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  • Mitt Romney leads New Hampshire poll—no, he’s still not running

    11/23/2015 11:39:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 11/23/2015 | By Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    Mitt Romney has said time and time again that he is not running for president. However, a new poll shows that the former Massachusetts governor's nonexistent campaign would lead the field in New Hampshire, if only he were to launch a third run for president (which he'd now have to do as a write-in candidate having missed the state's filing deadline). According to a Suffolk/Boston Globe poll of likely Granite State primary voters, if Romney was added to crowd of GOP presidential hopefuls, he would lead the field with 31 percent of the vote—more than double that of current frontrunner...
  • Oh yes: Romney leads Trump 31/15 in New Hampshire poll

    11/23/2015 10:31:09 AM PST · by Signalman · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/23/2015 | AllahPundit
    Given that the deadline to file for the New Hampshire ballot was three days ago, I’m not sure why the Globe felt this was necessary. Maybe they wanted to show people how soft Trump’s support in the state really is, despite all of the polls there showing him leading? If so, it would have been nice to make that point when Romney was still viable as a potential candidate. Right now, looking at Rubio’s relative weakness in New Hampshire, I’ll bet a lot of establishmentarians who are worried about Trumpmentum would think hard about Romney 3.0 as a last-ditch bid...
  • N.H. primary poll puts non-candidate Romney first

    11/21/2015 10:28:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 21, 2015 | James Pindell
    For Republicans fearful of Donald Trump becoming their party’s presidential nominee, a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll of likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters offers a three-word solution: Willard Mitt Romney. If the former Massachusetts governor were added to the mix of the 14 other Republican candidates running in the Feb. 9 first-in-the-nation presidential primary, New Hampshire voters would, if the election were held now, give him a 2-to-1 win over Trump, the leader of the field. Romney, who said as recently as last week that he is not interested in running, did not file for the New Hampshire primary...
  • Press laughed off Romney's Mali terror warning in 2012

    11/20/2015 3:16:07 PM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    washington examiner ^ | november 20, 2015 | t. becket adams
    Three years before masked gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital of Mali, killing at least 27 people early Friday morning, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was mocked by certain media figures for warning about the spread of terrorist activity in the small West African country. During the final 2012 presidential debate, which focused on foreign policy, Romney cautioned that instability in the Middle East had given way to the rise of terrorist influences in several key countries, including Libya, Syria and Mali. -snip But for some in media, the longstanding tradition of administrations trading information with presidential candidates apparently...
  • Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot endorses Marco Rubio (Multi-level marketing/Romney donor)

    11/19/2015 1:13:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    East Idaho News ^ | November 18, 2015 | Nate Eaton
    IDAHO FALLS — Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot announced Wednesday, Nov. 18 he will support Marco Rubio’s campaign for president. “Marco Rubio is the brightest and most capable candidate,” VanderSloot said in a letter explaining his endorsement. “He has the uncanny ability to state his positions clearly in a way that resonates with the average voter.” VanderSloot said he plans to raise money for Rubio, but has not decided how much he will personally give. The Melaleuca CEO said he believes this presidential election may be the most important election in American history. “Because of that, I have paid a great...
  • Mitt Romney still a 'no' on 2016 though calls coming in

    11/15/2015 11:11:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 14, 2015 | Jeff Zeleny, Gloria Borger and Jedd Rosche
    (CNN)—Sorry Mitt Romney fans: He's just not that in to running for president. Fresh off a new Washington Post report that GOP establishment leaders are calling on Romney, who has run and lost twice before, to reconsider his decision to stay out of the 2016 race, associates of the 2012 Republican presidential nominee tell CNN there are a lot of "in bound" calls but that there are "no signs" he's changed his mind. One friend of Romney's said there were some calls to Romney confidant Beth Meyers and others in his circle asking him to consider being a lifeline to...
  • If this Romney 2016 thing happens, I’m going to be blamed, aren’t I?

