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Romney says he might not have run in 2012 if Jeb Bush entered race
DailyCaller.com ^ | Jamie Weinstein

Posted on 07/29/2013 8:01:57 AM PDT by TexasCajun

Had someone like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush entered the 2012 Republican primary, Mitt Romney says he might not have entered the presidential race.

In an interview with Dan Balz for the Washington Post reporter’s soon-to-be released “Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America,” Romney said that he would have seriously considered staying out of the presidential race if someone of Bush’s caliber declared his candidacy.

“I knew how grueling the process was, and I felt that there may be others who could be more effective in actually winning and then getting America on course,” Romney told Balz.

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The RNC gave us a real loser, we never had a chance.
1 posted on 07/29/2013 8:01:58 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

Despite clear faults, Jeb would have been much better than Mitt. For one, FL would have been in the bag. He also is a much better campaigner. He also could have done a much better job refocusing on Obama’s failures because he would have naturally had to defend the Bush record (the good parts), which the rest of the GOP is loathe to do.

That said, No and HELL no to Jeb in 2016. We need new, younger blood that can campaign against the last decade and a half of GOP weakness.


2 posted on 07/29/2013 8:05:18 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: TexasCajun

No more Bushes. Seriously. No more Bushes.


3 posted on 07/29/2013 8:05:22 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: TexasCajun
Mr. RomneyCARE would have been happy just to
attacked the Palin children.

FLASHBACK:

The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided …to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.

Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008

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."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"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?"



4 posted on 07/29/2013 8:06:16 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: TexasCajun

Bush or Christie? Which one can give Hillary a race that can seem close? I hate to be negative, but history doesn’t give me a lot of hope for a good candidate.


5 posted on 07/29/2013 8:06:29 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: TexasCajun

translation: Romney admits to being a stalking horse to keep a real Conservative from getting the job when a more attractive stalking horse could not be found.


6 posted on 07/29/2013 8:06:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ilgipper

We also would have had full up “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”.


7 posted on 07/29/2013 8:06:44 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: TexasCajun

So in other words we could have had a RINO running instead of a RINO. BTW, how is Jeb Bush doing with that Liberty medal he is going to award Hillary? Yes liberty. Let’s ask Ambassador Stevens how much liberty he is feeling lately.

http://www.gopusa.com/news/2013/06/28/jeb-bush-to-award-liberty-medal-to-hillary-clinton/


8 posted on 07/29/2013 8:06:50 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: TexasCajun

There would have been no difference between Romney and Bush. That was the whole problem.


9 posted on 07/29/2013 8:06:59 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: TexasCajun

Wowie-woo!

RINO-I would not have run if RINO-II had entered the race.

Should the Repulsican party place another RINO in the ‘14 race, it’s curtains for the party.

Period.


10 posted on 07/29/2013 8:07:09 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: TexasCajun

Sounds like Romney would have had all the confidence of President Charles Logan from “24”.


11 posted on 07/29/2013 8:07:17 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: TexasCajun

Yes, and as ever, they are in the midst of preparations to give us ANOTHER frigging loser!

I for one, will have NONE OF IT! I’ll stay home. I’d rather the Republican elite were decimated than vote for another one. Nope, not even! Never.


12 posted on 07/29/2013 8:07:27 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

No more Bushes. No more Clintons (and that includes Huma).


13 posted on 07/29/2013 8:08:00 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: TexasCajun

Jeb Bush is completely folking unqualified and he let Terry Shiavo be murdered in his state on his watch


14 posted on 07/29/2013 8:08:20 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: TexasCajun

“What difference does it make?”


15 posted on 07/29/2013 8:08:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TexasCajun

oh please....don’t be coronating another damned Bush.

Stay out the Bushes!


16 posted on 07/29/2013 8:08:42 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: TexasCajun

tortured to death


17 posted on 07/29/2013 8:09:22 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: TexasCajun
The GOP offered a pretty weak group of candidates in 2012, and not surprisingly Romney was a dud.

Being the nominee of a party whose #1 issue was repeal Obama-care who was the inventor of it at the state level was a disaster.

Romney was left with the Rush-ism :”When rich guys like us get tax cuts they you all are better off”

And BTW : ‘most of you are moochers who will never vote for me either way’

18 posted on 07/29/2013 8:09:37 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: duckworth
No more Bushes. No more Clintons (and that includes Huma).

