HOME/ABOUT  Prayer  SCOTUS  ProLife  BangList  Aliens  StatesRights  ConventionOfStates  WOT  HomosexualAgenda  GlobalWarming  Corruption  Taxes  Congress  Fraud  MediaBias  GovtAbuse  Tyranny  Obama  ObamaCare  Elections  Polls  Debates  Trump  Cruz  Kasich  OPSEC  Benghazi  InfoSec  BigBrother  IRS  Scandals  TalkRadio  TeaParty  FreeperBookClub  HTMLSandbox  FReeperEd  FReepathon  CopyrightList  Copyright/DMCA Notice 

Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Our 2nd quarter FReepathon is off to a great start and we have a chance of getting 'er done early! Thank you all very much!!

Or by mail to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794
Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $36,590
Woo hoo!! And the first 41% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: romney2016

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Romney mocks Trump at GOP dinner

    03/22/2016 8:16:11 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/22/16 | Caitlin Yilek
    Mitt Romney did not back down from his feud with Donald Trump at a GOP dinner Tuesday night. The former Republican presidential nominee joked about the billionaire’s foreign-born wives. “Donald Trump has had several foreign wives. It turns out that there really are jobs Americans won’t do,” Romney reportedly quipped at the annual dinner hosted by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). Trump’s first wife, Ivana, was born in Czechoslovakia. Melania, his third wife, is from Slovenia. Romney also touched on Trump’s questioning of his faith. “He could have just asked my wives,” Romney said. Trump bashed Romney at a...
  • BREAKING: Mitt Romney endorses Ted Cruz for President in all remaining primaries

    03/18/2016 12:48:55 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 447 replies
    This week, in the Utah nominating caucus, I will vote for Senator Ted Cruz. Today, there is a contest between Trumpism and Republicanism. Through the calculated statements of its leader, Trumpism has become associated with racism, misogyny, bigotry, xenophobia, vulgarity and, most recently, threats and violence. I am repulsed by each and every one of these. The only path that remains to nominate a Republican rather than Mr. Trump is to have an open convention. At this stage, the only way we can reach an open convention is for Senator Cruz to be successful in as many of the remaining...
  • Mitt Romney to Campaign With John Kasich

    03/14/2016 5:05:54 AM PDT · by euram · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 13, 2016 | Ben Gittleson
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will campaign with Ohio Gov. John Kasich in Ohio Monday, Kasich's campaign announced Sunday night.
  • 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.
  • Mitt Romney to Campaign with John Kasich in Ohio

    03/13/2016 6:37:01 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 216 replies
    Mitt Romney will campaign with John Kasich Monday at two stops in Ohio, NBC News has learned from a source familiar with the plans. Romney is not expected to endorse the Ohio governor during the campaign swing, the source said, but it will be the first time Romney has campaigned on behalf of a Republican candidate this cycle. It's a significant move for the former Republican nominee, who previously recorded campaign telephone "robocalls" for Kasich as well as Marco Rubio. Earlier this month, at a speech in Utah, Romney lambasted frontrunner Donald Trump as a "fraud" and warned of the...
  • Mitt Romney explains why he waited until now to attack Donald Trump

    03/13/2016 8:29:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 71 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 13, 2016 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    "My son Tagg came running up the stairs," Romney told the Globe, remembering the day of Trump's CNN interview, in which he blamed a faulty earpiece for his inability to reject the support of the former Ku Klux Klan leader. "[Tagg] was white in the face," Romney said. "He said can you believe what Donald Trump has said? And I was shocked as well. I contacted my colleagues, my advisers, and counselors and said: 'I'm giving a speech. I'm going to give it as soon as I can.'"
  • As predicted, polling shows Romney speech only solidified Trump’s support

    03/08/2016 3:03:23 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/08/16 | Robert Laurie
    Flop. As we’ve discussed previously, Mitt Romney’s attack on Donald Trump was as transparently hypocritical as it was misguided. Here was a two-time failed candidate levying a series of charges against Trump - most of which Harry Reid had previously used against Romney himself. It was the weakest of cheap shots. Within a day it became clear to anyone who was watching the 2016 election that the speech had succeeded only in that it further divided the GOP or strengthened Trump’s position. It was, to be blunt, a grotesque miscalculation. Now we know that what we assumed during that first...
  • New poll shows Romney speech reinforced Trump support

