Skip to comments.In New York, a Pep Talk to Big Donors (Romney tries to reassure donors: 'Don't worry, I'll win')
Posted on 03/15/2012 6:43:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A day after losing Mississippi and Alabama to Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney took his campaign to a state where he had no public schedule, no time carved out to mingle with voters, and no rallies or town halls.
While Mr. Santorum and Newt Gingrich hunted for votes in Puerto Rico and Illinois, Mr. Romney traveled to New York City to raise money and reassure top Republican donors a constituency that favors his candidacy, and one perhaps most rattled by his inability to win the confidence of the partys conservative base.
Mr. Romney has raised more than $63 million, twice as much as his nearest rival, with about a fifth of his money coming from the New York area, home to many of the financial industry executives whose cause Mr. Romney has championed on the campaign trail. Mr. Romney has used that huge cash advantage to hammer his rivals in everything from television advertisements to on-the-ground mailers.
But many donors remain frustrated with the narrative that has begun to crystallize around Mr. Romney as an out-of-touch, gaffe-prone politician who cannot connect with voters. Some said they did not understand why he was not able to surge ahead after his win in Florida, and others wished he had invested more time and money in Mississippi, where they said a victory Tuesday night was within Mr. Romneys reach and could have halted Mr. Santorums momentum.
Mr. Romneys pitch to donors Wednesday was similar to the one he made to his finance and political teams in Boston after Super Tuesday. Its going to be a long tough road, but were going to rough it out, and were going to be the nominee, said John Catsimatidis, a supermarket magnate who organized one of Wednesdays fund-raisers.
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If he can't gain momentum, how can he defeat Obama?
He couldn't beat McCain, he hasn't really beaten Newt or Santorum...and he most certainly cannot beat a sitting president.
Talk about throwing money down a rat hole.
Its going to be a long tough road, but were going to rough it out, and were going to be the nominee, said John Catsimatidis, a supermarket magnate who organized one of Wednesdays fund-raisers.”
He (Catsimatidishas) made donations to Democratic Party and Republican Party campaigns, and helped run a fund-raiser in 2006 with New York City Mayor Bloomberg for Joseph Lieberman. This was for Lieberman’s run as an Independent after losing the Connecticut Democratic Party primary for the U.S. Senate.
This man wants to curry favor from both sides just in case... Can’t blame him, he has to make sure his business thrives regardless of who wins.
Think of this as paying two warring Mafia families...
Crony capitalism (credit Palin) is part of the problem. The tide is going out and these people are missing it. This is a very telling article. Romney is running out of money for his scorched earth campaign and his big donors are getting worried.
Thanks for posting.
Okay, time out - - - . Time to look back on the evidence from this Primary Campaign, and ponder the probable traits that Romney would exhibit if he were to become POTUS.
Romney has proven to be a Big Spender: “ - - - Mr. Romney has raised more than $63 million, twice as much as his nearest rival, - - - .”
Therefore, the most likely deduction would be that President Romney would also be a Big Spender.
REALITY CHECK: THE MAIN PROBLEM IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS THAT IT IS SPENDING TO MUCH MONEY.
Reality, what a concept!
And Santorum is the bargain shopper watching his budget, who’ll watch ours too. Just what the country needs.
Has anyone actually seen a positive, upbeat, ad from Romney wherein he touts his positions and what he would do that is good for America?
I do not recall having seen any. All I’ve seen from Romney and his supporters are vicious ads filled with half-truths and grotesque characterizations of decent and honorable candidates that he is running against.
Why would any reasonable person support a candidate that buys the nomination like that?
The base of the party does not want him. That is not going to change later this year, or ever, and the so-called GOP "leadership" continues to ignore this undeniable fact at their peril - and ours.