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  • Ex-Trump campaign manager: unlike Romney, Trump bragged about his wealth — and it worked

    12/02/2016 4:55:26 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 21 replies
    VOX News ^ | December 2, 2016 | JOSH EDELSON
    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts — One by one, the political operatives sitting around the table at Harvard’s campaign managers conference Wednesday afternoon explained why they thought their candidate could win — even though he or she ended up losing. And then came Corey Lewandowski. Lewandowski explained how he joined Donald Trump’s team in January 2015, and helped run “the most unconventional race in the history of the presidency” before his eventual firing 18 months later. “Embracing Mr. Trump’s wealth and not running from it,” Lewandowski said, “was a strategic decision that we made early on.” He continued: “The reason we did that...
  • Academic Gets Right Wrong

    11/30/2016 11:55:52 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 25 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 30, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In the Chronicle Review, a Stanford historian interviews George Nash, distinguished chronicler of the political right, with the pretty tacit intent of bashing Trump supporters. "It might be preposterous in this, the year of Trump, to even think about conservatism as an intellectual movement," Jennifer Burns writes. "Trump's unexpected rise seems to lay bare a simple fact -- that conservatism has not only lost the battle of ideas but ceded the terrain of sophisticated thought altogether." "But a deeper understanding of the intellectual currents that have coursed beneath modern conservatism is essential to explaining why those currents now appear to...
  • Mitt Romney: “Islam is not an inherently violent faith”

    11/30/2016 10:29:04 AM PST · by Capt. Tom · 50 replies
    Pamela ^ | December 9, 2011 | By Pamela Geller - on December 9, 2011
    Apparently, unlike most everything else, Mitt Romney has not flip-flopped on his position on jihad and Islam. Back in July 2009, I wrote in a post entitled, "Why Romney Won't be President" that Romney would not be president because he said something so fundamentally and unabashedly wrong about America's greatest mortal threat that he was unfit to be President: "Jihadism Is not part of Islam." Yes, he said that. That is frightening coming from a Presidential candidate. Instead of spending the ensuing years studying jihad, Romney appears hardwired for delusion in his latest remarks. The fact that Romney knows peaceful...
  • Caption this: Trump's dinner with Romney fuels social media caption contest

    11/30/2016 7:33:00 AM PST · by RummyChick · 44 replies
    cnbc ^ | 11/30 | whitten
    A dinner between President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney turned into a Twitter caption contest late Tuesday night. Trump met with Romney at the Jean-Georges restaurant in Manhattan amid speculation that the former Massachusetts governor could be selected as secretary of state. The pair was joined by Reince Priebus, Trump's top pick for chief of staff. Following the dinner Romney praised the president-elect, saying that he has "increasing hope" that Trump can lead the country to a "better future." Photos of the dinner surfaced on social media sites following the meeting, prompting users to post their own commentary about how...
  • Culinary Tips from a White House CHIEF Correspondent

    11/30/2016 8:47:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/16 | Judi McLeod
    Now that they’ve ‘media-monstered’ Donald Trump; now that they’ve left the people of Cuba “terrified” of facing Trump without their oppressor Fidel Castro, they’re making their living in a brand new news game called: ‘All the news fit to Tweet’ So CNN’s “enterprising” Senior White House Correspondent. Jim Acosta is being accredited for “busting” last night’s restaurant meeting starring Donald Trump, Mitt Romney and Reince Priebus in the Big Apple. OOH-EEE!!! “The location was a secret, but CNN reporter Jim Acosta happened to be dining at Jean Georges in New York City when the trio walked in. The enterprising Acosta...
  • Mitt Romney speaks well of Donald Trump after dinner meeting

    11/29/2016 7:57:47 PM PST · by conservative98 · 164 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 29, 2016 | S.A. Miller
    After a dinner meeting with Donald Trump at Jean-Georges restaurant in New York, Mitt Romney delivered a glowing review of the president-elect’s leadership during the transition. Mr. Romney, who was invited to the dinner purportedly for a follow-up interview for the job of secretary of state, described it as a “wonderful evening” and said that he was “impressed” with Mr. Trump’s handling of his upset victory in the election. “We had another discussion about affairs throughout the world and these discussions I’ve had with him have been enlightening, and interesting, and engaging,” Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, told...
  • Donald Trump's Full Response to Mitt Romney Speech (3-3-16) "Mitt would have dropped to his knees"

