Skip to comments.Romney Playing Role In Calif. Governor Race
Posted on 02/21/2009 9:26:16 PM PST by Steelfish
Romney playing role in Calif. governor race His support of Whitman could aid ambitions
A victory by Meg Whitman in the race for California governor could deliver Mitt Romney a foothold in a Democratic state. (Noah Berger/Associated Press)
By Sasha Issenberg February 21, 2009
WASHINGTON - From a Lexington office complex, Mitt Romney's political action committee has ensured the former presidential candidate's omnipresence on cable news shows, Republican rally stages, and antistimulus T-shirts, the last available with a $50 contribution to his Free and Strong America PAC.
But for the next year and a half, the center of Romney's political universe will shift west to Sacramento, where key parts of his operation have reassembled on behalf of Meg Whitman, a longtime friend and former business colleague who this month entered next year's Republican primary to become the governor of California.
The former eBay CEO is still readying her headquarters, but it has already become something of a campaign-in-exile for Romney's ambitions, which could include another presidential run in 2012.
His leading fund-raisers and top aides, including one known as the former Massachusetts governor's "sixth son," have already signed on with Whitman. Today Romney will appear with Whitman at the state Republican convention, where he is expected to endorse her.
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Much as I hate to say it, there is no way a Republican, even if Dennis Kucinich joined the GOP, has a chance in my state when it comes to the Presidential election. I’m not saying don’t try, but it’s a pipe dream to think otherwise. It’s like thinking a Dem has a chance in Utah.
What does that mean?
I forgot that when he “suspended” his campaign for President back in ‘08 that he then started his run for 2012.
More likely, the story heading the thread will be ignored per usual, and we will get the same rehashed and copy/paste Romney bad.
It means she’s a puppet for him and they will finish the job with burying the CA GOP just like he did to the MA GOP.
Go home Mitt. You aren’t destined to be president.
Following that logic...Romney is pals with Benjamin N. (the both worked together at Bain) so Romney in control of Israel too? You guys are a joke.
You must resent how easy it is for conservatives to post video and quotes or cut/paste of Romney’s words, positions, and debates, that lets him describe himself in his own words, I feel for you.
No, it means that because Meg Whitman is a total pro-abortion RINO, that Mitt's commitment to conservatism is as deep as it ever was.
I'll put you down for: Romney bad therefore Whitman bad.
I don’t want Meg Whitman elected as Gov. I want someone who is a social conservative.
Mitt who I know to be a Statist (not a super Lib like you loons claim) looks to be helping her out, big deal.
A day or so later, here comes a form letter from Mitt also endorsing her, who I felt forced to vote for as the last, most conservative remaining candidate in last year's Republican Primary, and I threw it in the same trash can!!!
My, my, my... The CA Republicans MUST put forth someone who has some genuine conservatism in their blood or it's going to get worse and worse in the Golden State!!!
I don't like her, Poisoner, Campbell, or the other guy!!! Somebody simply has to step forward with some righteous conservative pizzazz and sweep this state off it's rotting liberal feet!!!
Huckleberry and the Huckster wannabees type politics won’t win in CA...that’s just a reality.
Business Conservatives can win but the 3rd chromosomers split the vote.
Care to show me by what criteria my statement qualified me as a "loon"?
This should be good.
Now, now, don’t try logic. That’s beyond the pay grade of a Slick Willardbot.
Romney is a bad man.
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