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  • Romney: My Family Wants Me to Jump In the Race (Because they hate America and want Hillary to win)

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

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

    06/11/2016 2:41:12 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 202 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 11, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Mitt Romney blasted the Republican Party on Saturday for not doing more to stop presumptive nominee Donald Trump, saying that the prospects for the party are bleak. During a discussion in Park City, Utah, where Romney is hosting his annual conservative summit, the 2012 presidential nominee singled out Trump’s former rivals Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio), the last two candidates to drop out of the race against Trump. "Ted Cruz was basically praising Donald Trump through the whole process," Romney told discussion host and CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. And Kasich “was in well after the time...
  • Behind Mitt Romney’s Increasingly Lonely Challenge to Donald Trump

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

    05/25/2016 6:30:49 AM PDT · by kddid · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/20/16 | Brianna Gurciullo
    Not only does Erick Erickson want Mitt Romney to restart a search for a third-party candidate to challenge Donald Trump, he also wants Romney to consider being that person. The conservative blogger wrote for The Resurgent on Friday that he would "gladly work for a Romney Presidency given the choices between" Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and Trump. . . . Romney has also refused to back the presumptive Republican nominee, attacking Trump for refusing to release his tax returns and previously saying "Trumpism has become associated with racism, misogyny, bigotry, xenophobia, vulgarity and, most recently, threats and violence."
  • Gingrich: Romney’s anti-Trump efforts ‘pathetic’

    05/23/2016 3:39:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Newt Gingrich on Monday panned Mitt Romney’s campaign against Donald Trump as a weak effort that had not hurt the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee. “It’s pathetic,” he said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. "I don’t know what happened to Mitt, but it is weird; it is bizarre. Having a guy like that go berserk in public makes you wonder what his problems are." Romney has emerged as one of the biggest critics of Trump, and earier this year gave a speech that excorciated him. “Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud,” he said on March 3 at...
  • The story behind Mitt Romney’s loss in the presidential campaign to President Obama

    05/22/2016 11:09:07 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 46 replies
    Boston.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Michael Kranish
    It was two weeks before Election Day when Mitt Romney's political director signed a memo that all but ridiculed the notion that the Republican presidential nominee, with his better ground game could lose the key state of Ohio or the election. The race is “unmistakably moving in Mitt Romney's direction, the memo said. But the claims proved wildly off the mark, a fact embarrassingly underscored when the high-tech voter turnout system that Romney himself called “state of the art” crashed at the worst moment, on Election Day. To this day, Romney’s aides wonder how it all went so wrong...
  • The roots of Mitt Romney's anti-Trump fervor

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

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

    05/07/2016 9:19:58 PM PDT · by GLDNGUN · 152 replies
    Mitt Romney running as a independent in the 2016 general Presidential election is quickly becoming a very strong possibility, folks. The scary and nearly unthinkable result is that he could end up not just denying Donald Trump the Presidency but could become President himself. Think I'm crazy? Take a closer look.
  • Mitt Romney met privately with William Kristol, who is leading the effort to draft an independent

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

    05/05/2016 2:23:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 5/5/16 | Tim Hains
    House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin primary opponent Paul Nehlen launched his first ad, called "Truth Resurrection" Wednesday, calling Ryan out for his support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “It’s not every day you see a candidate for Congress sporting tattoos, riding a Harley, and throwing down on a factory floor,” Nehlen acknowledged. “But I’m not your everyday candidate.” “Mr. Speaker, you championed this trade deal. Why don’t you come back to Wisconsin and debate me—man-to-man, face-to-face—on the realities of TPP. And if you don’t want to debate me, maybe we can arm wrestle,” says Nehlen with a twinkle in his eye,...
  • Trump is 'poison' for GOP: Republican advisor

    03/23/2016 9:59:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 23, 2016 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    "Trump is not a strong general election candidate. He's showing surprising strength in the Republican primaries. But that's only 20 million people," said Murphy, who ran the $100 million Jeb Bush super PAC Right to Rise. "The regular election is 128 to 129 million people; different planet, not Trump friendly." Murphy told CNBC's "Squawk Box" he would not support for Trump, even if the billionaire were to get the GOP nomination. "Personally, I'd never vote for Donald Trump. I'll write in somebody better. But that's just me. The party will support him if he's the nominee."
  • Trump can take at least six states Romney lost and win in November

