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  • Romney: My Family Wants Me to Jump In the Race (Because they hate America and want Hillary to win)

    07/04/2016 5:43:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 93 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 7/1/2016 | Staff
    Last year, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was serious about making one last bid for the White House. Only after realizing that Jeb Bush had already secured pledges from most of the top Republican donors did he decide to sit out the 2016 election. Of course, as it turned out, Bush – even with a reported $100 million war chest – could barely make a blip on the electoral radar. In the year of Donald Trump, the former Florida governor was just another victim. Since then, Romney has become one of Trump’s biggest and most outspoken detractors. When the primary...
  • Romney: Future of GOP is 'breaking my heart'

    06/11/2016 2:41:12 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 202 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 11, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Mitt Romney blasted the Republican Party on Saturday for not doing more to stop presumptive nominee Donald Trump, saying that the prospects for the party are bleak. During a discussion in Park City, Utah, where Romney is hosting his annual conservative summit, the 2012 presidential nominee singled out Trump’s former rivals Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio), the last two candidates to drop out of the race against Trump. "Ted Cruz was basically praising Donald Trump through the whole process," Romney told discussion host and CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. And Kasich “was in well after the time...
  • Romney says Trump will change America with 'trickle-down racism'

    06/10/2016 3:51:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 159 replies
    CNN ^ | June 10, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Park City, Utah (CNN) — Mitt Romney suggested Friday that Donald Trump's election could legitimize racism and misogyny, ushering in a change in the moral fabric of American society. The 2012 Republican nominee, who has openly opposed Trump's candidacy, went further than he has before in outlining to CNN's Wolf Blitzer how the country's character would suffer in a Trump White House. Trump's rhetoric has caused even some other Republicans to label him a racist, and Romney said he would not be able to paper over his incendiary remarks. "I don't want to see trickle-down racism" Romney said in an...
  • Republican elites retreat to a Trump-safe space: Mitt Romney's place

    06/08/2016 4:03:37 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 114 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/8/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    (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...
  • Conservative magazine begs Romney to run for president

    06/08/2016 11:57:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | June 8, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    The Weekly Standard published “An Open Letter to Mitt Romney” on Tuesday night, begging the former Republican presidential nominee to launch a third-party bid. “[T]hese are extraordinary times, and your nation still has need of your service. I respectfully implore you to run for president as an independent candidate in 2016,” Jay Cost wrote. Cost slams presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s “Nixonian paranoia” of “enemies” and calls her Republican counterpart, Donald Trump, “a sympathizer with the nativist ‘alt-right.’ ” “They do not see Americans as Americans,” the letter continues. “They see each of us as potential allies or foes,...
  • Mitt Romney ends recruiting efforts for an independent candidate

    05/18/2016 12:51:18 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 125 replies ^ | Updated 3:01 PM ET, Wed May 18, 2016 | Eric Bradner and Jim Acosta, CNN
    Mitt Romney ends recruiting efforts for an independent candidate By Eric Bradner and Jim Acosta, CNN Updated 3:01 PM ET, Wed May 18, 2016 Washington (CNN)Mitt Romney won't launch a third-party presidential campaign of his own and has stopped trying to recruit somebody else to do it. The 2012 Republican nominee had attempted to recruit a challenger to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But prospects like Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said no, and Romney is now dropping his efforts, a source familiar with Romney's thinking told CNN. The news was first reported by Yahoo News.
  • Mitt Should Switch Sides (he already has!)

    05/16/2016 3:57:57 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 51 replies ^ | 5/15/16 | Tom Hutchinson
    This is the craziest presidential election I’ve ever seen. Voters on both sides of the aisle are rebelling against their party establishment. Donald Trump who has never before run for office is the presumptive GOP nominee. And Bernie Sanders, a 74-year old Socialist, continues to give Hillary a run for her money, generating 100% of the enthusiasm on the Democrat side. There’s something else brand new about this election – the role of last election’s loser. I thought the role of a Presidential election loser that doesn’t hold any other elective office is to slither away into hiding somewhere and...
  • Romney encouraged senator to launch independent bid against Trump, Clinton

