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  • Mitt Romney Not Running for President in 2016

    01/30/2015 9:59:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | January 30, 2015
    Mitt Romney announced Friday he will not run for president in 2016, after briefly flirting with a third White House run -- a decision that only slightly narrows the crowded field of potential Republican candidates. "After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I've decided it's best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney told donors on a conference call Friday morning. The announcement comes after the 2012 GOP nominee, who repeatedly denied interest in another campaign, surprised donors earlier this month by telling them he was considering it. Since...
  • My Problem with Sarah Palin

    01/29/2015 7:25:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/29/2015 | Selwyn Duke
    See also: Sarah Palin is Right: Go on Offense, Tout Conservatism With Sarah Palin once again hinting at a presidential run, pundits and politics wonks are all the more aflutter with 2016 talk. The predictable slings and arrows of the surly left are coming her way, while her excited fans are firing up the troops. Then there are those who say that while they like the ex-governor, they don’t believe she could win the presidency. My focus, however, is a bit different: I have an objection to Palin -- one relating to something of which most are unaware. Before...
  • You Betcha I Was Wrong About Sarah Palin

    01/28/2015 12:15:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/28/2015 | Matt Lewis
    It’s time to admit that, whatever their motivation was at the time, the Alaska governor’s critics always had a point. Has conservative genuflection at the altar of Sarah Palin finally come to a halt? In case you missed it, her speech in Iowa this week was not well received on the right. The Washington Examiner’s Byron York called it a “long, rambling, and at times barely coherent speech” and National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke said she slipped into self-parody. And there’s more. The Examiner’s Eddie Scarry, for example, contacted several conservative bloggers who were once Palin fans, but have since...
  • Sarah Palin Slips into Self-Parody

    01/26/2015 6:22:08 PM PST · by MinnesotaLibertarian · 289 replies
    National Review ^ | January 26, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Skipping to the end: ... Consider, if you will, what happens to a person who suggests that Sarah Palin is anything other than saintly. Right off the bat, they are accused of disliking America or Alaska or conservatives or mothers or the working class — or even women in general — and then they are informed that their “hatred” is showing. Next, their motives are questioned and their supposedly secret “agenda” is exposed for the world to see, for no right-thinking person could dislike Palin on the merits, natch. “I hope you enjoy your elite cocktail parties,” the apologists will...
  • This chart should make Mitt Romney think twice about 2016

    01/23/2015 8:27:27 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 13 replies
    The new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Hillary Rodham Clinton leading five potential GOP presidential candidates by between 16 and 20 points. But as the good folks of social media were quick to point out, it is January 2015, and the 2016 election isn't until November 2016. (Thanks, guys!) And we sympathize; Clinton, after all, is a known quantity, and the crew of Republicans who could run against her, while well-known to anybody who reads The Fix, is decidedly less well-known to the broader public. So the poll match-ups aren't quite fair and only tell us so much. Except for...
  • 7 Gaffes that might haunt Mitt Romney in 2016

    01/15/2015 9:52:06 AM PST · by Din Maker · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 15, 2015
    Seven (7) of the former Republican presidential nominees most cringe-worthy moments: 1. ‘47 PERCENT’ Less than two months before the November 2012 election, Romney committed a gaffe that he even admitted “did real damage” to his campaign. The left-leaning magazine, Mother Jones released secretly-recorded videos of the candidate at a private fundraisers telling donors: “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what…who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care,...
  • Mitt Romney backlash intensifies

    01/15/2015 10:05:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | January 15, 2015 | Katie Glueck
    “Recycled.” Not the “new blood” the GOP needs. A man who “had his shot.” A “terrible candidate.” A Republican backlash against Mitt Romney that had been simmering for days boiled over on Wednesday as conservatives across the GOP spectrum panned the prospect of another presidential bid by the former Massachusetts governor and two-time loser on the national stage.
  • Dear Mitt Romney: Shake it off

    01/15/2015 11:12:11 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/14 | Matt Bai
    I was even more excited about this possibility after someone reminded me that you had actually been the nominee in 2012. Memory gets hazy, but I could have sworn that Republicans in the last election had nominated a microtargeting algorithm. When Paul Ryan brings warmth and levity to your campaign, you know there’s a problem. But let’s leave all that in the past. Because I’ve been reading the idle punditry of my colleagues this week, most of it saying you can’t win this time around, and I’m here to tell you that you shouldn’t take any of that seriously. Haters...
  • Romney's sudden move into 2016 talks a "conundrum" for some former aides

