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Mitt Romney 2012

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  1. rhadamanthus

    rhadamanthus Contributing Member

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    Article on the successes and future challenges of RomneyCare.

    More at the link. Sad that the dude is running away from this. It's a lone bright spot.
     
  2. ReggieT

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    I've read that RomneyCare only covers a small percentage or about 10% of the population. For the other 90%, they already had some sort of health insurance. So to ask them or poll citizens of Massachusetts on RomneyCare, most aren't even affected by it. Some may blame their increases in premiums on it but premiums have gone up throughout the nation.
     
  3. FranchiseBlade

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    Romney busted lying.

    <iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_qIn-hU3dxs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  4. mc mark

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    interesting stat --


    Mitt Romney fundraising sparks Republican fears

    The Republican presidential fundraising reports are still coming in, but a clear winner has already emerged: President Barack Obama.

    Whoever claims the GOP nomination is going to find it close to impossible to keep pace with the president’s fundraising juggernaut.

    That was the lesson of the first real quarter of the money chase, when it was revealed Wednesday that Republican front-runner Mitt Romney — the GOP’s pale version of a cash-collecting machine — raised just over $18 million.

    Romney’s haul was less than what he took in as a first-time candidate out of the gates four years ago. Behind the former Massachusetts governor, the numbers tailed off dramatically. Neither Tim Pawlenty nor Jon Huntsman even hit $5 million. Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee is mired in $18.5 million of debt. (See: Tim Pawlenty reportedly raised $4.2 million in second quarter)

    As for Obama, his reelection campaign and a joint fund set up with the Democratic National Committee have ostensibly set a $60 million goal for the quarter — a sum Democratic sources say they’re sure to exceed when forms are filed with the Federal Election Commission on July 15.

    Obama officials have already disclosed that 493,697 individual donors gave to the campaign this quarter. That’s almost twice the number of donors they accumulated through the first two quarters of 2007, by which point they had raised $55.7 million for their Democratic primary battle. And it’s nearly five times the 105,000 donors Bush-Cheney’s reelection began with in 2003.
     
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    txppratt, are you a descendant of pratt also?
     
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    i am.
     
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    Apparently Romney doesn't think a potential C-in-C should defend military veterans against bigotry directed at them despite there valiant service.

     
  9. Nook

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    He is a mormon, that is not going to play well with a lot of voters. He will not pick up many mormon democrats as a vast majority of mormons are republicans. He cannot go after ObamaCare (something the tea party has vowed to over turn) because he did the same thing in his own state and has defended it.

    If he is the Republican nominee it will be because there is literally no one else that is even presentable. They do not want him.... but they may be stuck with him like McCain before him.
     
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    I'm listening to an interview with Tim Pawlenty, his first since leaving the race, and he has said that he is the Co-Chair for Mitt Romney's campaign. That pretty much explains why he didn't attack Mitt Romney during the debates probably hedging his bets that he might end up supporting Romney later.

    Pawlenty is saying right now that he is interested in a private sector job but if Romney wins the nomination I wouldn't be surprised to see a Romney-Pawlenty ticket.

    Just to add that Pawlenty is saying he wouldn't accept a VP position but I suspect that is standard rhetoric.
     
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    Pawlenty has nil national appeal. What would he bring to Romney as a running mate? I know how he positioned himself during his unnoticed campaign, but do you really believe he will help fire up and motivate their base?

    Maybe Pawlenty would get a cabinet position. On the trail, he's a dud.
     
  12. Major

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    If Romney wins, he's going to be the establishment candidate that no one is excited about. You'd think he's going to want someone who fires up the angry base (the Tea Party) - that person is NOT Tim Pawlenty.
     
  13. justtxyank

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    I don't think anyone would want to pick Pawlenty, regardless of what portion of the base the excite. Pawlenty excites no one. While a VP doesn't need to excite anyone necessarily, he also doesn't bring anything to the table in terms of cache, wisdom, perceived expertise that the candidate is lacking, etc. He would literally serve zero purpose. He's also poor at speeches, raising money, campaign trail stumping, etc. I just don't see any way he gets picked.
     
  14. Carl Herrera

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    Chris Christie will endorse Romney shortly. Does that mean he's a veep candidate?

    Romney has a chance to close the sale over the next few weeks and make the primaries and caucuses a victory lap. Looks like the GOP establishment has made their choice regardless of how the Religious Right and Tea Party feel. I haven't counted Perry out yet, but these two endorsements put him on the spot. If he doesn't develop some serious traction soon, his big campaign haul won't do much good.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/11/christie-to-endorse-romney-for-president/

    Christie to Endorse Romney Ahead of GOP Debate
    Published October 11, 2011 | FoxNews.com

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, just one week after definitively announcing he will not run for president in the 2012 race, plans to endorse Mitt Romney for the job Tuesday afternoon, Fox News has learned.
    The event is set to take place in Hanover, N.H., just hours before the Republican candidates gather for a debate nearby at Dartmouth College. In securing the support of Christie, Romney will have at his side a tough-talking governor who during his two years in office has built a reputation as a fiscal hawk not shy about taking on the public employee unions.
    The former Massachusetts governor is enlisting Christie at a time when his frontrunner status is once again being challenged. Romney saw his lead slip after Texas Gov. Rick Perry jumped into the race in August. Perry has since fallen back in the polls, but businessman Herman Cain broke through to within a few points of Romney in several recent national polls.
    Marking a fast turnaround for Romney, the new endorsement comes one week to the day since Christie called a press conference in Trenton to end once and for all the speculation that he would make a late entrance into the race.
    Christie for months had said he would not run, but acknowledged that encouragement from others had him rethinking the decision in recent weeks. But he said he never changed his mind, and determined he had too much unfinished business to take care of in his home state.
    The endorsement of Romney should leave no doubt that Christie is out as a potential candidate, but in as a potential high-profile surrogate for the former Massachusetts governor.
    Romney also has secured the endorsement of former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who bowed out of the race in August.


    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...orse-romney-for-president/print#ixzz1aUxNuWfZ
     
  16. Carl Herrera

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    Probably not, if you believe his reason for not running for President: that he wants to finish the job as the Gov. of NJ. Leaving halfway to run for, and possibly take, the VP's office would contradict what he said he wanted to do.
     
  17. A_3PO

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    Rhetorical question. I was just poking fun at rj.
     
  18. mc mark

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    pretty sad

    Romney seems like a nice enough fellow. It's just sad what today's GOP has done to their party.

    Former GOP Senator: Romney Is ‘A Completely Different Person’ Now

    Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I), who served as a Republican senator until 2006, says he doesn’t even recognize Mitt Romney anymore. The former Massachusetts governor infamous for his shifting positions is “a completely different person” as a presidential candidate than he was when he governed Rhode Island’s neighboring state. “The appeal you have to make to the Republican primary audience – that’s just alien to what’s in our best interests as a country,” Chafee told WPRI in Providence, Rhode Island.
     
  19. pgabriel

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    romney's campaign advisor was pumping some endorsement from the arizona shierff who's involved in all the illegal alien talk.
     

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