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Romney gearing up for 2012 presidential run?
ABC News ^ | Feb 16, 2010

Posted on 02/15/2010 12:36:58 PM PST by presidio9

Is Mitt Romney getting all the pieces together for another run at the White House?

What seems to many as a forgone conclusion may soon become a reality, with the announcement of Matt Rhoades as executive director for Romney's Free and Strong America PAC.

According to an article in Politico, Rhoades, who has served on other presidential campaigns and at the Republican National Committee was communications director for Romney's 2008 run.

With the upcoming release and tour for Romney's new book No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, Romney's 2012 intentions may be one of the worst kept secrets in the country. Incidentally, Romney's book tour will make stops in several key primary states. One tour stop that doesn't fit into the "key" primary category will be Utah, where the former Massachussetts governor and 2002 Winter Olympics leader will visit in March.

----Information from: Politico.com, Boston.com


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1 posted on 02/15/2010 12:36:58 PM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

ABC pimping their favorite Rino hack.


2 posted on 02/15/2010 12:38:02 PM PST by Luke21
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To: presidio9

I thought a news site was supposed to report news. Reporting that Romney is running for President in 2012 is like having a newsflash saying the sky is blue.


3 posted on 02/15/2010 12:39:46 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: presidio9

no thanks


4 posted on 02/15/2010 12:40:13 PM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: 240B; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

Thanks presidio9.


5 posted on 02/15/2010 12:40:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: presidio9
Bear.

Forest.

6 posted on 02/15/2010 12:40:55 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: presidio9
Rommney’s running, you can bet the bank. He will have a few advantages: support of GOP establishment, Big campaign budget, and favorable early primaries.

He will not have the support of Conservatives. It will be interesting to see how the grassroots vs. establishment fairs.

7 posted on 02/15/2010 12:41:02 PM PST by MBB1984
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To: Luke21

I’m not looking to debate you on Romney, but I’d be interested in knowing why you classify him as a”RINO.” Do you have litmus tests, or are you interested in fielding the best candidate?


8 posted on 02/15/2010 12:42:03 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9
Must like to waste money....I'd never vote for him.

NO MORE RINOS!!!

Better yet...

NO MORE PROGRESSIVES
9 posted on 02/15/2010 12:42:16 PM PST by Lucky9teen (The cowards are very very concerned that someone might notice that they are cowards.)
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To: presidio9

Please Lord no, a thousand times no.


10 posted on 02/15/2010 12:42:17 PM PST by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
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To: Lakeshark

You forgot to put “Romney” between the two....


11 posted on 02/15/2010 12:43:39 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Freepmail me to get on the Bourbon ping list.)
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To: Luke21
ABC pimping their favorite Rino hack.

Yup, typical MSM M.O. Prop up the RINOs until they get the nomination and BAM, hit em hard....

12 posted on 02/15/2010 12:44:00 PM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Luke21

I hear Version 3 is going back to being liberal on social issues and focusing on fiscal conservatism. A man for all seasons! So far the GOP field is not exciting me.


13 posted on 02/15/2010 12:44:29 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: presidio9
All you have to do is look at political record when he was governor.
14 posted on 02/15/2010 12:44:33 PM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: presidio9
Romney's new book No Apology: The Case for American Greatness

Romney wrote this like JFK was the "author" of Profiles in Courage.

15 posted on 02/15/2010 12:45:18 PM PST by C19fan
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To: presidio9

Romney is for gun control

And he made slaves of the citizens of massachusetts to the insurance industry.

Is that enough?


16 posted on 02/15/2010 12:45:21 PM PST by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: Luke21

Hey - come on now! Where do you get off being so nice to “Mittens” anyway - sharpen it up a little!

(joking)

Like more than a handful of deluded FReeper trolls care about anything that this backstabbing, squishy, linguini-spined sleaze-monger does.

Why doesn’t “mittens” just take a rocket ride to planet Kolob, and co-rule with L. Ron Hubbard...LOL

A.A.C.


