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  • Trump invites Romney back for follow-up interview

    11/28/2016 12:48:41 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 121 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11-28-2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    President-elect Trump will hold a second meeting with Mitt Romney this week to discuss the position of secretary of state, much to the chagrin of some in his circle who have said Romney is undeserving of the top diplomatic post.
  • Morning Joe: Trump ‘Furious’ at Kellyanne Conway Going ‘Rogue’ With Romney Criticism

    11/28/2016 6:02:03 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 121 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When I suggested yesterday that Kellyanne Conway was being “less than loyal” to Donald Trump by sharply criticizing Mitt Romney on the Sunday shows, some readers took issue, surmising that Trump himself had encouraged Conway’s attacks. But today’s Morning Joe reported as Breaking News that two sources at the top of the transition say that Trump is “furious” at Conway for her comments, notably her suggestion that Trump had “betrayed” his supporters by considering Romney for Secretary of State. The sources described Conway as having gone “rogue.” Scarborough read a response from Conway in which she called the comments “sexist”...
  • Republicans Divided Between Romney and Giuliani for Secretary of State

    11/24/2016 7:30:25 PM PST · by Innovative · 84 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov. 24, 2016 | JEREMY W. PETERS and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rival factions of Republicans are locked in an increasingly caustic and public battle to influence President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice for secretary of state, leaving a prominent hole in an otherwise quickly formed national security team that is unlikely to be filled until next week at the earliest. The debate inside Mr. Trump’s wide circle of formal and informal advisers — pitting supporters of one leading contender, Mitt Romney, against those of another, Rudolph W. Giuliani — has led to the kind of dramatic airing of differences that characterized Mr. Trump’s unconventional and often squabbling campaign team. And it traces...
  • 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.
  • My Plea Against Mitt Romney Appointment

    11/23/2016 10:00:50 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 41 replies
    To Trump Transition team: Please do not appoint Mitt Romney as Secretary of State. He is the epitome of the "swamp" Trump centered much of his campaign on draining. He is a flip-flopping, dishonest, coward of a man - representative of everything wrong with politics today and unreflective of America's highest ideals during a time we need to be of utmost moral uprightness before the watching world. Romney holds to a foreign policy worldview hostile to America's best interests. At the most crucial points in Trump s campaign, Romney used his power to drive a wedge through the party and...
  • 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
  • Wall Street Journal: Mitt Romney Leads Donald Trump’s Picks for Secretary of State

    11/22/2016 1:49:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/22/2016 | By MICHAEL C. BENDER and DAMIAN PALETTA
    President-elect leans toward the former governor but advisers’ tug of war delays decision President-elect Donald Trump is leaning toward asking former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to be his secretary of state, according to people familiar with the deliberations. The next U.S. president is also likely to name retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as His Secretary of Defense and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is his leading candidate for Ambassador to the United Nations.
  • Mike Pence confirms: Romney under ‘active & serious consideration’ for Secretary of State

    11/21/2016 10:43:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/21/16 | Robert Laurie
    Hmmmmmm....enemies close? Obviously, most political observers have heard the rumor that Mitt Romney was in the running to become President Donald Trump’s Secretary of State. Until yesterday, however, it was just that - a rumor. There were stories about meetings, deals, and discussions, but nothing concrete. Then, Vice President-elect Mike Pence appeared on “Face the Nation.” It’s a “rumor” no more.
  • 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.
  • Romney and Trump to discuss secretary of state position, NBC source says

    11/17/2016 12:24:43 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 113 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 17, 2016 | Antonio José Vielma
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will meet with Donald Trump this weekend to discuss the secretary of state position, a source close to the president-elect with direct knowledge of his thinking told NBC News....
  • Election Day’s biggest losers #5: - the #NeverTrump ‘movement’

    11/11/2016 3:55:06 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/11/16 | Robert Laurie
    King Mittens is dunzo Yesterday, I ran through a list of Election Day’s biggest winners. Today, we’re going in the opposite direction. I’ll be counting down five of 2016’s biggest losers, and we’ll have some thoughts about their relevance (or more likely irrelevance) going forward. First up, at #5, we have the so-caller #NeverTrump movement.
  • First Stage of Grief — Denial: La Raza Disputes Trump’s Latino Support

