Author Topic: Don't be surprised if Mitt Romney is on the GOP primary ballot BY HUGH HEWITT  (Read 425 times)

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I would love to see Romney on the GOP primary ballot. He was my first choice last time, and so far, he's my first choice for next time. He's proven that he is competent in executive areas - successful businessman, successful at rescuing the Olympics, successful governor. He also was very prescient about some of the things he said about where politics and the world were going. I think he'd do well at cleaning up the mess we have now.
He was unfairly labelled a silver spoon baby - he gave his inheritance to charity and earned his own money. The fact that he's a Mormon did hurt, but aren't there more people today who would like religious freedom for even more people?
But he's not exactly charismatic.

I'd like to at least be able to use him as a standard for competence and experience when we pick the next GOP candidate. We all know what happens when charisma wins out over competence and experience. I don't think we'd be much better off with a charismatic and inexperienced GOP President than we are with a dim one.

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No more freaking retreads already.

Truly, I'm not even sure we'll have an election in 2016.  Either this country will implode before then, or Obama will simply set himself up as dictator for life.
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I would love to see Romney on the GOP primary ballot. He was my first choice last time, and so far, he's my first choice for next time. He's proven that he is competent in executive areas - successful businessman, successful at rescuing the Olympics, successful governor. He also was very prescient about some of the things he said about where politics and the world were going. I think he'd do well at cleaning up the mess we have now.
He was unfairly labelled a silver spoon baby - he gave his inheritance to charity and earned his own money. The fact that he's a Mormon did hurt, but aren't there more people today who would like religious freedom for even more people?
But he's not exactly charismatic.

I'd like to at least be able to use him as a standard for competence and experience when we pick the next GOP candidate. We all know what happens when charisma wins out over competence and experience. I don't think we'd be much better off with a charismatic and inexperienced GOP President than we are with a dim one.

Nicely reasoned comment.  I suspect not all of them will be.
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Thanks, Lando.  :seeya:

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Romney will not win, but I'm sure the left would appreciate free wins being handed to them.
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There is a certain simplicity with hm as the candidate, as well. He was the better option, but voters selected style over substance and look what they got.

Voters get a chant their own mistake to correct.

Starting from scratch with an unknown, means it takes longer for voters to get to know him/her ( I expect him).

With Romney, the ads write themselves, including replaying Eastwood's convention speech punch lines, etc.

In fact the ads against any democrats write themselves, by joining any democrat to Obama's countless shortcomings and failures.

I want to hear a talking point every time a Republican opens his mouth, about "Obama and fellow democrats..."


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Don't be surprised if I don't vote for him!

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Nicely reasoned comment.  I suspect not all of them will be.

Agree.

And agree.
Character still matters.  It always matters.

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There is a certain simplicity with hm as the candidate, as well. He was the better option, but voters selected style over substance and look what they got.

Voters get a chant their own mistake to correct.

Starting from scratch with an unknown, means it takes longer for voters to get to know him/her ( I expect him).

With Romney, the ads write themselves, including replaying Eastwood's convention speech punch lines, etc.

In fact the ads against any democrats write themselves, by joining any democrat to Obama's countless shortcomings and failures.

I want to hear a talking point every time a Republican opens his mouth, about "Obama and fellow democrats..."




So do I.


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