    11/13/2015 11:11:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2015 | Allahpundit
    It occurred to me last night, as random strangers were tweeting this story at me, that I’ll be expected to commit ritual seppuku if Romney somehow ends up jumping into this clusterfark. Even though I have no influence over anyone, I took the joke too far. I planted the seed. And I watered it with the tears of thousands of bored readers who sat through post after post about it. All I want is a trial. I admit guilt. I just want to contest the sentence. The party establishment is paralyzed. Big money is still on the sidelines. No consensus...
  • Are Republicans Drafting Mitt Romney? 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    11/12/2015 10:52:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Heavy ^ | November 13, 2015 | Stephanie Dube Dwilson
    Rumors are starting to fly that Republican elites are considering adding Mitt Romney to the Republican primary in a last-minute attempt to destabilize the popularity of non-traditional candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson, The Washington Post reported. But this seems to be mostly rumor and speculation from his friends, since Romney himself has said he won’t run again and no one has gone on record yet with specific plans to draft him. What’s really going on? Here’s what you need to know....

    11/12/2015 6:03:03 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | November 12,2015 | Drudge
    WASH POST: REPUBLICAN PARTY PANIC; MOVE TO DRAFT ROMNEY https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/time-for-gop-panic-establishment-worried-carson-and-trump-might-win/2015/11/12/38ea88a6-895b-11e5-be8b-1ae2e4f50f76_story.html
  • November 10 Debate takeaways: candidate by candidate

    11/11/2015 4:26:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/11/2015 | By James Arlandson
    First, the moderators were unintrusive, so they were not part of the story. Therefore, an excellent job -- about as well as any moderators could do, and certainly better than most. Let's take the candidates in alphabetical order. Bush: I feel for him. His eyes seem anxious and overly polite, his smile unsure, and such is his demeanor. It's a pity, for his governorship in Florida was sound enough. But his campaign is slowly dying. Carson: He was very strong this time, but he still comes across as uninformed and inexperienced outsider. People believe that Washington is the problem, but...
  • Why Ted Cruz (Not Marco Rubio) Dominated the Third Republican Debate

    11/02/2015 2:20:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | November 2, 2015 | Bernie Quigley
    Wednesday night, Texas Senator Ted Cruz opened the doors for the Republican party to walk through to a new beginning; to something ahead that cannot yet be seen — an observation first made the afternoon before, by Edward Luce of the Financial Times who declared the “End of Days” for the Republican Establishment. The Establishment standard Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, who carried the weight and burden of three generations on his shoulders, would take the final hit for the night. Throughout long speculation, there were two together, Mr. Bush and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who were believed...
  • Romney Strategist At Clinton School: Trump To Drop Out Before Iowa

    10/27/2015 10:35:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    KUAR-FM National Public Radio ^ | October 27, 2015 | Steve Brawner
    Donald Trump will lose his zest for campaigning as it gets harder and drop out before Iowa, and Republicans eventually will nominate a presidential candidate who has previously held elective office, a senior strategist for Mitt Romneys 2012 presidential campaign said Monday. Speaking at the Clinton School of Public Service, Stuart Stevens said that running for president is the least enjoyable experience that adults voluntarily enter into. In August, he wrote in The Daily Beast that Trump wouldnt even run in order to avoid being tagged a loser, and he still believes that will happen once running for president stops...
  • What? Romney Decries Rise of Conservative Media, End of Liberal Media Dominance

    10/25/2015 10:02:40 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 83 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | October 24, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    Why isnt Mitt Romney president? Because he thinks like this. Over at Breitbart was this headline: MITT ROMNEY: DEMISE OF LEGACY MEDIA EMPOWERING CONSERVATIVE INSURGENTS, PREVENTING MORE COLLABORATIVE ACTION The story reads, in part, like this: Failed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney lamented that the demise of traditional media is empowering Republican insurgents and preventing establishment Republicans from compromising more with Democrats. As the Republican establishment is trying convince Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to run for House Speaker, Romney told David Axelrod on a recent The Axe Files podcast that the extremes within our respective parties are having a louder...
  • Donald Trump flipped out at Mitt Romney after he said Trump wouldn't be the GOP nominee

    10/18/2015 6:16:35 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 131 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 18, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney drew an angry response Sunday from current GOP front-runner Donald Trump. In an interview on CNN on Sunday, the former Republican presidential candidate said he will back the eventual Republican nominee for president. But he seemingly refused to entertain the idea that Trump could be the nominee. "Well, I don't think it's likely that Donald Trump will be the nominee, but it's obviously too early to tell. At this stage numbers go up and down, candidates have bursts of support," Romney told "State of the Union" host Jake Tapper.
  • Romney on Ryan as Speaker: Id Hate to Lose Him as a Potential Presidential Contender