    05/15/2016 12:49:08 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | May 15, 2016 | Eric Bradner and Kevin Bohn
    Mitt Romney made an unsuccessful effort to recruit Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse as a third-party presidential candidate to challenge Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, a source with knowledge of the efforts confirmed to CNN Sunday. Sasse, the freshman Republican, has emerged as one of Trump's foremost critics from the right. Romney and Sasse have talked, the source said, and Romney encouraged Sasse to seriously consider a run... But Sasse is refusing to enter the race... At the Nebraska GOP convention, Sasse was rebuked through a resolution that was overwhelmingly approved by Republicans there who argued that his position would only...
  • Mitt Romney met privately with William Kristol, who is leading the effort to draft an independent

    05/07/2016 5:18:36 AM PDT · by detective · 84 replies
    MSN News ^ | May, 7, 2016 | Robert Costa
    Trucated title. Full title: Mitt Romney met privately with William Kristol, who is leading the effort to draft an independent candidate In spite of his insistence that he will not run, Mitt Romney is being courted this week by a leading conservative commentator to reconsider and jump into the volatile 2016 presidential race as an independent candidate. William Kristol, the longtime editor of the Weekly Standard magazine and a leading voice on the right, met privately with the 2012 nominee on Thursday afternoon to discuss the possibility of launching an independent bid, potentially with Romney as its standard-bearer. “He came...
  • The Latest: Romney not going to GOP convention

    05/05/2016 10:31:25 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 118 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 05/05/2016
    Don't expect to see Mitt Romney at the Republican Party's national convention this summer. An aide to the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee confirms that Romney isn't planning to attend the convention where Donald Trump is expected to become the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nominee. The aide spoke on the condition of anonymity to share internal discussions.
  • Mitt Romney: Vote for Ted Cruz over 'Trumpism'

    03/19/2016 11:57:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/18/16 | Anthony Zurcher
    Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney will vote for Texas Senator Ted Cruz, saying he is "repulsed" by Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Mr Romney said in a Facebook post that the only way to nominate a Republican is to have an open convention, in which party officials choose the nominee. He campaigned with Governor John Kasich in Ohio but said voting for Mr Cruz is the only way to stop "Trumpism". -snip- "Mitt Romney is a mixed up man who doesn't have a clue. No wonder he lost!" Mr Trump said on Twitter. -snip- "Today, there is a contest between Trumpism...
  • Ted Cruz fires back at Mitt Romney: You got 'clobbered' by Obama for a reason (July 2015 Flashback)

    03/19/2016 11:39:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/30/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) isn't backing off the tough rhetoric he's used to describe the Iran nuclear deal, despite criticism leveled by 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Thursday. -snip- Cruz, 2016 presidential candidate, fired back at Romney in a Thursday radio interview with KFYO's Chad Hasty. "So Mitt Romney's tweet today said, 'Gosh, this rhetoric is not helpful,'" Cruz said. "John Adams famously said, 'Facts are stubborn things.' Describing the actual facts is not using rhetoric; it is called speaking the truth." The senator recalled what he described as a critical moment during the 2012 presidential race: A...
  • Mitt Romney slams Ted Cruz on Iran rhetoric (July 2015 Flashback)

    03/19/2016 11:19:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/30/15 | Jeremy Diamond
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Thursday that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's rhetoric on Iran "hurts the cause." "I am opposed to the Iran deal, but @SenTedCruz is way over the line on the Obama terrorism charge. Hurts the cause," Romney, acting in his emerging role as party elder, tweeted Thursday. -snip- Cruz fired back at Romney on Thursday afternoon during an interview on the Chad Hasty radio show, in a clip flagged by Democratic rapid response group American Bridge 21st century. "When you send billions of dollars to Jihadists trying to kill Americans, you bear responsibility for the...
  • Ted Cruz Trashes Mitt Romney In Secret Audio Recording From Private Event (July 2015 Flashback)

