Skip to comments.Andrea Mitchell: Romney Adviser Said Party Elites Will Find Alternative If Romney Can't Win Florida
Posted on 01/24/2012 2:43:52 PM PST by Rick_Michael
"I talked to a top Romney adviser tonight who said, 'Look, if Mitt Romney cannot win in Florida ....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," Andrea Mitchell said on NBC tonight after the debate.
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If this is true, Mitt Romney is a traitor to the highest degree...!!!
“Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels, someone.’
First 2 right off the bat are clowns. Why don’t these nimrods just dig up McCain and get this clown car running?
Why do you think he's employing Charlie Crist's people to work on his campaign?
Yep, and you know that stuff cuts both ways. Just wait until the RNC donations really dry up and money starts flowing directly to tea party and other conservatives.
Another Bush this soon? I - don’t - think - so.
Gingrich rocks the boat and the elites want a status quo. Sound familiar?
I was listening to her and her fellow demons in that discussion, and was surprised that they so frankly acknowledged Romney’s shortcomings.
It’s that bad!
I would like to say they can’t be so stupid they’d pick another Bush but I know they really are.
The GOP establishment will try to embarrass him just like they did with Sarah Palin. The difference is that Newt is one mean ornery SOB.
Of course Romney’s a liberal...and Mitchell knows it. Where’s Mitt’s support coming from...? George H.W. Bush, Charlie Crist, Chris Christie, and the northeastern establishment.
Nelson Rockefeller may be dead...but his big government spirit lives on in Mitt Romney.
Newt, with all his warts, is our best hope.
O please party elites, do find someone suitable for us...I mean you!!
Apparently nobody even bothers to do a search anymore when they think they have a hot scoop. I’ve been following this all freaking day.
He is. And he learned from being railroaded as Speaker. They won’t do it again. He knows what to expect.
Repulsican party elites already have an alternate.
And the alternate is already in office.
Up yours, elites.
What are the party rules? Is the RNC chairman going to unilaterally decide who will be the party candidate? Are Congressional Republican party members going to vote on for brokers or are they going to vote on who is going to be candidate? Or do R state representatives get to vote? ... So many questions and no answers ....yet.
Sounds like empty threats and smoke and mirrors from the Establishment.
The Bush’s are Yale Globalists! no more Bush!
Oh yeah, another Bush. That’s the ticket. Why not just run Dole again — morons.
Are you calling McCain a clown??
So how would these idiots ever get on the ballot? Isn’t it too late?
Mrs. Prince of Space
I guess the standard of Newt not mussing up the hair of the coronated leader is a one way street.
Not much room for ‘compromise’ from the moderates these days. I wonder why they’re so desperate?
The GOP establishment had a lot of help from other parties when they took out Sarah (and Cain), but the point is well made.
Newt is proving to be a much harder nut to crack because he’s been around this game a long time and knows how it’s played. In the King debate, his response epitomized the oldest defense maxim there is.
“The best defense is a good offense.”
I really don’t know if any Republican establishment type that would have a ghost of a chance against Newt. If there were any, they’d already be running.
In a different forum, one poster said that, at this point, the establishment RINOS would rather lose to Obama than win with Newt, simply because Obama would screw things up totally in his second term and they could waltz to victory in 2016 with an acceptable standard bearer (Jeb).
The flaw in that idea, obviously, is that there is not likely to BE a United States of America if we have to suffer another four years of Obama.
“Another Bush this soon? I - dont - think - so.”
On the other hand, if I recall correctly, 1928 was the last time the Republicans won the Presidency without a Bush or a Nixon somewhere on the ticket. What’s Julie doing lately?
We primary voters are just such nuisances to our betters, aren’t we? And they let us have the fantasy of believing we matter and everything. How unappreciative we are.
These are the same people who insist on a moderate candidate because “conservatives can’t win”. That tells you all you need to know about those people: they have no faith in conservatism. If they truly believed in it, their passion would sell it to the mushhead middle they are so worried about.
But they don’t and they can’t. So they can get dumped in the trash along with the mailings they send me.
So they are admitting that the “Party Elites” choose the Candidate, and NOT the “People”.