    10/18/2015 4:58:17 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Oct 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Sunday on CNNs State of the Union, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, sounded off on the possibility of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Romneys 2012 running mate, as the next Speaker of the House. Romney told show host Jake Tapper Ryan as Speaker of the House would lessen the possibility he could make a future run for president. We need Paul in two spots at once, Romney said. You know, there havent been a lot of people that have gone on from speaker to the White House, so Id hate to lose him as a potential...
  • October Surprise? Obama secret Iran deal cut

    10/05/2012 9:20:05 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 70 replies
    WND ^ | 10/4/12 | Reza Kahlili
    Iran could announce a temporary halt to uranium enrichment before next months U.S. election in a move to save Barack Obamas presidency, a source affiliated with high Iranian officials said today. The source, who remains anonymous for security reasons, said a three-person delegation of the Obama administration led by a woman engaged in secret negotiations yesterday with a representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The delegation urged the Iranian leader to announce a halt to enrichment, even if temporary, before the Nov. 6 election, promising removal of some sanctions. The source said the delegation warned that a Mitt...
  • Romney endorses Ryan to run for speaker

    10/10/2015 2:09:53 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 10, 2015 | Chris Cassidy and Matt Stout
    Under mounting pressure, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan emerged as the reluctant would-be savior of the fractious Republican House caucus yesterday, even being urged by 2012 GOP ticket-mate Mitt Romney to run for speaker. I wouldnt presume to tell Paul what to do, but I do know that he is a man of ideas who is driven to see them applied for the public good, Romney said in a statement yesterday. Every politician tries to convince people that they are that kind of leader; almost none are Paul is. Romneys glowing endorsement of his former running mate came after the...
  • Paul Ryan: Now the Ugly Face of the GOP Establishment

    10/09/2015 7:23:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 19 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 6/12/2015 | George Rasley
    How Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan went from budget-balancing conservative wunderkind, to GOP vice presidential nominee, to channeling Nancy Pelosi when he snarled, Its declassified and made public once its agreed to, as he tried to sell Obamas Trade Promotion Authority and Trans-Pacific Partnership treaties to skeptical conservatives during Rules Committee testimony on Wednesday is one of Washingtons saddest tales of how DCs inside elite capture talent and bend it to their will. -- Snip -- Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy and Paul Ryan were visualized as a new generation of Republican leader who would challenge the older establishment-types. In the foreword...
  • Ted Cruz Is the Bizarro Romney: In the Republican primary, thats a very good thing.

    10/08/2015 6:07:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | October 8, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie
    When Ted Cruz announced his campaign for president, I said he didnt have a chance. The Texas senator isnt just extremean ideological outlier with hard-right positions on virtually everything under the sunbut hes unpopular with other Republican lawmakers. He stepped on the stage as a critic of national GOP leadership and has used his influence with grassroots conservatives to force confrontations like the 2013 government shutdown. Cruz has burned his bridges with powerful party figures like Majority Leader Mitch McConnellon one occasion, Cruz called McConnell a liar on the Senate floorand is toxic to many of his Senate Republican colleagues....
  • Will Conservative Hardliners Break the 'RINO' Spell in 2016?

    10/06/2015 11:50:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | October 6, 2015 | Sahil Kapur
    Link only, due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-10-06/will-conservative-hardliners-break-the-rino-spell-in-2016-
  • [ Salon ]Jeb is cooked: Why megadonors millions (probably) arent going to save Bushs disastrous c

    10/05/2015 7:47:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Salon ^ | October 5, 2015 | Simon Maloy
    Team Bush argues they're built to go the distance in the primary, but that won't matter if Jeb has nothing to offer.The Jeb Bush Dont Panic, Everything Is Fine campaign is up and running. With his poll numbers in decline, Jeb is rolling out endorsements and assuring reporters that hes meeting fundraising targets and will have plenty of money to take the Jeb 2016 machine all the way through the primary season. The arc of Jebs campaign is following a very Bush-like trajectory he started the nominating contest with a shock and awe strategy of winning the primary early...

