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Mitt Romney? Say It Ain’t So.

via Kathryn Lopez, an Economist piece that labels Mitt Romney as “arguably the front-runner for the Republican nomination in 2012.”

Yes, I would very much like to argue that. Has anyone even mentioned Mitt Romney since he officially dropped out of the primary? That’s just what the new, improved GOP needs in 2012. Dream on, Economist.

UPDATE: Reader “CF” reminds me of the results of the CPAC straw poll in which Romney received 20% of the tally to Jindal’s 14% and Palin’s (and Ron Paul’s) 13%. I stand corrected.


03/16/2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. “Has anyone even mentioned Mitt Romney since he officially dropped out of the primary?”

    You’re right, unless you define an overwhelming win at the CPAC straw poll a “mention”.

    Comment by CF | 03/16/2009 | Reply

    • Good point, sorry, got a little carried away with the though of Romney actually being the nominee in 2012. Having said that, I hardly think his win at CPAC was “overwhelming,” especially when you consider that Jindal and Palin received 14 and 13 percent, respectively. I would guess that they effectively split each other’s votes, leaving Romney to claim victory. But thank you for reminding me of the straw poll results.

      Comment by Johnny Chimpo | 03/16/2009 | Reply

  2. Just because you may not be paying attention doesn’t mean no one is talking about him. An easy way to find many of the media mentions of Romney is through a site I set up a while back called It’s a pro-romney blog aggregator. If there is any news about Romney you’ll almost certainly find it there.

    Comment by Nate G. | 03/16/2009 | Reply

    • Thanks Nate – you and CF are both correct, I shouldn’t have dismissed Romney so casually, he could quite easily end up being the GOP nominee in 2012.

      I suppose my (lazily expressed) intent was to convey that to a casual observer like myself, much of the conversation since Obama took office (and before that) has revolved around Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal as the future of the party. But yes, Romney has much to recommend as a Republican leader, and I could definitely get behind another run from him in 2012, particularly with Jindal or Palin as his running mate.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, I’ll swing by

      Comment by Johnny Chimpo | 03/17/2009 | Reply

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