    03/08/2016 7:10:34 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 8,2016 | ED MORRISSEY
    . One of the more “establishment” Republicans — the party’s previous presidential nominee — got up last week to denounce the man who has captured the imagination of anti-establishment voters in an effort to derail his candidacy. Did Mitt Romney’s speech have any impact on voter decisions? Indeed it did, according to Morning Consult — it made Donald Trump’s voters more likely to continue supporting him: Thirty-one percent of GOP voters said they were more likely to vote for Trump, while 20 percent said less likely, and 43 percent said it had no impact either way. The poll, which was...
  • LIMBAUGH: Mitt Romney’s Dad Did the Same Thing to Goldwater in 1964 as He did to Trump (Video)

    03/06/2016 7:41:17 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 107 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/06/16 | Jim Hoft
    Rush Limbaugh went on FOX News Sunday to discuss the contentious Republican primary and recent developments including Mitt Romney’s scurrilous attacks on Donald Trump this week.Rush Limbaugh told Chris Wallace – while Mitt Romney was listening – that Mitt did the same thing to Trump as his father did to Barry Goldwater in 1964. Chris Wallace: Let’s start with Mitt Romney’s speech this week in which he basically joined the anybody but Trump movement. You say that that is going to backfire with Trump supporters and other voters are going to see it as the establishment trying to tell them...
  • 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....
  • Judge Jeanine: Mitt Romney awoke a sleeping giant

    03/06/2016 12:18:04 PM PST · by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run · 77 replies
    Watch Judge Jeanine lay into Mitt Romney. This video says it all about loser Mittens and the GOPe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srGlyFyghRk Your a class act Judge Jeanine!
  • Romney: I Made 'Big Impact' on Trump in Saturday Races

    03/06/2016 11:04:32 AM PST · by kevcol · 268 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 6, 2016 | Greg Richter
    Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, said Sunday he believes his Thursday speech against Donald Trump hurt the 2016 front-runner after he split Saturday's contests with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. "I think I had a big impact," Romney said Sunday on "Meet the Press." "I think a lot of people were surprised by how well Ted Cruz did.
  • Mitt Romney awoke a sleeping giant

    03/06/2016 12:03:50 PM PST · by DanMiller · 26 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 6, 2016 | Dan Miller
    Now the question is whether we, the "sleeping giant," have awakened and how we will respond. Will we twiddle our thumbs and mumble, "oh well," or will we do something(s) useful?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srGlyFyghRk
  • Judge Jeanine: Mitt Romney awoke a sleeping giant

    03/05/2016 10:41:08 PM PST · by parisa · 223 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/6/16 | Judge Jeanine
    The establishment is panicked and the former Republican presidential nominee just confirmed it
  • Mike Huckabee: "Mitt Romney insulted those people who have or who plan to vote for Donald Trump."

    03/05/2016 6:54:16 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 61 replies
    Mike Huckabee: "Mitt Romney insulted those people who have or who plan to vote for Donald Trump."
  • Neil Cavuto, Fox News/Business Channel Goes over to the "Dark Side"!!!

    03/05/2016 7:12:33 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 71 replies
    Neil Cavuto jumps the shark...kisses up to failed Politico, Mitt Romney (The Turncoat) deadbeat, the failing CPAC & the failing Ted Cruz (who will do anything legal or illegal to win....even hang tight with nutcase, lunatic, Glenn Beck!! The only good person left in the Cavuto group is Lou Dobbs...who gets it!!! this morning, Cavuto opend his show disparaging DJT by downplaying recent polls that show Trump in the positve in all four states in play today!!! Neil Cavuto...just another rupert Murdoch & Roger Ailea turncoat!!! Sad!!!
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 7:41:31 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 111 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016
    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....
  • Voters get mad at Romney, double down on Trump

    03/05/2016 6:44:39 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 79 replies
    The Star ^ | 3/4/2016 | Alexander Panetta
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.—The establishment of the Republican party is playing with fire by seeking to smother Donald Trump. Because the embers of rebellion are crackling in this Florida retirement community. Trump-supporting seniors here are unfalteringly determined to cross the street in two weeks, enter the local polling station, and vote for the swirly-haired scourge of party elites. They exude indifference to an anybody-but-Trump strategy, articulated by Mitt Romney and proposed by the party bigshots desperate to wrest the nomination on the convention floor. The party’s 2012 nominee proposed the following: Voters should rally behind Marco Rubio in the March 15...
  • Did Mitt Romney Just File Papers to Run for President?

