Skip to comments.Romney: 3-man race throws Trump the nomination
Posted on 04/18/2016 12:54:08 PM PDT by McGruff
Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is again warning his party of the dangers of a Donald Trump nomination, saying a three-man race likely paves the way for the New York billionaire to capture the nomination on the first ballot of this summer's GOP convention in Cleveland.
The former Massachusetts governor, in an interview on "The David Gregory Show" podcast says Tuesday's New York primary is an important moment in the primary fight.
"If (Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz) are both going at it aggressively until the very end then I think Trump gets it on the first ballot," Romney said.
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Romney argues that even if Trump were to fail to reach the magic number of 1,237 delegates needed to capture the nomination going into Cleveland, he could still wrangle the votes by wooing delegates.
“My guess is some delegates might like to fly around on Air Trump or perhaps get a membership to Mar-a-Lago,” Romney told Gregory, a CNN political analyst, referring to the Trump owned resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
Over the weekend, Trump boasted of his ability to persuade wavering delegates to come to his side, but insisted he won’t engage in such tactics because he thinks it’s wrong. The Trump campaign has been criticized for being woefully unprepared for the organization of delegates required by a presidential campaign.
One of the other two is in this to help Trump.
Stay tuned...answer soon.
Cruz will need to drop out for the gope
Yes poor Mittens. Carrying on in the tradition of his backstabbing Daddy George Romney, the Brutus who stabbed Barry Goldwater in the back and helped give us that great president Lyndon B. Johnson (sarcasm).
I’ve been saying for a month that Trump is better off with two opponents than with only one. It’s common knowledge in election analysis. If Kasich (whose positions are as bad as RINOs get) is going to stay, both Cruz supporters and Trump supporters should celebrate the decision for Cruz to stay too. We want the opposition to Trump divided for the best chance of Trump getting the first ballot nomination.
If Cruz can’t beat the stuffing out of no hoper Kasich he will never win the general election against the Dem/MSM tag team. Of course Romney is just fine with Hillary winning in November.
Cruz is just a lousy candidate any way you slice it. Here we have a social conservative Texan who lost the ENTIRE South to a “NY Liberal”. He can’t seal the deal as the “anti-Trump” because the more people hear him the less they like him.
If Romney had campaigned this hard against The Won four years ago, he’d be running for re-election today.
Cruz should drop out and run as a third party candidate.
Yeah, that’ll show ‘em!
So the liberal Kasich voters go to Ted? Not so sure about that Mittens.
“After all these rules are a lot simpler than the rules of foreign affairs or the rules of our economy. And if you want to be president, you are going to have to deal with things far more complicated than republican delegate rules,”
Like the Obama rules for foriegn relations Kittens? And the repblicans rules you talk about are not made for republicans Kittens.
If Romney had campaigned this hard against The Won four years ago, hed be running for re-election today.
Romney obviously prefers the kenyan to Trump. Given that Cruz is happy to have the support of Romney, it seems Cruz does too. Birds of a feather...
If Cruz is the nominee, you can bet your last nickel that the whole citizenship,birthplace issue will be front and center and the courts will DISQUALIFY HIM as soon as Hillary is the Nominee opposing him.
Says the guy who campaigned for Rubio in FL, Kasich in OH and Cruz in UT. What an a-hole!
put a cork in it Mitt
Cruz needs to drop out. After Trump trounces him in New York, he will move into the mathematically impossible realm of getting 1237 delegates.
The reality: It is time to wake up, get out of bed, put on some pants, put on your red hat and go to work to elect Donald J. Trump as our next President of the United States. It is time to stop pussy footing around!
The GOPe has, over the years, carved-out a rather comfortable niche as the JV team in the Uniparty.
That’s an apple cart they do not want to see upset.
And yet, bad-Gov. Willard RomneyCARE endorsed BOTH Kasich
and Ashley Cruz, and gave both $$$$$$ which
the rat known as Willard RomneyCARE
had stolen from the People after he suddenly
gave up like a wilted pansy
during the last election (for his dear friend Soros).
[One of the other two is in this to help Trump.
My money is on Kasich. The fact he has no clear path to the nomination and his lack of sleazy delegate theft like Cruz is committing makes me think it. His “contested convention” talk might very well be just a smokescreen.
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