Skip to comments.Rand Paul to Meet Top Romney Donors in Boston
Posted on 04/18/2014 9:52:49 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
Rand Paul will do his best to charm a group Mitt Romneys top donors next week at an event facilitated by Romney finance director Spencer Zwick.
The Friday luncheon will take place in Boston at the offices of Zwicks private-equity firm, Solamere Capital, according to a source familiar with the event. Romneys eldest son Tagg is also a managing partner at the firm, and Romney is the executive chairman.
The event is yet another signal that Paul is preparing a for a serious presidential bid in 2016. Two years before the GOP primary, Paul is attempting to branch out beyond his libertarian-leaning base, and the ability to tap some of the establishment donors who helped Romney raise over $1 billion in 2012 will be critical to that effort.
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I have mentioned a couple of times, that they have a similarity to each other, and it keeps increasing.
Just a personal thing ... don’t trust him, don’t like his politics. And he is off to meet with socialists Romney’s donors? Color me surprised.
Gettin curiouser and curiouser.
Randy.....avoid talking about the 47%!
Connecting with the in crowd. He will destroy his true base and become another loser.
A Romney/Paul ticket being concocted?
Yoo-hoo! Over here...
Interesting (and dreary) thought.
Paul-Martinez is my guess.
” - - - Romney, who opted out of the public financing system, was the first Republican to raise over $1 billion. - - - “
Yup, Conservatives will not vote for a Republican Socialist, regardless of the politician’s Campaign spending.
Never kick a gift horse in the mouth.
Believing that the best defense is a strong offense, we (myself and those whom I'm trying to attract to FR) support the strategy of taking the fight to the enemy as opposed to allowing the enemy the luxury of conducting their attacks on us at home on their terms and on their schedule.
Therefore, we wholeheartedly support the Bush Doctrine of pre-emptive strikes on known terrorist states and organizations that are believed to present a clear threat to our freedom or national security. We support our military, our troops and our Commander-in-Chief and we oppose turning control of our government back over to the liberals and socialists who favor appeasement, weakness, and subserviency. We do not believe in surrendering to the terrorists as France, Germany, Russia and Spain have done and as Kerry, Kennedy, Clinton and the Democrats, et al, are proposing.
Sheldon Adelson? A Patriot? Please. Quite the contrary. He’d just as soon destroy America as any Socialist Dim. Don’t make me laugh. He is a self aggrandizing narcissist. He would throw you under any bus if it would make him a dime.
This headline makes me recall all this talk and speculation...
There Really Is A Secret Alliance Between Ron Paul And Mitt Romney
Just a personal thing ... dont trust him, dont like his politics. And he is off to meet with socialists Romneys donors? Color me surprised.
We obviously differ when it comes to Mr. Adelson. My reason for characterizing this great man as a Patriot stems from his unwavering support for Newt Gingrich in the 2012 Republican primaries. And, as I'm sure you'll recall, Jim Robinson and Free Republic endorsed Congressman Gingrich. It seems to me that both Mr. Robinson and Mr. Adelson are on the same team.
Undoubtedly this is part of his deal with McConnell—access to GOP-E high rollers in exchange for support against Bevin.
Rand Paul's immigration speech...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reformLatinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
Rand Paul: Time for GOP to soften war stance...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.[Posted on 01/31/2013 5:08:50 PM PST by xzins]
Rand Paul On Shutdown: "Even Though It Appeared I Was Participating In It, It Was A Dumb Idea"I said throughout the whole battle that shutting down the government was a dumb idea. Even though it did appear as if I was participating in it, I said it was a dumb idea. And the reason I voted for it, though, is that it's a conundrum. Here's the conundrum. We have a $17 trillion debt and people at home tell me you can't give the president a blank check. We just can't keep raising the debt ceiling without conditions. So unconditionally raising the debt ceiling, nobody at home wants me to vote for that and I can't vote for that. But the conundrum is if I don't we do approach these deadlines. So there is an impasse. In 2011, though, we had this impasse and the president did negotiate. We got the sequester. If we were to extend the sequester from discretionary spending to all the entitlements we would actually fix our problem within a few years.[Posted on 11/19/2013 12:16:51 PM by Third Person]
Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt's Generals: 'How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?'Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt's military -- even as Cairo's security forces massacre anti-government activists. [by "anti-government activists" is meant church-burning Christian-murdering jihadists][Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat]
Thanks Bigtigermike. I can’t wait to see the laughable reaction, the rationalizing, the spinning, the tap-dancing-liars act of his lemming army when they get here.
The GOP remains THE party that ORIGINATED
and still supports both RomneyMarriage (gay marriage)
and RomneyCARE (ObamaCARE).
The GOP continues to GIVE.OBAMA.POWER (GOP).
I don’t trust him either, and frankly he strikes me as feeling entitled to the throne. Get some real experience, Rand. You are not ready for primetime. At least Cruz has experience in DC as an aide and his bringing so many cases before the SC.
Then there is the dynasty thing. Won’t vote for him. Do not trust him on the issues. McConnell? Really Rand?
But instead of developing in a more mature, consistant way core values that would inspire voters to trust and support him, Rand Paul chose to develop political support within the status quo. I'm disgusted. Another politician is lost to the DC fog.
I don’t like his condescention towards Conservatives. He keeps lecturing us just like McCain, Coulter and friends.
That is an arrogance I won’t tolerate.
