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Running for the [[February 2012 Election|nomination]] as the Republican candidate for president.
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Ran as the [[Republican Party|Republican]] candidate for President in the [[November 2012 Election]].
  
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Our overall impression of Mitt Romney is that he is a good and sincere person, but he has an underdeveloped respect for the [[Constitution of the United States of America]] and has poor political sense. Mitt Romney likes to play by the rules, which speaks well to his integrity, but it also makes him a strong supporter of the status quo. He is not a man to defy the GOP establishment, and we expect that he even avoids thinking critically about the GOP establishment.
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We think he would've made a good president, but not a great one. (Except maybe in comparison with the the horrible president that we actually got.)
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== 2016 ==
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2016 was a politically active year for Mitt Romney.
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=== Trump Anti-endorsement ===
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Mitt Romney made a big announcement of his anti-Trump position.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/04/us/politics/mitt-romney-speech.html?_r=0 "Transcript of Mitt Romney’s Speech on Donald Trump"], New York Times, 3 Mar 2016</ref>
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Donald Trump is very much antithetical to Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney's initial anti-Trump announcement rankled many feathers, including ours. Our general feeling was that, in Romney's naive bumbling way, he came off almost completely ineffective. His anti-endorsement may have helped sink Trump in Utah, but generally, we feel that endorsing "anybody-but Trump", instead of endorsing a specific candidate, Romney failed to address Trump's main advantage, which was a divided opposition. It felt like a rather pathetic, and frustrating, gesture, even if sincere. We feel that had Romney come out and endorsed the leading opposing candidate at the time, Ted Cruz, his opposition would have been much more effective.
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=== Gary Herbert Endorsement ===
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Mitt Romney endorsed [[Gary R. Herbert]] for Utah governor.<ref>Lisa Riley Roche, [https://www.ksl.com/?sid=40234197&nid=148&title=mitt-romney-endorses-gov-gary-herbert "Mitt Romney endorses Gov. Gary Herbert"], KSL, 16 Jun 2016</ref>
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Gary Herbert projects a very Romney-like image. It seems to be an persona that is very palatable to Mormon-dominated Utah. He is very status quo, and it is no surprise that Romney endorsed him, even if it is disappointing. We do not believe that Gary Herbert has the integrity we perceive in Romney.
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== External Resources ==
 
* [http://www.mittromney.com/s/mitt-romney-2012 Official campaign website]
 
* [http://www.mittromney.com/s/mitt-romney-2012 Official campaign website]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_Romney Wikipedia page]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_Romney Wikipedia page]
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== References ==
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Revision as of 17:01, 23 June 2016

Ran as the Republican candidate for President in the November 2012 Election.

Our overall impression of Mitt Romney is that he is a good and sincere person, but he has an underdeveloped respect for the Constitution of the United States of America and has poor political sense. Mitt Romney likes to play by the rules, which speaks well to his integrity, but it also makes him a strong supporter of the status quo. He is not a man to defy the GOP establishment, and we expect that he even avoids thinking critically about the GOP establishment.

We think he would've made a good president, but not a great one. (Except maybe in comparison with the the horrible president that we actually got.)

2016

2016 was a politically active year for Mitt Romney.

Trump Anti-endorsement

Mitt Romney made a big announcement of his anti-Trump position.[1]

Donald Trump is very much antithetical to Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney's initial anti-Trump announcement rankled many feathers, including ours. Our general feeling was that, in Romney's naive bumbling way, he came off almost completely ineffective. His anti-endorsement may have helped sink Trump in Utah, but generally, we feel that endorsing "anybody-but Trump", instead of endorsing a specific candidate, Romney failed to address Trump's main advantage, which was a divided opposition. It felt like a rather pathetic, and frustrating, gesture, even if sincere. We feel that had Romney come out and endorsed the leading opposing candidate at the time, Ted Cruz, his opposition would have been much more effective.

Gary Herbert Endorsement

Mitt Romney endorsed Gary R. Herbert for Utah governor.[2]

Gary Herbert projects a very Romney-like image. It seems to be an persona that is very palatable to Mormon-dominated Utah. He is very status quo, and it is no surprise that Romney endorsed him, even if it is disappointing. We do not believe that Gary Herbert has the integrity we perceive in Romney.

External Resources

References

  1. "Transcript of Mitt Romney’s Speech on Donald Trump", New York Times, 3 Mar 2016
  2. Lisa Riley Roche, "Mitt Romney endorses Gov. Gary Herbert", KSL, 16 Jun 2016