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(Washington Post)   The smartest persons of the GOP: We should totally have Romney run for POTUS. He's so money, he can't lose. Why has no one thought of this before?   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 242
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2014-08-02 09:15:16 PM  
Third times a charm? There's now war hero in the GOP to run against him, there's no incumbent to flail against, and I'm certain that his vast experience in running campaigns now will pay off against the obvious choice of Hillary, and there is no way that she could ever get scooped on running on the Democrat's ticket. I mean the very idea that the Democrats might run anyone but a Clinton is just unthinkable, right?
 
2014-08-02 09:22:18 PM  
Do eet.
 
2014-08-02 09:27:14 PM  
There's no way he's running again.
 
2014-08-02 09:32:23 PM  
I'd love to vote against that insufferable asshole again
 
2014-08-02 09:49:30 PM  
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2014-08-02 09:58:25 PM  
Well, after the teahadists and libertarians all take turns flaming out spectacularly, there has to be one sane person left at the back of the line whose lap the nomination can fall into.

If not Rmoney, then who?
 
2014-08-02 10:10:23 PM  

dookdookdook: Well, after the teahadists and libertarians all take turns flaming out spectacularly, there has to be one sane person left at the back of the line whose lap the nomination can fall into.

If not Rmoney, then who?


The GOP is never out of Clowns.

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-02 10:20:09 PM  

dookdookdook: Well, after the teahadists and libertarians all take turns flaming out spectacularly, there has to be one sane person left at the back of the line whose lap the nomination can fall into.

If not Rmoney, then who?


I hear Cantor is looking for a gig
 
2014-08-03 12:31:16 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: dookdookdook: Well, after the teahadists and libertarians all take turns flaming out spectacularly, there has to be one sane person left at the back of the line whose lap the nomination can fall into.

If not Rmoney, then who?

I hear Cantor is looking for a gig


He does have the hair for it, that's important.
 
2014-08-03 12:43:21 AM  

Doktor_Zhivago: There's no way he's running again.


um
why not?
he has the money,
the experience,
close to 100% chance of winning the nomination
none of the other clowns in the race have ANY CHANCE of winning the nomination, let alone the general
better chance running again whoever the dems run, rather than an incumbent

yup, he is running
god told him to run !!
 
2014-08-03 01:08:59 AM  
static.squarespace.com
 
2014-08-03 01:09:23 AM  
It worked for that other Dick guy.
 
2014-08-03 01:11:52 AM  
The smartest persons of the GOP...

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-03 01:14:39 AM  
Mitt Romney in a GOP debate said he would invade Iran. This was during two wars.

Buh bye GOP.
 
2014-08-03 01:15:10 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: It worked for that other Dick guy.


He's tan, rested, and ready?
 
2014-08-03 01:15:53 AM  

namatad: close to 100% chance of winning the nomination


He has almost 0% chance of winning the nomination.  Republicans are not the most forgiving people right now, especially those that lose.
 
2014-08-03 01:16:42 AM  
There's no one more popular than the backup quarterback.
 
2014-08-03 01:18:43 AM  
It's too bad Joe Biden won't run in 2016, I'd love to see him trounce whoever the Republican VP nominee would be.
 
2014-08-03 01:19:25 AM  

Ambivalence: namatad: close to 100% chance of winning the nomination

He has almost 0% chance of winning the nomination.  Republicans are not the most forgiving people right now, especially those that lose.


stefanbc.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-03 01:21:58 AM  

Fart_Machine: Lenny_da_Hog: It worked for that other Dick guy.

He's tan, rested, and ready?


cdn-ugc.cafemom.com

OK, well one out of three ain't bad.
 
2014-08-03 01:24:37 AM  
"Over three days in mid-August, Romney will campaign for GOP Senate and gubernatorial candidates in West Virginia, North Carolina and Arkansas, aides said. In September, he is planning visits to the presidential swing states of Colorado and Virginia.
Romney is filling up his October schedule, as well. Senate hopefuls in Iowa and New Hampshire are eager for him to return before November's midterms, while Romney is weighing trips to other Senate battlegrounds."


