There’s only one man who can save ObamaCare now

posted at 8:21 pm on December 4, 2013 by Allahpundit

Tongue firmly in cheek (I think), Ben Domenech tells the political equivalent of a campfire ghost story.

The odds of Mitt Romney actually being interested in the ultimate salvage operation are south of one percent, I’d guess, but on a news day as slow as this one, that’s more than enough to justify blogging the possibility. Dude, I’m nervous:

What Obama needs right now more than ever is a turnaround artist. Ideally, he would find someone with executive experience and bipartisan bona fides, someone experienced in the health policy space, who understands how these complicated exchanges are supposed to work. He needs someone with serious management experience and corporate consulting acumen, who’s dealt with a prominent national project while in the public eye, who’s completed a significant Olympic-sized undertaking under the pressure of a hard timeline. He needs someone with no future ambitions or plans to run for office again, a true non-ideological technocrat, someone who won’t manipulate a bureaucratic undertaking toward personal or political ends, but is just interested in solutions, in making things work.

It might even help if this person was a bit cutthroat, a tad robotic, with that special type of smiling harshness – someone who can slash the deadwood from a project, prioritize what needs doing and who can do it, and who won’t hesitate for one second to fire people who deserve it. If you’re talking about the perfect candidate, it’d be someone who actually liked firing people, who relishes it, and didn’t really give a damn who didn’t like him for it.

Thankfully, as Ann Althouse has noted, there is exactly one person in America who has all these qualities. And he’s got time on his hands.

He does have time on his hands, and maybe he has a motive too. Consider: Uniquely among the nominees of the past 25 years, he’ll leave no major legacy of public service if he retires now. The Olympics rescue was impressive and his term as governor of Massachusetts was fine (if you, er, exclude RomneyCare), but the guys who preceded him as presidential losers were, in reverse order, a war hero turned longtime senator; another veteran turned longtime senator who went on to become secretary of state; another veteran who was at the time the sitting vice president of the United States and who ultimately won a Nobel prize; another longtime senator who served briefly as VP and was himself a war hero in his youth; and finally the incumbent president of the United States, who’d served previously as VP and director of the CIA after some war heroics of his own early on. It’s no knock on Mitt, a brilliant, fabulously successful businessman, to say that he’s apt to get lost in the historical shuffle in having had to follow that act. The people who write the first draft of history, though, would love love love him for stepping up now to rescue Precious’s boondoggle in its hour of need. It’d be the ultimate act of bipartisan civic-minded magnanimity — at least, that’s how it’d be spun — and if he was able to keep the Titanic afloat, it’d cement his reputation as an executive whose genius could move mountains. He’d be the savior of America’s new Democratic-engineered health-care system. And best of all, the media could use his example to bludgeon future Republicans who dare to oppose a Democratic president’s policies. I can already see the Paul Krugman op-ed: “The Redemption of Mitt Romney.” The effusive crapola shall flow like a mighty river.

Romney could have pettier motives too. He’s spent the past year being rhetorically stomped on by conservatives who hate him for fizzling in their last, best chance to stop The One. He spent the two years before that being rhetorically stomped on by conservatives who hated him for being a squish but who felt obliged for vote for him if he won the nomination anyway. He did his best at every step to pander to them, famously describing himself as “severely conservative” at CPAC 2012, but they disdained him to the bitter end. What better revenge than to drop his “ObamaCare is totally different from RomneyCare” pretense now and extend a two-handed middle-finger salute to righties by signing on to Team Sebelius? Plus, after O’s campaign ran rings around him technologically, it’d surely be gratifying to Romney for Obama to come crawling to him for help with a website fiasco. Apart from and on top of the bitterness of losing the election, it must have wounded Mitt’s pride to know that, despite his reputation for managerial wizardry, it was the inexperienced guy from Chicago who outraised him, out-organized him, and — horrors — out-number-crunched him. Here’s Romney’s chance to prove that Project ORCA was a fluke. And no, contrary to what people on Twitter keep saying to me, Obama’s ego would not prevent him from considering this idea. The only thing The One savors more than praise is having a ready scapegoat at hand when he fails. (Just ask the insurance industry.) He’s desperate for some sort of blame-sharing Republican buy-in on O-Care but the GOP’s stubbornly resisted. Appoint the party’s last nominee as ObamaCare czar, though, and you’ve got all the buy-in you need to convince most of our very low-information voting public that Republicans support O-Care just as much as Democrats do. And if Mitt can’t right the ship and the law flames out anyway, that’s okay. Just proves that even the GOP’s most eminent “turnaround artist” failed as much as O himself did.

