Skip to comments.The fight for Mitt Romney’s donors is on (RINO Watch)
Posted on 02/28/2014 7:13:52 AM PST by C19fan
Mitt Romney knows how to raise money. He collected more than $1.1 billion in the 2012 campaign, relying on contacts he built during his time as Massachusetts governor, head of the Salt Lake City Olympics, years working in private equity, and as chairman of the Republican Governor's Association. And now, with Romney insisting that he will not run again in 2016, literally hundreds of millions of dollars-worth of Republican money is up for grabs -- and donors say that they are already being courted by several potential presidential candidates.
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1: Jeb Bush: Unanimous top choice
2: Scott Walker
3: Paul Ryan
4: Chris Christie
5: Rand Paul
I always contented that Romney was a placeholder for the Bush Dynasty. We shall see. Another three years of BO and even a Bush will look OK by comparison.
That's the plan.
I’m surprised the Post even included Walker.
He’s certainly my choice.
They’re running Romney
They have to be desperate to squelch conservatives. They think Romney can beat Hillary
He is a liberal. When facing a tough fight against politicians, he stomps on the republican, hates the coservative and grovels against the like minded liberal
The GOP will lose in 2016 and will lose, and even hope to lose the house, in 2014
They are so apologetic, behind closed doors, to the liberals
Romney, author of RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE and
the imposition of gay marriage on America
(he violated the Mass. Constitution doing it, too),
remains the flower of the GOP.
There is a reason the G.O.P. means GIVES OBAMA POWER.
March 5, 2012
Only twelve states have held primaries or caucuses, and shockingly, many of them have either been scandal ridden, had their dates manipulated in violation of proposed nomination calendar, or broke the delegate distribution rules set by the Republican National Committee. State GOP chairs in Iowa and Nevada have resigned in disgrace, and others have come under heavy scrutiny following the completion of their caucus or primary.
The Iowa Caucuses became the butt of too many jokes when Iowa GOP Chairman refused to declare Rick Santorum the winner of the caucuses following the state GOPs certification process, which clearly showed Santorum to be the victor. Things got worse when it took the Nevada GOP 48 hours to tabulate the results from its contest where less than 33,000 people voted. Questions also surround the results in Maine and Wyoming, but the sudden delegate distribution rule change in Michigan after Tuesdays primary might be the most egregious action of a state party yet.
The rules set by the Michigan Republican Credentials Committee, which were distributed to the campaigns and the media prior to the primary, clearly stated that two delegates would be awarded to whomever won each of Michigans 14 congressional districts. The rules also stipulated that two at large delegates would be awarded proportionally. Since Mitt Romney and Santorum each won seven congressional districts, CNN and other media outlets surmised that each would receive 15 delegates.
At issue is how the two at large delegates were actually awarded. Instead of awarding the delegates on a proportional basis based on the statewide popular vote as stipulated in a memo to the RNC and the Republican candidates for president, the Michigan Republican Credentials Committee met the day after the primary and voted to award the two at large delegates to the statewide winner, claiming that, contrary to previous written and verbal statements from party officials, they always intended that the two at large delegates be winner take all.
The Michigan Republican Credentials Committee voted 4-2 to award the at large delegates to Romney, the statewide popular vote winner. Those who supported the change are claiming that no rules were changed after the Michigan contest, but if thats the case, why was a formal vote needed to award the two at large delegates to Romney?
It is also interesting that one of the two no votes came from a Romney backer who is the states former Attorney General, and the other came from the Michigan GOPs legal counsel. One would think that these two high-profile lawyers would know something about rule interpretation. Voting in favor of the change was the Michigan GOP chair, who is favorable to Romney, and National Committeeman Saul Anuzis, who spent the last week of the campaign chasing Santorum around the state as part of the Romney campaigns bracketing effort. The fact that the state GOP chairman is at odds with his own legal counsel raises a number of red flags.
There have now been far too many incidents that have ultimately benefited the Romney campaign to believe that its all just the result of happenstance. While the jostling of the nominating calendar has happened to some extent in many presidential cycles, it has gotten worse in the two election cycles where Mitt Romney was seeking the nomination. If the calendar manipulation wasnt bad enough, there have been other questionable activities in states that Romney has either won or initially thought won.
Jeb vrs Hillary
Jeb, with a spread of five popular points
Donors put money on who they think will win. They expect a return. The big money is rarely ideological. Whoever is ahead in the polls will likely be raking in the most money, be it Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, or Ted Cruz.
That is why they are so afraid of uncompromising outsiders, like Cruz and Palin. They don't want the boat rocked because they might fall out.
Reading between the lines, the Romney adoration is disgusting. It makes me more aware of the fact that great wealth and intelligence are often more coincidence than related events. Don't these guys realize that they got their candidate last time and he was awful? Time for them to have some shame and quietly sit this primary season out.