    01/13/2015 6:15:58 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jon Ward
    Mitt Romney has stopped Jeb Bush from locking down a significant faction of deep-pocketed Republican donors and top presidential campaign staffers, for the moment. But money and talent won’t stay frozen for long. And multiple Republican insiders said Monday that Romney has a short window of time in which he has to make a decision about whether to mount a third run for the White House — or let the dream of the presidency go forever. One 2012 Romney aide said the former Massachusetts governor might need to make up his mind in the next week. Most people who spoke...
  • The selling of Mitt 3.0

    01/13/2015 7:11:06 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/13/15 | Maggie Haberman and James Hohmann
    Shortly after Election Day in 2012, a Mitt Romney supporter moaned to POLITICO about the failed GOP nominee’s performance: “We had no message, and we gave it to the worst communicator in the world.” Two years later, Romney is mulling over another campaign for the White House, and this time, he says, things will be different. In meetings with and individual calls to donors, supporters and former staffers, Romney is making it clear that he is likely to run, putting his time frame for a decision at “weeks, not months.” Romney, who made a fortune in the financial sector and...
  • An Open Letter To Mitt Romney

    01/12/2015 7:40:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | January 12, 2015 | Drew M.
    Dear Mitt, I know we haven't always seen eye to eye. And I've been tough on you in the past but you need to hear this from someone...drop the idea of running again. It must stick in your craw that you lost to an idiot like Barack Obama. But that's the problem, you...lost...to….an…idiot…like...Barack...Obama. Yes, defeating an incumbent President is hard but it's a lot easier in times of economic distress (see Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, granted he invented his own time of distress but "it's the economy stupid" carried the day). Even with crushing levels of unemployment, anemic growth...
  • When the Constitution “Hangs by a Thread”–The White Horse Prophecy in Modern Mormonism[Mitt Motive?]

    01/09/2015 10:41:17 PM PST · by Colofornian · 16 replies
    Check out this 2-part Viewpoint on Mormonism podcast series originally airing in October 2012 by clicking on the following links: Part 1 Part 2When the Constitution “Hangs by a Thread” – The White Horse Prophecy in Modern MormonismFollowing the Mormon expulsion from Missouri in 1838, Joseph Smith made a trip to Washington, D.C. “to present to the National Congress the petition of the Saints for a redress of their grievances, suffered in Missouri” (History of the Church 4:xxvi). Arriving in November 1839, Smith met with several powerful politicians of that day, including President Martin Van Buren, and left Washington in...
  • Mitt Romney eyeing presidential run in 2016, longtime friend says

    12/30/2014 1:09:12 PM PST · by iowamark · 140 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 12/29/2014 | Lisa Riley Roche
    Mitt Romney is eyeing a third run for the White House and will get in the race in the coming months if he doesn't like how the GOP field is looking, his longtime friend Kem Gardner said Monday. "I know exactly what Mitt's going to do," Gardner, a real estate developer who helped bring Romney to Utah to lead the 2002 Winter Olympics, told the Deseret News. "I think over the next few months, a lot of things will happen." But Spencer Zwick, who raised $1 billion for Romney's 2012 campaign, said the decision is a personal one for Romney...
  • Chris Matthews: "Mark My Words," Mitt Romney Will Beat Jeb Bush And Be GOP Nominee

    12/06/2014 5:31:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | December 5, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC: Apparently back then when Romney was thinking of putting [Chris Christie] on the ticket when he was running, when he was running, he discovered there were some problems, alright? Do you think he might use those problems against him next time? DAVID CORN, MOTHER JONES: Well, that opposition book is rather thick. If Romney doesn't use it, somebody else will. MATTHEWS: And therefore -- but I keep thinking Romney is going to be the nominee after all this is over. CORN: No. MATTHEWS: Look, I'm pretty good at this. CORN: No. No... He's not going to run....
  • 2016–Mitt Romney: I'm the Establishment GOP Leader, Not Jeb

    12/05/2014 6:09:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 5, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Massachusetts Governor and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not yet ready to relinquish his title as the head of the pale-pastels establishment wing of the Republican Party to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. "A senior Republican who has met with Mitt Romney" tells Politico that Romney is telling donors on Wall Street "not to commit to a candidate that is not their first choice and that they aren’t excited about. He does not think much of the current field and does not think it is jelling. He still views himself as the leader of the establishment wing of...
  • ROMNEY STILL POPULAR WITH REPUBLICANS, BUT NOT THE WIDER PUBLIC

