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  • 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.
  • NBC Poll: Trump Outperforming Romney With Hispanics

    05/18/2016 8:39:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 17, 2016 | Alex Pfeifer
    Donald Trump is outperforming Mitt Romney’s 2012 performance with Hispanic voters, according to a poll released Tuesday. Hillary Clinton leads Trump 48 percent to 45 percent nationally in the NBC poll. Among Hispanics she leads Trump 65 percent to 28 percent. Romney received 27 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2012. Last week, a poll showed Trump leading Clinton 55 percent to 45 percent among Hispanic registered voters.
  • The roots of Mitt Romney's anti-Trump fervor

    05/18/2016 5:46:12 AM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 18, 2016 | Jon Ward
    Mitt Romney has ruled out an independent bid for president, and is not actively recruiting any more potential candidates to do so at the moment, though he remains hopeful someone will emerge, allies told Yahoo News Tuesday. Romney “feels like America hangs in the balance. He’s very distraught about [Trump],” said one Romney adviser. “He thinks Trump is this vulgar, dangerous, principle-less, value-less opportunist — putting it mildly.” The 2012 Republican nominee for president has been the most outspoken GOP figure continuing to steadfastly oppose Trump. Romney has been asked to consider running for president himself, but did not seriously...
  • Is Mitt on a Suicide Mission?

    05/17/2016 4:07:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Pat Buchanan
    Among others sounded out for the mission are ex-Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, retired Marine Corps General James Mattis, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Mark Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks. All have begged off. Apparently, Romney, the Republican Party's 2012 nominee, personally sounded out both Sasse and Gov. John Kasich, who will be hosting the Cleveland Convention where the coronation of the Donald is to be held. How Kasich could expect to beat Trump in November, when he lost every state primary to Trump, save his own, is unexplained. And, indeed, Romney's recruitment of Kasich raises a question....
  • 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...
  • Hogan Gidley to Mitt Romney, ‘Never Trumpers’: ‘What Have They Given us as Republicans?’

    05/16/2016 4:34:53 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 May 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Former spokesperson for Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Hogan Gidley joined Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM with guest host Matthew Boyle, Breitbart News’ Washington political editor, and slammed 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney for claiming the presumptive 2016 GOP nominee Donald Trump isn’t conservative. “He claimed to be severely conservative, whatever in the world that is,” Gidley said of Romney. This is the guy who created Romneycare, who was the template for Obamacare. Mitt Romney marched in gay pride parades. He did the first same sex wedding in America, put homosexuals in the Supreme Court in Massachusetts. He boasted, remember in...
  • Mark Zuckerberg to meet with conservative media figureheads

    05/15/2016 6:32:57 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 122 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-15-16 | Brian Stelter
    Mark Zuckerberg invited prominent conservative media figures, including Glenn Beck and Dana Perino, to a meeting at Facebook's headquarters this week. The meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, is aimed at addressing the alleged suppression of conservative news stories in Facebook's "trending" stories section. Along with Perino and Beck, other confirmed attendees include Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute, CNN conservative commentator SE Cupp, and Zac Moffatt, co-founder of tech firm Targeted Victory. Moffatt was previously Mitt Romney's digital director.
  • Romney encouraged senator to launch independent bid against Trump, Clinton

    05/15/2016 12:49:08 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | May 15, 2016 | Eric Bradner and Kevin Bohn
    Mitt Romney made an unsuccessful effort to recruit Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse as a third-party presidential candidate to challenge Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, a source with knowledge of the efforts confirmed to CNN Sunday. Sasse, the freshman Republican, has emerged as one of Trump's foremost critics from the right. Romney and Sasse have talked, the source said, and Romney encouraged Sasse to seriously consider a run... But Sasse is refusing to enter the race... At the Nebraska GOP convention, Sasse was rebuked through a resolution that was overwhelmingly approved by Republicans there who argued that his position would only...
  • Feldman: Never Say Never and Obama’s Waterloo

    05/15/2016 11:23:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 15, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    Hillary Clinton (pending the conclusion of the criminal investigations about her emails and the Clinton Foundation which linger on) may well be the Democratic nominee. As it is perfectly clear that Trump will win the Republican nomination the #NeverTrump bleats are beginning to fade. Many have realized that their arguments are ridiculous, and are more related to the diminution of their power to affect opinion than they are to substance. This week, as well, the administration gets its failures in foreign and domestic policy off the front pages as the loony press attempts to justify his public school unisex bathroom...
  • Inside the GOP effort to draft an independent candidate to derail Trump