Good lord, I think I’m talking myself into this. Second look at the ultimate Romney betrayal?

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It’ll never happen.

MikeknaJ on December 4, 2013 at 8:23 PM

What are you smoking AP. Put it away stat.

22044 on December 4, 2013 at 8:24 PM

That’s not even funny. This is serious $hit.

msupertas on December 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Sometimes this site jokes and tries to write funny articles like there’s no doubt we’ll recover from all this nonsense. I’m not so sure.

msupertas on December 4, 2013 at 8:27 PM

I don’t recall Bob Dole serving briefly as VP.

radjah shelduck on December 4, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Dude, I’m nervous:

For once, I think you’re kidding….

irishspy on December 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Ann won’t let him.

22044 on December 4, 2013 at 8:29 PM

The problem is that Romney does not understand actual business. Of course, Obamacare is not an actual business, so there is always that.

astonerii on December 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Oh, God, no!

Ace ODale on December 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Not happening.

bluegill on December 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Don’t play.

Philly on December 4, 2013 at 8:31 PM

There’s only one man who can save ObamaCare now

Easy, AP. April Fools’ Day is a few months away still.

Stoic Patriot on December 4, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Not happening because he’s got his eyes on a major appointment in a Christie administration.

CaliSwag on December 4, 2013 at 8:31 PM

We should start a pool and try to predict the month and year that they PTB announces the implementation of single payer. I’m thinking late November next year.

This “Obamacare” stuff is all a scam. It was never meant to work in the first place. At best, it was meant to steal more money from the coffers of the American Republic. At worst, it’s yet another step towards NWO Socialism, Fascism, whatever you want to call it.

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 4, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Good lord, I think I’m talking myself into this. Second look at the ultimate Romney betrayal?

…it would be!…he wouldn’t!

KOOLAID2 on December 4, 2013 at 8:31 PM

If he does he proves conservatives were right about him!

redware on December 4, 2013 at 8:31 PM

This is the Crazy Train to Crazy Town.

Corporal Tunnel on December 4, 2013 at 8:33 PM

It’s a great idea.. First thing he should do is fire the President Pretender-in-Chief of the US.

rich801 on December 4, 2013 at 8:33 PM

“…another longtime senator who served briefly as VP and was himself a war hero in his youth…”

If you mean Bob Dole–and I think you must from the sequence?–he was never VP. I think what you’re remembering is that he ran for VP, as Ford’s running mate in ’76. (When Ford succeeded to the presidency he picked Nelson Rockefeller for VP, but didn’t end up putting him on the ticket in ’76.)

shoutingboy on December 4, 2013 at 8:33 PM

A turnaround of what?

The Obama drones have informed us all that everything is fine, that this is all a rightwing fantasy and that Obamacare has saved American health care.

Why would Obama need a woman-murdering dog hater loser marauder to help him turn around something that is working so well?

Good Lt on December 4, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Even if he could pull obozocare out of the wreckage the media would criticize him for smiling about it.

Flange on December 4, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Oh you know something like this is coming. We will be sold out and it’ll get whoever does it elected.

jhffmn on December 4, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Sure. Mittens’ first order of business should be “repeal this POS and start over.”

rbj on December 4, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Good lord, I think I’m talking myself into this. Second look at the ultimate Romney betrayal?

His severe conservative /s pivot to milquetoast toast assclown after the primary makes me believe this could happen.

HornetSting on December 4, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Ok so I will get my post buned, my fingers caught in the binders.

Our family is not that far removed from the old ways prior to the knowing of Jesus, the Bible and living in heaven and all that.

So, after the defeat in the field of battle and understanding the thunder god did not enable us with “fire sticks” timely, we in our family went all hard rock Baptist.

In off moments when the Mormons came by and gave us their book of Mormon , I read it full cover to cover. Now I am not anti Mormon , the most honest and good people. But the book,,,, well just wow.

Mitt Romney believes it total has his whole life.

That he might help this no good commie thug is not out of the question as I see it his judgment has some big holes in it.

Just the way one Apache see it.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 4, 2013 at 8:44 PM

This is, you know, in the realm of possibility. How bored is Romney and to what extent is he enamoured of the idea of “white knighting” the Øbama administration? Remember MØ said after the first debate “Mitt Romney is a pretty good liar.”
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In addition, The Smartest Administration Ever would never concede that they need outside help from a former opponent that they trashed as the epitome of greedy, cancer-causing, rapacious, selfish Republican unless they could somehow present the Romney Rescue as atonement for past sins. They could suckerpunch him, I suppose, after he produced an adequate product, something they would think was smart, even astute, to do. This Øbama Administration, they lie at the least reason or opportunity to do so, they always lie, like they have some kind of harsh criticism fear-factor.