    03/23/2016 8:52:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 53 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/23/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Willard Romney lost in 2012 because he was a terrible candidate who, by Election Day, showed he would rather lose than appeal to conservatives. Romney won only the states he was supposed to win; nothing more. His attitude that “looking good but losing was better than appealing to conservatives” chased some 4 million conservative voters away. He followed George W. Bush’s stupid lead and did not fight back against Harry Reid’s lies about his failing to pay his taxes. Instead he allowed himself to be mocked and led around by the nose by Reid and the media over a totally...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mitt Romney Records Robocalls For Ted Cruz [AUDIO]

    03/21/2016 7:58:15 AM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 21, 2016 | Alex Pappas
    Mitt Romney has recorded robocalls for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz ï»ż 97% ahead of Arizona’s primary and Utah’s caucuses on Tuesday, The Daily Caller has learned. The Cruz campaign says the robocalls were dropped in Arizona today and will go out in Utah tomorrow. “Hello, this is Mitt Romney,” the robocalls begin. “And 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 behind Ted. He is the only Republican candidate who can defeat Donald Trump, and...
  • 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...
  • Mitt Romney won’t rule out accepting GOP nomination at contested convention

    03/06/2016 2:26:18 PM PST · by LS · 221 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/6/2016 | S.A. Miller
    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, refused Sunday to rule out becoming the nominee again this year at a brokered convention, though he insisted he couldn’t imagine that happening. “I don’t think anyone in our party should say, ‘Oh no, even if the people of the party wanted me to be president, I would say no to it.’ No one is going to say that,” Mr. Romney said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
  • (Loser) Mitt Romney: Donald Trump is a 'phony, a fraud'

    03/03/2016 3:40:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 192 replies
    CNN ^ | March 3, 2016 | By Catherine Treyz
    Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney thinks "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud" and that he's "playing the American public for suckers," according to prepared remarks provided by Romney to CNN. According to the former Massachusetts governor, "the only serious policy proposals that deal with the broad range of national challenges we confront have come from Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich." Romney is expected to remark on some what-ifs about Trump becoming president. "His domestic policies would lead to recession. His foreign policies would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor...
  • Mitt Romney is expected to speak out about the Republican presidential race

    03/02/2016 10:37:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    <p>Mitt Romney is expected to speak out about the Republican presidential race.</p> <p>The 2012 GOP presidential nominee announced plans to deliver speech about the 2016 race on Thursday at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.</p> <p>Romney has been critical of 2016 front-runner Donald Trump on Twitter in recent weeks and has yet to endorse any of the candidates.</p>
  • Romney to Lay Out Case Against Trump in Speech Thursday

    03/02/2016 11:12:19 AM PST · by maggief · 215 replies
    Bloomberg | March 2, 2016
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  • Why We Lose: Where Was Dirty Trickster Mitt Romney When America Needed Him In 2012?

    02/25/2016 8:16:42 AM PST · by Rockitz · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 25 Feb 2016 | John Nolte
    During a phoned-in appearance on Fox News Wednesday afternoon, 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney dropped a big ole’ a dirty bomb on Donald Trump. Speaking to Neil Cavuto, Romney said, without any evidence, that he has “good reason to believe that there’s a bombshell in Donald Trump’s taxes.” As someone who suffered through every moment of Romney’s feckless presidential campaign, the first thing I thought to myself was “Where the hell was this killer when we needed him most?” Listen, I have no issue with Romney dropping a dirty bomb, especially on a Donald Trump who is the master...
  • Romney: ‘Good Reason To Believe That There’s a Bombshell In Donald Trump’s Taxes’

    02/24/2016 4:49:39 PM PST · by Rockitz · 82 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 24 Feb 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney stated that Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz(R-TX), and Florida Senator Sen. Marco Rubio(R-FL) ought to release their taxes for “the last two years that have already been filed” and that there’s “good reason to believe that there’s a bombshell in Donald Trump’s taxes” on Wednesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel. Romney began by saying that both Trump and Democratic candidate Senator Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) were connecting with voters who were upset with the Washington, which hasn’t made progress. He added, “I think there’s...
  • Mitt Romney: Good Reason to Believe There's a 'Bombshell' in Donald Trump's Taxes

