Report: Mitt Romney Not Running for President Again

Report: Mitt Romney Running for President Again

Report: Mitt Romney Not Running for President Again

Twice-failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not throwing his hat in the ring for a third time.

Mitt Romney released a statement to his supporters:  “After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee.”

“I feel that it is critical that America elect a conservative leader to become our next president. You know that I have wanted to be that president. But I do not want to make it more difficult for someone else to emerge who may have a better chance of becoming that president.” – Hugh Hewitt Show

That’s contrary to reports from the Daily Beast and First Read:

Daily Beast:  “Sources have told The Daily Beast that the former Massachusetts governor will announce his intention to explore a third run for the White House. Romney and his senior aides believe he is the best placed candidate to defeat Hillary Clinton. In a memo sent by Romney to his inner circle Thursday, he highlighted three reasons he should run: He thinks he’s the only qualified Republican in the field, polling is favorable to a win, and he thinks he can do better as a campaigner in 2016. Romney had originally intended to wait until later in the cycle but the bullish entry of Jeb Bush into the field encouraged him to jump early.”

First Read: “No one knows for sure what Romney will announce, but the hunch coming from Romney World is that the former Massachusetts governor is going to give it another try. But here’s why Romney has to make up his mind now: The ground underneath his feet is already beginning to crumble. Just yesterday, we learned that Romney’s top Iowa strategist in 2008 and 2012 — David Kochel — is set to be Jeb Bush’s campaign manager. We also learned, via the AP, that some of Romney’s past donors are jumping aboard the Jeb Train.”

Ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina: “Unlike Hillary Clinton, I Have Actually Accomplished Something”

Ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina: "Unlike Hillary Clinton, I Have Actually Accomplished Something"

Ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina: “Unlike Hillary Clinton, I Have Actually Accomplished Something” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

LOL:  Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett Packard CEO and wannabe GOP presidential candidate, went in on Hillary Clinton, saying she has “actually accomplished something” unlike the former secretary of state. I can’t believe she said that with a straight face.

Um, I beg to differ….Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) destroyed Hewlett Packard, saw thousands of jobs outsourced overseas and then high-tailed it out of the company with a multi-million dollar golden parachute. In short, Carly Fiorina accomplished a lot for herself and not for her company or her country. I guess she’s the female version of Mitt Romney, only without a gubernatorial job. Hey, Carly, how did that Compaq deal work out for HP?

Fiorina made the comments at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday. That’s the same gathering where Sarah Palin made a fool of herself after the teleprompter froze. Yeah, she previously mocked President Obama for using a teleprompter. She couldn’t even ad lib.

“Like Hillary Clinton, I too have travelled hundreds of thousands of miles around the globe,” she said.  ”But unlike her, I have actually accomplished something. Mrs. Clinton, flying is an activity, not an accomplishment.”

She also criticized Clinton’s attempts at a diplomatic “reset” with Russia: ”I have met Vladimir Putin and know that it will take more to halt his ambitions than a gimmicky red reset button.”

She also touted her international business record, saying it gives her more foreign policy experience than Clinton.

In addition, Fiorina invoked the Benghazi scandal: “Unlike Hillary Clinton, I know what difference it makes that our ambassador to Libya and three other brave Americans were killed in a deliberate terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11 and that the response of our nation must be more forceful than the arrest of a single individual a year later.” Source:  Mediaite

Yeah, Carly Fiorina, whatever. You will never be a secretary of state nor a president of the United States. For anyone who forgot about Ms. Fiorina being kicked out of Hewlett Packard, here’s an snippet of what went down:

Feb. 1o, 2005 — Shares of HP jumped 6.9 percent in heavy trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday on the news. But at one point, the stock was up as much as 10.5 percent.

“The stock is up a bit on the fact that nobody liked Carly’s leadership all that much,” said Robert Cihra, an analyst with Fulcrum Global Partners. “The Street had lost all faith in her and the market’s hope is that anyone will be better.”