ExpressoBold on December 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Sarah Palin, AP, Sarah Palin.

The only one with the cojones and the smarts to stop obamacare and amnesty.

No one else.

renalin on December 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

That’s not even funny. This is serious $hit.

msupertas on December 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM

What “msupertas” said ^^.

Lourdes on December 4, 2013 at 8:48 PM

So, look at it this way.

Seems unlikely that this good Mormon would be all down with free rubbers for all teen age girls.

But then there is the pig trough of tax money there in D.C. that lures them all.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 4, 2013 at 8:48 PM

No one else.

renalin on December 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

We must all take care not to repeat the same boondoggle of idol-worship and Personality Cultism that has resulted in the likes of Obama as President.

There’s talent in many Americans. It’s just nuts to start promoting “one” again as if that worked well by those who did the same as to Barack Obama.

I agree your focus is in the right direction, however. I only caution the obsession of demanding “one and one only” who “saves us”.

Lourdes on December 4, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Good lord, I think I’m talking myself into this. Second look at the ultimate Romney betrayal?

It’s coming.

Steve Eggleston on December 4, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Come on, there’s no way this happens. To start with, there’s no way Obama’s ego would allow him to have Romney anywhere near this. It would smell of desperation, and it would underline what a failure it’s been so far.

changer1701 on December 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Sure. Mittens’ first order of business should be “repeal this POS and start over.”

rbj on December 4, 2013 at 8:39 PM

I agree. And wasn’t that one of his primary, if not the primary, campaign promise last election?

Our fight for the future, and correct course, of this nation is as to the people hapless enough if not corrupt enough to vote for the likes of an “Obama.”

I ALSO think it’s more than time to stop expecting or tasking any President with some sort of Superman Powers. We gotta’ contain the Executive Branch along with the rest but Obama has taken the violations of the COnstitution to extremes under guise of “because I’m President.”

They’re hired employees just as Congress is and it’s well past time we start regarding the govt. employees as mortal and not Saviors.

Lourdes on December 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Ann won’t let him.

22044 on December 4, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Winner Winner.

You can’t say the things Team Barry did about Mitt and expect her to see it as in the past.

What she would want in return is more than Barry would be willing to give.

We’re talking flat-out, live on-air apologies from Barry for allowing his team to lie about Mitt, followed by a list of the lies.

Obama’s never going to to correct the record for Romney. What he would be willing to do, is give Mitt the chance at “coming clean” and accept his legacy.

Never forget, the thing Barry hated the most about Romney was his constant disassociation of 0Care and Romneycare, because Barry hired all of Mitt’s core eggheads for his cluster.

budfox on December 4, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Sarah Palin, AP, Sarah Palin.
The only one with the cojones and the smarts to stop obamacare and amnesty.
No one else.
renalin on December 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Sarah Palin is great, but please stop with the silly “savior” worship. Happy to have her and others as allies, but there is not “only one” who can save us.

We the People are the ones who will stop ObamaCare and amnesty.

bluegill on December 4, 2013 at 8:56 PM

The problem is that Romney does not understand actual business. Of course, Obamacare is not an actual business, so there is always that.

astonerii on December 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM

I’m sorry, but what in the world are you talking about? Romney had his faults as a candidate, proving that if someone truly doesn’t want the presidency then they don’t win the presidency, but I don’t think you can say with a straight face that the guy isn’t business savvy. He’s the epitome of business savvy. Credit where it’s due: the money Romney made, he made on his own. Although raised as a rich kid, Romney eschewed his inheritance and earned it the hard way.

troyriser_gopftw on December 4, 2013 at 8:57 PM

LOL. I think his sons might have political aspirations. The sins of the father and all of that…

Rational Thought on December 4, 2013 at 8:57 PM

After the Romney campaign’s epic failure with their super special GOTV software on Election Day I don’t think that would be a big plus for ObamaCare.

JimK on December 4, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Romney saviour worship smells like a Roman vomitorium.

Mitler Youth caused enough damage.

SparkPlug on December 4, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Why help Obama when he can own it? 2016 is coming and who better to ride to the rescue? He could take it away from Obama like a pissed off Dad taking away the car keys from a petulant teenager. “You are too irresponsible to be driving the car”.

