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Mitt Romney Has It All - Except Stalwart Support From Republicans
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DALLAS - Mitt Romney has all the trappings of a GOP presidential frontrunner except for one important thing: enthusiasm from party activists.
Romney raised a remarkable $10.25 million on Monday; Republican officials from across the nation meeting the next day in Dallas mostly shrugged. In nearly two dozen interviews at the Republican National Committee's spring meeting, no one fully embraced Romney, and several said they'd like to see other candidates enter the race.
"A lot of Republicans are hoping someone new pops up," said Kirby Wilbur, GOP chairman in Washington state. "He keeps having to figure out who he is," a reference to Romney's changed positions on issues including abortion and health care.
Even top Republicans who are kinder to Romney showed only modest excitement about his positions and his prospects.
"Polls show Romney has to be considered the frontrunner now," said New Hampshire state GOP chairman Jack Kimball, whose state plans to hold the first primary in early 2012. "But you'll see others gaining ground."
Kimball said Donald Trump's short but attention-grabbing presidential overture proved that "the American people want to see passion, want to see the gloves come off." Romney and others need to learn that lesson, he said.
The tepid response Romney received at the Dallas meeting was notable for several reasons.
Romney appears far ahead of his likely rivals in two crucial areas for anyone hoping to unseat Obama: fundraising and experience. Except for longshot
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736 days ago
Any of them!
Obama will resign within the next 9 months as a result of a major scandal about to be exposed!
735 days ago
The Republican candidates do NOT have strong voting records on the issues of immigration reform suggested by the United States Commission on Immigration Reform according to NumbersUSA (President Obama has an "F" grade). Hopefully, candidates with stronger immigration reform records will consider entering the 2012 presidential race. Immigration reform is a significant issue for those American citizens and legal immigrants who face unemployment in part as a result of an estimated 8,000,000 illegally present foreign nationals holding jobs in violation of current federal law while 22,000,000 legal workers cannot obtain any paid employment. Additionally, the USA imports over 100,000 "new hires" from abroad every month- despite our own high domestic unemployment rates. Politicians in Washington DC have apparently not awakened to this issue, but I think it will figure prominently at the ballot box in 2012 to the benefit of either immigration enforcement Republicans or third party candidates perhaps.
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