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November 4, 2013 - 8:47 am
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Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican candidate Mitt Romney said Sunday that the government shutdown was not a good idea on the part of the GOP, and he threw out a few names that could get the GOP nod in 2016.

“With regards to what’s going on in Washington lately with the shutdown, if you will, to try and replace or defund Obamacare, look there’s no question that every Republican that I know of wants to see Obamacare replaced, repealed and repaired,” Romney said on NBC’s Meet the Press.

“At the same time, the tactic of shutting down government is one which I thought was not a good tactic in the first place, I thought it would not be effective and it was not effective,” he added. “You heard this morning, for instance, the campaign manager of Ken Cuccinelli said that when they were talking about the shutdown, they were having a hard time, but now they’re talking about Obamacare and his campaign is doing better and better.”

“The shutdown was not the right way to go in my view, but the right way to replace Obamacare is to elect Republicans to the Senate and the House and ultimately to the White House and repair Obamacare, replace it and put in place something that’s going to do a better job for the American people and let them keep the insurance they were promised they could keep in the first place.”

Romney brushed off assertions that he didn’t work hard enough in his campaign, saying “we were all in, 110 percent, and we wanted to win very desperately.”

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Romney didn't even win his own frigging home state - either one of them!! What in the bloody hell does he know about who could win in 2016?? Why is anyone even listening to him? He got his a** kicked by a poindexter wearing a propeller cap. Romney, do us all a favor and just go golfing or windsurfing or something.
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If Christie is the nominee, the party might not be worth saving.
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Why, exactly, are we paying any attention to the guy who lost against an incumbent with the worst economic, domestic policy, and international relations records in decades?

The guy who couldn't even rip apart Obamacare because he was so fatally flawed by being the godparent of Romneycare?

Christie could be the savior of the party? Seriously?!?

The only thing missing from this fluff piece is the obligatory Ann Coulter quote regarding electability.
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If Chris Christie is the Republican nominee in 2016, I'll write in Ted Cruz's name. I have no intention of voting for a blimp that in no way represents my political values.

If the Republican Party wants my vote, let them nominate an unequivocally conservative candidate. Any other choice just proves they don't respect my beliefs and values.
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110%? What about those stories that said Romney didn't even want to run let alone actually be president? I don't know if that's true because I largely ignored the whole campaign because the GOP again chosen the worst turkey of the lot.

Christie will be much the same. For one obvious thing: does anyone actually believe the Democrats or their media lapdogs won't have a field day with Christie's weight? They'll roast him for it, comparing the fat, greedy Republican to lean (by comparison) and for the people (with other people's money) Hillary.
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Thank you and your ilk for enabling Obama to get reelected.
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We don't need to save our party, we need to save the country. If this means allowing the Republican party to crash and burn, so be it. It will be replaced with something else (like how the UKIP rises in the UK).
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I was a big supporter of Mitt Romney, however I now realize how naïve he was and still is about political warfare. There is a big country between the east side of the Hudson and the West Coast. Chris Christie is a self-indulged blowhard who is toxic to the great middle. His Keynote Address sounded like Mel Brooks' Hitler with "HEIL TO MYSELF."
We do not need the Northeast Corridor picking our candidate again, think McCain, Bushes and Ford. We need a practical no holds barred candidate who will be fearless in explaining the current situation and providing some common sense solutions. I have no regard for what George Will, Kathleen Parker, Peggy Noonan, Bill Kristol and their ilk think. They are excellent at surrendering at the first sign of difficulty. They have to stay within their flock and never ever look up.
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Our party? Our nominee?
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It's the primaries that are most important for America's future, and the TEA Party bench is going to be much deeper in 2016 than it was in 2012. Establishment money won in 2012 and rammed Mitt "Romneycare" Romney down our throats, because all the TEA Party could field was flawed and damaged, this will not be true in 2016.

"Elections aren't won by moving to the center, elections are won by exciting the base to drag their friends, family, and neighbors to the polls." Jacksonian Libertarian
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The last loser supports the next loser. God help us....Please!
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The question is who will LEAD. Candidates taking their cues from the media are followers and worst, they're following the wrong people!

So the cure for losing via moderation is... MORE moderation?

An effective conservative candidate is one who turns on the mental lights for low information voters. Romney failed at that because he didn't even try.
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I would rather not have to deal with Two Faces Have I....although I guess I WOULD vote for Lou Christie instead.

Working across the aisle doesn't mean walking down it in a Dennis Rodman wedding dress with the radical leftists.

The Republicans main problem is not who to elect, it is how to get the truth to the American public when the information stream is polluted with lies, distortions, misinformation, disinformation, and an all out assault on anyone or anything who opposes radical leftism.

The hapless and feckless Republican "messaging" has left America to fend for itself with no "home team". It is true that the battle is very difficult because the umpires in the Agenda Media are all co-conspirators and flunky bagmen for radical leftism...which is all the more reason we need a lineup of Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle and Babe Ruth.

Instead we get Teddy Bear, Mickey Mouse and Beanie Babies.

We are on our own. I don't believe in this RINO nonsense....these aren't Republicans in Name Only....those ARE the Republicans.
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"I don't believe in this RINO nonsense....these aren't Republicans in Name Only....those ARE the Republicans." THANK YOU!! I've been saying this for a while. We should officially retire the term RINO. Let's change it to CINO - conservative in name only!
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