    11/29/2016 6:07:00 PM PST · by ari-freedom · 10 replies
    youtube- Right Side Broadcasting ^ | March 3, 2016 | Donald Trump Thursday, March 3, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Portland, ME at The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel. Mr. Trump responded to attacks on him by Mitt Romney at a speech today in Utah.
  • Trump dines with Romney amid cabinet speculation

    11/29/2016 6:16:08 PM PST · by McGruff · 131 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 29, 2016 | Joe Tacopino
    President-elect Donald Trump broke bread with a fierce critic and now-possible cabinet pick Mitt Romney Tuesday night at Jean Georges Restaurant in Trump International Hotel. Trump, joined by his chief of staff designate Reince Priebus, sat with Romney at the fancy French eatery in Columbus Circle. The meeting took place after a weekend of internal strife in his campaign over whether to hire the former Massachusetts governor as Secretary of State.
  • Is Trump Toying with Romney?

    11/29/2016 5:25:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Rush ^ | November 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Trump's having dinner with Romney. Two things about this. We have found out now -- it has been officially confirmed -- that Kellyanne Conway was not going rogue, that she was indeed doing Trump's bidding by trashing Romney the way she was. I tell you, Newt Gingrich had a great line today. He was on Fox, and the infobabe was a little distressed at all of the seeming chaos that surrounds Trump and his transition. And Gingrich got a perplexed look on his face, and he said to the infobabe (paraphrased), "This isn't chaos. What you're seeing...
  • Why Kellyanne Conway hates Mitt Romney

    11/29/2016 9:00:07 AM PST · by detective · 89 replies
    Kellyanne Conway made one thing very clear in her Sunday interview with “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd: She’s not a fan of Mitt Romney. Like, at all. Here’s how she responded to Todd’s question about her feelings about the 2012 Republican presidential nominee: People feel betrayed to think that Governor Romney, who went out of his way to question the character and the intellect and the integrity of Donald Trump, now our president-elect, would be given the most significant Cabinet post of all, secretary of state. And that is a decision that only one man can make, President-elect Donald...
  • Trump encouraged Conway to trash Romney on TV over the weekend

    11/28/2016 8:10:26 PM PST · by springwater13 · 128 replies
    Mr. Trump, in a statement emailed Monday evening by his spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, said: “Kellyanne came to me and asked whether or not she could go public with her thoughts on the matter. I encouraged her to do so. Most importantly she fully acknowledged there is only one person that makes the decision. She has always been a tremendous asset and that will continue.”
  • Trump invites Romney back for follow-up interview

    11/28/2016 12:48:41 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 121 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11-28-2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    President-elect Trump will hold a second meeting with Mitt Romney this week to discuss the position of secretary of state, much to the chagrin of some in his circle who have said Romney is undeserving of the top diplomatic post.
  • Thirteen Undiplomatic Statements by Mitt Romney About Donald Trump

    11/28/2016 7:12:34 AM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Nov 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Failed 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney is lobbying to be picked as Donald Trump’s Secretary of State, so perhaps Trump’s team should review all of Romney’s undiplomatic statements from 2015 and 2016 about the future Commander in Chief.
  • Would Romney choose Egg McMuffin as his deputy Secretary of State?

    11/27/2016 10:01:07 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 26 replies
    Nov 27 2016 | WilliamIII
    Just wondering. Maybe I'm wrong, but I got the impression they were working together during the election campaign. In the end, McMuffin didn't even get enough votes to be elected mayor of McDonaldland, but we were all a little nervous before election night.
  • Conway: Trump backers feel 'betrayed' by Romney consideration

    11/27/2016 7:50:26 AM PST · by Emergencyawesome · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/27/2016 | Tom LoBianco
    One of President-elect Donald Trump's top advisers said Sunday that his loyal supporters across the country feel "betrayed" that he is considering one of his most vicious critics, Mitt Romney, for secretary of state. "I'm all for party unity, but I'm not sure we have to pay for that with secretary of state position," Kellyanne Conway, Trump's campaign manager, told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union." She added: "It's just breathtaking in scope and intensity the type of messages I've received from all over the country ... the number of people who feel betrayed to think that Gov....
  • Trump spent Thanksgiving asking: Mitt or Rudy?