Fiorina, the only female CEO at a company in the Dow Jones industrial average, had been with HP since 1999. But the company’s controversial deal to buy Compaq in the spring of 2002 — after a bruising proxy fight led by one of the Hewlett family heirs — has not produced the shareholder returns or profits she had promised. Source: CNN Money

Carly Fiorina has a lot of nerve trying to white-wash her rocky history at Hewlett Packard to imply that she actually accomplished a lot. Wall Street cheered her forced resignation. That says a lot. So, in the final analysis, I would say Hillary Clinton has accomplished a heck of a lot more than Ms. Fiorina, with regards to public service.

Poll: Republicans Prefer Mitt Romney Over Jeb Bush for 2016 Presidential Elections

Poll: Republicans Prefer Mitt Romney Over Jeb Bush for 2016 Presidential Elections

Poll: Republicans Prefer Mitt Romney Over Jeb Bush for 2016 Presidential Elections (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that most Republicans prefer Mitt Romney over Jeb Bush for the 2016 presidential elections.

“More than half (52%) of all Republicans still maintain a positive view of the party’s 2012 nominee, compared to just 37% who said the same about Mr. Bush, the former Florida governor. Mr. Romney does more than 20 percentage points better among self-identified tea party supporters and core Republican voters than does Mr. Bush, who last ran for office in 2002.”

Mitt Romney Playing Pin-Tail-On-Donkey to Find Message That Resonates with Voters

Mitt Romney Playing Pin-Tail-On-Donkey to Find Message for 2016 Presidential Elections

Mitt Romney Playing Pin-Tail-On-Donkey to Find Message for 2016 Presidential Elections (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Twice failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney is gearing up for a third run for the White House. His new platform is to eradicate poverty in the U.S. Um, one problem. The stench of his 47 percent insult, his offshore accounts and Bain Capital’s outsourcing activities are still very pungent. I might also add, the binders full of women PR blunder, plus picking on Big Bird, are still very fresh in the minds of many. Romney for president…that’s a joke!

“Under President Obama, the rich have gotten richer, income inequality has gotten worse and there are more people in poverty than ever before,” Romney said. “Under this president, his policies have not worked. Their liberal policies are good every four years for a campaign, but they don’t get the job done.”

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“It’s a tragedy — a human tragedy – that the middle class in this country by and large doesn’t believe the future won’t be better than the past or their kids will have a brighter future of their own,” Romney said. He added, “People want to see rising wages and they deserve them.” Source: Washington Post

Mitt Romney is playing pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey. He’s trying to find a message that will stick. So, this time around it’s poverty. I wonder how he proposes to eradicate poverty when the Republicans in the House and Senate want to kick the social services in place to help the poor out from under them. Like I said, Mitt Romney for president…that’s a joke!

No Mitt Romney, You aren’t Second Coming of Ronald Reagan

No Mitt Romney, You aren't Second Coming of Ronald Reagan

No Mitt Romney, You aren’t Second Coming of Ronald Reagan (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

(OPINION) – Mitt Romney and his family believe he would have been a better president than Barack Obama. The American people didn’t think so, that’s why he lost by a landslide in 2012 and didn’t even make it out of the primary stage in 2008. His tenure as Massachusetts governor was also very iffy, so I am not sure how a Romney presidency would have turned out. He claims ISIS wouldn’t exist had he been Commander-in-Chief. Well, if Barack Obama had his way, the Iraq invasion would have never happened and we wouldn’t be dealing is the Islamic State today.

To echo Rupert Murdoch’s sentiment (which is a once in a lifetime thing for me), Mitt Romney was a “terrible candidate” in 2012. He thinks three times is the charm but no way. He’s no Ronald Reagan. He’s thinking of joining a crowded GOP field and I don’t see how he can rise above Jeb Bush, was a wildly popular Florida governor. Quite the opposite of Mittens. The stench of the 47 percent insult and Bain Capital are still pungent. That includes the binders full of women PR blunder. How could I forget wannabe First Lady Ann Romney’s unbelievable account of how they lived in poverty during the early years of their marriage: “Our desk was a door propped up on sawhorses. Our dining room table was a fold down ironing board in the kitchen.” Um, that’s all the while having stock portfolios.

