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  • Why It’s Too Soon for Mitt Romney to Endorse Marco Rubio

    02/06/2016 7:22:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Slate ^ | February 5, 2016 | Jim Newell
    He should wait until that endorsement would do the most good. It doesn't take many mental contortions to figure out whom Mitt Romney would support in a three-way race between Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Sen. Marco Rubio. Obviously he would support none of them, because Romney is waiting for the three to end up in a deadlocked convention from which Romney emerges the consensus nominee. Just kidding, sort of. The dude wants to endorse Rubio, and it's only a matter of time...
  • Anti-Trump super-PAC’s secret weapon: John McCain

    02/04/2016 5:29:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jonathon Swan
    The anti-Trump super-PAC that spent more than $2 million slamming the billionaire in Iowa is preparing to launch a new secret weapon in New Hampshire -- John McCain. "Probably the only significant strategy shift is we are going to remind voters in New Hampshire about the disgraceful things that he said about John McCain," said the leader of Our Principles PAC, Katie Packer, who was Mitt Romney's deputy campaign manager in 2012. Trump offended many Republicans when he mocked McCain's Vietnam War service last July, saying "he was a war hero because he was captured. ... I like people who...
  • GOPe Anti-Trump Super Pac Sends Out Smear Flyers Before New Hampshire Primary

    02/06/2016 10:46:09 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/06/15 | Jim Hoft
    GOP establishment hacks from TrumpQuestions.com sent out thousands of Anti-Trump flyers this week attacking the Republican frontrunner in New Hampshire. TrumpQuestions.com is an offshoot of Our Principles PAC.Our Principles PAC is an anti-Donald Trump super PAC founded by Katie Packer, a former aide to Mitt Romney‘s 2012 presidential campaign. The super PAC has sent mailers and aired television ads in Iowa criticizing Trump’s policies. The super PAC operates OurPinciples.com and TrumpQuestions.com.The GOP hacks are trying to smear Trump as anti-gun in their most recent flyers.** Donald Trump is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. The anti-Trump PAC is hoping...
  • Trump Faces Last-Minute Ad Assault (Super PAC '7 figure' ad buy in Iowa)

    01/26/2016 3:56:51 AM PST · by kristinn · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    With less than a week until the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump is facing an 11th-hour barrage of negative advertising - with a new anti-Trump group spending more than $1 million in a last-ditch effort to defeat him. Our Principles PAC, a newly formed super PAC set up by a former top aide to Mitt Romney, is set to begin airing a TV ad in Iowa that calls into question his devotion to conservative positions - and asks Iowa voters bluntly, "How much do we really know about Donald Trump?" The ad, which invokes Trump's past statements on hot-button issues like...
  • Glenn Beck Declares Ted Cruz ‘the Next George Washington’

    "We need a new George Washington," Beck said. "Today’s Washington will not be found in the garish light of gold, but rather, in the bold service of a man who stands tirelessly for what he deeply believes - that government should be of the people, by the people, and for the people. That is why I am endorsing Senator Ted Cruz as the next President of the United States of America." "I have prayed for the next George Washington," Beck said, "I believe I have found him."
  • A scripted Romney breaks into a sprint for a vote

    01/22/2016 2:20:41 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 3 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | JANUARY 22, 2016 | Karen Langley
    On the campaign trail ahead of the 2012 New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney didn't always come across as the most freewheeling candidate for president. At event after event around the Granite State, the former Massachusetts governor and business executive didn't waver in his focus on President Obama and the pace of the economic recovery. Romney might not have been as wooden as caricatures of him suggested, but he wasn't lighting up the trail as a charismatic leader. He had traded the neckties of his 2008 bid for jeans and rolled-up sleeves, but he still seemed pretty buttoned down. As a...
  • Trump, Romney, Republicans and Bill Whittle

    01/20/2016 2:13:29 PM PST · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 20, 2016 | Dan Miller
    Romney set himself up to lose the last election. Trump has not done so. Here's a 2012 video by Bill Whittle. He argues that among the reasons Romney did not win the election is that he apologized for, rather than articulate and praise, what (should have been) Republican principles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgxlp2UJI5I Trump does not apologize for his business successes; he is proud of them and emphasizes them. Trump should watch and listen closely to Whittle's remarks. They go well beyond financial success. The other candidates (if they have the intestinal fortitude to follow Whittle's advice) might also learn something useful.
  • GOP didn't lose in 2012 because 4 million Republican voters stayed home

    01/14/2016 4:58:40 AM PST · by prplhze2000 · 20 replies
    Jackson Jambalaya ^ | January 14, 2016 | kingfish
    Its a common them. Heard Rush say it the other day. Romney lost because four million McCain voters stayed home. The problem with that claim is the Republicans actually increased their votes in seven of the nine swing states while Obama's vote fell in the other two. Take a look at the numbers.
  • Mitt Romney: Ted Cruz 'natural born citizen'

