Chris Wallace hints: You’ll know Mitt Romney’s next career move a week from now

posted at 7:21 pm on February 21, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite, let’s approach this subject this way: Could Wallace be referring to anything other than Romney becoming a Fox News contributor? The guy’s obviously not going to run for office again; granted, there’s a Senate vacancy in his home state, but he lost that state by 23 points last year. At this point, I think he’s probably had enough of having his political ambitions crushed. The only alternative I can come up with is that he’s maybe joining a prominent company as a board member or COO or something. But friends of Mitt told NRO yesterday regarding his CPAC appearance that he’s “eager to contribute to the national debate.” It has to be something political. And the only political avenue that’s open to him, realistically, is Fox News. Fox has leaned a bit further to the center after the election, bringing in Scott Brown as a contributor, parting ways with Palin, and often seeming conspicuously sunny about the Senate immigration bill despite grassroots conservatives’ disdain for it. Hiring Romney is the next logical step.

But … why? He has no natural constituency. He rose to prominence on the strength of his resume, not on his ability, a la Newt, to hold forth engagingly on conservative (or even moderate) ideas. His biggest political asset has always been his supposed electability, which is not something you’d think would lead to vibrant, arresting analysis. Maybe he’ll turn out to be great at it anyway — he’s good at pretty much everything else and is more than qualified intellectually for the job, needless to say — but the idea of it seems odd to me. Is there some inherent ratings value in having the last Republican presidential nominee as part of the team, even if the party’s young stars are all busy running away from his electoral message now?


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get lost

Actually, Mitt killed us both in ’08 and ’12. Yes, because in ’08 he was superficially, on the surface, attractive. He was “the conservative choice.” The thing is that he sucked the air out of the field, leaving the only one standing to oppose him as the doddering McCain. And once it was clear that Mitt was horrible, only the marginal McCain thus survived. (Yes, Huckabee also had issues, another debate-fueled “book tour” candidate.)
Well, by 2012 nearly everyone knew Mitt was a horrible candidate. That’s why any alternative surged the moment the alternative seemed viable. But yes the alternatives were all bad. Because Mitt had the sucked the air out of the field from the start, more or less, leaving only horrible debate-centered book tour candidates to oppose him. Well, and Perry, but… oops. But Mitt should have realized he was horrible and stepped out of the way. He shouldn’t have made a go at it in both ’08 and ’12. His own money is what gave him entree. Unfair.
Boy, the transparent double-talker was no conservative, “severe” or not. He occasionally came off as conservative on fiscal issues only during the debates, but he talked Big Bird to support his fiscal stance. The Big Bird thing was symptomatic of his double-talking. He had to level with the people, to take stands. And he should have made big issues out of gay marriage and immigration, to appear like a genuine conservative, and to win over the “missing white vote” that was never won over.

anotherJoe on February 21, 2013 at 9:43 PM

I hope he buys the Boston Globe.

crosspatch on February 21, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Anyone bashing Romney are unamerican, and deserve the downfall for doing so.

Romney now! Romney forever!!!

portlandon on February 21, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Anyone bashing Romney are unamerican, and deserve the downfall for doing so.

Romney now! Romney forever!!!

portlandon on February 21, 2013 at 9:47 PM

May all who brought Obama upon us by attacking Romney have ferocious fire ants invade all their bodily orifices. You deserve nothing less! — h/t Schadenfreude

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 9:48 PM

I think the notion that Romney had no constituency is somewhat laughable. He was for free market capitalism, smaller government, reduced regulatory burdens, lower taxes, etc. I guess those are alien concepts to those calling themselves “conservatives” these days.

crosspatch on February 21, 2013 at 9:50 PM

I think the only thing that beat Romney was Candy Crowley. Without her, he would have mopped the floor with Obama in two out of three debates. Crowley and Christie won it for Obama. Romney could have pulled it out despite Christie without the Crowley incident.

crosspatch on February 21, 2013 at 9:53 PM

I think the only thing that beat Romney was Candy Crowley.

crosspatch on February 21, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Just when you ththink you’ve heard it all…

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 9:54 PM

ththththink…sorry, I was just discombobulated reading that.

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 9:55 PM

I hope he buys the Boston Globe.

crosspatch on February 21, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Mitt Romney is far too good a businessman to buy a newspaper in 2013 (unless the New York Times gives him the same deal that the Washington Post gave Harmon for Newsweek).

bw222 on February 21, 2013 at 9:57 PM

He was for free market capitalism, smaller government, reduced regulatory burdens, lower taxes, etc. I guess those are alien concepts to those calling themselves “conservatives” these days.

crosspatch on February 21, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Mr I Like Mandates was for the free market?

Mr “I will not create jobs or hold jobs that kill people, and that plant, that plant kills people” was for capitalism?

Mr Romneycare was for smaller government?

