Skip to comments.Romney rips 2016 also-rans for losing to Trump
Posted on 06/11/2016 1:33:35 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
Mitt Romney laid into the large and rambunctious group of 2016 Republican candidates here on Saturday, arguing that they deserved a share of blame for the rise of Donald Trump.
During a question-and-answer session with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer before around 250 Republican donors gathered here for the Romney-hosted Experts and Enthusiasts summit, the former Massachusetts governor said this years group of primary candidates misplayed their hand. By spending months attacking each other and ignoring Trump, he argued, they made a severe tactical error that allowed Trump who Romney has criticized as a "con man" and a "fraud" to escape unharmed.
Their biggest failure was attacking each other and not the frontrunner, Romney said. Just politically, I thought that move was not right for them.
Romney reserved particular scorn for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who Romney endorsed late in the primary process. The Texas senator, he pointed out, spent extensive time during the campaign praising Trump. He also said Ohio Gov. Kasich had divided the anti-Trump vote by remaining in the race long after it had become clear he didnt have a realistic pathway to the nomination a message he said had relayed personally to the Ohio governor. And Romney chided Right to Rise, the $100 million-plus Jeb Bush super PAC that spent heavily to tear down Bush rivals other than Trump.
I thought it was an extremely large mistake on their part, he said of Right to Rise.
Romney, though, credited Trump with waging a politically savvy primary campaign. He played it extremely well, he said, noting that the New York businessman had tapped into a deep vein of voter frustration. It was a very effective strategy.
As he has on previous occasions, Romney warned that a Trump presidency could have disastrous repercussions for the country.
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Romney’s the biggest loser of therm all.
Romney got his feelings hurt.
So Milt is criticizing an Hispanic? Isn’t that racist?
Romney doesn’t support democracy. He wants to appoint a dictator.
I had some respect for Romney and Ryan in 2012 but that has been replaced by pure loathing for them both.
This idiot still doesn’t get it. Has nothing to do with the other candidates’ perceived strengths or weaknesses. Trump simply presented a winning formula that has been ignored by the GOPE since 1988.
Romney and his ilk are simply out of touch.
Well, I don’t know about losing to Trump - but losing to OBAMA???
Now THAT is a disgrace. Someone who could lose to Obama should never, ever have anything to say about anyone else, PERIOD.
Put Mitt in a dog cage and throw away the key. Feed him kibble and hose him down for stink at least once a month.
Their biggest failure was attacking each other and not the frontrunner, Romney said.
Willard have you forgotten ???
You taught them that...
what is this ???
Don’t do as I do, do as I say ???
you hypocritical pagan..
Funny how he seems to feel blameless, though he is one of the biggest to blame. He’s the one who should have beaten Obama had he had the balls to speak the truth about him like Trump is doing with Hillary. Instead, we ended up having a traitor for President for over 7 years, we got to see how the GOP gave Obama everything he wanted, thus the rise of Trump AND Cruz. The real movement is right now is not NeverTrump, but NeverGOPe. I truly don’t think the GOP has an inkling how angry the rank and file are about them. They will over time.
Pull your underwear over your head and trundle off into the sunset, Mitt.
You’re a loser and that will never change.
Romney shouldn’t be ripping anyone for losing-he threw away an election that was his to win, and left us in hell for 4 more years-someone needs to bring him some cheese to go with his whine...
Mitt....you lost to Trump too.
How ironic—A loser calling a bunch of other losers losers.
Excellent point.Cruz should demand an apology.
Myth is very afraid of Trump, probably has his magic panties over his head, and needs to go to his safe space now.
Bring back stocks and line Pennsylvania Avenue. Ryan can be put in the first one so We The People can express our disdain for the lying, self-serving, power-hungry, political hack that he is.
That's rich coming from a guy who treated his '12 opponent Hussein with kid gloves.
Romney doesn’t know how much I’ve ripped him for losing to obama. Between losing to Trump and losing to obama, giving obama a second 4 years was the WORST! he even had the best chance of winning and threw it away.. boy, he’s got a short memory!
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