(CNN) - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has a pick for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination: Mitt Romney.
The South Carolina Senator said Sunday in his mind, the leader of the pack is "the most electable conservative, whoever that is" but then said it's probably the former Massachusetts governor.
"Mitt Romney has got his problems as a candidate, but so does everyone else," Graham said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "But it's a changing environment. And the one thing you got to prove to the people of South Carolina, not only that you're conservative, but you can carry the day."
Romney, who lost the 2008 presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. John McCain, has yet to make an official announcement about his 2012 plans. He has spent the time since the midterm elections publicly commenting on President Obama's policies, including the tax deal and the New START.
Well, Romney is certainly the best flip flopper and liar, so I agree he will likely be the Republican nominee.
Mitt Romney would be best for the economy having been in business, but I do not trust him on health care. I voted for him in the primary in 2008 for the economy.
Best joke of the 2008 campaign: Then Senator Obama reading the Top Ten priorities of an Obama presidency on David Letterman's show. I forget which number, but one of them was "Appoint Mitt Romney Secretary of Lookin' Good."
Greedy Republicans who enjoy the benefits of a federally funded health insurance plan, will try to repeal the Health Care Plan for the rest of us.
Good luck suckers, we will all just go to the emergency room, and bust the total healthcare system. Who in the hell do you think you are? Republicans need to change the name of their party to the Marie Antonette Fascist Party. The French didn't eat cake and we won't just die quickily.
Mitts will never get past Romney Care which is essentially the same as Obama Care, next to John McCain he is the biggest flip flop out there and he has a pretty bad record for the way he runs a business that could haunt him in the primaries
Who cares who he chooses. Why don't they do a good job in congress then the people will see. They were reelected because of their campaign promises. Why don't they focus on that first.
The Republicans will never vote for Romney as their candidate – he is Mormon. After all the racial slurs they used last year against Obama, they will only nominate a WASP(white anglo saxon Protestant). He is the most qualified but boy could you scare those nut job tea party people with a Mormon. I have absolutely nothing against the Mormons I am simply stating a fact. Religions that are different scare narrow minded people or people with preconceived notions about people different from them – the tea party people.Now some one as wacky and unintelligant as Sarah Palin appeals to them because she knows what buttons to push(pals around with terrorists). I am sure she is hoping Romney will get the nomination so she can step in.
Romney is not electable in the Republican primary because Republicans will not be able to explain the fact that individual mandate, the idea that everyone must buy insurance, which formed the basis of the Massachusetts healthcare plan enacted by Romney in 2006, actually came from Republicans.
If you are a true blue Democrat you should switch your registered party to Republican and vote for Palin to be the Republican nominee. Its the only sure way Obama gets reelected.
Obama health care vs Romeny health care
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Romney doesn't have what it takes to succeed. Mitch Daniels is a dark horse, but has much better ideas.
Romney has a big problem it is not that easy to have a President in the United States he is Mormon, and he is a person that have comunication problem in the past election McCain that is a man very hard to understand defeated him. Mos American are very suspicious about Mormon sect it is not that easey to understand who are they what they stand for and people like me that was there and walked around the temple did not get any inside about if they are a religion or and instiution!
Mitt offers a swing back to the middle, and so what if he is fiscally tight while displaying his beliefs and social responsibilities?
America needs a Republican for their next president.....obama isn't and hasn't been the answer to what America needs to come back as a super power country......we need to elect someone with experience in business......and if not someone with a military background, how about a vice president with some. obama will be a one term president.
No surprises there, since Romney is the former governor of a same-sex marriage state.
What's wrong with Graham, I like him.
Republicans are in more trouble than you think if Romney is their guy. Michelle Obama can start ordering the new drapes and china.
Romney is the most business savvy of all the runners of both parties. I think he learned a lot about healthcare after experimenting himself. But the Republican party has become the tool of the far right, calling anyone who actual thinks and doesn't jump on partisan bandwagons a "RINO." It's the RINOs and Blue Dog Democrats who actually try to keep the country running and keep the U.S. in the global game. The far right just wants a theocracy and the far left wants to join the rest of the world in socialist dictatorship.