    10/05/2015 6:58:07 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    twitter comments via The Right Scoop ^ | 10-5-2015 | twitter comments copied by soopermexican
    El Trumpo was not too pleased with Romney advisor Stuart Stevens over his prediction about when the Donalds campaign going down. So he did what he does started a Twitter war: Political strategist Stuart Stevens,who led Romney down the tubes in what should have been an easy victory,has terrible political instincts! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2015
  • Milbank: Trump will lose, or I will eat this column

    10/04/2015 9:42:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | October 4, 2015 | Dana Milbank, The Washington Post
    I never expected to write these words, but I miss Mitt Romney. Last Wednesday, the day the front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination was in New Hampshire alleging that Syrian refugees fleeing for their lives may actually be clandestine terrorists, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee was in Washington, talking sense. "Donald Trump will not be the nominee," Romney told a group of business-school students at Georgetown University. And why won't Trump, who when he isn't besmirching Syrian refugees as terrorists is maligning Mexican immigrants as rapists, get the nod? Because, Romney said, "when all is said and done, the...
  • Mitt's Top Adviser Stu Stevens: Ive Discussed Possibility Of Brokered Convention With Romney

    10/02/2015 10:03:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/02/2015 | James Wenstein
    Mitt Romneys top political adviser says he has talked about the possibility of a brokered convention with the 2012 presidential contender but not in the way one might think. Stuart Stevens explained the context of his brokered convention conversation with Romney during an interview on Hugh Hewitt show Wednesday, guest-hosted by this writer. We have talked about that, but not about some scenario where he would pop out of a hat, Stevens said when asked whether he has heard the words brokered convention cross Romneys lips. Some on the right have speculated about the possibility of Romney re-emerging as...
  • Mitt Romney weighs in on 2016

    09/30/2015 5:12:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Toledo Blade ^ | September 30, 2015 | The Washington Post
    Mitt Romney long ago ruled out a presidential run in 2016, but he is hardly retired from politics. As he answered questions from college students for an hour on Wednesday, it became clear that Romney is a keen if not obsessive observer of the campaigns twists and turns and has strong ideas on what the Republican Party and its eventual nominee must do to win back the White House. The Democrats have done a great job characterizing my party as the party of the rich, Romney said. Nothing could be further from the truth. He added: Rich people have gotten...
  • Romney: Trump won't be GOP nominee

    09/30/2015 10:21:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 118 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/30/15 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Mitt Romney says hell support whoever the Republican candidate is, but hes not going to go out and order a Make America Great Again hat anytime soon. I will support the Republican nominee. I dont think thats going to be Donald Trump, the GOP's 2012 candidate said. My party has historically nominated someone who's a mainstream conservative.
  • 2016 and the Romney Factor

    09/29/2015 7:11:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Observer ^ | September 29, 2015 | Bernie Quigley
    After two debates, five Republican candidates jump directly to mind when I think of who would make an effective president in 2016 by temperament and abilities. None of them will be on the stage in the next debate. They are my New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, who has also been suggested by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney; South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, whose singular leadership has effectively brought the Palmetto State through the greatest positive changes in business and culture since integration; Governor Brian Sandoval of Nevada, a sterling, contemporary representative of Western conservatisms infectious business spirit; General David Petraeus;...
  • Carly Fiorina Getting Attention in Iowas Romney Counties (Designated Loser Alert)

    09/27/2015 11:24:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/27/15 | DANTE CHINNI
    Carly Fiorinas support in the polls has climbed since the latest GOP debate. Another measureGoogle search traffic data puts a finer point on her gains. It shows that Mrs. Fiorina is seeing a spike in attention from a particularly important group of places: Iowa counties that voted for Mitt Romney in the 2012 GOP Caucus. Iowas conservatives, among them tea party supporters and evangelical Christians, are spread across Iowa. By contrast, the partys establishment bloc is mostly concentrated in counties based around large population centers. Win them and you likely will do well in the state. In 2012, Mr. Romney...
  • How 'Caddyshack' Explains the Presidential Race

    09/24/2015 10:06:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 16, 2015 | Christopher Orr
    A brash, rich lout crashes the partyand becomes an instant crowd favorite.During the 2012 campaign, Mitt Romney was repeatedly dogged by negative stories about his personal wealth. There was the car elevator. There was Cookiegate. Four years earlier, John McCainhardly anyones idea of a typical plutocratgot hammered for not being able to remember how many houses he owned. It was an issue for Steve Forbes before him and for George H. W. Bush before him. Republicans are already trying to use the many millions accumulated during Bill Clintons post-presidency as a cudgel against Hillary. Although its true that great wealth...
  • Carly Fiorina Is the New Mitt Romney