    11/26/2016 5:19:53 PM PST · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 26, 2016 | Emily Smith
    The talk at Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving dinner at his Florida club was all about if he should pick Mitt Romney or Rudy Giuliani for secretary of state. The president-elect held court on Thursday at his Palm Beach, Fla., Mar-a-Lago club at a large table with family members including wife Melania and sons Eric and Barron. One witness told us Trump took a prime table next to the fireplace in the club’s living room, but spent a lot of time greeting members and asking who they think should be his top diplomat. The spy said, “Donald was walking around asking everybody...
  • Giuliani Wins Breitbart Secretary of State Straw Poll; Bolton second, Petraeus Third, Romney Distant

    11/25/2016 9:56:20 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 28 replies ^ | 25 Nov 2016
    In a poll of over 100,000 Breitbart readers, former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani came out as their preferred choice for Donald Trump’s future Secretary of State. Guiliani, who backed Donald Trump’s campaign to be president, won 36.64% of the vote share, and was followed in second place by former U.S Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, who gained 26.23% of the vote. Other candidates in the poll included former CIA Director David Petraeus who won 19.84% of the vote, whilst former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who has been widely touted as the most likely pick for...
  • Jason Johnson: Trump Might Pick Romney to Get Him Out of the Country Like Obama Did With Clinton

    11/25/2016 5:41:34 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/25/2016 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” Politics Editor Dr. Jason Johnson argued that President-Elect Donald Trump might pick former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as Secretary of State to get him out of Washington in the same way President Obama “took Hillary Clinton, who has been one of his biggest critics, made her Secretary of State and told her to get out of the country.” Johnson said, “There’s an element to this that you sometimes see when someone is like the President of the United States. They may choose some of their most vocal critics, who are still within...
  • Romney warns Trump’s rhetoric could lead to ‘trickle-down racism’ [6-10-16]

    11/25/2016 12:42:43 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 10 2016 | Philip Rucker
    PARK CITY, Utah — Mitt Romney warned here Friday that Donald Trump’s election as president could change the nation’s moral character and lead to the normalization of racism, bigotry and misogyny. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee who has been the most vocal leader of the “Never Trump” movement, delivered one of his strongest rebukes yet of Trump’s candidacy in an interview with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. “I don’t want to see trickle-down racism,” Romney told Blitzer. “I don’t want to see a president of the United States saying things which change the character of the generations of Americans that...
  • Poll: Who Should Be Donald Trump’s Secretary of State?

    11/25/2016 7:08:09 AM PST · by mandaladon · 130 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2016
    President-Elect Donald Trump has not yet announced his pick for Secretary of State, though the press has speculated on several prospective candidates. You, the Breitbart reader, were instrumental in Trump’s election victory and the continuing rise of America’s nationalist-populist movement. We want to know who you would prefer to serve as the country’s chief diplomat. Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton 27.94% (1,712 votes) Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney 7.62% (467 votes) Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani 35.2% (2,157 votes) U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher 2.77% (170 votes) Former CIA Director David Petraeus 20.17% (1,236...
  • Did Trump and Romney make a deal prior to the election?

    11/24/2016 7:24:15 PM PST · by MagillaX · 59 replies
    It almost sounds Trump has made a prior deal with Romney. No telling what the payoff was. But even so agreements can be renegotiated. From what I can tell an apology from Romney will settle things down a bit with many of Trumps supporters but the feeling I am getting as I read what people say it will not remedy the original problem they had with Romney. Be it an Evangelical Mormon thing or the feeling he is not a true conservative, whatever it may be and whether it is right or wrong this pick will cause a drop off...
  • Republicans Divided Between Romney and Giuliani for Secretary of State

