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  • Kristol: Independent presidential bid 'still doable' for Romney, Sasse

    07/17/2016 11:59:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol made yet another plea Sunday for Mitt Romney or Sen. Ben Sasse to launch a third-party bid to challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. "Look what's happening to our country. Look at the two party nominees. An independent candidacy is still doable. Please. @MittRomney @BenSasse," Kristole tweeted on Sunday. Kristol has spearheaded the charge for an independent candidate to enter the race and has worked with conservatives seeking to deny Trump the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week. Kristol earlier this month encouraged Republican delegates to protest on the floor...
  • Millennials are the most bisexual generation of all time

    07/15/2016 11:48:58 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 85 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 2, 2016 | The Sun
    Bisexuality is booming, with the number of people who bed men and women more than doubling, a study says. Some 7.7 percent revealed they had bi romps in 2014, compared to 3.1 percent in 1990. The stats follow the openness of Brit model Cara Delevingne and other celebrities about their bisexuality. In the same period the percentage of men who reported having had sex with at least one man rose from 4.5 percent to 8.2 percent. And the number of women who said they had bedded at least one female leapt from 3.6 percent to 8.7 percent. Meanwhile, acceptance of...
  • Anti-Trump forces move to defy RNC, free delegates to vote their ‘conscience’

    07/13/2016 6:25:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 13, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin & Ralph Z. Hallow
    CLEVELAND — It is nearing time for the dump-Trump forces to put up or shut up, as they prepare for a final showdown this week on trying to free delegates to the Republican Convention to vote against presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. Party leaders, and a growing number of rank-and-file delegates, say the renegades’ effort is going nowhere: Mr. Trump has solidified his support, struck the right balance with the party’s platform and is in little danger of being ousted. “Now is the time to stand united as Republicans,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told delegates Wednesday as he kicked off...
  • GOP OFFICE HOLDERS: If Trump is Kicked Out, we walk too, and YOU WILL LOSE (vanity)

    07/12/2016 8:17:26 PM PDT · by BobL · 68 replies
    07/12/2016 | BobL (self)
    Given the rumors that are flying around about 'changing the rules' at the GOP convention so as to prevent Donald Trump from being the Republican nominee, I think some thought should be given to the potential collateral damage to the Republican Party's efforts in November. First, I'll state the obvious - if Trump is denied his position on the ballot in 2016, I simply will not vote for president - and I suspect that holds for many, probably a majority of Trump supporters. So Romney, Ryan, or whoever replaces him will simply have to find another pool of millions of...
  • GOP National Committeeman: Romney Heading Up ‘National Movement’ Against Trump

    07/12/2016 8:11:15 PM PDT · by maggief · 113 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 12, 2016 | Kerry Picket
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Republican National Committeeman from Oregon warned reporters Tuesday that 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney is attempting to foil Donald Trump’s nomination at the GOP convention next week. Solomon Yue, a member of the RNC’s Standing Rules Committee, made these remarks after the committee adjourned Tuesday afternoon. Different from the Convention Rules Committee, which holds jurisdiction over the 2016 convention rules, the standing committee found itself responding to inquiries relating to whether or not certain delegates can vote in opposition to the results of their state primary on the first ballot of the nomination process. The Convention...
  • ‘The Way Is Clear’: Kasich Ally Urges Former 2016 Hopeful to Challenge Trump at RNC (Milt, again)

    07/11/2016 3:54:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 11, 2016 | Kate Scanlon
    An ally of former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich has a message for the Ohio governor’s supporters: It’s time to convince Kasich to offer himself as an alternative to Donald Trump at next week’s Republican National Convention. According to Cleveland.com, in an email sent Sunday night, former New Hampshire Sen. Gordon Humphrey (R) told Kasich supporters, “John needs encouragement to make the move. Please email John and offer him your encouragement and continued backing. … The way is clear for John. It’s not going to get better than this, but time is of the essence. Please take a moment to...
  • Porn is a ‘public health crisis’ and a menace, GOP committee says in platform draft

