Skip to comments.GOP establishment panics over Christie’s troubles: “I think we need Mitt back”
Posted on 01/17/2014 2:02:39 PM PST by smoothsailing
January 17, 2014
Dude, it could happen. Three easy steps to Romney 3.0: He comes out strong for amnesty to mend fences with Latino voters; he finally decides to ix-nay the “makers and takers” etoric-rhay, and of course he chooses Mike Huckabee to be his VP. Can’t. Miss.
Seriously, though, this is just one Republican operative talking and he’s obviously joking. I think?
In interviews with more than a dozen party officials, fundraisers, and strategists in New York and Washington over the past 10 days, Republicans described a palpable sense of anxiety gripping the GOP establishment in the wake of Christies meltdown, and an emerging consensus that the once promising cast of candidates they were counting on to save the GOP from the Tea Party and the nation from Hillary Clinton is looking less formidable by the week…
There are definitely people jumping ship, the operative said, noting that confidence in Christies electability has dropped off sharply among the donors hes heard from…
In fact, its gotten so bad, the operative said, that some donors have started looking back fondly on the good old days of 2012: You know what a lot of them say to me? I think we need Mitt back.
Not even the GOP establishment could be so badly out of tune with America that they’d consider bringing back Romneymania — I think. But the larger point, that Christie’s souring image and the fact that his lingering mutual contempt with conservatives makes him a tougher sell than thought, is apt to make country-clubbers look around for centrist alternatives now. Don’t underestimate either the lingering grudges held by prominent Romney fans towards Christie for his betrayal in 2012...
(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...
Can you hear the cheers of approval coming out of the dnc headquarters?
The GOP-e will never learn.
Oh help me Rhonda.
better think again, I’m not voting for another RINO, much less one from the North East
Party time for sure!
Stupidity is doing the same thing over and over again (one RINO after another) and expecting a different result.
Another WINO...Winner In Name Only
Let the Mittster run again. I’ll vote against him twice next time. (No I did not vote for obama)
Oh god shoot me now.
HA! I like it
Which Mitt do they want?
I’ve seen about 100 versions of the fake.
Anyone that lost to Obama after Obama’s nightmare first term, should never even consider running for President again....
Christie was NEVER going to be elected President..........
You run a Conservative or you lose the next election........
Their fixation on the Romneys is bizarre. Aside from George Romney being a successful governor 50 years ago, there really isn’t a lot to base it on. Personally I’m not all that wild about the legacy of George. He practically invited the communists to come in and take Detroit.
They even tried to coax Scott Romney into running for the Michigan senate seat this time around.
STUPID, corrupt bastards all.
Sigh... I voted for McCain way back when (but I was young and unknowing), but last time Mitt didn’t get my vote. He definitely won’t get it this time around.
Listening to Allahpundit, the atheist, anti-palin, homosexual marriage supporter, whine about rinos is like listening to McCain or Graham do it.
Insanity is an ugly thing
At some point, the GOP-E needs to understand what a compromise candidate actually is. What it is NOT is taking the candidate who is the most anathema to grassroots Conservatives and ramming him down their throats. The Chamber, and the GOP-E, need to be smarter this time around. Christie is abhorred by the Conservative grassroots. You can pretty much BEGIN the General Election count with a 10-20% loss of self-professed “Conservative” votes. They won't make up with Independents any more than Romney did.
The Christie candidacy needs to be put to rest NOW, before it becomes the vehicle through which the Dems win the White House again.
Boy, they’re crankin’ it up, eh? Rubin and AllahaP.
When their boy Gillespie, (Ed?) loses his US Senate bid in VA to that worthless Mark Warner, MAYBE they’ll take a hint that RINOs can’t and don’t win.
Either one or both!
The surprise isn’t that Christie melted down (everyone here knew that was inevitable), just that he did it so soon. Only idito GOPe surprised.
From the article: “Speaking of which, have I mentioned lately that if we end up with another Bush-versus-Clinton election Im done voting in American elections?”
After seeing what I saw last November, I came to the conclusion then that that is what to likely happen again, a RINO in the person of Christie or Jeb Bush being nominated. Why bother voting under those circumstances.
I think they will draft Hickle-boob
What could go wrong?
“Stupidity is doing the same thing over and over again (one RINO after another) and expecting a different result.”
I think you left out a few ‘and overs’ there times twenty.
F the Whigs.
” - - - In fact, its gotten so bad, the operative said, that some donors have started looking back fondly on the good old days of 2012: You know what a lot of them say to me? I think we need Mitt back. - - - “
Yes, indeedy, those GOP Loyalists sure do love to lose their money and every single election !
I think we need Mitt back
That’s the answer - Romney/McCain or vice versa.
I know my view is not popular, right now, but if we could get the Mitt who came out in that first debate, forceful, on point, highly opinionated, unapologetic. If THAT Mitt could be the candidate, and stay in Bad-A##-Cop mode for 70% of the time, then yes, I would consider it. Mitt has lots of money management abilities that we need right now. I think the Dems and Tell-Me-What-To-Think Rinos, are piling on Christie unfairly, and ignoring all of Obama’s scandals and screw ups, but, I’m not terribly distressed to see Christie put through the ringer by his so called friends across the aisle. Just the other day, even Bruce Springsteen, Christie’s BBF told him where to go and what to eat when he got there. Et- Tu, Bruce?
Most people are still at the "shopping around phase" and in the few weeks since this bridge thing started getting play in the media, they've had time to back away from any committment to Christie. So, no, "panic" is an exaggeration.
No moderate republican will win the whitehouse!
This is the dumbest group of people ever assembled.
Mitt LOST TWICE.
I liked Christie for his aggressive, in your face attitude - as opposed to most Northeastern Republicans who remove their hats and say "yessir, yessir" to the Democrat establishment there (I'm looking at you, Romney). I didn't care for his politics, but thought he was about the best we could hope for in New Jersey. But the country isn't New Jersey. If we get a Republican candidate who has a chance in New Jersey in a case other than a national landslide like 1984, then he isn't acceptable to me.
If a RINO is the answer, it is always the wrong question!
Why should the GOP-e fret over fatso’s foibles. They still have ryan, rubio, jebbush and many others who want to go along to get along.
It won’t be Mitt. Ann Romney was disgusted and he’s not going to want her to go through that again.
pshhh. The Mittbot infestation was what made me cross HotAir off my reading list. Figures they would start this.
I was very active locally, which is where it's going to be unless and until the GOP wakes up.
Having said that, I'm 61 and don't see it happening in my lifetime unless the GOP embraces one of the Pauls or somebody like Gary Johnson, which will be fought tooth and nail on this forum.
Maybe they can get McCain to run again. That would be quite a ticket if Mitt & John were to join forces.
let’s see 48% for McCain and 49% for Romney; well, that’s 97% of the vote. We can’t lose!!!!
Jeb Bush is ready to take the fall and throw the election to Cankles.
Babs say no more Bushes.