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 Post subject: Election 2024
PostPosted: Wed February 05, 2020 7:21 pm 
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So I toyed with the idea of making an "Election 2024" thread, but was sure ruddo would ban me. So here's my thought in this thread:

Whether Trump wins or loses in 2020, is Romney already in the planning stages for the GOP 2024 primary? He's more or less protected when it comes to re-election in the Senate, and with his vote to convict Trump, his campaign ads write themselves: "We used to be the party of common sense, of right and wrong, of law and order...and we can be again."

What do you think?

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
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So I toyed with the idea of making an "Election 2024" thread, but was sure ruddo would ban me. So here's my thought in this thread:

Whether Trump wins or loses in 2020, is Romney already in the planning stages for the GOP 2024 primary? He's more or less protected when it comes to re-election in the Senate, and with his vote to convict Trump, his campaign ads write themselves: "We used to be the party of common sense, of right and wrong, of law and order...and we can be again."

What do you think?

Good call, I would have banned you but let the thread stay, so you could lurk and watch it prosper without you.

But yes, I think Romney is setting himself up for that.

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
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If that's his plan, then he's an idiot. No way he survives primaries.

I don't know who would vote for him outside of Utah. I think he's content to be the Mormon senator and do whatever he wants.

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
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I don't think Americans would elect a Mormon president.


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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
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Too early to speculate. If Trump wins a second term, the party will double-down on the nutbaggery vote.


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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
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Also I think there's a fair chance that Romney could angle for Senate Majority Leader instead. For him to break rank here, he must have a real sense of the degree to which more moderate conservatives are hanging on by a thread. Let's not forget that there's a huge divide, if largely privately, between the conventional Republicans and the Freedom Caucus types. McConnell's term is up in 2021, so Romney could begin jockeying for that now while the Presidential election plays out.


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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
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Also I think there's a fair chance that Romney could angle for Senate Majority Leader instead. For him to break rank here, he must have a real sense of the degree to which more moderate conservatives are hanging on by a thread. Let's not forget that there's a huge divide, if largely privately, between the conventional Republicans and the Freedom Caucus types. McConnell's term is up in 2021, so Romney could begin jockeying for that now while the Presidential election plays out.


No chance. One of Trump's lackeys will get the job.


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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
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tragabigzanda wrote:
Also I think there's a fair chance that Romney could angle for Senate Majority Leader instead. For him to break rank here, he must have a real sense of the degree to which more moderate conservatives are hanging on by a thread. Let's not forget that there's a huge divide, if largely privately, between the conventional Republicans and the Freedom Caucus types. McConnell's term is up in 2021, so Romney could begin jockeying for that now while the Presidential election plays out.


No chance. One of Trump's lackeys will get the job.

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
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tragabigzanda wrote:
Also I think there's a fair chance that Romney could angle for Senate Majority Leader instead. For him to break rank here, he must have a real sense of the degree to which more moderate conservatives are hanging on by a thread. Let's not forget that there's a huge divide, if largely privately, between the conventional Republicans and the Freedom Caucus types. McConnell's term is up in 2021, so Romney could begin jockeying for that now while the Presidential election plays out.


No chance. One of Trump's lackeys will get the job.

Again, highly dependent on the outcome of 2020. And that includes both the POTUS and Senate results.


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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
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Do you guys think that numerous candidates will be the norm going forward, or is this just a temporary thing?

I think we'll probably see more of this on both sides for awhile.

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
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Simple Torture wrote:
So I toyed with the idea of making an "Election 2024" thread, but was sure ruddo would ban me. So here's my thought in this thread:

Whether Trump wins or loses in 2020, is Romney already in the planning stages for the GOP 2024 primary? He's more or less protected when it comes to re-election in the Senate, and with his vote to convict Trump, his campaign ads write themselves: "We used to be the party of common sense, of right and wrong, of law and order...and we can be again."

What do you think?

Yes. I think he actually was hoping to be the 2020 candidate. Mitt's best chance isn't through the primaries, it's as a compromise convention candidate. I think his path was a real Senate trial with witnesses and testimony, public opinion turning strongly against Trump, increased pressure for removal, followed by a handful of electorally vulnerable and moderate Republicans voting to convict and basically the whole Trump thing feeling like it was crumbling and then the GOP deciding it could not win with Trump in 2020 and needing somebody to put on the ticket...perfect role for Mitt. But Moscow Mitch saved Trump's presidency, so that's out.

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
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The Republican Party that would be receptive to another Mitt Romney presidential campaign pretty much died when he lost in 2012. That party is gone.


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 Post subject: Re: Election 2024
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We fired Ruddo for a reason.

I'm B, and I approved this thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2024
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Hopefully a Trump won’t win.


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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
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Rob wrote:
The Republican Party that would be receptive to another Mitt Romney presidential campaign pretty much died when he lost in 2012. That party is gone.

For real. I don't know where the idea that there is a significant anti-Trump Republican segment comes from. Outside of a handful of old Washington pundits on TV calling themselves conservatives, it's pure fantasy.

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2024
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Is this the Ivanka/Jr. 2024 party thread?


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 Post subject: Re: Election 2024
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Mitt/Tulsi 2020 NPA ticket

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2024
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 Post subject: Re: Election 2024
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Who's you're God now, Ruddo?

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2024
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I feel like this is my fault. I will take my banning like a man.

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