    07/11/2016 11:59:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 209 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 11, 2016 | Liz Goodwin
    Republican delegates unanimously adopted an amendment to their draft platform Monday morning that called pornography “a public health crisis” and a “public menace” that is destroying lives. The language went further in its condemnation of porn than the 2012 GOP platform, which condemned child pornography and encouraged the enforcement of obscenity and pornography laws.
  • Poll: Donald Trump Leads Mitt Romney, John McCain with Hispanics

    07/09/2016 9:06:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump has more support from Hispanic voters than both 2008 GOP nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney had during their general elections in 2008 and 2012.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton advisers feel she has better White House shot against Mitt Romney

    07/07/2016 2:24:13 PM PDT · by detective · 39 replies
    Daily News ^ | January 15, 2015 | Annie Karni
    Truncated title. Full title: EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton advisers feel she has better White House shot against Mitt Romney than Jeb Bush Hillaryland is ready for Romney. Advisers to Hillary Clinton said the former secretary of state has a better shot of winning the White House in a race against former Mitt Romney than she does against Jeb Bush. Clinton confidants and other Democrats said in interviews that they view Romney as the weaker Republican opponent in a general election, unlikely to get a second chance from the key swing group of independents who made up their minds about him just...
  • Romney: My Family Wants Me to Jump In the Race (Because they hate America and want Hillary to win)

    07/04/2016 5:43:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 93 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 7/1/2016 | Staff
    Last year, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was serious about making one last bid for the White House. Only after realizing that Jeb Bush had already secured pledges from most of the top Republican donors did he decide to sit out the 2016 election. Of course, as it turned out, Bush – even with a reported $100 million war chest – could barely make a blip on the electoral radar. In the year of Donald Trump, the former Florida governor was just another victim. Since then, Romney has become one of Trump’s biggest and most outspoken detractors. When the primary...
  • Like Father, Like Son: Mitt Romney Shivs Donald Trump Like his Dad Knifed Barry Goldwater

    07/01/2016 5:08:29 AM PDT · by blam · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Neil W. McCabe
    Neil W. McCabeJune 30, 2016 Former Massachusetts governor W. Mitt Romney told “Face The Nation” host John Dickerson Wednesday that his conscience would not allow him to vote for his party’s presumptive nominee Donald Trump, reports Atlantic.com. “It’s a matter of personal conscience,” he said. “I can’t vote for either of those two people,” he said at the Aspen Ideas forum, co-sponsored by Atlantic and the Aspen Institute. Romney also allowed that his wife Ann would be an ideal president and he could write in her name, or failing that, he would write in the name of a third-party candidate....
  • Mitt Romney: Family still encouraging me to jump into 2016 race

    06/30/2016 9:54:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    With just a few weeks to go until the GOP convention, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney says he’s still getting some encouragement from his family to jump into the 2016 race for the White House. “My wife and kids wanted me to run again this time,” Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, said this week at the “Aspen Ideas Festival.” “I’ve got some kids — I got an email from one of my sons yesterday saying ‘you gotta get in, Dad — you gotta get in,’ ” he said....
  • Mitt Romney Says He May Vote For His Wife Instead Of Donald Trump

    06/30/2016 7:13:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 97 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...
  • Mitt Romney: My family still wants me to run for president

    06/30/2016 5:26:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 93 replies
    CNN ^ | June 29, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Mitt Romney's family is still pleading for him to mount an independent bid for the presidency, the 2012 Republican nominee said Wednesday. Romney, speaking to CBS News' John Dickerson at the Aspen Ideas Festival, said a son asked him as recently as Tuesday to do so. "My wife and kids wanted me to run again this time, interestingly enough," Romney said. "I got an email from one of my sons yesterday, saying 'You gotta get in, Dad! You gotta get in!' "
  • Prominent GOP neoconservative to fundraise for Hillary Clinton

