CNN N.H. Insiders Survey: So what's the matter with Mitt?
January 10th, 2012
10:39 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN N.H. Insiders Survey: So what's the matter with Mitt?

Washington (CNN) - If Mitt Romney is able to follow up his razor-thin, first-place finish in the Iowa caucuses with a win in the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary on Tuesday, he'll be the first GOP presidential candidate to post back-to-back victories in those two states since Gerald R. Ford accomplished that feat in 1976.

Even though Romney is on the cusp of that achievement, so far he remains only a tepid favorite for the GOP presidential nomination in national polls of Republican voters and the CNN New Hampshire Insiders Survey. And many conservative party activists are actively engaged in trying to rally that party's base around an alternative to Romney.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    Mitt Romney is a salesman. No one trusts a fast talking salesman who smiles while words come out of his mouth.

    January 10, 2012 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  2. unsub

    Romney is not electable!

    January 10, 2012 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  3. CyberActivist

    Mitt is just another politician trying to gain entry into the White House so that he can do just like the rest of them, use the office for personal gain and to help his party..

    January 10, 2012 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  4. Larry L

    What's wrong with Mitt is too obvious. He is what's wrong with the Republican Party – cozy with the same fat-cats who nearly pushed America into a deep depression. He is Wall Street. His conservative beliefs are an act played to capture votes from right-wing social-conservatives. He'll hand-over Social Security to Wall Street because his buddies will create a whole new industry out of duping poor senior citizens with no investment experience. He'll try to convert Medicare and Medicaid into totally private programs because his Wall Street friends in the HMO and Insurance companies would then have the keys to the store – setting rates and deciding what services people can have based on profits rather than health. He is the very same Wall Street that sent our jobs offshore, closing American shops and putting workers in the bread line.

    January 10, 2012 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  5. Bill

    Other than the fact he is an unelectable, flip-flopping, arrogant clown, nothing.

    January 10, 2012 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  6. Marie MD

    There are not enough hours in a day what's wrong with the $250M flip flopper. Too rich tom look comfortable dressed down for starters! Sends American jobs over seas . . . . I'm going to lunch. Got bored typing just a couple of what's with . . . . . . ..

    January 10, 2012 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    He just doesn't motivate people. He has little or no charisma. At the moment, he is utilizing the only charisma he can get..........Christie's!

    January 10, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  8. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Gotta love how the Lame Street Media keeps playing up this bogus story. With many people in the race, the vote will be split, no big surprise. When Romney rolls up victories in NH, SC and FL, the vote will start rolling up in his column. These stories are just more leftwing media bias attempting to take swipes at Republican candidates and weaken them in the eyes of voters so their hand picked failing community organizer can gain an advantage.

    January 10, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  9. Annie, Atlanta

    From a personal standpoint what I see wrong with Mitt is the fact that he'll say whatever his audience wants to hear in order to get what he wants. And he comes off acting as if the Presidency is his birthright. It's rather off putting, but like I said, that's my personal opinion.

    January 10, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  10. Sandy

    Mitt Romney is a dishonest and immoral man! His business provided no products or services to consumers. All they did was make money by raiding corporations!

    January 10, 2012 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  11. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Sandy - Mitt Romney is a dishonest and immoral man! His business provided no products or services to consumers. All they did was make money by raiding corporations!
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    60% of the businesses they invested in were turned around and survived, keeping MANY people employed that otherwise might have been unemployed had the company folded. Yes, some companies fialed but they were on that path anyways. At least they tried to save them, and the jobs there represented. You might want to research a topic before spewing that garbage.

    January 10, 2012 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  12. Lynda/Minnesota

    I don't trust him. That I don't is his fault, not mine.

    January 10, 2012 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  13. diridi

    He will be the front runner by doom or gloom, but does not win in Election with Pres. Obama. Obama2012.

    January 10, 2012 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  14. GI Joe

    It's my turn, it's my turn, it's my turn, it's my turn. That's mostly what he says in debates.

    Since he's lost so many elections in the past, I believe he thinks it's his turn.

    It's my turn, it's my turn -– listen to him. He cuts people off as says "you had your turn, it's my turn".

    Sheeeeesh

    I despise the wealthy old sleaze bag.

    January 10, 2012 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  15. ILthinker

    Ron Paul's foreign policy is short-sighted – AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW!!
    While ideologically I like Paul's foreign policy, practically it is flawed as a sustained model. But why not give it a run for 4 years? Cut our spending, eliminate waste, scale down the military for national DEFENSE purposes, and dig ourselves out of this impending financial distaster! If we think that we can spend our way out of problems by flexing military muscle at every turn – we will bankrupt ourselves and erode our ability to provide a lasting global influence. I am perplexed that the media continues to ignore this candidate and maginalize his popularity – these polls should be sending a message!

    January 10, 2012 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |