Mitt Romney : RINO
Republicans drift to the center, the Party tolerates it,
and this leaves no representation for true conservatives.

Introduction:
[Copied from the main RINO page, and trimmed slightly.]

Unfortunately, instead of the two major parties competing with each other in the marketplace of ideas, in debates over liberty versus dependency and freedom versus tyranny, the lines have been blurred and the two political parties often appear to masquerade as each other.  Democrats sound like conservatives when they're campaigning for office, and Republicans act like big-government liberals once they're elected.  This annoys a lot of people and leads to disillusioned and apathetic voters who see very little difference between the two parties.

Democrats who are just too conservative to be called Democrats are called centrists or Blue Dogs, but Republicans who play on both sides of the fence are derisively called RINOs — Republicans in Name Only.  I do not understand why left-leaning RINOs are allowed to call themselves Republicans and use the party's resources to get elected.  The RINOs want the Republicans to boast about their "Big Tent", which can include numerous divergent viewpoints.  I take the opposite view:  The lefists and centrists should get with the conservative program or get out.  If you support same-sex marriage, same-sex adoption, abortion, high taxes, and a multi-billion dollar welfare state, you'll be (or you should be) much more comfortable in the Democrat party.

A Republican politician is a RINO if there is a greater-than-zero chance he or she might switch to another party after being elected.  A Republican politician is a RINO if he or she is afraid to speak out against the national debt, or the expanding welfare state, or any of several other things (such as the elimination of capital punishment, driver's licenses for illegal immigrants, tax increases, surveillance cameras on every street corner, No Child Left Behind, Common Core, pork barrel spending, affirmative action, zero tolerance nonsense in schools, electric cars, spending money to fight natural changes in the climate, giving money to people who are too lazy to work, giving "foreign aid" to unfriendly countries that don't even need it, anything that benefits the United Nations, women in combat, anything that promotes voter fraud, anything that drives up the price of electricity or gasoline, farm subsidies, ethanol subsidies, food stamps, same-sex marriage, same-sex adoptions, homosexuals in the Boy Scouts, drones, gun control, wide open borders, federal control of local schools, statehood for Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia, green-collar jobs, the use of windmills and solar panels instead of coal and petroleum, etc.)

Republicans who have voted for indefinite detention of American citizens without trial, or for the Patriot Act, the START Treaty, Planned Parenthood, Common Core, any kind of gun control, cap and trade, raising the debt ceiling, 1.6-gallon toilets, fluorescent light bulbs, solar panels, windmills, restrictions on oil and gas drilling, or any other impediment to free enterprise and individual liberty, are those who deserve the title of RINO.






Mitt Romney

The Editor says...
I'm sure Mitt Romney is a really nice guy, but he is not conservative enough for my taste, and apparently not conservative enough to motivate Republicans and Tea Party people to vote for him.  If there's not a clear and distinct difference between the two candidates, why vote?  If we're going to the polls to choose between BAD and WORSE, why bother?  (Bob Dole versus Bill Clinton?  That was a choice?)  You may recall that the Republican establishment discouraged the Tea Party people from nominating, writing in, or somehow voting for Ron Paul, because that would draw votes away from Romney, and Obama would win.  Guess what.  Obama won anyway!  We might as well have gone down swinging (in two directions) than to let Obama walk away with it, with the help of ACORN and the news media.  Better luck next time.

Keywords:  vulture, calculating, opportunist.
Romney Tried To Blackmail Republicans To Support Partisan Jan. 6 Commission.  Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney has found a way to disappoint conservatives — again.  A new report from a local news outlet reveals that Romney tried to emotionally blackmail Republican lawmakers into supporting Democrats' insanely partisan January 6th investigation commission.  Romney "emotional blackmailed" Republican lawmakers in a publicity stunt by meeting with a widow of a now-dead security guard who used to work at the U.S. Capitol when the January 6th protest happened.  Then, Romney exploited the mother and used what she said to "convince" Republicans to support the highly partisan commission.  Romney had a meeting with the widow of Brain Sicknick, who served as a security guard who died just weeks after working during the January 6th Capitol protests.

