On KFXK Fox 51: Mitt, come ready to fight or don’t come.

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The Des Moines Register ran a poll in Iowa last week that sheds some early light on the 2016 presidential race. Two things emerged.

First: Hillary Clinton’s numbers are falling back to Earth. The double-digit leads that she once enjoyed against hypothetical Republican candidates such as Rand Paul, Paul Ryan and Chris Christie have dropped to low single digits. Her record as Secretary of State and, likely more important, her association with a rapidly failing administration, is weighing Mrs. Clinton down.

The other thing that jumps out is that in a hypothetical matchup, Mitt Romney beats Hillary Clinton 44 – 43, making Romney the only Republican with better numbers than Clinton.

I have said before that I believe Mitt Romney might have made a very good president. But such a presidency never happened because – and only because – Mitt Romney was a lousy candidate. Even against a media industry that was heavily invested in helping Obama, Romney could have won if he had shown up ready to fight.

He didn’t. The third debate was particularly painful. The topic was foreign policy, the administration’s story on the Benghazi attack was coming unraveled and Obama was vulnerable. Romney just stood there.

Speculation as to a Romney 2016 campaign is starting to swirl. Romney, for his part, is being coy. But if he’s thinking about it at all, I offer this to the former governor:

I might like to see you in the White House, sir. But if you’re not going to be willing to hit a woman as hard as she’s going to hit you, it will be better for everyone if you just stay home.

 

Paul Gleiser

Paul L. Gleiser is president of Gleiser Communications, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The Team FM & KYZS in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

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3 Responses

  1. Linda E. Montrose says:

    I said it when romney ran the first time and I will say it again…if mitt romney runs we will see clinton or whoever runs on the democrap ticket in the whitehouse. He was the elite’s choice for us and you can see where it got us. Here again, like rino mccain, we will lose. We are going to have to have someone better than the elite’s choices for us because if they pick, we are for certain to lose…AGAIN! We can not afford to lose again, this country is already in a shambles. If you want total destruction of what is left of this country, then allow clinton to win. To tell the truth, the republican party does not have anyone strong enough or tough enough to go against the democraps. Not anyone legal to run that is.

  2. pk says:

    Then, according to Linda Montrose, no one from the GOP can win.

    Therefore we can , assuming a Dem. win no matter who is picked against the GOP, either give up or not vote.

    Hmm. I hope not everyone thinks that way.

    Personally, I think that given the length of time ’til the next election Obama will continue to make monumental mistakes & beat himself by a lot more coming out.

    Obama is the gift that keeps on giving.

    I will remind you’all that The Atty. Gen. quit .
    The Obama people make zero changes without reason.
    I think there is so much more for the Obama people to hide that the Atty Gen. is resigning to be able to receive the pardon Obama can give on his last day.

    This administration is so very corrupt remember it is said to be like “Chicago Politics”.

    How do they play it???

  3. Romney 2016 SHOULD be an easy sell, based on Obama “buyer’s remorse.”

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