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Mitt Romney mulls presidential run, canít hide from the Mass. health mandate he signed into law
The Fall River Herald News / The Associated Press ^ | December 18, 2010 | Glen Johnson, AP Political Writer

Posted on 12/18/2010 10:22:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

BOSTON — Republican Mitt Romney is finding it hard to avoid comparisons between the Massachusetts health insurance mandate he signed into law and the federal version enacted by President Barack Obama as he weighs another presidential run.

A federal judge struck down the Obama mandate last week, and appeals of that ruling and other court challenges are likely to wend their way to the Supreme Court during the next two years, legal experts say....

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


TOPICS: Massachusetts; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; bigdigromney; cheaterromney; dnc4romney; gaymarriagemitt; massachusetts; msm4romney; obama4romney; obamacare; poorloserromney; romney; romney4obamacare; romney4tarp; romney4truthers; romneycare; romneydeathpanels; romneyillegals; romneyisineligible; romneythrewelection; rove4romney; saboteurromney; shapeshifterromney; spoilerromney
Why is he even wasting his time?
1 posted on 12/18/2010 10:22:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What does this person stand for?


2 posted on 12/18/2010 10:24:37 PM PST by allmost
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His pet health care project is the political death of him in this environment.

I don’t know why he even tries....


3 posted on 12/18/2010 10:31:13 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Willard is a RAT.
4 posted on 12/18/2010 10:44:44 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt could save himself a grundle of money and the carpal tunnels of everyone who comments on government from a Conservative viewpoint by just saying “No” to a run for POTUS.


5 posted on 12/18/2010 11:05:16 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

yes...get out!


6 posted on 12/18/2010 11:07:20 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney might have a role in Sarah’s administration, but the last thing we need to undo the catastrophic mess created by Obamao is a two-faced, professional politician.


7 posted on 12/18/2010 11:08:41 PM PST by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney mulls presidential run, can’t hide from the $50 abortions he signed into law


8 posted on 12/18/2010 11:19:59 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Realistic choices for Mitt:

1) run as a democrat
2) spend 20 years acting like Palin, then run


9 posted on 12/18/2010 11:48:09 PM PST by ROTB (Sans Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia when we finally revolt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With the emergence of the Tea Party, the Republican base has shifted right. Presidential primaries are going to be not so fun for ‘moderates’ or false conservatives.


10 posted on 12/19/2010 12:02:15 AM PST by lurk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Mitt really wants a chance at the Presidency that doesn’t end up with him wasting a lot of money he should consider coming out early in support of Palin and bowing out this go around. He might even get the VP nod. He won’t do it but of course politicians aren’t good at being selfless. Mitt’s problem is Mitt. He had opportunity after opportunity to say he was wrong on Health care. If he hasn’t been definitive up to now then he just doesn’t understand. McCain did understand and once he backed off of amnesty he managed to pull off the primary win. However just like McCain Mitt also has a problem with rising to greatness. People would have loved to follow an old warrior who they sensed was given 100% to the fight. People love to follow a tested business man in the time of economic turmoil but Romney just doesn’t get it. You don’t win hearts and minds by going with the flow, you don’t become great by floating downstream. Obama even with his nearly universal political flaws grasped the reality that lack of conviction and power in one’s message is fatal. People sense when someone is not really in the game with them.
Right now there is only one candidate that is likely to run who carries real grassroots ammunition and that is Palin.
The smart politician will be the one who takes the smart route and helps build on and take advantage of the phenomenon that is Palin because they win nothing in trying to tear her down but certain scorn and a legion of essential voters who will spit on their political graves before voting for them.


11 posted on 12/19/2010 12:12:46 AM PST by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I couldn’t find one quote from Romney in the article to suggest that he’s mulling a run, so I guess this is a pretty good article slamming him for the unmistakable similarities in obamacare & romneycare...lol.
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12 posted on 12/19/2010 12:18:58 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dude! Don’t do it!

I will be one of a long list of people who go out of their way to make you a laughing stock.

I will ridicule you and I vow to never ever support the Republicans again should you find support among the country clubbers.


13 posted on 12/19/2010 12:35:08 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Maelstorm

Fuhgetaboutit...


14 posted on 12/19/2010 12:36:21 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

‘The political toxicity was evident even before the bill-signing, as Kennedy described the reaction of Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who would go on to beat Romney for the 2008 Republican nomination, as the liberal icon headed to Boston for the ceremony.

“He said to me, ‘Make sure you put both arms around Mitt, will you Ted?”’ Kennedy told The Associated Press.’