    03/19/2016 11:10:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    TPM ^ | 7/31/15 | CAITLIN CRUZ
    residential candidate and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) hasn't abandoned his take-no-prisoners approach to politics after all. Cruz — who called former presidential candidate Mitt Romney "honorable" and "experienced" in his New York Times-best selling book — privately described Romney as the worst possible candidate during an event earlier this year, according to the National Journal on Friday. While giving a speech in May for the Council for National Policy, a secretive group of top conservative donors and activists, Cruz said Romney was the worst candidate the GOP could have nominated in 2012 because of his record on healthcare reform. -snip-...
  • Cruz: Mitt 'French-kissed' Obama (2012 Flashback)

    03/19/2016 11:01:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/16/12 | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    Sen.-elect Ted Cruz believes Mitt Romney got a little too close to Barack Obama in the third presidential debate. “I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama,” Cruz said in a speech at the Federalist Society’s annual conference Friday.
  • Trump hits Cruz with late attack ad in Utah

    03/19/2016 10:51:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/19/16 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Donald Trump has launched a late TV ad blitz in Utah that targets Ted Cruz just days before state Republicans caucus Tuesday. The commercial recycles a now familiar Trump attack against the Texas senator, dubbing him "Lying Ted Cruz." The spot casts Cruz as inconsistent on immigration, an issue that both Trump and the senator have made central to their campaigns. It spotlights an interview Cruz gave on Fox News in December, when he was shown past statements in which he appeared to back a pathway to citizenship for those living in the United States illegally. In the interview, Cruz...
  • Cruz calls Kasich ‘the spoiler’ at Arizona rally

    03/19/2016 8:42:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 84 replies
    WGRZ ^ | 3/18/16 | WGRZ
    Ted Cruz, the high-octane conservative U.S. senator from Texas, made the case Friday night in Phoenix that he provides the only viable alternative to GOP front-runner Donald Trump. -snip- "There's no good reason (for Kasich to stay in the race)," Cruz said during a question-and-answer session with conservative TV and radio commentator Sean Hannity that was carried live on the Fox News Channel. "He is essentially the spoiler. A vote for John Kasich is a vote for Donald Trump." Cruz's dig at Kasich, made just a few days before Tuesday's winner-take-all Arizona presidential preference election, prompted a Twitter response from...
  • Cruz Feeling 'Pretty Darn Good' About Romney's Backing

    03/19/2016 8:23:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 99 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/19/16 | NBC News
    Ted Cruz openly welcomed the backing of Mitt Romney on Friday afternoon, telling reporters at a press conference on the Arizona-Mexico border that Romney's decision is "pretty darn good." "Listen, in my book, when someone says I'm voting for you and I encourage everyone else to vote for you, that's pretty darn good," Cruz said, also responding to the absence of an official endorsement by the GOP's 2012 nominee. "And I'll take that - and take that happily."
  • Kasich ad: Before Romney supported Cruz, he was campaigning for me

    03/19/2016 8:17:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/19/16 | Jessie Hellmann
    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich is reminding voters that before Mitt Romney was voting for Ted Cruz, he was campaigning for Kasich. Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, announced Friday that he will be voting for Cruz in Utah’s caucuses this week. But a new ad by Kasich shows Romney supporting the Ohio governor at campaign events last week. “Unlike the other people running, he has a real track record. If you want to see that balanced budget, if you want to get rid of ObamaCare, we’ve got to turn out and make sure we send a signal loud and...
  • Romney Campaigns For Kasich In Ohio

    03/15/2016 12:16:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/14/16 | Kerry Picket
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigned with Ohio Gov. John Kasich at two stops in the Buckeye State. “This is the guy that Ohio needs to vote for. America is counting on you,” Romney said at a town-hall forum in North Canton. Romney did not officially endorse Kasich, but it is the first time he campaigned for a candidate during the GOP primary. The former Massachusetts governor also recorded robocalls for Kasich, something Florida Sen. Marco Rubio received as well.
  • Mitt Romney: Ohio Needs to Vote for John Kasich

