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  • Mitt Romney Thinks Donald Trump Could Win The Election (Audio)

    07/29/2016 4:23:34 PM PDT · by orchestra · 33 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 7/29/2016 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Former Republican nominee Mitt Romney said earlier this month he thought Donald Trump could win the presidency, citing Hillary Clinton’s high unfavorable numbers and the unpredictability of the race. Romney was speaking with Republican consultant Mike Murphy’s Radio Free GOP podcast released two weeks ago when he made the comments. “You have to give Donald Trump credit, he was able to bring a rhetoric and a style that he had perfected over his career to the political sphere and connect with people and become the nominee,” Romney said. “Despite the fact that I and a lot of other people thought...
  • Mitt Romney Says He May Vote For His Wife Instead Of Donald Trump

    06/30/2016 7:13:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 99 replies
    Mitt Romney still can’t see himself voting for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. However, he can’t bring himself to vote for the Democratic counterpart, Hillary Clinton, either. But the 2012 GOP nominee has a solution: putting his own wife’s name on the ballot. “It’s a matter of personal conscience,” Romney told CBS News’ John Dickerson Wednesday at the Aspen Ideas Festival. “I can’t vote for either of those two people.” Romney explained that he simply cannot get behind Trump’s divisive character. “Our nominee is saying, ‘Hey look it’s these people here. It’s these Mexicans coming across the border... it’s...
  • Romney Says Family Still Wants Him To Run; Guess What's Holding Him Up From Jumping In

    06/30/2016 6:22:52 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 57 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-30-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Mitt Romney? With his money, he should open a new retirement home and just look the window and count the birds flying by. He has nothing to offer but his memoirs on how he ruined many businesses. The real character of those we thought were men of honor and integrity has been revealed. How easily they make promises when convenient and then break their pledge when they find the giving inconvenient. Such is the establishment. From The Hill: Mitt Romney said on Wednesday that his family wanted him to get in the presidential race early on — and that at...
  • Behind Mitt Romney’s Increasingly Lonely Challenge to Donald Trump

    05/28/2016 2:55:54 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 87 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Monica Langley
    Mitt Romney’s advisers begged him not to go to war with...Trump. After he decided to go ahead, Mr. Trump dismissed him as “lightweight” and “failed candidate.” This week, Newt Gingrich called him “pathetic.” Mr. Romney, sticking to his guns, has become a rare figure in American history—a former presidential nominee openly defying the man succeeding him as his party’s standard-bearer. Sitting at his home on the Pacific Ocean last week, Mr. Romney reflected on the waves he created by attacking Mr. Trump, how his family helped persuade him it was the right thing to do, and how he increasingly finds...
  • The story behind Mitt Romney’s loss in the presidential campaign to President Obama

    05/22/2016 11:09:07 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 46 replies
    Boston.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Michael Kranish
    It was two weeks before Election Day when Mitt Romney's political director signed a memo that all but ridiculed the notion that the Republican presidential nominee, with his better ground game could lose the key state of Ohio or the election. The race is “unmistakably moving in Mitt Romney's direction, the memo said. But the claims proved wildly off the mark, a fact embarrassingly underscored when the high-tech voter turnout system that Romney himself called “state of the art” crashed at the worst moment, on Election Day. To this day, Romney’s aides wonder how it all went so wrong...
  • 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 Romeny on Twitter

    05/04/2016 6:24:38 AM PDT · by GilGil · 61 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/4/2016 | Mitt Romney
    Thanks to @tedcruz for making a fight for conservatism, American leadership and freedom.
  • Trump passes Romney’s popular vote total, likely to break GOP record

