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The fight for Mitt Romney’s donors is on (RINO Watch)
Washington Post ^ | February 28, 2014 | Wesley Lowery

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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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; rino; romney
Top 5 candidates favored by the GOPe monied interests:

1: Jeb Bush: Unanimous top choice

2: Scott Walker

3: Paul Ryan

4: Chris Christie

5: Rand Paul

1 posted on 02/28/2014 7:13:52 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan
Scott Walker would be great. Rand Paul would be so-so. The other three? Not so much.

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.

2 posted on 02/28/2014 7:18:55 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman
Another three years of BO and even a Bush will look OK by comparison.

That's the plan.

3 posted on 02/28/2014 7:22:14 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I’m surprised the Post even included Walker.

He’s certainly my choice.

4 posted on 02/28/2014 7:24:03 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: C19fan

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? Really?

5 posted on 02/28/2014 7:33:51 AM PST by stanne
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To: stanne

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.

6 posted on 02/28/2014 7:37:16 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: C19fan

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 GOP’s 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 Tuesday’s 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 Michigan’s 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 that’s 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 state’s former Attorney General, and the other came from the Michigan GOP’s 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 campaign’s “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 it’s 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 wasn’t bad enough, there have been other questionable activities in states that Romney has either won or initially thought won.’s-nomination-manipulation/

7 posted on 02/28/2014 7:48:58 AM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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8 posted on 02/28/2014 7:49:54 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: C19fan

still think

Jeb vrs Hillary

Jeb, with a spread of five popular points

9 posted on 02/28/2014 7:50:12 AM PST by warchild9
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To: C19fan

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.

10 posted on 02/28/2014 8:01:25 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: C19fan
That list makes me think that the Romney donors want someone who they can manipulate. Jeb, Christie, and Ryan fit that bill. IMO Walker does not quite fit that label but his strong pro-business attitude (and fearlessness in confronting unions) align with these people. Rand Paul seems to be showing some of the early symptoms of Washingtonitis which would make him appealing to them. These people want the status quo. They currently hold positions of power and influence and they want nothing that threatens that.

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.

11 posted on 02/28/2014 8:22:47 AM PST by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: C19fan
The sad story of Didius Julianus.

Didius Julianus

12 posted on 02/28/2014 9:30:12 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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