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  • Scott Brown: Mitt Romney thinks Trump will beat Clinton

    05/04/2016 8:55:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 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.
  • Ann Coulter: It’s Only Trump

    03/31/2016 5:45:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/30/16 | Ann Coulter
    The only question for Republicans is: Which candidate can win states that Mitt Romney lost? Start with the fact that, before any vote is cast on Election Day, the Democrats have already won between 90 and 98 percent of the black vote and 60 to 75 percent of the Hispanic and Asian vote. Unless Republicans run the table on the white vote, they lose. If there’s still hope, it lies with Trump and only Trump. Donald Trump will do better with black and Hispanic voters than any other Republican. But it’s with white voters that he really opens up...
  • Mitt Romney's popularity among Republicans has plummeted

    03/29/2016 12:15:53 PM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 29, 2016 | Eric Levenson
    Mitt Romney's reemergence this election cycle as a harsh critic of Donald Trump has been crippling for his favorability among Republican voters, a new poll shows. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, is seen as favorable by just 28 percent of Republican primary voters, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday. A startling 62 percent of Republican primary voters view him unfavorably, the poll found, and 10 percent said they were not sure. That net favorability of minus-34 percentage points is a dramatic drop from polling conducted prior to 2016. In January 2015, for example, Romney was seen...

    03/26/2016 9:52:28 AM PDT · by GilGil · 144 replies
    ZogbyAnalytics ^ | 3/25/2016 | Administration
    If the election for President was being held today, and the candidates were Donald Trump and Mitt Romney, for whom would you vote?" We asked the question this way to make it more generic rather than get in to the complexities of an open national Republican convention. 50% of Republicans chose Donald Trump while 37% chose Mitt Romney, and 13% indicated they were unsure. Trump clearly won with males 56/33%. With females, his margin was closer 44/42%. He also carried retired Republicans 59/32%, and won in every age group from 18-65+, including among parents 53/36%. Trump lost among those Republicans...
  • WHOA! RNC Changes Rule To Stop Trump From 1,237 Delegates…All Are Eligible

    03/25/2016 4:58:58 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 242 replies
    Republicans have assumed this entire elections season that a candidate must have won at least 8 state primaries or caucuses to be eligible for the GOP nomination, but apparently that is not the case and apparently a rule change hasn’t technically occurred, but that’s not the way it seems. Even Ted Cruz said just last night that John Kasich wasn’t eligible because he hadn’t won enough states, so even he was mislead. Insiders now say rule 40(b) only applied to the republican convention in 2012 and was never intended to be used in future elections. From Washington Examiner: Party officials...
  • Kasich adviser: Cruz camp 'disingenuous' over stop Trump strategy

    03/25/2016 3:06:50 PM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 25, 2016 | Al Weaver
    Weaver said that while both campaigns have reached out to each other to ensure that Trump is denied the requisite 1,237 delegates to win the nomination, only the Kasich campaign has held up its end of the bargain . . . Even Mitt has urged Cruz to work with us! To no avail," Weaver lamented. "As usual they want it both ways, appearance of attempt to work together/victim, but no action. To question [John Kasich's] motivation is underhanded, and opposite of what they say in private. Facts are JK best positioned in most states moving forward & in general election....
  • Scott Walker: Nominee at Brokered Convention Will Be Someone ‘Not Currently Running’

    03/24/2016 3:28:50 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 188 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Wisconsin governor Scott Walker said Thursday that in the event of a contested convention, the Republican nominee will likely be someone who is "not currently running." "I think if it's an open convention, it's very likely it would be someone who's not currently running," Walker said. "I mean, who knows. The one thing I qualify -- it's like the qualifications you see on those ads you see for car dealerships. I think any of us who comment on this election have to qualify that almost every prediction's been off, so it's hard to predict anything," Walker added. Walker's own run...
  • Mormons against the Donald

    03/24/2016 5:43:32 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    The Economist ^ | March 23, 2016 | J.A.
    For those hoping to block Mr Trump, Mr Cruz's triumph in Utah is a rare fillip. He had been expected to win the state; it was unclear that he would pass the 50% threshold required to take all its delegates—in particular because of uncertainty over the effect of Mr Kasich in splitting the anti-Trump vote. The trouble for Mr Cruz, who has now won eight states to Mr Trump's 21, is that he only seems able to win in places, such as Utah, with rare concentrations of evangelicals, Mormons or the otherwise ultraconservative. And there are not many such places...
  • Dennis Miller: I’m Embarrassed for Mitt Romney and What He’s Done

