Skip to comments.Andrea Mitchell: Romney Adviser Said Party Elites Will Find Alternative If he Can't Win Florida
Posted on 01/24/2012 10:35:26 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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"I talked to a top Romney adviser tonight who said, 'Look, if Mitt Romney cannot win in Florida then we're going to have to try to reinvent the smoke-filled room which has been democratized by all these primaries. And we're going to have try to come with someone as an alternative to Newt Gingrich who could be Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels, someone.' Because there is such a desperation by the so-called party elites, but that's exactly what Gingrich is playing against,"
One alternative would be to support the nominee.
Bring it loser.
Carpet bagger of process is the 1st attack that comes to mind and lack of participation in the last three years disqualifies their opinion.
That’s it and they’re muted, maligned and demonstrably stoopid for even trying.
They are in a state of panic...that is a good thing....let’s keep the pressure on...let’s put the fear of God in their black souls...
Thank you, Mrs Greenspan!
This was a very revealing report made last night by Andrea.
The media and surrogate Romney backers have been in full throated panic for the past two weeks! We actually knew this to be true, but I believe it’s dangerous. The Independents will be bought next that’s for certain. Anything to cut Newt’s legs out from under him.
On the other hand the media wants the Republican Party to implode in DC. They are out to create the theme that Obama delivers at least controlled chaos versus the Republicans chaos by implosion and open warfare with their base. We can bank that.
You mean like in Alaska?
Maybe Sarah is waiting by the phone. ;) /s
I wonder if Newt plans on making her is running mate.
Romney wants to win Florida? Where do you buy those lottery tickets?
Didn’t Andrea pose for the After picture for the “Faces of Meth” campaign?
Not empty threats. They’re talking to Jeb Bush.
>>> “Empty threats.” <<<
Truthfully, you are probably right. This theme is getting thrown around because *they* have lost control of the message, the candidates and the voters, and are desperate to cause fear and false choices.
We must persevere. And with humor. Humor is very deadly to the enemy I hear. ( You hear that, Newt? Newter DC)
No more Bushes.
Heres a thought though
Maybe she means a brokered convention...
OK lets see how that works out for the Romneys
In 1964 George Romney, Williw Mittys Dad was counting on an “Alternative” way to win the GOP_ nomination...
BVut he only got 40 votes to the 800 that Barry Goldwater got in the convention that year...
OK so what did the Romneys do then ???
Well George Romney stomped out of the convention hall with the teenaged Willie Mitty in tow..
and weent and helped Johnson beat Goldwater
Moderate RINO George Romney used his money and influence to turn Republicans and independents against Conservative Barry Goldwater and his friend Ronald Reagan..
Is this the type of “alternative” that the current Romney plans ???
Later REonald Reagan lay the defeat of Goldwater right at the feet of George Romney...
Is Sonny Boy Willie so corrupt that he too will sell out the GOP nominee to satisfy his over blown ego ???
These “part elites” just don’t get it! We are done letting them choose our candidates! They should have never tried to shove someone like Romney down our throats in the first place! Now we are in open revolt against them!
does anyone have a schedule of filing deadlines?
We are approaching February. At some point, too many primary filing deadlines will have passed such that it is mathematically impossible to enter (let alone win) enough primaries to get a majority of delegates.
We might be past that point already.
Robert Kennedy entered late in 1968, and then obviously won the CA primary. I know, different era, different party, no super Tuesday, etc., etc., etc.
But this is an itneresting political story.
If too late, though, then the only hope for the establishment is to try to get delegates to bolt. I think there are different rules for each state as to what sort of freedom their delegates have, are there not? At least with regards to the first round.
Bottom line. Most likely, this is all going to play out along pretty orthodox lines. Florida is a big day...whoever wins there, will have the Big Mo and will take a step closer to the nomination. Either Newt or Romney is going to be the nominee for the GOP.
I think, if I were to bet, I “think” as of today that it will be Newt.
But wow how soon predictions have proven to have short lives this primary season!!!
—we’re going to have to try to reinvent the smoke-filled room—
Go for it! That would be the end of the party.
If the GOP-e (elite/establishment) is FOR Romney....that alone should give one pause as to voting for him. When has the GOP-e shown the American People that they care about anything other than lining their pockets and showing favor on special interest groups? Answer: NEVER. There’s a reason why the GOP-e is pushing for RINO Romney.
