM PDT by PapaNew (The grace of God & freedom always win the debate over unjust law & government in the forum of ideas)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Excellent GOPe, run to a 3 time loser for support.

This is always about money. And Romney has boatloads of it.


14 posted on 08/03/2014 7:29:14 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“...but Republicans are dying to be associated with Mitt Romney,”

Exactly which Pubbies are?


15 posted on 08/03/2014 7:31:23 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Whatever. The GOPe and the MSM are both trying to boost Romney to run again in 2016 where it is certain he would lose another presidential race. The fact that a number of positive Romney articles are appearing in columns nationwide attests to it.


16 posted on 08/03/2014 7:35:15 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’d guess it’s ones who want to tap into his massive cash hoard.


17 posted on 08/03/2014 7:35:31 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

1%ers at it again!


18 posted on 08/03/2014 7:36:49 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The left will continue to push a loser as the Republican “favorite” as they have over the last few cycles. They know what they’re doing, and the narcissists on the right who are being pushed as “front runner” will believe that they can win and will do whatever they can to get the nomination, thus once again spelling defeat for Republicans.


19 posted on 08/03/2014 7:38:46 AM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

As we all know, in politics, it’s all about the money.
And while a lot of us are scoffing at Caliph Baraq, he’s actually pulling in some huge $$ for Dems at these fund raisers he’s at several times a week.


20 posted on 08/03/2014 7:38:52 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: madmominct

..by Spencer Zwick, a longtime Romney confidant who chaired his national finance council.


21 posted on 08/03/2014 7:41:40 AM PDT by cambyses
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To: Pox

Rove will tell us the third time is the charm, he is the only one that can win.

Wolf...Wolf...Wolf...

We are not listening any more Karl, cash your check and go home, we have a country to save.


22 posted on 08/03/2014 7:46:19 AM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: headstamp 2

OK—Ronmey got rolled by Obamas machine in 2012. Even if you do not like Mittens—he would be a better pressident than Hillary, and she would be better than Obama. He should run again—and run hard.


23 posted on 08/03/2014 7:47:16 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll Onward! Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Love the headline. He should be in demand to campaign for Democrats.


24 posted on 08/03/2014 7:49:27 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Here we go.

The Men Seeking Men media forming ranks to select our nominee.

Hey, Washington Post, are you okay with President Romney ruling by Executive Order?

25 posted on 08/03/2014 7:49:49 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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26 posted on 08/03/2014 7:50:56 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: dowcaet
‘The GOPe and the MSM are both trying to boost Romney to run again in 2016 where it is certain he would lose another presidential race. The fact that a number of positive Romney articles are appearing in columns nationwide attests to it.’

Absolutely right, dowcaet.
The political pump monkeys for Romney are at it again, and, again, they are so obvious and so phoney.
TWB

27 posted on 08/03/2014 7:54:58 AM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin, the Flame of the North)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
As we sit here on this fine Sunday morning and carp among ourselves, Mitt Romney is gathering momentum and in the process of steamrolling - unopposed - to the 2016 GOP nomination.

Where are the other candidates? The 2014 mid-terms are practically upon us and anybody serious about making a 2016 presidential run should be fully engaged by now, raising money, building a social media platform, attending corn husking contests in Iowa and clambakes in New Hampshire.

Could the GOP please get a clue about social media? This is the main reason they have not been able to prevail in some of the recent elections, even though they ran against inferior candidates. They need to out-Twitter, out-Facebook and out-Foursquare the Democrats. Now many conservatives might scoff at that but they need to realize that we are in a new age. Those who are content with "good old dialup" to access the Free Republic and Town Hall forums are stuck in the late 1990s and that approach is not going to get their candidates elected.

28 posted on 08/03/2014 8:00:31 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: nascarnation
Hes found his NICHE....for now he may not are as well at his next gig...


29 posted on 08/03/2014 8:01:46 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There they go again...knowin’ they (Socialist Democrats) are in deep doo doo WaPo tryin’ to push Romney again.

Same tired, old act.


30 posted on 08/03/2014 8:02:26 AM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: tacticalogic

Indeed it does.


31 posted on 08/03/2014 8:05:22 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Illegals Are Getting Flat Screet TV's....NOT TB Screenings!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This is the WP pushing Romney.

Will Romney take the bait and be the media's favorite?

32 posted on 08/03/2014 8:10:57 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Thanks for posting this article. So much negativism about Romney . Too bad he is a decent man who would have done a far better job than Obama. One thing is for certain he would not have broken the law or lied to the American people.


33 posted on 08/03/2014 8:13:39 AM PDT by peekaboo
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

“OK—Ronmey got rolled by Obamas machine in 2012. Even if you do not like Mittens—he would be a better pressident than Hillary, and she would be better than Obama. He should run again—and run hard.”