    05/14/2016 7:23:46 PM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/14/2016 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    A band of exasperated Republicans — including 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a handful of veteran consultants and members of the conservative intelligentsia — is actively plotting to draft an independent presidential candidate who could keep Donald Trump from the White House. These GOP figures are commissioning private polling, lining up major funding sources­ and courting potential contenders, according to interviews with more than a dozen Republicans involved in the discussions. The effort has been sporadic all spring but has intensified significantly in the 10 days since Trump effectively locked up the Republican nomination. Those involved concede that an independent...
  • Mitt Romney Identified As Primary Agent Attempting To Construct Third Party Bid…

    05/14/2016 9:43:20 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 51 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 14, 2016 | sundance
    Most people who understand the UniParty are the same people who railed against the Mitt Romney candidacy in 2012. Mitt Romney, George Bush, Jeb, same-same-same. So it should come as no surprise the enemy of Mitt Romney’s GOPe/UniParty effort, is actually us. The reality is, if it wasn’t due to the Romney election machinations in 2012, we would never have been motivated to discover the origin of the networks which created the scheme. Both 2011/2012 and 2015/2016 schemes were essentially the same. In my own personal estimation, I believe Donald Trump knew this exact same construct. Trump knew the ruse,...
  • BREAKING UPDATE: Nebraska Republicans PASS RESOLUTION to Reprimand #NeverTrump Senator Ben Sasse

    05/14/2016 5:13:59 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 82 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 14, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    UPDATE——– #NEVERTRUMPER GOT THUMPED— NEBRASKA REPUBLICANS PASS RESOLUTION TO REPRIMAND #NEVERTRUMPER BEN SASSE.. The Nebraska Republican State Convention is underway today in Omaha, Nebraska. Republican Sam Fischer introduced a resolution to reprimand Senator Ben Sasse for his outspoken attacks on Republican nominee Donald Trump and for leading the anti-Trump movement. Sasse, a Republican, is the top Republican office holder pushing for a third party run this fall against Donald Trump...
  • Report: Romney recruiting Kasich, Sasse for third-party option

    05/14/2016 11:33:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 173 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 14, 2016 | Jesse Hellmann
    Greg Nash Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 nominee, is among those courting prospects for a possible third-party bid to keep Donald Trump from the White House, according to a Washington Post report . Among those prospects are Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), one of Trump’s most vocal Republican critics, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who suspended his presidential campaign in early May. Kasich’s chief strategist John Weaver said the governor isn’t interested in running an an independent. A Sasse spokesman declined to comment. But it’s not looking to good for a late in the game third-party bid, according to the...
  • Huckabee: Romney trying to 'sink' Trump over taxes

    05/12/2016 1:48:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 12, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Mike Huckabee on Thursday ripped Mitt Romney for calling on Donald Trump to release his taxes, accusing the 2012 GOP nominee of trying to "sink" the party's current presumptive presidential nominee. "I supported Romney, just as I will Trump, despite having serious differences with both," Huckabee wrote on his website, adding that he was "especially disappointed" in Romney over the issue. "He’s not only trying to sink his own party’s presumptive nominee, but he’s factually incorrect and he’s making the same unfair attack on Trump that was launched against him in 2012," he wrote. Romney has been calling on Trump...
  • Willard 'Mitt' Romney: Trump Is Hiding a 'Bombshell' In His Tax Returns

    05/11/2016 5:41:21 PM PDT · by drewh · 112 replies
    Fortune & Associated Press ^ | MAY 11, 2016, 5:35 PM EDT
    <p>Mitt Romney is keeping up the pressure on Donald Trump to release his tax returns.</p> <p>The 2012 GOP presidential nominee is suggesting the real reason Trump is not releasing his tax returns is that the billionaire is hiding “a bombshell of unusual size” in the documents.</p>
  • Ingraham says Trump Tax returns only matter to Hillary and maybe Mitt Romney (in it to help Hillary)

    05/12/2016 5:00:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 87 replies
    Fox ^ | 11 May 16 | Fox
    Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham told viewers on Wednesday's “Special Report with Bret Baier” that Donald Trump's tax returns aren't going to matter much in this election. “I don't know what Mitt Romney is doing. I really don't.” said Ingraham. “I mean, I guess at this point, he's in it to help Hillary because I don't know why he would make that point”
  • Issa: Romney Needs to Get Over the Fact That Someone He Didn’t Pick Won

    05/12/2016 12:09:00 AM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 May 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), a supporter of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told host Wolf Blitzer that 2012 GOP presidential nomination former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) needs to get past notion that his first choice to carry the Republican banner in this fall’s presidential election did not win and that he should get behind Trump.
  • 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
  • Where are Donald Trump's Tax Returns?