    11/10/2016 3:35:41 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 10, 2016 | Caroline May
    The National Council of La Raza says there is no way more Latino voters supported Donald Trump than supported former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012. According to exit poll data, Trump received 29 percent of the Latino vote, compared to the 27 percent Romney received in 2012. While Trump lost the Latino vote Tuesday night, his 36 percentage point margin of defeat among Latinos was also smaller than Romney’s 44 percentage point loss to Barack Obama. La Raza, however, says that exit poll data is incorrect. ...more...
  • FNC’s Juan Williams Attacks Pro-Trump Cuban-American Voters — ‘Not Comfortable With a Woman [tr]

    11/10/2016 11:58:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 10, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” co-panelists Kimberly Guilfoyle and Juan Williams reacted to the minorities, particularly in the state of Florida, that had voted for President-elect Donald Trump in Tuesday’s election. Guilfoyle noted out Trump had outperformed these voter compared then-GOP presidential nominee former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) in the 2012 presidential, to which Williams suggested it might have something to do with those voters being “not comfortable with a woman as a leader.”
  • Trump won because college-educated Americans are out of touch

    11/10/2016 11:22:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 9, 2016 | Charles Camosy
    As the reality of President-elect Donald Trump settled in very early Wednesday morning, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes summed up an explanation common to many on the left: The Republican nominee pulled ahead thanks to old-fashioned American racism. But the attempt to make Trump’s victory about racism appears to be at odds with what actually happened on Election Day. Consider the following facts. Twenty-nine percent of Latinos voted for Trump, per exit polls. Remarkably, despite the near-ubiquitous narrative that Trump would have deep problems with this demographic given his comments and position on immigration, this was a higher percentage of those who...
  • D.C. Republicans ready 'Trump dumpster fire' celebration

    11/09/2016 12:24:11 AM PST · by kevcol · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 8, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Washington's #NeverTrump Republicans have set an Election Day victory party to cheer the GOP nominee's defeat, they hope. In a Facebook post, the group said it would meet at Lincoln, about four blocks from the White House. . . .Please join your fellow #NeverTrump Republicans (and some friends from across the aisle) on election night to celebrate the end of this historically-awful campaign season and the electoral repudiation of Donald Trump and all he represents.
  • Donald Trump will lose after failing to follow Mitt Romney - Expert [LOL alert]

    11/07/2016 7:54:59 AM PST · by kevcol · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 7, 2016 | David Reid
    James Boys, senior US policy expert and associate professor of international political studies at Richmond University, told CNBC Monday that Trump is not waging a campaign that can win the election. "If you put in someone who could reach out to Hispanics, to women, to the African American community and build on what Mitt Romney had done four years ago, maybe. "But when you see him do the exact opposite, it is impossible to see how he can win this," he said.
  • Behind the “Mormon mafia” feud: Evan McMullin’s anti-Trump candidacy splits Republicans [tr]

    11/01/2016 8:55:07 AM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Salon ^ | November 1, 2016 | Matthew Sheffield
    That said, among his fellow Mormons, there appears to be a lot of interest in the former Republican congressional staffer’s candidacy. In a Utah survey released over the weekend by the Salt Lake Tribune, McMullin trailed Republican nominee Donald Trump by just 2 percent, within the poll’s margin of error. . . . McMullin has also polled in the low double-digits in neighboring Idaho, ahead of Johnson’s 4 percent. It’s even possible that his support could be higher than surveys are indicating, since many pollsters don’t include him in their questionnaires. All of this means that everything is going to...
  • Mitt Romney Often Wonders Why He Stayed Out of 2016 Presidential Race

    10/29/2016 9:09:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 96 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 26, 2016 | Margaret Chadbourn
    "I get asked on a regular basis, 'Boy, why aren't you running this year?' I ask myself that a lot too. But I did that once," Romney said. He made self-deprecating jokes about his loss to President Barack Obama in 2012, borrowing a line from Democrat Walter Mondale, who lost to Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election: "All my life I wanted to run for president in the worst way, and that's what I did." He laughed about how much fun he had running in the 2012 race, encouraging the audience at an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber...
  • Romney defends GOP from Trump's lewd remarks