    06/25/2016 3:28:52 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 78 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | June 23 2016 | John Hudson
    A prominent neoconservative intellectual and early promoter of the Iraq War is headlining an official campaign fundraiser for Hillary Clinton next month, Foreign Policy has learned. The move signals a shift in the Clinton campaign’s willingness to associate with prominent Republicans and is the latest sign of how far some GOP defectors are willing to go to block a Donald Trump presidency.Robert Kagan, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a co-founder of the Project for the New American Century, will speak at a Hillary for America fundraiser ...
  • Pro-Romney forces given reins to GOP convention rules, positioned to launch anti-Trump coup

    06/21/2016 1:07:59 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 20, 2016 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    The specter of Donald Trump’s presidential nomination being ripped from under him in a nastily contested Republican National Convention next month is alive — again. Anti-Trump forces appeared to have been defeated after he ousted his remaining opponents from the race in early May and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus all signaled that Mr. Trump had sewn things up. But weeks of bad press stemming from Mr. Trump’s criticism of a federal judge and uneven handling in the aftermath of the Orlando, Florida, terrorist shooting have kick-started efforts...
  • 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.
  • Paul Ryan On Stopping Trump's Muslim Ban: We'll Sue Him!

    06/17/2016 9:03:03 AM PDT · by lodi90 · 341 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo ^ | 6/17/2016 | Tierney Sneed
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has made clear he doesn't agree with a proposal put forward by Donald Trump -- whom Ryan has endorsed -- to ban Muslim immigration into the United States, but in an interview with the Huffington Post Thursday, Ryan floated taking a President Trump to court if he tried to implement such a ban or some of his other controversial proposals unilaterally. “I would sue any president that exceeds his or her powers,” Ryan said in a back-and-forth about Trump's claims that he could implement a Muslim ban or build a Mexican border wall without congressional...
  • Trump Should Widen — Not Heal — Breech Within GOP

    06/16/2016 12:23:38 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 27 replies
    Dick Morris.com ^ | June 15, 2016 | Dick Morris
    But the fact is that the attacks by Romney and others not only do not harm Trump’s chances of winning. They enhance them. Rather than seek to heal the split, he should try to widen it. A political leader is particularly credible when he speaks ill of members of his own party, particularly after the primary season has ended. While we treat as boiler plate criticism of Democrats by Republicans and vice versa, we take seriously derogatory comments about members of one’s own party (hence the media’s interest in intraparty criticism of Trump). If Trump can criticize the Romney wing...
  • Conservative Donor’s Group Presses Ballot Access for a Third-Party Candidate

    06/14/2016 6:59:38 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    A conservative donor who has been scouring Republican ranks for a third-party candidate is pressing ahead with a group to get on the ballot in dozens of states. The candidate will come once the group sees that the ballot access is possible. The donor, John Kingston, a bundler and ally of Mitt Romney, said he will bankroll a ballot-access project to create a path for someone to run as another option. The effort is being called Better for America. The idea is “to do a proof of concept for everybody,” Mr. Kingston said. “It exists, there is a pathway, there...
  • Mitt Romney says Donald Trump will change America with 'trickle-down racism'

    06/13/2016 7:12:18 AM PDT · by Pelham · 60 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 11 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    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 interview here in a suite...
  • Top Trump Adviser Calls Mitt Romney a ‘Coward’ for Not Entering GOP Primary

    06/12/2016 12:09:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 12, 2016 | Nick Rossoll and Blair Guild
    Donald Trump’s top adviser Paul Manafort said Sunday that former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is a “coward” for not throwing his hat into this year’s GOP primary race. "He's now attacking this past weekend all the other Republicans who ran for president as well saying they should have done a better job,” Manafort, Trump’s campaign chair and chief strategist, said on ABC's "This Week." Well, if he feels that way he should have run. He was a coward.” Speaking to a crowd at his annual summit in Utah yesterday, Romney appeared emotional when he explained why he could not...
  • 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 loyalists ponder a future with Trump

    06/12/2016 7:55:11 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 12, 2016 | JULIE BYKOWICZ
    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...
  • Romney: A namby-pamby putz who would rather see your throat slit than get his hands dirty (blog)