Mitt Romney Reminds Us Again Why the GOP Establishment Deserves to Get Shellacked.  These people are horrible at reading the room, aren't they?  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) once again went full Maddow during an interview recently, when discussing the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.  During the conversation on Thursday with HuffPost, the senator stated that the riot was an "insurrection against the Constitution."  His comments came as several other Republican lawmakers weighed in on the incident, some downplaying the severity of the riot.  Romney said the assault on the Capitol building caused several deaths, injuries, and property damage.  "I was there," he said.  "What happened was a violent effort to interfere with and prevent the constitutional order of installing a new president."

Sen. Mitt Romney Censured by Utah County Republican Party.  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) was censured over the weekend by the Republican Party of Weber County, Utah, for voting to convict former President Donald Trump in the Senate's second impeachment trial earlier this year.  The resolution to censure Romney, a former presidential candidate, was passed 116 [to] 97 by members of the Weber County GOP, County Party Secretary Jill Koford told the Salt Lake Tribune.  "The Weber County Republican Convention censures Mitt Romney for his votes to convict President Trump in two U.S. Senate impeachment trials which denied the President due process, allowed falsified evidence, did not provide adequate time for an investigation, and did not follow the U.S. Constitution which states a President may only be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors," the Weber County GOP's resolution said.

Mitt Romney Censured in Utah.  Never-Trump Senator Mitt Romney was censured Saturday night by Weber County Republicans.  This was after the Utah Republican Party failed to censure Romney at their state convention last weekend.  The vote was 116 to 97.  Romney was a bitter Trump critic who continues to spout off against the most popular Republican President in US History.

Romney Booed At Utah GOP Convention With Catcalls Of 'Traitor,' 'Communist'.  Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, was loudly booed at the Utah Republican party convention — jeered as a "traitor" and a "communist" as he tried to speak.  "Aren't you embarrassed?" the former 2012 GOP presidential candidate asked the raucous crowd of 2,100 delegates meeting at a convention center in West Valley City, Utah, on Saturday, the Salt Lake City Tribune reported.  Romney was the sole Republican to vote twice to impeach former President Donald Trump — for seeking political dirt on opponents from Ukraine and for inciting the deadly attack at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Trump supporters boo Mitt Romney at Republican convention in Utah.  The US Senator Mitt Romney was booed at the Republican convention in Utah on Saturday (May 1).  As the former presidential candidate took to the stage, boos rang out among the 2,100 delegates.  Romney was among seven Republican senators who joined Democrats in voting in favour of convicting the former president, Donald Trump for his role in events leading to the January 6 Capitol riot.  He is the only Republican senator to vote to convict Trump in both of his impeachment trials.  [Video clip]

Auxiliary verbs make a difference.  Mr. Romney wasn't booing, he was booed.
Romney [was] booed while on stage at Utah GOP convention.  Republican Sen. Mitt Romney was booed by audience members when he took the stage at the Utah GOP convention Saturday [5/1/2021].  Romney has faced negative backlash and a censure threat by the GOP delegation for his votes to impeach Donald Trump.  But Chairman of the Utah GOP, Derek Brown, interrupted Romney's speech to tell the rowdy crowd to simmer down.

Sen. Mitt Romney Wins 'JFK Profile In Courage Award' For Voting To Impeach Trump.  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) was chosen to receive the 2021 John F. Kennedy Presidential Library's Profile in Courage Award for having been the only Republican to vote in favor of convicting former President Donald Trump during his first impeachment trial.  "The 2021 Profile in Courage Award goes to Senator Mitt Romney for his vote to convict President Donald J. Trump in 2020, and his consistent and courageous defense of democracy," the JFK Library said.  "As the first Senator to have ever voted to convict a President of his own party, Senator Romney's courageous stand was historic.  Despite facing unrelenting criticism and public antagonism following this vote, along with threats to his physical safety and demands that he be censured or expelled from the Republican party, Romney has continued to courageously defend the fundamental principles of democratic governance."

