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Tue Sep 1, 2015, 11:48 PM

Romney Is Horrified by Trump — and That’s Restarting ‘Mitt 2016’ Talk

Source: New York magazine

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 in Iowa and New Hampshire is currently greater than Jeb Bush's, Scott Walker's, Marco Rubio's, Chris Christie's, and John Kasich's combined.

“Mitt wants to run. He never stopped wanting to run,” a senior member of his 2012 team told me. Other Romney-ites, watching this cycle’s candidates falling short, feel a sense of vindication after all the attacks they endured after Romney's failed 2012 bid. "These guys like Walker and Perry, they were big deals in their states, but you get them onto the national stage and it's a different story," a former Romney adviser told me. "It's like they were in middle school, and now they're freshmen in high school and they're getting their faces slammed in the toilets." Another former Romney adviser complained about Bush's decision not to go all-in on New Hampshire, a state a moderate must win. "Romney did 100 town halls in New Hampshire from announcement to the primary. It's madness. Bush has done only 23."

Read more: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/09/romneys-horror-at-trump-renews-mitt-2016-talk.html

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Reply Romney Is Horrified by Trump — and That’s Restarting ‘Mitt 2016’ Talk (Original post)
Attorney in Texas Sep 2015 OP
George II Sep 2015 #1
SoapBox Sep 2015 #2
hibbing Sep 2015 #7
JoeOtterbein Sep 2015 #3
TlalocW Sep 2015 #4
EL34x4 Sep 2015 #11
C Moon Sep 2015 #15
napi21 Sep 2015 #5
rocktivity Sep 2015 #6
Marie Marie Sep 2015 #8
colorado_ufo Sep 2015 #9
Marie Marie Sep 2015 #12
TexasBushwhacker Sep 2015 #30
Maynar Sep 2015 #10
GreatGazoo Sep 2015 #20
C Moon Sep 2015 #13
Blue Owl Sep 2015 #14
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2015 #16
Attorney in Texas Sep 2015 #23
rocktivity Sep 2015 #25
Geronimoe Sep 2015 #17
BillZBubb Sep 2015 #18
bklyncowgirl Sep 2015 #19
GreatGazoo Sep 2015 #21
Hoppy Sep 2015 #22
LynnTTT Sep 2015 #24
DonCoquixote Sep 2015 #26
asiliveandbreathe Sep 2015 #27
DetlefK Sep 2015 #28
Name removed Sep 2015 #29
Jester Messiah Sep 2015 #31
Name removed Sep 2015 #33
Adenoid_Hynkel Sep 2015 #32
yellowcanine Sep 2015 #36
Gothmog Sep 2015 #34
yellowcanine Sep 2015 #35

Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 11:50 PM

1. The more the merrier.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 11:51 PM

2. Hey Mittens...how's that car elevator work'n out for you.

This is just another CLOWN for the car.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 12:12 AM

7. Dust off your binders full of women

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 11:53 PM

3. Ha Ha!

The GOP is in "deep do-do"!!!

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 11:55 PM

4. So Mitt's big on civility

What he doesn't realize is that that's what republicans want. It's why Trump is ahead in the polls. The republicans created this monster called the Tea Party, and someone has come along that encapsulates their "ideals," and they're not going to want to back Mitt... He couldn't get rid of that uppity you-know-what in the White House. He failed them. He may not be the freshman in high school getting his face slammed in the toilet, but he's the guy whose Daddy's money got him on the football team who then choked causing them to lose homecoming. They're not going to want to let him back on the field.

You're welcome for the extension of the tortured high school analogy.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 01:17 AM

11. Exactly. If Republicans don't want Jeb,

 

Why does Romney think he'd do any better?

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 02:29 AM

15. Nice!

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 12:03 AM

5. Cute, buthaven't all the other 17 gotten access to most of the $$$$?

I think we all know Mittens wouldn't use his own $$ like the Donald is doing, and I think most of the "generous billionairs are already committed to the other candidates.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 12:11 AM

6. You'll just have to settle for competing with the Koch Bros. in making contributions, Mitt

Surely you haven't already forgotten that with VERY little help from Obama, your previous presidential campaign platform came down to not being a black guy!


rocktivity

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 12:33 AM

8. I don't know which would be worse:

President Mittens or First Lady Ann

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 01:11 AM

9. Thanks a lot!

Now I can't get that image out my brain.