Mr TARP and Auto Bailouts was for lower Taxes?

sharrukin on February 21, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Crowley and Christie won it for Obama. Romney could have pulled it out despite Christie without the Crowley incident.

crosspatch on February 21, 2013 at 9:53 PM

“….wait. No, Crowley and Christie and Palin. Yeah. And those trucons. Crowley and Christie and Palin and those trucons and Newt Gingrich. Yeah. That’s it. And Santorum. And the NYT. Yeah. Crowley and Christie and Palin and those trucons and Gingrich and vote fraud and takers. Yeah…”

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Probably the least intersting person in national politics in my time. I never heard an original, provocative or compellingly well-developed argument emerge from his being. No real humor or wit or edge. Eminently decent man in private I’ve no doubt, but zero contribution to the conservative intellectual storehouse or public conversation.

rrpjr on February 21, 2013 at 9:17 PM

I always got the sense that a lot of his blandness wasn’t a result of thoughtlessness or being disengaged from the issues, but was due to an almost paralyzing unwillingness to take political risks. At the very end, he became a bit bolder, and when he picked Ryan it seemed like he was ready to stick his neck out for something. And maybe in his own way he was trying to. But by then, no one could really take him completely seriously anymore.

My hope is that with his political career finished, he can be more forthright and make a genuine contribution to the national discussion.

RINO in Name Only on February 21, 2013 at 9:58 PM

It looks like the usual deranged Palin cultist shut-ins on Percodan are out tonight doing their Romney-bashing. This is the same behavior they exhibited all throughout the general election campaign season. Why can’t they find other ways of occupying their time; maybe they can go watch a DVD of that canceled Sarah Palin reality show.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:00 PM

And right on cue, the thread devolves into what happened in November.

Let’s just wish him well in his endeavours.

can_con on February 21, 2013 at 10:01 PM

karenhasfreedom on February 21, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Godzilla would have been an improvement over “Gov. Moleface.”

bw222 on February 21, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Let’s just wish him well in his endeavours.

can_con on February 21, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Well, I said I hope he runs again in 2016. Hair of the dog!

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:05 PM

How is that whole “reaching a broader audience” thingy working out for Palin?
She’s on what reaching out now?
PappyD61 on February 21, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Well, good Lord, bud. She’s talked about everywhere.
ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Palin was finished a long time ago. Practically no one takes that woman seriously. She is a joke. She is boring and sounds like a second-grader when she speaks.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Please Mitt, just go away and spend time with your family…

Khun Joe on February 21, 2013 at 10:08 PM

He rose to prominence on the strength of his resume, not on his ability

How the hell do you think he got his resume? Hint: it wasn’t by being 1/2 black and being financed by George Soros and Saudi Arabia.
VorDaj on February 21, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Agreed.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Well, I said I hope he runs again in 2016. Hair of the dog!

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Wasn’t pointing fingers at ya ddrintn, and I think 2016 is a non-starter if you believe Ann Romney (I do). I think he goes the philanthropic route and he will be darn successful doing it.

BTW, I am not a mittbot. Just think he is a good and bright soul. Need more of them IMHO.

can_con on February 21, 2013 at 10:15 PM

I always got the sense that a lot of his blandness wasn’t a result of thoughtlessness or being disengaged from the issues, but was due to an almost paralyzing unwillingness to take political risks.
RINO in Name Only on February 21, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Good point in a good comment.

rrpjr on February 21, 2013 at 10:18 PM

C’mon, appoint Romney as the new emergency manager of Detroit – he was born in that city, for crying out loud, and it would be the best example of how Republican / conservative principles can lead to economic growth after DECADES of Obama-like community organizing, over-regulation, union dominance, etc.

Of course, you just know that whatever success he would be able to achieve would be drown out by MSNBC with claims about hating black people and civil servants losing jobs, etc.

furytrader on February 21, 2013 at 10:18 PM

arnold ziffel on February 21, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Thank you.

rrpjr on February 21, 2013 at 10:19 PM

get lost
Actually, Mitt killed us both in ’08 and ’12. Yes, because in ’08 he was superficially, on the surface, attractive. He was “the conservative choice.” The thing is that he sucked the air out of the field, leaving the only one standing to oppose him as the doddering McCain. And once it was clear that Mitt was horrible, only the marginal McCain thus survived. (Yes, Huckabee also had issues, another debate-fueled “book tour” candidate.)
Well, by 2012 nearly everyone knew Mitt was a horrible candidate. That’s why any alternative surged the moment the alternative seemed viable. But yes the alternatives were all bad. Because Mitt had the sucked the air out of the field from the start, more or less, leaving only horrible debate-centered book tour candidates to oppose him. Well, and Perry, but… oops. But Mitt should have realized he was horrible and stepped out of the way. He shouldn’t have made a go at it in both ’08 and ’12. His own money is what gave him entree. Unfair.

anotherJoe on February 21, 2013 at 9:43 PM

How on earth is it Romney’s fault that all of his opponents were awful? What does that even mean, “sucked the air out”? You claim everyone knew he was horrible, and yet all of the good candidates were scared off anyway?