HotAirian on December 4, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Palin is relevant. Romney not so much.

Mittens sucks slug cadavers.

SparkPlug on December 4, 2013 at 9:03 PM

There’s also one other point.

If Mitt was brought on, he will do what’s best.

That does not directly mean keep 0Care intact.

If Romney started offering real free market ideas as a way to lessen the cost burden, Obama cannot go for them out of fear of his base.

Tort reform is a non-starter, as a national competition.

And if you ever listened to Romney, he was very clear about why 0Care and MassCare were not synonymous; because the population of Mass had characteristics that made it uncommon, such as per capita income.

So Romney’s solutions would come from a place of “not one-size fits all”, and that would mean a decentralization of 0Care so states could individually decide what to keep, and that is the exact opposite purpose of Barry’s monster.

Romney would turn 0Care into an insurance gap between Medicare and Medicaid. Obama has zero interest in that.

budfox on December 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Romney is the canonical Rino.

SparkPlug on December 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Romney’s far too smart to be sucked into a trap like this, particularly by someone whom he and his entire family views as immoral and calculating. Plus, say what you will, but Romney’s a good man, maybe too good for his own good as the campaign showed. I doubt he would even give this liberal dream a first or second thought.

TXUS on December 4, 2013 at 9:05 PM

All Romney could really do is make the web site work properly, the backend systems work, the 834 forms be correct, and that would be about it. He can’t make insurers lose money, change premiums and deductibles, or otherwise although we all know that he would be blamed for not fixing the unfixable. You canot get blood from a stone.

OTOH, I don’t think he’d take it up. The Olympics was still in the future when he volunteered to fix it. I don’t think he would take on a failed enterprise already past the launch date with everyone saying, “when will it launch… no a year or more from now is too long…” You can bet that the Obama administration would feel free to criticize and obstruct him in his efforts (since now there is someone else to blame) and even if he publicly quit later due to interference he would still be blamed.

If Obama had asked him back after in February, maybe Romney might have thought about taking on the task, but not now, when it has already failed on launch.

Russ808 on December 4, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Dumb.

Progressives have only one motive for health care – single payer. And that’s the reason Obamacare is functionally illiterate. It can’t work because they tried to incorporate all of the features of single payer in a package provided by the private sector – which can’t print money. It’s that singular issue – the ability to theoretically fund infinite health care – that is the crux of the Obamacare/progressive healthcare dichotomy.

BKeyser on December 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Mr I am undoubtedly a progressive morphs into Mr I am extremely conservative and we’re the bad guys in it all.
theres a lot of good in romney, theres just as much bad in him.
if he accepted offer to do this he would be working directly in violation of his earlier stances. so theres a good chance he would do it….

dmacleo on December 4, 2013 at 9:10 PM

I’ll be in favor of it only he’s given the power to fire Obama, Biden, and the rest of the morons for the manifest incompetence.

PackerBronco on December 4, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Nah!

gerrym51 on December 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM

I’m surprised Ann Coulter didn’t think of this for “the only guy who can beat Obama”. I wouldn’t be completely stunned if it happens.

SouthernGent on December 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Let a Republican president in 2016 hire Romney to oversee the dismantling of Bambi’s Abomination.

PackerBronco on December 4, 2013 at 9:16 PM

It’ll never happen. Obama has zero respect for Romney and I’m sure Romney has about the same for Obama. Romney knows why this thing is such a failure and knows what it would take to deal with it. That being said, what needs to be done Obama won’t do and Romney knows that.

bflat879 on December 4, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Lighten up, people. That’s excellent writing by Domenech. Humor is best when it can be simultaneously believable and absurd.

notropis on December 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Lighten up, people. That’s excellent writing by Domenech. Humor is best when it can be simultaneously believable and absur.

notropis on December 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Romney saviour worship smells like a Roman vomitorium.

Mitler Youth caused enough damage.

SparkPlug on December 4, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Expressing something supportive or appreciative about another person doesn’t mean you worship them. Especially not as “saviour” even if you DO live in Canada or the UK.

Lourdes on December 4, 2013 at 9:26 PM

…what needs to be done Obama won’t do and Romney knows that.

bflat879 on December 4, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Yes, well said.

So, here we are. Now what. SOMEone on the Right or in the Moderate has to do something. Obama’s a madman.