    01/08/2016 5:25:30 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri January 8, 2016 | Daniella Diaz
    .....One prominent Republican leader is defending Ted Cruz's eligibility to run for president despite the Texas senator's Canadian birthplace: Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor tweeted his support of Cruz on Friday, writing, ".@tedcruz is a 'natural born citizen.' Obama too. Even George Romney. This isn't the issue you're looking for." .@tedcruz is a "natural born citizen." Obama too. Even George Romney. This isn't the issue you're looking for.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) January 8, 2016 Cruz has faced criticism recently after GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump began publicly questioning whether Cruz is eligible to president, even...
  • Romney: Cruz is a 'natural born citizen'

    01/08/2016 12:13:22 PM PST · by VinL · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/9/16 | Jesse Byrne
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Friday defended Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) from those questioning the GOP candidate's eligibility to be president. Romney tweeted that Cruz "is a 'natural born citizen.' Obama too. Even George Romney," he said, referencing his father who was born to American parents in Mexico and ran for president. "This isn't the issue you're looking for," Romney added of the Cruz citizenship debate. Romney has weighed in on other controversies during the 2016 GOP primary in his effort to help shape dialogue in the race and become a mentor in the party. The 2012 Republican presidential...
  • Ted Cruz Is Exactly What the Political System Needs

    01/07/2016 10:17:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The New Republic ^ | January 7, 2016 | Brian Beutler, senior editor
    Why Republicans and Democrats alike should welcome his nomination. Ted Cruz's surge to the top of the polls in Iowa, and into second place nationally, gave immediate relevance to something campaign-watchers have known for months. Unlike so many flash-in-the-pan candidates of the past few cycles, who've risen from the bottom of the pack, seemingly out of nowhere, only to collapse just as suddenly, Cruz has assembled an intimidating, intelligent, and durable campaign operation. He enters January not just as the putative favorite to win the Iowa caucuses, but with an impressive ground game, intense grassroots support, technical prowess, and lots...
  • Romney to Bush: I don't know if you can win

    01/05/2016 10:51:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | January 4, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    While exploring his own 2016 GOP presidential bid last year, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney told Jeb Bush that he wasn't sure the former Florida governor could defeat Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton to win the White House. Romney recalled his remarks during an interview with The Washington Post, telling the newspaper of his meeting with Bush in January 2015. "Jeb, to be very honest, I think it's very hard for you to post up against Hillary Clinton and to separate yourself from the difficulty of the W. years and compare them with the Clinton years," Romney recalled saying to Bush....
  • The Great Bait and Switch: Why a conservative Reagan won two landslides, and moderates always lose

    12/27/2015 4:04:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Jewish Political Updates ^ | December 27, 2015 | Shlomo Pollak
    The dabate continues: do we stick to our principles, or do we run to the middle? Since Romney’s shocking defeat, this debate has taken on a new sense of urgency, with the thinking that if Obama was reelected, even Hillary can win this thing?!? Nobody changed teams, obviously…. The moderates remained moderates, and are “now more then ever”, energized to crush the right wing, that “cost us” an important election…. The conservatives, are equally incredulous, and fear a do-over with another moderate, will net us exactly the same results as last time…. THIS DABATE ACTUALLY SEEMS TO BE, BETWEEN REASON...
  • Donald Trump: Mean Spirited GOP Won't Win Elections

    12/26/2015 3:11:05 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 123 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/26/2012 | Ron Kessler
    Ronald Kessler reporting from Washington, D.C. , The Republican Party will continue to lose presidential elections if it comes across as mean-spirited and unwelcoming toward people of color, Donald Trump tells Newsmax. Whether intended or not, comments and policies of Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates during this election were seen by Hispanics and Asians as hostile to them, Trump says. "Republicans didn't have anything going for them with respect to Latinos and with respect to Asians," the billionaire developer says. "The Democrats didn't have a policy for dealing with illegal immigrants, but what they did have going for them...
  • How Romney And McCain Could Help Propel Rubio To Victory In New Hampshire

    12/23/2015 8:58:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 22, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    Could Mitt Romney and John McCain turn out to be the hidden arrows in Marco Rubio's political quiver in New Hampshire?[continued]
  • Judge: Catholic schools must hire people in gay ‘marriages’ for non-teaching positions

    12/21/2015 12:25:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/21/15 | Lisa Bourne
    BOSTON, Massachusetts, December 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A Massachusetts judge sided with a practicing homosexual who sued a Catholic school for acting to uphold its Catholic identity. In a first of its kind case, Norfolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins ruled that Fontbonne Academy discriminated against Matthew Barrett for his sexual orientation and gender in violation of State law when it withdrew a job offer in 2013. Barrett had been offered the position of food services director at the all-girls Catholic prep school in Milton, MA, but the offer was later rescinded after Barrett had listed another man as his...
  • Trump Backed Amnesty For Illegal Aliens Only Last June