    03/04/2016 4:06:51 PM PST · by cdnerds · 17 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 3/4/16 | thegatewaypundit.com
    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...
  • MUST SEE=> Did Mitt Romney Just File Papers to Run for President?

    03/04/2016 3:41:37 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 59 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | March 4, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    This document is making the rounds today in conservative circles. It looks like Mitt Romney, who pushed for a brokered RNC convention earlier today, filed documents in January to be eligible to run for president in 2016. At least, that’s what a few websites are pushing.....
  • 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
  • Mitt and Rumors of Mitt

    03/02/2016 6:27:33 PM PST · by pboyington · 25 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Will Mr. Romney pick up the white phone in the club grill room, Mr. Romney to the white phone please?… Mitt Romney has been in the news lately, stepping out of the shadows in the Berkshires to undoubtedly serve the GOP Establishment, which can basically be encapsulated into Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche from Trading Places. I can hear the phone call last week… “We need help Mitt. This nouveau riche upstart Trump, he’s going to destroy everything.” Everything meaning, the Establishment’s soaking of the American people for the last 20 years. “Put on a Brooks Brothers shirt, get yourself...
  • Mitt Romney Coordinates Pre-Debate Speech To Set Stage For Thursday Night Ambush

    03/02/2016 5:45:20 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 162 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3-2-2016 | sundance
    The GOPe is entirely too predictable. Former, and failed, presidential candidate Mitt Romney has announced his plan to deliver a full-throated attack upon the frontrunner of the 2016 presidential race in order to protect the party hierarchy from the continued grassroots uprising. (must watch video follows article). The Washington DC oligarchy must be protected at all costs. Mitt Romney won six of 10 contests on Super Tuesday four years ago. In the Super Tuesday contests that took place this week, Trump won seven of 11 states.Read moreNow Watch Video .........
  • Romney to give speech on state of presidential race

    03/02/2016 10:17:58 AM PST · by CreviceTool · 117 replies
    Politico ^ | March 2, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Mitt Romney will give a speech on the state of the 2016 presidential race on Thursday, his office said. Romney is scheduled to address the Hinckley Institute of Politics Forum at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Thursday morning, according to an advisory sent to reporters. Utah holds its Republican caucuses on March 22, a day after the last scheduled debate in Salt Lake City announced last month. Romney has been outspoken in denouncing frontrunner Donald Trump, calling on him to release his tax returns and questioning his fitness to be commander in chief.
  • Mitt Romney is expected to speak out about the Republican presidential race

    03/02/2016 10:37:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    <p>Mitt Romney is expected to speak out about the Republican presidential race.</p> <p>The 2012 GOP presidential nominee announced plans to deliver speech about the 2016 race on Thursday at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.</p> <p>Romney has been critical of 2016 front-runner Donald Trump on Twitter in recent weeks and has yet to endorse any of the candidates.</p>
  • Roger Stone: If Rubio Loses Florida, ‘Abundantly Clear Mitt Romney Is Waiting In The Wings’

    03/01/2016 1:34:53 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/01/16 | Dan Riehl
    Republican campaign veteran Roger Stone tells Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon, “I have reported, and I stand by this, that a number of the billionaires who are funding Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% have told him that he has until the Florida primary on March 15th to show some leg. If he cannot win his home state primary, it will be very hard to continue to justify his campaign. At that point, I think it is abundantly clear that Mitt Romney is waiting in the wings.” Stone continued: Notice how Romney is suddenly tweeting all the anti-Trump tweets?...
  • Did Christie just spark 'draft Romney' move?

    02/28/2016 2:55:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 26, 2016 | Brent Budowsky, columnist, The Hill
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's endorsement of Donald Trump, which can only be described as stunning and shocking to the political world, will cause panic and chaos throughout the GOP establishment. Here are some of the immediate results of the Christie move. First, Christie's endorsement of Trump for president is devastating to the GOP establishment which was in virtual panic about the rise of Trump before Christie endorsed him and is now in a state of total panic behind the scenes. Second, Christie's endorsement of Trump is a devastating blow to the conservative establishment, which views Trump as neither a...
  • If Rubio Loses Florida on Tuesday, Then The Republicans Will Reintroduce Mitt Romney (Vanity)