    10/30/2014 6:50:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    YouGov ^ | October 29, 2014 | Kathy Frankovic
    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican Presidential nominee, remains among the most popular of possible 2016 Republican candidates – but just among Republicans. In the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, 75% of Republicans hold a favorable opinion of Romney, far more than say that about nearly all other GOP possibilities. ......................................................... Romney’s popularity with Republicans does not extend to the rest of the population, however. Overall, he is seen unfavorably. And when it comes to whether or not Romney should try again for the Presidency in 2016, Republicans are divided at the moment. The country overall would rather he stay...
  • Can’t quit Mitt: Friends say Romney feels nudge to consider a 2016 presidential run

    10/13/2014 3:55:50 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 119 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 13, 2014 | hilip Rucker and Robert Costa
    -SNIP- Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee and now the tacit head of the Republican Party, visited Iowa as part of a feverish nationwide tour designed to help the GOP take control of the Senate. -SNIP- Romney is grappling with this question: If drafted, would he answer the party’s call? -SNIP- Former aides and senior Republicans say Romney appreciates the GOP masses crowing that he was right about issues such as Russia and health care. But what really intrigues him, they said, are the vulnerabilities among top-tier candidates in the Republican field. If Romney moves toward a race, it would...
  • Romney: It’s Time For Obama ‘To Apologize To America’

    10/04/2014 6:43:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    CBS DC ^ | October 3, 2014 7:54 AM
    A victory by Terri Lynn Land in Michigan’s Senate race in November is important to winning back Republican control of the chamber, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told supporters during a GOP rally Thursday in his native state. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who lost the 2012 presidential race to Barack Obama, said it has been a tough time for the country since that election. “It’s time for him to apologize to America,” Romney said of Obama, speaking to several hundred GOP supporters. But, Romney said, “Help is on the way” in the person of Land, who “will make...
  • Talk of Romney in 2016 Continues to Grow

    09/30/2014 9:25:10 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 75 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 09/29/14 | Lincoln Mitchell
    In recent days and weeks there has been renewed speculation that Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president will again be a candidate in 2016. There has been some talk about this for months, but it has grown louder in recent days. Yesterday, The Washington Post described Mr. Romney’s evolving potential candidacy as “The road from ‘I’m not doing it again’ to ‘Circumstances can change’ is paved with favorable polls, 2012 predictions that came true and public statements from supporters.” Last week in an article titled “Romney 2016 is Real,” The Washington Examiner wrote “Romney is talking with advisers,...
  • Why Would Anyone Want Mitt Romney to Run for President in 2016?

    09/26/2014 5:18:09 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 79 replies
    reason.com ^ | 9/25/14 | Peter Suderman
    Today in oh-fer-cryin-out-loud: In an article titled "Romney 2016 is for real," The Washington Examiner’s Byron York looks at the movement to keep Mitt Romney—yes, that Mitt Romney, the oddly robotic candidate who looks like Mr. Fantastic, the wealthy former consultant who casually makes $10,000 bets with his opponents, the policy-specifics averse former Massachusetts governor who inspired so little enthusiasm as he topped the GOP ticket and lost by three points in 2012—in the mix as a potential contender for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination in 2016. Why, you might wonder, would anyone want Romney to run again? He offered...
  • Mitt Romney in 2016? ‘We Will See,’ Says His Wife Ann

    09/24/2014 5:45:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 23, 2014 | Eddie Scarry
    Ann Romney on Tuesday added a little more fuel to speculation that her husband, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, may make a third run for the White House. On Fox News’s Cavuto, Ann was asked about a scenario in which former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a moderate Republican and a potential 2016 candidate in his own right, decides not to run. “Well, we will see, won’t we, Neil?” Ann said to show host Neil Cavuto. “I think Jeb probably will end up running, myself… He’s probably looking at it very carefully.”
  • Romney: 'My time has come and gone'

    09/07/2014 7:09:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 65 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/7/14 | Kyle Cheney
    Fomer Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney argued Sunday that he'd make a better president than Hillary Clinton -- but that he's not planning to mount a third bid for the White House. "No question about that in my mind," he said on "Fox News Sunday" when asked by host Chris Wallace whether he'd be a better leader than Clinton. Prodded by Wallace, Romney insisted he has no plans to run but stopped short of a Shermanesque refusal. "I’m not running, I’m not planning on running," he said. Romney said that while he also would've made a better president than Barack Obama,...
  • Hillary vs Mitt 2.0?