    05/11/2016 4:58:28 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 81 replies
    Fakebook ^ | 18 May 2016 | Mitt Romney
    It is disqualifying for a modern-day presidential nominee to refuse to release tax returns to the voters, especially one who has not been subject to public scrutiny in either military or public service. Tax returns provide the public with its sole confirmation of the veracity of a candidate's representations regarding charities, priorities, wealth, tax conformance, and conflicts of interest. Further, while not a likely circumstance, the potential for hidden inappropriate associations with foreign entities, criminal organizations, or other unsavory groups is simply too great a risk to ignore for someone who is seeking to become commander-in-chief. Mr. Trump says he...
  • Romney: Trump's refusal to release tax returns is 'disqualifying'

    05/11/2016 2:59:49 PM PDT · by Grim · 147 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/11/16 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney blasted Donald Trump on Wednesday after his successor hinted that it is unlikely he will release his tax returns before the November election. "It is disqualifying for a modern-day presidential nominee to refuse to release tax returns to the voters, especially one who has not been subject to public scrutiny in either military or public service," Romney wrote in Facebook post. "There is only one logical explanation for Mr. Trump's refusal to release his returns," he wrote Wednesday. "There is a bombshell in them. Given Mr. Trump's equanimity with other flaws in his history,...
  • Romney Warns Against ‘Demagogues’ Scapegoating Immigrants and Muslims

    05/10/2016 7:34:56 AM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    On Saturday during the the commencement address at Trine University in Angola, IN, 2012 GOP presidential nominee former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) took what appeared to be a jab at likely presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Romney warned against “demagogues” that scapegoat immigrants and Muslims on the right and bankers and business people on the left.
  • Paul Ryan sold shares on same day as private briefing of banking crisis

    05/09/2016 6:14:50 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 49 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/13/2012 | Dominic Rushe
    Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's vice-presidential running mate, sold stock in US banks on the same day he attended a confidential meeting where top level officials disclosed the sector was heading for a deep crisis. The congressman on Monday denied profiting from information gleaned from the meeting on 18 September 2008 when Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, then treasury secretary Hank Paulson and others outlined their fears for the banking sector.
  • Former Speaker Of The House Just SMOKED The ‘Establishment’ For NOT Endorsing Trump VIDEO

    05/07/2016 6:18:04 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 78 replies
    Fox News via Independent Journal via americas freedom fighters. ^ | May 6, 2016 | Fox News via Independent Journal via americas freedom fighters via Dean James
    Newt Gingrich has weighed in on the #NeverTrump movement and he has some harsh words for the Republicans that are turning their backs on the party. He specifically addresses The Bushes, and Mitt Romney saying, “Let’s be clear. The Bushes, the Romneys, the Republican party has been pretty darn good to them. And they owe a little bit to that party. And the people who make up that party.” Gingrich told FOX News host Uma Pemmaraju that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that he is “not ready” to support Donald Trump “probably represents a fairly large block of people who...
  • (Vanity) The Mitt Romney Doomsday Scenario

    05/07/2016 9:19:58 PM PDT · by GLDNGUN · 152 replies
    Mitt Romney running as a independent in the 2016 general Presidential election is quickly becoming a very strong possibility, folks. The scary and nearly unthinkable result is that he could end up not just denying Donald Trump the Presidency but could become President himself. Think I'm crazy? Take a closer look.
  • Mitt Romney Takes Meeting About Third- Party Run

    05/07/2016 4:19:11 PM PDT · by Salman · 80 replies
    Newser ^ | May 7, 2016 | Michael Harthorne
    (Newser) – Mitt Romney and William Kristol met privately "over glasses of water" Thursday to discuss running a third-party candidate and the possibility that candidate might be Romney himself, the Washington Post reports. Kristol, a conservative commentator and editor of the Weekly Standard, has been a major part of the #NeverTrump movement, according to Time. “[Romney] came pretty close to being elected president, so I thought he may consider doing it, especially since he has been very forthright in explaining why Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should not be president of the United States,” Kristol tells the Post. Romney announced...
  • The Latest: Romney not going to GOP convention

