Could Mitt Romney run – and win – in 2016?

A Quinnipiac University poll released last Wednesday showed 45% of voters now believe the country would have been better off it Mitt Romney had won the 2012 election. And now it looks like at least some in the Republican Party believe we could be seeing a President Romney in 2016.

During an appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball on Monday, conservative Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) told Chris Matthews he believes Romney will run – and win – in 2016.

“I think he actually is gonna run for president,” Chaffetz said. “He probably doesn’t want me to say that.”

“A hundred times he says he’s not, but Mitt Romney has always accomplished what he’s set out to do,” he continued. “I think he’s proven right on a lot of stuff. I happen to be in the camp that thinks he’s actually going to run, and I think he will be the next president of the United States.”

On radio this morning, Glenn reacted to Chaffetz’s assertion and took a broader look at the 2016 Republican candidate pool.

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“Here’s where I think he’s right,” Glenn said of Chaffetz. “Mitt has strangely not ridden off in the sunset. And, you know, he said he wants to be one of the founders or the elder statesman for the Republican Party. And who do they have? I think the press even knows Jeb Bush is just a non-starter. Chris Christie is a non-starter.”

Interestingly, both Christie and Bush perform well in the polls despite their pedigree and negative media attention. While Glenn dismisses Christie’s chances, he did admit someone like Bush or Romney appeals to the establishment.

“The press and the establishment wants somebody like Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush, and so they will run those guys again. And so I really think that Mitt Romney would run again,” Glenn said. “I think he’s a really honest, genuine, decent man who I disagree with. But I disagree with a lot of politicians on a lot of things. But if your character is good and I disagree with everybody in the room, I’ll go with the guy with character. Mitt Romney, I believe, has good character. Beyond that, I think he’s wrong on a lot of things.”

Other Republican names tossed around include Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Marco Rubio (R-FL), former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Wisconsin Governor Paul Walker, and Texas Governor Rick Perry. Glenn believes both Walker and Perry could have a real chance.

“I think Scott Walker has a good chance. He’s got a really great record,” Glenn said. “Let’s go to Rick Perry for a second… If Rick Perry is smart and continues to play his cards right and actually do something – find some ways to get control of our border – Rick Perry will have a really good shot at coming out of that 3% area.”

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  • landofaahs

    Just when I think you’ve said the stupidest thing ever, you keep on talking.

  • Debra Oneil

    nope. I won’t vote for him. I will go libertarian again. no more puppets.

    • Anonymous

      I voted for Romney. I will gladly do so again.

      • landofaahs

        No more retreads that will not finish off the opponent when he had the chance. He had his chance and he clutched.i

        • mikedeglaiko

          He did far better than anyone else would have.

      • wreeves

        I sat home rather than vote for an arrogant flip-flopper. I will glady do so again should the Republicans be stupid enough to choose Romney as our candidate.

        • mikedeglaiko

          Then you will only be helping the Democrats. Wrong strategy.

    • a view from street level

      your part of the problem

      • Johnny Olson

        No, the problem is that if you have a liberal with a D after his name running against a liberal with an R after his name, the vote truly does not matter. We NEED to elect conservatives in the primaries or we will continue to slide into socialism/communism.

        • jmaster67

          Right! I love this crazy logic that says you HAVE to vote for the R because he’s not as bad as the D.
          Also this lie (that even Glenn believes) that not to vote IS to vote is terrible logic. If the next election is Hillary vs Romney then I will declare support for Hillary AND THEN NOT VOTE. Therefore, if she wins, you can’t blame me because by not voting I voted for Romney!

    • Crassus

      That’s really swift. Voting for a libertarian whose main issue is legalizing smoke a dope.

      • Johnny Olson

        I am not a libertarian, but your comment only proves that you know nothing about the libertarian candidates. You are no better than the uninformed democrats.

      • landofaahs

        Actually our founding fathers were all for the individual treating himself even by bleeding. People were given maximum freedom but they were responsible for their decisions also. Frankly they can stick hot coals up their nose for all I care. Just don’t ask me to treat you afterwards. If they want to smoke dope who cares? They have to answer to god for what they do, not me.

    • zemla

      Right on miss!