    08/29/2014 9:22:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Craig Crawford's Trail Mix ^ | August 29, 2014 | Nash 2.5
    I know what you’re thinking: “Yes, Hillary will be nominated, but Mitt Romney? Again?” The problem with all the other potential GOP presidential candidates is that either they are indicted (Perry), about to be indicted (Walker, Christie), the Tea Party hates them (Rubio, Paul), or they are just too crazy, even for the GOP (Cruz, Palin, Bachmann). Then there’s Bush III (Jeb). When you see him on TV, doesn’t he seem to be half-asleep? Even his own mother thought he wouldn’t be a good candidate. Paul Ryan? He just doesn’t LOOK “Presidential.” He looks like Hoody Doody, baby boomers’ favorite...
  • It's coming: Romney for president redux

    08/28/2014 8:55:04 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/28/14 | Rick Moran
    The last two Republican candidates for president have been among the weakest GOP candidates in 50 years. Barack Obama presented Mitt Romney with a gift in 2012: A struggling economy, sluggish growth, a paucity of jobs, and a health care law that was extremely unpopular. In what should have been a landslide rejection of Obama's policies, Romney flubbed it big time and allowed his opponent to define him - and Republicans - in the most unlfattering way imaginable. You would have hoped that Romney would have retired from the public arena and kept a low profile as other losers have...
  • Mitt Romney: I Won't Run

    08/27/2014 4:30:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 99 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 8-26-2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    In his Tuesday evening interview on the Hugh Hewitt show, Mitt Romney said it over and over again: "I will not run in 2016." Though a determined Hewitt kept finding different ways to ask the same question, in the end the 2012 candidate stood by his claim, saying, "I had the chance of running. I didn’t win. Someone else has a better chance than I do." After Hewitt's relentless questioning, Romney did offer the host his "one in a million" chance of running: if all the other candidates got together and said, "Hey, we’ve decided we can’t do it, you...
  • With Christie hobbled, Jeb Bush’s lukewarm reception, Establishment GOP floats another Romney run?

    08/12/2014 9:09:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 83 replies
    againstcronycapitalism.org ^ | 8/11/14 | Nick Sorrentino
    Yes, this is the genius masterstroke the DC GOP has been waiting for. You have to hand it to the establishment. They keep trying. So what if Romney is another big government Republican which a large part of the GOP vote couldn’t really support in 2012. The consultants which got paid big time during the 2012 Romney run could get paid again! And if Romney could somehow get the nomination it would be another blow to the libertarian/conservative coalition in the Tea Party. Win/win. Well not for the American people, and probably not for Mitt Romney. But certainly a win...
  • Mitt Romney 2016? Advisers try to squelch effort, but it's gaining steam. (Barf Bag)

    08/12/2014 8:08:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 11, 2014 | Linda Feldman
    Talk to any of Mitt Romney’s closest political advisers, and the answer is the same: He won’t run for president in 2016. “I take Mitt at his absolute word. He’s not running,” says Ron Kaufman, Republican national committeeman for Massachusetts and a senior adviser to Mr. Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. ........................................................ But in Chicago last week, when asked about his draft effort, Utah GOP chairman James Evans was happy to talk. “We are mindful of Romney insiders’ concerns, but we’re not going away,” says Mr. Evans.
  • Mitt Romney for President?

    08/10/2014 8:06:44 AM PDT · by IChing · 527 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | Donald Joy
    I was in a spiritually-oriented meeting a week ago, and there were about fifty people in the room.  Halfway through, a guy in the center of the room chimed in and announced that he was going to open his speaking time by sharing with us his personal, painful example of the worst kind of betrayal.  We all leaned a bit closer to listen as he described, with tongue secretly hidden in cheek, a time when he bit into what he’d thought was a chocolate chip cookie–only to realize with shock and dismay that it was actually a raisin cookie. He was making a wry...
  • Why Mitt Romney is perfectly poised for a comeback in 2016