Lourdes on December 4, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Absurd.

notropis on December 4, 2013 at 9:29 PM

I think readers who freak out when AP writes stuff like this…haven’t been reading Hot Air for very long.

flipflop on December 4, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Obama would LOVE to have a scapegoat like Romney to blame this on.

portlandon on December 4, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Oh please, every day would be a reminder for progressives and the country how stupid the 2012 results were.

rob verdi on December 4, 2013 at 9:40 PM

At this point, nothing is shocking.
And, ding bat going on and on about hero worship. There was a lot of that for Romney during the primary. Some ladies just have a Palin jealousy gene.

HornetSting on December 4, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Romney could have pettier motives too. He’s spent the past year being rhetorically stomped on by conservatives who hate him for fizzling in their last, best chance to stop The One. He spent the two years before that being rhetorically stomped on by conservatives who hated him for being a squish but who felt obliged for vote for him if he won the nomination anyway. He did his best at every step to pander to them, famously describing himself as “severely conservative” at CPAC 2012, but they disdained him to the bitter end. What better revenge than to drop his “ObamaCare is totally different from RomneyCare” pretense now and extend a two-handed middle-finger salute to righties by signing on to Team Sebelius?

Ah, yes…the Romney we all came to know…petty, vindictive…unprincipled…

(by the way, CPAC cheered him wildly in 08)

EastofEden on December 4, 2013 at 9:41 PM

There’s only one man who can save ObamaCare now

Actually, IMO, the best strategy for the lazy stupid shiftless coward would be to STFU. He gains nothing by these daily tirades about how the majority of Americans, who are coming to hate him, are wrong about Obamacare. It is positively Nixonian.

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 9:44 PM

If AP doesn’t put down the crack pipe, I’m going to pick one up too.

MrX on December 4, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Some ladies just have a Palin jealousy gene.

HornetSting on December 4, 2013 at 9:40 PM

I thought they were raaacists.

Nice Attack Watchery there.

Lourdes on December 4, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Some ladies just have a Palin jealousy gene.

HornetSting on December 4, 2013 at 9:40 PM

I thought they were raaacists.

Nice Attack Watchery there.

Lourdes on December 4, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Ears burning, ding bat?

HornetSting on December 4, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Ok Mitt is not a Lourde. So pleaze stop trying to turn into a martyr. He is not ghandi either so stop trying to turn him into a guru.

SparkPlug on December 4, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Cripes, Mitt is not a deity. Stop the worship. It’s sickening.

SparkPlug on December 4, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Ok Mitt is not a Lourde. So pleaze stop trying to turn into a martyr. He is not ghandi either so stop trying to turn him into a guru.

SparkPlug on December 4, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Ghandi wasn’t so prolific. Poor Lourdes, I was calling the fish a ding bat, but apparently they swim in the same school and she bit first.

HornetSting on December 4, 2013 at 10:05 PM

I retch now every time I see Bam’s picture. Can’t even stand to hear the voice.

Valerie needs to step up the game, change the voice, and insert some new controls from the backside. Maybe, consider getting some lessons from Jeff Dunham.

avagreen on December 4, 2013 at 10:14 PM

In this morally inverted world, it makes perfect sense. I can see Romney doing in a heartbeat. It would formally ratify the RINO-Leftist pact. But Obama has too much of an ego to do it.

rrpjr on December 4, 2013 at 10:24 PM

The effusive crapola shall flow like a mighty river.

This is why I read AP. A gem.

ronval912 on December 4, 2013 at 10:32 PM

“… and finally, the incumbent president of the United States, who’d served previously as VP and director of the CIA after some war heroics of his own early on.”

Gee, I didn’t know Obama did all those things.

The Good Doctor on December 4, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Actually, I like the idea. Obama is no longer our concern, folks. He’s lamer than David Letterman Oprah/Uma joke, or any Letterman joke, for that matter. If Mittens would step in and salvage this POS, he would literally — and I’m not talking a Joe Biden literally — pave the way for a Republican president in 2016 who would then overturn the whole crap sandwich.

(Monty Burns finger roll). It’s so crazy it just might work.

MaxMBJ on December 4, 2013 at 11:37 PM

While accomplishments are fine, I would assume his hatred for The One is such he is enjoying watching this version of the Titanic too much to step in.