    03/15/2016 6:29:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/14/16 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    Mitt Romney returned to the presidential campaign trail Monday to call on Ohio Republicans to back Gov. John Kasich in Tuesday’s primary. Aides to both Romney and Kasich insisted the appearances didn’t constitute an endorsement, but Mr. Romney urged the audience at an airplane museum here to vote for Mr. Kasich. “You look at this guy and unlike the other people running, he has a real track record,” Mr. Romney said. “It’s the kind of record that you want in Washington.” Mr. Romney added, while standing alongside Mr. Kasich on stage here: “This is the guy that Ohio needs to...
  • Romney stumps with Kasich on eve of Ohio primary

    03/15/2016 5:23:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    WCMH ^ | 3/14/16 | Candice Lee
    Governor John Kasich held an election eve rally in his hometown of Westerville on Monday. The event started at 6 p.m. at Westerville Central High School. Former GOP nominee Mitt Romney joined Kasich at two campaign stops in Ohio Monday, including the rally in Westerville. “I came here to make it real clear that all of America is watching what Ohio does,” said Romney, with Kasich and his family standing nearby.
  • Romney: Kasich has ‘the kind of record that you want in Washington’

    03/14/2016 6:11:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/14/16 | David Weigel
    It looked like an endorsement, and it sounded like an endorsement — but seriously, folks, it was just nice to have Mitt Romney in town. -snip- The only discord in North Canton came when a heckler held a sign referring to an unpaid bill of more than $11,000 related to security and other costs from Romney’s visits in 2012. The Romney campaign has disputed that the money is owed, but North Canton Mayor David Held said the campaign essentially stiffed a struggling city. “I think it illustrates the disconnect between mainstream America and Washington, D.C.,” Held said in an interview...
  • Mitt Romney, eager to stop Donald Trump, aims to pull John Kasich across the finish line in Ohio

    03/14/2016 6:01:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies ^ | 3/14/16 | Henry J Gomez
    n your wildest imagination a year ago, you never would have pictured the Republican presidential race this way on the eve of the Ohio primary. John Kasich, the state's popular two-term governor, takes the stage at a high school about a mile from his home. At this moment, he is the GOP establishment's last best hope. There's Mitt Romney by his side. The same Mitt Romney who, when he was the Republican nominee in 2012, received little help or enthusiasm from Kasich. Except this is really happening. And yet it's not the most confident pose for Kasich. He is fighting...
  • Mitt Romney Campaigns With John Kasich, Telling Ohioans ‘America’s Counting on You’

    03/14/2016 5:42:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/14/16 | Thomas Kaplan
    Mitt Romney, in his latest attempt to help stop Donald J. Trump, joined Gov. John Kasich of Ohio on the campaign trail on Monday as Mr. Kasich tries to pull out a victory in his home state. At an air museum between Akron and Canton, where Mr. Kasich’s campaign bus pulled in next to a World War II-era bomber, Mr. Romney highlighted Mr. Kasich’s experience in Congress and as Ohio’s governor. “Unlike the other people running, he has a real track record,” Mr. Romney said in introducing Mr. Kasich at the town hall style event. “He has the kind of...
  • Taxpayers on the hook for Romney rally costs (2012 Flashback/Romney confronted today)

    03/14/2016 11:49:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Canton Rep ^ | 11/29/12 | Robert Wang
    NORTH CANTON The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has declined to reimburse the city and Stark County about $14,500 that local officials say they incurred to provide security, firefighter coverage and other services for Romney’s Oct. 26 rally at Hoover High School. With the U.S. Secret Service saying it does not cover such costs, it appears that local taxpayers are on the hook for much of that amount. The campaign is also declining to pay the more than $600 in police and fire overtime costs North Canton said it incurred for Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s appearance...
  • Did John Kasich Just Say No To A Mitt Romney Endorsement

    03/14/2016 11:08:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3/14/16 | Tyler Durden
    Is a Romney endorsement for Kasich ahead of the critical Tuesday Ohio primary a kiss of death? Perhaps. Moments ago, the WSJ reported that Mitt Romney is planning to endorse John Kasich later today in Ohio, citing Kasich. -snip- Kasich may have just gotten cold feet, because according to the following note by Reuters, either the WSJ is wrong, or Kasich had a prompt change of heart about Mitt's endorsement.
  • Kasich campaign denies report of Romney endorsement

