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Did Mitt Romney Just File Papers to Run for President? ^ | 3/4/16 |

Posted on 03/04/2016 4:06:51 PM PST by cdnerds

Doc source appears legit – link address directs to FEC disclosure site. Original app was created in late October of 2015 and signed off on January 30th, 2016. Those dates make it appear even more likely this has been a plan in the works for some time and more fully explains Mitt Romney’s anti-Trump speech yesterday. Mr. Romney is making certain he has a seat at the proverbial convention table should there be a brokered convention.

It shows Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan preparing to make another presidential run – a plan that began back in October according to the filing date. This appears to come from the official website.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: facepalm; gopprimary; mittens; mittromney; romney2016; trump

1 posted on 03/04/2016 4:06:52 PM PST by cdnerds
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Didn't want to have to do this, but you forced me into it.

Click to support Free Republic or else.
2 posted on 03/04/2016 4:09:40 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Facing Trump nomination inevitability, folks are now openly trying to help Hillary destroy him.)
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To: DoughtyOne

posted here

3 posted on 03/04/2016 4:10:32 PM PST by deport
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To: cdnerds

Most likely. Remember THE PLAN is for Cruz to deny Trump enough delegates so that the nomination process ends up under the control of the GOPe at the CONVENTION.

Thankfully, I suspect, enough Republican voters CAN SEE THROUGH THIS SCHEME and simply vote for Trump to make sure that Romney/Linda/Jeb are not HANDED the nomination in Cleveland.

But I don’t blame the GOPe for trying, though!

4 posted on 03/04/2016 4:10:47 PM PST by BobL (A vote for Cruz is a vote for Romney (at the convention))
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To: cdnerds

If so, I guess Romney never heard the definition of insanity.

5 posted on 03/04/2016 4:11:26 PM PST by MayflowerMadam ( If the word, "SENATOR" is before his name, he is part of the PROBLEM.)
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To: cdnerds

Poor sport spoiler Romney doing what he does best:

Novak: "Fred Thompson drop-out rumors traced to Romney campaign"

Said Novak: "The rumors were traced in part to Mitt Romney's campaign,
trying to stir up strife between McCain and Thompson

"Despite outspending his rivals by huge margins throughout the primaries,
(Mitt Romney, Carpetbagger UT,CA,MA,NH,Mexico) lost Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and California.
The only primaries he won were in Michigan, where Dad was governor; LDS states;
and a few states on Super Tuesday in which his California-obsessed rivals
couldn't spare the cash to advertise.
Only John Connolly in 1968 had a worse cash-to-delegates ratio.
And John McCain rightly did not like Romney's tactics during the primaries.
(W)hen (Romney's early leads) started slipping away, he resorted to unfair,
distorted, scorched-earth negative ads, betting that his opponents couldn't
afford to spend enough for the truth to catch up to his charges."

[Romney: A Mistake for McCain, 7/23/2008, Dick Morris]

"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"


"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"

Probe: Mitt missed chance to keep Tavares jailed - Could have nixed killer’s early exit

Friday, December 28, 2007 - Boston Herald
"Former Gov. Mitt Romney’s administration failed to act on disciplinary recommendations
that would have kept ex-con killer Daniel Tavares locked up another year -
and behind bars at the time he was accused of killing a newlywed couple in Washington state."

"Despite Tavares’ long history of violence, the Romney-led Department of Correction
took no action on recommendations that he be stripped of “good time” because
of assaults on prison guards in 2003 and 2005, said sources familiar with a state probe into the case."

Once again as Romney let conservatism slide (never had it anyway)
Romney made certain that they died.

"Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans,
has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced
instead tapping registered Democrats or independents -- including two gay lawyers who
have supported expanded same-sex rights, a Globe review of the nominations has found.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats
or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians
or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show.
In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters,
and 14 registered Democrats."
- Boston Globe 7/25/2005

Romney Rewards one of the State's Leading Anti-Marriage Attorneys by Making him a Judge
Romney told the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2004, that the "real threat to the States is not the
constitutional amendment process, in which the states participate,
but activist judges who disregard the law and redefine marriage . . ."
Romney sounds tough but yet he had no qualms advancing the legal career of one
of the leading anti-marriage attorneys.
He nominated Stephen Abany to a District Court.
Abany has been a key player in the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association which,
in its own words, is "dedicated to ensuring that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision
on marriage equality is upheld, and that any anti-gay amendment or legislation is defeated."
- U.S. Senate testimony by Gov. Mitt Romney, 6/22/2004 P>

"Romney announces he won't fill judicial vacancies before term ends
Despite his rhetoric about judicial activism, Romney announced that
he won't fill all the remaining vacancies during his term - but instead
leave them for his liberal Democrat successor!