    10/08/2016 6:33:45 PM PDT · by kevcol · 126 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 8, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    Mitt Romney said Saturday that he was "offended and dismayed" by the vulgar comments Donald Trump made about women in a leaked video Friday, and defended the Republican Party as as a group that loves "all the people in this country.".. "I want to express on the behalf of myself and my party how much we love all the people in this country, regardless of gender or ethnicity or religion — and I was offended and dismayed by what was said and done by Mr. Trump," Romney said.
  • GOODBYE GARY, GOODBYE MITT

    09/11/2016 8:16:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/11/16 | Jeff Crouere
    Americans have been subjected to enough nonsense from both Romney and Johnson. Both of them are failed presidential candidates who need to just shut up and go home Just one day after jealous 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney recommended that Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, be included in the debates, the idea has been exposed as patently ridiculous. On Thursday’s edition of the MSNBC program “Morning Joe” Johnson was asked “what about Aleppo?” Incredibly, the candidate who is auditioning to be Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America, responded, “and what is Aleppo?” His ignorance of the...
  • Romney, McCain, Bush, other major Republicans Set to Endorse Libertarian Gary Johnson for President

    08/06/2016 4:23:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 180 replies
    The Santa Monica Observer ^ | August 6, 2016 | Stan Greene
    Mitt Romney, George Bush 41 and George Bush 43, as well as other mainstream Republican party figures, are set to endorse Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson next week, say sources within the "Never Trump" movement and other disaffected Republicans. Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico, is known for having balanced the budget during his 8 year tenure. The Libertarian's Vice presidential running mate is also a former Republican governor, William Weld of Massachusetts.
  • Gary Johnson and Bill Weld: Yes, we’ve spoken to Mitt Romney and he’s considering an endorsement

    07/28/2016 2:13:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 28, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via Red State, Romney already said he’d take a look at Johnson in an interview with CNN last month (excerpted in the clip below) but that was hypothetical and qualified by concerns over libertarian support for legal weed. Johnson and Weld are telling you now that things are in motion. Does Romney have anything to lose at this point by going the whole nine yards and endorsing a third-party candidate? He’s already gone eight yards in refusing to back Trump, and he saw what sort of reception Ted Cruz got for the lesser offense of politely avoiding an endorsement. Any...
  • Mitt Romney is thinking about endorsing Gary Johnson and Bill Weld

    07/28/2016 2:18:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 82 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 28, 2016 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is thinking about supporting the Libertarian presidential ticket this year. Well, at least, that’s what the Libertarian ticket says. In a interview Thursday afternoon with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, former Govs. Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, of New Mexico and Massachusetts, respectively, said they have had spoken with Romney and he was “considering the possibility” of endorsing the two of them.
  • VANITY: Where were these NeverTumps protesting the process when Mitt was around?

    07/19/2016 7:26:15 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 11 replies
    Why weren't these people specifically trying to muck up the system and going on liberal cable shows protesting their distaste for Mitt when clearly there was a NeverMitt in the form of Not Mitt groups of primary voters dissatisfied with Romney as the ultimate choice? Something doesn't add up about all of this! If there ever was a time to declare 'free the delegates' then 2012 would have been it for these people
  • Where's Mitt Romney on Hillary being let off the hook by the FBI? Vanity

    07/06/2016 5:35:16 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 28 replies
    He hasn't updated his Twitter account in 2 days. He hasn't said anything about the Democrat's nominee getting away with this, but he's attacked Trump throughout this campaign. It's unfortunate that he was our candidate in a very winnable election. The Republican Establishment caused the Trump movement. https://twitter.com/MittRomney?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
  • 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 Says Family Still Wants Him To Run; Guess What's Holding Him Up From Jumping In

    06/30/2016 6:22:52 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 57 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-30-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Mitt Romney? With his money, he should open a new retirement home and just look the window and count the birds flying by. He has nothing to offer but his memoirs on how he ruined many businesses. The real character of those we thought were men of honor and integrity has been revealed. How easily they make promises when convenient and then break their pledge when they find the giving inconvenient. Such is the establishment. From The Hill: Mitt Romney said on Wednesday that his family wanted him to get in the presidential race early on — and that at...
  • Former Romney Adviser on Trump Alternative: ‘Until Donald Trump Has the Nomination…All Things Are..