    11/24/2016 7:30:25 PM PST · by Innovative · 84 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov. 24, 2016 | JEREMY W. PETERS and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rival factions of Republicans are locked in an increasingly caustic and public battle to influence President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice for secretary of state, leaving a prominent hole in an otherwise quickly formed national security team that is unlikely to be filled until next week at the earliest. The debate inside Mr. Trump’s wide circle of formal and informal advisers — pitting supporters of one leading contender, Mitt Romney, against those of another, Rudolph W. Giuliani — has led to the kind of dramatic airing of differences that characterized Mr. Trump’s unconventional and often squabbling campaign team. And it traces...
  • Mitt Romney Is Preparing Apology to Trump - Is Very Interested in Secretary of State Job

    11/24/2016 3:33:16 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 248 replies ^ | November 24,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Former Governor Romney was one of Donald Trump’s harshest critics during the election. He assisted his opponents and was essentially working to get Hillary Clinton elected. Donald Trump met with Mitt Romney in New Jersey last week. Sources said he was interviewing for the Secretary of State position with the Trump administration. Trump supporters HATE the idea. Now this… Transition Team sources told Ed Henry from FOX News that Mitt Romney is preparing a public apology. Mitt Romney is reportedly very interested in the Secretary of State job.
  • Pope’s Envoy to Mexicans: Stop Marching Against Gay ‘Marriage’ and ‘Practice Dialog’ Instead

    11/24/2016 2:09:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/23/16 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    November 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – After months of successful pro-family marches protesting an attempt to amend the constitution to create homosexual “marriage,” Pope Francis’ new apostolic nuncio to Mexico has come with a perplexing message for Mexicans: Don’t march, but rather enter into “dialog” over the gay agenda. Archbishop Franco Coppola, a career diplomat with the Holy See who has served as nuncio to several African countries, arrived in Mexico on September 29. He soon began commenting on the struggle underway in the country over a proposed set of reforms by Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto to amend the constitution...
  • Trump aide has received 'deluge' of comments about Romney pick

    11/24/2016 7:58:45 AM PST · by McGruff · 127 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 24, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Top Donald Trump aide Kellyanne Conway said she is receiving a deluge of comments about the possibility of Mitt Romney being selected as secretary of State. "Receiving deluge of social media & private comms re: Romney," Conway said, linking to a story about Trump loyalists who are unhappy with the possibility. She also stressed loyalty as a key trait for a secretary of State in a follow-up tweet.
  • Trump Supporters Unite in #NeverRomney — But Twitter Won’t Let it Trend!

    11/23/2016 5:56:22 PM PST · by pissant · 52 replies
    Trump supporters are united in #NeverRomney as Secretary of State. Mitt Romney led the charge against Donald Trump up until Election Day. Mitt Romney was so bitter against Donald Trump that he reportedly “sold” his email list to #NeverTrump candidate Evan McMullin.
  • Why Are Trump's Sec of State options so limited?!

    11/23/2016 2:34:58 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 43 replies
    I have heard the same 4 or 5 names being thrown around. Are we really that lacking in qualified people?! There must be hundreds Trump can consider! Would be better if from outside the beltway anyway. What is the deal?
  • Bob Corker Returns to Haiti (better Secretary of State choice than Romney!)

    11/23/2016 2:21:09 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 25 replies
    Shelbyville Times Gazette: Corker returns to Haiti Tuesday, October 30, 2007 By John I. Carney U.S. Sen. Bob Corker credits a church mission trip to Haiti a quarter of a century ago with leading him towards public service, and so he says his return trip there last week was not only informative but meaningful. Corker, a Republican and former mayor of Chattanooga, was involved in the real estate and construction businesses before entering politics. He went on a mission trip with First Centenary Methodist to Haiti, generally acknowledged to be the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, to build an...
  • Why Are We Always Wrong About Russia? (By Reagan's most trusted Cold War advisor)

    11/23/2016 12:08:06 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 38 replies
    Speech to World Affairs Council, Washington ^ | May 16, 2001 | Suzanne Massie
    I have been studying, working and going to Russia for 34 years. From the beginning I was lucky enough to meet and get to know a wide variety of Russians. During these many years whenever I went, it was always apparent that what I saw and heard was often diametrically different from both the official and the journalistic perception in the United States. I came to call it my worm’s eye view. The more I studied Russian history and culture the more I saw that the picture was always far more nuanced and complex than the judgments often characteristic of...
  • My Plea Against Mitt Romney Appointment

