Skip to comments.RED ALERT: Romney To Gather Aides In Utah
Posted on 03/10/2014 7:01:15 PM PDT by xzins
The Washington Post reports that failed establishment Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is gathering his political brain trust at a swanky Park City, Utah ski chalet later this month.
If political brains were a prerequisite for an invitation it seems like Romney could have held the gathering in the broom closet of one of his mansions, but conservatives should not dismiss the threat to the prospects for a conservative victory in 2016 that Romney revanchists represent.
As The Post reports, and we hear from time to time with incredulity, there is chatter among some powerful GOP donors about another Romney presidential campaign in 2016.
The reunion is expected to include some senior campaign staff and debate prep advisers, including Beth Myers, Stuart Stevens, Russ Schriefer, Bob White, Peter Flaherty, Eric Fehrnstrom, Austin Barbour, Gail Gitcho and others of the so-called brain trust that managed to give away the 2012 presidential campaign.
According to The Washington Post article, Romney is also planning another get together this summer in Park City, where for the third straight year he will invite top political, business and policy leaders for an ideas summit. In 2012, during his campaign, the retreat included several possible vice presidential hopefuls, and in 2013, many of the GOP's leading 2016 presidential contenders attended, including Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Were inclined to believe Romney, who has been adamant in saying he will not run for president a third time, even though this this is the same Mitt Romney that said during the campaign "I've been as consistent as human beings can be" in response to challenges regarding his constant flip-flops and evolving principles of convenience on matters related to the conservative agenda.
It says a lot about the caliber of advice Mitt Romney received that that in the midst of the worst economy since the Great Depression of the 1930s he was soundly defeated in a 332 to 206 Electoral College blowout that saw him lose virtually every closely contested state, including the must-win states of Ohio, Virginia, and Florida.
In any logical universe Romneys staff and consultants, such as Beth Myers, Stuart Stevens, Russ Schriefer, Bob White, Peter Flaherty, Eric Fehrnstrom, Austin Barbour, Gail Gitcho and pollster Neil Newhouse would never be hired to run or consult on a national Republican campaign again and no one would give a dime to any organization that would be so improvident as to take the kind advice that led Romney to lose in 2012 by almost 5 million votes.
The danger presented by the Romney pow-wow in Utah isnt a nascent Romney presidential run, it is that Romney's stand-for-nothing style of politics will continue to exert its destructive influence on the Republican Party through the influence of his brain trust and the content-free campaigns they advise Republicans to run.
I agree. We had our chance to elect Romney last time. He won the primary. He was ready to go ... and what?
He folded. We do not need someone who folds that way. We do not need someone all fired up to win the nomination, but then who doesn’t appear to give a flying frog whether they win the election.
Same thing happened in 2008.
McCain picked Palin which was the only smart thing he did.
Otherwise he was useless. And he didn’t try to win. He tried like heck to win the nomination, but then it was “blah”.
The GOP needs a candidate who will WIN.
Win. Not just win our party. We need someone who will win the election.
Someone to be the next President.
Not Romney. Not another Bush.
Let's beat Hillary!!! WOOHOO!
Ok...a few caveats, fellas. Can't mention Monica, or the Rose Law Firm, or Webb Hubble, or "filthy Jew b*stard!", or Suha Arafat, or Vince Foster, or Sandy Burglar, or Jim McDougal, or Juanita Broderrick, or Kathleen Willey, or...
BUT LET'S BEAT THE PANTSUIT OFF HER!!! Oh wait...can't mention that either...
George Romney: “I wuz brainwashed on Vietnam !”
Eugene McCarthy: “It must’ve been a light rinse.”
Heaven deliver us from this family of boobs.
Dismantling and permanently crippling the federal apparatchik must be the primary mission of the next right wing POTUS.
Just bring back American jobs while you’re doing it.
That is my only demand.
As long as America is growing, do whatever to whatever. But bring back American jobs.
I don’t see him getting even close in the primaries next time around
Romney ranks below Hillary on my list.
God willing, Romney will not pollute yet another election cycle.
I really should put on my glasses when I read headlines like this, for a second I thought Romney had AIDS..moving on..I really really hope he does not run again, please, just no
Well, I gather Romney is not particularly liked here, but I do wish he had won rather than the diabolical community organizer in the White House now.
It’ll take a boatload to make up one complete brain. The GOP is truly working for the other side if they can’t find one decent candidate.
I just can't help myself.
He wanted it, in fact he believed he was the answer to a prophecy - that he was the ‘elder of Israel’ who would ‘save the Constitution’. He thought he had it in the bag and didn’t need to work for it.
Typical arrogant ‘pesthood holder’.
Now this is him trying to be relevant.
The problem with the GOP right now is they’ve somehow gotten collectively brainwashed that the American people want the GOP to be exactly like the democrats, but not as extreme.
Americans do not want more democrats.
That is nonsense, and it loses elections. We need to advocate for things other than “what the other side does, just not quite as badly”.
We need to be for American growth once again.
Growth. American businesses, and American science.
Stop sending American jobs to Asia. Bring them back to America.
Build up our own country, for a change.
Does Mitt want to lose as much as Pat Paulsen? At least Pat intended to be a joke.
Four leftists were picked to moderate the debates in 2012. Romney should have taken a stand and refused to debate with such a stacked deck. Instead, he folded.
Romney? No thanks... we need the following to run: Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rush Limbaugh, Scott Walker, Nikki Haley, Tom Scott, Ben Carson, Ronald Reagan (dead he could govern better than Obama), Marco Rubio or Matt Bevins the next KY senator.
No problem. He’s a lesser evil remember? Why the collective freakout?
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