Conservatives: Stop Whining and Take Action.  RINOs like Utah's Mitt Romney exhibit only fair-weather qualities and have betrayed the Republican voters who elected him.  He expressed his support for the original and new impeachment of Trump and has, along with other RINOs attempted to rebrand themselves.  He just proposed a $15,000 family income stipend moving toward the Left's dream of a universal income.  Not surprisingly, Romney has an overwhelming 84% approval rating among Utah Democrats, while slightly more than a quarter of Utah Republicans approve his senatorial performance.  Mitt proclaims sanctimoniously that he can't betray his conscience when he votes and sponsors bills (and Trump's impeachment), but he can easily betray his electorate with a straight face.  Romney has even proposed preserving some of the damage from the Capitol riot for future generations to observe.

Jason Chaffetz says he's open to challenging Mitt Romney in Utah Senate primary.  Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he is open to running against Sen. Mitt Romney in Utah. [...] Chaffetz represented Utah's 3rd Congressional District from 2009 to 2017 and served as chairman of the House Oversight Committee for the final couple of years.  After retiring, Chaffetz joined Fox News as a contributor.

National poll shows Mitt Romney still on the radar as 2024 GOP presidential candidate.  Utah Sen. Mitt Romney would pick up some votes if the 2024 Republican presidential primary election were held today, according a new national poll.  The Politico/Morning Consult flash poll found Romney would get 4% of the vote, tying him with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Petition To Censure Sen. Romney For Impeachment Vote Circulates Among Utah GOP.  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) faces potential censure from his own party in Utah if a petition spreading among the state's GOP gains traction.  The petition, which is circulating on social media, accuses Utah's junior senator of having failed to "represent the average conservative Utah voter," as well has having "misrepresented himself as a Republican," according to The Salt Lake Tribune.  "Senator Willard Mitt Romney has prioritized his personal and political vendetta against President Donald J. Trump ahead of the Constitution of the United States, the interest of We, the People, and the advancement of the Republican Platform," the petition alleges in part.

Beware Mitt Romney Bearing Gifts.  Mitt Romney is a spring chicken.  At a sprightly 73, the GOP's 2012 nominee is: one year younger than the outgoing president and 2024 frontrunner, five years younger than both the incumbent president and the Senate minority leader, and seven years younger than the Speaker of the House.  In the uppermost echelons of American government, only the Senate majority leader — boy wonder Chuck Schumer — is any younger, and only by three years.  This fact has been gnawing at me as the septuagenarian Utah senator/Massachusetts governor from Michigan snatches headlines left and right.  Maybe I'm wrong; I hope I am.  But in the age (no pun intended) of President Joe Biden, it's hard not to think that Romney might still have an eye toward the Oval Office.

Romney Proposes $350 Monthly Payments To Families With Kids Under Six.  Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) has proposed consolidating federal family benefits policies with a single benefit that delivers monthly payments made to families with children under the age of 17.  The legislation, dubbed the Family Security Act, would provide $350 per month to families with a child under the age of 6, and $250 per month to families with a child under the age of 17.  In total, a family could receive up to $4,200 per child under the age of six, and $3,000 per child older than six but younger than 17-years-old, every year.  Payments could also start up to four months before a baby's due date, according to his office.

Poll: Romney Scores 84% Approval Rating With Utah Democrats.  Failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is finally getting the love that he believes that he deserves as a new poll shows that he's crushing it with Utah Democrats.  Romney has been the leader of the establishment GOP anti-Trump lynch mob on Capitol Hill and came out early in favor of the unprecedented second impeachment of former President Trump.  The man who gagged away a winnable election to Barack Obama in 2012 is now viewed with overwhelming approval by Democrats in his home state.

Mitt Romney Shares His Picks for the Future of the GOP, and Laughter Abounds.  [Scroll down]  I'm trying to think of three worse names to put out there as the future of the party than Chris Christie, Larry Hogan, and Ben Sasse.  Christie and Hogan are northeastern moderates who lack just about everything needed to bring the GOP voter base back to the table.  Hogan, specifically, is pro-abortion, pro-gun control, and pro-crony capitalism.  He's like Mitt Romney if Mitt Romney stopped going to the gym.  Meanwhile, Ben Sasse is the consummate do-nothing, rattling off statements from his office while never accomplishing anything of value.

