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No politician wants to be compared to Richard Nixon, but Mitt Romney might like the following.

First, consider the similarities in their 1960 and 2012 presidential contests.

Romney and Nixon were both mighty warriors, but they still lacked the natural ease of the best retail politicians.

In person, they were warm, charming— even gentle.

But on television it was different.

When they debated their cool and telegenic opponents, they sometimes appeared square and old-fashioned in comparison.

They just didn’t connect the way successful presidential aspirants typically do.

So, when they lost the general election, many in the press quickly wrote their political obituaries.

All conceded their brilliance, stamina and mastery of the facts—especially those of the troubles brewing overseas.

But they were, by most accounts, finished.

But the tenacious Nixon would prove his naysayers wrong by once again capturing the GOP nomination eight years later, a feat made all the more remarkable by the further diminishment of his brand in 1962 when he lost a race for a lesser post, the California governorship.

There was likely not a soul in the United States who believed he could shake off such visible losses.

Of course he did shake them off, and for nearly 50 years, Nixon’s 1968 feat stands unmatched.

Besides Adlai Stevenson, he has been the only presidential nominee—of either party—to overcome the stigma of losing a general election to be offered a second chance

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/07/the-case-for-mitt-romney-in-2016-108532.html#ixzz37ZazoW8q

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JimmyMack commented on Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 17:43 PM

Romney would make an excellent GOP Candidate. Trust me...

timeontarget commented on Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 15:26 PM

If Mitt Romney had renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson as his running mate in the 2012 presidential elections, he would have been president today, says National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) President Anthony Evans.

“Let’s put it this way. If Mitt Romney had selected Dr. Carson as his running mate in 2012, he would have been President of the United States today,” said Evans in an interview with The Christian Post on Tuesday.

“You don’t need 100 percent of the black vote to win. If 15 percent of the black vote had gone to Romney (in 2012) he would have won, especially in Ohio,” added Evans, who described himself as an independent voter.

“Dr. Carson’s bipartisan belief in the American people, reverence for its history and his refusal to be intimidated by notions of political correctness are refreshing,” said Republican New York City Councilman Dan Halloran to CP.

“In one of his analogies, he correctly pointed out that a bird needs both a left wing and a right wing to fly. There should be a balance of power between the parties, including here in New York. His warnings about education, wild spending and taxes that punish success should be heeded by both parties. If anyone is offended by those ideas, maybe they should ask themselves why.”

Sheran commented on Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 20:02 PM

TOT, I don't think so! I like Dr Carson... Mitt Romney? I believe a lot of christian people from different beliefs it would still be a loosing ticket. People don't understand Mormons religious beliefs. They are so secretive...

timeontarget commented on Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 08:52 AM

Basic Tenets of Belief:

Trinitarian belief in God – God the Father, His son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
Men will be punished for their own sins, not for Adam’s transgression.
Through the atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.
First principles and ordinances of the Gospel
Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ
Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins
Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost
A man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.
Belief in the same organization that existed in the primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.
Belief in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.
Belief that the Bible is the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. The Book of Mormon is also believed to be the word of God.
Belief in all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and belief that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.
Belief in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the Earth; and that the Earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.
Claim the privilege of worshipping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
Belief in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.
Belief in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men. Follow the admonition of Paul—believe all things, hope all things, have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, they seek after these things.

sebekm commented on Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 14:44 PM

I'm not sure that Romney would excite the GOP masses in 2016 any more than he did in 2012. He would benefit from not having Mr. Hopey Changey as his opponent, but I don't think the Republican base would like him any more than they did last time.

2016 is still the Dems to lose - even though history is NOT on their side (re: three consecutive WH terms by the same political party). IMHO - Hillary's vulnerability came through loud and clear last month as she fumble-tongued her way through the vaunted book tour that wasn't. Elizabeth Warren would be the most likely back-up plan, but only the political left would really love her, and her populist message doesn't really resonate with them.

No - the Dems main advantage is the lack of a strong, "inevitable" front-runner on the GOP side. They all have significant weaknesses - not the least of which is a lack of experience. Obama has PROVED that inexperience can truly equal incompetence. The country might be ready for somebody who has a bit more than one term in the Senate preceded by a career as a "community organizer."

Romney has a lot of business experience, which is valuable to be sure, and he has been a governor. That kind of experience ought to be more valuable than having a law degree. But with the way our electorate decides to cast their votes, a pretty face and a charismatic story seems to carry more weight, especially for the DEMOCRATS - re: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama.

(On second thought - strike Carter from that list. He had pretty TEETH going for him....)

JimmyMack commented on Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 15:46 PM

Republicans are fractured and angry, as is their usual state of mind(anger). Jeb might not can shoot flies off the stone garden wall at 80 paces like Jeb AND Jethro, but he comes from the land of the Daytona 500, fishin', and is a devout fan of Country music. (not that that is a bad thing.) They have already broken Reagan's 11th Commandment thusly self inflicting much damage to their National appeal.

We Dems have YET to open up on them. But rest assured the payback is gonna be a B**ch!!

I relish a Rand Paul-Carson ticket or even a Carson-Paul ticket.

Now if only Zig-Zag Zell the traitor could summon up ONE more Key Note Speech.

sebekm commented on Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 16:45 PM

"Republicans are fractured and angry..."

They have a right to be angry, but are not fractured enough to make any difference in November. The Tea Party will hold its own in their strongholds, and the rest of the GOP will drive on in theirs. The bottom line is that Republican officeholders appear to be doing exactly what their constituencies want - be those constituencies primarily Tea Party or otherwise. That is a prescription for SUCCESS on a local and state-by-state level. There's still time for them to step on their collective cranks, but the election is getting closer day-by-day and the Obama administration is digging THEIR OWN HOLE deeper and deeper. It really does look like this immigration business might be Obama's Waterloo. Check these out:



and especially:


As for the Zell-Meister, I would welcome his return. We need more politicians who have common sense AND a backbone.

sebekm commented on Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 at 16:50 PM

...and when TIME starts running reports like this, you know Obama is in trouble:


timeontarget commented on Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 07:44 AM

"Romney has a lot of business experience, which is valuable to be sure"

That is the reason I'll cast my vote for Perdue tomorrow.

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Perdue wins. Hopefully it portends results in November.

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