Romney Rising?

Romney Rising?


Is this just nostalgia for the candidate who ran against Barack Obama, the worst President ever?  Or something different?

“Some even said Romney’s new status is a direct result of Obama’s unpopularity, coupled with the fact Romney turned out to be right on many of the issues he raised in 2012 and with which Obama is grappling. One example, is Russia. In 2012, Romney said Russia would become America’s enemy No. 1 and two years later, America agrees with him.”

“Democrats don’t want to be associated with Barack Obama right now, but Republicans are dying to be associated with Mitt Romney,” Spencer Zwick, a longtime Romney confidant who chaired his national finance committee, told the Washington Post.  “Candidates, campaigns and donors in competitive races are calling saying, ‘Can we get Mitt here?’ They say, ‘We’ve looked at the polling, and Mitt Romney moves the needle for us.’ That’s somewhat unexpected for someone who lost the election.”

This isn’t an endorsement from me, because there are at least three other solid conservative candidates I would love to see as President, but there is merit to this rise in Romney’s popularity. People are so sickened by what has been done to this country by Barack Obama and his minions for the last 6 years, that it’s only natural that they (and by “they” I mean non-wonky types who don’t follow politics obsessively like the rest of us) tend to remember the man who warned them, repeatedly, during a Presidential campaign, what would happen if Obama was elected.  It all did happen.  And much, much worse.

From the Politico Magazine article:

“Where Romney stands out versus every failed nominee of the last half century is that he, a lifelong businessman with just one successful four-year stint as governor of Massachusetts, is not a career politician. Why might this matter in 2016? Presidential elections are typically about a pendulum swing. A view among many at the conference (aptly titled “The Future of American Leadership”) was the perception of too much rampant incompetence for too long—by both parties. Peggy Noonan echoed this sentiment in a recent column for the Wall Street Journal: “Americans hate incompetence”… and “they’ve seen it now from two administrations.”

Call Mitt Romney what you will, but his core competence is just that: competence. Unlike career politicians who tend to rise or fall on the level of their oratory, Mitt is, at his core, a chief executive. No doubt Mitt is more comfortable tackling complex problems and analyzing data than kissing babies or yucking it up on a rope line. But maybe that’s what America needs in 2016, and given the multitude of today’s challenges, maybe the Quinnnipiac poll reflects the growing view that it’s what we needed all along.”


Then there are those who say not just no to a Romney resurrection, but a hearty HELL NO:

“Others alleging that Romney is “poised for a comeback” have quickly forgotten how Romney made President Barack Obama, one of the most elitist and crony capitalist presidents in recent memory, seem like a common man who cared about average Americans when compared to him.

Henry, in Politico Magazine, also tried to assert that Romney is “not a career politician,” but didn’t note that Romney can only claim that because he lost his Senate race to Ted Kennedy, the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, and the presidential race in 2012. Perhaps Romney is an “attempted career politician.” Moreover, Romney’s waffling on a myriad of issues ranging from health care, abortion, his support for Ronald Reagan, and his primary state of residence is the characteristic that defines him and career politicians like John Kerry, Al Gore, and Hillary Clinton.

In 2012, Romney did not excite the conservative base, turned off working-class voters who believed he did not care about their concerns, and lost minority voters by huge landslides. He wasn’t even good at the inside-the-beltway game – he actually thought Donna Brazile was Gwen Ifill.

Republicans need blue-collar Reagan Democrats and more minorities to win presidential elections. Romney – and his loyalists – disastrously proved in 2012 that he can attract neither, and there is no indication Romney would be able to do so in 2016.”

It’s way too early to even guess what will happen within either the Democrat or Republican party.  I expect several unpredictable scenarios to arise in the next few months.  You know and I know we will be subject to all manner of political drama before we get a nominee.  But know this – it will be an epic campaign and Presidential election cycle.

What do YOU think of this recent Romney Resurrection Rodeo?  Would you be in favor of another Romney nomination?  What if he chooses someone like Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy, or Rick Perry as his Vice-Presidential nominee?  Who do YOU think will be the Republican nominee?  I would love to see your opinions in the comments below.

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  • Pat says:

    I’m a no on the Romney nomination, although I’d love to see him as a future cabinet member in the Cruz presidency! Give me Trey Gowdy as AttnGen. We really need a good female candidate as VP — possibly a Condi Rice, or a Susana Martinez, either would be fantastic.
    My dreams, I know. We just need to keep the press from nominating our candidates — something that’s happened in the past.