    04/27/2016 6:06:39 AM PDT · by GilGil · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/27/2016 | Kyle Cheney
    With his five blowout wins Tuesday night, Donald Trump has passed Mitt Romney’s popular vote total from four years ago and is on a trajectory that could land him more Republican votes than any presidential candidate in modern history – by a lot. Trump surged to 9.9 million votes, according to totals that include Tuesday’s preliminary results across the northeast and could rise further as the final votes are counted. That’s already more than 100,000 more than Romney earned in the entire 2012 primary season and tens of thousands more than John McCain earned in 2008.
  • Top former Romney aide launches anti-Trump super PAC

    04/25/2016 10:23:42 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/21/16 | Alex Isenstadt
    With less than two weeks until the Iowa caucuses, a new super PAC has formed with the intention of taking down Donald Trump. The group, which is called Our Principles PAC, is founded by Katie Packer, a veteran Republican strategist who served as deputy campaign manager on Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.
  • Romney: 3-man race throws Trump the nomination

    04/18/2016 12:54:08 PM PDT · by McGruff · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | April 18, 2016 | David Gregory
    Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is again warning his party of the dangers of a Donald Trump nomination, saying a three-man race likely paves the way for the New York billionaire to capture the nomination on the first ballot of this summer's GOP convention in Cleveland. The former Massachusetts governor, in an interview on "The David Gregory Show" podcast says Tuesday's New York primary is an important moment in the primary fight. "If (Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz) are both going at it aggressively until the very end then I think Trump gets it on the first...
  • Trump can take at least six states Romney lost and win in November

    03/23/2016 8:52:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 53 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/23/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Willard Romney lost in 2012 because he was a terrible candidate who, by Election Day, showed he would rather lose than appeal to conservatives. Romney won only the states he was supposed to win; nothing more. His attitude that “looking good but losing was better than appealing to conservatives” chased some 4 million conservative voters away. He followed George W. Bush’s stupid lead and did not fight back against Harry Reid’s lies about his failing to pay his taxes. Instead he allowed himself to be mocked and led around by the nose by Reid and the media over a totally...
  • Mitt Romney,The Republican Establishment Wannabe, That Never Was & Never Will Be.

    03/07/2016 2:39:19 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 15 replies
    Vanity
    Mitt Romney, the two time POTUS failure & meek weakling to POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama & CNN's Candy Crowley seeks the mantle of leadership once again. Sorry, Mitt....you just don't not possess one iota of "True Grit & you never will possess one iota of "True Grit". Enjoy your retirement with family & loved ones.
  • Herschel Walker: "Shut Up Romney, You Are A Loser"

    03/04/2016 6:02:40 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 32 replies
    TMZ ^ | 3/4/2016
    Herschel Walker's got his old boss' back -- ripping Mitt Romney for his anti-Trump speech this morning ... essentially calling the guy a loser. Walker has been an extremely vocal supporter of his 'Celebrity Apprentice' boss -- previously telling TMZ Sports he believes Trump will "save America." Now, with Mitt Romney blasting Trump this morning as a "phoney" who is dangerous for the country -- and John McCain also denouncing him -- Walker went to bat for Donald with a new statement: "McCain and Romney lost the playoffs years ago yet they want to talk about someone getting ready for...
  • Mitt Romney fades into the sunset, a one ay failure!

    03/04/2016 4:28:40 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 33 replies
    Amazing...the Mitt Romny anti-Trump tirade, delivered yesteday morning had little mention or notice by either the moderators or candidates at last night's Fox News Channel Debate. It appears the failed Mitt Romney has little or no audience in his corner. I think I saw him riding horses with CNN's Candy Crowley into last evening's setting sunset. Keep riding, Mitt in the GOP Establishment cessppol of lie tellers and losers.
  • Mitt Romney Says Donald Trump Is a Case of 'Evil Trumping Good'

    03/03/2016 9:07:38 AM PST · by Innovative · 142 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 3, 2016 | STEPHANIE EBBS and VERONICA STRACQUALURSI ˇ
    Mitt Romney ripped into Donald Trump today, calling his candidacy a case of "evil trumping good.” "A person so untrustworthy and dishonest as Hillary Clinton must not become president. Of course, a Trump nomination enables her victory," Romney said this morning in an address to the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah. And that was the tip of the iceberg in a scathing speech the former GOP presidential nominee gave of his party’s 2016 campaign front-runner. "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University," Romney said. "He's...
  • (Loser) Mitt Romney: Donald Trump is a 'phony, a fraud'