Say whatever you will about Ronald Reagan, he stood for something and built his following around those ideas — Reaganism. Romney, on the other hand, seems to want the presidency to fulfill a lifelong ambition. Nothing more. Has anyone ever thought Romneyism was more than a passing joke? Here’s a snippet from Peggy Noonan’s latest column:

There is no such thing as Romneyism and there never will be. Mr. Romney has never encompassed a philosophical world. He has never become the symbol of an attitude toward government, or an approach to freedom or fairness. “Romneyism” is just “Mitt should be president.”

Mitt Romney’s dream that he’s the second-coming of Ronald Reagan is just that, a dream. You will recall during the 2008 campaign he tried to paint himself as the heir to Ronald Reagan and during the 2012 presidential campaign he went all-out Ronald Reagan, painting Obama as Jimmy Carter. It didn’t work. President Obama won reelection by a landslide, leaving Mitt and Ann Romney (lady in red) stunned beyond words. Hey Mitt, to dream the impossible dream is what you are doing…..

Rupert Murdoch on 2016 Elections: Mitt Romney is a “Terrible Candidate”

Rupert Murdoch on 2016 Elections: Mitt Romney is a "Terrible Candidate"

Rupert Murdoch on 2016 Elections: Mitt Romney is a “Terrible Candidate” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons)

Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch weighed in on the 2016 presidential hopefuls, calling Mitt Romney a “terrible candidate,” but said he liked “Jeb Bush very much.” I think most people would agree with him on Mitt Romney, who has been running a presidential campaign for the last eight years and losing both.

Here’s his take on the GOP presidential hopefuls:

Rand Paul: “”I personally like Rand Paul very much and I am very impressed by his brain,” he said. Though he was skeptical about Paul’s foreign policy platform, “which is frankly a major issue,” he commended the Kentucky Senator for “campaigning on the theory that Washington is too big.”

“I think he will do well enough to move the debate,” Murdoch said. He added, “I don’t think he will win… I would be very surprised if he won the nomination.”

Murdoch also hit Romney for winning the nomination “by destroying every other Republican with his own money” and for failing to deflect criticism that he was “super rich.”

On Chris Christie: “I wouldn’t write off Chris Christie at all…. We will just see how he handles himself.”

On Scott Walker: “He will be an interesting candidate” (though he questioned his charisma.)

On Paul Ryan, who has said he will not run: “He’s only 44… [he has] plenty of time.”

And finally, Ted Cruz: “I’ve met [him], quite an experience,” Murdoch said to laughter. “He’s smart… [but there’s] a record of very questionable political judgment, so we will see.” Source: Politico

Um, as for Ted Cruz, I would love to see how the birther crowd will view his presidential campaign, since he was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father. Er, doesn’t that mean he isn’t a natural born American? Of course, there are two standards…one for blacks and one for whites.

Mitt Romney Cracks Obama Joke at Joni Ernst Campaign Event

Mitt Romney Jokes About President Obama at Iowa Event

Mitt Romney Jokes About President Obama at Iowa Event (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

Two-time presidential candidate (loser) Mitt Romney cracked a “joke” about President Obama during at a rally for Joni Ernst.  He began by saying, “Now when you’re running for office people tell you, you shouldn’t tell jokes. But I’m not running for office, so I can tell one, National Journal’s Shane Goldmacher reports.

Here’s Romney’s joke:

President Obama went to the bank to cash a check and he didn’t have his ID. And the teller said you’ve got to prove who you are.

He said, “How should I do that?” She said the other day Phil Mickelson came in, he didn’t have his ID but he set up a little cup on the ground, took a golf ball, putted it right into that cup so they knew it was Phil Mickelson. They cashed his check.

And then Andre Agassi came in. And Andre Agassi didn’t have his ID either. He put a little target on the wall, took a tennis ball and racquet– hit it onto that target time. We knew that was Andre Agassi so we cashed his check.

And she said to him, “Is there anything you can do to prove who you are?” And [Obama] said, “I don’t have a clue.”

And she said, “Well, Mr. President, do you want your money in small bills or large bills.”

Sounds like Mitt Romney should stick to his day job. Um, how could I forget, he’s a one-percenter, who can do as he pleases, unlike the 47 percenters he mocked during the 2012 presidential campaign.