    06/11/2016 9:22:50 PM PDT · by Silly · 60 replies
    Trump To Win ^ | June 12, 2016 | Silly
    Mitt Romney, the anti-Trump: No balls, no fire, no guts, no fight What a revelation it was to hear Mitt Romney, in his own words, betray his true nature as a pious coward and a privileged guardian of the status quo (Friday, June 10, CNN). It is now nauseatingly obvious why he failed to defeat Barack Obama after his trifling first term, and why the wealthy GOPe selected him in 2012 as one of our pre-approved candidates. Mitt is so desperate to “go along to get along” that he will stand and watch his country get hollowed out, then sold...
  • 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...
  • Mitt Romney says Donald Trump will change America with 'trickle-down racism'

    06/11/2016 2:20:33 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 85 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 6/11/16 | By Theodore Schleifer
    Mitt Romney says Donald Trump will change America with 'trickle-down racism' 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...
  • 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.
  • Paul Ryan Reveals Who He Really Is

    06/11/2016 7:48:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Sally Zelikovsky
    Extra, Extra! Republican Paul Ryan is an advocate for political correctness! That’s right. In commenting about Trump’s remarks concerning Judge Curiel, Ryan told George Stephanopoulos: “That comment is beyond the pale. That’s not political correctness. Suggesting that a person can’t do their job because of their race or ethnicity… that’s not a politically incorrect thing to do; that’s just a wrong thing to say.” For decades, conservatives and other decent, law-abiding Americans, have labored under the yoke of political correctness. They have been publicly shunned, lost jobs, had careers ruined, and been kicked out of universities. Why? Simply for exercising...
  • The GOP's Meg Whitman Is Considering Supporting Clinton Over Trump

    06/11/2016 8:08:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 77 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | 6/11/16 | Ben Lawson , Cliff Judy
    Reports are circulating that Meg Whitman, a high-profile Republican donor, is considering supporting Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump. Whitman reportedly attended an exclusive Republican summit hosted by Mitt Romney on Friday. A source told ABC that Whitman asked, "'Is it not reasonable to support Hillary Clinton?' given all the awful things Trump has said." Whitman, the CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, has a long history with the Republican Party. She was the finance co-chair for Romney's and Chris Christie's presidential campaigns,and she launched an unsuccessful bid for California governor in 2010.
  • 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...
  • Romney gathers 'NeverTrump' crowd for Utah retreat

    06/10/2016 4:08:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 97 replies
    WND ^ | Cheryl Chumley
    Mitt Romney, the twice-failed Republican candidate for president, has kicked off a weekend convention of fellow-minded “NeverTrump-ers,” hosting a retreat at a secluded Utah spot so they can gather and talk without worry of media coverage and condemnation about how they should proceed politically, if the billionaire businessman wins the White House. It’s called the “Experts and Enthusiasts Summit,” or “E2” summit, and it’s set at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, the Washington Post reported. Reportedly, those in attendance will talk about their plans to take down Trump with a third-party candidate. Such talk was going...
  • Rat Fink Ryan Pushes Passage of Puerto Rico (Bain Capital Bond Seller) “Rescue” Through House…

    06/10/2016 6:34:14 AM PDT · by GilGil · 15 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 6/10/2016 | Sundance
    Meanwhile the insufferable MSM will avoid all mention that the construct of the Rescue Authorization itself puts Bain Capital (Mitt Romney) bond holders at the top of the repayment and bailout benefactor list…. I digress. This crony capitalistic schtick is blood boiling. You can read the details of the “Rescue Bill’s” passage here. However, let me put a little depth behind the motivations therein. Remember, Ryan is working specifically on a Wall Street Legislative agenda package. Ryan ONLY works on Wall Street legislative agenda items. It is not coincidental that Ryan’s Rescue Plan just happens to fall on the same...
  • Talk grows of replacing Trump at GOP convention

    06/08/2016 9:48:06 PM PDT · by detective · 111 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 8, 2016 | Jon Ward
    There is growing talk on the right of replacing Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president, and even chatter about a possible alternative. As Trump has floundered over the past week after questioning a federal judge’s impartiality because of his Mexican ancestry, Trump’s critics within the GOP have stepped up their efforts to thwart him. Some anti-Trump conservatives, who have tried for months to recruit an independent candidate, have begun looking more closely at attempting to persuade delegates at next month’s GOP convention to nominate someone other than Trump. “There is a rapidly moving train toward the convention...
  • Republican elites retreat to a Trump-safe space: Mitt Romney's place

