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Obama failures and false promises creating Mittmentum for 2016?

Obama failures and false promises creating Mittmentum for 2016?

Has Mitt being right about just about everything, and Obama being a failure, finally made the case that Mitt didn’t make in 2012?

The latest frontrunner talk among the Republican insiders and DC media types is none other than Mitt Romney.

But are Americans ready for a third run for President by the 2012 GOP loser to Barack Obama?

With the economy in virtual stagnation for six years, Russia annexing Ukranian territory and Islamic terrorists on the doorstep of Baghdad — Mitt Romney (circa 2012) suddenly seems like a wise soothsayer:

“I’m saying in terms of a geopolitical opponent, the nation that lines up with the world’s worst actors, of course the greatest threat that the world faces is a nuclear Iran, and nuclear North Korea is already troubling enough, but when these terrible actors pursue their course in the world and we go to the United Nations looking for ways to stop them, when [Syrian President] Assad, for instance, is murdering his own people, we go to the United Nations and who is it that always stands up for the world’s worst actors? It is always Russia, typically with China alongside, and so in terms of a geopolitical foe, a nation that’s on the Security Council, that has the heft of the Security Council, and is of course a massive security power — Russia is the geopolitical foe.” – Mitt Romney, October 2012

Even CBS News has jumped on the Mitt 2016 bandwagon it seems.

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.

Romney once worried he’d be branded a “loser for life” by his party if he failed to unseat the president, but it hasn’t quite worked out that way. Despite the crowd of up-and-comers at his summit, many people there were more abuzz about the possibility that Romney himself could jump into the race in 2016.

Rommey “is the only person that can fill the stage,” said MSNBC host and former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough at a private dinner on the summit’s opening night, according to The Washington Post.

Romney himself seems to be fired up and attacked presumptive 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on foreign policy earlier this week.

Mitt Romney blasted President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over foreign policy Thursday, saying their leadership during Obama’s first term helped weaken America’s standing in the world.

The 2012 GOP presidential nominee went after Clinton in particular for arguing that the five Taliban detainees released last month in exchange for captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl aren’t a threat to the United States.

“That may be one of the most clueless responses I’ve heard in a long time, because of course you don’t throw our allies under the bus,” Romney said on Fox News. “You recognize as well we have soldiers in Afghanistan, and the reason we’re there in the first place is to protect United States’ interests and our security needs.”

“So I don’t know where she’s coming from,” he continued. “I frankly think this is a continuation of a pattern of the Obama-Hillary Clinton foreign policy, and it hasn’t worked.”

Real Clear Politics’ collection of 2016 Presidential surveys suggest that GOP primary voters have moved on from Mitt as most news organizations aren’t including him in the mix. But the success of the Netflix documentary about Romney’s life and career have been stoking ‘third-run’ rumors since it debuted.

Romney seemed pretty definitive four months ago when he talked to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he wouldn’t run in 2016.

It’s not like he would, um, flip flop, would he?

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DINORightMarie | June 14, 2014 at 6:36 pm

No. No Mitt. I believe he is going to respect his wife’s decision and heartfelt statement that she won’t go through that again – ever.

If the media and DC insiders are saying Mitt (instead of Jeb), what should that tell any sane person?!

NO, DON’T RUN THAT PERSON!!!

After McCain and Romney, and Dole before them………..LEARN THE LESSON [email protected] – JUST SAY NO!

Please God NO!

Don’t let this simpleton become the candidate again.

He’s a good and God fearing man but he has no clue how to win and probably wouldn’t be that effective a leader.

Yes, he’s better than Obama. But then ANYBODY would be better than Obama. (almost)

We need someone charismatic with a clear vision of how to straighten out the mess the liberals have gotten us into.

And that someone is NOT MITT ROMNEY!!!

    creeper in reply to jakee308. | June 15, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Forget “charisma”. We’ve had five and a half years of “charisma”. How about a little competence for a change? With some patriotism thrown in for good measure.

    NeoConScum in reply to jakee308. | June 15, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    “..simpleton..” “..how to straighten out the mess the Liberals have gotten us in to.”

    ADHD, eh, Jakee?? Good f***ing grief, did you hear or read nothing?

Two words: Ted Cruz

    Wisewerds in reply to snopercod. | June 14, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    From your lips to God’s ears!

    Estragon in reply to snopercod. | June 15, 2014 at 12:06 am

    Just what America wants – another first term Senator who speaks well but lacks any significant management experience.

      Uncle Samuel in reply to Estragon. | June 15, 2014 at 9:15 am

      Cruz has been an Attorney General in one of the nation’s largest states.

      The problem with Obama is his pernicious IDEOLOGY, lack of respect for human life, disrespect for the law, hatred of America’s Constitution and guiding principles, plus his personality defects: immaturity, selfishness and narcissism (and much more), not inexperience.

      Cruz has none of this.

        creeper in reply to Uncle Samuel. | June 15, 2014 at 10:39 am

        Nor does he have the eligibility.

        This is just mind-boggling. Reps screamed to the skies about Obastard’s pedigree making him ineligible and now are elevating two of their own “un-natural”-born citizens. No wonder they’re referred to as the party of stupid.

It’s early. It won’t be Mitt.

Wow! If he’s good enough for Joe Scarborough, he’s good enough for … Joe Scarborough!

Seriously, folks, Romney is a good and decent man, and I have a lot of respect for him. But I don’t think he’s tough enough for the current battle.

Please, God, spare us this unholy fate.