17 posted on 02/15/2010 12:46:27 PM PST by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: presidio9

One can only hope the the GOP (Goofy Old People) will not fall back on their tried and true formula for failure and anoint another guy whose “Turn it Is” like Dole and McCain.


18 posted on 02/15/2010 12:47:02 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: presidio9
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19 posted on 02/15/2010 12:48:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

News would be if he announce he was running as a Democrat, where he belongs.


20 posted on 02/15/2010 12:48:44 PM PST by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: svcw
All you have to do is look at political record when he was governor.

When you are unable to provide a specific example, it looks like haven't studied the argument for yourself, and are instead just parroting back what you have heard others say. I doubt very much that I will ever be voting for Romney, but I wouldn't call him a RINO. He's reliably conservative, with a few exceptions. I'm just wondering if the people with the knee-jerk reactions even understand the context of those exceptions.

21 posted on 02/15/2010 12:49:15 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: Luke21; Clintonfatigued

Mitt’s TOAST! Someone please call his campaign and advise them to not waste their time and money.


22 posted on 02/15/2010 12:49:58 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: presidio9

Good. I look forward to sending back to him empty postage-paid envelopes.


23 posted on 02/15/2010 12:52:14 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

We know that Romney will run and there is a really good chance Palin will run. This will be 1980 redux: Reagan vs Bush Sr. It could be a fight to the finish.


24 posted on 02/15/2010 12:52:33 PM PST by techno
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

“Reporting that Romney is running for President in 2012 is like having a newsflash saying the sky is blue.”

I know. I find myself happy about this. It means he is the Establishment candidate. Palin has to defeat someone, and I will enjoy it a lot more if she shellacks this phony loser than if she just demolishes a nonentity like Pawlenty or Huckabee. Romney is so unappealing and offputting as a candidate that he is the perfect foil for her.


25 posted on 02/15/2010 12:52:54 PM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: presidio9; Luke21
I’d be interested in knowing why you classify him as a”RINO.”

The Real Romney

26 posted on 02/15/2010 12:52:55 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: presidio9

Rumor has Mitt doing the Rudy strategy. Ignore the south and wait for Super Tuesday.

By then, Palin should have it wrapped up.


27 posted on 02/15/2010 12:53:16 PM PST by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: presidio9

Will there be another mass zotting at FR if he should run? Stay tuned.


28 posted on 02/15/2010 12:54:32 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

He couldn’t upset McCain and he regards this as political strength? He probably won’t last long.


29 posted on 02/15/2010 12:55:04 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Of course, he is running. Its his turn in the GOP version of inevitability.


30 posted on 02/15/2010 12:55:06 PM PST by mono
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To: presidio9

Mitt spent upteen millions of his own money in 2008 against a very weak field.

He ended up with a handful of votes.

I suppose if he wants to waste his money again in 2012, he earned it and can spend it as he likes.


31 posted on 02/15/2010 12:55:44 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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To: monkapotamus

OH MONK


32 posted on 02/15/2010 12:56:13 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: presidio9

NO MORE mittwit!

LLS


33 posted on 02/15/2010 12:56:27 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Brices Crossroads

I like listening to what Mike Huckabee has to say. However, some of his policies as governor does not match up to his rhetoric. His worst sin (being a climate warming believer) may be able to be successfully reversed with all the stuff that has come out this past year. From what I’ve seen of Pawlenty so far, I like. I admit, I don’t have enough info on him yet to support him. I think with his increasing visibility, we can safely say Tim Pawlenty is throwing his hat into the Presidential ring.


34 posted on 02/15/2010 12:56:31 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: presidio9

He’s far left on social issues and a fascist on economic issues(Romneycare). What’s left?


35 posted on 02/15/2010 12:57:02 PM PST by freedomfiter2
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To: MBB1984
He will not have the support of Conservatives

If he is the Republican candidate and conservatives don't back him then we'll get Hillary. How much better is she?