    02/28/2016 1:27:49 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 114 replies
    If Marco Rubio loses in Florida on Super Tuesday, then expect the Republican Establishment/Globalist to roll out Plan C...., Mitt Romney. They will slip Mitt Romney in via a brokered Republican Convention in Cleveland. This is even though Mitt Romney never got a single vote in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada, etc... Expect lots of dirty tricks about Trump between today and Tuesday. The Establishment/Globalist are throwing everything they have at Trump including the kitchen sink. Just know if Jeb, Rubio or any other Establishment candidate was winning like Trump, then the Establishment media would be telling us this...
  • Mitt Romney about to enter GOP race

    02/27/2016 9:04:17 PM PST · by topfile · 219 replies
    the-newshub.com ^ | 25 FEBRUARY 2016 | Bill Singletary
    Mitt Romney is one step closer to entering the 2016 presidential race sources say, confirming what the-newshub.com reported last October that Romney would jump into the race after the first key primaries were held and some of the delegate dust had settled. Romney told Fox News on Wednesday that “We have good reason to believe that there’s a bombshell in Donald Trump’s taxes,” and quickly added that Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio should also disclose their tax information. Romney’s statement was a bowshot aimed at Trump, sources say, the surprise GOP frontrunner for whom Romney has unmitigated disdain.
  • (Vanity) What if Romney DOES get in..? How would you react..?

    02/27/2016 6:51:04 PM PST · by gaijin · 126 replies
    Feb 27, 2016 | Me http://www.ThisIsntRealurl.com
    More and more it seems a real possibility that Mittens might get into the race. Rubio is a little shaky and The Establishment is getting a little desperate. How would you react? If you encountered a neighbor you really liked, what would you say about this? Would you vote for another Republican again..?
  • Did Christie Just Spark ‘Draft Romney’ Move?

    02/27/2016 10:42:14 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb 26 2016 | Brent Budowsky
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's endorsement of Donald Trump, which can only be described as stunning and shocking to the political world, will cause panic and chaos throughout the GOP establishment. Here are some of the immediate results of the Christie move. First, Christie's endorsement of Trump for president is devastating to the GOP establishment which was in virtual panic about the rise of Trump before Christie endorsed him and is now in a state of total panic behind the scenes.
  • Last Chance: Will Mitt Romney Jump Into the Presidential Race? (Er, no!)

    12/21/2015 5:01:08 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Rachel Alexander
    The Republican establishment and its power brokers are starting to panic about the likelihood of Donald Trump winning the presidential nomination, and even the respected Club for Growth is now running ads against Trump. It is not so much Trump's over-the-top statements that bother them, but the fact he could lose to Hillary Clinton. In general election polls, Trump is losing by as much as double digits to her, in contrast to a couple of the other Republican candidates who are tied or ahead of her. Many large donors have stayed out of the race, too unsure of the outcome....
  • Romney begs the GOP establishment to stop suggesting him as the party's 2016 savior

    12/14/2015 3:39:14 PM PST · by Rockitz · 17 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 14 December 2015 | Nikki Schwab, U.S. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
    Mitt Romney has a message for the GOP: Stop trying to make 2016 happen. The 2012 Republican nominee, who ran and lost in 2008 too, is trying to hush the chatter that he could somehow become the savior of a brokered GOP convention next summer. 'Please let me know who's doing that and I'll have a word with them,' Romney stated. 'I'm not running.' Romney made an appearance in Mesa, Arizona, on Saturday to support the candidacy of another former GOP nominee, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who's running for re-election. At the appearance, according to the Arizona Republic, Romney tried...
  • Can Romney Save Us From Trump?

    09/15/2015 5:02:57 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 111 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/15/15 | Matt Latimer
    In a tastefully furnished conference room somewhere in the nation’s capital, leaders of the GOP establishment are popping antacids and shaking their heads. Donald Trump is the face of their party now — and there’s no stopping him. In the latest CNN poll, his lead has grown, due to increased support among two groups they assumed would grow to hate him: Republican women and college graduates. Every candidate challenging The Donald has seen his numbers drop. Ben Carson may be next over his rather dubious decision to attack Trump on illegal immigration — the issue that propelled Trump to first...
  • Mitt Romney Not Running for President in 2016

    01/30/2015 9:59:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | January 30, 2015
    Mitt Romney announced Friday he will not run for president in 2016, after briefly flirting with a third White House run -- a decision that only slightly narrows the crowded field of potential Republican candidates. "After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I've decided it's best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney told donors on a conference call Friday morning. The announcement comes after the 2012 GOP nominee, who repeatedly denied interest in another campaign, surprised donors earlier this month by telling them he was considering it. Since...
  • My Problem with Sarah Palin