    02/24/2016 2:54:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 129 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 02/24/2016 | David Rutz
    2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Wednesday on Fox News there is good reason to believe there is a "bombshell" to be found in Donald Trump's back taxes. Asked by host Neil Cavuto why he hadn't officially backed a Republican for the 2016 nomination, Romney said he would like to see the back taxes from several of the candidates. Taxes were a sore spot for Romney in 2012, with then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) publicly accusing him of not even paying them. "This will give us a real sense of whether these people are on the up...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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 Romney’s 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 wouldn’t 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 isn’t 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...
  • Why Mitt Romney should save the Republican Party and join the 2016 race

    09/05/2015 6:05:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies
    theweek.com ^ | Sep. 3, 2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    "Mitt wants to run. He never stopped wanting to run," an anonymous senior adviser of Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign recently told New York magazine. Other members of Romneyworld have denied the former governor is interested in another campaign. But at this stage in the 2016 race, Mitt Romney should start preparing to get back in the arena.Romney should be ready to enter the field to save his party from an awful reckoning between its leadership and its base, a reckoning that has been brought on by Donald Trump's campaign. Trump has proven that the "strongest GOP primary field in...
  • Ted Cruz’s 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...
  • Talk of Romney in 2016 Continues to Grow

    09/30/2014 9:25:10 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 75 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 09/29/14 | Lincoln Mitchell
    In recent days and weeks there has been renewed speculation that Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president will again be a candidate in 2016. There has been some talk about this for months, but it has grown louder in recent days. Yesterday, The Washington Post described Mr. Romney’s evolving potential candidacy as “The road from ‘I’m not doing it again’ to ‘Circumstances can change’ is paved with favorable polls, 2012 predictions that came true and public statements from supporters.” Last week in an article titled “Romney 2016 is Real,” The Washington Examiner wrote “Romney is talking with advisers,...
  • Romney Rides To Rescue For Roberts In Tight Kansas Senate Race (Good Lord!)

    09/11/2014 7:13:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 9/11/14 | Dylan Scott
    As part of the growing GOP effort to save Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), Mitt Romney is now making robocalls on the incumbent senator's behalf. The Associated Press reported that Romney's recorded call would reach 400,000 Kansas residents this week. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee calls Roberts, who faces a stiff re-election challenge from independent candidate Greg Orman after Democratic nominee Chad Taylor dropped out of the race last week, a trusted conservative and says that he is needed to block the Democratic agenda, according to the AP.
  • Mitt Romney for President?

    08/10/2014 8:06:44 AM PDT · by IChing · 527 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | Donald Joy
    I was in a spiritually-oriented meeting a week ago, and there were about fifty people in the room.  Halfway through, a guy in the center of the room chimed in and announced that he was going to open his speaking time by sharing with us his personal, painful example of the worst kind of betrayal.  We all leaned a bit closer to listen as he described, with tongue secretly hidden in cheek, a time when he bit into what he’d thought was a chocolate chip cookie–only to realize with shock and dismay that it was actually a raisin cookie. He was making a wry...
  • Romney Loyalists Hyping Comeback: 'Republicans Are Dying to Be Associated with Him'

    08/03/2014 6:36:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 346 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 3, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Mitt Romney loyalists are trying to gin up the narrative that Republicans just can't get enough of Romney.“Democrats don’t want to be associated with Barack Obama right now, but Republicans are dying to be associated with Mitt Romney,” Spencer Zwick, "a longtime Romney confidant who chaired his national finance council," claimed to the Washington Post. The Chamber of Commerce, which has vowed to wage war on the Tea Party and push through amnesty legislation, glowingly praised Romney, alleging he would be in a "commanding position" if he entered the 2016 race. Romney is reportedly set to make trips to West...
  • Mitt Romney's high-powered gathering

    06/12/2014 5:25:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | June 12, 2014 | Paul Steinhauser, political editor
    Mitt Romney can still draw a crowd. Some top supporters and donors from the former Massachusetts governor's two presidential campaigns are gathering starting Thursday for Romney's retreat in Park City, Utah. They'll be joined by a bunch of political leaders who may hope to follow in Romney's footsteps by winning the Republican presidential nomination. This is the third year in a row that Romney has hosted the event, which is being held at the upscale Stein Ericksen Lodge at the Deer Valley Resort. The first came came during the 2012 presidential campaign as the then-GOP nominee was facing off against...
  • Mitt Romney: Not Healthy Congress Hasn't Passed Amnesty