Who precisely did Romney scare away from running, and why on earth would someone who was afraid of the known-to-be-horrible-Mitt be a good candidate?

And since when is it “unfair” to spend your own money to finance your campaign? Or anyone’s campaign, for that matter?

RINO in Name Only on February 21, 2013 at 10:20 PM

and reading most of the comments above mine, look at the absolute shit / jackassery that passes for erudite commentary around here these days.
rayra on February 21, 2013 at 7:42 PM

It’s the HotAir.com peanut gallery: where Palin is worshiped, Romney is bashed, and anyone who doesn’t agree with the loudmouth jackass regulars on here is attacked by the packs of deranged Palin cultists.

Oh, HotAir, how far you’ve fallen.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:21 PM

How on earth is it Romney’s fault that all of his opponents were awful? What does that even mean, “sucked the air out”? You claim everyone knew he was horrible, and yet all of the good candidates were scared off anyway?
Who precisely did Romney scare away from running, and why on earth would someone who was afraid of the known-to-be-horrible-Mitt be a good candidate?
And since when is it “unfair” to spend your own money to finance your campaign? Or anyone’s campaign, for that matter?
RINO in Name Only on February 21, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Thank you for your honesty and sense here. I hope you understand a little bit more of what I was saying about the shameful behavior of the Romney-bashing cultists.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Palin was finished a long time ago. Practically no one takes that woman seriously. She is a joke. She is boring and sounds like a second-grader when she speaks.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Stand back everyone, its head is going to ‘splode.

Garym on February 21, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Oh, HotAir, how far you’ve fallen.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:21 PM

More in sorrow than in anger?

sharrukin on February 21, 2013 at 10:27 PM

BTW, I am not a mittbot. Just think he is a good and bright soul. Need more of them IMHO.

can_con on February 21, 2013 at 10:15 PM

.
I am a MittBot, and he took his shot, did his time. He can retire. His America has died, and cannot be revived.

No Republican will ever beat the Big Media Machine again, or come that close. The demographic shift is in full swing now.

It will hit home after Hillary is coronation in 4 years.

FlaMurph on February 21, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Thank you for your honesty and sense here. I hope you understand a little bit more of what I was saying about the shameful behavior of the Romney-bashing cultists.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Oh for God’s sake, don’t even start, please. No, no matter how much I disagree with what another joe said, that does not make your Palin-derangement one iota less obnoxious.

RINO in Name Only on February 21, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Wasn’t pointing fingers at ya ddrintn, and I think 2016 is a non-starter if you believe Ann Romney (I do). I think he goes the philanthropic route and he will be darn successful doing it.

BTW, I am not a mittbot. Just think he is a good and bright soul. Need more of them IMHO.

can_con on February 21, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Sorry can_con you just said something nice and objectively true about Mitt. On this site, especially in the eyes of ddrintn, that makes you not just a mittbot but a deranged mittens cultist.

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Geez, reading these comments, no wonder we lost. Half of these people sound like Democrats posing as Republicans. Anything to get a Democrat elected. Look, you need to run a candidate that can win purple states. Running a candidate that Texas and Alabama loves is a guaranteed loss in a lot of other states.

People seem to be suffering from the “if we just get more conservative we will always win” disease just like the Democrats get the “Obama would be more popular if he were more to the left”.

Whatever. Seems like the order of business here is destroy the Republican part and ensure Democrats are elected for the next 20 years.

crosspatch on February 21, 2013 at 10:44 PM

crosspatch on February 21, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Too much common sense in one post.

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Palin was finished a long time ago. Practically no one takes that woman seriously. She is a joke. She is boring and sounds like a second-grader when she speaks.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:07 PM

…so, she mentored you?

KOOLAID2 on February 21, 2013 at 10:47 PM

No Republican will ever beat the Big Media Machine again, or come that close. The demographic shift is in full swing now.

It will hit home after Hillary is coronation in 4 years.

FlaMurph on February 21, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Unfortunately, you may well be correct.

bw222 on February 21, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Geez, reading these comments, no wonder we lost. Half of these people sound like Democrats posing as Republicans. Anything to get a Democrat elected. Look, you need to run a candidate that can win purple states. Running a candidate that Texas and Alabama loves is a guaranteed loss in a lot of other states.
People seem to be suffering from the “if we just get more conservative we will always win” disease just like the Democrats get the “Obama would be more popular if he were more to the left”.
Whatever. Seems like the order of business here is destroy the Republican part and ensure Democrats are elected for the next 20 years.
crosspatch on February 21, 2013 at 10:44 PM

You are always a great commenter on this site. I often get carried away and wish I could express myself as well as people like you, flamurph and Basilsbest.

Please never stop contributing here. We need more readers like you.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM

How on earth is it Romney’s fault that all of his opponents were awful?