    03/23/2016 8:53:08 PM PDT · by GilGil · 63 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/23/2016 | Jim Host
    Dennis Miller: You know if Trump wanted to get everybody off his back tomorrow as far as being violent he ought to convert to Islam. Cause it appears to me nobody can say anything when it’s violent over on that end of it. But if Trump says something, he’s Hitler. The country has gone mad. And, when Paul Ryan announced today that he, in essence it appeared to me that he was jumping in the race. Can I tell you something, Paul. You seem like a nice enough kid, but you know why people are pissed off? The GOP is...
  • A mocking Mitt Romney takes after Trump's "foreign wives"

    03/24/2016 12:52:36 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 167 replies
    seattlepi.com ^ | 7:09 pm, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | JOEL CONNELLY, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF
    A mocking Mitt Romney takes after Trump's "foreign wives" By JOEL CONNELLY, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF Updated 7:09 pm, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Mitt Romney escalated his feud with Donald Trump on Wednesday night, mocking the real estate mogul's "foreign wives" in a speech at the annual National Republican Congressional Committee dinner. "Donald Trump has had several foreign wives; it turns out there really are jobs Americans won't do," said the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
  • Desperate GOP establishment turns to Ted Cruz

    03/23/2016 7:19:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 128 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2016 | Niall Stanage
    The Republican establishment is sending in the cavalry for Ted Cruz, the latest unexpected twist in a presidential race that has defied all expectations. Many prominent members of the GOP establishment intensely dislike Cruz. But they now acknowledge that he is the best option — perhaps the only option — to deny Donald Trumptheir party’s nomination. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush jumped on the bandwagon on Wednesday with a surprise endorsement of Cruz, describing the Texas senator as “a consistent, principled conservative” in a Facebook post. Bush’s admiration for Cruz was noticeably lacking during the Floridian’s own run for the...

    03/23/2016 5:47:51 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 173 replies
    SuperStation95 ^ | Mar 23, 2016 | SuperStation95 - U.S.Reporter
    Republicans attending the Utah Election Caucuses on Tuesday were _each_ given hand-fulls of Ballots, "Vote as many times as you want" as shown in the photo above, allowing them to cast as many votes as they pleased! When the time came to place the ballots in a tin can for counting, people walked in the door with "absentee" ballots stuffing several at a time into the ballot box. ....
  • Romney mocks Trump at GOP dinner

    03/22/2016 8:16:11 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/22/16 | Caitlin Yilek
    Mitt Romney did not back down from his feud with Donald Trump at a GOP dinner Tuesday night. The former Republican presidential nominee joked about the billionaire’s foreign-born wives. “Donald Trump has had several foreign wives. It turns out that there really are jobs Americans won’t do,” Romney reportedly quipped at the annual dinner hosted by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). Trump’s first wife, Ivana, was born in Czechoslovakia. Melania, his third wife, is from Slovenia. Romney also touched on Trump’s questioning of his faith. “He could have just asked my wives,” Romney said. Trump bashed Romney at a...
  • BECK Bashes Christians for Voting Trump: “Evangelicals Have Not Been Listening to Their God”

    03/22/2016 6:54:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 189 replies
    GP ^ | 03/22/16 | Jim Hoft
    Radio and TV host Glenn Beck trashed Christians again for not voting for Ted Cruz.If only they’d see the light of Ted Cruz? During his speech today in Utah Glenn called for Mormons to rise up.Radio and TV host Glenn Beck trashed Christians again for not voting for Ted Cruz.If only they’d see the light of Ted Cruz? During his speech today in Utah Glenn called for Mormons to rise up.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDcoihvsChU  
  • Mitt Romney Records Robocalls for Ted Cruz

    03/21/2016 11:37:26 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 86 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/21/2016 | Jessica Hopper
    Mitt Romney took his willingness to support Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz one step further by recording robocalls for the Texas senator. In the calls, first reported by The Daily Caller, Romney encourages voters in Arizona and Utah to support Cruz. A call targeting Arizona voters was released today and another call will begin ringing in Utah homes tomorrow. Both Utah and Arizona will hold nominating contests tomorrow. “I’m calling to ask you to join me in supporting Ted Cruz for president this Tuesday in the Utah Republican caucuses. This is the time for Republicans across the spectrum to unite...
  • Trump Doubles Down on Theory Romney’s Not Really Mormon

    03/20/2016 11:53:00 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 123 replies
    National Review ^ | March 20, 2016 | Tom S. Elliott
    On Friday, Donald Trump questioned whether Mitt Romney is actually Mormon. “I have many friends that live in Salt Lake City — and by the way, Mitt Romney is not one of them,” Trump said during a Salt Lake City speech. ”Are you sure he’s a Mormon? Are we sure?” This is the third time Trump has questioned the faith of one of his opponents, despite having criticized the practice of questioning other people’s faith, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos pointed out this morning during an interview with Trump. “Why do you keep doing it?” he asked. Here’s Trump’s reply: With Mitt...
  • Cruz Campaign Hammered by Endorsements [semi-satire]

