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Mitt Romney's successful 2012 campaign
could serve as a template for 2024 hopefuls

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 5/31/2021 11:31:06 AM

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) would likely be among the first to admit that he's not the most popular name in Republican circles these days, but that doesn't mean his successful bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012 can't serve as a template for future contenders. The Republican Party's 2024 picture is muddled. The consensus seems to be that until former President Donald Trump makes it clear whether he'll run, potential candidates will lay low. One way they can do that and still make some headway if they do ultimately enter the scrum is to get involved with 2022 House


If 'success' means rolling over and playing dead for Candy Crowley, then yes.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: rockeysroomie 5/31/2021 11:40:36 AM (No. 801754)
A template for defeat.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rumblehog 5/31/2021 11:42:55 AM (No. 801755)
Buying an election has always been a "template" to those with deep pockets.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 5/31/2021 11:49:14 AM (No. 801772)
"Successful"? I find nothing whatsoever about Rotten Romney that is 'successful'. I see a professional failure.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: billa57 5/31/2021 11:59:01 AM (No. 801792)
Romney was behind the smear campaign that ended Herman Cain's run for president. Newsweak loves those kinds.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: john56 5/31/2021 12:05:44 PM (No. 801803)
Memo to 2024 hopefuls. Romney lost.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: RuckusTom 5/31/2021 12:10:49 PM (No. 801813)
Every single comment is SPOT on. No need to add anything else.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 5/31/2021 12:15:57 PM (No. 801817)
Yes - - that's just what I'd like - - to see another gutless Pubbie candidate roll over - - and get stomped on by a fat-faced commie witch. It was so much fun the first time - - I'd like to see it again.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Cynical Backstory 5/31/2021 12:16:10 PM (No. 801818)
Mitt Romney turns my stomach as much as John McCain did, and he was a real doozy. Trust a leftist site to publish a stupid article telling us how wonderful mitt Romney is. I remember many strange and murky events happing in that primary until Romney won the nomination and I also remember how dismayed and aghast conservatives were until we all managed to swallow our disappointment and horror and get behind his campaign. But, we didn’t want him.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Northcross 5/31/2021 12:30:02 PM (No. 801831)
Wow. Delusional. Perhaps these candidates should pick out a pseudonym that matches their sexual hang-ups, something like say, Pierre Delecto. That should go over big.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 5/31/2021 12:33:51 PM (No. 801838)
Uh-oh, someone's back to doing drugs again.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 5/31/2021 12:37:53 PM (No. 801841)
"How to Snatch Defeat Out of the Jaws of Victory," by Mittens "TDS" Romney!!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: SweetPea3 5/31/2021 12:41:19 PM (No. 801846)
Rigor Mortis Romney is the LAST person I would use as a template for anything. We had to hold our noses back then, to cast our votes for him.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Italiano 5/31/2021 12:42:06 PM (No. 801847)
It will be a difficult slog without the 75,000,000+
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Reply 14 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 5/31/2021 12:47:44 PM (No. 801855)
A much better template for GOP presidential nomination would be 2016 and Trump. For 2024 Trump should lay low for as long as possible to keep the lie and smear factories confused.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: chance_232 5/31/2021 12:51:03 PM (No. 801861)
Romney won the nomination in 2012 by doing what he does best. Attacking other Republicans. Had he been half as hard on Obama as he is on Trump, he might have won.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: 3XALADY 5/31/2021 1:04:40 PM (No. 801878)
I clicked on 15 'likes' and also well approve of OP's comments, as usual. Romney must be deaf, dumb and blind or he is not paying attention.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 5/31/2021 1:06:27 PM (No. 801881)
The major reason Romney won the nomination in 2012 was that the conservative vote was so splintered. There were several conservatives running against him and he won the nomination mostly by default, not skill. Trump's advantage in 2016 was that he dispatched most of the competition early in the process, including the establishment's preferred candidate, Low Energy Jeb.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 5/31/2021 1:12:26 PM (No. 801892)
Mitt Romney's (R - Reject) 2012 campaign is the perfect template for a DEMOCRAT victory in 2024. Republicans want to lose? Just follow Mitt Romney (aka Pierre Delecto).
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Reply 19 - Posted by: anniebc 5/31/2021 1:31:57 PM (No. 801902)
What the heck?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Safari Man 5/31/2021 1:43:24 PM (No. 801905)
I continue to believe neither McCain nor Romney actually won the primaries - I think part insiders selected them. The primaries have even less integrity than the general elections.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Luke21 5/31/2021 2:29:34 PM (No. 801931)
He lost. He's a bum and a loser. Who is this idiot writing this stuff?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: bighambone 5/31/2021 2:48:52 PM (No. 801957)
My guess is that Romney finished himself as a potential national Republican candidate when he voted to impeach Trump.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: MickTurn 5/31/2021 4:21:24 PM (No. 802027)
Really? Romney is a Loser, once the voters figured out he was a total POS it was over!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Muguy 5/31/2021 4:48:21 PM (No. 802044)
The BASE of the Republican Party has been stirred up AGAINST putting another RINO at the head of a ticket. We have learned FIRST HAND that they are back stabbers and could CARE LESS about those who they trick into voting for them. RM Nixon, Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, Poppy Bush, McPain and MIttens have shown the BASE that liberal 'republicans' are not trustworthy and they set themselves and the country up for losses. Whether Mr. Trump runs again or not, these weakass 'republicans' might just as well lite Socialists! MItten's niece Ronna running the RNC shows that we don't really have a plan to take the offensive, but rather ride the wave of do nothingness
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Reply 25 - Posted by: DEnforcer 5/31/2021 6:57:14 PM (No. 802114)
Romney won the nomination in 2012 because he ran and lost the nomination for the 2008 election year. Romney lost the nomination to McCain, who had run in 2004. Yes, building a base among your state parties and local candidates is a good strategy. Nixon did it after he lost the 1960 race and sought the nomination in 1968, But it's not the formula to success. Trump didn't do it.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: broken01 5/31/2021 8:52:42 PM (No. 802205)
Mitt Romney’s successful 2012 campaign. I cannot stop laughing.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: local500 6/1/2021 4:28:34 AM (No. 802335)
Must be a satire article. Mitt Romney is a three times loser.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Oldenoughtoknowbetter 6/3/2021 11:03:16 PM (No. 805250)
I'll write in Mickey Mouse before voting again for Romney, a Bush or Chaney.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: msjena 6/4/2021 8:16:26 AM (No. 805466)
Successful? Black is white.
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