Mitt… Not Him Again???

I plead for sanity

Over the last several weeks I’ve kept running across stories about Mitt Romney leading in the polls for the 2016 Presidential nomination. My original thoughts were probably similar to yours. This is a joke right? …Right? Please tell me this is a joke.

Nope. Actual human beings have apparently responded to polls saying that they would vote for Romney to be the Republican nominee.

I would have thought that this news would cause anyone with two brain cells to rub together to do a collective headdesk. (Spell check tells me this is not a word, but I have assured spell check that it is the most descriptive and appropriate one under the circumstances)

Surprisingly, there seemed to be little resistance to the idea, and too many people who ought to know better expressed pleasure at the thought of it. Unacceptable. So, if you happen to be one of those that sympathize with this lapse of reason, allow me to present a handful of short thoughts to help you out.

Romney doesn’t excite the conservative base. He doesn’t connect with the youth, or really much of anyone who isn’t already a millionaire for that matter. He thrashed his conservative opponents in the Primary and then handled Obama with kid gloves. The Democrats have already figured him out, made him into a bogeyman, and exploited his every weakness. To top it all off, it wasn’t until after the 2012 loss that we found out he had serious doubts about himself, and maybe didn’t really want it all that bad [2]. He doesn’t want to run, his family doesn’t want him to run, and all that is good in this world doesn’t want him to run. Shall I go on?

Now, to be fair and balanced, all the reasons why we should want Romney as our nominee are listed below:

You know what this is? It’s laziness. Pure, unadulterated, intellectual sloth. Republicans, it’s time for your nomination process to shut off the x-box, put some pants on, go outside, and get a job. Also, if you don’t know anything about what’s going on in the world around you, don’t compound the problem by not being honest enough to admit it in an anonymous poll.

I don’t think I’m asking for too much am I? It’s a simple concept. If you don’t want your candidate to lose, then don’t run a candidate who will lose. There are a lot of really nice people, good people in this country who don’t need to be running for President. Can we please add Romney to the list and be rid of this nonsense?


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  • 72_Hours_Remain

    I disagree with you on every point.
    Do I think he should run again? Probably not. But what these polls are saying– and you’re not even remotely addressing–is that Romney has left a lasting impact. Which I think is fairly uncommon for the loser in our two-party system. It also implies that he’s a very strong candidate when he can be on polls when he’s said he’s not running!

    Also, to say that because he wasn’t sure he or his family wanted to run is a strike against him is unbelievably naive. That’s EXACTLY the kind of person we want in office. (Think George Washington) The role of president is arguably the hardest and most important job in the world. Anybody who WANTS that kind of job is power-hungry.

    Also, this: “Now, to be fair and balanced, all the reasons why we should want Romney as our nominee are listed below:” is poor journalism. If you want to persuade people with satire because you have nothing else to stand on, go write for The Onion.