Mitt Romney's Mind-Numbingly Stupid Take on Trump's Pardons.  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) continues his streak of sucking by criticizing former President Trump's pardons.  If he criticized the content of the pardons — that's fine.  Hey, I'm upset that Joe Exotic didn't get a pardon, though I am glad Lil' Wayne got an eleventh-hour pardon.  Anyone arrested on gun charges when those firearms are gold-plated handguns deserves an automatic pardon in my book.  Yet, Romney decided to offer some lecture that no one wants to hear right now: the pardons were never meant to be used for "cronies."  This is amazingly stupid.  Mitt — have you opened a history book[?]

Mitt Romney Reminds Dems He's Mitt Romney When Asked About 'Punishment' for Hawley and Cruz.  As we prepare to head into week three of the Great Conservative Canceling/Purging of 2021, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) continue to be two of the main Republican targets of the left's/media's perpetual anger and rage.  The Democrat-floated idea that both Hawley and Cruz should be punished in some way by their fellow senators over voicing objections to some electoral votes two weeks ago has reached a fever pitch — so much so that Republican senators are being bombarded daily with questions from journalists as to where they stand on the idea of expelling two of their Republican colleagues for doing the same thing a number of House Democrats did in 2001, 2005, and 2017:  question electoral votes after a presidential election.

To the GOP: Trump You!  The Republican Party poo-pooed electoral fraud and made no effort to investigate or at least make a stink about it, with the exception of only a handful of GOP members of Congress.  Others like Mitt Romney castigated Trump for complaining about a stolen election.  It's ironic that Romney most likely lost in 2012 due to the same cheating that occurred in 2020.  In 59 Philadelphia precincts, not a single vote was cast for Romney.  Anyone want to bet that election was stolen from Romney just as it was for Trump with bogus ballots and rigged vote counting?  Yet Trump fought back and Romney, like a sap, grinned and walked away.  What a gentleman.  What a loser.

Pierre Delecto gets booed by constituents at the airport and on the plane.  Mitt Romney is a jealous, Trump-hating, self-important sort, so it was just a little amusing to learn he had been hounded at the Salt Lake City airport, and then booed on the flight to Washington. [...] Which is amusing, given Romney's inflated self-esteem.  Romney is the man of the failed Republican establishment, the one President Trump upended.  He's also an amazing hypocrite, claiming as always to be the man of the establishment ("that's not how the Constitution works"), yet doing this on an amazingly sandy ground in that he voted, with crazed, partisan Democrats, to impeach President Trump.  He doesn't have a leg to stand on with that one.  He sided with the nuts against Trump.  That would be the same President Trump who endorsed and campaigned for him, Mitt not being famous for his gratitude.

Romney Boards Flight Filled With Trump Supporters, Gets Absolutely Grilled.  On Tuesday, RINO Senator Mitt Romney boarded a flight to Washington D.C. and was met by a bunch of angry Trump supporters who were on their way to the "Stop the Steal" rally in D.C. on January 6th.  Thousands and thousands of Trump supporters spent their day traveling on Tuesday to support President Donald Trump in D.C. on Wednesday.  Many flights were packed completely with Trump supporters including the one Romney got on.

Mitt Romney's Trump-hatred is starting to look demonic.  Yesterday [1/2/2021], Mitt Romney blasted Josh Hawley, who has stated that he will challenge the electors sent to Congress on January sixth. [...] If one has watched any of the televised testimony or read any reports, it is evident that a possibility exists that mass fraud occurred.  To date, none of this evidence has been given the scrutiny necessary to confirm affirmatively and transparently that Joe Biden legitimately beat Donald Trump.  Democrats are doing everything in their power to suppress this scrutiny.  Sadly, many Republicans, led by Mitt Romney, have worked tirelessly to hide evidence under a basket.  In September, Mitt Romney blasted GOP senator Ron Johnson and Senate Republicans for their "illegitimate" investigation into Hunter Biden and his ties to China and Ukraine.  Today, after the election, Democrats and their sycophantic media and Big Tech have affirmed the legitimacy of this investigation.  Has Mitt apologized to Mr. Johnson or the American people?