RINO in Name Only on February 21, 2013 at 10:20 PM

But, Rino, I’m going to step back from my argument for a second. Let’s say that I’m wrong, and in fact Romney was a great candidate. So? What good does that do us now? It would just mean that the Republicans are really really in bad shape, to fail with a good against horrible Obama in a horrible economy.
It does us no good at all now to lionize Romney after the fact. Just blame Romney, because if Romney’s not to blame, then it is Republicans in general that are horrible. No, actually, the only solace for many is that our candidate was so bad. Please don’t take their only solace away.

anotherJoe on February 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Unfortunately, you may well be correct.

bw222 on February 21, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Unfortunately, with their petty and vicious attacks on Romney, the stalwarts on this site have contributed what little they could to the shambles in which this country finds itself.

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Good point in a good comment.

rrpjr on February 21, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Thank you.

RINO in Name Only on February 21, 2013 at 11:05 PM

It’s ok, he can critic President Palin in 2016.

ChuckTX on February 21, 2013 at 11:11 PM

It’s ok, he can critic President Palin in 2016.

ChuckTX on February 21, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Palin isn’t running. She’s not brilliant but she is smart enough to know she can’t compete with Ryan, Rubio and Cruz – and a dozen others. She will stick to what she does well and best – eviscerating Obama.

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Who cares?

The only good thing to come out of Mitt blowing the election is that I no longer have to feign interest in what he does.

Feh.

Kensington on February 21, 2013 at 11:19 PM

It looks like the usual deranged Palin cultist shut-ins on Percodan are out tonight doing their Romney-bashing. This is the same behavior they exhibited all throughout the general election campaign season. Why can’t they find other ways of occupying their time; maybe they can go watch a DVD of that canceled Sarah Palin reality show.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Amen brother. The Palin cultist hoards on this site disgust me. Far to good of a site to be dragged down by these fall out shelter dwelling goons… They’re worse than the blank stare Obama zombies.

Romney was a decent man and an excellent capitalist. While he wouldn’t be my top choice for the White House, he is the type of man this country badly needs out there taking up the Wall Street banner. They don’t make well rounded men like Mitt Romney anymore.

eski502 on February 21, 2013 at 11:41 PM

It looks like the usual deranged Palin cultist shut-ins on Percodan are out tonight doing their Romney-bashing. This is the same behavior they exhibited all throughout the general election campaign season. Why can’t they find other ways of occupying their time; maybe they can go watch a DVD of that canceled Sarah Palin reality show.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Give the name of the show you think was canceled.

News2Use on February 21, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Rupert hires Mitt to replace Roger.

meci on February 21, 2013 at 11:51 PM

But, Rino, I’m going to step back from my argument for a second. Let’s say that I’m wrong, and in fact Romney was a great candidate. So? What good does that do us now? It would just mean that the Republicans are really really in bad shape, to fail with a good against horrible Obama in a horrible economy.
It does us no good at all now to lionize Romney after the fact. Just blame Romney, because if Romney’s not to blame, then it is Republicans in general that are horrible. No, actually, the only solace for many is that our candidate was so bad. Please don’t take their only solace away.

anotherJoe on February 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Good news and bad news:

The good news is, Romney was a pretty bad candidate in a lot of ways, and it’s not completely inconceivable that a much better candidate could have pulled things off, so we need not give up all of our solace.

The bad news, however, is that he probably was about the best we could do this time around. Sometimes, you just don’t get a good crop of candidates.

The bad news has quite a bit of a silver lining, though: we have a number of decent prospects to think about in 2016, so I think the field will be much stronger next time.

Seeking solace in a false narrative doesn’t do anyone any good. It may very well be that Republicans really were horrible in general in 2012. So what? It’s 2013 now. Time to make sure they aren’t horrible in the future.

RINO in Name Only on February 21, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Sometimes, you just don’t get a good crop of candidates..

RINO in Name Only on February 21, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Good points beyond the one I highlighted. But in terms of the candidates, it seems ’08 was plagued by the same problem.

And I think it has a lot to do with the debates. There’s a whole lot of important skills that the debates don’t measure, including fund raising, running ads, and managing complexities of a campaign. This drawn out spectacle of seemingly dozens of debates over more than single year raised the value of lesser candidates.

And worst of all, the debate spectacle gave impetus to the book tour candidates.

You know that millions of dollars are made on books. Who among them were hawking books? Cain. Newt, and wife! Santorum. Even Perry and Mitt had books, but I think that was incidental in those cases.

And why do we need eight candidates at a debate? Why not limit it based on some criteria. What a joke. And eliminate the book tour candidates from the debates if possible. And, of course, the debates give fodder to the opposition. I liked the debates, but limit them, and reform the process to be less egalitarian.

anotherJoe on February 22, 2013 at 12:11 AM

It’s the HotAir.com peanut gallery: where Palin is worshiped, Romney is bashed, and anyone who doesn’t agree with the loudmouth jackass regulars on here is attacked by the packs of deranged Palin cultists.