    03/14/2016 10:54:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/14/16 | Reuters
    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich's campaign on Monday denied a report that Mitt Romney, the party's presidential candidate in 2012, would endorse the Ohio governor on Monday. A Wall Street Journal reporter said Kasich answered in the affirmative to a question about Romney's endorsement. Kasich spokesman Chris Schrimpf said, "This is not true. Kasich was responding and acknowledging a different question." A Romney endorsement would have provided Kasich with a boost on the eve of Ohio's primary
  • Mitt Romney joins John Kasich on campaign trail in bid to stop Donald Trump

    03/14/2016 7:43:35 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/14/16 | Seth McLaughlin
    Bent on stopping Donald Trump from winning the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney plans to hit the campaign trail Monday in Ohio with Gov. John Kasich, who is looking for his first win of the presidential campaign Tuesday in his home-state primary. -snip- Mr. Romney plans to appear with Mr. Kasich at a pair of events on the eve of the primary in Ohio, where Mr. Trump is looking to expand his lead by winning the winner-take-all contest. Mr. Trump says he wishes Mr. Romney showed this sort of energy during his 2012 presidential campaign, but says instead Mr. Romney...
  • Karl Rove Pans Romney Speech: “Wrong Message From The Wrong Messenger”

    03/10/2016 6:21:20 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 3/9/16 | Andrew Kaczynski
    “It was the wrong message from the wrong messenger on the wrong day.” Republican strategist Karl Rove panned Mitt Romney’s anti-Trump speech in an interview that aired on Michigan local radio’s Big Show on Tuesday. Romney called Trump a “phony” and a “fraud” in a speech last week. Trump hit back, calling Romney a “failed candidate” who should have won in 2012. “It was the wrong message from the wrong messenger on the wrong day,” said Rove. “This was the day of the debate, so it’s going to get overwhelmed largely by last night. I thought the speech was good...
  • Watch: Romney Reads "Mean Tweets" From Trump, Trump Supporters

    03/09/2016 10:21:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 77 replies ^ | March 9, 2016 | Breitbart TV
    Tuesday on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, read aloud tweets from his critics, which include current GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump and supporters of his presidential campaign
  • Mitt Romney Robocalls for Rubio

    03/09/2016 5:01:55 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    WIBC ^ | 3/8/16 | CNN
    Mitt Romney recorded robocalls for Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential campaign that are going out in all four states voting on Tuesday, CNN has confirmed. It's part of an escalating effort by Romney to block Donald Trump from securing the Republican presidential nomination. First reported by The New York Times, the robocalls do not represent an outright endorsement of Rubio, and a spokesperson for Romney indicated the 2008 GOP nominee would be willing to help Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich as well. "Gov. Romney has offered and is glad to help Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Gov....
  • John Kasich Declines to Endorse Mitt Romney Robocalls Paid for by His Campaign

    03/09/2016 4:51:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/8/16 | BEN GITTLESON
    Mitt Romney has recorded robocalls to encourage voters to cast ballots for GOP presidential candidate John Kasich, as he did for Kasich's opponent Sen. Marco Rubio, telling them it is important to elect "a candidate who can defeat Hillary Clinton and who can make us proud." The robocalls started going out to voters in Michigan this morning, Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols told ABC News. "Hello, this is Mitt Romney calling, and I'm calling on behalf of Kasich for America," the recording begins, referring to the Ohio governor's campaign. "Today, you have the opportunity in Michigan to vote for a Republican...
  • Romney touts Cruz wins over Trump, will not reject GOP nod if drafted at convention

    03/06/2016 10:00:19 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 124 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/06/16
    Mitt Romney said Sunday that GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz winning two primary states this weekend proves the Texas senator can stop front-runner Donald Trump, but declined to rule out his own White House scenario. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and the Republicans' 2012 presidential nominee, repeated remarks from last week, telling “Fox News Sunday” that he wouldn’t launch an eleventh-hour campaign for president. But he declined to reject being “drafted” at the GOP convention in July to be the party’s general election candidate. “It would be absurd to say that if I were drafted I’d say no,” Romney said....
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/04/2016 7:45:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 92 replies
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Did Mitt Romney Just File Papers to Run for President?

