Mitt Romney: The Nicest Guy You Don't Want to be President*

By Proof

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Mitt Romney is an honorable man. And not just in the Marc Antony/Julius Caesar/Shakespearean kind of way. Mitt is a really good guy! He's a very moral man, by all accounts a very generous man, when it comes to acts of personal charity. True, he was slimed during the election as being a cruel and cold hearted individual, who caused a woman to die of cancer, by firing her husband (from a company he no longer controlled), thus depriving her of her insurance. But, consider the source. The folks telling you that Mitt was killing cancer patients were the same guys telling you, if you like your doctor, you can keep him!

Mitt was the standard bearer (Or was that standard bear?) for the Republican party in 2012 against Barack Hussein Obama. Although Mitt was not my first choice, once he had secured the nomination, I supported him over that skinny kid who lied and told you you could keep your health insurance if you like it. And to this day, I believe Mitt would have been a much better president than BHO. However, you've got to admit that that is a pretty low bar!

I know it's a long way until the next presidential election, but that doesn't mean that the plotting, the planning, the scheming has taken a holiday. Some presidential aspirants are trying to get close to Mitt to see if they can tap into the donors from his last campaign. A few misguided souls think he should run again, hence, Facebook page Mitt Romney for President 2016. Granted, the numbers are small. The page has 418 "likes", which is more than I have, but then, I'm not running for president of a country of 300 million people.

Also granted that Romney got more votes than McCain did. McCain ran against Blank Slate, Hopey Changey Obama, whereas Romney ran against the four year track record of an abysmal failure of a president and still placed second. This was after his first run in 2008, putting together an organization, developing and discovering fund raisers and learning what worked in a campaign and what didn't.

Among those 418 Facebookians, there may even be some who opine that, given how much closer he came in 2012, had Romney been our nominee in 2008, he would have won! And if frogs had wings they wouldn't bump their bottoms so hard when they jump! In 2008, Obama was still the human Rorschach test, as George Will called him, and would have beaten Romney like a rented mule. After two shots at the brass ring, Romney may be an invaluable help on the organizational side, but, between his baggage and his tepid, hesitant embrace of conservatism, Romney is far from the role model we want for 2016.

As I said, there is time. The midterms may shed some light on an emerging leader. Conservatives also need to take control of the primary process, so that our opponents are not quite so instrumental in choosing our candidates for us. We also need to encourage the vanity candidates to bow out early, so that debates can be focused and substantive, and, incidentally, not moderated by liberals pretending not to be partisan.

If Romney, nice guy that he is, tries to revive his candidacy, he should be politely thanked, but...no. Romney III will never get off the ground and will only serve as a distraction from our eventual nominee, no matter how well intended Mr. Romney might be in running again.

This ain't bean bag. The Republic may not survive another disastrous regime like the one we have now.

*You didn't want him to be president in 2008. You didn't want him (in sufficient numbers) to be president in 2012. Third time is not the charm. Mitt? Buy your wife another horse!



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Cross posted at Proof Positive

9 comments:

  1. Senator Grumpy was who the Left wanted to run against in 2008 and they got him. Mittens was who the Left wanted to run against in 2012 and they got him. Oliver Chris Christie Hardy is who the Left wants to run against in 2016. We must not let that happen.

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    1. I agree. We don't want to nominate another lame or sitting duck for the liberals to pick off.

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  2. I think Rand has the grassroots support.

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    1. Time will tell. At this point, I'd entertain a dark horse who espoused solid conservative views.

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    "The page has 418 "likes", which is more than I have, but then, I'm not running for president of a country of 300 million people. "

    Well why don't you run for president. You have such a long history of telling others what they do wrong. I know people may point to the fact that _all_ of your predictions of the apocalypse have not worked out for you; but you can claim that was in the past....

    "Conservatives also need to take control of the primary process, so that our opponents are not quite so instrumental in choosing our candidates for us. We also need to encourage the vanity candidates to bow out early, so that debates can be focused and substantive, and, incidentally, not moderated by liberals pretending not to be partisan."

    Run for president, Proof. If that 'skinny kid' can run for president and WIN, surly you can too. After all, if you ain't better than a that 'skinny kid', who are you better than???

    As you may not know Ema Nymton is the president of the "Liars Club" of Buncombe County, NC. Now that Don Yelton has stepped down from his position in the Buncombe County Republican Party, he will be able to work hard along with Ema Nymton to assure you the votes of the local community social clubs in the area (wink, wink, nod, nod. You know what I mean...).

    Go for it. Man up. How hard can it be?

    Ema Nymton
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    1. Run for president? Considering the number of lies, falsehoods, and fabrications told by the current resident o the Oval Office, I could never utter that many falsehoods in a million years, much less a four year election cycle.

      As far as being president of a Liar's Club, Ema, you didn't have to tell us. Your bona fides as a liar have been well established here!

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      "... I could never utter that many falsehoods in a million years, much less a four year election cycle. "

      Oh why the false modesty? This very statement is just another of your litany of lies. You do remember, "didn't build it," "fast and footloose," and "Ben Gazi?" Don't ya?

      Ya not skered that you can't do what 'that skinny kid' did, are you?

      Ema Nymton
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    3. Ah, dear Ema! Being able to tell the difference between truth and what you would like the truth to be has never been your strong suit! If I indeed have a "litany of lies", then you should have no trouble at all documenting just one of them. Any one. State specifically where I have lied and what your evidence is for it.

      BTW, Ema, the testimony of the little voices in your head is not admissible in court.

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  4. I will not vote for any Neo-Con or other old school GOP choice. No matter what. No more "govt has the answers" guy.

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