RUH-ROH!

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-03 01:24:47 AM  
Seriously, though,

i1.kym-cdn.com

Stop trying to make Mitt Romney happen, it's not going to happen.
 
2014-08-03 01:26:57 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-03 01:29:08 AM  
He already has the fireworks ready to go, and Mitt didn't get to be wealthy by paying for something that didn't pay dividends down the line.

Seriously, he will also be able to release more than two years of tax returns (No amnesty for alleged tax evasion!) I'm sure that will make the difference.
 
2014-08-03 01:30:51 AM  
This could help him seal the deal on being the greatest Presidential candidate loser of all time. OF. ALL. TIME!
 
2014-08-03 01:31:31 AM  
i.imgbox.com
 
2014-08-03 01:32:08 AM  
He already has the fireworks ready to go, and Mitt didn't get to be wealthy by paying for something that didn't pay dividends down the line.

Seriously, he will also be able to release more than two years of tax returns (No amnesty for alleged tax evasion!) I'm sure that will make the difference.

Honestly, how will he be able to find someone to work on his campaign after he cancelled staffer's credit cards election night?
 
2014-08-03 01:32:14 AM  
Does this mean there is a chance we will see Krazy Karl Rove melt down on election night again?

If not, then I'm not interested in this.
 
2014-08-03 01:32:27 AM  
"Asked whether he and other Republican officials are coalescing around Romney as a 2016 favorite, Mead said: "There is a movement afoot. ... I'd tell him, 'Governor Romney, people here in Wyoming and around the country would encourage you to take another look at it.'""

The Wyoming that gave us Dick Cheney? Fark Wyoming.

"Obama won the popular vote 51 percent to 47 percent in 2012, but a CNN/ORC International poll this past week showed Romney winning 53 percent to 44 percent if a rematch were held today. The same poll showed Romney losing to former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton 55 percent to 42 percent in a hypothetical 2016 matchup."

So Romney wins against the guy he definitely won't be facing, loses (bad) against the woman he likely will be facing. And that makes him a good candidate...how?
 
2014-08-03 01:33:08 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: It worked for that other Dick guy.


Yes, but Nixon campaigned effectively for Republican congressional candidates in 1966 after the Goldwater shake-out in 1964. It gave Nixon the appearance of a team leader, rather than an entitled selfish guy.
 
2014-08-03 01:33:18 AM  
Sorry, I didn't think my (filtered) post went through.
 
2014-08-03 01:33:19 AM  

Fart_Machine: Lenny_da_Hog: It worked for that other Dick guy.

He's tan, rested, and ready?


now more than ever.
 
2014-08-03 01:34:15 AM  

MontanaDave: This could help him seal the deal on being the greatest Presidential candidate loser of all time. OF. ALL. TIME!


Imma let you finish, but Thomas E. Dewey had the most humiliating defeat of all time. Of all time!
 
2014-08-03 01:36:57 AM  
MontanaDave

Will need four runs to beat Bryan.
 
2014-08-03 01:45:05 AM  

birdboy2000: MontanaDave

Will need four runs to beat Bryan.


Point taken, but the campaign DJ should keep that Beck song cued at all times.

/soy un perdidor
//Why don't you kill
///my third slashie
 
2014-08-03 01:47:30 AM  

mcmnky: "Asked whether he and other Republican officials are coalescing around Romney as a 2016 favorite, Mead said: "There is a movement afoot. ... I'd tell him, 'Governor Romney, people here in Wyoming and around the country would encourage you to take another look at it.'""

The Wyoming that gave us Dick Cheney? Fark Wyoming.

"Obama won the popular vote 51 percent to 47 percent in 2012, but a CNN/ORC International poll this past week showed Romney winning 53 percent to 44 percent if a rematch were held today. The same poll showed Romney losing to former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton 55 percent to 42 percent in a hypothetical 2016 matchup."

So Romney wins against the guy he definitely won't be facing, loses (bad) against the woman he likely will be facing. And that makes him a good candidate...how?


