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.
Nixon was 47 when he ran in 1960; 55 when he ran in 1968.
If voter fraud is the order of the day I don’t think it matters who runs. That has to be a first priority. I am not sure how that can be changed or investigated. Maybe a John Stossel or someone like that.
Only if he runs on ideas.
Nixon spent several years going state to state talking and working at the grass roots level.
Dear God, Romney is DONE. Stick a fork in him. Let him retire to the “Al Gore hall of guys who were groomed and thought they were destined to be president”
He had his past 10 years of running for president
Romney has proven that no matter how moderate (or even center-left) the Republican candidate is, the media will lambast him as being an extremist. Obama/Pelosi/Reid have proven that no matter how far left-wing the democrat goes, the media will hail them as a centrist working on solid policies.
The Republican party tried a strategy of appealing to the middle in 2008 and 2012 and failed miserably both times. Why not try a strategy of appealing to the base? If the media is going to claim we’re extremist, why not nominate someone who is AT LEAST as far right as Obama is far left. We can’t do any worse....
As screwy as it may sound, I cant picture anyone else on the horizon that could, or would want to, tackle what a mess this nation will be in in 4 more years.
No! He was a marginal candidate to run this time!
I voted for him against Obama, but he was NEVER a conservative. He loves America, and that was enough cause to vote for him instead of Obama, but he was not and never will be a conservative!
Let’s try a Conservative in 2016.
The GOP-E has a lousy track record.
Doubtful. One of Romney’s biggest shortcomings is that he always learns from his mistakes. Count on him to shift position.
While I’m here, I’d like to add that Clinton got reelected in ‘96, and we were all appalled. If he’d seen how it was going to work out he’d have skipped it.
will only work if “the base” grows and overwhelms the good ol’ boys who run the so-called “party” and who are already deciding what “moderate” to nominate in 2016
maybe our hope does not lie in Washington DC but in the statehouses of 51 state governments
Absolutely. How about: Romney/Powell 2016
Romney lost all 4 *four* states he claims as his HOME.
Romney lost his home town of Belmont.
HE IS HATED.
That makes him, again, the PERFECT candidate,
the ‘selected loser’ .... of the GOPe/ and MSM.
Nah... we all know that a real conservative will visit to our pumpkin patch in 2016... this time for sure! ;-)
“he appeals to swing voters in a way that Santorum and Palin cannot”
Not enough to get their vote. NY, NJ, Penn - the large majority of the people there are stuck on the government teat. Piglets don’t vote for Republicans, even if you run the most liberal republican in our history!
Write off the NE & California. We can never win them in this generation. They are ‘teat-suckers’!