    03/03/2016 3:40:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 192 replies
    CNN ^ | March 3, 2016 | By Catherine Treyz
    Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney thinks "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud" and that he's "playing the American public for suckers," according to prepared remarks provided by Romney to CNN. According to the former Massachusetts governor, "the only serious policy proposals that deal with the broad range of national challenges we confront have come from Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich." Romney is expected to remark on some what-ifs about Trump becoming president. "His domestic policies would lead to recession. His foreign policies would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor...
  • Donald J. Trump Is Already Crushing Mitt Romney's 2012 Performance (+10 ahead)

    02/29/2016 3:08:18 PM PST · by drewh · 22 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 02/29/2016 12:46 pm ET | Natalie Jackson
    Businessman Donald Trump’s support among Republican voters has hit a new national high of 49 percent, according to a CNN/ORC poll. By contrast, the party's nominee in 2012, Mitt Romney, didn’t reach 49 percent in a poll until mid-April of that year. As YouGov’s William Jordan noted, Romney’s highest polling number prior to that was 40 percent, which he achieved once in mid-January 2012 and once at the end of February. Support for Trump has been over 40 percent in the last four national polls, and flirted with the 40 percent mark in some polls in early December. Single polls...
  • Trump: I'm going to do what Mitt Romney was totally unable to do - WIN!

    02/25/2016 3:09:26 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    twitter.com | 2/25/16 | Donald Trump
    Donald J. Trump ‎‎@realDonaldTrump I'm going to do what @MittRomney was totally unable to do- WIN! 11:44 AM - 25 Feb 2016 4,453 4,453 Retweets 11,489 11,489 likes
  • 'He's a fool': Trump fires back at 'tough guy' Romney

    02/24/2016 11:38:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 335 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 24, 2016 | Al Weaver
    Donald Trump fired back at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for wondering Wednesday if a "bombshell" was sitting in his unreleased tax returns. Fresh off his victory in Nevada, Trump fired off a trio of tweets at Romney, calling him a "fool" and a "tough guy" for his attack, adding that he should have beaten President Obama as the Republican nominee in 2012. >>>Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrumpWhen Mitt Romney asked me for my endorsement last time around, he was so awkward and goofy that we all should have known he could not win!<<< >>>Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump "@Ward_II: Oh great...
  • Tripwire Alert–Understanding Why Mitt Romney is Making Ridiculous Claims...(Truncated Title)

    02/24/2016 7:32:11 PM PST · by Bratch · 35 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | February 24, 2016 | sundance
    Tripwire Alert – Understanding Why Mitt Romney is Making Ridiculous Claims About Donald Trump’s Taxes…. Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is going “full Mississippi” with claims about Donald Trump’s taxes.  It doesn’t matter that there is no basis for the ridiculous assertions – the truth and/or facts are not what matters when you go “full Mississippi”…. it’s a strategy! The absolute worst thing Donald Trump could do is to respond to it.  Responding to the provocation is exactly what they want.  Dismiss it like you would swat an annoying gnat. Mitt Romney – “The reason that I think there’s a bombshell in there is because...
  • Donald Trump rejects Mitt Romney's ironic tax attack

    02/24/2016 7:03:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | February 24, 2016 | Stephen Collinson, Jeremy Diamond and Hasan Khan
    Donald Trump is leaving the door open to not releasing his tax returns, just hours after Mitt Romney warned Wednesday that the billionaire's tax documents could contain a "bombshell." The GOP front-runner said in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that he will "make a determination over the next couple of months" as to whether he will release his tax returns... It was also an attack steeped in irony, since Romney was on the receiving end of similar claims by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, when Democrats eviscerated him over his fortune and business record during the 2012 campaign. Reid...
  • Romney: ‘Good Reason To Believe That There’s a Bombshell In Donald Trump’s Taxes’