    05/05/2016 10:31:25 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 118 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 05/05/2016
    Don't expect to see Mitt Romney at the Republican Party's national convention this summer. An aide to the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee confirms that Romney isn't planning to attend the convention where Donald Trump is expected to become the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nominee. The aide spoke on the condition of anonymity to share internal discussions.
  • Romney To The Rescue Doing Everything He Can To Get Hillary Elected

    05/07/2016 7:19:19 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 88 replies
    Self | May 7, 2016 | Stayfree
    Romney seems intent on sinking the GOP for good, just like he did with his own campaign. It is time to remind all these Trump-haters that their continued NeverTrump speech only helps Hillary...how stupid can you idiots be to not realize what you are doing. Have you forgotten how Ross Perot put Bill Clinton in the White House...what the hell is wrong with you idiots???????????????????
  • Mitt Romney met privately with William Kristol, who is leading the effort to draft an independent

    05/07/2016 5:18:36 AM PDT · by detective · 84 replies
    MSN News ^ | May, 7, 2016 | Robert Costa
    Trucated title. Full title: Mitt Romney met privately with William Kristol, who is leading the effort to draft an independent candidate In spite of his insistence that he will not run, Mitt Romney is being courted this week by a leading conservative commentator to reconsider and jump into the volatile 2016 presidential race as an independent candidate. William Kristol, the longtime editor of the Weekly Standard magazine and a leading voice on the right, met privately with the 2012 nominee on Thursday afternoon to discuss the possibility of launching an independent bid, potentially with Romney as its standard-bearer. “He came...
  • 'Dismayed' Romney says he doesn't intend to back Trump, worried about 'demagoguery and populism'

    05/06/2016 6:05:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 106 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 5, 2016 | Philip Klein
    Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, said at a dinner in Washington on Thursday night that he had no intention of supporting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and said he was "dismayed" by what he saw as a drift toward "demagoguery and populism" in both parties.
  • Scott Brown: Mitt Romney thinks Trump will beat Clinton

    05/04/2016 8:55:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Boston Herald Radio ^ | May 4, 2016 | Chris Villani
    Former Bay State Sen. Scott Brown said he’s heard Mitt Romney — the most prominent champion of the “Never Trump” movement — believes the presumptive GOP nominee will beat his likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. “Mitt Romney … I’ve heard from many sources that he has said, indirectly or directly to them … if it’s between Hillary and Trump, Trump wins,” Brown said on Boston Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” program. “So we’ll see what they do in the privacy of the voting booth.” Brown was a protege and longtime political ally of Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and the 2012...
  • Mitt Romeny on Twitter

    05/04/2016 6:24:38 AM PDT · by GilGil · 61 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/4/2016 | Mitt Romney
    Thanks to @tedcruz for making a fight for conservatism, American leadership and freedom.
  • Bill Kristol Names Romney, Rubio as Third-Party Challengers to Trump

    05/02/2016 10:27:06 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 91 replies
    News Max ^ | 01 May 2016
    For those who thought it is too late for a third-party candidate to run for president, don't count out that option quite yet. Bill Kristol has put out a hypothetical short list of third-party candidates, including Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who could run if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee, Breitbart News reports. One of the nation's most influential conservatives and editor of The Weekly Standard, Kristol has said that a Trump victory in Indiana this Tuesday would force him to refocus on his so-called Latter-Day Republican independent ticket.
  • New Hampshire GOP Aims to Block Trump Delegates From Convention Slots

    05/02/2016 8:13:29 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 2 May 2016 | Joe Crowe
    Donald Trump won the New Hampshire presidential primary in February, but Republican Party officials are planning to block his delegates from places on the rules and platform committees at the July national convention, according to NHPR. The slots would go to delegates that were assigned to Marco Rubio, Jeb Busch, John Kasich, and Ted Cruz, even though Trump won 35 percent of the vote, according to a report in Politico. The committee assignments were released in a blind-carbon-copied email from the New Hampshire Republican Party's executive director, Ross Berry, according to a story in The Guardian. A source in the...
  • Donald Trump surpasses Mitt Romney's 2012 GOP primary popular vote total