    11/23/2016 10:00:50 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 41 replies
    To Trump Transition team: Please do not appoint Mitt Romney as Secretary of State. He is the epitome of the "swamp" Trump centered much of his campaign on draining. He is a flip-flopping, dishonest, coward of a man - representative of everything wrong with politics today and unreflective of America's highest ideals during a time we need to be of utmost moral uprightness before the watching world. Romney holds to a foreign policy worldview hostile to America's best interests. At the most crucial points in Trump s campaign, Romney used his power to drive a wedge through the party and...
  • Wall Street Journal: Mitt Romney Leads Donald Trump’s Picks for Secretary of State

    11/22/2016 1:49:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/22/2016 | By MICHAEL C. BENDER and DAMIAN PALETTA
    President-elect leans toward the former governor but advisers’ tug of war delays decision President-elect Donald Trump is leaning toward asking former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to be his secretary of state, according to people familiar with the deliberations. The next U.S. president is also likely to name retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as His Secretary of Defense and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is his leading candidate for Ambassador to the United Nations.
  • Romney for Secretary of State? [Vanity]

    11/22/2016 1:58:27 PM PST · by Piranha · 70 replies
    Free Republic ^ | November 22, 2016 | Piranha
    The Wall Street Journal recently posted that Mitt Romney is emerging as the leading candidate to be Secretary of State in the Trump administration. Obviously we all know Romney is the poster child for GOPe, and that for whatever reason he threw his debates against Obama in 2012. Personally, I would like to see him lead a task force to eliminate vast numbers of Federal regulations, but it is not up to me. In this thread I am concerned with Foreign Policy and nothing else. Where can we expect Romney to differ from what we expect from President Trump on...
  • Diamond/Silk: Disrespect shown to VP Mike Pence by cast member of Hamilton...more

    11/20/2016 9:39:44 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 34 replies
    Diamond and Silk - Youtube ^ | November 20, 2016 | Diamond and Silk
    These ladies give their take on the Mike Pence travesty from the Hamilton "actor" and on Mitt Romney meeting with President Trump. The left always saying you have to practice Tolerance - why aren't you showing tolerance to President Trump who has only been elected a week and a half. Talked about the two young adults who painted Swastika's on a church - and claiming this was done by Trump supporters who, it turns out, were not Trump supporters at all.
  • Pence confirms Romney is 'under active and serious consideration' to be Trump's secretary of state

    11/20/2016 12:26:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 20, 2016 | Nikki Schwab, Anneta Konstantinides and Jessica Chia
    Vice President-elect Mike Pence confirmed Sunday that Mitt Romney is in the running to be Donald Trump's secretary of state. 'I can say that Governor Romney is under active and serious consideration to serve as secretary of state of the United States,' Pence told CBS News' John Dickerson on 'Face the Nation' Sunday. President-elect Donald Trump and Romney, the GOP's 2012 nominee, seemed to bury the hatchet at a meeting yesterday in New Jersey, after Romney called Trump a 'fraud' and a 'phony' during the Republican primary this spring and Trump had referred to Romney as a loser and a...
  • Pence: Romney under 'active consideration' for secretary of State

    11/20/2016 6:57:00 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 122 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 11/20/16 09:24 AM EST | BY REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Sunday that Mitt Romney is under "active consideration" to serve as secretary of State in a Donald Trump administration. "The president-elect was very grateful that the Gov. Mitt Romney came out," Pence said on "Fox News Sunday." "They had a good meeting. It was a warm and a substantive exchange." Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, met with Trump on Saturday to discuss foreign policy. Pence said he and members of the Trump team spent about an hour with Romney. He said the team talked through substantive issues.
  • Mitt Romney Says He Had a 'Far Reaching' Conversation With President-Elect Trump (Video)

