Mitt Romney is coming back into public view. This weekend the former Republican presidential candidate will appear on "Fox News Sunday," his first interview since losing to Barack Obama nearly four months ago. And on March 15, Romney will speak to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, the same event at which he declared himself a "severely conservative Republican governor" during a 2012 speech. Romney´s re-emergence is likely to be met by a mixed response from Republicans. Yes, many respect him as a decent man who has done a lot of good things in his life.
Comments: Like an old politician, he just needs to Fade Away!!!
Whatever shortcomings Romney had,they were far from Obama´s socialist attacks on the country. Romney also had a terrible team of advisers and did a poor job at utilizing technology. Still I don´t really believe he lost,the eleectin was stolen in targeted swing states.
I guess those who listen to Limbaugh need not appear or show interest. We aren´t good enough for this bunch of elites who still don´t get it.
I agree, the election was stolen, but Romney might have squeaked by if enough people cared about him and voted. I kept saying he was not liked and then he wimps out in the last debate. Why is he back in the news. His son said he didn´t really want to win - so stay home and bake cookies or something.
None of the current mess in Washington would be going on if Romney had been elected. Obamacare would be on it´s way out, the pipeline would be under way, gas would be under three bucks and businesses would be hiring. Elections have consequences.
Ahh yes, Byron York..he did a great deal to help Republicans "win" the Presidential election with his constant sniping and whining about "conservatives". We´re reminded everyday we have to look at obama just how lucky we are that Mitt Romney was NOT elected President...Thanks again, Byron, job well done...What #2 & #4 said. IMHO anyone who believes or declares that obama "won" this election really wasn´t paying attention. The same old hatin´-on-Romney-group of "gopers" appear out of nowhere. They may be gone for awhile, but can never be forgotten....OR ignored....obviously.
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Donna M, 3/1/2013 7:48:02 AM (No. 9202203)
Let´s listen to what Romney has to say in this venue. I´m kind of surprised at this reemergence myself.From the clips of the Wallace interview airing on Fox, Mitt and Ann don´t have that much to say of consequence. My own thought is that Clan Romney would be moving out of the US to friendlier climes (to Mormons, business and freedom) but he may be having some last looks back, to see if there´s anything to save here.
Why would York assume conservative GOPers would do anything other than warmly welcome Governor Romney? Many of them voted for him and more of them should have, once he became the nominee. He´ll be welcomed, his speech will be cheered and then attention will be paid to the younger, newer and fresher personalities at the event. Conservatives know how to behave, Byron.
100% #2. This election was stolen but the "I´m taking the ball and going home republicans" didn´t help. Mitt got 10% of the black vote nationally but didn´t get 1 single vote in 59 voting districts in Philly?? A mathematical and statistical impossibility. Once voter fraud is covered up by the media, we´re nothing more than a Venezuela and Cuba now.
One more chance for the OP to bash Romney. Guess what? We´ve got no one on the horizon for leadership now, how do ya like them apples? Our remaining guys are too green. Romney didn´t run for the office except to try and make a diff, that´s all tagg was trying to say. Now we´re not going to win midterms and Obama gets more out of control by the day. If they can treat bob Woodward like an Alzheimer´s patient why did we expect fair treatment for Romney?
We need every non -socialist voice in the coversation. Every one. There are no perfect conservatives and we have systemic vote issues, among other serious threats to our liberties and economy, that someone has to be brave enough to take on. The media can´t Palin everyone but they will try. All oars in the water. All skate.
Conservatives and republicans don´t want to win bad enough to beat democrats. The dems WANT to win and when the chips are down will do anything to acquire and hold on to power. Coservatives and republicans just don´t care enough to go the extra mile.
In one interview he talks about roller coaster rides and that´s it was time to get off. Really? I always suspected that, although he is extremely sharp when it comes to numbers, socially he is not the brightest bulb in the pack. Ann out-shines him in that department!
Say what you want about Mitt, but as governor of Massachusetts, he left the state with a billion dollar surplus, (since spent by the dems) and did it with a democrat legislature who fought him all the time. He would have been great for the country. For you Romney haters, who would you have picked that had a better chance against the dem machine?
The sensible ones will greet it with regrets that a good man like Romney was unable to wrest power from Obama and his cabal. The less sensible ones will continue to rail against Romney, the Republican Party and "RINOs" while ignoring the real enemies of America.
