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

Posted on 08/03/2014 11:24:35 AM PDT by PoloSec

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. Senate hopefuls in Iowa and New Hampshire are eager for him to return before November’s midterms, while Romney is weighing trips to other Senate battlegrounds. At least one high-profile Senate campaign said it has produced a television advertisement featuring Romney ready to air in the fall.

“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. He added: “Candidates, campaigns and donors in competitive races are calling saying, ‘Can we get Mitt here?’ They say, ‘We’ve looked at the polling, and Mitt Romney moves the needle for us.’ That’s somewhat unexpected for someone who lost the election.”

For a party without a consensus leader — nor a popular elder statesman like Democratic former president Bill Clinton — Romney is stepping forward in both red and blue states to fill that role for the GOP.

“There’s a pretty big void in the party right now for national leaders, and Romney’s in a unique position, having been around the track, to help fill that void,” said Scott Reed, a veteran GOP strategist who oversees the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s political operation.

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MSM beginning to push Romney, it will become more intense...
1 posted on 08/03/2014 11:24:35 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

FUMR!!


2 posted on 08/03/2014 11:25:39 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: PoloSec

YOU ARE THERE

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


3 posted on 08/03/2014 11:26:06 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: PoloSec

Oh boy. The GOPe Freepers must be ecstatic.


4 posted on 08/03/2014 11:28:40 AM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: PoloSec

Oh, joy - just what we need - Obama lite, and his RINO freak show. Go away Mitt. You are more deadly than a swig of hemlock.


5 posted on 08/03/2014 11:29:02 AM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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To: PoloSec

This shows the bankruptcy of the Republican Party.


6 posted on 08/03/2014 11:34:32 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: Diogenesis

Braying jacka** Ma**holes! Close your mouth Willard, you’re drawing flies.


7 posted on 08/03/2014 11:39:25 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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8 posted on 08/03/2014 11:39:57 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: PoloSec
Romney is NOT in demand. So the MSM wants to push the LOSER because they know
what happened the last time, people stayed home and let the RATs win.

Why not rinse and repeat, it worked last time.

Get lost Romney!

9 posted on 08/03/2014 11:40:13 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: PoloSec

10 posted on 08/03/2014 11:40:38 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: PoloSec

11 posted on 08/03/2014 11:43:16 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: PoloSec
Romney might make a decent "almost President." Let him travel with future Congressmen to remind people of how a President should comport himself, of what skill looks like.

Mind you, I'm not suggesting that Romney run again. I'm just suggesting that he makes a stark contrast from Obama in people's minds of what a President should be.

-PJ

12 posted on 08/03/2014 11:47:20 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: PoloSec
More likely it's the GOP-E backroom boys who're falling back on Plan C after Christie crashed and burned, and then JEB went no where.

Rove and company all have the NYTs, Wapo, LATimes, etc. staff writers and opinion columnists on speed dial.

13 posted on 08/03/2014 11:54:35 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: PoloSec

Romney on demand? Who’s demanding this? Obama, the left?


14 posted on 08/03/2014 11:57:44 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: PoloSec

Romney, Clintoon, Obama... Little difference..
Bush had a slight difference hard to see though..


15 posted on 08/03/2014 12:00:17 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: PoloSec

The GOP is dead, this confirms it.


16 posted on 08/03/2014 12:00:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PoloSec

Romney. Like a recurring rash.


17 posted on 08/03/2014 12:02:53 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: hosepipe

Slavery.... the new normal...
Your vote is slave candy..


18 posted on 08/03/2014 12:04:40 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe

Get used to it..................


19 posted on 08/03/2014 12:05:32 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: PoloSec
BIOYA GOPE
20 posted on 08/03/2014 12:08:29 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: PoloSec

Fk MR.....


21 posted on 08/03/2014 12:14:11 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: PoloSec

Here we go. He stands ZERO chance at the nomination and less to be elected. One of the worst presidential candidates in modern history. Also, a horrible governor, etc. Quite the looser.


22 posted on 08/03/2014 12:43:49 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: PoloSec
***For a party without a consensus leader — nor a popular elder statesman like Democratic former president Bill Clinton...***

Bill Clinton a statesman? Mr. Costa and Mr. Rucker need a Webster dictionary.

23 posted on 08/03/2014 12:46:04 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Tennessee Nana; deadrock

LOL!