    05/30/2014 1:05:07 PM PDT · by kingattax · 133 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 30 May 2014 | by TONY LEE
    On Friday, failed 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said it wasn't healthy that Congress has not passed amnesty legislation that the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of American workers. "I do believe it's important for us, before the presidential contest in 2016, to finally have immigration reform in place," Romney said, according to The Des Moines Register's Jennifer Jacobs. "I just don't think it's healthy for the country to continue to have this issue open and unresolved, particularly with so many families that are waiting for the answers." Romney said he was not for a "special"...
  • Romney rips N.H. official’s ‘vile epithet’ (Calls on officer to quit) [Mitt Defends Obama]

    05/17/2014 5:51:45 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 69 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 17, 2014 | Matt Stout
    Romney rips N.H. official’s ‘vile epithet’ (Calls on town officer to quit) [Mitt Defends Obama] May 17, 2014 - "Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has called on a New Hampshire town official to resign for calling President Obama a racial epithet. The Wolfeboro, N.H., police commissioner who has stood by his comment calling President Obama a racial slur is facing a growing cascade of calls to step down, including from the tiny lakeside town’s most famous summer resident — one-time Obama opponent Mitt Romney. “The vile epithet used and confirmed by the commissioner has no place in our community ,”...
  • Inevitable: Rich GOP donors warn Christie that their first loyalty is to Jeb Bush

    05/02/2014 8:55:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 2, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Can we really call it “news” if it’s something that everyone already knows? Imagine if all the tea-party energy of the past five years ends up in another Bush coronation in 2016. I don’t know if the party would fracture. But it should. In private conversations that are now seeping into public view, some of them are signaling to Mr. Christie’s camp that, should Mr. Bush enter the race, their first loyalty would be to him, not to Mr. Christie, according to interviews with more than two dozen of them… The family name, [Barry Wynn] said, remains a powerful draw....
  • Rand Paul to Meet Top Romney Donors in Boston

    04/18/2014 9:52:49 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 92 replies
    national review ^ | March 18, 2014
    Rand Paul will do his best to charm a group Mitt Romney’s top donors next week at an event facilitated by Romney finance director Spencer Zwick. The Friday luncheon will take place in Boston at the offices of Zwick’s private-equity firm, Solamere Capital, according to a source familiar with the event. Romney’s eldest son Tagg is also a managing partner at the firm, and Romney is the executive chairman. The event is yet another signal that Paul is preparing a for a serious presidential bid in 2016. Two years before the GOP primary, Paul is attempting to branch out beyond...
  • Matt Rhoades, Romney campaign’s under-the-radar chief (Flashback)

    11/11/2013 9:58:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 11/20/2011 | Jason Horowitz
    Romney 2012 campaign manager Matt Rhoades keeps such a low profile that he once nearly made his career disappear. -snip- Rhoades is the organizing force behind Romney’s safe and smooth campaign. An expert at manipulating the news cycle with a coveted connection to the elusive media power broker Matt Drudge, Rhoades is particularly well suited to run a campaign that Romney himself characterized this weekend as employing a “confidentiality of strategy.” -snip- He then joined the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign as research director and ran its bruising rapid-response operation with communications director Steve Schmidt, -snip- Griffin, who was leaving the RNC,...
  • Romney opposes GOP strategy that led to government shutdown [Mitt criticizing Tea Party]

    10/03/2013 4:56:32 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 48 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 2, 2013 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said before giving a speech at the University of Utah Wednesday that shutting down the government is the wrong way to oppose the nation's new health care law. Romney repeated his concerns about the strategy against the Affordable Care Act employed by some Republicans in Congress, including Utah Sen. Mike Lee, that led to the shutdown of the federal government on Tuesday. "My view is that Republicans, elected Republicans, almost universally agree that Obamacare is problematic for the economy and for the American family," he said in response to a...
  • Senate Votes to Fund Obamacare

