Skip to comments.Could Romney run in 2016, following Nixon's example? (vanity)
Posted on 11/09/2012 4:38:36 AM PST by Zhang Fei
(Putting on my flak jacket). Let me say that I'm no fan of Romney's politics, but the guy ran a decent campaign, and he appeals to swing voters in a way that Santorum and Palin cannot. And let's face it - what's he going to do with the rest of his life? If there's one thing he's got, it's time and money. He can learn from his mistakes, just as Nixon learned from his, and perhaps lead the GOP to victory in 2016.
A future Mitt Romney running might have to tell someone, “We can never win the 51% who are teat-suckers! We need to figure out how to win with 49% or less.”
I’m not seeing a bright future...
To your good list, I’d add that the first primaries ought to be held in the states that had the highest percentage of Republican votes. Why in the world should Democrat/ Socialist states such as NH and Iowa get to have the first Republican primaries?
Another good rule would be that no nominee can come from a state that has not voted Republican in two of the last four presidential elections. That would automatically weed out some RINOs, who will never get the votes of the 4000,000+ who did not vote this time.
1789—John Adams (lost to George
Washington) became 2d President 1796—Thomas Jefferson (lost to John
Adams) became 3d President 1808—James Monroe (lost to James
Madison) became 5th President 1824—Andrew Jackson (lost to John
Quincy Adams) became 7th President 1836—William Henry Harrison (lost to
Martin Van Buren) became 9th President 1844—James Buchanan (lost to James K
Polk) became 15th President 1856—Millard Fillmore (lost to Franklin
Pierce) became 13th President 1860—Andrew Johnson (lost to Abraham
Lincoln) became 17th President 1864—Ulysses S Grant (lost to Abraham
Lincoln) became 18th President 1888—Grover Cleveland (lost to Benjamin
Harrison) became 24th President (after
already serving as 22d President) 1960—Richard Nixon (lost to John F
Kennedy) became 37th President 1976—Ronald Reagan (lost to James Earle
Carter) became 40th President 1980—George H. W. Bush (lost to Ronald
Reagan) became 41st President
If you don't push registration drives among your potential followers, they will never vote, and if they don't vote your dead and severely disabled will vote ~ through their absence!
Politics aside, Romney will be pushing 70 by 2016. The GOP needs to go more youthful to capture the dummy youth vote. Imagine a young vibrant Latino running against that fugly fossil Hillary or “white dentures” Biden.
I like RINOmney, but if he runs again, I will not vote.
The GOP may be stuck on stupid, but at least they pass the baton to the next guy in line, rather than sticking with the guy who just lost.
Romney should still be more than welcome to help behind the scenes, if he's committed to putting his fundraising and organizing abilities to work for the benefit of the party as a whole, and not just himself, but he's done as far as a "front facing" role is concerned.
With respect, I’d suggest moving your computer away from whatever harmful fumes might be inadvertently attacking your common sense.
He will need to be replaced soon.
The way we handle this will control the future. Do we force Obama to accept a hard core Conservative Vice President? Or, do we let him select a Democrat senator?
I've been thinking about this since Joe's second brain surgery ~ he's had brain surgery three times, unsuccessfully ~ and now it's time for somebody to do something.
I think we might take control of the Senate by replacing Joe with a Democrat Senator from a state where we are assured of a Republican replacement, and then let Obama pick another Democrat Senator similiarly situated to replace the equally decrepit Ruth Bader Ginsburg ~
That gives him what he wants ~ and at the same time gives us what we want.
Now that's compromise!
Generally, a politician gets two chances. I can’t think of any president who won on a third or later try.
They neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Only wage workers of productive sectors of the economy produce value according to Marx.
That's why I'm asking ~
Post. Of. The. Day.
I didn’t support anybody during the primaries, but I did not hesitate to support Romney in the general. I thought our field was weak. I liked Governor Gary Johnson and Governor Rick Perry, but neither of them made a good impression in the initial debates (although Governor Perry did well in his subsequent debates).
For just a few of the people whom I think could emerge as terrific candidates in four years:
First, my absolute favorite #1 person in politics: Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. That’s Dr. Coburn. I really like that he was a success in his chosen occupation outside politics (medicine) before commencing politics. (Ditto Governor Romney and Governor Johnson both of whom were businessmen, and ditto Congressman Ron Paul and Governor Perry for having served in the military.)
Second, if not for President, then for Vice President: Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, and Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina. Maybe we should add a little color to the mix?
Third, my Governor, Bob McDonnell of Virginia. Solid social conservative. Strong Christian. And, hey, Virginia is a swing state.
Fourth, what about the kid Governor of Ohio, John Kasich?