    06/24/2016 8:04:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies
    ABC ^ | Jun 24, 2016 | NOAH FITZGEREL
    Former Romney Adviser on Trump Alternative: ‘Until Donald Trump Has the Nomination…All Things Are Possible’ By NOAH FITZGEREL Jun 24, 2016, 5:01 AM ET There remain deep rumblings inside the establishment of the Republican Party about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. This week’s episode of ABC’s "Powerhouse Politics" podcast paints a picture in which the Republican National Committee may focus its efforts on down-ticket races to hedge the risk of losing the White House in November to presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, leaving a Trump operation with little infrastructure of its own scrambling to catch up. Noting the frustration...
  • Brad Thor Announces Candidacy for President as Third Party Option (Stabby the Clown show continues)

    06/24/2016 7:07:45 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 69 replies
    GlennBeck.com ^ | June 23,2016 | Ted
    Brad Thor dropped a major bomb-shell on Glenn’s radio program Thursday, saying he’s committed to running for president of the United States. Glenn introduced his friend by reminding listeners about the author’s courage in the face of controversy. “I believe Brad is one of the most courageous people out there. Because — he is in business. You’re selling a book. And what you said — I shouldn’t say what you said — because what you said was not controversial,” Glenn said. Some may recall the flak Glenn received following Thor’s fiery remarks about Donald Trump in his previous interview on...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Has a Nine-Point Lead on Hillary Clinton in Utah

    06/21/2016 12:39:38 PM PDT · by orchestra · 43 replies
    Utah Policy Poll ^ | 6/21/2016 | Bryan Schott
    Utah is certainly not turning out to be friendly territory for Donald Trump. A new UtahPolicy.com survey gives the presumptive GOP nominee a 9-point lead over Democratic foe Hillary Clinton. The survey, conducted by Dan Jones & Associates, finds Trump with 36% of the vote in Utah. Clinton would get 27%. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson has 10%, while Green Party nominee Jill Stein pulls in 2%. 18% said they would prefer another candidate while 2% were undecided. Trump's share of the vote is virtually unchanged from a recent Salt Lake Tribune poll that showed Trump and Clinton tied at...
  • CNN/ORC Poll: Clinton Leads Trump by 5 Points

    06/21/2016 9:38:03 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 40 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Brian Freeman
    Democrat Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump 47 percent to 42 percent in a new CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday. When voters are given a choice of a four-way race, Clinton's advantage over Trump narrows to 42 percent to 38 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson receiving 9 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein 7 percent.
  • First on CNN: Priebus probes state GOP leaders over anti-Trump push

    06/19/2016 8:22:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | June 17, 2016 | Sara Murray, CNN
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been quietly having conversations with state party leaders to discuss the latest push by convention delegates to nominate anyone other than Donald Trump. Priebus has spoken with GOP party chairmen in multiple states in recent days in part to get a better sense of how large the anti-Trump faction is among their convention delegations, according to two people familiar with the conversations. While Priebus has made clear in these conversations that he is not spearheading the latest push for a coup, his involvement sends a signal that the RNC is taking this effort...
  • Priebus chooses Romney ally to chair convention rules committee

    06/18/2016 7:43:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 125 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 18, 2016 | Rick Moran
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus tapped former congressman Enid Mickelsen to chair the all-important rules committee during the convention. Just two weeks ago, Enid had this to say about the presidential race: Ryan Struyk @ryanstruyk Enid Mickelsen just named chair of GOP convention rules panel. Here's what she told Salt Lake Tribune two weeks ago. She has also spoken approvingly of the idea that the rules could be changed to allow delegates to vote for someone other than a candidate they are bound to by result of primary or caucus. It's unkown if Trump was consulted about the choice.
  • Former GOP senator endorses Clinton after Orlando shooting