    07/31/2014 7:42:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    The Week ^ | July 31, 2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    Nobody has ever rooted for that scrappy Romney kid to overcome the odds. Until, maybe, now. Perhaps it says something about us that our most interesting presidential candidates swear they won't run for president. This is true of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and it's increasingly true of Mitt Romney. As regular readers of this column know, I've never been much of a Romney booster. I've also expressed skepticism about the notion he would run again. But let's not let "a foolish consistency" cloud our judgment. There is reason to believe that a third try wouldn't be an absurd venture. First, in...
  • Politico Commentary: Strong Case for Romney 2016 White House Run

    07/03/2014 4:13:13 PM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 03, 2014 | Melanie Batley
    Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney insists he is not running for president for a third time, but a commentary in Politico Magazine argues he would have a reasonably good chance of pulling off the nomination for 2016. The article was written by Emil Henry, former assistant treasury secretary under President George W. Bush. He campaigned for Romney in 2012. Even though electoral history would suggest Romney's chances are slim, he has the advantage of being the de facto leader of the Republican Party, while no other candidate stands out in the crowded field of possible contenders, Henry wrote.
  • Mitt Romney for president in 2016? [Double-BARF alert]

    06/15/2014 5:10:43 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 226 replies
    CBS ^ | 5:21 p.m. EDT June 14, 2014
    Far from being excommunicated by Republicans after his loss to President Obama, 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is enjoying a brand resurgence of late, drawing several potential 2016 candidates to his "ideas summit" this weekend in Utah and even earning some 2016 speculation himself.Meanwhile, some other potential candidates are in Iowa for the state Republican Party's convention there Saturday. And not to be left out, Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., was in California Friday to raise money for the Republican gubernatorial candidate there and participate in a Facebook chat.It all adds up to a busy weekend for the early 2016...
  • Joe Scarborough: Draft Mitt Romney in 2016!

    06/14/2014 3:31:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 14, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Joe Scarborough, the MSNBC host who has transformed into one of his generation's most preeminent Rockefeller Republicans, believes Mitt Romney should run for president again in 2016. Speaking to about 300 guests at "a luxury resort in the Rocky Mountains" with other potential GOP presidential hopefuls like Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Scarborough reportedly urged the establishment donors and insiders to being a “Draft Romney” movement. “This is the only person that can fill the stage,” Scarborough said at a summit hosted by Romney, according to a Washington Post report. Scarborough and other attendees may not...
  • Ann Coulter: Mitt Romney Will Lose in 2012 (Now She Says Yes To Romney in 2016?)

    04/07/2014 8:14:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 119 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/2/2012 | Anti Rinos
    "...If we don't run Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee and we'll lose."
  • Ann Coulter: Ted Cruz is a Disaster, Says Romney Best Candidate for 2016

    04/02/2014 2:03:05 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 211 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04-02-2014
    Ann Coulter says Romney should run again, has the best position on immigration and that "Cruz is a disaster on illegal immigration."
  • RED ALERT: Romney To Gather Aides In Utah

    03/10/2014 7:01:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 111 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 3/10/14 | CHQ Staff
    The Washington Post reports that failed establishment Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is gathering his “political brain trust” at a swanky Park City, Utah ski chalet later this month. If political brains were a prerequisite for an invitation it seems like Romney could have held the gathering in the broom closet of one of his mansions, but conservatives should not dismiss the threat to the prospects for a conservative victory in 2016 that Romney revanchists represent. As The Post reports, and we hear from time to time with incredulity, there is chatter among some powerful GOP donors about another Romney...
  • Mitt Romney Is the 2016 Republican Front-Runner

    01/31/2014 7:59:27 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 63 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 30, 2014 | Matt Vasilogambros
    Mitt Romney leads the Republican field among New Hampshire primary voters for 2016. Yes, you read that right.
  • Mitt Romney Is the 2016 Republican Frontrunner (NH)

    01/30/2014 11:31:11 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 146 replies
    National Journal ^ | 1-30-14 | Matt Vasilogambros
    Mitt Romney leads the Republican field among New Hampshire primary voters for 2016. Yes, you read that right. Why not make it a third run for president? That's something that the former Republican nominee is definitely not thinking about right now. To put it in his own recent words: "Oh, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no." But that didn't stop the Virginia-based bipartisan policy firm Purple Strategies from adding his name to a recent survey for Granite State voters, which shows Romney in the lead with 25 percent support. Libertarian firebrand Rand Paul (who has...