    02/24/2016 4:49:39 PM PST · by Rockitz · 82 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 24 Feb 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney stated that Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz(R-TX), and Florida Senator Sen. Marco Rubio(R-FL) ought to release their taxes for “the last two years that have already been filed” and that there’s “good reason to believe that there’s a bombshell in Donald Trump’s taxes” on Wednesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel. Romney began by saying that both Trump and Democratic candidate Senator Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) were connecting with voters who were upset with the Washington, which hasn’t made progress. He added, “I think there’s...
  • Mitt Romney: Good Reason to Believe There's a 'Bombshell' in Donald Trump's Taxes

    02/24/2016 2:54:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 129 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 02/24/2016 | David Rutz
    2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Wednesday on Fox News there is good reason to believe there is a "bombshell" to be found in Donald Trump's back taxes. Asked by host Neil Cavuto why he hadn't officially backed a Republican for the 2016 nomination, Romney said he would like to see the back taxes from several of the candidates. Taxes were a sore spot for Romney in 2012, with then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) publicly accusing him of not even paying them. "This will give us a real sense of whether these people are on the up...
  • Report: Mitt Romney to Endorse Sen. Marco Rubio for President

    02/21/2016 4:05:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | February 21, 2016 | Janet Shan
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will endorse Sen. Marco Rubio, the Huffington Post reports. The details of the endorsement are being worked out. It's ironic since Romney, who was largely an absentee governor in the last nine months of his administration, is endorsing someone who didn't bother showing up for work in the Senate that much. "Romney spent the day in Utah on Saturday and could potentially be in position to bestow his blessing upon Rubio before Tuesday's Nevada Republican caucuses-a contest that Romney won easily in both 2008 and 2012." "Romney's backing will provide Rubio with the highest-profile endorsement...
  • How Romney And McCain Could Help Propel Rubio To Victory In New Hampshire

    12/23/2015 8:58:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 22, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    Could Mitt Romney and John McCain turn out to be the hidden arrows in Marco Rubio's political quiver in New Hampshire?[continued]
  • The Secret Plan To Nominate Mitt Romney From The Convention Floor

    12/11/2015 9:47:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 121 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | December 11, 2015 | McKay Coppins
    With Donald Trump’s ruinous domination of the Republican primary polls showing no signs of abating, top leaders in the GOP are reportedly now preparing for the possibility of a contentious brokered convention next year in Cleveland. If that happens, a small group of wealthy donors and die-hard loyalists close to Mitt Romney will be ready with a strategy to win him the nomination from the convention floor.
  • The GOP Establishment Thinks Trump Can't Beat the Empty Pantsuit and They're Talking About Romney...

    12/10/2015 12:26:59 AM PST · by maggief · 82 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | December 9, 2015
    EXCERPT Anyway, Charlie Rose with Mark Halperin last night. Charlie Rose said, "Are you saying, Mark, that if the Republican Party unites against Donald Trump, that they can't stop him?" HALPERIN: The establishment now will not accept Trump as the nominee. They will fight him to the end, including at the convention if they need to and I think they'll run someone else if he does become the nominee. ROSE: Meaning somebody's in the field -- HALPERIN: No! Someone like Mitt Romney or Mitch Daniels, someone else to step forward to say, "We've got a safe place to vote because...
  • Mitt Romney Could Stop Donald Trump. Seriously. (laughable)

    12/10/2015 3:45:53 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 62 replies
    Link only http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mitt-romney-could-stop-donald-trump-seriously_56689e49e4b080eddf56dc2d
  • N.H. primary poll puts non-candidate Romney first