    09/22/2015 5:37:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9/22/15
    A former CEO gets taken to the woodshed for job cutsand loses an election. Sound familiar? Carly Fiorina has a Mitt Romney problem. Fiorina, like Romney, is a wealthy former CEO from an affluent Republican family. Like Romney, she entered the Republican presidential contest assuming that her record running a large company would be one of her greatest assets. But she may be about to learn that her opponents have little trouble turning that record into her greatest liability. Like Romneys tenure at Bain Capital, the private equity firm at which he oversaw the dismantling of numerous companies purchased by...
  • Trump panic: GOP establishment floats Romney 3rd-party candidacy

    09/18/2015 1:57:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 139 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/18/15 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON The Empire strikes back? First, the Republican Party made Donald Trump sign an oath of loyalty by pledging to support its eventual presidential nominee and not run as a third-party candidate. Now, the establishment GOP may be planning to do the very thing it made Trump promise not to do: bolt from the Republican party and run a third-party campaign. Mark McKinnon, former President George W. Bushs chief media strategist, suggested a scenario to NPR the GOP elite might follow if it looks like Trump will win the partys presidential nomination. The Republican establishment completely freaks out. They...
  • Rand Paul strategist claims Rubio aide punched him in the face

    09/18/2015 8:07:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 18, 2015 | Nick Gass and Kyle Cheney
    A Michigan political consultant working for Rand Paul says he was punched in the face by Marco Rubio's deputy campaign manager during an alleged incident at a bar in Mackinac Island, where the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference is set to begin Friday. John Yob, who is national political director and chief strategist of Paul's Michigan campaign, wrote that Rubio deputy campaign manager Rich Beeson "literally physically assaulted me by punching me in the face." "Last night I went to a bar on Mackinac Island for the GOP Mackinac Conference. I ran into a guy named Rich Beeson, who frankly I...
  • Mitt Romney, your party needs you!

    09/11/2015 9:38:17 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 163 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Sept 11 2015 | Michael Cohen
    THERE IS one man who can save the Republican Party, and his name is Mitt Romney. Seriously. Seven years after Romney crashed and burned in the 2008 Republican primary and three years after he beat a weak GOP presidential field before losing to President Obama, he is still the partys best hope of winning back the White House.
  • New mission for Team Romney: Stop Trump

    09/11/2015 12:15:23 PM PDT · by TBP · 44 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 | Jim OSullivan
    Some of them go back to 2002, the win. Others slogged through Iowa, twice, and rode aboard the Mitt Mobile. In 2012, they were so close to the White House they could taste it. Now, the Mitt Romney diaspora an army of former aides and advisers from Romneys long political career are arrayed among a host of Republican presidential campaigns. But, through no concerted effort, they are curiously aligned once again in common cause, a stem-to-stern effort that has united old comrades even as they nominally play for different teams: stopping Donald Trump.
  • Romney Is Horrified by Trump and Thats Restarting Mitt 2016 Talk

    09/02/2015 7:26:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 09/02/2015 | Gabriel Sherman
    As Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican presidential race, frustration and panic have become high enough to make some inside the party Establishment pine for a candidate they roundly rejected as recently as January: Mitt Romney. Romney himself has become one of Trumps most vocal detractors inside the party. Hes someone to whom civility means a lot. The whole Trump thing really bothers him, a close Romney adviser told me and some Romney-ites are only too happy to talk up the prospect of their man jumping into the race if the Establishment fails to stop Trump, whose support...
  • Oh yes: Some Romney donors still holding out hope hell jump in and rescue the GOP

    09/01/2015 12:27:18 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 1, 2015 | BY ALLAHPUNDIT
    The more you hate Romney the more you should want him in the race, not just for strategic reasons, because itll split the center further, but for sheer comic value. If you think its funny watching Trump invent new insults daily to question Bushs masculinity we cant be more than a week away from him calling Jeb low T then youll have the time of your life watching him hassle Mitt as a choke artist whose piddling $300 million fortune would relegate him to carrying peoples clubs at Mar-a-Lago. **************************** One Romney bundler puts the odds of him...
  • Will Mitt Romney Jump In?

