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Stephen Kruiser

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August 27, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Run Mitt, run!

The day after Mitt Romney opened the door to another possible presidential run, a new poll shows he has a huge lead among likely 2016 Iowa Republican caucus voters.

According to a USA Today/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday, 35 percent of likely GOP caucus voters would vote for the 2012 GOP nominee in 2016. When Romney’s name was added to the pool, no other candidate received double-digit votes.

The survey comes as rumors have begun to swirl about a potential Romney bid for president in 2016. After months of insisting that he will not run again, the former Massachusetts governor on Tuesday acknowledged that “circumstances can change.”

When I talk to Republicans who aren’t opposed to the idea of Romney 3.0, their arguments are usually that “he’s a nice guy” and “he would have done a much better job than Obama is doing now.”

Both are true. Both are also irrelevant.

We’re voting for the leader of the free world and a commander in chief when we vote for president, not a drinking buddy. Whether he or she is “nice” shouldn’t play into the decision.

As to the second point, there is a hummingbird who is often outside my window when I write that would have done a better job than Obama is doing. In fact, the list of people who fit that description is overwhelmingly lengthy.

There was, however, one thing Romney couldn’t do better than Barack Obama: run for president.

Maybe it’s because he was a nice guy, but Romney was a lousy candidate. He had one good debate, and that was due more to Obama’s arrogance and lack of preparation. The press was caught rather flat-footed for that one too. Both the president and his MSM minions made sure that didn’t happen again and Mitt was pretty much defeated by Candy Crowley.

The press would love to see Mitt run again because they know he’ll seem invincible all through the primaries and then nice guy his way to a drubbing in the general by Fauxcahontas.

Republicans never seem to be able to resist the candidates that the MSM won’t stop talking about. It’s their “Lucy promising she won’t pull the football away this time” and, bless their Charlie Brown hearts, they keep falling for it.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.
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The main purpose of the Romney candidacy was not to win the election. The main purpose was to prevent a conservative from winning and offering a true choice in the election. That would have strengthened the Tea Party. The 2012 election was about defeating the Tea Party, not defeating Obama. The 2014 primary cycle was about driving a final stake in the Tea Party, the only enemy of Republican Liberal leadership. The Tea Party is the one thing that terrifies and unites Republicans and Democrats. And Mitt Romney was determined to stop it.
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Romney was a disaster in 2012, he'll be an even bigger disaster in 2016. He was willing to insinuate that Newt was an influence peddler and barely stopped short of calling him a criminal. But he wanted it to be clear that Comrade was a nice guy. We don't need a nominee who plays smash mouth against Republicans and then plays footsies with the Democrats.
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I agree with Kentfromohio. Romney was part of the Demican-Republicrat party. He was the dog that wouldn't hunt, the gentlemen who rolled over and played dead on command. Clinton Inc. will grind him up and spit him out if he plays the same strategy. But for us TEA party people we must organize into a winning strategy against the Demican-Republicrat alliance that will lie, cheat, steal, to get their way. We must win the hearts and minds of a vast majority of Americans and expand our base considerably. The D-R will steal the election unless TEA party types get 60% or more.

--ZilWerks
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Groan. I can't believe the news is so slow that pundits are wasting valuable electrons on Romney 2016. The better question might be "Why did Republican primary voters in 2012 do this to us?"

By the way, on the PJ homepage this column has a sub-heading on "the Mittjebbers." I was hoping to see some linkage between Mitt's failure and Jeb's prospects against Hillary. Of his prospects for the nomination I have no doubt -- it's his for the taking.
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It doesn't matter who the GOP puts up if they aren't willing to fight liek a demonrat. McCain and Mitt tried taking the high road and talk about the issues while obama and the media bashed em on personal issues at every turn. McCain even chastised and apologized when one of his people referred to Obama as Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

A strong defense of often a strong offense. If you busy responding to personal attacks, you can't go on the offensive with your message. If the GOP candidate isn't willing to push and keep Hillary (or whomever the Dems come up with) on dense, they will lose again. And Romney had him on national security and foreign affairs and he let Candy deflect from the Benghazi issue. And then we started hearing about dogs on car roofs and what happened in high school. Game over.
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Run, Mitt, Run! Far, far, away that is. Stay there, and don't come back.

Of course the dems want liberal republicans like him to run! Even if by some miracle he does happen to win the election, they ultimately get what they want anyway; at a slower pace maybe, but overall a Romney or Jeb candidacy would be a win-win for them.
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You know, I've gotten used to all the unsuccessful Java scripts making my computer's fan run in overdrive, but when the Toyota video actually blocks the headlines, it makes this site awfully hard to deal with.
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Adblock.

https://adblockplus.org/


If enough of us block their ads, they will be forced to tone them down or lose revenue.

If you are NOT using Adblock, why aren't you?

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Just out of curiosity...what browser are you running? And what version?
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He lacks the glibness some demand in their politicians, but no one else comes close to being as qualified as the highly successful and fundamentally decent Mitt Romney. But a nation stupid enough to elect Obama is stupid enough to reject Mitt Romney.
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Romney is a flip-flopping, cheesy politician, the likes of whom we have way too many already.

I hope & pray a true leader emerges sometime soon but so far no such someone is on the horizon. If we get any one of the current crop of clown-car riders lined up for the 2016 election, another Democrat victory for the WH is assured.
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Your idea of "qualified" needs reconsideration. Romney has only ever won one election in his entire Inevitably Electable™ political career.
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Winning elections doesn't make one qualified. Obama is a case in point. Romney is a hard working problem solver. He is exactly what America needs.
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Winning elections isn't sufficient, but it is necessary.
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He's a finger in the wind hypocrite, who has no clue about our Constitution.

He's poison. Fundamentally decent? He's a lying sack of donkey dung.

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He's exactly what we don't need, someone who doesn't understand what government shouldn't try to do.

Romneycare.
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The main purpose of the Romney candidacy was not to win the election. The main purpose was to prevent a conservative from winning and offering a true choice in the election. That would have strengthened the Tea Party. The 2012 election was about defeating the Tea Party, not defeating Obama. The 2014 primary cycle was about driving a final stake in the Tea Party, the only enemy of Republican Liberal leadership. The Tea Party is the one thing that terrifies and unites Republicans and Democrats. And Mitt Romney was determined to stop it.
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Mitt was/is a horrible campaigner.

It makes one wonder if he was so busy trying to be nice (the overwhelming credential for 75% of the populace) would he have the inclination to be nasty to our enemies?

Obama, on the other hand, is a gifted campaigned (where verbal flatulence is a important credential for 75% of the population.

Ted Williams was a fabulous hitter, but he was an abysmal hitting instructor.

And on and on and on...
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"Mitt was/is a horrible campaigner."

Oh, I don't know. He seemed to manage a combination of Ghengis Khan and General Sherman when he was campaigning against his Republican opponents. He fought hard and dirty and with determination.

Odd how he became Mr. Milquetoast once he had the nomination.

Odd....

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Not odd if you consider the strong possibility that someone "whispered" something into Romney's ear to persuade him to play along with the Obama-must-win-no-matter-what game.
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SHHHH!!!!

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>>Republicans never seem to be able to resist the candidates that the MSM won’t stop talking about.

I think this is why we are seeing Rick Perry being nibbled on by a pack of mice. They want to give him the Palin treatment to get him off the board.
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