    11/19/2016 11:57:07 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 45 replies
    Mediaite (Scumbags) ^ | November 19, 2016 | Justin Baragona
    Trump just reduced Romney to a stuttering mess: Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney met with President-elect Donald Trump today as rumors swirl that Romney is being considered for the post of Secretary of State. In brief comments to the press after he emerged from the meeting, the ex-Governor of Massachusetts stated that he and Trump had a “far reaching conversation” about various political and international matters. “We discussed those areas and exchanged our views on those topics,” Romney informed reporters. “A very thorough and in-depth discussion in the time we had.” “I appreciate the chance to speak with the...
  • Romney Loves To Preen-and Trump Is Helping Him To Preen in Public Without Even Saying a Word

    11/19/2016 11:03:10 PM PST · by Be Careful · 44 replies
    The Ultimate Troll.......Romney took the bait....Trump lets everyone else do the "Romney Take-Down"...Next up....Ryan....They don't even see it coming.....Lovin' it. Wow...what a way to neutralize the opposition.
  • Mike Huckabee: Trump Putting Romney in Cabinet Would 'Insult' Voters

    11/19/2016 7:22:43 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 114 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 19, 2016 | Todd Beamon
    "I don't see any way in the world that Mitt Romney would have a cabinet position in the Donald Trump administration," the former Arkansas governor told Uma Pemmaraju on Fox News... "It would really not so much be an insult to Donald Trump," he said. "It would be an insult to the supporters of Donald Trump, who went out there and faithfully stood behind Donald Trump, to give a guy a job who basically said all those supporters were following a con man. "That would be an insult to the voters..." "We had a far-reaching conversation with regards to the...
  • Trump Probably Did Better With Latino Voters Than Romney Did (Leftist denial alert)

    11/19/2016 1:53:12 PM PST · by usafa92 · 8 replies
    538 ^ | 11/18/2016 | Harry Enten
    In the lead-up to the election, there was a lot of talk about how Latinos would turn out in record numbers to stop Donald Trump. But not only did Trump end up winning, exit polls also indicated that he won 29 percent of the Latino vote — better than Mitt Romney had done four years earlier. That has sparked a heated debate among pollsters and advocacy groups over whether the exit polls can be trusted. The most prominent skeptics of the exit polls’ findings have been Gary Segura and Matt Barreto, the co-founders of Latino Decisions, a polling firm that...
  • Romney and Trump to discuss secretary of state position, NBC source says

    11/17/2016 12:45:43 PM PST · by rxsid · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/17/2016 | CNBC
    "Romney and Trump to discuss secretary of state position, NBC source saysFormer Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will meet with Donald Trump this weekend to discuss the secretary of state position, a source close to the president-elect with direct knowledge of his thinking told NBC News.
  • Romney and Trump to discuss secretary of state position, NBC source says

    11/17/2016 12:24:43 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 113 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 17, 2016 | Antonio José Vielma
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will meet with Donald Trump this weekend to discuss the secretary of state position, a source close to the president-elect with direct knowledge of his thinking told NBC News....
  • Whoa: Mitt Romney to meet with Trump about possible cabinet position

    11/17/2016 12:02:23 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 98 replies
    Reaaaaaaaally smart move by Trump. Although I wonder how much trouble he might be having in staffing up if he’s reaching out to Trumpers’ least favorite Republican for a job. NEWS from @PrestonCNN –Trump meeting with Mitt Romney this weekend to discuss governing and possible Cabinet post #2016 — Deirdre Walsh (@deirdrewalshcnn) November 17, 2016 Could be that this is just symbolic outreach to his critics in the GOP, as today’s meeting with Nikki Haley probably is, and nothing more will come of it. Even if so, that’s smart. Building goodwill among traditional Republicans will buy him a unified party...
  • Let Obillary Hang Onto the Attention, Forestall the Rise of the Next Leftist Superstar

    11/15/2016 6:52:29 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Freep | 9/16/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    If you feel revulsion at having to listen to Hillary and Barack's take on the world, consider that the longer their big backsides are blocking the doorway, the longer it will be before the next unbeatable, charismatic leftist superstar can rise above their artificial glow. Wilbur Romney exemplified this principle: His son said he hadn't really even wanted to be President, yet with this permanent loser mentality, he was perfectly willing to play the dog to the rest of the GOP field as ox, denying them the hay. Let the donkeys play this game as long as they like.
  • GOP President-Elect Donald Trump Says Same-Sex Marriage Is 'Settled' Law