    • Aaron LeMaster

      Probably staying home and NOT voting…

    • landofaahs

      Glenn has this idea that it is a mormon that will save this nation according to prediction by some mormon. It’s one of the tenets I believe of his religion. Perhaps he means Harry Reid.

      • Cameron Vance

        It won’t be Reid or Romney. Although Romney is a good man with a good heart, it won’t be anyone from their generations that saves this nation.

        No, it would be from one of the mormons of my generation, if anyone.

        And its no one particular mormon that would fufil that “prophecy” It would be a whole bunch of them.

      • wreeves

        And Harry Poter will save this nation just about as quickly as a mormon.

  • Anonymous

    I still can’t trust him. NO because of Romney Care and his weakness on the 2nd Amendment.

    • a view from street level

      dido stop opening your mouth and you won’t sound like obama or killary

    • Anonymous

      ….. and because he won’t even use the truth or real facts to pin the competition to the wall in a debate.
      Nope, there has to be someone better, the Reluctant Candidate, the person that doesn’t want to run, that has to run, feel & breathe the real core of our nation, that has understanding of its people, and when they stand up they don’t stop….. and at all events has their head & game on.
      Dot get me wrong… he’s a good man, misguided on some issues, but overall a good man.
      We need someone different for the coming years – someone that’s bound by our core values, can lead, an intact vision, touched by Wisdom, project US back on the path of the Rule of Law & not the rule of man [ I.e. – situational judgement/ethics] willing to make the hard decisions because to dig US out from under this economic & foreign policy heap is going to take some broad shoulders…. and a good team to back them up.
      I know one thing its not Hillary…. she’ll just drag US farther down the rabbit hole.

  • Anonymous

    WHY does the establishment keep pushing someone that we have already rejected? We didn’t vote for him or we stayed home because we didn’t want him. What don’t you understand.

    • a view from street level

      he didn’t win because of obama’s voter fraud. Just go back to chicgo and look at the fraud he perpetuated back then do you think he is going to change

    • Elizabeth Wesley

      He actually won the election. Obama cheated the votes.

    • LucyGirl2011

      That’s the most stupid reason I have ever heard….so you stayed home because you didn’t want to vote for Romney????? Then let’s assume you are happy with the what you got? What idiocy?

      • Anonymous

        FYI…I voted against Obama,,,yes, I voted Romney. It was not because I liked Romney, but because I disliked Obama. How’s them apples? A lot of people did not show up to vote and Obama stole by fraud a lot of votes. The combination was an Obama win. IF,,,IF the GOP would run someone that the true conservative wants, we could win. As it now stands, the GOP establishment is nothing more than Dem lite. I SHALL not vote again for the lesser of two evils.

      • jmaster67

        We got basically the same thing we would have gotten, just done a different way.

  • Boo2

    Oh gee. Another “RINO”! No thanks! He’s right up there with Billary!

    • a view from street level

      you too are part of the problem

      • Boo2

        Phttt!

      • jmaster67

        Mitt is part of the problem.

  • Anti Fabian

    Can’t you just imagine if the final election was Romney VS. Clinton? Reagan’s landslide against Mondale would pale in comparison… unless, of course, the Progressives cheated again and pushed through alot of false voting numbers in strategic areas, just like they did in the last election. I wonder, though, if we’ll even have another election in this nation? The economy could collapse completely, the majority of Americans dependent on government pay checks or welfare would panic, then protest and then riot, leading to martial law and dissolution of congress and implementation of and oligarchical dictatorship. Maybe it won’t happen exactly like that, but something drastic is coming down the pike, pretty sure of that.

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  • Crassus

    Well, I guess one Mormon (Beck) has to support another (Mittenz). At least until nut cutting time.

    • Anonymous

      Bigot..

    • Steve

      Wow! I guess the left is right, we are bigots. Nice way to show your stupidity.

  • Ryan Wood

    If you stayed home, instead of voting YOU are a big problem. You surrendered!

    • Johnny Olson

      So, voting for a democrat who lies and puts an R after his name for election purposes is somehow not surrendering? Seriously, we have a house and senate filled with democrats and remocrats. The only difference is the letter that they put after their name for election purposes. Until we start tossing the remocrats out during the primary, we will NEVER see this country turn away from socialism. Romney is a remocrat.

