Tag Archives: Mitt Romney

NYT David Brooks tells us why Donald Trump should not be president

Interesting read.

Did Mitt Romney’s Donald Trump take down accomplish anything?

So did Mitt Romney change any hearts and minds? Share your thoughts.

Will Mitt Romney’s speech make any difference to Trump supporters?

Donald Trump fans love him. He can say and do no wrong in their eyes. So will Mitt Romney’s speech make any difference to them? No. They like him are in it to win it. So since he can’t change their minds who is the speech for? It’s a clarion call for the old school Republicans who seek to have a more rational conversation. Maybe he can change some of their minds. Maybe his speech can be a lightening rod for the guys in the race. Maybe just maybe they will realize that running their solo acts is not going to win the nomination. Maybe just maybe they need to unite to combat the massive force, Donald Trump. We all need a dream and maybe this is Mitt Romney’s dream, and this is his attempt to share it with the Grand Old Party.

Is David Axelrod lying about Mitt Romney’s concession call?

In his new book Believer, David Axelrod claims Mitt Romney made a statement that could be interpreted as racial coding when he conceded to the president in 2012. Romney’s body man says Axelrod is lying. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.


Why did Mitt Romney decide not to run?

Let me begin by letting you know who else is on this call, besides Ann and me. There are a large number of people who signed on to be leaders of our 2016 finance effort. In addition, state political leadership from several of the early primary states are on the line. And here in New York City, and on the phone, are people who have been helping me think through how to build a new team, as well as supporters from the past who have all been kind enough to volunteer their time during this deliberation stage. Welcome, and thank you. Your loyalty and friendship, and your desire to see the country with new, competent and conservative leadership warms my heart. After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee. Let me give you some of my thinking. First, I am convinced that with the help of the people on this call, we could win the nomination. Our finance calls made it clear that we would have enough funding to be more than competitive. With few exceptions, our field political leadership is ready and enthusiastic about a new race. And the reaction of Republican voters across the country was both surprising and heartening. I know that early poll numbers move up and down a great deal during a campaign, but we would have no doubt started in a strong position. One poll out just today shows me gaining support and leading the next closest contender by nearly two to one. I also am leading in all of the four early states. So I am convinced that we could win the nomination, but fully realize it would have been difficult test and a hard fight.
I also believe with the message of making the world safer, providing opportunity to every American regardless of the neighborhood they live in, and working to break the grip of poverty, I would have the best chance of beating the eventual Democrat nominee, but that is before the other contenders have had the opportunity to take their message to the voters.
I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is just getting started, may well emerge as being better able to defeat the Democrat nominee. In fact, I expect and hope that to be the case. I feel that it is critical that America elect a conservative leader to become our next president. You know that I have wanted to be that president. But I do not want to make it more difficult for someone else to emerge who may have a better chance of becoming that president. You can’t imagine how hard it is for Ann and me to step aside, especially knowing of your support and the support of so many people across the country. But we believe it is for the best of the Party and the nation. I’ve been asked, and will certainly be asked again if there are any circumstances whatsoever that might develop that could change my mind. That seems unlikely. Accordingly, I’m not organizing a PAC or taking donations; I’m not hiring a campaign team.
I encourage all of you on this call to stay engaged in the critical process of selecting a Republican nominee for President. Please feel free to sign up on a campaign for a person who you believe may become our best nominee. I believe a Republican winning back the White House is essential for our country, and I will do whatever I can to make that happen.
To all my supporters, friends and family who worked both tirelessly and loyally to support my campaigns in the past, I will always be deeply appreciative. What you have already done is a tribute to your patriotism. We are overwhelmed and humbled by your loyalty to us, by your generosity of spirit, and by your friendship. God bless you all.

Mitt Romney is not used to hearing the word No

After his 2012 defeat Mitt Romney said he would not seek the presidency again. Well that was then and this is now and Romney is making some noise. He is considering another rodeo, but why? Is it his deep sense of country that makes him feel compelled to join the fray or is this a rich man not used to hearing the word no. None of know what is his motivation, but what I do know is this is the man that made the 47% comment. So while he is weighing his options please remember his words.

When did Hillary Clinton become Mitt Romney?

Hillary Clinton has not declared her candidacy for president, but she is the talk of the political world. She said when she and President Clinton left the White House they were “flat broke”. No one in their right mind really thought they were broke. She exaggerated in her zeal to appear that she was just like us “regular folks”. She is not. She is rich like most people who run for president. The key is to be comfortable with your wealth and stop the charade. Mitt Romney got crucified not because of his wealth, but because of his disdain for the 47%. He was out of touch with regular folks, and so is Clinton, but the difference is Clinton was once a member of the regular folk club, and maybe just maybe she might learn how to relate to them again.

Mitt Romney supporter Stephen Fong said outreach to minorities means eating spicy food…and the GOP wonders why minorities vote for Democrats?

Stephen Fong @MittRomney campaigner just said on @cpac inclusion panel “U have to be ready to eat lots spicy food” when u talk 2 minorities

Minorities love their spicy foods…yuk…yuk. Yes, that’s a thigh slapper, but is that the kind of thing that needs to be discussed at CPAC? Take your tums and swallow hard you might be able to get some minorities to join the big tent? Is this productive? So many pre-conceived and ill-advised opinions before you hit the campaign trail. The real issue after the spicy food is what do you have to say that would interest minorities. The party of 47% and self deportation has a lot more issues to deal with, I doubt if spicy food is even on the list.

Romney strategist Stuart Stevens says the president won because he was black, charming and had a billion dollars

Stuart Stevens summarizes the Romney campaign in a Washington Post op-ed. He claims that Romney won everybody, but the poor. That pesky 47%. Stevens claims the president won because of his charm, his blackness and his money. Conversely did Romney lose because of his lack of charm, his whiteness and his lack of money, but he too had a billion dollars. This line of logical simply does not pass the smell test. Romney lost for a number of reason and after reading this I would say that delusional Stuart Stevens is probably one of the reasons.


GOP hit Romney, but have they said why they should lead?

Very interesting article worth sharing. Read the link and share your thoughts.