Tater Salad on December 4, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Ah, yes…the Romney we all came to know…petty, vindictive…unprincipled…

(by the way, CPAC cheered him wildly in 08)

EastofEden on December 4, 2013 at 9:41 PM

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Ah, yes…..petty and vindictive sure….
What the he!! are you and your moronic haters babbling about….
The guy, 3.7 Mitt, was destroyed by a hateful anti-American media- accused of murder, bullying and hating every kind of person- except white people. Next to Palin, the most vilified person in America.
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Ah, Yes….A big Eff You from Mitt is long overdue.
But don’t hold your breath.
He’s more principled than any of your career politician creeps you unsuccessfully try to shine a light on.

FlaMurph on December 4, 2013 at 11:56 PM

He’d do it.

ElectricPhase on December 4, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Bob Dole was never VP. He just ran for VP on as Gerald Ford’s running mate when Nelson Rockefeller bowed out (or was forced out?). Then he had that disastrous debate performance against Mondale that may have helped sink Ford…

rexbatt on December 5, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Reading this post costs points off the IQ that most of you cannot afford.

Adjoran on December 5, 2013 at 12:28 AM

Mittens: stay away from the South African necktie known as “Obamacare”…

Don’t EVEN think about it…

Khun Joe on December 5, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Romey … Sec of state
Bolton……sec of defense
Dhs……….abolish
Education..abolish
Energy…rolled into defense
Interior…rolled into commerce
Commerce…….trump

Treasury……palin

Head of CIA……….Lieberman ( out if retirement)

President………Scott walker
Vice pres………Ted Cruz

losarkos on December 5, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Reid, Pelosi, and hoyer jailed for stupidity and general disgust.

losarkos on December 5, 2013 at 1:44 AM

If Romney is as amazing as suggested in the article, possessing all the business acumen of a successful entrepreneur, and he is as honest as I believe he is, this would not play out the way you suggest, AP. That is because the only answer is the same one most of us know already- GET OUT OF THE WAY!

beselfish on December 5, 2013 at 7:00 AM

The Notwithmittnitwits thank Allahpundit for providing a platform for them to spout about someone who is not like them: intelligent, decent and rich

Basilsbest on December 5, 2013 at 7:18 AM

If he does he proves conservatives were right about him!

redware on December 4, 2013 at 8:31 PM

yup … and watch the gilled one be reminded of how conservative mitt was.

conservative tarheel on December 5, 2013 at 7:39 AM

“… it’d surely be gratifying to Romney for Obama to come crawling to him for help …”

LOW OPINION of ROMNEY, much?

Seriously, I don’t think that Romney is as petty and bitter (and stupid) as some seem to believe. Romney never really wanted to be president and he probably regrets running – I can’t imagine anything that would convince him to re-enter the spotlight by joining ‘team obama’. Romney is a good man – he loves America – he has made mistakes, but why would he sign on to help obama destroy OUR country?

Pork-Chop on December 5, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Despite reservations about Romney, and having no illusions that he is a conservative, I voted for him enthusiastically. I think he would have been a good president as well, if not the guy who would do what we really need (which is reduce the size / scope / cost of the federal government.)

Given the tendency of Republican Establishment types to hump the legs of Democrats in their post-public life years, I can see Romney doing this.

Color me cynical, but I could see Romney & Jeb Bush partnering to save Obama’s bacon on this.

SAMinVA on December 5, 2013 at 9:03 AM

And what happens if he gets it working
oh, the dems do not get the massive firings in nov 2014 they desirve

screw that.

the dems forced this unconstitutional power grabbing, industry killing takeover and wealth redistribution (except for dems and thier donors) onto america

let the kum bye ya crowd wake up and realize the lies and incompetence.
the media has been covering for and praising obama for years, and censoring his incomptence and crimes.

sniffles1999 on December 5, 2013 at 9:05 AM

You don’t get in the way of a careening freight train that’s about to plow right through the “Bridge Out” sign. Even Superman would rescue the people on the engine first and let the train hit bottom. (Although a better analogy might be a passenger train and we’re all stuck on board as it flies toward the chasm.)

Any attempt by Romney (assuming he was stupid enough to accept this totally fantastical scheme) would completely destroy the GOP and Tea Party’s attempt to clean house in 2014.

I don’t believe he’s stupid or vindictive enough to do that.

falcon on December 5, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Romey … Sec of state
Bolton……sec of defense
Dhs……….abolish
Education..abolish
Energy…rolled into defense
Interior…rolled into commerce
Commerce…….trump

Treasury……palin

Head of CIA……….Lieberman ( out if retirement)

President………Scott walker
Vice pres………Ted Cruz

losarkos on December 5, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Neil Cavuto……Press Secretary

JetBlast on December 5, 2013 at 10:18 AM