      • Disco Obama

        Yeah but Obama is satan. Staying home in protest was a mistake.

        • ken.

          rino’s belong to the same party of satan as obama

          • Anonymous

            Rinos aren’t satan they are just weak. husseinobama and his adviCzars and the Left are Lucifer followers. their playbook is RulesForRadicals book dedicated To Lucifer!!

          • jmaster67

            Just because you don’t follow satan on purpose doesn’t mean you aren’t deceived into doing what he wants you to do.

          • ken.

            rino; republican in name only, rino’s are democrats that call themselves republicans. they infiltrate to take over and/or destroy it from the inside, it’s the only way they can ever gain power. they did it with our education system, churches, etc,…

          • Anonymous

            Rinos are Now Demoncrats And Demoncrat Are Now Socialists!
            the progressives have been trying for this America takeover for a hundred years. they took what worked in every progressive(regressive) president for a hundred years and put it in their marxist islam-jihad puppet telepromter-Narcisisist-Celebrity-in-Chief for their dream utopia NewWorldOrderOneWorld-Government so husseinObama could be Dictator of the Global “Citizens of the World!” thats why these communists refer to residents not citizens of America, we are the UNofA- UnionNations of Amerika

          • ken.

            democrats have always been socialists, have you not paid attention to their policies? the difference between then and now is that they used to believe in america and it’s sovereignty, now they believe in giving up sovereignty to the united nations one world government.

        • wreeves

          We´ve never been sure who Romney is,. He is so flippant it’s hard to tell.
          Sometimes I think he could be Satan’s cousin.

      • Tony Musto

        You 3000000 as you put it sat out in 2012 which is your right of course but seeing as you gave up,your opinion means squat to the rest of us who kept fighting. I am sure you all will be doing the same thing in 2016 when you lose your guy or gal.you just sit and whine year after year while the rest of us try to keep fighting.

        • wreeves

          Let me thank you for all you do for the rest of us whiners. What would
          we do without you. Keep up the good work. By the way, who’s whining….hahaha

        • Johnny Olson

          I voted. I have no idea where you get the idea that I didn’t vote. However, those who stayed home also voted. They voted NO to both…and they did not cost Romney the election. Voter fraud did that.

          But when you have a choice between two pigs that are identical…it is of little relevance who you vote for. Until there is a solid Constitutional conservative president and some Constitutional conservatives in the House and Senate…this country will continue going the wrong direction.

    • Disco Obama

      Lots of Ron Paul supporters stayed home. I wasn’t a Romney supporter from the beginning but voted for him because he was a better option than Obama. Drudge shouldn’t be in the business of selecting candidates. I will never forget how Ron Paul was suppressed by the media. I certainly understand why some Ron Paul backers stayed home. I’m still pissed that they contributed to Obama winning though.

    • Aaron LeMaster

      You will see more stay home and NOT vote… The Republican party has a big problem. And at the moment they don’t care. They falsely believe they can get liberals to vote republican… Ain’t gonna happen.

      • Troy Piper

        I think that given a change in leadership and updating the platform the Republican Party can capture some of the liberals that lean more to the center. The problem is, that the party does not want to bring it’s platform into the 21st century. Although I am a social and fiscal conservative, I know that people want to know what the President is going to do to strengthen the country and turn things around. We lose elections because we stand up and preach about issues such as abortion and homosexuality, we let Democrats suck us into debates that turn voters against us. Until we come to a point that we as Republicans stop getting sucked into such debates and throw things right back at them such as the Democrats trampling all over the constitution and poor border security we will continue to lose elections.

        • jmaster67

          The problem is the Republican party has moved too far left. Why vote Democrat lite when you can get the real thing?

      • Tony Musto

        I say go for it. Sit home and don’t vote. Way to go!

        • wreeves

          Absolutely!!!

  • Drew Baker

    I’d vote him.

    • Anonymous

      I agree I would vote for Mitt Romney!!!!

      • wreeves

        Two arrogant peas in the same pod!!!