    04/26/2016 9:43:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 35 replies
    RCP ^ | April 26, 2016
    Donald Trump: 10,050,657 votes Mitt Romney (2012): 10,031,336 votes
  • Bill Kristol Names Romney, Rubio, Tom Cotton As Third-Party Prospects If Trump Wins Nomination

    04/25/2016 11:21:58 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Bill Kristol, son of Irving, names Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mitt Romney, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and others on his hypothetical shortlist of third-party candidates that he could run if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee. The “Weekly Standard” editor and self-styled neoconservative power broker is back to talking about a third party, declaring that a Trump victory in Indiana would force him to re-focus on his so-called “Latter-Day Republicans” independent ticket. A third party could help to split the vote on the Right and elect Hillary Clinton president, which would allow Kristol to stave off the Trump threat and...
  • Top former Romney aide launches anti-Trump super PAC

    04/25/2016 10:23:42 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/21/16 | Alex Isenstadt
    With less than two weeks until the Iowa caucuses, a new super PAC has formed with the intention of taking down Donald Trump. The group, which is called Our Principles PAC, is founded by Katie Packer, a veteran Republican strategist who served as deputy campaign manager on Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.
  • Cruz: Won't Go "Personal" With Hillary,Will Focus On Substance

    04/25/2016 4:10:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 132 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Trent Baker
    A Hillary Clinton supporter attended Sunday’s Fox News’ “America’s Town Hall” with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and asked the senator what his plan was to run against Clinton.
  • Coming soon to Team Cruz in Indiana: Jeb Bush and/or Mitt Romney?

    04/20/2016 5:32:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 55 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 20, 2016 | Allahpundit
    He won’t be alone. There is preliminary talk of Cruz assembling a high-profile team of GOP surrogates and bringing them to Indiana, according to sources familiar with the Cruz campaign’s internal deliberations. The goal would be to project unprecedented party unity against Trump with a roster of supporters that, in addition to familiar faces such as Walker and Carly Fiorina, could include Jeb Bush or even Mitt Romney. Is that what last night’s surprisingly upbeat Cruz speech was about? Sounding more like a traditional general-election candidate in order to encourage establishment Republicans to unite with him now? In any case,...
  • Romney: 'With Three Candidates I Think Trump Gets It on the First Ballot'

    04/18/2016 2:40:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 65 replies
    Yahoo Finance from The Fiscal Times ^ | Apr. 18, 2016 | Rob Garver
    After Donald Trump began racking up big victories deep into the Republican primary election, there was a widespread call for his remaining challengers to clear the field and let one person consolidate the anti-Trump vote. Those calls intensified briefly when the field was whittled down to its current three, with more than a little anger Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who hadn’t won anywhere but his home state. Those calls have been muted recently though, as the GOP seemed to accept that Kasich was in it for the duration, regardless of his mathematical elimination from the race for the 1,237 delegates...
  • Mitt Romney's Niece to Be Trump Delegate, Risks Losing Family Fortune

    04/18/2016 1:22:14 PM PDT · by GilGil · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/18/2016 | Bill Hoffman
    In a stamp of approval that likely has Mitt Romney gnashing his teeth, his niece has declared her support for Donald Trump. And Ronna Romney McDaniel, appearing on Fox News' "The Kelly File," said she's sure her uncle won't take the news litely. What's more, McDaniel joked, she wouldn't be surprised if she's cut out of the family fortune for supporting a candidate the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP presidential nominee labelled a "con man" and a "fake." McDaniel, who serves as chair of the Michigan Republican Party, told Megyn Kelly that as a GOP delegate in The Wolverine...
  • (Ma.) Gov. Charlie Baker won’t attend the Republican National Convention

    04/14/2016 7:41:08 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    boston.com ^ | 04/14/2016 | Eric Levenson
    Gov. Charlie Baker won’t be attending the Republican National Convention in Ohio this July, breaking a string of Massachusetts governors with prominent speaking roles at the party’s convention. Baker, who was elected to office and has governed as a moderate Republican, has taken issue with the party’s leading presidential candidates this election cycle. He has criticized Donald Trump’s “reprehensible” comments about Muslims and women and said Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz have not shown an ability to collaborate with others. Other moderate Republicans, including New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, have also said they do...
  • Paul Ryan could make 2016 normal again (Good Lord!!)