    06/13/2016 3:32:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    A former Republican senator is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president after the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., citing her support for gun control. Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-S.D.) called for universal background checks on all gun sales and an assault weapons ban Monday in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. “I can’t believe I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, but I am,” said Pressler, who spoke with The Hill on Monday after endorsing Clinton in a statement issued over the weekend. “This morning, I woke up and told my wife, ‘Did I really do that?’” he...
  • The nonsense that is Mitt Romney’s ‘trickle-down racism’ charge against Trump

    06/14/2016 8:30:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/16 | Herman Cain
    Let's talk about what racism really is, and why this guy's charge is so completely absurd. Mitt Romney’s latest attempt to discourage people from supporting Donald Trump is to say he will inspire “trickle-down racism.” It’s a catchy soundbite, but it’s not true. And! I didn’t want to do this, but now I feel compelled to illustrate what racism is and is not. This nation has come a long way since the Emancipation Proclamation took effect on January 1, 1863. That was 100 years before I graduated from high school (2nd in my class by the way). I was not...
  • Paul Manafort: Romney Is A Sore Loser and a ‘Coward’

    06/12/2016 4:40:42 PM PDT · by orchestra · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/12/2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” the campaign chair for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump Paul Manafort said former 2012 GOP presidential candidate and former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney was a “coward” for attacking Trump and the other Republican who ran for president because he chose to not run.
  • Romney Almost Brought To Tears By Clinton And Trump - It's 'Breaking My Heart'

    06/12/2016 8:55:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 12, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney can't bring himself to bear with the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump saying Saturday that the choices are breaking his heart. "Either choice is destructive," Romney said ... [Snip] The former Massachusetts governor has come out strongly against Trump. In an interview Friday, Romney said: "I don't want to see a president of the United States saying things which change the character of the generations of Americans that are following. Presidents have an impact on the nature of our nation, and trickle-down racism, trickle-down bigotry, trickle-down misogyny, all these things are extraordinarily...
  • Romney rips 2016 also-rans for losing to Trump

    06/11/2016 1:33:35 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 148 replies
    Politico ^ | June 11, 2016 | By Alex Isenstadt
    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 year’s 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" —...
  • Anti-Trump GOP hysteria over imaginary Trump ‘enemies list’

    06/12/2016 6:58:31 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 12, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The panty-wadding on the part of anti-Trump Republicans is reaching comic proportions. The latest example involves a fantasy based on a third-hand report. It all began when sportscaster Robert Costa gave a friend-of-a-friend third hand account in a tweet of something Donald Trump supposedly had said, off the record
  • Report: Romney in Tears over Trump Nomination

    06/12/2016 4:24:44 AM PDT · by dennisw · 80 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/11/romneycriesovertrumpnomination/ | 11 Jun 2016 | breitbart
    Cry me a river. Failed 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was reportedly in tears when he told attendees of his Summit, which has been described as a “safe space” for the “Never Trump” smart set, that seeing Trump as the Republican nomination was breaking his heart. One wonders if Romney is really sad that Trump’s candidacy has resonated with working Americans more than his inflexible and robotic campaign ever did. Romney also reportedly ripped Ted Cruz and John Kasich for not taking on Trump harsh enough from the outset. But where was “tough guy” Romney when Trump was rising...
  • GOP wonders: Is there a future with Trump? (behind the scenes at Romney conference)

    06/12/2016 4:33:45 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    Donald Trump can be an effective president, and he’s going to win with you or without you, Republican Chairman Reince Priebus told several hundred of the party’s top donors and strategists Saturday. Trump is setting a dangerous example for Americans by promoting “trickle-down racism,” and the party must look beyond this presidential election to find its future, the 2012 nominee Mitt Romney told the same group later that morning. Delivered within moments of each other at Romney’s annual business and politics summit at a five-star ski resort, those opposite messages were enough to cause whiplash. That’s a hazard of being...
  • Furious GOP donors stew over Trump (Romney's losers)