36 posted on 02/15/2010 12:57:10 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: presidio9

Romney care.


37 posted on 02/15/2010 12:57:22 PM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: nhwingut

“the Rudy strategy”

I think Rudy wound up with one delegate. They can call Mitt’s delegate the 50 million dollar man. Which will make Mitt the 50 million dollar chump.


38 posted on 02/15/2010 12:57:23 PM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: mono
"Of course, he is running. Its his turn in the GOP version of inevitability."

It's the Bob Dole rule.
39 posted on 02/15/2010 12:57:51 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: presidio9

I think that he will NOT run. He is fliritng with the idea, but when the chips are down, he will realize he has no chance.


40 posted on 02/15/2010 12:58:44 PM PST by SmartInsight
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Someone please call his campaign and advise them to not waste their time and money.

I don’t care if he wastes his time and money as long as he stays in Mass. where he belongs.


41 posted on 02/15/2010 12:58:50 PM PST by freedomfiter2
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To: ladyjane

Romney voters would happily vote for Hillary if she ran as a republican.


42 posted on 02/15/2010 12:59:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: presidio9

2005 - after saying he was pro-life, Romney answered ‘’yes” to the question, ‘Do you support the substance of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade?’

“Romney has decided to support experimentation on surplus frozen embryos from in-vitro fertilization procedures.”
- National Review Online 2/11/2005

“Governor Romney has been touring the country in the past few weeks, courting anti-gay right-wingers in South Carolina, Missouri, and Utah with speeches designed to show that he is firmly in their camp. Yet a look at Romney’s record shows that his Rick Santorum drag act is a relatively new phenomenon.”
- Bay Windows, 3/3/2005

For gun control.

For minimum wage increases.

Imposes Obamacare on Mass.

Raised “fees” $500 million so he could say he did not raise taxes.

Destroyed the party in Mass.

Need I post more?


43 posted on 02/15/2010 12:59:50 PM PST by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: presidio9

gee there’s a shock
i have been saying that he never really stopped running - he kept his campaign organization more or less intact in the form of a PAC, pops his head up on whatever news show will have him and still has deep pockets
all of this being said i really hope someone new and a heck of a lot more conservative is able to run and grab the nomination.


44 posted on 02/15/2010 1:00:27 PM PST by DM1
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To: techno

This will be 1980 redux: Reagan vs Bush Sr. It could be a fight to the finish.

Just so this Reagan isn’t stupid enough to pick the Bush Sr. this time around.


45 posted on 02/15/2010 1:00:53 PM PST by freedomfiter2
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To: presidio9; SoCalPol; Al B.; euram; SolidWood; presently no screen name
Do you have litmus tests, or are you interested in fielding the best candidate?

You think Slick Willard is the best candidate, huh?

Confirms exactly what I've suspected about you all along...

46 posted on 02/15/2010 1:00:58 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: presidio9

Wow, thanks for setting me straight.
Romeny care, flip flopping on abortion to name two.


47 posted on 02/15/2010 1:01:45 PM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: ladyjane

I’m not so sure that Hillary or Obama would not be better. At least then the Liberal agenda would have a Democrat stamp on it.


48 posted on 02/15/2010 1:02:07 PM PST by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: presidio9
The Great RINO procession: Bob Dull, John McKeating, Mitt Ronmey...
49 posted on 02/15/2010 1:03:30 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: presidio9

“Do you have litmus tests, or are you interested in fielding the best candidate?”

Both. The litmus test for 2012 is that the candidate must be a constitutional conservative. In 2012, the litmus test also requires that we nominate the most charismatic candidate, the most gifted politician, and the best leader.

Mitt Romney fails both tests miserably. He is a liberal, spineless weasel, and he has as much charisma as a bowl of Boston clam chowder.

Guess who passes both tests.


50 posted on 02/15/2010 1:03:51 PM PST by Brices Crossroads
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