It doesn't.  Republicans don't get ideas, they react to something that the Democrats (or anybody else) shows.  Right now, they don't have anything to keep the anger up, so they're just randomly guessing at stuff to keep their dwindling voter base occupied.  They can't even impeach and are now doing this silly lawsuit that is simply there because the only thing they have do next is break down and start screeching racial slurs on the House floor.

This is what happens when a political party gets lazy and the con is revealed.
 
2014-08-03 01:47:35 AM  
Are you libs still clinging to the skewed polls showing Romney loses?

Really?
 
2014-08-03 01:47:58 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-03 01:51:11 AM  

jaytkay: Are you libs still clinging to the skewed polls showing Romney loses?

Really?


What is this I don't even
 
2014-08-03 01:52:43 AM  

jaytkay: Are you libs still clinging to the skewed polls showing Romney loses?

Really?


You're still thinking you lost to this Obama?

pastormattblog.com
 
2014-08-03 01:58:50 AM  
4 years is a long time for advances in AI; perhaps this time around the Romney 2.0 can convincingly fake human emotions.
 
2014-08-03 02:06:27 AM  
ifyoucantaffordtotip.com
 
2014-08-03 02:09:45 AM  
Doesn't really matter who they run.  They will lose.

What matters is who we run.  Hopefully someone that puts people over money.

I want candidate Obama to be in charge :\
 
2014-08-03 02:10:01 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: 4 years is a long time for advances in AI; perhaps this time around the Romney 2.0 can convincingly fake human emotions.


As far as I'm concerned, 2.0 is vaporware.  They've barely refactored some 1.x code and optimized a few routines, but calling it 2.0 at this point is tantamount to false advertising by the GOP.
 
2014-08-03 02:12:00 AM  
Who would a left wing populist vote for?

If they don't want to vote for Clintonian-style centrists, I mean.
 
2014-08-03 02:12:07 AM  
Please please PLEASE let them run that arrogant dickwad again... He's the very picture of an out of touch 1%er, someone who actively insults half the country because they're poor, which I'm sure will go over GREAT in 2016. Just like it did before.

The GOP is a dead weight at this point. The only things holding the party together are racism and paranoia about "socialists" (read: people who missed the Cold War ending).
 
2014-08-03 02:12:52 AM  
Nail it again, Mitt.
 
2014-08-03 02:13:19 AM  

adamatari: The GOP is a dead weight at this point. The only things holding the party together are racism and paranoia about "socialists" (read: people who missed the Cold War ending).


Close.

What holds them together is a fear of Them.

The Other.

Those people who Aren't Like Us.

Could be socialists, foreigners in general, immigrants, blahs, whatever.
 
2014-08-03 02:16:05 AM  

mcmnky: "Asked whether he and other Republican officials are coalescing around Romney as a 2016 favorite, Mead said: "There is a movement afoot. ... I'd tell him, 'Governor Romney, people here in Wyoming and around the country would encourage you to take another look at it.'""

The Wyoming that gave us Dick Cheney? Fark Wyoming.

"Obama won the popular vote 51 percent to 47 percent in 2012, but a CNN/ORC International poll this past week showed Romney winning 53 percent to 44 percent if a rematch were held today. The same poll showed Romney losing to former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton 55 percent to 42 percent in a hypothetical 2016 matchup."

So Romney wins against the guy he definitely won't be facing, loses (bad) against the woman he likely will be facing. And that makes him a good candidate...how?


Look at the alternatives
 
2014-08-03 02:16:08 AM  

Doktor_Zhivago: There's no way he's running again.


Reading between the lines, no one who is courting him thinks he is nor wants him to.

He's running for "Boss of the GOP."  Whether that's party chairmanship, something like Karl Rove during Dubya's time, or shadowy backer is unclear, but the fact that he's planning to ascend the ranks and people seem to be convinced he will be in charge (and are desperate to be one of his toadies) seems very clear.

Somehow TFAuthor seems to have missed this despite having all the facts.
 
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