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  • Caption this: Trump's dinner with Romney fuels social media caption contest

    11/30/2016 7:33:00 AM PST · by RummyChick · 44 replies
    cnbc ^ | 11/30 | whitten
    A dinner between President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney turned into a Twitter caption contest late Tuesday night. Trump met with Romney at the Jean-Georges restaurant in Manhattan amid speculation that the former Massachusetts governor could be selected as secretary of state. The pair was joined by Reince Priebus, Trump's top pick for chief of staff. Following the dinner Romney praised the president-elect, saying that he has "increasing hope" that Trump can lead the country to a "better future." Photos of the dinner surfaced on social media sites following the meeting, prompting users to post their own commentary about how...
  • Trump encouraged Conway to trash Romney on TV over the weekend

    11/28/2016 8:10:26 PM PST · by springwater13 · 128 replies
    Mr. Trump, in a statement emailed Monday evening by his spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, said: “Kellyanne came to me and asked whether or not she could go public with her thoughts on the matter. I encouraged her to do so. Most importantly she fully acknowledged there is only one person that makes the decision. She has always been a tremendous asset and that will continue.”
  • Conway: Trump backers feel 'betrayed' by Romney consideration

    11/27/2016 7:50:26 AM PST · by Emergencyawesome · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/27/2016 | Tom LoBianco
    One of President-elect Donald Trump's top advisers said Sunday that his loyal supporters across the country feel "betrayed" that he is considering one of his most vicious critics, Mitt Romney, for secretary of state. "I'm all for party unity, but I'm not sure we have to pay for that with secretary of state position," Kellyanne Conway, Trump's campaign manager, told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union." She added: "It's just breathtaking in scope and intensity the type of messages I've received from all over the country ... the number of people who feel betrayed to think that Gov....
  • Report: Trump team wants Romney to apologize

    11/25/2016 9:27:38 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/2016 | HARPER NEIDIG
    Fox News is reporting that Donald Trump’s transition team wants Mitt Romney to publicly apologize for railing against the president-elect during the campaign. A transition official told Fox’s Ed Henry that some in Trump’s inner circle want the former Massachusetts governor to apologize in order to be seriously considered for the secretary of State. Trump is reportedly considering whether to pick Romney or former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for the coveted cabinet position. Giuliani is the preferred choice of Trump’s loyalists and grassroots supporters, while Romney is a favorite of establishment conservatives. “It’s not about that I don’t...
  • Mitt Romney Is Preparing Apology to Trump - Is Very Interested in Secretary of State Job

    11/24/2016 3:33:16 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 248 replies
    TheGatewayPundit.com ^ | November 24,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Former Governor Romney was one of Donald Trump’s harshest critics during the election. He assisted his opponents and was essentially working to get Hillary Clinton elected. Donald Trump met with Mitt Romney in New Jersey last week. Sources said he was interviewing for the Secretary of State position with the Trump administration. Trump supporters HATE the idea. Now this… Transition Team sources told Ed Henry from FOX News that Mitt Romney is preparing a public apology. Mitt Romney is reportedly very interested in the Secretary of State job.
  • Newfound Friendship Between Donald Trump and Mitt Romney Just Business

    11/23/2016 7:29:42 AM PST · by Adriana Cohen · 48 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 23, 2016 | Adriana Cohen
    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/adriana_cohen/2016/11/cohen_newfound_friendship_between_mitt_romney_donald_trump
  • Pence: Romney under 'active consideration' for secretary of State

    11/20/2016 6:57:00 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 122 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 11/20/16 09:24 AM EST | BY REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Sunday that Mitt Romney is under "active consideration" to serve as secretary of State in a Donald Trump administration. "The president-elect was very grateful that the Gov. Mitt Romney came out," Pence said on "Fox News Sunday." "They had a good meeting. It was a warm and a substantive exchange." Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, met with Trump on Saturday to discuss foreign policy. Pence said he and members of the Trump team spent about an hour with Romney. He said the team talked through substantive issues.
  • Deutsch: Someone ‘Very High Up’ in Trump Circle Says Prospect of Romney as SecState ‘Very Real’