Mitt Romney: 'I Think That President-elect Biden Is a Clear-Eyed and Intelligent Individual'.  President Donald Trump "has a blind spot when it comes to Russia," Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on Sunday.  In the same interview with CNN's "State of the Union," Romney had praise for Democrat Joe Biden: [...] Romney made the comments while discussing the extensive and threatening cyberattack against the United States, which Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed on Russia.

Romney: Surprising People Believe Trump's Fraud Claims — He Made Them 'Before the Election'.  Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) said Thursday on "The Axe Files" podcast that President Donald Trump's claims of voter fraud seem dubious because "the president said before the election that if he were to lose, it would be because of voter fraud."  Romney said, "At this stage, we haven't heard any evidence of a widespread voter fraud effort that would result in a change in the outcome of the election."

The Editor says...
There is a mountain of evidence available to anyone who really cares to look for it.

Kristi Noem Criticizes Romney for Conceding to Biden: 'DC Elites Are Eager to Return to Business as Usual'.  South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is slamming Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) for his concession to Democrat Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), saying the Washington, D.C., political establishment is "eager to return to 'business as usual.'"  On Saturday [11/7/2020], as the establishment media called the presidential election for Biden, Romney sent out congratulations, calling the former vice president and Harris "people of good will and admirable character."  In response, Noem posted a statement slamming Romney for wanting to return to the political establishment norms of Washington, D.C., even as "serious election integrity concerns" have arisen.

Romney congratulates Biden after victory.  GOP Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) congratulated President-elect Joe Biden after he was projected to win the White House race over President Trump.  "Ann and I extend our congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.  We know both of them as people of good will and admirable character.  We pray that God may bless them in the days and years ahead," Romney tweeted, referring to his wife.

The Editor says...
If Romney think Biden and Harris are people of "admirable character," what does that say about Romney?

Trump's election fraud claim wrong, 'reckless,' Mitt Romney says.  Key Republican lawmakers, including 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, on Friday slammed President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claim that Democrats are trying to "steal" the election, even as GOP leaders struck a more neutral tone — and others urged the White House to fight.  Romney, now a senator from Utah, said Trump was within his rights to request recounts and call for investigations where evidence of irregularities exists.

When Establishment Republicans Tell You This Election Was on the Level, Do You Believe Them?  The good thing is that we can trust the outcome of the election to be legitimate because really honorable people have told me so.  I heard Ben Sasse and Pat Toomey assure me that if the Democrats had committed voting fraud, those same Democrats would have reported themselves by now.  That must be true.  Mitt Romney has argued for six months that millions of unsolicited mail-in ballots without voter identification or signature requirements would never be used for fraudulent purposes, and why wouldn't I believe Mitt Romney?  He was the only Republican, after all, with so much moral backbone that he voted to remove the president for his opponents' crimes.  That guy is above reproach.

Mitt Romney did not vote for Donald Trump after calling president 'dangerous'.  Mitt Romney, the lone Republican senator to vote for Donald Trump's removal, did not vote for him to win a second term.  The Utah lawmaker's office confirmed his vote to media outlets, but did not say whether Mr Romney voted for Democratic nominee Joe Biden or wrote in his own choice to be commander in chief come January.  Mr Romney, his party's 2016 presidential nominee, has been sharply critical of some of Mr Trump's actions and statements since taking office.

Romney rips Trump, Pelosi, Keith Olbermann, says politics now 'a vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass'.  Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah is stressing that the country's politics has "moved away from the spirited debate to a vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass that is unbecoming of any free nation."  And the 2012 GOP presidential nominee warns that the "rabid attacks kindle the conspiracy mongers and the haters" to launch "dangerous action" such as the recent kidnapping plot against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.  Romney, the most vocal Republican critic of President Trump in Congress, took to Twitter on Tuesday [10/13/2020] to take aim at the president.  "The President calls the Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate 'a monster;' he repeatedly labels the Speaker of the House 'crazy;' he calls for the Justice Department to put the prior President in jail;" Romney wrote.