    03/04/2016 4:06:51 PM PST · by cdnerds · 17 replies ^ | 3/4/16 |
    Doc source appears legit – link address directs to FEC disclosure site. Original app was created in late October of 2015 and signed off on January 30th, 2016. Those dates make it appear even more likely this has been a plan in the works for some time and more fully explains Mitt Romney’s anti-Trump speech yesterday. Mr. Romney is making certain he has a seat at the proverbial convention table should there be a brokered convention. It shows Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan preparing to make another presidential run – a plan that began back in October according to the...
  • Romney: I Didn't Want To Tell My Grandkids I Didn't Do Anything To Stop Trump

    03/04/2016 8:40:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 108 replies ^ | March 4, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    In an interview that aired on NBC’s “Today” on Friday, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, explained why he decided to speak out about the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump a day earlier.
  • Mitt Romney: 'I won't run for president'

    03/04/2016 8:10:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/4/16 | David Wright
    Mitt Romney said Friday he will not make an 11th-hour presidential run to try to stop Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination, the day after sharply attacking the real estate mogul's candidacy. "I won't run for president," Romney told host Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" show. Lauer asked the 2012 GOP presidential nominee three times about his 2016 ambitions, pressing for an "unambiguous" response after Romney appeared to leave the door to a bid slightly open.
  • Romney’s Bain Capital record shows mixed record on bankruptcies (Romney Bankruptcies Flashback 2011)

    03/03/2016 7:09:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/14/2011 | Jia Lynn Yang
    With Newt Gingrich accusing Mitt Romney this week of “bankrupting companies” during his time at Bain Capital, Romney’s wildly lucrative business career continues to draw fire from opponents who seek to paint him as a heartless financier. So did Romney wreck companies as Gingrich says he did? Under Romney’s leadership at Bain, which spanned from 1984 to 1990 and from 1992 to 1999, at least five companies eventually filed for bankruptcy after being acquired by the private equity firm.
  • Mitt Romney is about to smash Donald Trump in a speech for the ages

    03/03/2016 5:31:45 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 157 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 3/3 | Allan Smith
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney plans to bash Donald Trump in a speech Thursday, according to excerpts of the speech being passed around social media. In quoted remarks released by Bloomberg Politics editor Mark Halperin, Romney calls Trump "a phony, a fraud." "He's playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat," Romney is expected to say. Romney, who recently has been publicly critical of Trump's campaign, announced Thursday's speech on Wednesday at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah in Salt...
  • Why would anyone want Mitt Romney’s political advice?

    03/02/2016 6:43:48 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/2/16 | Post Editorial Board
    Mitt Romney is back, offering to share the sage political wisdom that won him the White House in 2012. Oh, wait. President Obama beat him — despite a sagging economy and terrible approval ratings. Indeed, Obama became the first guy ever to win a second term in the White House despite drawing fewer votes than the first time round. More than 3 million fewer — while Mitt added only 1 million to John McCain’s disastrous 2008 total.
  • Mitt Romney Not Conservative

    03/02/2016 6:15:48 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 123 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | March 2, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
  • Oh my: Mitt Romney to deliver “major speech” on 2016 race tomorrow (Allahpundit Gearing up)

    03/02/2016 11:05:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 2, 2016 | Allahpundit
    You guys thought my previous 8,000 posts speculating about a “Romney 2016” campaign were just an elaborate goof, huh? As Bruce Campbell said to his severed hand in “Evil Dead II,” who’s laughing now?
  • Kudlow: Romney A Political Eunuch [trunc]