    11/18/2016 4:46:24 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 153 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Say what you will about Donny Deutsch, but the man-about-Manhattan and the Hamptons moves in the Trump social circle and is well-connected there. So attention must be paid to Deutsch’s declaration on today’s With All Due Respect. Asked by Mark Halperin whether the talk about Romney being considered for Secretary of State is “real, whether Romney might end up with the job,” Deutsch responded: “somebody very, very, very high up in the inner [Trump] circle yesterday told me it was very, very real,” and that this person was “very excited about it.” View the video here.
  • Whoa: Mitt Romney to meet with Trump about possible cabinet position

    11/17/2016 11:31:30 AM PST · by lafroste · 92 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/17/16 | Allahpundit
    Reaaaaaaaally smart move by Trump. Although I wonder how much trouble he might be having in staffing up if he’s reaching out to Trumpers’ least favorite Republican for a job. Could be that this is just symbolic outreach to his critics in the GOP, as today’s meeting with Nikki Haley probably is, and nothing more will come of it. Even if so, that’s smart. Building goodwill among traditional Republicans will buy him a unified party for awhile and keep his critics on the right quieter for longer than they otherwise might have been. And it’s a shrewd way of signaling...
  • Whoa: Mitt Romney to meet with Trump about possible cabinet position

    11/17/2016 12:02:23 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 98 replies
    Reaaaaaaaally smart move by Trump. Although I wonder how much trouble he might be having in staffing up if he’s reaching out to Trumpers’ least favorite Republican for a job. NEWS from @PrestonCNN –Trump meeting with Mitt Romney this weekend to discuss governing and possible Cabinet post #2016 — Deirdre Walsh (@deirdrewalshcnn) November 17, 2016 Could be that this is just symbolic outreach to his critics in the GOP, as today’s meeting with Nikki Haley probably is, and nothing more will come of it. Even if so, that’s smart. Building goodwill among traditional Republicans will buy him a unified party...
  • Hal Boyd: Gary Johnson says Mitt Romney would be 'guaranteed' a spot in his administration

    08/22/2016 7:40:28 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    On Friday, former Gov. Gary Johnson offered a guarantee. “If Mitt Romney wants to be a part of the administration, that would be a guarantee.” The comments came at Friday’s joint Deseret News-KSL editorial board meeting with Johnson and Bill Weld. I asked Johnson what role, if any, Romney might play in a Johnson-Weld administration. Although the Libertarian nominee seemed to doubt whether Romney would really be interested, he said the former Republican presidential nominee would be free to, in essence, choose his own adventure. “I think [the position] would be for Mitt Romney to decide … and I say...
  • Former Romney official endorses Clinton

    08/19/2016 8:48:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 82 replies
    One of Mitt Romney’s original national finance committee chairs says he is voting for Hillary Clinton rather than Donald Trump. “I have decided to endorse and support Hillary Clinton for president, even though everybody else I will vote for this November will be a real Republican,” David Nierenberg wrote in a Friday op-ed for CNBC. “Hillary Clinton knows her stuff,” he added of the Democratic presidential nominee. "She is emotionally mature and centered. She respects and enjoys working with people from all backgrounds. “She has the diplomatic skills needed to break the gridlock in Washington and lead our country well....
  • Mitt Romney was once head of ‘Never Trump,’ but now he’s weighing in on a Trump ‘win’

    07/30/2016 11:10:43 AM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 97 replies
    BPR Biz Pac Review ^ | July 30, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Although he withheld his support from Donald Trump throughout the primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney admitted Trump could win the Nov. 8 general election and become the 45th U.S. president. “You have to give Donald Trump credit, he was able to bring a rhetoric and a style that he had perfected over his career to the political sphere and connect with people and become the nominee. Despite the fact that I and a lot of other people thought he would not be an ideal nominee, he is. At this stage, it’s rougher going, but I can’t predict what’s gonna...
  • Mitt Romney Says He May Vote For His Wife Instead Of Donald Trump