    06/08/2016 4:03:37 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 114 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/8/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    (CNN)One year ago the question hovering over Park City, Utah, was which presidential candidate could capture the hearts of Mitt Romney's friends. Less than a week later, Donald Trump said he was running for president and made them his enemy. And he beat them. Now, with Trump as the GOP nominee, those same Republican fundraisers, business titans and longtime friends of Romney are back to huddle far from Trump Tower. Attendees caution that Romney's annual summit -- The Experts and Enthusiasts, or E2, retreat -- is not an exclusive conclave for the #NeverTrump movement. Yet it is the closest thing...
  • 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,...
  • Rubin: If only a few Republicans had led, and not followed Trump

    06/06/2016 11:02:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | June 6, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    The most disturbing part of the Donald Trump phenomenon is the abysmal reaction of others on the right and across our political-media landscape. It is not merely left-wing protesters who turn violent or Trumpkin racists and anti-Semites on social media who should alarm us. Rather, it should concern us when so many wake up to say, "Let's do the wrong, cowardly thing." Imagine if: • Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus never went on bended knee to Trump with his worthless pledge but instead routinely denounced his utterances. • Republican candidates with no real chance to win chose not to...
  • Former ‘Stop Trump’ Strategist Now Working for Trump Super PAC

    06/06/2016 8:58:59 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-6-2016 | Breitbart
    Rebuilding America Now, a new Super PAC that backs presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, hired Alex Castellanos. He previously worked for Mitt Romney and was quietly supporting a Stop Trump effort last fall.
  • Hillary May Secure Mitt Romney's Endorsement

    06/03/2016 1:11:26 PM PDT · by HoratioNelson · 62 replies
    www.downstreampolitics.com ^ | 06/03/2016 | Chris Buskirk
    There is no NeverTrump Republican with a higher profile than Mitt Romney. Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard seems to be leading the movement, such as it is, but Romney was the party's nominee for President just 4 years ago and has made clear that he is implacably opposed to this year's nominee, Donald Trump. Even his running mate, Paul Ryan, has made his peace with Trump and given him his endorsement if not his love. Now comes news that Hillary Clinton is seeking Romney's endorsement...
  • Wow! Crooked Hillary Is Wooing Romney for Endorsement

    06/03/2016 8:49:25 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/2/2016 | Jim Hoft
    WOW! Crooked Hillary Clinton is wooing Mitt Romney who said he could never vote for Trump. (Explanatory tweets follow the original link)
  • Is Trump Immune to the Attack Ad?

    06/02/2016 4:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | May 31, 2016 | David Catanese, Senior political writer
    Democrats hope to Romneyize The Donald, but doing so may be harder than they think. Four years ago this month, Priorities USA Action, the Democratic super PAC created by former staffers of President Barack Obama, dropped the first in a series of television commercials created to brand Mitt Romney as a heartless corporatist whose business deals enriched him at the expense of struggling Americans. The initial negative advertising blitz, in tandem with Obama's presidential campaign, is now widely credited with decisively defining Romney to the electorate early on and damaging his reputation to a point of no return Fast-forward a...
  • REVEALED: David French And Wife Are Longtime Paid Romney Servants; Mrs. French Wrote Mrs....

    06/01/2016 6:17:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    Pat Dollar ^ | 6/01/16 | Infidel Ali
    "REVEALED: David French And Wife Are Longtime Paid Romney Servants; Mrs. French Wrote Mrs. Romney’s Memoirs" This guy is a vile fraud. He’s not running for office, he’s running strictly to make sure Hillary beats Trump. Related – FLASHBACK — David French: It’s ‘Important To Say’ White Working Class Communities ‘Deserve To Die’ Excerpted from Breitbart: Nancy French, the wife of prospective independent presidential candidate David French, served as a paid consultant to Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign and ghostwrote the memoirs of Romney’s wife, Ann. David French himself has a long history of activism on behalf of Mitt Romney....
  • Clinton retweets Mitt Romney blasting Trump