This country would have certainly benefitted from his leadership. The discipline we´ve seen out of his team since the election is something that would have carried over to the White House. Sure would´ve been nice to have some adults back in the WH.
However, unless he´s willing to come out and throw a few punches, what does he now have to offer? He won´t be forceful enough in the interview, just as he wasn´t near the end of the campaign. So what does this give us, aside from a graceful exit off the world stage?
Oh stop it with the "conservatives stayed home" crap. It´s not true.
The slim margin by which Romney lost to Obama was .7%. That´s POINT SEVEN percent. He got 48.1% of the vote vs McCain´s 44.5% in 2008, so the Republican share of the vote went UP !!!
Maybe I´m weird, but as a Tea partying enthusiast who despises and rails against "purist" epithets, I love Sarah Palin AND George Bush AND Ted Cruz AND Mitt Romney. I like different things about each of them just as I dislike different things about each of them. America would be a much better place right now if Romney were president, and that´s why I voted for him wholeheartedly.
#23 I think it might be both, they never tested the get out the vote technology and it crashed on election day. I have read about three million conservatives stayed home on election day. I think we can all agree if that´s true those three million conservatives that stayed home and gave us O are traitors to their country.
I cannot believe what I´m reading today! this is a free country, we are not bound in lockstep of who to vote for, and if we vote for someone else that doesn´t make us traitors to this country. Romney wasn´t a constitutionalist, he was obummer light. he wasn´t even center on his politics, but mainly left leaning. Romney only had to come out swinging and he would of won. Yeah there was major cheating going on and he let them get away with it. Did he want to win I think not, did not use any of the money donated to counter the democrapts attacks and get the message out. As to helping Mass out as governor he signed the romney care into law raised taxes and now their health system is in shambles and is a model of what obummer care will be in the next few years. The American tax payers have been bailing out Mass for the last few years FYI Romney, you didn´t try, you didn´t win, your rino coat was exposed, tme to go home lick your wounds and fade away into history´s dust bin.
I have voted Republican all my life, including twice for Bush Senior and twice for George W. I have almost all of Peggy Noonan´s books and am a conservative Catholic.
I always believed that our side were for the ordinary American heroes who made the world a better place, who made it on their own without family wealth or powerful mentors or political connections or Ivy League privilege or giving favors or marrying or sleeping their way to the top or marrying the rich and powerful.
I always believed that our side would always defend those American heroes. Then my eyes were opened when I saw how Peggy Noonan and Barbara Bush and our Republican party leaders treated Sarah Palin. Precisely because she had no real political connections, and because she blew all the other Republican players away when she walked out on that stage in 2008, our side joined in with the Left in mocking and destroying her.
I voted my conscience and dialed in Sarah Palin´s name in the presidential election and my vote was in honor of Molly, Storm, and Plu. Thank you gals for helping to open my eyes to what kind of people are in charge of the party I always defended and clung to and who are now almost indistinguishable from the nasty, dishonest, jealous, petty cowards of the Left.
It is interesting that Romney is expected to be treated with respect and dignity (I happen to agree with that idea), but Gingrich, Santorum, Cain, Bachmann, et. al. were told to sit down, shut up, get lost, go away.
Well, #30, that´s a superb reason to vote for Obama (which a vote for Palin was)--to spite three posters at Lucianne.
Palin chose not to run. No one was preventing her from so doing. Not Karl Rove. Not Mitt Romney. No one. If she´d had the tremendous groundswell of support her admirers claim, nothing could have stopped her sweeping to a landslide victory. And if she is, as some claim, the bravest woman in the world, or "the only man in the Republican party," she wouldn´t have let anything stand in her way.
sorry for the 2nd post. I rarely post on Lucianne because of the bullying from the Palin haters. A civil conversation about SP is never possible with them, just petty insults and faux disdain and venom is the way they roll.
Just wanted to say that I forgot to add #32´s typical mocking was also an eye-opener. Look in the mirror gals, your unnecessary and constant attacks on Sarah Palin and anyone who didn´t fall in line with your bullying are your own doing.
I voted for Sarah Palin, not for "spite" (there you go again twisting the truth to suit your own agenda) but because she deserved my vote and because my conscience would not allow me to do anything less. I will stand up for her even if no one else will.