Oh, HotAir, how far you’ve fallen.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Funny, I didn’t say a thing about Sarah Palin in my original comment. But since you’ve brought it up, IF she wants to run for President in 4 or 8 years, she is going to need to return to elected office, either as a Senator or Governor. 2012 was the cycle in which she needed to run, if she was going to run.

Does she have a 2nd shot, reburnishing her political image a la Nixon? Who knows.

2016 and beyond is going to be about which of the Tea party candidates from the 2010 elections will step up to run. We know the legacy media is already pushing a Chris Christie vs. Marco Rubio vs. Rand Paul narrative for the major candidates for the Republican nomination. Paul Ryan could *possibly* be in that mix as well.

I’m not convinced the Republicans will have their act together by 2016 to be able to win. The legacy media is going to want another 4 years of a Democrat after Obama to cement is his “legacy”. A revolt against the Democrats is something the American Left wants to avoid, because it will lead to Obama’s legacy being undone. They want their parallel of the Reagan-Bush years.

Jurisprudence on February 22, 2013 at 12:34 AM

GO. AWAY. YOU. FREAKING. TARD.

Dunedainn on February 22, 2013 at 1:12 AM

I held my nose and voted for him, unlike some here that gave the election to Obama – nice going guys…thanks!

celt on February 21, 2013 at 7:57 PM

You just can’t let it go, can you? Your false idol was finally and eternally outed for the fraud that he was and his constant bashing of his presumed base (whom he took entirely for granted) caused people like me to give him the finger and not waste our votes. You don’t want to face facts because that would involve admitting you were hoodwinked by a two-faced Northeastern used car dealer and the hooded, robed figures led by Tokyo Rove that pulled his strings in the mist-shrouded background.

But it’s okay. I’m here to bring closure. I’m here to help everyone to finally move on from this horrible election and this horrible, horrible waste of flesh that was the GOP nominee in 2012.

Trust me. I’m a doctor.

Dunedainn on February 22, 2013 at 1:28 AM

The Palin cultist hoards on this site disgust me

Haven’t head that one before. Bravo, good sir. Bravo.

Romney was a decent man and an excellent capitalist.

eski502 on February 21, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Stones. Glass houses. You know the rest, I’m sure.

Project much?

Dunedainn on February 22, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Romney as a political commentator? Really? The man couldn’t even make a coherent case against Obama’s economic policies when he was running for president, he spent all his time on foreign policy saying, “Me too,” and he backed so far away from social conservatism it was comical.

Complete waste of time.

Unless he’s decided that his political career is so over now that he can finally do a 180 on issues, I seriously doubt he’s doing the political commentary thing.

There Goes The Neighborhood on February 22, 2013 at 2:32 AM

It looks like the usual deranged Palin cultist shut-ins on Percodan are out tonight doing their Romney-bashing. This is the same behavior they exhibited all throughout the general election campaign season. Why can’t they find other ways of occupying their time; maybe they can go watch a DVD of that canceled Sarah Palin reality show.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Romney lost to the worst president since Carter — if not worse than Carter — while the economy circled the toilet for 4 years straight.

Bashing Romney is rational under those circumstances. Your own inability to grasp just how bad a candidate Romney was is your own problem.

Rational people could see the train wreck coming a long time ago. We were just hoping that Obama was bad enough that Romney might beat him, anyway.

There Goes The Neighborhood on February 22, 2013 at 2:41 AM

You just can’t let it go, can you? Your false idol was finally and eternally outed for the fraud that he was and his constant bashing of his presumed base (whom he took entirely for granted) caused people like me to give him the finger and not waste our votes. You don’t want to face facts because that would involve admitting you were hoodwinked by a two-faced Northeastern used car dealer and the hooded, robed figures led by Tokyo Rove that pulled his strings in the mist-shrouded background.

Dunedainn on February 22, 2013 at 1:28 AM

R-Dawg was a decent man. Not sure what the Northeastern comment is about. Good, honest people live in all parts of the country.

antisense on February 22, 2013 at 7:18 AM

Rational people could see the train wreck coming a long time ago. We were just hoping that Obama was bad enough that Romney might beat him, anyway.

There Goes The Neighborhood on February 22, 2013 at 2:41 AM

Then why couldn’t you muster the energy to get some Southern dandy nominated? Too busy washing your hair? Or, “not tonight honey, I have a headache?”

Or are you going to moan about money in politics, like a Democrat?

antisense on February 22, 2013 at 7:21 AM

Next career move? Wow, his etch-a-sketch must be on overdrive.

Don L on February 22, 2013 at 7:50 AM

It looks like the usual deranged Palin cultist shut-ins on Percodan are out tonight doing their Romney-bashing. This is the same behavior they exhibited all throughout the general election campaign season. Why can’t they find other ways of occupying their time; maybe they can go watch a DVD of that canceled Sarah Palin reality show.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:00 PM

I finally understand your uncontrollable Palin-phobia–you love her, you old son of a gun!