    11/21/2015 10:28:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 21, 2015 | James Pindell
    For Republicans fearful of Donald Trump becoming their party’s presidential nominee, a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll of likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters offers a three-word solution: Willard Mitt Romney. If the former Massachusetts governor were added to the mix of the 14 other Republican candidates running in the Feb. 9 first-in-the-nation presidential primary, New Hampshire voters would, if the election were held now, give him a 2-to-1 win over Trump, the leader of the field. Romney, who said as recently as last week that he is not interested in running, did not file for the New Hampshire primary...
  • Predicting which party will win the White House: follow the numbers

    11/14/2015 8:33:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/15/2015 | By Eric Fehrnstrom
    It's hard to keep up with the twists and turns in this presidential race. Hillary Clinton under fire on Benghazi! Ben Carson has a theory about the pyramids! Bernie Sanders wrote about rape fantasies! Donald Trump . . . well, Donald Trump! Figuring out which headline will have the biggest impact on the general election is a bit of a parlor game. But what if they have no impact at all? After the 2012 election, political scientists John Sides and Lynn Vavreck wrote a book called"The Gamble"that looked at the cause of President Obama's victory over Mitt Romney. They sifted...
  • Are Republicans Drafting Mitt Romney? 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    11/12/2015 10:52:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Heavy ^ | November 13, 2015 | Stephanie Dube Dwilson
    Rumors are starting to fly that Republican elites are considering adding Mitt Romney to the Republican primary in a last-minute attempt to destabilize the popularity of non-traditional candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson, The Washington Post reported. But this seems to be mostly rumor and speculation from his friends, since Romney himself has said he won’t run again and no one has gone on record yet with specific plans to draft him. What’s really going on? Here’s what you need to know....
  • Romney Strategist At Clinton School: Trump To Drop Out Before Iowa

    10/27/2015 10:35:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    KUAR-FM National Public Radio ^ | October 27, 2015 | Steve Brawner
    Donald Trump will lose his zest for campaigning as it gets harder and drop out before Iowa, and Republicans eventually will nominate a presidential candidate who has previously held elective office, a senior strategist for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign said Monday. Speaking at the Clinton School of Public Service, Stuart Stevens said that running for president is “the least enjoyable experience that adults voluntarily enter into.” In August, he wrote in The Daily Beast that Trump wouldn’t even run in order to avoid being tagged a loser, and he still believes that will happen once running for president stops...
  • What? Romney Decries Rise of Conservative Media, End of Liberal Media Dominance

    10/25/2015 10:02:40 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 83 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | October 24, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    Why isn’t Mitt Romney president? Because he thinks like this. Over at Breitbart was this headline: MITT ROMNEY: DEMISE OF LEGACY MEDIA EMPOWERING CONSERVATIVE ‘INSURGENTS,’ PREVENTING MORE ‘COLLABORATIVE ACTION’ The story reads, in part, like this: Failed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney lamented that the demise of traditional media is empowering Republican “insurgents” and preventing establishment Republicans from compromising more with Democrats. As the Republican establishment is trying convince Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to run for House Speaker, Romney told David Axelrod on a recent “The Axe Files” podcast that the “extremes within our respective parties are having a louder...
  • Romney on Ryan as Speaker: I’d ‘Hate to Lose’ Him as a Potential Presidential Contender

    10/18/2015 4:58:17 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Oct 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, sounded off on the possibility of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Romney’s 2012 running mate, as the next Speaker of the House. Romney told show host Jake Tapper Ryan as Speaker of the House would lessen the possibility he could make a future run for president. “We need Paul in two spots at once,” Romney said. “You know, there haven’t been a lot of people that have gone on from speaker to the White House, so I’d hate to lose him as a potential...
  • Romney endorses Ryan to run for speaker

    10/10/2015 2:09:53 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 10, 2015 | Chris Cassidy and Matt Stout
    Under mounting pressure, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan emerged as the reluctant would-be savior of the fractious Republican House caucus yesterday, even being urged by 2012 GOP ticket-mate Mitt Romney to run for speaker. “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 yesterday. “Every politician tries to convince people that they are that kind of leader; almost none are — Paul is.” Romney’s glowing endorsement of his former running mate came after the...
  • 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....
  • Mitt Romney, your party needs you!

