Want Mitt Romney for president? GOP hopefuls like Ben Carson and Donald Trump may be leading the polls at this time, but some Republicans are calling Romney a “new hope” for the 2016 election.
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Right now, the 2016 election polls have Donald Trump and Ben Carson running neck and neck. While jockeying for the front-runner position, the accusations against each other have turned nasty, with Trump even mocking Carson’s story about stabbing a friend when he was younger.
“He took a knife and he went after a friend,” Trump said, according to the New York Times. “He lunged — he lunged that knife into the stomach of his friend. But, lo and behold, it hit the belt. It hit the belt, and the knife broke. Give me a break…. How stupid are the people of Iowa? How stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap?”
The offensive against Carson even claimed that the retired neurosurgeon is not qualified to be president since Carson allegedly has a “pathological temper.”
“That’s a big problem, because you don’t cure that,” Trump insisted. “As an example child molesting. You don’t cure these people. You don’t cure a child molester. There’s no cure for it. Pathological, there’s no cure for that.”
If Donald Trump and Ben Carson’s polls were to ever drop off a cliff in the future, the Wall Street Journal has analyzed who might claim the lead.
“The Republican with the most balanced support across the party’s four sub-groups is [Marco] Rubio. The most polarizing? [Ted] Cruz. Some 68% of tea partiers say they are open to backing him, while just 30% of balance voters could. And former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul have lost the most ground since July, with Mr. Bush tumbling from the top of the heap to the middle of the pack and Mr. Paul losing steam even among his libertarian stalwarts.”
But, if a quasi-dark horse candidate is possible at this point, it’s the prospect of making Mitt Romney president even though he has repeatedly told everyone, “no,” in the past. The Washington Post is reporting that Republican Party “leaders and donors fear that nominating either [Trump or Carson] would have negative ramifications for the GOP ticket up and down the ballot, virtually ensuring a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency and increasing the odds that the Senate falls into Democratic hands.”
“The rest of the field is still wishing upon a star that Trump and Carson are going to self-destruct,” said Eric Fehrnstrom, a former adviser to Mitt Romney. “They have to be made to self-destruct.. . . Nothing has happened at this point to dislodge Trump or Carson.”
In the past, Romney supporter Kirk Jowers predicted that some Republicans would try to draft Romney for 2016.
“It’s all just talk now,” he said, according to the Deseret News. “But the perceived demise of a few of the more legitimate candidates and the continued rise of the more marginal candidates are making scenarios where it’s plausible the party could look to Romney to save it.”
This type of talk has been renewed and friends within the GOP are already strategizing how they might pick up delegates and gain entry into some of the last Republican debates. But it may be way too late. Romney also stated that he will “support the Republican nominee,” but at the time he did not think this person is “going to be Donald Trump.”
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