Hitlery loves Humas Bush

19 posted on 07/29/2013 8:10:22 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: TexasCajun

You are WRONG!Romney lost because when he had Obozo”On The Ropes”(after the first debate),he let him get up!!He should have POUNDED him CEASELESSLY with his ATROCIOUS RECORD!!!Romnet thought he had it sewed-up and he”coasted”!It’s very analogous to a sports team that gets off to a BIG LEAD early in the game and then loses 10-9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 07/29/2013 8:10:40 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: TexasCajun

Kiss ‘o death, Jeb.


21 posted on 07/29/2013 8:11:28 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: TexasCajun

As if voting matters any more. LOL


22 posted on 07/29/2013 8:11:32 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: TexasCajun
On the other hand, he might have.

What a shame we missed out on such a bold decision maker as our President.

23 posted on 07/29/2013 8:11:34 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: TexasCajun

He might not have run if ...

He didn’t want to run ...

Mitt, nobody cares. You lost. You are a footnote in the annals of history.

If Jeb had run in 2016, the result would have been the same. Remember that Obama ran his 2nd term campaign against the Bush name and he was successful enough to win.


24 posted on 07/29/2013 8:13:11 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: TexasCajun

Botox Brain is lying again...

heating up and rehearsing for his 2016 run...


25 posted on 07/29/2013 8:14:34 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: TexasCajun

The $1 Billion dollar “What If?”


26 posted on 07/29/2013 8:14:51 AM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: TexasCajun

Yawn - - - - .


27 posted on 07/29/2013 8:15:15 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: ilgipper

we’ve been betrayed by two Bush who claim they’re conservatives. At best, they’re socialist lite.


28 posted on 07/29/2013 8:17:08 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: TexasCajun

The RNC gave us a real loser, we never had a chance.


And Jeb Bush would have lost as well...which is why he didn’t even try.


29 posted on 07/29/2013 8:17:36 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: TexasCajun
Yeah; ANY RINO the GOP-E wants is the loser jackass we get stuck with.

There is a one-Party Prolitereat in place now, putting RINO's on one-side, and Progressives on the other. You CANNOT beat the State-Run-Media 24/7 promotions of their Choice (Hillary in 2016), for example; they run miniseries or "Documentaries", to indoctrinate the mush-heads and their parasite voterbase. Conservatives and REAL Americans are now out-numbered, and out-Frauded EVERY Election.

30 posted on 07/29/2013 8:19:18 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: TexasCajun
Having endorsed Gov. Romney, after he won the nomination, I consider this statement a real embarrassment. I will not apologize for believing that we could bring Romney a lot further to the right; but let me make it very clear. There is no way that I could ever support Jeb Bush for President. Let me offer a quite different view of what America is all about--quite different from Jeb's:

America Grounded On Experience & Reason.

Jeb has gone along--hell, embraced--policies that are inconsistent with the American experience. He is simply not acceptable.

William Flax

31 posted on 07/29/2013 8:20:34 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: ilgipper

Jeb Bush is the one guy I’m pretty sure would have been worse than Romney.


32 posted on 07/29/2013 8:21:27 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: sickoflibs

Gingrich wasn’t a dud, but the way it worked with a crowded field, Romney got the majority. Just like Morsi in Egypt. While Obama didn’t even have a primary.


33 posted on 07/29/2013 8:21:45 AM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: TexasCajun

No more money to the RNC. No more Bushes. No more Romney’s.


34 posted on 07/29/2013 8:21:48 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: TexasCajun

Too bad this ‘dedicated’ man didn’t just NOT run at all....


35 posted on 07/29/2013 8:22:27 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: TexasCajun
And yet, Team Romney and the GOP-E coordinated heavy backstabbing strikes against Sarah Palin when she could have wiped the floor with Obama.

(Spits in disgust at these perpetual losers!)

Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin

36 posted on 07/29/2013 8:22:40 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: TexasCajun

Jeb Bush. Oh yeh that would have really excited the base. :-)


37 posted on 07/29/2013 8:23:21 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Diogenesis

Yep, right you are! Thanks for the repeated flashbacks! They’re needed for those with short memories around here about how we came to be where we are today.