Don L on February 22, 2013 at 7:52 AM

For all of you “Romney Bashers” here, the real problem with the election is that most of us voted only once, whereas the opposition stuffed the ballot boxes. Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Columbus, and ST Lucie county Florida just spring to mind!(The poll worker that voted 6 times!) As long as we allow the Democrat Party to buy votes with freebies & giveaways and the Press to propagandize for the socialist ideal, we’re up the proverbial creek!

Boats48 on February 22, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Don L on February 22, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Bluegill’s a she. Jealousy.

kingsjester on February 22, 2013 at 8:44 AM

I hope he joins Fox News. Bluegill has been bagging on Palin for years for her job there.

melle1228 on February 22, 2013 at 8:47 AM

For all of you “Romney Bashers” here, the real problem with the election is that most of us voted only once, whereas the opposition stuffed the ballot boxes. Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Columbus, and ST Lucie county Florida just spring to mind!(The poll worker that voted 6 times!)

Boats48 on February 22, 2013 at 8:42 AM

I hear a lot of this talk about election night fraud…if it’s as prevalent as they claim, where was/is Team Romney and the RNC (to officially file for an investigation by a non-partisan elections body) and why have they never challenged these results? I want to know. Is this BS or is it real?

RepubChica on February 22, 2013 at 8:53 AM

I agree Allah..If he is going to Fox News that seems a little “weird”..Gues we will see..:)

Dire Straits on February 22, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Do anything, Mitt, except accept a position in the Obama regime. Anything, anything except that.

petefrt on February 22, 2013 at 9:16 AM

do a Charlie Crist and join the Dems

conservative tarheel on February 22, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Bluegill’s a she. Jealousy.

kingsjester on February 22, 2013 at 8:44 AM

LOL– Could be some latent feelings. :)

I am straight and perfectly comfortable saying this: Palin is a beautiful woman especially in her 40′s and after five kids.

melle1228 on February 22, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Romney is not going to Fox News, for Pete’s sake. He’s not going to become the RINO Sarah Palin.

Something like rayra’s or can_con’s suggestion, an American Entrepreneurial Initiative is much more likely.

Mr. Arkadin on February 22, 2013 at 9:41 AM

The Romney bashing is so stupid. It’s so easy to critique a losing candidate. Romney was arguably the best GOP candidate since Ronald Reagan. He would have been a fine president, even if he’s not a doctrinal conservative. The contrast w/ Obama couldn’t have been clearer. Romney was hands down the superior alternative.

You want to bash somebody? Bash the 69 Million American dumbasses who voted a second time to continue the destruction of this country. 20th Century Americans are dying off, and they’re being replaced with newer generations who are ill-informed, obsessed with trivial entertainments, and vote based on Left-leaning social and economic feelings.

SAMinVA on February 22, 2013 at 9:52 AM

I hear a lot of this talk about election night fraud…if it’s as prevalent as they claim, where was/is Team Romney and the RNC (to officially file for an investigation by a non-partisan elections body) and why have they never challenged these results? I want to know. Is this BS or is it real?

RepubChica on February 22, 2013 at 8:53 AM

The St. Lucie fraud has been debunked repeatedly, even here at HA: http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2012/11/13/the-myth-of-141-turnout-in-st-lucie-county-florida/

Here’s the gyst from Twitchy as well:

Voter turnout in St. Lucie County, Fla., was not 141 percent. The confusion arose because uninformed people mistakenly conflated the number of “cards cast” (the number of ballot pages submitted by voters) with the number of voters. Since most voters submitted two ballot pages, voter turnout in in St. Lucie County was roughly half the number of cards cast. Thus, turnout was roughly 70-71 percent, not 141 percent.

It started with the conspiracy wing of the party, but was even picked up by Breitbart at one point. This is why people are still clinging to it. I don’t know that Breitbart ever did a retraction on their story claiming the 141% voter turnout. It was the moment I lost respect for their investigative journalism. I now double check every story I read there for accuracy.

There are plenty of other anecdotal cases of fraud and chicanery surrounding the 2012 election. People need to quit pushing the false ones. Those who do, feed into the caricatures the left has set up for conservatives.

Another one that drives me nuts is all the polling locations who voted 100% for Obama. Everyone cries fraud, yet, to the best of my knowledge, no one can go out and find 1 voter who voted for Romney at any of those polling locations. That would be the simplest way to be able to point out the fraud. Find voters who voted for Romney in the 100% Obama district and get them to sign sworn affidavits. Otherwise, move-on.

weaselyone on February 22, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Don L on February 22, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Bluegill’s a she. Jealousy.

kingsjester on February 22, 2013 at 8:44 AM

…OR?
(she might like her lips!)

KOOLAID2 on February 22, 2013 at 9:54 AM

The Romney bashing is so stupid. It’s so easy to critique a losing candidate. Romney was arguably the best GOP candidate since Ronald Reagan. He would have been a fine president, even if he’s not a doctrinal conservative. The contrast w/ Obama couldn’t have been clearer. Romney was hands down the superior alternative.

