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Subject: Unlikely? Very ..... Impossible? Not really. Because of the sad state of the Republican party ......

Romney would immediately be "in the thick of it"
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Date Posted: Thu December 03, 2015 11:39:46
In reply to: Doncha think? 's message, "Mitt Romney should consider running" on Fri November 27, 2015 18:56:21

Mitt Romney did not win. But many people who voted for Obama are now very disillusioned and say that if they had to do it again, they would have voted for Romney.

When you consider what the nation will face eleven months from now—when it’s time to choose a new President, and there’s no way out—it’s easy to be drawn to strange alternatives. There is a notion that maybe, after seeing the mess that the party is in, Romney might become a candidate after all. He could be a savior.

There is not out of the realm of possibility. The Washington Post, assessing Romney’s theoretical re-emergence, focussed on the persistent worry among the Republican elitists over the rise of Donald Trump and Ben Carson, which it described as “anxiety bordering on panic” and might also be described as deep depression bordering on anxiety. Carson, or so recent polls suggest, is fading (he knows zilch about foreign policy) and Trump continues to lead among Republicans in state and national polls no matter what "gaffes" he makes. His absurd nonsense claiming that thousands of Muslims in New Jersey cheered the attacks on September 11, 2001 and his making fun of a New York Times reporter’s physical disability (which of course he denied doing) make him a very shaky potential nominee indeed.

Consider this about Romney. A recent Boston Globe poll found that, at least among likely New Hampshire primary voters, Romney was solidly in first place. Food for thought.

It is not beyond the realm of possibility that Trump will self-destruct. Carson has all but done that already. Ship Fiorina has already sailed. So who is left?

Ted Cruz? Unlikely. If he were the nominee the Repubs might as well raise the white flag of surrender. Much too far right to be elected.

Marco Rubio? He is having trouble keeping up with Cruz.

Jeb Bush? People do NOT want a Bush III Presidency.

Chris Christie? Having got a major union endorsement, he could conceivably pass Cruz, Rubio and Bush. But he still has a big credibility problem with Bridgegate.

Kasich? The man is simply not likable. He comes across as nasty whenever he opens his mouth. And he is incredibly anti-women. Hmmmm, that may be true about the others as well.

Rand Paul? Alfred E. Newman would have a better chance to get the nomination.

Rick Santorum? If it were up to him, all birth control would be illegal. Does anyone really want this man to be our President?

So that brings us to Romney, a vry successful businessman and former Massachusetts governor. He was compromised by a video that showed him saying that forty-seven per cent of Americans saw themselves as victims, dependent on government help. “There’s some things I’d do differently,” he recently told The Atlantic’s editor, James Bennet, and the thing that he said he most regretted was his inability to persuade society’s less fortunate that he truly cared about their welfare—“Darn it, I wish I could do that properly!” he said, and may even have meant it. But it’s not hard to look at Romney through the eyes of Republican elitists (whoever they are): as someone who has run for office, has experience governing a state, and who (unlike, say, a certain former Hewlett-Packard C.E.O.) actually built a very successful business. Some Democrats might even vote for him, as they once did in Massachusetts. In other words, Romney could be viewed as the sort of person that Republicans used to nominate, and someone who, in 2016, could be moderate enough to attract a huge amount of voters.

The main reason people consider him unlikely is because he has not shown an interest in running.

But possibly, behind the scenes, he is considering the present Republican mess and may be re-assessing the matter.

Personally I would like to see him enter the race. It might make it a lot more interesting. I don't know whethr I would vote for him but I would not rule it out either.

I hope that the "NO." poster would elaborate a bit. Did he say "NO." because he does not want Romney to run or because he thinks that it simply won't happen.

I'm not sure "What's In The Cards" but I guess we'll find out fairly soon.

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Mitt had his chance and couldn't get it done (NT)Considering him is an indication of how bad the field isThu December 03, 2015 12:20:19

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