    09/11/2015 9:38:17 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 163 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Sept 11 2015 | Michael Cohen
    THERE IS one man who can save the Republican Party, and his name is Mitt Romney. Seriously. Seven years after Romney crashed and burned in the 2008 Republican primary and three years after he beat a weak GOP presidential field before losing to President Obama, he is still the party’s best hope of winning back the White House.
  • Romney Is Horrified by Trump — and That’s Restarting ‘Mitt 2016’ Talk

    09/02/2015 7:26:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 09/02/2015 | Gabriel Sherman
    As Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican presidential race, frustration and panic have become high enough to make some inside the party Establishment pine for a candidate they roundly rejected as recently as January: Mitt Romney. Romney himself has become one of Trump’s most vocal detractors inside the party. “He’s someone to whom civility means a lot. The whole Trump thing really bothers him,” a close Romney adviser told me — and some Romney-ites are only too happy to talk up the prospect of their man jumping into the race if the Establishment fails to stop Trump, whose support...
  • Former Trump advisor: Romney thinking about getting in

    08/23/2015 3:02:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 122 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/23/2015 | Curt Mills
    Colorful former Trump advisor Roger Stone thinks 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney is thinking about getting back in the presidential race. Stone tweeted his suspicion, and told CNN he had heard that Romney was considering a run from his sources. The move could indicate Romney sees an opportunity to better confront and challenge front-runner Donald Trump. Some see current establishment standard bearer former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as flailing. Trump has mocked Bush for being "just flat" on the campaign trail and Sunday called him a "low energy" candidate. Romney publicly considered a third run as recently as January, but...
  • Romney and Self-Deportation

    08/22/2015 7:34:23 AM PDT · by BobL · 37 replies
    (self) | Aug 22, 2015 | (self)
    I have a question for you FReepers. In a Primary debate in late January, 2012, Romney tried to get to the right on illegal immigration by proposing that we make conditions so difficult for the illegals that they pack it up and go home on their own (i.e., self-deportation), rather than rounding them up and deporting them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObVnA0nIx_s A Google search finds many columns on this topic, but only immediately after that debate. Then Obama brought it up in an October debate, just before the election and blasted Romney on it. After the election, the Republican 'advisers' (most of them...
  • Mitt Romney slams Ted Cruz on Iran rhetoric (Milt "Emerging party elder")

    07/30/2015 3:26:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 30, 2015 | 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. Mitt Romney ✔ ‎@MittRomney I am opposed to the Iran deal, but @SenTedCruz is way over the line on the Obama terrorism charge. Hurts the cause. 6:40 AM - 30 Jul 2015 Cruz, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said Monday that President Barack Obama's administration will become "the...
  • Mitt Romney Attacks Ted Cruz for Calling Obama ‘Leading Financier of Terrorism’ over Iran Deal

    07/30/2015 6:20:18 AM PDT · by Amntn · 102 replies
    The GatewayPundit ^ | 7/30/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Failed Republican 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney took to Twitter early Thursday to attack Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who is running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, for his comments accusing President Barack Obama of becoming the leading financier of terrorism with his nuclear deal with Iran.
  • The Romney half-century?