You capture my sentiments too!

(Please, keep this handy, as we are loaded up to our gills with FREEPERS for the ESTABLISHMENT everywhere, still lovin’ more of that RINO treachery against the Republic.)


24 posted on 08/03/2014 1:16:22 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: PoloSec

He or someone like him will end up being the GOPe candidate again if the balkanized one or two issue “conservatives” out there don’t come to a consensus on a real candidate.

If they go for the possibly imperfect conservative and don’t “take their toys and go home” because the non-GOPe candidates aren’t perfect on every issue or their pet issues then we might have a chance this time.

Too many who are willing to say screw the nation and the Constitution if they don’t get exactly what they want on one or two issues special to them.

Are they going to stand up to try to reestablish the entire Constitution or walk away because there is not a perfect candidate to fit their issues. They are a gift to the GOPe and their democrat party buddies.


25 posted on 08/03/2014 1:30:17 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: PoloSec

He’s baaaaack!


26 posted on 08/03/2014 2:45:52 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: PoloSec

It’s his turn, yak know. /s


27 posted on 08/03/2014 2:55:07 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: RIghtwardHo
Conservatives have not fielded many good candidates for POTUS. We now have Cruz...(I guess Cruz holds all the conservatives' marbles) and no one else.

For the 2016 campaign, it's Cruz or bust.

28 posted on 08/03/2014 3:38:26 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: Political Junkie Too

The problem is that Romney is one of the shadiest most despicable men to ever represent the GOP, we don’t need a pathological liar, whose goal it is to defeat conservatism and get revenge against the people that he blames for opposing his families political ambitions for his entire life, being the face of the GOP.


29 posted on 08/03/2014 3:38:30 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: PoloSec
Dementia.

What if they kept pulling the same ruse over and over again and the same people continued to fall for it?

30 posted on 08/03/2014 3:40:07 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: RJS1950

Single issue conservatives and their “pet” issues?

You liberals never give up do you, were you happy that after winning the nomination, Mitt Romney switched back to being pro-abortion?


31 posted on 08/03/2014 3:41:08 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: ansel12

You liberals?

Are you kidding. I’m not talking about Romney here. Romney came from the GOPe because the pet issues, so called conservatives balkanized themselves over those issues and simply walked away without trying to come to a consensus and support any conservative candidate because they didn’t or seemingly didn’t meet some deal-breaking criteria. The same thing is happening now. Whether it is Dr. Ben Carson, or Palin, or someone else, these people will push them aside as a viable candidate because of one or two differences or when the MSM and the democrats start spreading their rumors and lies. Right now Cruz is looking pretty good but before long some rumor, lie or statement will cause them to be cast aside as a viable candidate. We’ve got some good possible candidates out there. Unless all of these voters who handed the decision over to the GOPe in the last two elections come to a consensus of support for the candidate who best (not necessarily perfectly) supports the Constitution and the values of the Republic, then the decision will just be handed over to a GOPe loser again.

If anyone is supporting liberals it single issue, so-called conservatives who will never agree on a candidate to get behind because nobody will be able to fulfill their view of perfection.

Go ahead, start trashing and abandoning good candidates early on and in the end you will see the nomination of a Mitt Romney or a Jeb Bush.


32 posted on 08/03/2014 7:47:30 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

Yep, just a liberal that doesn’t like conservatives and wants to promote liberal candidates, while he slurs conservatives.


33 posted on 08/03/2014 7:54:12 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: ansel12

I see a pattern here dip-wad. If you criticize single-issue voters then you are a liberal; just like you are a racist if you criticize the Kenyan.

I’m not slurring real conservatives, those who take the time to consider all the conservative, non-GOPe candidates based on their support of the Constitution and I mean all of the Constitution. I’m calling out those who think they are conservative by waiting for their single perfect and ideal candidate to the detriment of reestablishing the Constitution the democrats have been tearing apart.

It’s about the whole Constitution and not just your favorite parts you wankers.


34 posted on 08/03/2014 8:06:19 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

To: RJS1950
Single issue conservatives and their “pet” issues?

You liberals never give up do you, were you happy that after winning the nomination, Mitt Romney switched back to being pro-abortion?

31 posted on 8/3/2014 3:41:08 PM by ansel12


35 posted on 08/03/2014 8:07:45 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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