Bhawawa!!!


15 posted on 12/19/2010 12:47:10 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: pallis
Romney might have a role in Sarah’s administration

No way. Don't expect that. She won't surround herself with con men. She knows how to read them!
16 posted on 12/19/2010 1:02:19 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: onyx; 2ndDivisionVet; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP

17 posted on 12/19/2010 1:15:18 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: PhilDragoo

You have him nailed!


18 posted on 12/19/2010 1:27:13 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: allmost

Pretty simple there allmost,
Mitt Romney stand for one thing and one thing only, getting his sorry ass elected.
Like a jelyfish he has no spine.


19 posted on 12/19/2010 2:37:53 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Joe Boucher

I’ve never really given a rat’s a$$ about Romney. Asking a question seemed appropriate.


20 posted on 12/19/2010 2:48:25 AM PST by allmost
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His time has expired, as has Obama’s with Health Care Laws. There was moment in the distant past when American could consider $pending on programs like this, but the curtain has been thrown back exposing the fracade of $aving$ and we are becoming educated as tax payers to the woes of more expenditures. He could have made his arugement in 2008 but 2012 this pillar on which to run, like Obama’s Greecian pillars are toppled as lies.


21 posted on 12/19/2010 3:28:00 AM PST by Jumper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why is he even wasting his time?

Well, Mittens perfected his hair-do, and his golf game is coming along nicely. What else is there to do other than permanently run for POTUS?

Sure, he could work on developing a cohesive set of principles and positions, but that would require effort and goodness knows, he wants to avoid breaking a sweat.

Can't risk messing up the hair, you know.

22 posted on 12/19/2010 3:39:11 AM PST by mountainbunny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The left would love to see Mitt on the ticket.

We can't let them nominate our candidate this time. We need a conservative.

Mitt doesn't come close to fitting that description.

23 posted on 12/19/2010 3:43:12 AM PST by Allegra (I painted fuchsia stripes on my elbows.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Goal? Like Rogich, Romney is an IMPOSTER (like Obama)
and supports fascism (HIS, like Obama)
and refuses to let citizens vote over his whim (like Obama).

Mitt RomneyCARE - For When the GOP Really, Really Must Lose
and pull Defeat from the Jaws of Certain Victory


24 posted on 12/19/2010 4:46:08 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: pallis
pallis" Romney might have a role in Sarah’s administration"

Should every woman raped or assaulted forever serve under her attacker, too?
Should every murderer of a husband have access to
victim's family and wife when he deems it, too?


The backstabber Romney (hated by conservatives worldwide)
threw Elections 2008 and 2010, already, for his Obama.

In 2008, the McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts. in some polls, days prior to the election.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney once again
had his backstabbing TeamROMNEY
attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008 to the DNC.


Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


"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?"



25 posted on 12/19/2010 4:55:13 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess when you’re a dilettante you and you have tons of money you have plenty of time on your hands.


26 posted on 12/19/2010 5:23:36 AM PST by VeeP22
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To: KoRn

I’m not a Romney backer.

However, it must be pointed out that when he was the Governer that the MA House and Senate were majority Democrat. THEY put together the MA health care program and even if Romney had vetoed the bill they would have overridden his veto with their votes.

I think the man is being wrongly blamed for the so-called “Romney Care”, because he couldn’t stop it.

GW Bush faced the same situation in the last two years of his Presidency, because the Democrat party controlled both the House and Senate and could overrule any veto he made.

Must be a terrible feeling to be Prez and know that you don’t have the power.


27 posted on 12/19/2010 5:31:58 AM PST by octex
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To: allmost

That depends on what you want. Let Myth know what you’d like and today he’ll agree with you. Tomorrow? Depends how the wind is blowing.


28 posted on 12/19/2010 5:35:33 AM PST by JPG (A new sheriff is on her way and she's ready to cleanup Dodge.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No Mitt, no freakin’ way! And no Huckabee either!


29 posted on 12/19/2010 5:37:41 AM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: octex

“THEY put together the MA health care program and even if Romney had vetoed the bill they would have overridden his veto with their votes.”

If he really opposed it, he should have vetoed it and made them override it. The fact that he didn’t speaks poorly of him.


30 posted on 12/19/2010 5:51:22 AM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: octex
This was Romney's in total.

Romney USED the citizens of Massachusetts (and NH)
for his little "experiments". He said so.

Gov. Romney, in another of his “hit and runs”
managed to even raise taxes on New Hampshire residents
while Gov. of Massachusetts.