Here’s Mitt Romney telling his Obama joke:

Did Michelle Obama Diss VP Joe Biden by Calling for a Woman President?

VP Joe Biden Cleans Up Foreign Policy Mess as Michelle Obama Calls for Woman President

VP Joe Biden Cleans Up Foreign Policy Mess as Michelle Obama Calls for Woman President (Credit: Donkey Hotey)

(OPINION) — Is the White House through First Lady Michelle Obama slighting Vice President Joe Biden by saying she would like to see a woman president quickly? And that we have a few options for one? You know she’s talking about Hillary Clinton and possibly Elizabeth Warren. Why are they dumping on Biden?

Michelle Obama was interviewed by ABC’s Robin Roberts at a Washinton D.C. summit focused on work-family policies on Monday. She said, “I think the country is ready” for a woman president. Mrs. Obama said, “The person who should do the job is the person who’s most qualified. And we have some options, don’t we?”

The White House has called on Joe Biden to get involved in the all foreign policy nightmares unfolding before our eyes and he has done it. It seems that he is being dissed by the White House. We know President Obama owes the Clintons a huge favor for all their help, particularly Bill Clinton’s help during the 2012 presidential campaign, but Biden also saved the ticket some face during his knock-out vice presidential debate against Rep. Paul Ryan. This was after Obama’s horrible debate performance against Mitt Romney.

The fact is, I doubt Joe Biden is a viable alternative for the Democratic Party, but for the White House to openly diss him is just wrong. That’s my opinion. Hillary Clinton is being framed in much the same way as Mitt Romney — out of touch with the majority of Americans due to being fabulously wealthy.

 

Wolfeboro Top Cop Bob Copeland Resigns After Racial Slur About Obama

Wolfeboro Top Cop Bob Copeland Resigns After Racial Slur About Obama

Wolfeboro Top Cop Bob Copeland Resigns After Racial Slur About Obama (WMUR Video Screengrab)

Wolfeboro, N.H. police commissioner Bob Copeland has resigned after called President Obama a “f*cking n*gger” at a local restaurant, WMUR and the Washington Post reported.

Robert Copeland, 82, verbally resigned to the chairman of Wolfeboro Police Commission Sunday night before resigning in a letter released Monday.

Click to view the resignation letter.

Copeland had been facing intense pressure to resign after a resident complained about overhearing him use the N-word in a restaurant. Copeland acknowledged that he used the slur but refused to apologize or step down.

Town and state officials — along with some national figures, such as Mitt Romney, who has a home in Wolfeboro — had condemned the remark, and more than 100 residents packed a Police Commission meeting last week to demand Copleand’s resignation.

Copeland had been re-elected to a three-year term in March. Officials said resignation was the only way to get him out of office before the end of his term becausthe state has no recall provision for elected officials.

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney blasted Copeland on Saturday, calling for him to apologize and resign.

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Mitt Romney: Wolfeboro Cop Bob Copeland Should Resign for Racial Slur About Obama

Mitt Romney: Wolfeboro Cop Bob Copeland Should Resign for Racial Slur About Obama

Mitt Romney: Wolfeboro Cop Bob Copeland Should Resign for Racial Slur About Obama

Mitt Romney slammed Bob Copeland, Wolfeboro, N.H. police commissioner for calling President Obama a “f*cking n*gger” and refusing to apologize.

In a statement published in the Boston Herald, Romney said, “the vile epithet used and confirmed by the commissioner has no place in our community. He should apologize and resign.” Mitt Romney owns a vacation home in Wolfeboro.

Bob Copeland’s comments came to light after a town resident complained she overheard him using the n-word when referring to President Obama. He confirmed that he did use those words to describe the president.

In an email to a resident that was obtained by WMUR, Copeland wrote, “I believe I did use the ‘n’ word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse [sic].” He added, “For this, I do not apologize — he meets and exceed my criteria for such.”

Wolfeboro residents are demanding that Bob Copeland resign but Town Manager David Owen said that although he believes Copeland’s comments were reprehensible, he doesn’t have the authority to remove him.