So Romney was a good man? Perhaps and so what. As the WSJ and Gallup empirically demonstrated, the real unemployment rate in ´12 was 17.2%, a level not experienced since 1937!!! And yet this ´numbers guy´ couldn´t make a case to the average voter? Romney is the quintessential definition of a feckless and inept loser. As for the ´stolen election´ canard; Romney lost every battleground state; where the Executive (Gov, Lt. Gov, AG, S´ecy of State etc) and Legislative (Senate Leader and Assembly Speaker) Branch was controlled by the R party. So they all conspired w/Axelrod and Jarrett to steal the election, did they? This is utter paranoia on full frontal display. In plain English, the voters took the measure of Romney, grasped his lack of conviction and core principle, then decided they would stick w/the devil they knew. Real simple. The assertion that ´conservatives stayed home´ is an ignorant slander advanced by Romney´s water boys who insisted that he was the man; telling all who demurred to shut up and sit down. In fact, the long suffering right of center rank and file is the R anchor and its most loyal component; despite the buffoons the DC establishment has offered up as POTUS nominees for most of the last century. All this sturm und drang is a metaphor for introspection and re-examination, a sign of vitality. A new party is on the way. Embrace it as it sets all free of the fundamentally dishonest premise that the republican party is the keeper of the flame of principled conservatism. Complete nonsense.
Sheesh! I find it hard to believe that any mature L-Dotter would boast about throwing her presidential vote away because of injured feelings. I consider my own vote to be more valuable than to do such a thing. I´ve voted for a lot of candidates I was not enthusiastic about, but I have never helped elect a Democrat.
I find it hard to believe that any mature L-dotter would accuse another of voting for a Democrat when they voted their conscience. An individual´s vote does not belong to The Party. It does not belong to demagogues or agitprops. It belongs to the individual and every individual considers their vote valuable. Just because someone does not use their vote the way another person would does not mean it is wasted or thrown away.
Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.
~ Samuel Adams ~
When the sturdy Roman plebeian, who lived by his own labor, who voted without reward according to his own convictions... had been changed into an idle creature ... who directly or indirectly sold his vote to the highest bidder, then the end of the republic was at hand, and nothing could save it.
#36 that´s a giant rationalization, that vote went for a candidate other than the standard bearer was a vote for Obama, it´s simple math. This is the difference between liberals and conservatives. Some would rather "vote their conscience" translation I send my country to hell so I could feel a sense of moral superiority.
I will now try to understand the logic of this. I´m going to write in Sara Palin that´s not running because our candidate is not conservative enough and some stupid people made fun of her. I will do this knowing I am helping to elect a man that hates this country and may send it over the edge destroying my life and my childrens life. Well who can argue with that logic, my leg hurts so let me shoot myself in the head. Our country may never be the same because of the actions of some people.
I see we´re all here. I wish the folks who spent the past year pushing Romney, and denigrating those they felt were not pro-Romney enough, would give us all a break. That´s not a figure of speech; it´s a sincere request. No matter how many different ways people try to alibi it, the simple political facts are these: Mitt Romney lost. Every excuse put forward now to alibi his defeat is just another unintended confirmation of things folks were warned about before but refused to hear. Blaming conservatives for staying home is admitting that Romney couldn´t mobilize voters and unify the party. Blaming the media just confirms that Romney couldn´t handle the press. Blaming voter fraud confirms the warning that Romney was a born good loser who wouldn´t fight when it mattered. I´ll grant that even Mitt´s harshest critics didn´t expect him to hire a cadre of delusional morons to run his campaign.
So if you´re looking to place blame for this election, don´t pick on the folks who tried to warn you this would happen. Put it where it belongs: Mitt Romney re-elected Barack Obama. And if you were part of pushing Romney forward, you own a piece of that too.
Above poster might blame the Hard right fundamentalists that the country loves to hate and fear more that they fear the hard left human secularists and atheists.
It was in the inner city places such as in Philadelphia where the obMao machine overcame the Romney/Ryan express--which should all just lie on the broad shoulders of Mitt the Mormon.
As we eat our own as is typical of those who just will not bend in cooperation and compromise, it may surprise you with what grace Romney handles his "loss". He was a cut above most people and still is IMO. By his fruits he should be judged (I noticed it is no longer a badge of infamy to be rich as obaMao hangs out with Tiger Woods and his Missus crashes Hollywood´s big event. How do you spell Putzes?)
It will be a very big "Hoorah" from me if the Governor acts as unprecedentedly as ol´ BJC and keeps his opinions in the forefront. We need someone to speak until a successor and leader emerges. No one is fully responsive to Rove or to Rand Paul.
Opportunist Rubio and all Hispanic all the time to replace all black all the time?
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