31 posted on 12/19/2010 5:53:45 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He guessed passing MassCare would give him a leg up with independents who put McCain over the top in the primaries.

Guess again, Mitt.

32 posted on 12/19/2010 5:54:09 AM PST by AU72
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt needs to find a job. A non-political job, somewhere far away. Either that or to retire to a desert isle. Mr. Romney’s already cooked that political goose.


33 posted on 12/19/2010 5:55:21 AM PST by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: octex
I think the man is being wrongly blamed for the so-called “Romney Care”, because he couldn’t stop it.

That spin is sooo 2007.

Romney has since defended the law on many occasions, promoted it as a better alternative to Obamacare, and refused to acknowledge its many problems.

So that dog doesn't hunt.

34 posted on 12/19/2010 6:02:56 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

RINO RHYMES WITH FIASCO.


35 posted on 12/19/2010 6:35:56 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete

In my opinion there is no male Republican that has that all around accaptability factor including the celebrity factor, that can put forth a serious effort to become President. That male person has not yet appeared on the political scene. That leaves, like it or not, Sarah Palin. Think what you will of Sarah Palin, she is a lot smarter than the press would have you believe. Considering her access to the best adisors money can buy, she would make as good a President as anyone on the political horizon. She has celebrity, star power, a great following, she is a great speaker with much more political experience than Barry.

Her only weakness that I can see is she has principles and would not stoop to some of the political tricks employed by Obama and the Democrats, Pelosi Ried et al.

On the other gand she is a real person who has the interests of the country at heart, in my opinion she’s a winner. The female counterpart of Ronal Reagan.


36 posted on 12/19/2010 8:08:19 AM PST by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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To: Diogenesis

Okay, but just so you know, when I say something like Romney might have a role in Sarah’s administration it isn’t because I am advocating that, it’s because I am insulting Romney. I’ve posted the same sort of thing about fifty times, every time I read some garbage about Romney having a place for Sarah.

“Should every woman raped or assaulted forever serve under her attacker, too?
Should every murderer of a husband have access to
victim’s family and wife when he deems it, too?”

Stranger things happen in politics every day. Besides, should Romney wind up in Sarah’s administration, this is a question you would have to ask her, not me.

“McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts. in some polls”

The sabotage of McCain’s campaign began before it started. As soon as Sarah started turning it around she was attacked from the inside. I don’t know which polls had McCain up 10 points, but it would be a good poll to ignore in the future.


37 posted on 12/19/2010 9:47:30 AM PST by pallis
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To: pallis
pallis : "when I say something like Romney might have a role in Sarah’s administration ...
I’ve posted the same sort of thing about fifty times,"

That makes you a RomneyBOT about fifty times over.


38 posted on 12/19/2010 10:03:11 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: greyfox

I agree with everything you say. Of course, I wish she had two terms as governor as Reagan did—but so be it. I really prefer ex-governors who actually have executive experience. Can you imagine how much more destructive Obama would be if he knew how to manage? Thank our lucky stars he is as incompetent as he is—he has already set us on a path to become a socialist state.

On the Republican side, what governors have the name recognition and conservative credentials that Palin does?

Mitch Daniels? Hale Barbour? Huckabee? The rest of them are representatives and senators: Newt, Pence, Paul, Ryan?
They all have fatal flaws.

Newt already proved he can’t manage. Good brain, but he let the Dems trap him. In fact, he helped them set it. Ryan needs to become a governor first. Pence is a good man, but it’s too much of a jump from REP to POTUS. He should primary Richard Lugar.

Sarah is the frontrunner.


39 posted on 12/19/2010 10:17:11 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Diogenesis

“That makes you a RomneyBOT about fifty times over.”

You are an idiot.


40 posted on 12/19/2010 11:14:08 AM PST by pallis
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To: octex

When you put you name on something (signing it into law) you own it.


41 posted on 12/20/2010 11:03:25 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney: Just go away.............)
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To: ROTB

The guy could win as a Dim..........


42 posted on 12/20/2010 11:10:12 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hell.....I just posted that Mitt could win as a Dim!!

I predict he will run as a Democrat!!

43 posted on 12/20/2010 11:11:07 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: octex

However, it must be pointed out that when he was the Governer that the MA House and Senate were majority Democrat. THEY put together the MA health care program and even if Romney had vetoed the bill they would have overridden his veto with their votes.


So why didn’t he do just that?


44 posted on 12/20/2010 12:02:50 PM PST by Brookhaven (Moderates = non-thinkers)
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