THAT is what makes him attractive to Team Romney
(the imposers of statism, and haters of conservatism).
“Rand Paul will do his best to charm a group Mitt Romneys top donors”
If he succeeds he’ll be unbeatable.
Rand Paul will need all the money he can get to crush the bushbots and hillarybots. They are everywhere and the one thing they have in common is their love for big government socialism.
Cruz, Palin, and Sessions are my top candidates.
Those with flaws that are acceptable are: Paul, Perry, Rubio,
Those that I’d rather not but probably will in trying to deny Hillary Clinton: Scott, Pence, Kasich, Gingrich, Huckabee, Bush.
It is clear to me that the only true conservatives (social, fiscal, and defense) up there are Cruz, Palin, Perry
If any up there turn out to be other than pro-life/pro-2nd amendment, then that’s a deal killer and their name goes off the list.
It is not about money.
It is about conservative principles.
Team Romney had and have none.
Rand Paul’s alliance with the liberal RINO wing
makes him only the darling of the MSM and the DNC.
Nonsense — he hasn’t changed one iota, this is just exhibit 405 regarding the way he actually is. He’s a Democrat who claims to be Republican and Conservative and Libertarian, while he is merely a demagogue and turncoat. IOW, he’s exactly like his father.
If one of these is to be the President that leads us out of the fascist wilderness, they must speak out on the Battle of Bunkerville. Rand Paul made some timid comments against tyranny.
From the best the Republicans have to offer, crickets. I predict all three will eventually come down on the side of tyranny. We have no friends in the Give Obama Power party.
Well unless something changes in Kentucky, Rand will need to decide if he wants to run for President or run for reelection to the Senate...because right now he can’t do both. And it would appear Rubio can’t either. I can’t say in this instance I give a flip as I’m not a RP fan at all.
“A bill allowing Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul to simultaneously run for the presidency and re-election to his U.S. Senate seat in 2016 died earlier this week when the Kentucky legislature adjourned for the year.”
I suppose one has to go after the money anywhere they can get it. It isn’t like he’s meeting with the AFL/CIO. I think his message to them will be all about business/economics.
Not one of them says what we need to hear. We need to protect our southern border instead of getting involved in Europe's situations and sending armed BLM agents to assault US citizens. Has anyone connected the dots in a way that they're believable in what they say?
Rand Paul already sounds like he is going to cave on abortion and traditional marriage. He won’t ever get my vote.
It stems from the embarrassment they feel concerning conservatives' social / cultural / religious positions. They can't accept the opprobrium that the Judges of Sodom within the media will heap upon them if they dare not conform to the values of the debauched majority.
His Liberaltarianism compels him to run from or capitulate to the enemies of his Conservativism.
Today's message coming from the Right should be THE FREE MARKET ECONOMY. As in the 2012 campaign, the Left and the MSM will gladly help the Right focus and bicker about peripheral issues as long as the Right stays away from the IMMENSE government issue.
So maybe our political redemption may come from another direction - the limited Article V agenda of the Convention of States proposed by the Citizens for Self-Governance.
I think that Rand is willing to sell out to advance his career.
Just stop. Now you are defending garbage crawling to Team Romney for backing. Like Romney’s ‘principles’ won’t come with the cash as a condition.
Are you conservative or not? It looks like you want another statist POS. Prove me wrong.
Good grief...what’s wrong with him going after donors? What’s his campaign supposed to run on....spitballs?
Depends what the donors want from the candidate doesn’t it?
Also, A candidate does not need a fraction of the cash now spent on a campaign. The internet exists. If they would follow Palin’s lead and USE the damn thing like daily appearances on a Youtube channel addressing issues of the moment starting ...NOW... word would get around shortly.
Bypass the MSM and win. For Hundreds of millions less. Reagan went straight to the people with truth.
He did not need the strings that came with all these modern donors.
Are you insane. Sheldon Adelson is a fanatical supporter of amnesty and open borders and has been quite clear that America is not the country that he loves most.
He is the furthest thing from an American patriot.
I agree with you about their hesitancy to side with the ranchers in Nevada, but that will change over the coming weeks. To Paul’s credit, he has spoken out....he mentioned both SWAT tactics and the constitutional error of the Fed owning all those state lands, so I’m not sure what the beef with him on that is. My beef is about his seeming willingness to go along with some road to amnesty, and his unwillingness to recognize the value of overseas pre-staging of troops in a very dangerous age.
Cruz is uncharacteristically silent, but he has spoken against the SWAT Tactics. Palin has also spoken against both SWAT and Federal land possessions. Sessions isn’t very public ever, and I don’t think he’s running, so I’m not surprised to hear nothing from him.
Most are afraid of the media’s constant trumpeting of federal court orders against Bundy. (Hannity isn’t to his credit).
It’s simple. All they have to say is: “I disagree with those rulings.” They already say they disagree with Roe v Wade, and with other court rulings. Just say the same here, if that’s what they think.
The truth is that Bundy has an “adverse utilization” (not adverse possession) claim against the Feds, real water rights claims, and the Feds have long since used up the time in which they should have indicated a disposition of those lands after Nevada statehood 150- years ago.
Jim Robinson endorsed Newt Gingrich. Sheldon Adelson supported Newt Gingrich. Both Mr. Robinson and Congressman Gingrich are red-blooded, true-blue American Patriots. Mr. Adelson was on the same team.