Why is someone who couldn’t beat John McCain in 2008 and Obama in 2012 anyone’s idea of a front-runner in 2016? He was only the nominee in 2012 because he was the tallest, least stupid midget in a field of total losers. He had self-confidence issues which made him take the overwhelming victory he won in the first debate and allow Obama and Candy Crowley tag-team him in the second, allowing Benghazi to be taken out of play, refusing to bring it up in the third.

His fatal flaw was that he didn’t have any hunger for the job. I don’t mean the rabid craven powerlust many politicians have, nor McCain’s selfish crusade to secure the nomination he felt Dubya robbed him of only to quit because he’d rather die than oppose his beloved Democrats. No, I mean that he didn’t have an urgency to win born of a need to save the Republic from ruin. When (not if) he lost, he would go back to his lovely family and giant bank account and the destruction Obama and the Dems would wreak wouldn’t be felt by his people at all. His lack of ego may be laudable compared to craven glory hounds like Obama, but without feeling he needed to save the country, he didn’t step up and we’re all worse off for it.

This doesn’t even include the inconvenient truth that many people still hate and resent rich people (unless they’re celebs, pro jocks, or liberal) and the same character assassination playbook will be run by the JournoList media. They’d replay that 47% tape and ask about birth control and what’s Mitt going to say, “I was totally right about all the things that have happened these past 4 years, so here’s your chance to do-over. How about it?” Right. Because the sheeple who kept the proven failure Obama because they hated your rich butt are going to admit they were wrong and pass on the next chance to Make History and vote for you. No.

    snopercod in reply to DirkBelig. | June 15, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Excellent!

    creeper in reply to DirkBelig. | June 15, 2014 at 10:46 am

    You have to wonder if maybe Romney didn’t fear the job was harder than even he could face. Maybe his tentativeness had more to do with fear that he might actually win and find himself with a mess he couldn’t straighten out.

    Either way, you’re right. He just never seemed to have the fire in the belly it takes.

Mitt was on the Neil Cavuto show this week and he again stated he wasn’t running again. But he did say he’s willing to help whomever is chosen to represent the GOP. Lets hope thats either Rand Paul, Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson, Allen West just to name a few patriots that would get my vote.

you want to lose again? if so, nominate Mitt Romney. I for one will never hold my nose and vote for RomneyMcCainDoleBush again. Look at the fine mess we are in! We need someone with B_ _ _s who will take bold action to save our country. We are in deep DODO– and the fools want to nominate Romney– WAKE UP.

    Radegunda in reply to sdharms. | June 15, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Since neither Romney nor McCain nor Dole has held the presidency, the “fine mess we are in” can’t be attributed to holding your nose and voting for them (unless you voted for them in the primaries). Maybe the people who wouldn’t hold their noses and vote for Romney are the ones who got us deeper into this mess.

stevewhitemd | June 14, 2014 at 11:06 pm

I liked Mitt and voted for him in both 2008 and 2012. I do think his time has passed. I’d be pleased as punch if President Cruz, President Perry, or President Palin chose him to be the next Treasury Secretary.

Mitt is preferable to McCain for whom I voted in 08. Still I want I clean start in 16.

TrooperJohnSmith | June 15, 2014 at 1:18 am

Oh, please… you don’t have to be Nostradamus to have seen through all 0bama’s 2008/2012 campaign lies and bullsh!t.

Mittmenum? A big government, AGW-believing GOP insider?

No… Cruz Control for 2016!

Obama is opportunistic was obvious at redistributive change.

Uncle Samuel | June 15, 2014 at 9:20 am

Mitt is not the sweet, mild, God-fearing man on the inside – he’s a progressive, aggressive, cut-throat businessman. Romney used the system and taxpayer dollars to make himself filthy rich. His governorship was the model for Obama’s presidency.

During the primary, Mitt attacked Republican with ruthless Alinsky tactics and then turned about and played nice with Obama in the General Election.

He is not to be trusted.

I have all manner of contempt for Mitt Romney and his sons are following in his footsteps.

    Uncle Samuel in reply to Uncle Samuel. | June 15, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Romney is a liar of the first order. I counted 8 lies in the Jacksonville Primary Debate alone.

    He’s a Wolf in Lamb’s clothing like the Bushes.

Oh, please no! We’ll never get rid of Obamacare with Romney in the White House.

I’d like to say the Republican establishment isn’t THAT stupid. But they’re always trying to show everyone that they really are that stupid.

During the Romney campaign I kept waiting for some statement by him that he had any belief in liberty and freedom for the common man. I had to wait a long time and when he finally did say something about liberty or freedom and actually used the words his statement was very weak and half hearted. I concluded that principles of liberty just weren’t important to him. Sometimes what people leave out and don’t say is as important as what they do say.

So it seems like the consensus is… NO Mitt! Heh.

Whilst the geniuses are piling on Mitt, how’bout some Evil Booosh Bashing from “Watch us shoot ourselves in the heads” conservatives,’Yo!!

PersonFromPorlock | June 15, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Nah. Time for the ‘pubbies to free their inner suicide and run Michael Bloomberg.

i’m never voting for another RINO. i’ll still go the polls, because if you don’t vote, you can’t complain, but i’m done with the whole “electable” lie.

that’s why, come November, i’ll be voting for the Green Party candidtate for governor here in #Failifornia, not the RINO carpetbagger #CashAndCarry

Mittens didn’t even *try* to win in 2012… he was tougher on the other GOP candidates than he was on Barry the Dimwitted

Henry Hawkins | June 15, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Bob Dole’s available.

Henry Hawkins | June 16, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Romney is not running. He’s angling for a 2016 Cabinet post.

The party should and will move on from Romney. I will say I both like him personally and think he’d have made a good president, but his time has come and gone. Put him in charge of the Treasury Department or something.

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