    01/29/2015 7:25:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/29/2015 | Selwyn Duke
    See also: Sarah Palin is Right: Go on Offense, Tout Conservatism With Sarah Palin once again hinting at a presidential run, pundits and politics wonks are all the more aflutter with 2016 talk. The predictable slings and arrows of the surly left are coming her way, while her excited fans are firing up the troops. Then there are those who say that while they like the ex-governor, they don’t believe she could win the presidency. My focus, however, is a bit different: I have an objection to Palin -- one relating to something of which most are unaware. Before...
  • You Betcha I Was Wrong About Sarah Palin

    01/28/2015 12:15:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/28/2015 | Matt Lewis
    It’s time to admit that, whatever their motivation was at the time, the Alaska governor’s critics always had a point. Has conservative genuflection at the altar of Sarah Palin finally come to a halt? In case you missed it, her speech in Iowa this week was not well received on the right. The Washington Examiner’s Byron York called it a “long, rambling, and at times barely coherent speech” and National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke said she slipped into self-parody. And there’s more. The Examiner’s Eddie Scarry, for example, contacted several conservative bloggers who were once Palin fans, but have since...
  • Sarah Palin Slips into Self-Parody

    01/26/2015 6:22:08 PM PST · by MinnesotaLibertarian · 289 replies
    National Review ^ | January 26, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Skipping to the end: ... Consider, if you will, what happens to a person who suggests that Sarah Palin is anything other than saintly. Right off the bat, they are accused of disliking America or Alaska or conservatives or mothers or the working class — or even women in general — and then they are informed that their “hatred” is showing. Next, their motives are questioned and their supposedly secret “agenda” is exposed for the world to see, for no right-thinking person could dislike Palin on the merits, natch. “I hope you enjoy your elite cocktail parties,” the apologists will...
  • This chart should make Mitt Romney think twice about 2016

    01/23/2015 8:27:27 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 13 replies
    The new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Hillary Rodham Clinton leading five potential GOP presidential candidates by between 16 and 20 points. But as the good folks of social media were quick to point out, it is January 2015, and the 2016 election isn't until November 2016. (Thanks, guys!) And we sympathize; Clinton, after all, is a known quantity, and the crew of Republicans who could run against her, while well-known to anybody who reads The Fix, is decidedly less well-known to the broader public. So the poll match-ups aren't quite fair and only tell us so much. Except for...
  • 7 Gaffes that might haunt Mitt Romney in 2016

    01/15/2015 9:52:06 AM PST · by Din Maker · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 15, 2015
    Seven (7) of the former Republican presidential nominees most cringe-worthy moments: 1. ‘47 PERCENT’ Less than two months before the November 2012 election, Romney committed a gaffe that he even admitted “did real damage” to his campaign. The left-leaning magazine, Mother Jones released secretly-recorded videos of the candidate at a private fundraisers telling donors: “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what…who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care,...
  • Mitt Romney backlash intensifies

    01/15/2015 10:05:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | January 15, 2015 | Katie Glueck
    “Recycled.” Not the “new blood” the GOP needs. A man who “had his shot.” A “terrible candidate.” A Republican backlash against Mitt Romney that had been simmering for days boiled over on Wednesday as conservatives across the GOP spectrum panned the prospect of another presidential bid by the former Massachusetts governor and two-time loser on the national stage.
  • Dear Mitt Romney: Shake it off

    01/15/2015 11:12:11 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/14 | Matt Bai
    I was even more excited about this possibility after someone reminded me that you had actually been the nominee in 2012. Memory gets hazy, but I could have sworn that Republicans in the last election had nominated a microtargeting algorithm. When Paul Ryan brings warmth and levity to your campaign, you know there’s a problem. But let’s leave all that in the past. Because I’ve been reading the idle punditry of my colleagues this week, most of it saying you can’t win this time around, and I’m here to tell you that you shouldn’t take any of that seriously. Haters...
  • Romney's sudden move into 2016 talks a "conundrum" for some former aides

    01/13/2015 6:15:58 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jon Ward
    Mitt Romney has stopped Jeb Bush from locking down a significant faction of deep-pocketed Republican donors and top presidential campaign staffers, for the moment. But money and talent won’t stay frozen for long. And multiple Republican insiders said Monday that Romney has a short window of time in which he has to make a decision about whether to mount a third run for the White House — or let the dream of the presidency go forever. One 2012 Romney aide said the former Massachusetts governor might need to make up his mind in the next week. Most people who spoke...
  • The selling of Mitt 3.0