    03/01/2016 2:16:03 PM PST · by frankenMonkey · 10 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 3/1/2016 | Larry Kudlow
    Kudlow: Romney A Political Eunuch, Would Have No Impact Against Trump; Why Not Use Money Against Hillary? On MSNBC this morning, Larry Kudlow said any attempt by Mitt Romney or other senior Republicans in the establishment to stop Trump "would have no impact." Kudlow called Romney a "political eunuch" who has no power in the party.
  • GOP Presidential Candidate Still Dreams of 'Mitt 2016, Says Romney (GOPe Brokered Convention Alert)

    01/04/2016 7:07:56 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 1/4/16 | Margaret Hartmann
    Since the emergence of Donald Trump as the GOP presidential front-runner, various sources close to Mitt Romney have floated the idea of the 2012 nominee reentering the current race to heroically save his party. Romney has repeatedly insisted that he's out for good this time, but now he claims that "Mitt 2016" fever is still very much alive - to the point that even a current candidate has begged him not to rule out running. "Look," Romney told the Washington Post in late December, "I had one person who was running for president, and I won't give you the name...
  • Mitt Romney opens up on his doubts about Jeb Bush

    01/04/2016 6:40:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Washington Post Daily 202 ^ | 1/4/16 | James Hohmann
    -Mitt Romney says concern about Jeb Bush's electability was a major reason he seriously considered running for president a year ago. "A Bush-versus-Clinton head-to-head would be too easy for the Democrats," he told my colleagues Dan Balz and Philip Rucker during an interview last week in Boston for a broader story about the political events of 2015. The 2012 GOP nominee recalled thinking, "I like Jeb a lot, I think he'd be a great president, but felt he was unfairly but severely burdened by the W. years - and when I say the W. years, it's not only what happened...
  • To Help Jeb Bush Connect, Aides Look to Mitt Romney's Missteps

    12/10/2015 7:07:38 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/10/15 | ASHLEY PARKER
    Early on in Jeb Bush's campaign, his advisers, many of them veterans of the 2012 general election campaign, huddled to discuss a vexing concern: Mr. Bush had something of a Mitt Romney problem. The similarities between the two men were, and remain, unmistakable: Tall and lean. Well-bred sons of political dynasties. Diction harking back to a more genteel era. ("Gosh, darn!" Mr. Romney would exclaim; Mr. Bush chides supporters against sounding like "nervous Nellies.") Both were personally likable policy aficionados who inspired tremendous loyalty from aides. But like Mr. Romney before him, Mr. Bush has showed difficulty connecting with many...
  • Romney's path to nomination eludes Jeb

    10/12/2015 6:13:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/15 | Jonathan Easley
    On paper, Jeb Bush’s 2016 campaign mirrors Mitt Romney’s 2012 efforts, but Bush faces a far steeper climb to the nomination, political watchers say. With three popular outsider candidates leading the race, rising establishment contenders and the failure to lock down any of the early-voting states so far, Bush is beset by burdens that never weighed on Romney. “Without hesitation, I’d say I’d much rather be Romney in 2011 than Bush in 2015 at this point,” said former Iowa Republican Party political director Craig Robinson. Bush and Romney both entered their races well-funded, with strong campaign organizations and deep support...
  • After call on House speakership, Romney calls Ryan 'man of ideas'

    10/10/2015 8:27:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/9/15 | Steve Holland
    Former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, after speaking with Representative Paul Ryan about the race for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Friday that Ryan was a "man of ideas." "I wouldn't presume to tell Paul what to do, but I do know that he is a man of ideas who is driven to see them applied for the public good," Romney said in a statement provided to Reuters after he spoke by telephone with Ryan, who is being urged to run for the top House post.
  • Romney ticks off viable GOP candidates; excludes Trump, doesn’t mention Carson

    09/30/2015 11:06:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/30/15 | Stephen Dinan
    Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney listed a half-dozen Republican candidates he said could qualify as mainstream conservatives his party could live with in a general election — and said he didn’t think Donald J. Trump was one of those. Mr. Romney, a two-time candidate who was the party’s standard-bearer in 2012, ticked off New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and businesswoman Carly Fiorina as viable options. -snip- Mr. Romney did not mention retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who along with Mr....