Mitt Romney for California Governor in 2010?

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Romney McCain and Whitman

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., center, flanked by adviser Meg Whitman, left, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaks at an economic roundtable, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, in New York.

Flap put 2 and 2 together in May and speculated that Mitt Romney purchasing a home in La Jolla was more of a political move than a real estate deal.

While John McCain BBQ’s today at the family ranch in Sedona, Arizona and hosts among others Mitt Romney, it is “LEAKED” that Mitt Romney has purchased a home in La Jolla, California.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has reached a deal to buy a home in Southern California.

The unsuccessful Republican presidential contender is closing at the end of the month on a property in La Jolla, just north of San Diego, Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom confirmed Saturday.

While California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is term-limited and must leave office after 2010, the spokesman denied any political positioning. Romney finance chairwoman Meg Whitman, the former chief executive of eBay, is also reported to be considering her own campaign for California governor.

“Gov. Romney has been looking at property on the West Coast because he has family in California, and because his wife, Ann, spends a good deal of time there riding horses,” Fehrnstrom said.

One of Romney’s five sons, Matt, lives outside San Diego, while son Josh lives in Salt Lake City.

Well, since that time Mitt Romney was NOT selected by John McCain as his Vice Presidential running mate and according to fellow Ventura County blogger and Sacramento Bureau Chief of the Ventura County Star, Timm Herdt, has turned his political sights to Sacramento.

Although a Romney spokesman said at the time the purchase was based mainly on the family’s desire to spend more time closer to their horses that are boarded in Ventura County, Cole speculated that the former governor of Massachusetts might be thinking of becoming the future governor of California.

The speculation is becoming more intense. Over the last week I’ve heard it raised in Sacramento and from someone in Ventura County. The latter source claims to trace the rumor to eavesdropping by someone who works for the Romney family in a nonpolitical capacity.

The California Republican Party continues in decline under the “FAILED” leadership of SOMETIMES Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold’s post-partisan leadership style and his criticism of California Conservatives has led to a party in disarray. Moreover, Schwarzenegger’s governance of California and particularly its economy has lead to wildly unbalanced budgets and economic malaise in the Golden State.

So, in comes Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts Governor with astounding achievements in the business world and with running the Winter Olympics (saving it from ruin).

What better way to rehabilitate your failed Presidential bid by running and holding another executive political position in the nation’s most populous state? Does Mitt Romney remember that President Ronald Reagan was the former Governor of California?

What are Mitt Romney’s prospects?

Flap thinks very good – at least for the GOP nomination.

Romney has the money to self-fund his own primary campaign, is far more conservative than his opposition, California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner and has statewide name recognition. Plus, Romney and his Mormon (LDS) supporters have been very active in the California Proposition 8 (Protect Traditional Marriage Constitutional amendment) working with conservative Catholics and Evangelical Christians who comprise a goodly number of GOP primary voters and volunteers.

Now, Mitt Romney could decide to avoid a confrontation with Poizner and run in a “WALK” against California Senator Barbara Boxer in 2010, but, Flap doubts it. Flap bets that Meg Whitman, Mitt Romney’s chief Presidential fundraiser and billionaire former head of e-Bay will run against Boxer. Romney and Whitman will tag team the Democrats in 2010.

How positive is Flap?

Bet the farm…….


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