    • Troy Piper

      If Romney is the candidate I will vote for him, I would prefer someone like Rick Perry though.

  • Johnny Olson

    Oh hell no. I urge all patriotic conservatives to contact Romney and tell him NOT to run. We need a conservative again…that is NOT Romney. Romney spent the primary endorsing RINOs all around the country.

    No matter how many run in the 2016 republican primary for president, we need to unite behind the conservative who gets the most votes early. We need to not hang on to OUR conservative until the moderate (be it Romney or any other), has too many electoral votes to overcome. That is how Romney won. He pulled about 1/3 of the votes while the rest split 2/3 until he had too many to overcome.

    We MUST unite behind the conservative who is winning early or we will get another McCain or Romney and continue to lose to socialist democrats.

    • Anonymous

      More pap from anti’s … “Romney spent the primary endorsing RINOs all around the country.”

      Have you bothered to check who was among the earliest endorsers of Joni Ernst (Iowa) or Ben Sasse (Nebraska)? Not your Queen Sarah or your Crown Prince Ted. Nope, it was that damned RINO from Massachusetts.

      Digging in our heals makes as much sense as parading through a Target Store carrying a loaded AR-17 in a state that allows open carry. Can we do it? Yes. However, realize that you alienate a huge number of middle ground voters. Same here. Could we nominate a hard liner? Yes. Just realize that it’s the quickest way to guarantee a Progressive win in 2016.

      One step at a time.

      • jmaster67

        Why don’t we TRY nominating a hard liner? The strategy we’ve been using hasn’t exactly done a whole lot of good.

    • wreeves

      You are so right. Do you think the RNC leadership has a clue?

      • Johnny Olson

        They are bought and paid for. Even if they have a clue, they don’t care.

  • lora

    We have to remember the loser is almost ALWAYS the one the media mocks/lies about the most (yes, very Junior High, I know). Romney was mocked and people voted for the other guy. The mocking turned out to be egg on their face so they just might vote for Romney NOW even though the media will mock and throw dirt about him. While others may be better than Romney, Romney is DEFINITELY better than ANYTHING the progressives could throw out there. I also agree he is a man of integrity and I do believe he will take our country’s matters before the Lord and allow his heart to follow His guidance. That is why I did and would again vote for Romney. BUT Ben Carson is my absolute favorite and I would LOVE to see him as VP at least.

  • Guest

    Its a shame the media will never let Gov Perry forget the oopss moment…If he could do for America what he’s done for Texas…I would take that!

    • zemla

      I’ve heard that perry is actually taking steps on the state level to deal with the border situation and has called out Barry for his trip to Texas not including any stops at the border, so that’s good, if I was in that state, I’d keep perry right where he is,ya know?

    • Aaron LeMaster

      My Govenor is recruiting business from California, and winning…. So much so Jerry Brown actually told the California legislature they were going to have to quit spending money… Why? He needs to lower taxes to keep corporations in California.

  • zemla

    Hahaha! So we’re gonna put mitt up there again? Lemme guess, after that election we’ll all comment and argue about “how did the country get like this”…..

    “when people run in circles it’s a very very mad world”-tears for fears

    • Anonymous

      And the RNC will bemoan itself under the table saying, “we’ll never win an election. We’ll never, ever do it.” Backbone is what they lack. When they create a supposed formula to win, or assume it will, they turn tail in mid-stride/mid-statement. Then, because they hate the element of their party that wants to say no [for very good reason] they attack that element and label “them”, conservatives or Tea Party people, extremists and MUST destroy thm at any and every turn & cost. RHINO’s set the stage for self-destruction and thence return to their bemoaning, forgetting what the real goal is. Its pretty sad if you think about it.
      If they just listen to their conservative base – they might just learn a thing or two on building a winning formula.

      • zemla

        Ya know, I really do agree with that. It seems (at least to me) that if they would listen and promote a solid, unfaultering canidate, they might get some of those “registered but not voting” folks to come out again……it also seems to me that a Republican canidate needs to be aware of and stop taking the “domestic policy” bait.

        • jmaster67

          Agreed! We MUST get those “registered but not voting” folks to counter the “voting but not registered” folks.