The Editor says...
If that's all Mr. Romney's got, I'll side with President Trump.  One would think that someone as thin-skinned as Mr. Romney would stay out of politics.

As Romney and Murkowski back SCOTUS confirmation vote, Dems are giving up and focusing on demonizing yes-voting senators up for re-election.  Mitt Romney's announcement that he will vote on President Trump's nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court "based on their qualifications" is getting plenty of media attention.  But for some reason, Alaska's Lisa Murkowski's much more surprising announcement that she can't rule out voting for a nominee, reversing her position last week that she would not vote on a nominee before Inauguration Day, is getting no MSM attention at all, according to Google.

Daggers come out for Mitt Romney when he announces he'll be following the Constitution on SCOTUS pick.  Sen. Mitt Romney, infamous for his long-running feud with President Donald Trump, said Tuesday [9/22/2020] he is not opposed to potentially voting on a successor to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November election, eliciting tremendous pushback on social media.  The Utah Republican's assurance comes amid questions over whether his opposition to Trump — he was the only GOP senator to vote to impeach the president — was going to lead him to come out in support of Democrats who are demanding the successor be named by the next president.

Romney Says Let's Get This SCOTUS Vote In Now; Update: 51.  There's not much more to add to this, since it adds up to 51 — at&Nbsp;least for now.  The writing on this wall probably came yesterday [9/21/2020] after retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander declared his intent to vote for Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick.  Alexander, who usually votes with the majority but likes to work across the aisle, was one of the big votes McConnell needed in harness, pour encourager les autres in a way.

If Mitt Romney Is Principled He Will Vote On A Justice.  Outside of the friendly confines of Utah, Mitt Romney is not a very popular figure in the Republican Party just at the moment.  His vote to convict President Donald Trump on one charge during the impeachment debacle cemented a severe distaste that most conservatives developed as a result of his Never Trump antics.  Romney suffered those slings and arrows without much complaint, stating the reason he received so much ire is his principled conservatism.  As Trump moves to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Romney's principles should make him a yes.

Romney says Biden probe 'not legitimate role of government'.  Republican Sen. Mitt Romney is sharply criticizing an investigation by his own party into Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son, saying it's "not the legitimate role of government" to try and damage political opponents.  GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, has said the committee will issue a report before the Nov. 3 election on Hunter Biden's activities in Ukraine.

We're in a Fight to Preserve Western Civilization and You Don't Do That by Losing.  [Scroll down]  Up until Donald Trump the Republican Party never looked at itself as something that was designed to win.  It was supposed to lose.  Lose with honor.  If it lost, which was going to happen because we're the minority party, this is what the people that led the party believed.  This is what the Romneys and the McCains, you know, this group of people that led the Republican Party, their belief was — like McCain knew he wasn't gonna be elected president.  That's not why he ran.  He ran to put it on the resume.  He ran to make sure that his life and his resume were complete.  He wanted the honor of having started out John McCain, son of John McCain, goes to Annapolis, serves in Vietnam, shot down, Hanoi Hilton, all that, caps it off by running for president.  He knew he gonna lose, especially after he shut down his campaign in the middle of the financial crisis.  Expected to lose.  Romney expected to lose.  They didn't really think they were gonna win.  But losing with honor, losing with good manners, losing in such a way that the left and the Democrats still respect you in the morning was the objective.

Ann Romney will Team Up with Michelle Obama and Hollywood Liberals to Get Out the Vote.  Ann Romney will team up with Michelle Obama this fall in a comedy special with Hollywood liberals to get out the vote.  The list of Hollywood liberals expected to participate is endless: [...] The media is going to push this as a "non-partisan" event.

Romney 2012 staffers unite behind effort to elect Joe Biden.  More than 30 former staffers from Mitt Romney's presidential campaign are signing onto an effort to elect Joe Biden — the same man they worked to defeat during the 2012 campaign.  The latest initiative launched by Republicans eager to unseat their party's presidential nominee comes as Romney is increasingly viewed with scorn by President Donald Trump's fervent base.