    01/13/2015 7:11:06 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/13/15 | Maggie Haberman and James Hohmann
    Shortly after Election Day in 2012, a Mitt Romney supporter moaned to POLITICO about the failed GOP nominee’s performance: “We had no message, and we gave it to the worst communicator in the world.” Two years later, Romney is mulling over another campaign for the White House, and this time, he says, things will be different. In meetings with and individual calls to donors, supporters and former staffers, Romney is making it clear that he is likely to run, putting his time frame for a decision at “weeks, not months.” Romney, who made a fortune in the financial sector and...
  • An Open Letter To Mitt Romney

    01/12/2015 7:40:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | January 12, 2015 | Drew M.
    Dear Mitt, I know we haven't always seen eye to eye. And I've been tough on you in the past but you need to hear this from someone...drop the idea of running again. It must stick in your craw that you lost to an idiot like Barack Obama. But that's the problem, you...lost...to….an…idiot…like...Barack...Obama. Yes, defeating an incumbent President is hard but it's a lot easier in times of economic distress (see Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, granted he invented his own time of distress but "it's the economy stupid" carried the day). Even with crushing levels of unemployment, anemic growth...
  • When the Constitution “Hangs by a Thread”–The White Horse Prophecy in Modern Mormonism[Mitt Motive?]

    01/09/2015 10:41:17 PM PST · by Colofornian · 16 replies
    Check out this 2-part Viewpoint on Mormonism podcast series originally airing in October 2012 by clicking on the following links: Part 1 Part 2When the Constitution “Hangs by a Thread” – The White Horse Prophecy in Modern MormonismFollowing the Mormon expulsion from Missouri in 1838, Joseph Smith made a trip to Washington, D.C. “to present to the National Congress the petition of the Saints for a redress of their grievances, suffered in Missouri” (History of the Church 4:xxvi). Arriving in November 1839, Smith met with several powerful politicians of that day, including President Martin Van Buren, and left Washington in...
  • Mitt Romney eyeing presidential run in 2016, longtime friend says

    12/30/2014 1:09:12 PM PST · by iowamark · 140 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 12/29/2014 | Lisa Riley Roche
    Mitt Romney is eyeing a third run for the White House and will get in the race in the coming months if he doesn't like how the GOP field is looking, his longtime friend Kem Gardner said Monday. "I know exactly what Mitt's going to do," Gardner, a real estate developer who helped bring Romney to Utah to lead the 2002 Winter Olympics, told the Deseret News. "I think over the next few months, a lot of things will happen." But Spencer Zwick, who raised $1 billion for Romney's 2012 campaign, said the decision is a personal one for Romney...
  • Chris Matthews: "Mark My Words," Mitt Romney Will Beat Jeb Bush And Be GOP Nominee

    12/06/2014 5:31:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | December 5, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC: Apparently back then when Romney was thinking of putting [Chris Christie] on the ticket when he was running, when he was running, he discovered there were some problems, alright? Do you think he might use those problems against him next time? DAVID CORN, MOTHER JONES: Well, that opposition book is rather thick. If Romney doesn't use it, somebody else will. MATTHEWS: And therefore -- but I keep thinking Romney is going to be the nominee after all this is over. CORN: No. MATTHEWS: Look, I'm pretty good at this. CORN: No. No... He's not going to run....
  • 2016–Mitt Romney: I'm the Establishment GOP Leader, Not Jeb

    12/05/2014 6:09:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 5, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Massachusetts Governor and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not yet ready to relinquish his title as the head of the pale-pastels establishment wing of the Republican Party to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. "A senior Republican who has met with Mitt Romney" tells Politico that Romney is telling donors on Wall Street "not to commit to a candidate that is not their first choice and that they aren’t excited about. He does not think much of the current field and does not think it is jelling. He still views himself as the leader of the establishment wing of...

    10/30/2014 6:50:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    YouGov ^ | October 29, 2014 | Kathy Frankovic
    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican Presidential nominee, remains among the most popular of possible 2016 Republican candidates – but just among Republicans. In the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, 75% of Republicans hold a favorable opinion of Romney, far more than say that about nearly all other GOP possibilities. ......................................................... Romney’s popularity with Republicans does not extend to the rest of the population, however. Overall, he is seen unfavorably. And when it comes to whether or not Romney should try again for the Presidency in 2016, Republicans are divided at the moment. The country overall would rather he stay...