Mitt Romney has vowed to get back in the game by helping Republican governors get re-elected in 2013. (We presume Chris Christie will not be on Mitt's list.)
"We lost, but I'm not going away," Romney told a meeting of donors and campaign leaders on Friday. He explained that he's also planning to stump for GOP hopefuls during the 2014 midterms and the 2016 presidential blowout.
Mitt told the crowd that he had purposefully laid low since the election, since he didn't want his comment on something like the Fiscal Cliff to be used as a "wedge" between Boehner and Obama.
Bet he'll visit the Caymen's just to sayHi to his $'ss
American corporations are holding a lot of (their shareholders') cash "outside of the country." (But not really outside.) HOW much money are we talking about? Approximately $1.2 trillion as of last March. This is money these companies have made in international profits, owed to their shareholders or potentially used for investment in US jobs, facilities and equipment. But they won't bring the money back to the US because they would have to pay taxes if they did. Instead they are holding it "outside of the country" and pushing for "reform" -- meaning let them out of their tax bill. If this $1.2 trillion were repatriated and taxed at the full corporate tax rate of 35% this would bring an additional $420 billion to the treasury for We, the People to use to rebuild our infrastructure, etc. A variety of Bain funds in the Romneys’ portfolio have controlling stakes in foreign companies. Had those funds been set up in the United States, the Romneys and other American investors would probably have been subject to certain federal taxes for their ownership of “controlled foreign corporations.” Setting up the funds in the Caymans allowed them to avoid those taxes.
Romney, being he most conservative of the candidates left after the initial pogroms of he radical right, has the unique position in history of turning the GOP to it's future or its demise. the legacy he will leave pretty much rests on his decision in this matter...
I don't see that at all. Not only is Romney not the most conservative he's not the most liberal either. He was a moderate at best and a flip-flopper on every issue at worst. I think it's odd that republican governors would want help from a man who didn't just lose the presidential race but actually had zero chance of winning his governor's seat during a re-election. He knew he couldn't win so he didn't participate in it at all. There was no chance of Romney winning re-election so he tried to run for president and a lot of dopes bought into it. Oh well, as long as his help is in the form of cash I'm sure they'll be all for the help. I'd have to draw the line at the campaign machine he had operating. That thing was an unmitigated disaster.
I partially agree. He has to pander to the neocons/xitian fundies/tea partiers. He does not strike me as a member of any of those groups. I think he could help by at least kicking out the first and third groups and telling the xitians to shut the hell up for a few decades.
Romney has become the global poster child for a family of wealthy losers. Tagg is chomping at the bit for his turn but Romney wants to make sure the temperature is just right so that ha can lose really big!
After the 47% remark telling Americans what he actually thinks of them and him being bitter and a poor sport like a little kid I don't see much future him.Oh, wait a minute, I forgot, they are republicans, he will blend in just fine.
What was wrong with the 47% remark? The only problem with him saying it was he was correct. 47% of this country would never vote for a Republican...ever...no matter what. That is why he said. So I ask again, what is wrong with what he said?
@RobertJHarsh "Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax," Romney said, and that his role "is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
More than 16 million elderly and disabled Americans avoid federal income taxes because of tax breaks that apply only to seniors, Millions of others don't pay federal income taxes because they don't earn enough after deductions and exemptions, and you don't see whats wrong with that? His role "is not to worry about those people,really now, what planet are you from? Oh I forgot you are from planet GOP world, were they only worry about the rich and the corporations, and poor, disabled and elderly are left in the cold with no human rights and are thought of as as a burden on superior people like your self and King Mitt .
@RobertJHarsh Because it made him a thoughtless man who did not care for the citizens that fell into that 47%. An elected official represents ALL of his/her constituents not just those that voted for him/her.
Wouldn't it be great if Mitt decided to take another try at the White House? To be released in early 2016: "Mitt 2, on the Rocks!" If you thought the first installment was pathetic, in the second one Hillary mops the floor so bad with Mitt, an image of Jimmy Carter is imprinted permanently in his forehead!
if you truly believe that the total of those 47% that don't pay any taxes are only democratic voters, you really aren't up for serious debate on the issues of the day, are you? Sad that you are so easily manipulated by smooth talkers...
@woodtick57 wow! Did you say believing "smooth talkers"?! You've got to be kidding me !you have the "king" of smooth talkers, or smooth liars! There is no debating a liberal, they think they know what's best for all of us, and if you happen to have an opinion other than theirs, you're a stupid , redneck, racist , that hates poor people, you preach tolerance , but that don't apply if you go against the left ! Keep watching the "Obama news machine" to get you're facts !
@Fishbone345 so you're saying 47% that are getting a government check are from the south,well most of them,what difference does that make in the first place,and you're gonna tell me that most of them voted republican? I'm not talkin about the people who had a job and lost it, I'm talkin about the people who get a check just because they don't want to work
I guess once you have a taste of it, you find it hard to let go. It looks like making money doesn't put you in as interesting a circle as politics does. I think Manny Pacquiao has the same "addiction" if you will. He is a "King" in boxing and he can't let go of it. But he has so many other options, including politics where he is an inspiration to the people and has helped to clean up the image of congress. Check out this link: http://voices.yahoo.com/12-revealing-things-m...
I guess if Romney wants to enter the political ring full time, there is nothing wrong with that. But honestly, I wonder what new things he has to contribute to American politics? In the last elections he tried moving center to get more votes. But he doesn't understand American demographics the way Obama does. Also, I don't know why he wants to go back to the old ways of doing things when they aren't relevant in today's situation.
@PuroChorizo361 maybe she asked him, "if you don't win this will be the end of politics, right mitt?" And like most giys he said nothing, continuing to watch tv. She assumed he agreed. When he heard her make the comment he decided he was too stressed with the campaign to arge with the wife. If you're a guy you get this instantly. If you're a women you het it and it gets you mad cause your husband or byfriend has done tge same. If you don't get it you have never experianced the joy of a relationship...or you just drink or smoke weed to get through the relationship. Mitt had no such choice, as he is a moron... Err... Mormon
Yes he is a very good person indeed. On election night, I really begin to think that he had the election won and I feel there are some shady dealings in Ohio and Florida. After talking to a cousin of mine, he stated that he has a theory that "illegal ballots" cast. Romney was winning big then all of the sudden?????