Republicans Launch a Draft Mitt Movement To Get Romney To Run in 2016

Mitt Romney

Republicans are so desperate for a candidate that they starting a movement to draft Mitt Romney to run again in 2016.

The Deseret News has the details:

A booth at the recent state GOP convention appeared to explain the status of the “Draft Mitt” movement in Utah — an empty table in front of a pile of signs encouraging a Romney presidential run in 2016 adorned with a few American flags.

But Utah State Republican Party Chairman James Evans said the unattended booth was only intended to hint at what’s to come from a group of Romney supporters around the country being organized as a political nonprofit group.

Evans won’t say what the group is calling itself or who outside of Utah is involved, but he said it’s behind a website, draftmitt.org, that seeks signatures on a petition “to send Mitt Romney a message we need him as our president.”

The rumors of third Mitt Romney run for the presidency have been picking up steam for a while. Last week, CBS News’ Bob Schieffer reported that Romney would consider running again in 2016 if Jeb Bush doesn’t run. On tax day, Josh Romney tweeted a picture of his Dad standing in line at the post office to “pay his taxes.” Then there is the fact that Mitt Romney continues to pop up on television with regularity, and act like he is running for president.

The fact that the Republican Party would consider Mitt Romney again after he was routed by President Obama in 2012 highlights how desperate they really are. The scary part is that Mitt Romney could easily win the Republican nomination again. He would have more money and organization than any other Republican presidential candidate, and the likes of Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are custom made opponents for the aw-shucks appeal to the establishment that is Mitt Romney.

Mitt Romney would take an even bigger drubbing against Hillary Clinton in 2016. If Romney runs again, and the Republican Party rallies behind him, it will be the biggest sign yet that the GOP is punting on 2016.

Ann Romney famously declared in 2012 that it was their turn to be president. It looks like it might be their turn again, as Mitt Romney could be the ultimate Republican sacrificial lamb in 2016.

27 Replies to “Republicans Launch a Draft Mitt Movement To Get Romney To Run in 2016”

  1. Yeah cause that worked out so well the last time.
    And for the record… near-billionaires don’t pay their taxes at the post office and they damn sure don’t wait in line to pay their taxes at the post office. Can you see “queen anne of the uwe people” waiting in line? Nah, in her world it’s ALWAYS her turn.

  2. It’s really simple, the GOP thinks running a brown skinned woman will convince all minorities and women to ignore their history of bigoted policies and opinions towards minorities and women.

    This proves the GOP is “REALLY SIMPLE”. ;-)

  3. Romney is today’s Dewey. FDR and Truman defeated their republican opponent President Obama and the 2016 Democratic nominee will defeat. Most importantly, let’s use the 50 state strategy to slowly turn the red states blue and get a Democratic nominee to win FDR style electoral college.

  4. Put him on a spit and roast him. It would be so easy to do now that we know for sure he stuck his money overseas and in his church to avoid taxes

  5. How much humiliation can one man take? Well his sons Lugg, Trugg, Mack, Sack and jimbo can help him lose again.

  6. That picture of Romney in line for tax day..was pure BS. Like you say, rich people don’t stand in line to mail them. THAT is how STUPID the Romneys really think Americans are. They just don’t get it.

    Furthermore, he has had several years to amend or complete returns he didn’t do in 2012..so I am not impressed even if he DID pay taxes.

    Please don’t put us through this again..I can’t stand this man or his voice, and he is a total idiot who cannot run a country.

  7. I bet he amended those tax returns the day after the 2012 election. In 2008, McCain saw Romney’s tax returns and picked Sarah Palin.

  8. The despicable habitually lying republican liar Mitt Romney will be rejected by this country again and again. The people of the United States of America did not and do not like, and will always REJECT ROMNEY. Romney is a tax evading, Union busting, Workers rights killing, jobs killing, middle class killing, elitist, lying, republican liar, that should be in prison for Federal Income Tax evasion. He is not one of us and will never ever be elected President. The habitual liar Romney has ruined the lives of tens of thousands of Americans for his own personal greed and enrichment.

  9. Well, the GOP ran Nixon twice…we all know how that worked for;m (and the rest of us…)

    …and of course, we all remember President “Stevenson” trouncing Eisenhower…

    (I like the “VoMITT! comment. Perfect bumper sticker!
    But then again, Ben-gag-zi-Ben-gag-zi-Ben-gag-zi)

  10. If the TGOPs did their jobs as true representatives they wouldn’t be in this bind. What they are “suffering” from is all self-inflicted by their words, actions and non-actions.

    They have no one else to blame but themselves!

  11. You all are OFF your rocker;
    if you think the $10 billion dollar support of Mitt

    will be in vain (this time).

    He’s about to get “Haas v Romney” case tossed out;
    and then he’ll fear

    NOTHING…. any longer.

    This time – they’ll rig

    EVERYTHING!

  12. Lets see, he lost to McCain in ’08 and McCain lost to obama. Then he got the nomination and lost to obama when obama was very vulnerable. So lets see if he can loss some more?
    We need a very passionate articulate CONSERVATIVE, not a milk toast establishment RINO.

  13. You mean one that loves restricting the vote, puts women back into their 1900’s place and kowtows to the religious fundies? Beucase thats all you are going to get

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