    03/20/2016 11:10:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 20 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Mar 2016 | John Semmens
    The slim mathematical odds for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to win the GOP presidential nomination were further narrowed this week by endorsements of his candidacy from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and former Republican presidential nominee Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Graham expressed sorrow that "it has come to this. With so many better qualified candidates available, the race has boiled down to a choice of evils. If someone had only murdered Cruz as I had hoped, we might have had a better outcome. Alas, that didn't happen. So, I reluctantly throw my weight behind the second worst option still in the...
  • Cruz Flies to Romney's Defense in Spat With Trump Over Mormonism

    03/20/2016 4:44:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 395 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 19, 2016
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, campaigning in Utah, called Donald Trump's attacks on Mitt Romney Mormon affiliation "sad" and "disgraceful.'' "It was sad yesterday to see Donald Trump stand up in Utah and call into question Mitt Romney's faith," the Texas senator told reporters on Saturday after a rally in Draper ahead of the state's Republican nominating contest on March 22.
  • Romney vs. Trump: What Utah reveals about Republican party divide

    03/19/2016 3:24:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 19, 2016 | Lucy Schouten
    Utah usually comes too late in the primary cycle to attract much national attention, but Mr. Trump's charged personality and success in the primaries, coupled with persistent rumors that the Republican Party leaders will force a brokered or open convention, are making every state's vote count. Utah's unique political character may offer special insights into the 2016 Republican race, however. Utah has not voted for a Democratic president since 1964, and in 2012 the state gave Mr. Romney "the largest margin of victory in any of the 50 states since Ronald Reagan" according to 270towin.com, a site that has mapped...
  • Donald Trump: ‘Mixed up Man’ Mitt Romney’s Vote for Ted Cruz Is ‘Good for Me’

    03/19/2016 12:24:18 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | MARCH 19, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump blasted 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney on Twitter for Romney’s earlier tweet on Friday declaring he will vote for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Utah on Tuesday.
  • Mitt Romney: Vote for Ted Cruz over 'Trumpism'

    03/19/2016 11:57:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/18/16 | Anthony Zurcher
    Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney will vote for Texas Senator Ted Cruz, saying he is "repulsed" by Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Mr Romney said in a Facebook post that the only way to nominate a Republican is to have an open convention, in which party officials choose the nominee. He campaigned with Governor John Kasich in Ohio but said voting for Mr Cruz is the only way to stop "Trumpism". -snip- "Mitt Romney is a mixed up man who doesn't have a clue. No wonder he lost!" Mr Trump said on Twitter. -snip- "Today, there is a contest between Trumpism...
  • Donald Trump on Mitt Romney: ‘Are You Sure He’s a Mormon?’

    03/19/2016 5:42:21 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 79 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 19, 2016 | Ashley Parker
    Speaking in Salt Lake City — home to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ headquarters — Donald J. Trump questioned Mitt Romney’s membership in the faith on Friday, asking a crowd at a rally, “Are you sure he’s a Mormon?” Mr. Romney, who was the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, comes from a prominent Mormon family, and he remains popular in Utah, which has a sizable Mormon population. After first praising Mormons generally — “And do I love the Mormons, O.K.?” Mr. Trump said. “Do I love the Mormons?” — Mr. Trump added that he has many friends...
  • Republicans chasing Reagan legacy

    03/19/2016 5:36:26 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 3 replies
    Banggor Daily News ^ | 12-15-2011 | Kristin Jensen
    Romney sought to distance himself from Reagan during an Oct. 25, 1994, debate with Edward Kennedy, the veteran Democratic senator he was trying to unseat in Massachusetts. Kennedy said Romney was trying to take the U.S. back to the “Reagan-Bush years,” a reference to Reagan’s vice president and his White House successor for one term, George H.W. Bush. “I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush,” Romney said. “I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.”
  • Kasich campaign bashes Romney for backing Cruz

    03/18/2016 4:08:45 PM PDT · by kevcol · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 18, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    "The fact is the establishment has gotten it wrong this entire primary and it is unfortunate to see that Mitt Romney is getting bad political advice," John Weaver, chief strategist for Kasich for America said in a statement late Friday afternoon. "John Kasich is best positioned to stop Donald Trump in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Pacific coast states. This is just the old establishment trying again to game the political system, but John Kasich's defeated the Republican establishment his entire career."
  • Cruz catches Mitt