38 posted on 07/29/2013 8:24:02 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: TexasCajun

TWO PEAS in a anti-conservative pro-liberal ‘elitist’ pod.

They are patriots for themselves/their agenda which voids PATRIOTISM to AMERICA/Our Constitution.

Have nothing to do with them.


39 posted on 07/29/2013 8:25:00 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: cdcdawg

Hillary got blindsided on her last trip to her coronation. Look for that to happen again. If the Dems are smart, they will find another youthful, swave candidate who could possibly derail her second trip to her coronation. Why would they want to nominate a dried up old haggish looking aged white woman?

Almost any Dem nominee has an excellent chance to win against any GOPelite, be it Jeb Bush or Christie or Rubio or Ryan. The GOP still does not have a message that resonates with the general public. They keep moving leftward, thinking they can be more Dem like, and they keep losing. With Jeb Bush or Christie or Rubio or Ryan, they are still moving leftward. They just don't get it.


40 posted on 07/29/2013 8:26:03 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: TexasCajun

A turd says it wouldn’t stink so bad if another larger and more rancid turd had replaced him

LLS


41 posted on 07/29/2013 8:26:22 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: ilgipper

The attack on conservatism and the wnd of Reagan started with bush then went to clinton Why don’t people see that

Why don’t the bushes say anything good ever about their fellow texan cruz?

C’mon This is getting silly


42 posted on 07/29/2013 8:27:28 AM PDT by stanne
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To: TexasCajun

Please believe me when I say, it gives me absolutely no pleasure to say - We told you so.


43 posted on 07/29/2013 8:28:26 AM PDT by DManA
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To: TexasCajun

The outcome would have been the same.


44 posted on 07/29/2013 8:30:29 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Dogbert41
RE :”Gingrich wasn’t a dud,

Newt wasnt a real candidate, he was a cartoon caricature of one.

A perfect example: he had way too much baggage (lots of it liberal too) with a sad and weak record in house(his last real job).
Recall his sad ending in House was resignation in shame and then he became a media personality. Now he hangs out on ABC This week with the other dinosours.

45 posted on 07/29/2013 8:30:53 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Romney admits to being a stalking horse to keep a real Conservative from getting the job

Yes, and 'his protectors' obeyed that plan during the debates and voters were none the wiser what the deceivers were doing.

46 posted on 07/29/2013 8:32:19 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: TexasCajun

Romney: “I would not have run if an even bigger loser than me was running!
I mean, I only got %30 of the primary votes, if Jeb was running I bet he could have gotten at least 75 or 80% of the primary voters to vote against him
And all those conservatives running that kept beating me in state after state?
They actually had a chance to win, so I could not let that happen”


47 posted on 07/29/2013 8:33:13 AM PDT by Mr. K (4 election)
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To: ilgipper

Romney was the worst possible candidate, but the GOP shot down all the possibles early on and he was the only one who had the personal money to go ahead. They would never have run Bush because of his last name, in any case, since the GOP itself had a bad case of Bush Derangement Syndrome (many people here still do).

That said, I don’t think that Bush or anybody, except possibly Newt Gringrich, who ran or was considered a possible candidate the last time around should be presented again. Obama has completely derailed our country and converted it into a hate-riven, quasi-socialist, ex-world power, and nobody who from the pre-Obama era would be capable of either understanding what needs to be done or doing it.

I say that Gingrich might be capable of it, because he’s really the only one who warned against Obama’s plans during the campaign. Romney spent his way slashing and burning through the other GOP candidates, but did nothing to take on Obama.

So far, however, I haven’t heard a single person come out with a program to retake the country or purge it of Obama’s leftwing poison, so in my opinion, I haven’t seen anybody yet who might be the right candidate for 2016.


48 posted on 07/29/2013 8:33:16 AM PDT by livius
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To: All

That pretty much tells you all you need to know about BOTH of them.


49 posted on 07/29/2013 8:35:09 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: yldstrk
Jeb Bush is completely folking unqualified and he let Terry Shiavo be murdered in his state on his watch.

True be dat... Jeb would have been a conservative hero if he stopped that awful starvation but he's just a milquetoast RINO and he knows it too. Romney or Jeb? some stellar choices ay GOP-e?

50 posted on 07/29/2013 8:36:44 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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