Skip to comments.Romney gearing up for 2012 presidential run?
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
ABC pimping their favorite Rino hack.
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.
He will not have the support of Conservatives. It will be interesting to see how the grassroots vs. establishment fairs.
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?
Please Lord no, a thousand times no.
You forgot to put “Romney” between the two....
Yup, typical MSM M.O. Prop up the RINOs until they get the nomination and BAM, hit em hard....
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.
Romney wrote this like JFK was the "author" of Profiles in Courage.
Romney is for gun control
And he made slaves of the citizens of massachusetts to the insurance industry.
Is that enough?
Hey - come on now! Where do you get off being so nice to “Mittens” anyway - sharpen it up a little!
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
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.
News would be if he announce he was running as a Democrat, where he belongs.
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.
Mitt’s TOAST! Someone please call his campaign and advise them to not waste their time and money.
Good. I look forward to sending back to him empty postage-paid envelopes.
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.
“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.
Rumor has Mitt doing the Rudy strategy. Ignore the south and wait for Super Tuesday.
By then, Palin should have it wrapped up.
Will there be another mass zotting at FR if he should run? Stay tuned.
He couldn’t upset McCain and he regards this as political strength? He probably won’t last long.
Of course, he is running. Its his turn in the GOP version of inevitability.
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.
NO MORE mittwit!
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.
He’s far left on social issues and a fascist on economic issues(Romneycare). What’s left?
If he is the Republican candidate and conservatives don't back him then we'll get Hillary. How much better is she?
“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.
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.
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.
Romney voters would happily vote for Hillary if she ran as a republican.
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?
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.
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.
You think Slick Willard is the best candidate, huh?
Confirms exactly what I've suspected about you all along...
Wow, thanks for setting me straight.
Romeny care, flip flopping on abortion to name two.
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.
“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.