MITT ROMNEY: Contender for Presidency?

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MITT ROMNEY for President?

  1. No way in hell!!!!

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  2. I'll need a lot more convincing.

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  3. I'm interested and want to know more.

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  4. Yes!!! Let's elect him.

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  1. Foxfyre
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    Mitt Romney came in at second place in the recent CPAC straw poll with a strong 23% of the votes when you consider the front runner, Ron Paul, netted only 30% of the votes. I think we can safely say the race is still wide open.

    But evaluating comments on several message board forums, Romney is generating a good deal of attention and should most likely be considered a front runner at this time.

    I couldn't find a good youtube version of the whole speech, but here's a good clip showing the flavor of his remarks that have so far been well received:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtmBRIrdDzA"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtmBRIrdDzA[/ame]

    If somebody has a link to the whole speech with good sound quality, I would appreciate your posting it.

    So what do you think? Is Romney a viable choice? Bad choice? Or something in between?
     
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    I liked the guy in 2008 and I like him now. HOWEVER, Romneycare is what Obamacare was based on. It will sink him.

    Herman Cain for me!
     
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    I'd probably vote for him (providing his views don't change from now to election day).
     
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    I disagree. Did you listen to the clip? Romney is opposed to federalizing healthcare. If we Conservatives promote States Rights versus a Centralized Federal Government in those issues that belong to the states, then Romneycare should not be all that damning a concept. Apparently those stuck with it aren't that thrilled with it, but I sort of think Romney is paying attention to that and would not repeat the same mistakes twice.

    I also am watching Cain too though and admit I am intrigued. He is going to need a whole lot more name recognition to get a campaign off the ground though. I think I'll start a thread on him too though. Please chime in there.
     
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    Mitt is an exceptionally smart guy. I like him. I liked him in last time around and, probably, would have voted GOP if he'd been the candidate. I'd like to see him with a real 'out of left field' VP pick. Cain would be an excellent running mate.
     
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    Here's my prediction;

    Obamacare gets passed, Romney becomes president in 2016, Obamacare is expandad, this becomes another huge government program that everyone accepts without questioning and just accepts the facts that both parties approve of it like welfare and social security.

    Who's on board?
     
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    That would be interesting wouldn't it. The LDS church has changed its previously racist policies and views and openly embraces minorities these days. But as is always the case, some of the old reputation lingers on. It would be a fascinating concept that a candidate associated with the LDS would choose a black running mate.

    But lordy lordy I hope the GOP picks SOMEBODY with a brain and decent values/insights who is electable this time.
     
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    LOL!!! Kind of easy to "predict" something that's already happened.
     
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    I hope you're wrong since Romney is campaigning on getting rid of Obamacare. He's going to look really REALLY bad if he expanded it after he is elected.
     
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    Lol soon I'll be coming out with predictions for the green bay-pittsburgh super bowl.

    But I stick to the other 2 predictions.
     

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