Monday, September 8, 2014

Do You Think Any One Can Be President After Losing?

Since losing the 2012 election, Mitt Romney has made many comments on current politics, often saying "he'd do a better job as President". Even criticizing the job of a potential candidate like Hilary Clinton, though after that he affirmed that he's not running again. I think most people who have gotten their party's nomination and lost don't stand a chance. Except maybe something rare like when Al Gore lost in 2000 (though he declined to run in 2004) with the popular vote win and the fiasco with the Supreme Court and Florida.  The last person to be successful was Richard Nixon who originally lost to JFK. Though that didn't end out too well in his 2nd term. 

What do you think? Can a presidential hopeful have a legitimate second try and win?

16 comments:

Gloria Baker said...

Yes Adam Ithink is possible.
Here I know two presidents go twice times and win in the number 3!
The first was Salvador Allende in the 3 try.well the story you know finish bad.
And the last times was Sebastisn Pineira I think he win in his 3 try.
All depends how think the people in the moment!

stephen Hayes said...

It's possible, but not likely. The conservatives are currently calling the shots in the Republican Party and they never liked Romney in the first place.

Bob Bushell said...

Ha ha ha, not a chance!

Christine said...

anything's possible, the question is, will Hilary run and is it even good for her health?

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Of course yes!
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Cloudia said...

We do seem to be in uncharted turf, Adam. Republicans are SO crazy right now that ANYTHING can happen!

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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I guess anything's possible. It's entirely up to the people, and how they feel. Or are swayed.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Possible but unlikely

Pat Hatt said...

Doubt it will happen for him

Anonymous said...

nothing would surprise me at this point !!

Manzanita said...

Depends on if he completely sells out and with that large family, he'd have to.

Mark said...

I couldn't become president if I lost the first time but that's just because I would then have to initiate Operation Takeover and my new title, after my successful conquest of the Americas, would be Supreme Overlord.

Sakuranko said...

If he is enough charismatic the second time, of course.
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Debra She Who Seeks said...

Americans hate a loser. Case closed.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Anything is possible, I suppose.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I think it is possible. Especially in contemporary politics. I just hope it's not possible in Romney's case LOL