In fairness Romney is probably not fully involved at this point. The establishment Republicans are seeking desperately to find a candidate which keeps the current GOP power structure in place.
Christie was the original go to guy for the establishment. Then after the bridge scandal Christie was damaged goods and Jeb Bush coincidentally made a push for the establishment slot. Thing is, outside of Florida people don’t like the guy that much and many Americans are loathe to see another Clinton/Bush campaign.
Rand Paul has been stealing polls consistently. This scares the Beltway GOP consultants and lobbyists because Paul has been openly hostile to the big money, old GOP, same old same old, way of doing things. He is an independent thinker – a totally endangered animal in Washington, never mind in candidates for the presidency. A Rand presidency would seriously marginalize the big government part of the Republican Party and they cannot have that.
So lately the old school GOP has been floating another Romney campaign. That the guy lost because the libertarian/conservative coalition couldn’t really support the him in 2012 doesn’t seem to bother the operatives. Obama’s doing such a bad job America has GOT to vote Romney in. Even if he is up against Clinton.
If the presidential race comes down to Romney/Clinton we will have very little choice as Americans. We will again have a narrow band of political debate and America will yet again lose an opportunity to start turning things around.
In the attached article 171 voters were polled in Iowa. 171. Romney came in first with this group which consists of only who knows who. And to offer a little perspective on the quality of the “poll,” Mike Huckabee comes in second. Mike Huckabee. Boy things will go great if these two guys lead the way. The GOP might as well just concede to Clinton now and save us the annoying ads and wasted money.
In Wednesday’s survey of 170 likely caucus voters, 9 percent said they would vote for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, putting him in a distant second to Romney. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum both came in third at 6 percent, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul tied for fifth with 5 percent.
Ten percent of likely voters said they were undecided.
In a field survey that did not include Romney, Huckabee scored 13 percent of the vote and Christie 10 percent, with 17 percent of voters saying they were undecided.
This poll looks TOTALLY legit to me.