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 01:27 AM

12. I'm so sorry about the nightmares you are about to experience.

Well there is always the new White House pet - the dressage horse. He might be fun.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:43 AM

30. I don't question Trump scares the shit out of him

But I do wonder how much he wants to run vs how much Ann wants to be FLOTUS.

And speaking of tax returns, I can't wait to see Trump's.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 01:14 AM

10. "Getting their faces slammed in toilets"

Now there's a telling remark right there...

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Response to Maynar (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 08:18 AM

20. That is so Mitt Romney too -- loves "civility" AND bullying "pranks"

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 01:57 AM

13. Oh god. Another GOP ego to add to the bunch.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 02:05 AM

14. The horror... The horror...

n/t

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 03:27 AM

16. PLEASE run again.....

 

I still have these:







Face it:


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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #16)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 09:21 AM

23. Please! Please! Please! Please! Please! Please! Please! Please! Please! Please! Please! Please!

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #16)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 09:50 AM

25. And I still have these









PLEASE run, Mitt! You can go down in history as being unable to beat a black secret Muslim AND either a Jewish secret socialist or -- best of all -- a woman!


rocktivity

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 04:05 AM

17. Willard Mitt Romney can invite Donald for a trip to Canada

 

Well he can do this before Walker builds a US/Canada wall. Then Mitt can strap Donald to the roof of his car. When the Donald soils himself he can spray him down with water and continue on to Canada. This should be enough for the Donald to run off into the forest and never be seen again.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 07:01 AM

18. Cue Trump's "This guy is a loser!" response.

And Trump will be right.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 07:47 AM

19. Trump saying he wanted to tax rich people must be setting off alarm bells.

It was fine when he was dissing Mexicans but taxing hedge fund managers...How DARE he!

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 08:21 AM

21. Trump and Romney are very similar

Simply put, Trump is like Romney with cajones and no filter at all (NSFW):

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 08:46 AM

22. He's already ahead of the other candidates. He has a binder full of women.

 

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 09:24 AM

24. He'll get pulled in

I have said this for about three months. I think he'll get in sometime after Christmas, but probablt closer to February.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:17 AM

26. From your lips

To Hell's ears. No I do not say heaven, as I do not want even the crummiest angel to have to touch Mitt.

Let the Kochs brothers blow more money so that they can try to cork the Genie they let loose.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:28 AM

27. Ah - the republican knight in shiny

armor - riding in to save the day...what can Romney offer NEW - that was rejected in 2012??

We need not become complacent just because the republican party is in such disarray - eye on the goal folk's..too much at stake for the Democratic Party, SCOTUS, Environment, economy, progress in recognition of ALL cultures and ethnicity, so much still needs to be accomplished, security at home and abroad - foreign affairs met with diplomacy, NOT the almighty MIC...domestic justice, net neutrality, education, freedom for women - imagine women are still fighting for their freedom in the 21st century...

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:38 AM

28. Correction: Mitt Romney didn't want to run for POTUS in 2012.

Running for POTUS is something that rich and powerful people do to keep them occupied. (And maybe Queen Ann had her hands in it...) But Romney never had the fire, the vision, the desire to get shit done for his country. For him, the presidency was just another collectors-item for the plutocrat who has everything.

A man without convictions, a man without fire, a man that sparks no fire, a man who didn't get the nomination on his own merits but because the alternatives were simply horrible.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:56 AM

31. It's really late in the game to be jumping in...

 

But hey, why not? Boot up the ol' Romneybot and let's see how it goes!

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:11 AM

32. Willard had his chance to denounce Trump

 

Back when Trump was engaged in racist birther-a-palooza.

Willard instead made a special flight to Vegas with Ann-toinette to accept his endorsement, where he said he was "proud and honored" to stand with him.



He then invited Trump to the convention and commissioned him to make some lame video for the delegates.

So, fuck you, Mitt. You loved this guy when he was spreading racist tin foil lies about your opponent. No one believes you now.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #32)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 02:57 PM

36. Yep - lie down with dogs......get up with fleas....

Too late Mitt.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:47 AM

34. Mittens will not get into this race until Jeb completely falls apart

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 02:56 PM

35. Titillating but way too much to hope for, imo.

Best we can hope for is that Mitt throws everything he has into support for one candidate who then proceeds to fall flat on his face.

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