  • Anonymous

    Could everyone please stop talking like Perry as though he’s this fantastic conservative? The truth is that he is smart enough to govern in opposition to Obama. That has helped Texas for sure, but were he to gain the White House the TEA party would have to sit there on the National Mall day in and day out to get him to stay conservative. For all his blustering about the border, he’s still the same guy who wanted the DREAM Act in Texas. He’s still the same guy who used eminent domain like a club to seize properties to build a tollway that people did not and still do not want. He’s still the same guy who proposed a twinkie tax for Texas long before Bloomberg ever started yapping about soft drinks and sugar, and he’s still the same guy who enrolled Texas in a University of Iowa study in which GPS units were strapped to cars, tracking them everywhere they went with the purpose of charging Texans per mile. Sound familiar? The guy is a progressive-lite who has wrapped himself in conservative clothing in opposition to Obama’s policies…all while having proposed many of those same policies himself before Obama ever came to power.

    • jmaster67

      Yep! We have to weed out as many progs as possible BEFORE the primaries!

  • Jaclyn Baggesen

    We need voter ID in every state for the 2016 president election…especially after what happened in Kentucky with CHRIS MCDANIEL….has to happen or there will be so much fraud…multiple voters….dead people voting…..felons voting…and don’t think for one minute illegals in numbers voting….voter fraud has to be stopped dead in its tracks or our country will continue being hijacked by the socialists……IF THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN ALL FAITH IN THE SYSTEM WILL BE LOST……

  • anna07

    I would vote for Mickey Mouse instead of Hillary. I don’t care who they put on the Republican ticket, I will vote for them. Republicans had better turn out and vote the next election, or we will be in the same boat we are in now.

    • Anonymous

      aaaaamen!

    • Aaron LeMaster

      If it were Hilary against Chritie, Bush, or Romney I would vote Hilary

      • cat12

        Too many armchair conservatives lack the courage and/or ambition to get out and start their own party. It’s so much easier to sit back, whine, and say you are not voting. Most probably never vote anyway and are irrelevant.

        • jmaster67

          Wrong. There are plenty of other parties out there, but everybody falls for the same line of crap that they are “wasting their vote” if they don’t vote R. The only way you waste your vote is if you don’t vote your conscience.

          • Tony Musto

            The non voters would have voted for Obama over Romney anyway So I could give a crap if they vote.

      • Tony Musto

        I am sure you voted for Obama too You smuck.

    • jmaster67

      If Mickey runs, I’ll vote for him. Not so much for Mitt.

      • wreeves

        Me too!! Hands down, it´s Mickey over Mitt!!!

        • Tony Musto

          you liberals crack me up!

  • like a boss

    Lets do it, sick of the racist/’intolerant’/war on this war on that left wing pos who run dem axes into da ground in this country thus further

  • Brandon Neubert

    I’d prefer Ted Cruz.

  • Anonymous

    All you people mischaracterizing Mitt need to stop it. Do some real research and stop parroting double speaking radio talk show hosts! Mitt is solid in so many ways. This sick economy needs him. Our foreign policy (on which Mitt was completely correct) definitely needs him. Our moral situation is in the toilet and could use the leadership of an individual that actually has a moral compass.

    • TedCruzsLostTwin

      This guy is pathetic. He offers no real conservative message and employs all the usual RINO tactics. Which fail.

      • Anonymous

        When was the last time a libertarian, a “true conservative”. Won anything other than a primary..

        • James

          That’s the problem and why we need to stop defining insanity. There needs to be a 1st time…

          • Anonymous

            They need more than extremism to offer

          • BlueMN

            But it’s all they have!

        • Crassus

          A Libertarian isn’t a true conservative. A libertarian is a liberal who dislikes high taxes and wants to smoke weed legally.

        • jmaster67

          1984, which also happens to be the last time a true conservative had the nomination.

      • Knight7

        TedCruzLostTwin,
        We get your far right drift. Mitt is pathetic, Rand is a Rino lapdog. As a Reagan conservative, I can say that I would vote for Mitt Romney over every other GOP candidate out there. Reaganz knew how to get results. And I am certain that Romney would do the same. The only person who can beat Hillary in 2016 is Mitt Romney.

