Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mitt Romney to make it official- will announce candidacy next week

CNN: (CNN)–Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will formally announce his intentions to seek the GOP nomination for president in 2012 next Thursday, a campaign spokesperson tells CNN.
And the soon-to-be-announced candidate confirmed it himself on Twitter late Wednesday.
“Making it official next week at the Scamman Farm in New Hampshire,” he tweeted.
New Hampshire is a critical state for Romney, who also announced his presidential exploratory committee in April from the first-in-the-nation primary state.
He suffered a loss there during his previous run for president in 2008 to John McCain, who went on to win the Republican presidential nomination. But he’s banking on a boost from the crucial state to propel him through the primary season. [MORE]
If anyone is surprised by this, you have not been paying attention. Romney was going to run in 2012 come hell or high water. For this reason, I think Romney and many of the establishment favorites are poor choices. I get the impression that these men want to run for president simply because their resumes dictate it and not because they truly have a vision that is right for America at the right time.

Mitt Romney's time was 2008. Despite his organizational advantage he was unable to dispatch either John McCain or Mike Huckabee. This time around Romney, with a huge money advantage, is still going to struggle because he is a man out of time. The Republican grassroots are looking for a rock ribbed constitutional fiscal conservative with kick ass street fighter skills. Cookie cutter pedigreed politicos of yore simply will not do and Mittens fits the cookie cutter bill to a tee.

Even the establishment is wobbly on Mittens. Why else do you think they are constantly bringing up other losers like Mitch Daniels and now Jon Huntsman? It is because deep down inside the establishment knows that Romney will struggle against the likes of straight talking sharp shooting conservatives like Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin. Case in point, this major announcement by the supposed front runner was buried by news of Palin's bus tour.

My prediction is that Romney will have a very poor showing in New Hampshire and the establishment will abandon him in droves for either Huntsman, Pawlenty or whomever the RINO of the month is.

Via: Memeorandum
Via: CNN


FIREBIRD said...

I hope your prediction is correct! If Romney is out candidate, we completely lose healthcare as an issue NO MATTER WHAT HE SAYS! And THAT is the one issue conservatives have to run AND win on.... it's too important to let Romney neutralize it - he's a New England RINO

Anonymous said...

I won't vote for someone who actually implements the Romney care. Does he have any idea how ridiculously anti-right that is. I guess he doesn't, that's why he's all contorted in explaining why he passed that kind of socialistic law.

2nd Anonymous.

Nick said...

No, Firebird, Obamacare is already Dead On Arrival.

The one issue we have to run AND win on is the US Supreme Court. McCain made a huge mistake not bringing that issue up during the campaign. Every other issue can take a back seat until 2016 or 2020. RINO? I'd elect a Hippo if it had an R after its name and would pick a conservative justice!

For the record, Romney had no problem "dispatching" Huckabee. Romney was in second place all the way, and he figured out early that McCain was the front-runner. He bowed out very early to back McCain. Romney turned his PAC money into a campaign to elect Republicans. It was Huckabee who didn't realize when it was time to quit, and wasted vital funds and diluted McCain's message. Meanwhile, Zero and Hillary were duking it out, and raking in tons of dough and voter registrations. McCain sat back and squandered the opportunity to attack both candidates through July 2008. We nominated a WEAK candidate, and we got the result we deserved.

BTW, I think Palin was an OUTSTANDING VP pick - the best thing McCain did, but his campaign did not properly prepare her for the public eye. She should have taken the battle to Obama, putting her experience against his. She should been more prepared for the foreign policy questions, and able to turn attention to Obama's lack of foreign policy experience. She should have been prepared for the "heartbeat away" questions. I don't think McCain could have pulled it out, but he didn't even put up a good fight.

I like Huckabee A LOT, but he won't ever be president. He should stick to television and enjoy a well-deserved easy life out of Washington DC.

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