    04/06/2016 3:41:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 52 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/5/16 | Kathleen Parker
    And then there’s this other guy named Paul Ryan. Over on Capitol Hill, far from the madding crowd of rallies and racehorses, the newest speaker of the House of Representatives has been quietly reinventing the Republican Party by creating a new governing template. snip With a jaundiced eye, one notes that Ryan’s pro-people template seems rather well-timed for a contested convention and perhaps for unifying the party given the divisiveness and repulsion posed by Trump and, almost equally, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.). Plainly, it would be dicey for party leaders to bypass Cruz or Kasich, but Cruz will lose in...
  • Mitt Romney Niece: Reince Priebus 'Has Revolutionized the Republican Party'

    04/05/2016 12:39:49 PM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 5, 2016 | Cathy Burke
    In an interview Monday by "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth on Newsmax TV, Ronna Romney McDaniel, chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, praised Preibus' leadership of the Republican National Committee. "I think Reince has revolutionized the Republican Party," she said. "He has put together a field program that we have never seen before…. He has put us in a place in 2016 where we can win the White House because of the infrastructure that he has so effectively built."
  • Forget Trump. Paul Ryan is the likely GOP nominee

    04/05/2016 10:15:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 62 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 5, 2016 | Jake Novak
    But even if an almost best-case scenario shakes out for Cruz, this is a suicide mission whether he realizes it or not. Because a brokered convention needs two — not just one — sacrificial lambs. Coming within 100-150 delegates of Trump will do a lot to convince any remaining delegates not that Cruz is the answer but that Trump really doesn't have any chance of getting enough Republican support to even remotely challenge Hillary Clinton in the general election. . . . Ryan's chances of winning are a different discussion, as is the crucial decision of who would be his...
  • Backstage maneuvering begins in wide-open GOP chairman’s race (ROMNEY'S NIECE)

    04/01/2016 11:05:32 AM PDT · by mabelkitty · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/31/2016 | Scott Wong
    There’s a race in the Republican Party happening far away from the hot media glare, one that doesn’t involve a candidate named Trump or Twitter fights or violent protests. In fact, you’ve probably never heard of most of the possible leading contenders. It’s the race to succeed Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, who’s expected to step down in January 2017 after a record six years. If Donald Trump or another Republican is elected president this fall, the chairman’s contest will probably be a moot point. It’s tradition for the president to handpick the chairman of his own party. and...
  • Mitt Romney revealed as GOP pick by RNC 'DeepThroat'

    04/03/2016 9:08:24 AM PDT · by kevcol · 119 replies
    The News Hub ^ | April 3, 2016 | Bill Singletary
    A Watergate-type 'Deep Throat' has come forward to claim that despite all the talk of a contested Republican Convention, the GOP nominee will be former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a deal, said the shadowy source who has direct knowledge of the situation, was sealed months ago by the Republican National Committee (RNC). "All this hoopla about Trump splitting the Party if he doesn't get the nomination – even if he gets only a majority of the needed delegates – is hogwash," insisted the well-placed source who claims direct knowledge of talks held between Romney and GOP executives. . . ....
  • Poll: Romney's favorability lower than Trump's

    04/02/2016 4:00:37 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 31, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Mitt Romney's national favorability rating is even lower than Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's, according to a new poll. The 2012 GOP presidential nominee is viewed favorably by 23 percent of registered voters, according to the left-leaning Public Policy Polling survey released Thursday, while 65 percent view him unfavorably. Trump is viewed favorably by 29 percent, while 63 percent hold an unfavorable view. Romney denounced Trump during a major speech earlier this month, calling him a "fraud." He's since campaigned against the businessman. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) also faces stark numbers, with 37 percent of those polled approving of his...
  • California Republicans Launch Stop-Trump effort

    03/30/2016 6:22:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 30, 2016 | AP
    Stutzman — who has worked for actor-turned-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mitt Romney — says California’s June 7 primary could be the last line of defense to halt Trump’s drive toward the presidential nomination. Stutzman says the prospect of the billionaire businessman in the White House is a concern for the nation and the world. The group, which also includes Sacramento-based partners Richard Temple and Ray McNally, is hoping to raise money to reach out to voters. Temple says the group intends “to utilize every tool we have” to stop Trump.