    11/13/2016 10:05:33 PM PST · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 85 replies
    ABC news ^ | 11/13/2016 | Benjamin Seigel
    “It’s law,” he said in an interview with CBS’ ‘60 Minutes’ that aired Sunday. “It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done.” “These cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled. And I’m – I’m fine with that,” he added.
  • Utahns want Donald Trump to soften his tone, reach out [barf alert]

    11/13/2016 7:56:33 AM PST · by kevcol · 42 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | November 12, 2016 | MATT CANHAM
    As she watched the election returns late Tuesday, Jessica Anderson couldn't fight back the tears or the feeling her country had just been diminished. . . . "It was very demoralizing to me to think that so many Americans could look past his foul nature and still vote for him," she said. "I was very depressed." ... She voted for independent Evan McMullin, while her Republican husband voted for Clinton. She stands by her decision, criticizing the Democratic nominee as a politician who would have pushed the country toward socialism. At the same time, she said, she had already "come...
  • Omarosa singles out Mitt Romney in her warning to ‘bow down to Trump’

    11/11/2016 3:34:49 PM PST · by kevcol · 30 replies
    Raw Story ^ | November 11, 2016 | Elizabeth Preza
    “Let’s just say,” she continued, “the list of people who’ve turned on him, who’ve gone from friend to foe, is so incredibly long. The list of people who have mocked him—I mean, Mitt Romney held an entire press conference, and gave a 20 minute speech calling Donald Trump a con man and a fraud.” Manigault went on to say Romney is the “one person who should read that quote over and over again.”
  • Seven reasons to move to Massachusetts instead of Canada

    11/11/2016 10:26:49 AM PST · by kevcol · 42 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 11, 2016 | Brian J. White
    Americans crashed Canada’s Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship website Tuesday night as Donald Trump rode a populist wave to victory. But those looking for an escape from Trump’s policies may not need to head across the border — Massachusetts offers plenty of attractive options that our neighbor to the north lacks. Here are a few that come to mind: 1. If Obamacare is repealed, Massachusetts will still have universal health care. It’s been state law since 2006 and is what the Affordable Care Act was modeled on.
  • Carr: There was more than one loser

    11/10/2016 5:33:10 PM PST · by kevcol · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 10, 2016 | Howie Carr
    Loser: Mitt Romney, maybe the biggest next to Hillary. Had a temper tantrum about Trump, who then proceeded to carry Mitt’s real home state, Michigan, something Romney could never come close to doing in 2012. Who’s yo’ daddy, Willard? . . . Losers: Libertarian ticket of Gary Johnson and Bill Weld. Started the campaign as “respected” former GOP governors, ended as wasted, beclowned cheerleaders for the most corrupt major-party presidential candidate in U.S. history.
  • First Stage of Grief — Denial: La Raza Disputes Trump’s Latino Support

    11/10/2016 3:35:41 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 10, 2016 | Caroline May
    The National Council of La Raza says there is no way more Latino voters supported Donald Trump than supported former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012. According to exit poll data, Trump received 29 percent of the Latino vote, compared to the 27 percent Romney received in 2012. While Trump lost the Latino vote Tuesday night, his 36 percentage point margin of defeat among Latinos was also smaller than Romney’s 44 percentage point loss to Barack Obama. La Raza, however, says that exit poll data is incorrect. ...more...
  • FNC’s Juan Williams Attacks Pro-Trump Cuban-American Voters — ‘Not Comfortable With a Woman [tr]

    11/10/2016 11:58:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 10, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” co-panelists Kimberly Guilfoyle and Juan Williams reacted to the minorities, particularly in the state of Florida, that had voted for President-elect Donald Trump in Tuesday’s election. Guilfoyle noted out Trump had outperformed these voter compared then-GOP presidential nominee former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) in the 2012 presidential, to which Williams suggested it might have something to do with those voters being “not comfortable with a woman as a leader.”