Governor Mitt Romney pledged yesterday not to make a flurry of lame-duck
judicial appointments in the final days of his administration . . . David Yas,
editor of Lawyers Weekly, said Romney is "bucking tradition" by resisting the urge to
fill all remaining judgeships. "It is a tradition for governors to use that power to appoint judges
aggressively in the waning moments of their administration," Yas said.
He added that Romney has been criticized for failing to make judicial appointments.
"The legal community has consistently criticized him for not filling open seats quickly enough
and being a little too painstaking in the process and being dismissive of the input of the
Judicial Nominating Commission," Yas said.
- Boston Globe 11/2/2006

"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."

[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]

Alex Beam: “In truth, Ronald Reagan
and Mitt Romney have as much in common
as Cardinal O’Malley and Conan O’Brien.
Deservedly or not, Reagan earned a reputation for constancy.
Once he turned against communism, he opposed it big-time.
…. And our former governor? Inconstancy, thy name is Mitt!
A woman’s right to choose? Yes! No! Yes!
Are we in Massachusetts? Yes! Are we in Iowa? No!
Are we on TV? Whatever!”

"National Guard Lt. Anthony Circosta poses in his backyard in Agawam, Mass., on June 9, 2007.
At left, his wife Danielle and daughter Kylie, 2, talk near the swing set. Circosta,
a decorated Iraq War veteran, seemed like an ideal candidate for a pardon from
then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the 29-year-old's boyhood conviction
for a BB gun shooting. Romney denied the pardon,
twice, despite the recommendation of the Governor's Council.



Myth: "Let's Gruber them all.."

6 posted on 03/04/2016 4:11:51 PM PST by Diogenesis ("When a crime is unpunished, the world is unbalanced.")
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To: cdnerds

As long as the insiders maintain control, that’s all that matters. Hillary is fine with them.

7 posted on 03/04/2016 4:17:05 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it." --Samuel Clemens)
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To: Diogenesis
Why won't Romney finally STOP making so many sex tapes, all the time..?

He also needs to quite getting high.

8 posted on 03/04/2016 4:17:44 PM PST by gaijin
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To: cdnerds

Hatred leads to delusion.

Mitt made clear today on CBS and Fox that he’s not running or seeking to run.

9 posted on 03/04/2016 4:18:58 PM PST by G Larry (ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS impose SLAVE WAGES on LEGAL Immigrants.)
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To: cdnerds

The Republican party is finished. They will never be in power again. Hillary will be the next President.

Sorry, Trump we tried. But the communists party has won.

10 posted on 03/04/2016 4:21:49 PM PST by Logical me
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To: cdnerds

With Paul Ryan

11 posted on 03/04/2016 4:22:20 PM PST by Ray76 (Judge Roy Moore for Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
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To: G Larry


2. Date: 01/30/2016

3. FEC Committee ID #: C00431171 This committee is a Principal Campaign Committee. Candidate: MITT ROMNEY / PAUL D. RYAN

Party: Republican Party

Office Sought: President

12 posted on 03/04/2016 4:27:23 PM PST by Ray76 (Judge Roy Moore for Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
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To: cdnerds
This looks like filings to address the funding from past runs, you can see back to 2007....use date pull down.

13 posted on 03/04/2016 4:27:36 PM PST by Lockbox
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To: Lockbox

I sure hop so.

14 posted on 03/04/2016 4:30:27 PM PST by Ray76 (Judge Roy Moore for Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
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To: Ray76

Why do you believe this has anything to do with a 2016 run?

15 posted on 03/04/2016 4:30:41 PM PST by G Larry (ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS impose SLAVE WAGES on LEGAL Immigrants.)
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To: cdnerds

Gee....I thought Mitt really didn’t want to be POTUS after all? [/s]

16 posted on 03/04/2016 4:31:16 PM PST by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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To: cdnerds

They really are that stupid.

17 posted on 03/04/2016 4:35:50 PM PST by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Lockbox; cdnerds; LarryG

Lock, I agree, an update to the old records for left over campaign money or debts. Bureaucratic requirements rather than some sort of “covert plan” that the mega anti-Romney folks want to find for their conspiracy delusions.

18 posted on 03/04/2016 4:41:15 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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