    09/27/2013 4:37:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    Earlier today, the United States Senate voted to fund Obamacare. There were 25 Republicans who betrayed their principles and voted for cloture, giving Democrats the power to implement this terrible law. This is a disappointing loss, but the bill now goes back to the House where Republicans must hold their ground and refuse to fund Obamacare. Here are the 25 Senate Republicans who voted to allow Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Democrats to fund Obamacare today: Alexander, Lamar (R-TN) Ayotte, Kelly (R-NH) Barrasso, John (R-WY) Blunt, Roy (R-MO) Boozman, John (R-AR) Burr, Richard (R-NC) Chambliss, Saxby (R-GA) Chiesa, Jeff (R-NJ)...
  • Billionaire Who Made Mitt Romney’s Campaign Now Joins Soros to Target Evangelicals

    09/01/2013 8:16:07 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 22 replies
    So beware Christians: the Grand Old establishment has long since used you as a political tool, but now sees you as so gullible, pliable, and dumb that it can openly join forces with the left when it so desires and move you right along as well.
  • Romney warns Republicans against government shutdown

    08/06/2013 6:03:40 PM PDT · by yongin · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 6, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Mitt Romney on Tuesday warned congressional Republicans against shutting down the government in an attempt to defund ObamaCare. “I badly want ObamaCare to go away, and stripping it of funds has appeal,” Romney said at a fundraiser in New Hampshire for the state’s Republican Party, according to prepared remarks. “But we need to exercise great care about any talk of shutting down government. What would come next when soldiers aren't paid, when seniors fear for their Medicare and Social Security, and when the FBI is off duty?” Speaking at the event in Wolfeboro, just miles from his summer vacation home,...
  • Sarah Palin On Fox News: 'I Was Forbidden From Telling The Truth About Obama In 2008.'

    07/26/2013 6:57:45 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 156 replies
    Obama Release Your Records ^ | July 26, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    Former Governor Sarah Palin in an exclusive interview that will air tonight on Greta Van Susteren state she was forbidden to bring up anything negative about Barack Obama on the campaign trail back in 2008. She states that the GOP elite interfered with the McCain camp and prevented them, especially her to not talk about Jeremia Wright, Bill Ayers and most likely Obama's eligibility problem and shady past. Sarah Palin has had the reputation of being a viscous campaigner who went for the jugular when attacking her political opponent. She went up against two well seasoned professional politicians by the...
  • Top G.O.P. Donors Seek Greater Say in Senate Races (Tokyo Rove SuperPac to attack Tea Party)

    02/03/2013 11:18:18 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/3/13 | JEFF ZELENY
    The biggest donors in the Republican Party are financing a new group to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s efforts to win control of the Senate. -snip- The Conservative Victory Project, which is backed by Karl Rove and his allies who built American Crossroads into the largest Republican super PAC of the 2012 election cycle, will start by intensely vetting prospective contenders for Congressional races to try to weed out candidates who are seen as too flawed to win general elections.
  • Rove Declares War on Tea Party

    02/03/2013 10:29:18 AM PST · by Bratch · 147 replies
    Big Government ^ | February 3, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    The battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party has begun. On one side is the Tea Party. On the other side stands Karl Rove and his establishment team, posing as tacticians while quietly undermining conservatism. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the “biggest donors in the Republican Party” have joined forces with Karl Rove and Steven J. Law, president of American Crossroads, to create the Conservative Victory Project. The Times reports that this new group will dedicate itself to “recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who...
  • Latest Romney Revelation Has Me Incredibly Angry

    12/29/2012 3:45:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | December 28, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    Just before the Christmas break the Boston Globe published a lengthy postmortem on Mitt Romney’s massive failure as a presidential candidate. Between this, and the constant hand-wringing by Geniuses of the GOP™, I think we have beaten this dead horse to a pulp, but there was one thing that came out of this article that has me as angry as I have ever been over a politician. Before we get to that, let’s step back in time to 2008. Like 2012, the Republican Party didn’t exactly put forth an all-star field of candidates for voters to choose from. In the...
  • Live Thread: Romney to Speak to Press Tonight About '47% Video' Comments

    09/17/2012 7:09:29 PM PDT · by kristinn · 506 replies
    Monday, September 17, 2012 | Kristinn
    Political reporters on Twitter are saying they are standing by for a Romney media availability on the video released today by Mother Jones of Romney at a May fundraiser speaking frankly of his thoughts on Obama's base voters and their entitlement mentality, aka the 47% who pay no federal income taxes.The media and GOP-E have jumped ugly on Romney tonight.Steve Holland, Reuters: Romney at press avail to respond to video says his comments weren't "elegantly stated," and "could have said it in a more effective way."