    08/31/2015 3:46:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    Observer ^ | 08/31/15
    As Jeb Bush struggles to carry the establishment mantle, some wonder whether the time is right for Mitt There is on the edge of the spectrum a thought awakening that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who ran for President in 2008 and 2012, might get back in the race. It comes naturally to think so. Before the race got seriously underway Mr. Romney met with Jeb Bush to consider their fates. Mr. Romneys wife Ann went so far back then as to suggest on Cavuto that If Jeb ran, Mitt would stay out, as they both represented a similar center...
  • Former Trump adviser: Romney thinking about getting in

    08/25/2015 7:10:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 23, 2015 | Curt Mills
    Colorful former Trump adviser Roger Stone thinks 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney is thinking about getting back in the presidential race. Stone tweeted his suspicion, and told CNN he had heard that Romney was considering a run from his sources. The move could indicate Romney sees an opportunity to better confront and challenge front-runner Donald Trump. Some see current establishment standard bearer former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as flailing. Trump has mocked Bush for being "just flat" on the campaign trail and Sunday called him a "low energy" candidate. Romney publicly considered a third run as recently as January, but...
  • Former Trump advisor: Romney thinking about getting in

    08/23/2015 3:02:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 122 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/23/2015 | Curt Mills
    Colorful former Trump advisor Roger Stone thinks 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney is thinking about getting back in the presidential race. Stone tweeted his suspicion, and told CNN he had heard that Romney was considering a run from his sources. The move could indicate Romney sees an opportunity to better confront and challenge front-runner Donald Trump. Some see current establishment standard bearer former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as flailing. Trump has mocked Bush for being "just flat" on the campaign trail and Sunday called him a "low energy" candidate. Romney publicly considered a third run as recently as January, but...
  • Romney and Self-Deportation

    08/22/2015 7:34:23 AM PDT · by BobL · 37 replies
    (self) | Aug 22, 2015 | (self)
    I have a question for you FReepers. In a Primary debate in late January, 2012, Romney tried to get to the right on illegal immigration by proposing that we make conditions so difficult for the illegals that they pack it up and go home on their own (i.e., self-deportation), rather than rounding them up and deporting them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObVnA0nIx_s A Google search finds many columns on this topic, but only immediately after that debate. Then Obama brought it up in an October debate, just before the election and blasted Romney on it. After the election, the Republican 'advisers' (most of them...
  • Trump and the Charisma Premium

    08/19/2015 4:47:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 19, 2015 | Ross Douthat
    Having used my Sunday column to double down on one 2016 prediction that Hillarys still a mortal lock to be the Democratic nominee let me use this post to quickly hedge a more recent bet: Namely, that the rise of Donald Trump might be a much-needed gift to Jeb Bushs struggling frontrunner campaign. I offered various arguments three weeks ago for why this might be so, and most of them might yet be vindicated once we leave the preliminary phase of the campaign, Jeb starts spending ad dollars in earnest, the establishment field gets winnowed and voters get...
  • Trump Leads GOP Field, Fiorina Rises as Walker Fades (New Market Consult poll)

    08/17/2015 11:24:27 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 87 replies
    MorningConsult.Com ^ | 8/17/2015 | Reid Wilson
    ... A new Morning Consult survey of self-identified Republicans and Republican-leaning independents shows Trump maintaining his standing at 32 percent, far ahead of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who earns 12 percent of the vote. ...
  • Ohio judges advised that they cant refuse to perform same sex weddings

    08/11/2015 10:09:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/11/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I think we all knew there would be more than a few of these cases reverberating around the country following the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage, and this time it’s popping up in Ohio. Some municipal judges are either refusing to perform the ceremonies for gay couples or stopping performing marriages entirely, citing religious freedom objections. This prompted an inquiry at the state supreme court and their advisory Board of Professional Conduct has come back with an answer. Now if only somebody can figure out exactly what they meant. Amid scattered instances of balking, Ohio judges who perform...
  • For some Republicans, a Trump victory looks increasingly possible

    08/05/2015 10:37:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Reuters-UK ^ | August 6, 2015 | James Oliphant, Emily Flitter and Steve Holland
    Four years ago, only one Republican candidate was consistently hitting the same kind of polling heights among the presidential field that real estate mogul Donald Trump is reaching now. His name was Mitt Romney. The fact that Romney went on to capture his partys nomination should be, at the very least, one basic reason why Trumps recent surge cant be dismissed as the aberration that so many pundits and party strategists claim it is. That doesnt mean, of course, that Trump, who will command center stage at the first Republican presidential debate on Thursday, is going to wind up the...
  • A 25-Year-Old Documentary Donald Trump Tried To Ban Was Finally Released

