Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Still think I'm nuts...

...for suggesting that Mitt Romney may be the Republican standard-bearer again in 2016?

Some guy named Emil Henry had a piece in Politico last week that I just discovered this morning, "The Case for Mitt Romney in 2016: I'm Absolutely Serious." Comparing Romney to Richard Nixon, Henry cites three reasons for his candidacy:

1. Romney is re-emerging as the de facto leader of the Republican Party.
2. There is no natural 2016 GOP nominee and the field is highly fractured.
3. All failed nominees other than Romney were career politicians.

Philip Klein, meanwhile, answers Henry in the Washington Examiner, "Mitt Romney is no Richard Nixon":

Romney backers have been recently floating the idea of another presidential run. As Henry noted, the topic was discussed at the "E2 Summit, Romney’s now-annual retreat for high-profile politicians, policymakers, innovators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, top bundlers and, of course, a core group of long-time Romney loyalists."

I'm shocked that a conference of Romney's inner network would think he could make such a run.

Klein goes on to rebut Henry's case one point at a time. While he makes a good argument, I'd still like to ask him (or any other Republican), Who else do you have?

1 comment:

Ed Crotty said...

Mitt would probably do better than any of the other Republicans, but he would still lose. In 2016, Cruz will be Goldwater.