    12/18/2015 4:01:41 AM PST · by expat_panama · 128 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 12/17/2015 | Editorial
    ...he was for amnesty before he was against it... [snip] ...from the No. 1 defender of deportation. At the end of June, speaking to the press in Chicago and after saying he "heard you probably have 30 million" illegal aliens in America, Trump contended: "You have to give them a path, and you have to make it possible for them to succeed. You have to do that. But the bad ones, and there are bad ones, you have to get out, and you have to get them out fast." [snip] ...Trump, interviewed by Newsmax's Ron Kessler, blasted Mitt Romney's "crazy...
  • Romney begs the GOP establishment to stop suggesting him as the party's 2016 savior

    12/14/2015 3:39:14 PM PST · by Rockitz · 17 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 14 December 2015 | Nikki Schwab, U.S. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
    Mitt Romney has a message for the GOP: Stop trying to make 2016 happen. The 2012 Republican nominee, who ran and lost in 2008 too, is trying to hush the chatter that he could somehow become the savior of a brokered GOP convention next summer. 'Please let me know who's doing that and I'll have a word with them,' Romney stated. 'I'm not running.' Romney made an appearance in Mesa, Arizona, on Saturday to support the candidacy of another former GOP nominee, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who's running for re-election. At the appearance, according to the Arizona Republic, Romney tried...
  • In Mesa, Mitt Romney douses talk of convention-floor comeback

    12/13/2015 1:52:12 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 12 replies
    azcentral ^ | 12/12/2015 | Dan Nowicki
    Link only: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/politics/2015/12/12/mesa-mitt-romney-douses-talk-convention-floor-comeback/77064732/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=
  • The Secret Plan To Nominate Mitt Romney From The Convention Floor

    12/11/2015 9:47:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 121 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | December 11, 2015 | McKay Coppins
    With Donald Trump’s ruinous domination of the Republican primary polls showing no signs of abating, top leaders in the GOP are reportedly now preparing for the possibility of a contentious brokered convention next year in Cleveland. If that happens, a small group of wealthy donors and die-hard loyalists close to Mitt Romney will be ready with a strategy to win him the nomination from the convention floor.
  • Obamacare Is Now on Life Support

    12/10/2015 6:58:51 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 63 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 10 Dec, 2015 | Edward Morrissey
    Democrats gained the political muscle to push the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through Congress on three basic arguments. First, they argued that the United States had too many uninsured people, with estimates ranging from 30 million to 45 million. Second, the rise in costs for health care outstripped inflation, and the market required an intervention that would bend the cost curve downward. Third, Democrats claimed that insurance companies made too much profit and shorted most consumers on care, while those with generous health plans - so-called "Cadillac plans" - drove up utilization rates and costs for everyone else.
  • Mitt Romney Could Stop Donald Trump. Seriously. (laughable)

    12/10/2015 3:45:53 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 62 replies
    Link only http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mitt-romney-could-stop-donald-trump-seriously_56689e49e4b080eddf56dc2d
  • Iowa GOP seeks to prevent repeat of botched 2012 caucus

    12/06/2015 4:46:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 6, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Republicans in Iowa are working overtime to prevent a repeat of the botched 2012 caucuses when scores of unaccounted ballots caused Mitt Romney to be wrongly declared the winner over Rick Santorum. State party officials say they've moved aggressively to address the problems that plagued the ballot count in January 2012, and believe the new technologies they've adopted, as well as having more workers on staff and enhanced training programs, will pave the way for a smooth and accurate reckoning at the Feb. 1. caucuses. "We're extremely confident that we've addressed all of the issues," said Iowa Republican Party spokesman...
  • The media and GOPe want to make Ted Cruz this year’s Mitt Romney

    12/04/2015 8:47:55 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/4/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Ted Cruz is the most conservative candidate in the Republican field. His speeches are inspirational trips into what America should be, which is why he will never be elected president. He is far too conservative to stand a chance in a general election. In 2012, rank and file Republicans were tricked into nominating a liberal candidate who chased away conservatives and lost, which was exactly the plan. Mitt Romney was never in the race to win. Conservatives knew it and 4.5 million stayed home. The media knew what would happen and it celebrated putting one over on the Republicans when...
  • Hillary Clinton is everything democrats said they didn’t like about Mitt Romney

    12/02/2015 9:47:53 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-02-15 | DrJohn
    But worse. Much worse. Although Hillary Clinton is widely expected to prevail in the democrat primaries, there is concern for her. She's not likable. Allies of Hillary Clinton are confident she will win the Democratic presidential nomination, but they are worried about one big thing: her likability problem in the general election. Clinton has rebounded from a rough spring and summer with a strong fall. And while her eyes remain on the primary, she is already testing general election themes against her possible GOP opponents as they do battle in what could be a drawn-out Republican primary. Presidential elections are...
  • 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....
  • WASH POST: REPUBLICAN PARTY PANIC; MOVE TO DRAFT ROMNEY

    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...
  • TRUMP LAUNCHES TWITTER WAR WITH ROMNEY ADVISER STUART STEVENS OVER THIS PRIMARY PREDICTION!

    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...