        • Anonymous

          just get no one ever to vote for Demoncrats ever again!

        • jmaster67

          Romney couldn’t beat O in 2012. There’s no chance he could beat Hillary in 16.

      • Scott Page

        So because he believes in equal rights he is pathetic?

        I do not believe in homosexuality. But who am I to tell two consenting adults that love each other that they cannot have the same rights as me?

        I will continue to speak out against homosexuality as a life choice, but that does not give me the right to restrict someone elses hapiness.

        If Romney can be faithful to his beliefs yet manage to remember that there is separation of church and state, I think that makes him more than competent to run the country from a moral versus ethical standpoint.

        He is a proven business man who understands true economics. And he was right on more than one account regarding our foreign policies.

        So why is he pathetic again?

    • Troy Piper

      I agree with you when it comes to people characterizing Mitt in a very poor way, I do question whether he is electable as a republican or not though. I voted for Mitt the last time and was talked to everyone I knew about how good he was for the country. I think that Rick Perry is just as good as Mitt and may be a little more electable to the masses than Mitt.

      • LAURA WAY

        The trouble with Rick Perry is he does not do well in debates

        • jmaster67

          The trouble with Mitt Romney is that he does not do well in elections.

    • jmaster67

      This part of your post:

      All you people mischaracterizing Mitt need to stop it. Do some real research and stop parroting double speaking radio talk show hosts!

      Contradicts this part of your post:

      Mitt is solid in so many ways. This sick economy needs him. Our foreign policy (on which Mitt was completely correct) definitely needs him. Our moral situation is in the toilet and could use the leadership of an individual that actually has a moral compass.

      • wreeves

        He would be a three-time loser, and the Republicans do not need that! We (three million) who sat out the 2012 election would have no quams repeating in 2016 if Romney were our candidate. Just for fun, try to imagine the Romney cabinet!!

  • Rework Oh Ryan

    Uh, NO! Remember, no Libertarian leaning Republicans are voting for this ass hat. If you want a repeat of 2012, pick Romney.

    • Anonymous

      Then, they are divisive and foolish…

  • tinwhistler

    We need a principled leader, motivator, and great communicator. That is not Romney by any stretch of the imagination. I like him, but he also lacks gravitas and is squishy on the issues. There may be time to cultivate and groom Ted Cruise, if they get coaches on board right now to knock the arrogant professor image off.

  • Cathy Haynes

    Who, the their right mind, would want to inherit the mess Obama has created?

    • Anonymous

      That is what is always said near the end of every administration. Someone always steps up.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    Politicians suck, they don’t work, any of them!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Everybody should nominate Glenn Beck to run for president! He says he knows the answers to all of America’s problems. He disagrees with Romney on many points and has better solutions. So, step in Glenn.

    • jmaster67

      Just like Rush, I don’t think he wants the pay cut. :)

  • Nina Marie Gibson

    How about Dr. Phil McGraw or Dr. Ben Carson? I think I want one of them to be President.

    • Phydeux

      Dr. Phil???? A guy who plays a shrink on TV but only has an archaeology degree? No thanks. LOL We’re already suffering from one president faking his way through a presidency, we don’t need another.

  • ADean

    I voted for Mitt Romney in the last election, and I became thoroughly disappointed when he didn’t win. I think many of us were shocked, disappointed and crushed. What I realize now, is that I was putting my faith and trust in a man and not in God. We were so set on getting Romney and Ryan in to fix our nations problems and for goodness sakes get our current president out! This time, I will be praying for God to raise up the right man or woman that He desires to be our next president, not one that is being pressured by political groups. Our nation is turning away from God from the top down and we are seeing the results. Our nation is being plundered big time! This also happened to the nation of Israel as they turned away from God. God allowed them to be plundered and taken into captivity until they cried out to Him for help. Mitt Romney is just a man, we need someone bigger, we need God. Start praying!

    • Anonymous

      #AmericaneedsMitt

    • anne

      God works through man. At least vote for one who believes in God,

      • jmaster67

        James 2:19: The demons also believe in God.