    07/07/2015 6:17:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 6, 2015 | Bernie Quigley, contributor
    Not a very good Fourth for The Donald. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R), a candidate for president in 2016, stated it plainly: "He's running to be president of all of us. It takes a level of maturity and thoughtfulness and demeanor that's not being exhibited here." But this episode might be seen in hindsight as a definitive and serendipitous moment in the American chronicles. Because Donald Trump angered former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. And Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee, has become a commanding voice of moral leadership in the Republican Party. "I think he made a severe error in...
  • Exclusive-Ann Coulter: Mitt Romney Shouldn't Attack Trump (Shorten)

    07/06/2015 4:28:20 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 6, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Now 11-time New York Times bestselling Ann Coulter is calling out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for attacking Donald Trump over immigration. She even flipped Romney’s criticism back in Romney’s face. Appearing on Sirius XM Patriot’s The Mike Church Show while this reporter guest hosted on Monday morning, Coulter called all the establishment Republicans in the 2016 field a “bunch of pussies.”
  • Romney: Trump's immigration comments hurting GOP

    07/04/2015 10:22:15 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 193 replies
    KCCI ^ | 07.04.2015
    WOLFEBORO, New Hampshire (CNN) —Mitt Romney said Saturday that Donald Trump's comments on Mexico and undocumented immigrants have hurt the Republican Party, making the 2012 presidential nominee the latest Republican to slam the billionaire over his controversial remarks.
  • Mitt Romney gives a brutal PowerPoint critique of Obama’s foreign policy

    06/13/2015 9:40:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/12/15 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    Ever since Mitt Romney’s loss to President Obama in 2012, it has become a mantra in the Republican Party that on foreign policy especially, “Romney was right.” In a stuffy mountain lodge here Friday night, Romney joined the chorus. Dusting off a page from his management consulting playbook, the former Republican nominee delivered a speech by PowerPoint to more than 200 corporate CEOs and other attendees of his annual ideas festival about what he deemed (and titled his slides): “The Most Consequential Obama Foreign Policy Mistakes.”
  • Romney’s Consideration of Candidacy Is Closely Tied to His Faith, Allies Say

    01/26/2015 4:01:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 25, 2015 | Ashley Parker and Alex Thompson
    prominent Republican delivered a direct request to Mitt Romney not long ago: He should make a third run for the presidency, not for vanity or redemption, but to answer a higher calling from his faith. Believing that Mr. Romney, a former Mormon pastor, would be most receptive on these grounds, the Republican made the case that Mr. Romney had a duty to serve, and said Mr. Romney seemed to take his appeal under consideration. Three years ago, Mr. Romney’s tortured approach to his religion — a strategy of awkward reluctance and studied avoidance that all but walled off a free-flowing...
  • Why it matters that Donald Trump is attacking Mitt Romney (+video)

    01/25/2015 5:29:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor's DC Decoder ^ | January 25, 2015 | Mark Sappenfield
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)With all due respect, the Republican Party could probably do with a lot less of what was heard at the Iowa Freedom Summit Saturday. On one hand, that might seem strange, considering that the Iowa Freedom Summit was all about getting America back to its "core principles of pro-growth economics, social conservatism, and a strong national defense," according to the event website. What could be more Republican than that? Combine that with the fact that a number of potential Republican presidential candidates appeared to see the event as the unofficial kickoff for the 2016 campaign, and it seemed a snapshot...
  • Sarah Palin on Potential Romney ’16 Run: ‘We Need New Blood’ ... (Hello Sarah, this means you)

    01/18/2015 5:04:15 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 70 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | by Tony Lee15 Jan 2015 | by Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wants failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney to get off the stage as Romney, the career candidate, seriously considers a third run White House run.
  • Iowa poll: Romney leads nascent Iowa field with 21%, Bush at 14%, Walker 10%

    01/14/2015 5:02:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Gravos Marketing ^ | January 13, 2015 | Neil W. McCabe
    The 2012 Republican nominee for president holds a leads a broad field of GOP potential contenders in the Townhall/Gravis poll conducted Jan. 5-7 among 404 registered Republican voters queried. Note: the polls were conducted using IVR technology and weighted by historical voting demographics. Former Massachusetts governor W. Mitt Romney has never left the hearts and minds of Republican voters and he will hold the dominant position in the race for the 2016 presidential nomination until the other candidates spin up their own campaigns, said Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Marketing, a Florida-based pollster and call center that executed...