    • Catherine Wilkinson says:

      totally, absolutely agree, Pat…especially about Trey Gowdy. And they aren’t dreams. I believe this election (I know, we say it about all of them) will be epic.

  • John Sarich says:

    I think we are seeing the beginning of change in what voters want. And what they want is competence in leadership. Romney exudes competence and his strong business background, is being correct on all of the major issues gives him credibility and a willingness of people to follow him. As for Rand, Ted, et al. There is a reason why senators are rarely elected President – Obama being both the exception and the reason. I have some concerns about Mitt, but honesty and integrity aren’t among them.

  • Proof says:

    I would love to see Romney in the cabinet of our next president, but not C-in-C. He has too much baggage and is squishy when it comes to the core of conservatism. How was it he described himself? “Severely conservative”. It’s like he’s trying to speak a second language.

    He’s a good man, I wouldn’t mind him as my neighbor, but I wouldn’t want him as my president. (Unless there was no other choice!)

  • Serfer62 says:

    He lost to the Manchurian Rino
    He lost to Affirmative Action selection
    He has contempt for Conservatives

    I’ll vote for a Kommie before I vote for another squish

  • Merle says:

    “You know and I know we will be subject to all manner of political drama before we get a nominee. ”

    I thought the drama had already started, or doesn’t Hillary count? 🙂

  • Jean Coombs says:

    YES, I absolutely would love to see a Romney Ressurection! He has proven how capable he is at running successful businesses, turning around a failing Olympics, and has certainly proven he can handle himself on foreign policy matters. He is a man of character and conviction whose only desire is to serve the nation he loves as has been evidenced by the life he’s lived…a life full of service to his family, his faith, his country, and countless others. We need a leader with a moral compass and this man is Mitt Romney!!! He was right in 2012 but he is even more needed in 2016!! It’s not even a doubt in my mind…it should be Mitt Romney!!!!

  • Katrina LG Lantz says:

    I’m totally there for the Romney revival. He doesn’t seem to want this type of attention, but too bad. We need a man like him to lead our country away from the brink. He loves the Constitution, respects checks and balances, and believes in local government to govern local concerns like education. The nation would look totally different under a Romney presidency. Better. The best of America’s past and present. That’s my dream, and it’ll take a statesman like Romney to understand why and how we must return to founding principles.

  • Mandy says:

    Love Mitt Romney. He is a brilliant leader. Only because of voter fraud and extreme right refusing to vote for him ( talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face!) did he lose. #mittromney2016

  • Elaine Sloan says:

    Yes, let’s get it right this time. America needs a leader, a lover of American exceptionalism, a person of integrity and honesty, someone who does not seek the office for personal gain, someone who has a vested interest in America’s future (grandchildren) – Mitt Romney is that person. We need to #DraftRomney .

  • Jared says:

    Yes, without question. There is NO ONE more qualified to lead us out of the crises our country is currently in. He has the support, he has the experience, he has the donors, and most importantly, HE HAS NO DIRTY LAUNDRY! They’ve used everything they can on him. After his vindication in front of the entire world, he will be an unstoppable force…. especially against the likes of Hillary, who’s failed policies Romney warned us against time and time again.

  • Kate says:

    Love how all you Romney folks ban together. Yes, Romney is a very nice man who has a history of doing some really great things. I voted for him in the last presidential election. He had 2 chances to get it done and couldn’t. He needs to move into elder statesman mode and help to nurture and get elected our young guns across the country and move away for running for POTUS. We need someone else. Thanks for visiting the blog.

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  • Janice says:

    I believe Mitt Romney will be our next president in 2016! I absolutely think he is the right man for the job! I am not republican nor democrat….. I vote for the man not the party!!!!! Love Mitt Romney!!!

  • Ron66 says:

    Would could and will rival even Ronald Reagan as a leader. But wait, what’s this about suggesting a Canadian born person might be VP? Seriously?

  • joeydg says:

    We want Mitt Romney to run for President of The United States in 2016! His conservative fiscal values, successful executive leadership, and strong moral character are exactly what our country needs!

    If you’re on FaceBook, help us send a strong and loud message that we want Mitt for President by signing the petition, and by liking this Mitt Romney fan page:

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