  • pcrunamuck

    Glenn didn’t even mention Dr. Ben Carson who is more articulate, personable, likable, and electable than any of those he did mention!!! His strongest point is that he can articulate the conservative position fluently. Just watch his presentation at the National Prayer Breakfast when he took it to oBUMa sitting just to his right.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFb6NU1giRA

    • Phydeux

      You have a point. I’d vote for Dr. Carson even over Romney, and I like Romney.

  • Anonymous

    I remember what all the commentators said about Nixon after he lost to Kennedy and later lost his run for Governor of California. The general consensus was that he was finished and would fade into obscurity. We all know what happened in 1968.

    • jmaster67

      We also know what happened June 17, 1972.

  • http://www.righthook38.com righthook38

    Granted, Romney would have been 10x better than Obama, but I don’t think he should run again. He’s tried 2x, and failed. He was too wishy-washy. He did so well in the first debate, then totally backed off of Obama. We don’t need a moderate candidate. We couldn’t win with McCain and couldn’t win with Romney. It’s time for someone new.

    • http://www.righthook38.com righthook38

      That said, if he was our candidate, I’d vote for him over any Democrat.

      • Anonymous

        No loss in 2012…. Election stolen by voter fraud, machine rigging, lying and deceptions and old fashioned bigotry…

        • jmaster67

          Don’t forget lack of a real alternative.

    • Disco Obama

      Heck, his own son stated that he didn’t even want to run. It was pretty obvious that his heart wasn’t in it. I’m certain that Romney would have done a much better job than Obama.

  • Anonymous

    During the 2008 Primaries the liberal media was really pushing for McCain. In 2012 the liberal media was pushing for Romney. It wasn’t because the media thought they would be good presidents. They wanted to push the weakest Republican to better the chances of a Democrat win.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    glenn, you and i know the ‘handshake’ is a photo-op for bho.

    i know the border, now, is crippling texas intentionally. why would bho care about the texas border?

  • Melody Petersen

    Dr. Ben Carson has gained a lot of momentum in the polls. He came in second place in the recent straw poll in Texas. Dr. Carson is what our nation needs to help us out of economic and moral decay.

  • Disco Obama

    The Romney people shouldn’t take that poll as a sign.

  • Aaron LeMaster

    Along with Christie and Bush…Romney would be another guy that would make me stay home and NOT vote…

    • Aaron LeMaster

      Give me someone I want to vote for…Not someone that you say I have to vote for because…blah..blah..blah…

    • anne

      that is exactly why we have what we have in the white house now, People just stayed home and not voted, so, thank you and I am sure all those little bitty democrats crossing our boarder with Mexico thanks you

      • jmaster67

        “that is exactly why we have what we have in the white house now, the GOP picked a crappy candidate that no one wanted,”

        Fixed that for you.

  • Mudpie

    I could not vote again for Mittens if my life depended on it. No way. I had to stick my finger down my throat after pulling the lever in 2012 for him. No way.

    Why go Democrat Lite when you can get the real thing? Seriously.

  • Phydeux

    I’d rather have Romney than anyone else. He knows how to run a business. And if government were run more like a business than an out-of-control charity, it wouldn’t waste so much money.

    He knows how to work WITH people rather than around them, the way Obama does.

    And I’m pretty certain he would work within the laws and ENFORCE the laws, something else Obama has been unwilling to do.

    Plus, with Romney we’d actually HAVE A BUDGET. Have you ever seen Obama pass a budget? I’ll help you with the answer…. no, you haven’t. He has about as much need to follow THAT law as he does all the others he’s broken.

    • tinwhistler

      Mitt was a vulture capitalist and that is not the same as running Government Motors. He will do whatever the polls tell him to do, because based on his performance as governor of Mass, he has no brain and will do whatever a majority wants.

      • Phydeux

        Vulture capitalist is a matter of perspective. All capitalists are vultures to one degree or another. But then again, vultures only eat carrion, so that would imply all the businesses his gobbled up were dead.

        Staples doesn’t look very dead to me. In fact, they seemed very much alive when I worked for them about 15 years ago. And they seem very much alive now.

        Capitalism breaks down failing businesses so new ones can grow from the ashes. People move on, things change, progress happens.