    06/30/2016 7:13:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 99 replies
    Mitt Romney still can’t see himself voting for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. However, he can’t bring himself to vote for the Democratic counterpart, Hillary Clinton, either. But the 2012 GOP nominee has a solution: putting his own wife’s name on the ballot. “It’s a matter of personal conscience,” Romney told CBS News’ John Dickerson Wednesday at the Aspen Ideas Festival. “I can’t vote for either of those two people.” Romney explained that he simply cannot get behind Trump’s divisive character. “Our nominee is saying, ‘Hey look it’s these people here. It’s these Mexicans coming across the border... it’s...
  • Romney: Future of GOP is 'breaking my heart'

    06/11/2016 2:41:12 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 202 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 11, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Mitt Romney blasted the Republican Party on Saturday for not doing more to stop presumptive nominee Donald Trump, saying that the prospects for the party are bleak. During a discussion in Park City, Utah, where Romney is hosting his annual conservative summit, the 2012 presidential nominee singled out Trump’s former rivals Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio), the last two candidates to drop out of the race against Trump. "Ted Cruz was basically praising Donald Trump through the whole process," Romney told discussion host and CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. And Kasich “was in well after the time...
  • Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden

    05/16/2016 6:07:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 5/15/2016 | John T. Bennett
    Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden The Daily Briefing By John T. Bennett CQ-Roll Call • Sunday May 15, 2016 8:53 PM Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner share a moment as they take the stage for the University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony. Both were on hand Sunday to receive the Laetare Medal. Out with Hillary Clinton. In with Vice President Joe Biden. At least that’s what former House Speaker John A. Boehner thinks could happen should federal prosecutors opt to slap criminal charges on the former secretary of state over...
  • Dr. Seuss rips Mitt Romney on Twitter

    05/11/2016 8:08:00 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 45 replies
    dfu via twitter ^ | 5-11-16 | DFU
  • Mitt Romney's popularity among Republicans has plummeted

    03/29/2016 12:15:53 PM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 29, 2016 | Eric Levenson
    Mitt Romney's reemergence this election cycle as a harsh critic of Donald Trump has been crippling for his favorability among Republican voters, a new poll shows. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, is seen as favorable by just 28 percent of Republican primary voters, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday. A startling 62 percent of Republican primary voters view him unfavorably, the poll found, and 10 percent said they were not sure. That net favorability of minus-34 percentage points is a dramatic drop from polling conducted prior to 2016. In January 2015, for example, Romney was seen...
  • About That Anti Trump "War on Women" Ad, The People Behind it.

    03/15/2016 10:52:59 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 47 replies
    The Anti Trump "War on Women" ad, being given tons of free air time by all the cable news channels, is from "Our Principles Pac", a Pac tied to Mitt Romney, and funded primarily by Marlene Ricketts. Marlene Ricketts is the owner of the Chicago Cubs, and mother of the current Nebraska Governor, Pete Ricketts. Her Husband, Joe Ricketts, is the founder of TD Ameritrade. http://www.inquisitr.com/2817315/marlene-ricketts-mystery-anti-donald-trump-donor-revealed-as-chicago-cubs-owner/ https://ballotpedia.org/Our_Principles_PAC
  • When it comes to dumping Trump, Mitt's not too swift

    03/15/2016 5:25:50 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 8 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 3/15 | peter lucas
    Oh, for the good old days when you could simply muscle a political rival out of the way, the way Mitt Romney did when he ran for Massachusetts governor in 2002. But this time around, it is Donald Trump he is facing and not Jane Swift. Remember Jane Swift? She was the 36-year-old lieutenant governor, a fellow Republican, who became acting governor in 2001 when incumbent Gov. Paul Cellucci resigned to become U.S. ambassador to Canada