Do you think if Mitt Romney ran in 2016, does he actually have any more of a chance than previously?

Posted by: discomfiting

In 2012, Obama won by 5 million popular votes leaving romney with about 61 million votes (47.2%). There has been speculation surrounding Romney for 2016 after saying he wouldn't run but then returning to the spotlight when the 2016 hype came around. If he runs, is he doomed from the start or does he have a chance?

  • Hes' doomed

  • He has a chance

30% 6 votes
70% 14 votes
  • He might be able to win the republican nomination, but I doubt it. There are simply too many other people that are in the spotlight right now as potential candidates. By the time the 2016 election comes around, most of the republican donors will have flocked to Geb Bush or to Chris Christie, leaving only a small portion for others. If he was to win the nomination though, I still don't think he'd be able to win. He'd likely be up against Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden, both of which have more credibility amongst the general public than he does anymore. This is mostly just speculation though. Anything can change and I could be entirely wrong.

    Posted by: Seido
  • I doubt the Republican Party will allow him to run for a third time.

  • Romney had his chance & he blew it. Putting him on the national ticket, in 2016, isn't going to win the election. I'll take it a step farther ... The GOP has lost 2 general elections because of 2 huge reasons: a) Americans hold the Bush administration primarily to blame for the Great Recession; b) Tea Party Veeps. To win the Oval Office, the GOP has got to abandon the Tea Party. The TP is not popular enough, nationally, to tack one of their darlings to the Big Ticket! Then, they have to exercise some patience -- wait until the harsh memories of the Great Recession subside. As long as the latter is strongly present in a voter's mind, they will put their support elsewhere!

  • hes a horrible candidate for president. hes just another flip flopping politician. we need rand paul

  • People are getting sick of Obama. I personally think that if Nother democrat is elected, a civil war will ensue.

  • Obama can't do a next term anyway, so hopefully the democrats don't pick some social guy.

  • He has a chance. He probably would have won if someone didn't start the rumor that he was going to fire Big Bird.

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Ozzyhead says2014-04-22T09:32:44.5806329-05:00
This depends who he goes against
discomfiting says2014-04-22T09:40:40.5326631-05:00
Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Ron Paul for the Republican Primary and Hillary Clinton for the Presidential Election
discomfiting says2014-04-22T09:46:46.9463269-05:00
@thesouth, obama can't run in 2016 so i don't see how "people are getting sick of obama" could be relevant & "norther democrat is elected, a civil war is ensue" why would you think that lol?
thesouthwillrise says2014-04-22T09:54:18.4914329-05:00
Why would you not? ALL 50 states had secession petitions when Obama was reflected. People don't want to go through another eight years of a democrat.
thesouthwillrise says2014-04-22T09:55:26.9084270-05:00
And in case you missed that, I meant any other democrat, not Obama.
discomfiting says2014-04-22T09:59:15.6226552-05:00
If people don't want 4-8 years of a democrat, then majority won't vote for in one in 2016; if people don't want another democrat, they won't vote for one. If they do, I doubt a civil war would "be ensued" because that's an over exaggeration. The only people that are going to be fighting that war are liberal/democratic extremists and conservative/republican.
1Historygenius says2014-04-22T10:38:17.4051228-05:00
A 2013 poll showed that Romney would have won the election if it were held a year after 2012. Nixon lost in 1960, but ran again in 1968. Just because you lose once doesn't mean you can't run again.
discomfiting says2014-04-22T10:42:18.6102329-05:00
He didn't just lose once though....
discomfiting says2014-04-22T10:42:56.0190329-05:00
But it's the matter of the party accepting the nomination of Romney also
thesouthwillrise says2014-04-22T11:19:04.7363855-05:00
Not if the liberal candidate threatened to put more restrictions on firearms.
discomfiting says2014-04-22T11:29:08.6279855-05:00*RY9gSPcUrwmobZBXifOOFCztm-enJ1HdPvVnLoahJMZl-KiBZMZWabw__/ConservativeLogic.jpeg?width=599&height=477
1Historygenius says2014-04-22T12:46:25.7123855-05:00
The party accepted him once, obviously he can be accepted again. If anything losing elections helps build a more formidable campaign in later ones. Nixon isn't the only example, you have Reagan who ran twice before winning his third time. John McCain lost in 2000 but was the nominee in 2008.
Fight4Liberty says2014-06-01T23:56:51.4719625-05:00
If he becomes president, I'm flying to Norway.
discomfiting says2014-06-02T00:03:45.0275267-05:00
Norway is the best country in the world; they're a progressive wonderland with a socialist-capitalist economy.

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