Since I never watch NBC otherwise, I was surprise her comments after the debate were more positive to Newt than I would have expected. But still of no importance.
I can't see what it matters who they talk to, how do they get them on the primary ballots?
Does Romney drop out and give them his campaign team and funds? Did they run that idea past Mutt?
They had that other RINO turd ( Huntsman) and nobody wanted him either. What makes them think that a new NE liberal RINO will fare better?
It's down to Newt and Mutt, when Mutt loses it's over, Newt is our nominee.
THanks to Andrea Mitchell....we wouldn’t get this from the RINO pundits. But, this ticks me off....they are willing to dump one stuffed shirt for another stuffed shirt. They are determined to defy all of us who are sick of their elitist BS.
If they do this, I hope they crash and burn and we get Newt for the nominee.
I wouldn’t be surprised if they weren’t in cahoots with Newt’s EX for that ABC interview. SNAKES.
You’re completely missing the point. It has nothing whatsoever to do with primary deadlines. This is about a brokered convention.
Yeah, it`s just too bad they can`t stop people from voting in these pesky little primaries...
With the advancements of internet and communications in general, it is so much harder for the elite media and party leaders to control information ( lets just call it “the truth” ... ) like in years past.
“The people” are taking control now, so they just need to accept it.
She is actually telling the truth. No, really.
I agree.I voted twice for W. But he disappointed. Jeb is just a smoother version.
Mutt and his advisors say screw the Conservative Base.
Mutt and his advisors say screw the Conservative Base.
LOL.. Glad I didn't have any liquid in my mouth when I read that reply.
The bluebloods want their party back.
Someone is gonna have to explain to us simpletons what a “brokered convention” is.
If the FL result is similar to the SC one then Mitt will be in free-fall and there will be nothing the GOP elites can do about it.
The people will choose and Newt will be our choice.
A brokered convention is where no candidate gains a majority of delegates through the primary and caucus process. That means the party’s power brokers sit down in a smoke-filled room at the convention and decide the nominee. That nominee may well be someone fresh, who has not run via the primary and caucus process.
If they pull this crap, it will finish off the Republican party for good.
I’m not much for donating money to politicians, but I’ll put in $1000 and another half that to FR if she runs with Newt!
This is why I think Sarah Palin hasn’t endorsed anyone officially. I think she is waiting for Romney to fail and she will then step up to the plate and suck the air out of all the others campaigns and that goes for Newts. The media coverage would be all on her and conservatives would flock to her. She did say a few months back on Greta that this upcoming campaign would be the most ‘unconventional campaign’ that people have ever seen.
They may be right.
Don’t give up, Andrea. There’s still hope.
You call ‘em bluebloods, I call ‘em “Elites” or “the ruling class” but yep, same thing.
They see “their” party slipping away if a true conservative gets elected and brings much of the Tea Party support with him/her. Their insistence that we have a nominee like Romney is just the electoral form of “blockbusting”, convincing folks to support the liberal/moderate Republican candidate out of fear that much worse lies ahead if they don’t.
This tactic might have worked in the old days, but the times, they’ve done changed!
If Newt and Santorum were to team up, would that eliminate the possibility of a brokered convention?
Great news if this results in the establishment throwing Romney under a bus. I doubt there is much of a desire, though, among the base for another Bush Presidency or for Mitch Daniels but neither would as big a train wreck as Romney if either was elected.
I can’t answer that. If the party brass and Wall Street want a candidate of their own, they have the money and media contacts to make a good run at it. That’s not saying they will pull it off, only that they have the ability to muddy the waters and make trouble for any candidate not meeting with their approval.
Hmmmmm. I kind of like that.
Some possible alternatives: GOPE or GOP-E but in any case we would just call them Goppies or Gopys.
For sure we need some easily communicated term for the elite GOPers. RINO has worked quite well for the real Lib Republicans but that doesn't quite fit here. We need to give our very own elites their own nickname.
FR is big enough that we could start something here or pick up something started elsewhere and create our own vocabulary - a task, BTW, that the Dems are really good at.
Look, I’m no Andrea Mitchell fan but I believe what she is saying and so should everyone else. There is no denying she is plugged into the crowd of elites she’s talking about.
If she says they told her this I believe her.