    06/11/2016 5:22:02 PM PDT · by McGruff · 86 replies
    POLITCO ^ | June 11, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    On Friday afternoon, at an exclusive Republican donor retreat here hosted by Mitt Romney, frustration boiled over. During an off-the-record question-and-answer session with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Meg Whitman, the billionaire Hewlett Packard chief executive officer, confronted the speaker over his endorsement of Trump. Whitman, a major GOP giver who ran for California governor in 2010, compared Trump to historical demagogues like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini and wanted to know how the speaker could get behind him. At another discussion session during the day, which featured top Romney alumni Stuart Stevens and Matt Rhoades, Ana Navarro, a Republican contributor...
  • 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...
  • Donald Trump Responds to Mitt Romney: ‘Had His Chance,’ ‘Choked Like a Dog’

    06/11/2016 12:22:36 PM PDT · by orchestra · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/11/2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump responded to the most recent attack from 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney on Saturday morning on Twitter, saying Romney calling Trump racist is untrue.
  • Romney says Trump will change America with 'trickle-down racism'

    06/10/2016 3:51:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 159 replies
    CNN ^ | June 10, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Park City, Utah (CNN) — Mitt Romney suggested Friday that Donald Trump's election could legitimize racism and misogyny, ushering in a change in the moral fabric of American society. The 2012 Republican nominee, who has openly opposed Trump's candidacy, went further than he has before in outlining to CNN's Wolf Blitzer how the country's character would suffer in a Trump White House. Trump's rhetoric has caused even some other Republicans to label him a racist, and Romney said he would not be able to paper over his incendiary remarks. "I don't want to see trickle-down racism" Romney said in an...
  • Conservative magazine begs Romney to run for president

    06/08/2016 11:57:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | June 8, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    The Weekly Standard published “An Open Letter to Mitt Romney” on Tuesday night, begging the former Republican presidential nominee to launch a third-party bid. “[T]hese are extraordinary times, and your nation still has need of your service. I respectfully implore you to run for president as an independent candidate in 2016,” Jay Cost wrote. Cost slams presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s “Nixonian paranoia” of “enemies” and calls her Republican counterpart, Donald Trump, “a sympathizer with the nativist ‘alt-right.’ ” “They do not see Americans as Americans,” the letter continues. “They see each of us as potential allies or foes,...
  • List of Republicans planning to skip Cleveland convention

    05/30/2016 12:59:00 PM PDT · by Salman · 139 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Fox
    The following is a list of prominent Republicans who say they’re not planning to attend the Republican National Convention -- based on responses from their offices and previously published reports: Former President George W. Bush Former President George H.W. Bush 2008 Republican presidential nominee and Arizona Sen. John McCain 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Kansas Sen....
  • It’s time to just say it. I’m getting about sick of Mitt Romney.

    05/28/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Yikes. I’m probably as surprised as anyone else to hear myself saying it, but the producers might want to start cranking up the music and offer a subtle hint to Mitt Romney that it’s time to get off the stage. We’re busy getting ready for the convention in Cleveland and the pieces are pretty much set up on the board, yet it seems that the winner of the 2012 GOP primary can’t bring himself to step back and let somebody else get on message. This pattern of behavior was on display yet again this week when Mitt let everyone know...
  • Gingrich: Romney’s anti-Trump efforts ‘pathetic’

    05/23/2016 3:39:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Newt Gingrich on Monday panned Mitt Romney’s campaign against Donald Trump as a weak effort that had not hurt the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee. “It’s pathetic,” he said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. "I don’t know what happened to Mitt, but it is weird; it is bizarre. Having a guy like that go berserk in public makes you wonder what his problems are." Romney has emerged as one of the biggest critics of Trump, and earier this year gave a speech that excorciated him. “Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud,” he said on March 3 at...
  • Win Or Lose, A Third Party Run Would Be Mitt Romney’s Greatest Legacy [NeverTrump]

    05/23/2016 10:08:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jamie Weinstein
    Mitt Romney may be the #NeverTrump movement’s last chance for a third party bid. Anti-Trump conservatives have so far been unsuccessful in recruiting a candidate to mount a third party run against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Gen. James Mattis said no thanks. Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said he is too busy raising his children to run for president. Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn said he is not interested.