        Communism and socialism on the other hand is just a constant state of decay because no one is allowed to do anything that isn’t already mandated. Creativity is stifled, innovation dies, and you end up with what we used to call the Soviet Union.

        • Anonymous

          The vulture capitalist lies do get old… Mitt created jobs.. Period… Many more than the current thief in chief

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  • Anonymous

    LOL! No.. even if you believe there will be an election in 2016.

  • ken.

    same scam, different election! put in the rino so the status quo will remain in power, forcing voters to vote evil ( d ) or the one who is called less evil ( r ) but is really as evil or usually more evil then then evil one ( d ). damned if you do, damned if you don’t!

  • IT 2 IT 1234

    “OBAMA could be there for the next 50 years.
    ———HE -MAY BE– our Castro!
    and everything that’s beign done is to WEAKEN us,
    and then we’re going to be INVADED,
    and probably SOONER than we think.

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    —————so at least it gets on the AIR!- – –

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  • Anonymous

    Oh Lord that pool of potential candidates is terrible.
    My Vote goes to Rand-Walker 2016!!!

  • Van Hamlin

    Romney voluntarily stayed away from Obama’s weaknesses; like Benghazi. He cannot be trusted to carry the fight to the enemy. Let’s back Perry for now.

  • Anonymous

    Mitt Is A Good God-fearing Guy and a good business man, who has built up many companies and would have built this country up and we wouldn’t be in a depression, ending our country. he should’ve won in 2012, he should’ve fought harder to Hussein-Obama’s lies! he would have made a better president! instead of our current anti-american-islam-terrorist-narcisisist-celebrity-in-chief-husseinOsama

    • Donnie St

      A good businessman whose job it was to give people pink slips and close down companies while pocketing the money paid to him to turn it around.

  • jmaster67

    Romney won’t win. He couldn’t even beat Obama! He is a white Republican Obama.

  • Anonymous

    Republicans need to understand one thing. We’re being licked, not by better candidates or better ideas, but by a popular media that’s in the tank for whomever the other guy is. And too many in our own ranks believe the popular media. But our worst candidate, whomever you think that is, would be light years better than any democrat. And the problem is, too many of us are judging or own guys by what the media say about them. Support with all your energy, the one you think is best. But once the primary is over, throw your heart and soul behind the winner. Because the media will vilify them and give you a reason to sit on your ass and stay home no matter who it is. And if they succeed, as a party and as a country, we all lose.

    • jmaster67

      I won’t throw my heart and soul behind the winner if he doesn’t differ from the opposition.

  • Jennifer Smith

    And when “the people” find out he’s not even close to being a family man, based on his regular ongoings of infidelity with a scank in PA, the ball will drop and everyone wil see him for the adulterer that he has been for a very, very long time!!! Isn’t that right Mitt??? SHAME ON YOU!

  • Donnie St

    Funny how Glenn talks about being for liberty and everything, but in the 2012 GOP primaries he trashed the one guy, Ron Paul, who is for liberty but endorsed a Progressive Oligarch like Mitt Romney. He’ll do the same to Rand Paul and endorse Romney again. Glenn is nothing more then another elitist. Why the hell we keep listening to people like that and electing crony capitalist like Obama or Romney is beyond me.

  • Obamasucks69

    I';d vote for Mitt Romney again…I like the man, and his values, plus his business smarts is just what this country needs after 8 years of liberals destroying it…..the question is can we get enough of you to put him over the hump….

  • Dom Perinyong

    In an ever-changing world of ubiquitous information, the illusions of omnipotence conjured up by central governments tend to evaporate quickly and have little lasting impact upon popular opinion.

  • Tony Musto

    I would vote for him again in a heart beat. Do I want more than Mitt? Yes! I want the feds cut in half and out of state buisness but it is not going to happen EVER! Romney was a great choice and would have put the breaks on spending and government growth. It came down to Romney and Obama and Obama won. We lost not him.

  • wreeves

    “My time has come and gone.” Let´s hope Romney really meant it on a Sunday
    talk show. Of course, he was pro-abortion, anti-abortion, and again pro-abortion
    depending on the election. The man has Obama-like qualities. His word is not
    always dependable!