    03/18/2016 3:55:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | March 18, 2016 | Henry C. Jackson
    With more of a whimper than a bang, the 2012 GOP nominee has made his preference clear. As POLITICO’s Nolan D. McCaskill reports MITT ROMNEY declared he would be caucusing for TED CRUZ on Tuesday in Utah’s primary — an endorsement, of sorts. The former Massachusetts governor said he believes no one will win the nomination outright by accruing the necessary 1,237 delegates, which would lead to multiple ballots at a contested convention. “At this stage, the only way we can reach an open convention is for Senator Cruz to be successful in as many of the remaining nominating elections...
  • Donald Trump Rally In Salt Lake City Live Stream: ‘Trump Train’ Back On Rails

    03/18/2016 2:15:56 PM PDT · by GilGil · 113 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 3/18/2016 | Jonanthan Vankin
    According to a polling average complied by Pollster.com, Ted Cruz leads Donald Trump in Utah with 22 percent support to 18 percent for Trump, and a mere four percent for Kasich. But those polling numbers may no longer be relevant and Trump will try to push them considerably farther in his direction by holding his Salt Lake City rally on Friday.
  • Ted Cruz thanks Mitt Romney for his endorsement

    03/18/2016 1:19:40 PM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 396 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/18/2016 | Ted Cruz
    Thank you, Governor! https://t.co/4zbAGaIGSH— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 18, 2016
  • BREAKING: Mitt Romney endorses Ted Cruz for President in all remaining primaries

    03/18/2016 12:48:55 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 447 replies
    This week, in the Utah nominating caucus, I will vote for Senator Ted Cruz. Today, there is a contest between Trumpism and Republicanism. Through the calculated statements of its leader, Trumpism has become associated with racism, misogyny, bigotry, xenophobia, vulgarity and, most recently, threats and violence. I am repulsed by each and every one of these. The only path that remains to nominate a Republican rather than Mr. Trump is to have an open convention. At this stage, the only way we can reach an open convention is for Senator Cruz to be successful in as many of the remaining...
  • On March 18, 2012, Mitt Romney Had 599 Delegates, With No Talk Of A Brokered Convention

    03/18/2016 11:59:39 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 26 replies
    03/18/2016 | Vanity
    It's far from an exact comparison, due to primaries being on different dates and a lower threshold of 1144 Delegates required. However, there were four candidates on March 18, 2012 (Romney, Santorum, Gingrich and Paul (Ron). As I recall, the talk from Republicans was of Romney's inevitability. Fast forward to today, Trump has 678 Delegates, yet all the talk is of a Brokered Convention. Funny how the Republican Party was happy to support an unapologetic Pro-Amnesty, Pro Obamacare, Global Warming True Believer, labeling him a "Conservative". 2012 Delegate Breakdown at the link. http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/primaries/delegates
  • Don’t blame Romney for Trump (BARF)

    03/18/2016 11:56:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 14, 2016 | ERIC FEHRNSTROM
    A popular culprit is former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. His crime? Welcoming Trump's endorsement in Romney’s own race for president in 2012. . . Romney didn’t seek Trump's endorsement because he thought it was worth having so much as he wanted to prevent Trump from making a disruptive kamikaze run. By sidelining Trump, Romney kept Trump's politics from entering the nation's bloodstream for another four years. If only today's Republican leaders could have done the same.
  • Threatening letter sent to Donald Trump's son, Eric

    03/17/2016 11:26:04 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 152 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 18, 2016
    NEW YORK -- The Secret Service, FBI and New York Police Department are investigating what sources tell CBS News is a threatening piece of mail sent to Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump. The mail, sent to Eric Trump at his posh Manhattan residence at 100 Central Park South, also known as Trump Parc East, was opened by his wife Thursday. A source close to the investigation said the letter had a Massachusetts postmark and warned that if Donald Trump doesn't withdraw from the race for the Republican presidential nomination -- paraphrasing -- harm will come to the kids. Investigators in...
  • Abortion Activist: Child Surviving Abortion Shouldn’t Necessarily Receive “All Available Medical..

    03/16/2016 6:21:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Abortion Activist: Child Surviving Abortion Shouldn’t Necessarily Receive “All Available Medical Care” Abortion activists believe the decision to kill an unborn baby in the womb should be between a woman and her doctor. However, some believe women and doctors should be able to make that same decision about babies outside of the womb, too. On Tuesday, a pro-abortion professor testified before a U.S. Senate hearing that families should be the ones to decide whether babies born alive after failed abortion attempts should receive potentially life-saving medical attention. CNS News reports Diana Greene Foster, a professor and researcher at...