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.
Surely he's not this nutzo.
I felt it in my gut the other day, though, when they showed clips of Romney being “right” about Putin and Russia. A true narcissist could not possibly let that go unexploited.
God grief. No Romney! No RINOs!!
It’s a free country. He’s got a sh!tload of money.
My view is even if he runs again he won’t be a significant factor in the primaries.
Aw geez, not this sh&t again.
Team Romney has turned their cannon on Sen. Cruz,
and sent at least one other potential candidate against him.
Was it not enough that the SOB attacked Gov. Palin after
HE IMPOSED RomneyCARE and gay marriage so that they
would remain FOREVER.
Pretty much says it all!
His niece took Terri Land’s spot on the RNC when Terri quit to run for the senate seat.
THAT dog won’t hunt!
I believe this is why Sarah Palin did not run last time, she knew Romney would have polluted the race.
Last time we handed the nomination to him. If Romney had won, he would have deserved it.
He had his chance.
No way Romney. No way! Sit down, and shut up.
Romney has been instrumental in taking out conservatives for 2 straight elections. His efforts left McCain the only “man” (with apologies to men) standing in 2008.
My guess is he’ll take out conservatives on behalf of one of the acceptable governors: anyone from Jeb Bush to Suzannah Martinez.
Heaven help us.
Romney must love to lose.
To be accurate -
Conservatives have been instrumental in taking out conservatives for two straight elections.
Mitt Romney, please pick up the white courtesy phone. Karl Rove is calling, and the two of you have won a one-way trip on a rocketship to Mars. Leaving now. Never coming back.
As a 5th columnist his purpose would be to lose. If he were running interference for a preferred GOP candidate, his job would be to take out conservative candidates.