Skip to comments.Republican elites retreat to a Trump-safe space: Mitt Romney's place
Posted on 06/08/2016 4:03:37 PM PDT by lodi90
(CNN)One year ago the question hovering over Park City, Utah, was which presidential candidate could capture the hearts of Mitt Romney's friends.
Less than a week later, Donald Trump said he was running for president and made them his enemy. And he beat them.
Now, with Trump as the GOP nominee, those same Republican fundraisers, business titans and longtime friends of Romney are back to huddle far from Trump Tower. Attendees caution that Romney's annual summit -- The Experts and Enthusiasts, or E2, retreat -- is not an exclusive conclave for the #NeverTrump movement. Yet it is the closest thing to a safe space for conservatives who agree that Trump is not a Republican in the mold of their 2012 Republican nominee, who remains revered by associates.
Romney, who has criticized Trump at every turn, will brief his allies in a highly-anticipated, even if brief, set of remarks Thursday evening.
Two Republicans who have been the most uneasy with Trump's ascension: House Speaker Paul Ryan, who just endorsed Trump last week, and Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, who has refused to, will speak, their offices confirmed.
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The main objection to Trump remains his pledge to uphold the laws and borders.
The GOP elite have orders to never let that happen.
GOP establishment is still swooning over the guy who helped inflict four more years of Obama upon us.
Why does loser Mittens have such pull on them?
Many on this forum cautioned that any time we got in bed with the Rudy McRomney camp, we’d have to burn the building to get rid of all the critters that crawl with them.
That they’ve set up a homeless camp in a park across town doesn’t bother me in the slightest.
Making a list, checking it twice.
The voters have spoken but the GOPe are still butt hurt by the election. These people are the epitome of what is wrong with the Republican party.
“Safe spaces” of any kind are just total PHOOEY anyway!!!!
They’re just for losers! In this case, that is especially true!!!!
I don’t understand the hate that Mitt has for Donald. It seems to go pretty deep. Wonder what it is.
We had to hold our noses and vote for their losers they lined up, and of course they won’t return the favor when the going gets tough for them.
They’ve exhibited more passion fighting Trump than in taking on Hillary.
Yup, they do know what they want and f*ck the base.
Don criticized him. Mitt has very thin skin it seems.
It would be one thing if we were talking about W, winner of two elections. You could argue the he screwed us pretty bad by the end of the second term, but you can at least say that he knows what it takes to win a national election. Mittens clearly does not, why is he not just lint in the dustbin of history at this point?
If Trump wins, Mitt’s influence on the party goes down the drain.
Mitt does not want that to happen, period.
I am so glad I left the party...I never want to be associated with such corrupt vermin.
I’ve always despised Romney, the way he walks, the way he tilts his head to the side and grins like a faggot. But I had to vote for him in 2012.
These are perilous times for Romney and his moneyed Mormon clan. The last time a Mormon leader suggested sedition, he got seriously ventilated.
It's not just all about Trump.
CNN is playing up the Trump angle because otherwise nobody would care.
So we have this long drawn out primary process and the voters by historic numbers have chose Trump. Now they want to come in a throw all of it out the window because their guy lost. This is the epitome of what is wrong with the GOPe.
Nuke it from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.