    06/01/2016 5:07:09 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 20 replies
    KENS 5 News ^ | 6/1/2016 | Eliza Collins
    Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney might not have much in common, but their dislike of Donald Trump bonds them. On Wednesday, Clinton retweeted a nearly three-month-old tweet from the former Massachusetts governor, 2012 GOP presidential nominee and outspoken Trump critic. The tweet was part of a series of posts and retweets of missives from prominent Republicans — including Trump's former 2016 rivals — by Clinton and her campaign staff on Wednesday, hitting Trump for his record with Trump University. Communications director Brian Fallon used comments from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
  • French Revolution: Kristol’s Candidate Longtime Romney Supporter; Wife Worked on Campaign

    06/01/2016 3:39:13 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jun 2016 | Aaron Klein
    Truncated title. Full title:French Revolution: Kristol’s Candidate Longtime Romney Supporter; Wife Worked on Campaign, Wrote Ann’s Memoirs Nancy French, the wife of prospective independent presidential candidate David French, served as a paid consultant to Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign and ghostwrote the memoirs of Romney’s wife, Ann. David French himself has a long history of activism on behalf of Mitt Romney. According to reports, Bill Kristol is aiming to get National Review staff writer and Iraq war veteran David French to challenge Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as an independent candidate. On Tuesday, Romney praised the reports of a possible...
  • It is Time for Trump to Unify the Party

    05/31/2016 8:30:35 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 31, 2016 | C. Edmund Wright
    Donald Trump might have written The Art of the Deal, but the title he should peruse today is Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. His more vocal supporters, and by that I mean those who act out on the internet precisely as Donald does on the stump, should pick up a copy as well. Both the candidate and his hard-core supporters have missed the idea that it is the job of the winner to unite a party. Oddly the Trumpists defend their offensive and insulting demeanor by saying that neither John McCain nor Mitt Romney reached out...
  • 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...
  • Behind Mitt Romney’s Increasingly Lonely Challenge to Donald Trump

    05/28/2016 2:55:54 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 87 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Monica Langley
    Mitt Romney’s advisers begged him not to go to war with...Trump. After he decided to go ahead, Mr. Trump dismissed him as “lightweight” and “failed candidate.” This week, Newt Gingrich called him “pathetic.” Mr. Romney, sticking to his guns, has become a rare figure in American history—a former presidential nominee openly defying the man succeeding him as his party’s standard-bearer. Sitting at his home on the Pacific Ocean last week, Mr. Romney reflected on the waves he created by attacking Mr. Trump, how his family helped persuade him it was the right thing to do, and how he increasingly finds...
  • 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...
  • Mitt Romney’s DEVASTATING Announcement Spells TROUBLE For #NeverTrump Crowd

    05/20/2016 2:02:56 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 41 replies
    politi culture ^ | May 19, 2016 | Sean Brown
    Mitt Romney has been one of the de-facto leaders of the entire #NeverTrump movement, which sought to ensure that presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump never made it into the White House at all costs. However, the movement is likely all but over after Romney released a devastating announcement on Wednesday. While the rest of us knew that the never Trump movement was pretty much a lost cause, those who were a part of it truly believed they could win the White House on a third-party run, even though Trump had received more votes than any candidate in GOP primary history....
  • Mitt Romney ends recruiting efforts for an independent candidate

    05/18/2016 12:51:18 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 125 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Updated 3:01 PM ET, Wed May 18, 2016 | Eric Bradner and Jim Acosta, CNN
    Mitt Romney ends recruiting efforts for an independent candidate By Eric Bradner and Jim Acosta, CNN Updated 3:01 PM ET, Wed May 18, 2016 Washington (CNN)Mitt Romney won't launch a third-party presidential campaign of his own and has stopped trying to recruit somebody else to do it. The 2012 Republican nominee had attempted to recruit a challenger to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But prospects like Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said no, and Romney is now dropping his efforts, a source familiar with Romney's thinking told CNN. The news was first reported by Yahoo News.