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Cabinet role for Mitt Romney would be a shrewd move
Boston Herald ^ | November 8, 2012 | Joe Battenfeld

Posted on 11/08/2012 5:46:39 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

President Obama’s post-election offer to sit down with vanquished GOP rival Mitt Romney has spurred talk of a possible White House role for Romney, a move that could help calm jitters on Wall Street and warm the partisan chill on Capitol Hill.

Romney is still licking his wounds from the devastating loss, and supporters say he’s more concerned now with being with family than working with Obama.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cabinet; obama; romney
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1 posted on 11/08/2012 5:46:48 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yeah. And pigs may fly! Obama is ALL about Socialism. Romney would never fit into the milieu.


2 posted on 11/08/2012 5:49:04 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: ConservativeStatement

He’d probably take it!


3 posted on 11/08/2012 5:49:04 PM PST by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sheer stupidity.


4 posted on 11/08/2012 5:49:20 PM PST by polkajello
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To: polkajello

do not do this......do NOT do this....


5 posted on 11/08/2012 5:51:18 PM PST by cherry
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To: ConservativeStatement

We are living in bizarro world.


6 posted on 11/08/2012 5:51:31 PM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: jtal
Romney is a very rich man he does not need a job. He offered to help us out of this mess we are in and he was rejected. He can now retire with a clear conscience and enjoy his children and grandchildren.
7 posted on 11/08/2012 5:52:15 PM PST by oldbrowser
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To: ConservativeStatement

Why not ???

Willard would fit right in...


8 posted on 11/08/2012 5:52:36 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: oldbrowser

Yes, if he had anything to do with Obama afterwards it would make it too clear that our 2 parties are just different heads of the same hydra.

Obama has hidden behind white people long enough; he has been exposed as an incompetent affirmative action token (and America didn’t mind anyway).


9 posted on 11/08/2012 5:54:00 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: oldbrowser

I disagree. At this point people need jobs. If Romney knows how to do it. Hire him.


10 posted on 11/08/2012 5:54:23 PM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
President Obama’s post-election offer to sit down with vanquished GOP rival Mitt Romney has spurred talk of a possible White House role for Romney

Why, so 0 can blame the fiscal cliff/economic collapse on Mitt?

11 posted on 11/08/2012 5:55:06 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If the campaign didn’t make me jump off a bridge, that would probably do it!


12 posted on 11/08/2012 5:55:41 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is satire, right?


13 posted on 11/08/2012 6:00:16 PM PST by RC one (Akin/Mourdock-2016)
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To: ConservativeStatement

You mean set Romney up as a fall guy. If I were Romney I would never set foot near this group.


14 posted on 11/08/2012 6:00:46 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: linn37

“I disagree. At this point people need jobs. If Romney knows how to do it. Hire him.”

Obama has a job. That’s the only one he cares about.


15 posted on 11/08/2012 6:03:31 PM PST by ari-freedom (Election Day should be after Thanksgiving, not right after Halloween)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I don’t see it being offered. I can’t imagine it being accepted. But, if it does happen I’ll never vote for another Republican again as long as I live.


16 posted on 11/08/2012 6:04:12 PM PST by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: ari-freedom

Yes he does but he doesn’t like to do it.


17 posted on 11/08/2012 6:06:24 PM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: hometoroost
"I don’t see it being offered. I can’t imagine it being accepted."

Agreed. Romney's plan would slash spending and keep the current tax rates or even lower them. This would meet with complete disapproval with Obama, his administration, and the DEMs.

18 posted on 11/08/2012 6:07:07 PM PST by CatOwner
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To: oldbrowser
Well said. The people had the chance to elect a man of impeccable character.
19 posted on 11/08/2012 6:07:19 PM PST by Jacquerie (Welcome to arbitrary government.)
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To: hometoroost

Didn’t Obama try this hat trick on his first term and the man got tired of the BS and quit. I forget who that was.


20 posted on 11/08/2012 6:07:50 PM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: freekitty

BTTT


21 posted on 11/08/2012 6:07:53 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well there’s an easy “Go pack sand” moment.


22 posted on 11/08/2012 6:08:40 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: linn37

Judd Gregg.


23 posted on 11/08/2012 6:08:42 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well, Romney know his business better than I. Were it me, however, I would politely but firmly refuse any such offer. Obama has no intention of triangulating or embracing a more moderate course on domestic policy. I think it quite plain he will tack further to the left. At best, “reaching out” to Romney would be nothing more than a show move to appear centrist/bipartisan/etc. At worst, it would be a trap to make Romney a fall guy for any future economic failures.


24 posted on 11/08/2012 6:12:47 PM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: Jane Long
Why, so 0 can blame the fiscal cliff/economic collapse on Mitt?

Bingo!

25 posted on 11/08/2012 6:13:41 PM PST by vlad335
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To: ConservativeStatement

What jerk is writing this article??


26 posted on 11/08/2012 6:15:58 PM PST by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Sacajaweau
I don't know much about him other than he was a Boston-area FOX reporter for a few years before moving onto this newspaper (which, FWIW, endorsed Romney).
27 posted on 11/08/2012 6:19:17 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I sincerely doubt he’d do it but if he did I’d lose *all* respect for him.He’d become another Colin Powell to me.But I think that he has far more class than to hang out with those psychopaths.