At the risk of getting burned here, I agree. Sure, I would love to see Ted Cruz ss president, but presidents are elected by majorities in states. A committed ideologue - left or right — has little chance for being elected without a great deal of electoral/campaign deception. And we can see how tht worked out.


34 posted on 08/03/2014 8:13:53 AM PDT by yetidog
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To: hoosierham
Obamacare was modeled on Romneycare.

You are sadly wrong. Obamacare was originated by King Obama and his communists long before Romneycare was in the minds of that State's Democrats and was shoved down Romney's throat with the blessings of the voters. Get it straight, pal.

35 posted on 08/03/2014 8:16:50 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: PapaNew

Enjoy your retirement Mittens.
Now stay there...


36 posted on 08/03/2014 8:18:11 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“Democrats don’t want to be associated with Barack Obama right now, but Republicans are dying to be associated with Mitt Romney,” said Spencer Zwick, a longtime Romney confidant who chaired his national finance council.

Don't show me a pile of s$*@ and tell me it's a chocolate sundae.

37 posted on 08/03/2014 8:29:21 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: yetidog
"At the risk of getting burned here"

Whoever the GOP runs will win, but if a RINO wins conservatives (and Republic) will lose. Right now Cruz is our best hope.

38 posted on 08/03/2014 8:43:14 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Vaquero

Really; I can’t imagine a better way to mobilize the Dem freak show than sending out a wealthy Anglo heterosexual to represent the opposition...


39 posted on 08/03/2014 8:45:47 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
he would be a better pressident than Hillary, and she would be better than Obama. He should run again—and run hard.

What utter garbage.

Mitt is a rabid Statist.

I very reluctantly voted for him in 2012.

NEVER again will I cast a vote for a Statist.

Is that you Karl Rove? The lesser of two evils will not work again. Tell your GOPe pals that Conservatives wont be fooled again.

40 posted on 08/03/2014 8:46:08 AM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

The purists would rather have Obama than vote for the Mormon. Actually I think they’d rather have Hitler or Stalin than vote for the Mormon.


41 posted on 08/03/2014 8:49:12 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: jpsb
Whoever the GOP runs will win

That's what we were saying four years ago. No way would the country re-elect the most incompetent man ever elected to such a high office.

Time for GOP to get serious about social media and start reaching out to the younger generation. The Millennial generation are reaching voting age and entering an economy that has all but been destroyed by rampant liberalism and big government. Conservatives need to shed the image that they are out of touch fuddy-duds who are not prepared to lead and govern in the 21st Century.

42 posted on 08/03/2014 8:51:13 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: ladyjane

Stop insulting the intelligence of ROmney.
The problem is Mr. Romney is a conservative backstabber,
a destroyer of companies for self enrichment,
CREATED the first RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE,
is a Mexican, making Obama’s unvetting moot,
CREATED gay marriage HIMSELF, by HIMSELF
in his war against the Clerks,
destroyed the Mass Constitution and GOP,
and is a limp idiot.

His wife should run for President.
I like her.


43 posted on 08/03/2014 9:17:53 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: ladyjane

We all voted for the idiot. Nobody’s a purist here. The issue is whether we stuck with the two time loser as he guns for three.


44 posted on 08/03/2014 9:39:00 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Day after day we are being fed stories boosting Mitt Romney for President. I wonder who might be behind these efforts.

Mitt Romney and others are pushing for another Mitt Romney candidacy. You should be clear: if Romney is nominated again, he will lose again. In fact, he will probably get fewer votes than last time.

Consider that when you read these articles.

45 posted on 08/03/2014 9:44:12 AM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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46 posted on 08/03/2014 9:44:34 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Please, no.

Romney has bunches of bucks, though, and he’s obviously not going to give up until he’s nominated again. The GOP historically likes candidates who will spend their own money to campaign, so he’s got a good chance. An ambitious idiot who will lose it once again.


47 posted on 08/03/2014 10:06:03 AM PDT by livius
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To: Logical me

David Axelrod claimed Romneycare was the template for Obamacare.
Axelrod worked for obama.
Romney care is regardless, an unwarranted,unconstitutional, socialist, and tryrannical law, as is obamacare.
And both obama and Romney are dangerous cultists albeit obama is the more immediately dangerous.


48 posted on 08/03/2014 10:59:38 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Logical me
Do you make all this stuff up?

RomneyCARE (DEATHCARE by the state)
was IMPOSED by the gay marriage-imposer,
the rat Willard Romney --- before Obamacare.

YOU ARE THERE

THE IMPOSITION OF OBAMACARE/ROMNEYCARE
AND DEATH PANELS BY MYTH ROMNEY,
THE “SWIMMER” AND THEIR TRAINED (INCARCERTED, TESTIFYING) FELON.


49 posted on 08/03/2014 11:22:22 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: SamAdams76

I was not saying that 4 years ago.


50 posted on 08/03/2014 12:41:53 PM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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