    08/02/2015 11:53:36 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 113 replies
    Celeb Cafe ^ | 8/2/2015 | Jonatan Hoffman
    However, 25 years later the themes of this film still resonate with Trump's character. A quarter of a century later, here it is. In 1988, Leonard Stern commissioned the film as part of a celebrity businessman series. Here's a Huffington Post piece about the documentary by its original writer, and here's the press release announcing the online debut-it appears that the film covers some allegations... Trump grew wealthy during the 80's, the start of the "me generation" of moneymakers, and the "decade of greed". In it, he was revealed to be "the opposite of a small-government conservative" and someone who'd...
  • Ted Cruz Fires Back at Mitt Romney

    07/31/2015 6:31:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | July 31, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Mitt Romney is out there ripping into Ted Cruz, and I made the observation that I can't recall a presidential candidate -- losing presidential candidate -- ripping presidential candidates in his own party in the next election cycle. I was trying to think, in the modern era, if there was an example of it. I couldn't think of one. It wasn't so much trying to think of Reagan's 11th commandment as I was thinking more about establishment Republican versus upstart Tea Party conservative. By the way, here's another thing: I've been doing... In the course of show...
  • Ted Cruzs long war on Mitt Romney: Newly uncovered audio captures Texan unloading on 2012 nominee

    07/31/2015 11:08:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Salon ^ | July 31, 2015 | Sophia Tesfaye
    The Tea Partyer was secretly recorded bashing Romney as the worst GOP presidential candidate on Earth.When Tea Party firebrand and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz lashed out Mitt Romney yesterday for daring to condemn his over-the-top charge that the Obama administration had become the world’s leading state sponsor of terror by negotiating a nuclear nonproliferation deal with Iran, it was hardly the first time the Texas senator has attacked his party’s 2012 presidential nominee. According to a new report in the National Journal, during a private speech back in May to the Council for National Policy, a secretive group of...
  • Ted Cruzs Blunt Response to Mitt Romney Saying It Was Way Over the Line to Say Iran Deal Would...

    07/31/2015 10:21:21 AM PDT · by Isara · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 31, 2015 | Jon Street
    Ted Cruz’s Blunt Response to Mitt Romney Saying It Was ‘Way Over the Line’ to Say Iran Deal Would Make Obama ‘Financier’ of Terror Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz fought back Thursday after Mitt Romney criticized him for saying the Obama administration would become the “leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism” if Congress approves the Iran nuclear deal. Romney had taken to Twitter to say that Cruz’s comment was “over the line.” I am opposed to the Iran deal, but @SenTedCruz is way over the line on the Obama terrorism charge. Hurts the cause.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney)...
  • Way over the line: Mitt Romney slams Ted Cruz for unhinged terrorism charge against Obama

    07/30/2015 4:40:52 PM PDT · by Isara · 56 replies
    Salon ^ | Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 | Sophia Tesfaye
    After Mitt Romney rips Ted Cruz on Twitter, the Tea Partyer goes for a full-throated attack “If this deal is consummated, it will make the Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism,” Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said this week of the multinational nuclear agreement with Iran. “Billions of dollars under control of this administration will flow into the hands of jihadists who will use that money to murder Americans, to murder Israelis, to murder Europeans,” Cruz explained to a group of supporters. Cruz, apparently competing for the title of Republican presidential candidate who...
  • Ted Cruz fires back at Mitt Romney: You got 'clobbered' by Obama for a reason

    07/30/2015 3:33:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    MSN / The Business Insider ^ | July 30, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) isn't backing off the tough rhetoric he's used to describe the Iran nuclear deal, despite criticism leveled by 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Thursday. Cruz has steadfastly maintained that President Barack Obama's administration would become a leading state-sponsor of terror if the agreement it struck with Iran makes it past Congress. He and others have argued that Iran would use a windfall from sanctions relief to finance terror abroad. Both Obama and Romney have called Cruz's remarks inappropriate. Romney wrote on Twitter early Thursday that he also opposes the Iran deal, but said Cruz's...