28 posted on 11/08/2012 6:24:51 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Jane Long
Why, so 0 can blame the fiscal cliff/economic collapse on Mitt?

Exactly.I'd wager that Romney would understand that any offer that might be made to him is a setup.That's what psychopaths do.

29 posted on 11/08/2012 6:28:45 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The only reason Hussein would ever do anything like that would be to gloat. He hasn’t changed and has no intention of working with the GOP in any capacity.


30 posted on 11/08/2012 6:40:24 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil or Evil Doers)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Please tell me this is satire.

"President Obama’s post-election offer to sit down with vanquished GOP rival Mitt Romney"

We all know what happened when hillary, McCain (and possibly others)had that private meeting with bozo. Bozo cast a spell on them.

Mitt DO NOT have any private meetings with bozo.

31 posted on 11/08/2012 6:40:42 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: ConservativeStatement

Romney would prove he was not fit to be president, should he do that. Giving bipartisan cover for Obama’s socialist schemes would be inexcusable.


32 posted on 11/08/2012 6:45:10 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: ConservativeStatement

Oh boy, I don’t see that one happening.


33 posted on 11/08/2012 6:54:05 PM PST by HannibalHamlinJr
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To: Jane Long

“Why, so 0 can blame the fiscal cliff/economic collapse on Mitt?”

Right on the mark. Precisely what Obama would want Romney for. He most certainly isn’t going to take any advice from him.


34 posted on 11/08/2012 6:59:12 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

American voters had a chance to put Romney in charge of fiscal issues. They chose Obama. Let Obama deal with it. Romney is a fool if he helps.


35 posted on 11/08/2012 7:05:50 PM PST by CASchack
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To: CASchack

You said it perfectly.


36 posted on 11/08/2012 7:12:04 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Romney’s a lefty- he’d fit right in the Obama administration.


37 posted on 11/08/2012 7:23:54 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Mitt Romney has spurred talk of a possible White House role for Romney, a move that could help calm jitters on Wall Street

If Obama really wants to be BI-partisan, I hope he would offer something — like Sec of Treasury, or Sec of Commerce. If he did that — and a few other GOP members into his next cabinet, then I’ll believe it!!


38 posted on 11/08/2012 7:26:39 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Adding insult to injury.


39 posted on 11/08/2012 7:42:22 PM PST by libh8er
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hey, Bobo! You broke it, you bought it.


40 posted on 11/08/2012 7:46:54 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Hey, Bobo! You broke it, you bought it.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The only reason this article was written was to pile on conservatives that are down and out. I would personally like to fistfight that bozo, and show him how to have a little respect. Obama might actually want Romney to help him fix the economy because he can’t. Romney wouldn’t even think about it because he knows it’s not possible with Obama’s policies. Since we are now outnumbered by those who want free stuff like $20 cheap ass obamaphones, it no longer matters about the economy. It will never be fixed. The same policies will be in place for the rest of my life. They haven’t worked and never will work. We might as well accept it. Even though almost half this country wants to uphold the constitution and maintain the pride of America that our forefathers and fathers fought for, we will never have the numbers to stop them. I’m seriously considering just quitting work and going into survival mode now. I can stop paying paying payroll taxes and stop feeding the leeches of the left’s slave encampment. Why not? Maybe I will.


41 posted on 11/08/2012 8:02:58 PM PST by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I can’t imagine mitt would want to be associated with any of the people in this administration or anything they do.
42 posted on 11/08/2012 8:18:08 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: jtal

Dangerous ground:

Romney cares about the country so he would probably take it. It would annoy both the left and right. If Romney fixed financial issues and Obama takes credit there would be a storm brewing.


43 posted on 11/08/2012 8:24:53 PM PST by Morris70
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To: paul51

He would do it for the country , not Obama .
Both democrats and republicans serve in combat.
They fight for the country , not the president.

Even if he could help and make a positive contribution to the country I cringe at the idea.


44 posted on 11/08/2012 8:30:22 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Morris70

Henry L Stimson.

Good read:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_L._Stimson

Yes. I still cringe at the idea of Romney taking an offer.


45 posted on 11/08/2012 8:36:42 PM PST by Morris70
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To: ConservativeStatement

A guy who wants Susan Rice to be his next Secretary of State is not going to choose Romney to be in his cabinet.


46 posted on 11/08/2012 8:58:56 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: married21

I would like to see him do it for the sake of country... however I can not see helping this misguided man we have to call President again to become a success when he has the BAD policies... So MITT bails out his bad model then claims victory?


47 posted on 11/08/2012 9:10:25 PM PST by Republic Rocker
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To: ConservativeStatement

Since it is agreed 0 ran a mostly negative campaign against Romney that was successful one would wonder if it was all smoke and mirrors when suddenly the object of all that villification shows up in the administration.


48 posted on 11/08/2012 9:18:24 PM PST by xp38
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To: onyx

You are so sweet.


49 posted on 11/09/2012 4:54:21 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

Smiling. Likewise and your comment and thinking are spot on!


50 posted on 11/09/2012 5:20:56 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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