You want to bash somebody? Bash the 69 Million American dumbasses who voted a second time to continue the destruction of this country. 20th Century Americans are dying off, and they’re being replaced with newer generations who are ill-informed, obsessed with trivial entertainments, and vote based on Left-leaning social and economic feelings.

SAMinVA on February 22, 2013 at 9:52 AM

I was bashing Romney before it was fashionable. I knew about his history in Mass-uh-chew-sits before he even threw his hat into the ring! This whole business of “he was the most electable” now is absolutely laughable. It’s not stupid voters that were the problem. The stupid voters were going to vote for Obama anyway. It’s that Romney couldn’t fool enough smart voters into thinking he was something that his record said he wasn’t.

gryphon202 on February 22, 2013 at 10:02 AM

! This whole business of “he was the most electable” now is absolutely laughable. It’s not stupid voters that were the problem. The stupid voters were going to vote for Obama anyway. It’s that Romney couldn’t fool enough smart voters into thinking he was something that his record said he wasn’t.

gryphon202 on February 22, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Exactly. The only way Wrongey was the “most electable” was compared to the ship of fools he beat out. He is not Ronald Raegan, nor is Sarah Falin, and he is not some great grand conservative.

MelonCollie on February 22, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Replacing Beckle on “The Five?”

29Victor on February 22, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Romney lost to the worst president since Carter — if not worse than Carter — while the economy circled the toilet for 4 years straight.
There Goes The Neighborhood on February 22, 2013 at 2:41 AM

.
Blame Romney if it helps you, but this regime is sizing up Mount Rushmore as we speak – for the permanent tribute to socialism – the face of this “worst president since Carter” And they cannot be stopped.

While we may understand President Revenge’s incompetence and failure, the media has decided to create a different illusion – void of any truth – a reality for Americans that does not exist, but majority will not care about truth. And they cannot be stopped.

Ocommie, The Father of the new USSA, The One who healed the earth. The Great Transformer.

(didn’t forget the sarc tag either)

FlaMurph on February 22, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Mitt Romney’s joining Al Jazeera.

You heard it here first.

steebo77 on February 22, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Seeing as Kathleen Sebelius is one of the last remaining Obama cabinet secretaries from his first term, maybe Romney will be signing on as HHS Secretary.

steebo77 on February 22, 2013 at 10:22 AM

…There are plenty of other anecdotal cases of fraud and chicanery surrounding the 2012 election. People need to quit pushing the false ones…

weaselyone on February 22, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Agreed. Thanks for the info. I’ve been avoiding anything political since November, but like the battered housewife, I just keep coming back for more. Accusations of election night fraud are widespread throughout the net and it drives me bonkers.

As for the Breitbart crew, they get it more right–and more often–than the media of the ruling class, so I won’t hold it against them. Ever.

RepubChica on February 22, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Hopefully Romney will get involved in a helpful way. I supported Romney and wasted a perfectly good day working the strike lists on election day. Of course, smart reasonable people had criticisms of him.

Here’s the problem, our opponents aren’t smart or reasonable. They showed up to vote blindly and in droves despite the fact that their candidate has been terrible for all Dem constituencies except the patronage networks. They worship him as an idol and therefore they won. If any of us are going to have any say in what happens in this country, we are going to have to do the same. This is not natural for independent thinking people, but I see no other option.

xuyee on February 22, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Romney: “I am not going to walk away from [Romneycare]“

posted at 6:35 pm on November 17, 2011 by Tina Korbe

The writing was always on the wall.

steebo77 on February 22, 2013 at 10:27 AM

steebo77 on February 22, 2013 at 10:36 AM

You are simply delusional! ROMNEY FREAKIN’ CUT TAXES in MA!

g2825m on November 18, 2011 at 12:21 PM

Which taxes did he cut? All he did was create refundable tax credits for the poor (actually a drain on the budget) and established a sales tax holiday for one weekend in August. Whoop-dee-doo!

He also raised “fees” on businesses and individuals to the tune of $500 million a year.

What a conservative, free-market, capitalist!

steebo77 on February 22, 2013 at 10:36 AM

I look forward to watching Romney Unchained.

Buy Danish on February 22, 2013 at 12:03 PM

And may I say how galling it is to see the people who announced in advance that they would not vote for our candidate try to get the rest of us to eat crow.

PS: Glenn Beck, you’re a jackass. It’s impossible to explain how someone who spent a year correctly identifying the Marxists in the Obama administration (with a lot of help from Trevor Loudon) never failed to punctuate every segment with the preposterous qualifier, “Republicans are just as bad as Democrats”.

Buy Danish on February 22, 2013 at 12:12 PM

perhaps the gilled one will tell us early … you know she is in the losers
inner circle … so come on bait please tell us.
you know he whispers in your ear at night as you lay dreaming of a Romney
presidency and all the things that will never be … so come on bott
spill it.

conservative tarheel on February 22, 2013 at 12:41 PM

OOOOH…. I figured it out.

He will announce that he is the modern reincarnation of Midas Mulligan, that all of his previous left of center political political positions were mere subterfuge to throw off Mr. Thompson and Floyd Ferris, Then invite all of us Galtians to join him and John out at Atlantis / the Gulch.

Yeah, that’s the ticket.

LegendHasIt on February 22, 2013 at 1:38 PM

I can’t wait for Mitt to takes his gloves off. Bwahhhh

Once he is Unchained he will be the beast master of the under world and will slay things and lose elections.

SparkPlug on February 22, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Mitt will wrestle candy Crowley on pay per view and lose.

SparkPlug on February 22, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Romney lost to the worst president since Carter — if not worse than Carter — while the economy circled the toilet for 4 years straight.

Bashing Romney is rational under those circumstances. Your own inability to grasp just how bad a candidate Romney was is your own problem.

Rational people could see the train wreck coming a long time ago. We were just hoping that Obama was bad enough that Romney might beat him, anyway.

There Goes The Neighborhood on February 22, 2013 at 2:41 AM

SparkPlug on February 22, 2013 at 1:54 PM

But friends of Mitt told NRO yesterday regarding his CPAC appearance that he’s “eager to contribute to the national debate.”

The land is so much better off if he follows GWB’s lead and just shuts up.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2013 at 1:59 PM

R-Dawg was a decent man.

antisense on February 22, 2013 at 7:18 AM

Where was that “decent man” in the primaries? He wasn’t there. All we ever saw was a left-wing infiltrator who stopped at nothing to discredit his opponents.
He only ever became “decent”, at least externally, was when he went up against his ideological cousin. In the general election.
Why? Because the “decent man”, as you call him, was a fraud. He never existed.

Oh, and keep your handle. It suits you.

Dunedainn on February 22, 2013 at 2:32 PM

And may I say how galling it is to see the people who announced in advance that they would not vote for our candidate try to get the rest of us to eat crow.

Buy Danish on February 22, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Aww, Poor Widdew Danish is feewing gawwed?

Get used to the taste, pal. At the rate you’re going it’s the only thing your side is ever going to eat.

Dunedainn on February 22, 2013 at 2:36 PM

I’m still trying to figure out why I’m supposed to care what Romney is going to be doing from here on out. He’s a private citizen and has the wherewithal to do whatever it is he wants to do, and wherever he wants to do it. More power to him. I wish him a long, happy and fulfilling life, but don’t much care how he leads it since he’s not leading the country.

totherightofthem on February 22, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2013 at 1:59 PM

I hope he stays out too. He does more harm than good.

SparkPlug on February 22, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Palin was finished a long time ago. Practically no one takes that woman seriously.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:07 PM

You do. Anyway, she’s taken far more seriously than Mr Electable. He’s a good guy and all, but please. Does anybody care what he does?

ddrintn on February 22, 2013 at 7:09 PM

I look forward to watching Romney Unchained.

Buy Danish on February 22, 2013 at 12:03 PM

LOL…

ddrintn on February 22, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Attention wh0re.

alwaysfiredup on February 22, 2013 at 7:18 PM

And may I say how galling it is to see the people who announced in advance that they would not vote for our candidate try to get the rest of us to eat crow.

Buy Danish on February 22, 2013 at 12:12 PM

…but it’s not galling in the least to hear the MittBots who promised this guy could win, say “oh well, no one could have won, its a lost cause.”

I voted for your crappy candidate. He lost. Take some ownership.

alwaysfiredup on February 22, 2013 at 7:19 PM

…but it’s not galling in the least to hear the MittBots who promised this guy could win, say “oh well, no one could have won, its a lost cause.”

I voted for your crappy candidate. He lost. Take some ownership.

alwaysfiredup on February 22, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Or “all those who bashed Romney, congrats! You elected Obama even though we spent more than a year telling you what an insignificant laughable sliver of the public you are and that Mitt would roll easily to victory with or without you…”

ddrintn on February 22, 2013 at 7:29 PM

…but it’s not galling in the least to hear the MittBots who promised this guy could win, say “oh well, no one could have won, its a lost cause.”

I voted for your crappy candidate. He lost. Take some ownership.

alwaysfiredup on February 22, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Yep.

SparkPlug on February 22, 2013 at 7:45 PM

I voted for your crappy candidate. He lost. Take some ownership.

alwaysfiredup on February 22, 2013 at 7:19 PM

.
Who was “your” crappy candidate ?

Still crickets.

FlaMurph on February 23, 2013 at 12:12 AM

I believe I care more for what insects Cher is scratching out of her crotch area than what Mittens is doing next week.

It must feel good to be part of the great Media Distraction Machine, eh?!

Czar of Defenestration on February 23, 2013 at 8:45 AM

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