The Grand Bargain:  How Mitt Romney Becomes President in 2021.  Doomberg's article We aren't going to know who wins on November 3 got me thinking about some additional possibilities.  What I want to describe here is the Grand Bargain that removes Donald Trump from office and replaces him with "moderate" Mitt Romney.  Pull up an adult beverage and follow along.  The critical step is that the Electoral College must be unable to certify Donald Trump by noon on January 20, 2021 at which point he MUST step down as President since there is no provision under the Constitution to extend this date.  If you remember Bush v. Gore where the Supreme Court stopped the counting of ballots in Florida, there is something called the "Safe Harbor" date which is currently December 8, 2020.  (Marco Rubio would like to extend this date but let's go with the current one for the moment.)  Safe Harbor provides that a state can be assured of having its chosen slate of electors recognized only if post-election disputes are resolved within thirty-five days of Election Day.  If this does not occur, then there are rules where the Congress can decide what electors it will or won't accept.

Romney Blocking Sen. Ron Johnson From Subpoenaing Comey, Brennan.  A Senior Republican Senate source has confirmed to Gateway Pundit that Senator Mitt Romney is leading an effort to block Senator Ron Johnson from subpoenaing James Comey and John Brennan.  Johnson, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chair, said during a radio appearance on Wednesday that fellow Republicans were blocking him from subpoenaing the former FBI Director and former CIA Director, among other figures involved in the scandal.

There's Nothing New About Roger Stone Clemency.  Many Democrats, along with some in the press and a few Republicans, have expressed outrage at President Trump's commutation of political operative Roger Stone's jail sentence for lying to Congress and witness tampering.  GOP Sen. Mitt Romney, the only senator ever to vote to remove a president of his own party, was particularly outraged.  "Unprecedented, historic corruption," Romney tweeted.  "An American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president."  But Romney's claims aside, the commutation is simply not unprecedented.  To look at one example, in 2007, President George W. Bush commuted the sentence of top White House aide Lewis Libby, convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice in the CIA leak affair.  Back in those days, Romney defended the commutation as "reasonable."

Romney slams Trump for 'historic corruption' after he commutes Roger Stone's prison sentence.  Sen. Mitt Romney tore into President Trump's decision to commute his ally Roger Stone's prison sentence.  "Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president," the Utah Republican tweeted Saturday morning.  It was the strongest statement of disapproval yet from a high-profile Republican after the White House announced on Friday that the president was commuting Stone's entire three-year prison sentence, which does leave intact his criminal record.

The Editor says...
Really, why doesn't Mitt Romney change his allegiance to the lying, baby-killing, America-hating Democrat Party and be done with it?  If Senator Romney wants to see several examples of "unprecedented, historic corruption," he should refer to this page.

Romney leads bipartisan group to stop Trump pulling troops from Germany.  Sen. Mitt Romney is leading a bipartisan group of senators in an effort to curb President Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany after the commander-in-chief opted to withdraw tens of thousands of US soldiers from the region.  Romney (R-Utah) introduced a measure Monday alongside Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) prohibiting the White House from reducing the number of active-duty troops in the country below 34,500 without Congress confirming that such a move would not negatively impact European alliances or NATO.  On Wednesday [6/24/2020], Trump announced that he planned to withdraw tens of thousands of US troops from Germany — accusing the European nation of taking advantage of his administration by not paying its fair share to NATO.

Senate RINOs Hope Chairman Johnson Doesn't Use Subpoena Power to Investigate the Obama Deep State Spying on Trump.  Senate RINOs Mitt Romney and Rob Portman are speaking out against the Homeland Security Committee Leader using his subpoena power to call in the crooks and spies from the Obama administration to come in and testify.  Romney and Portman are protecting the deep state crooks who spied on President Trump, his family, his campaign, his Transition Team and his administration!

Romney To Biden? Bain Capital Founders Throw Money At Biden 2020 Campaign.  During the 2012 presidential campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden was a sharp critic of Republican nominee Mitt Romney's work for investment firm Bain Capital, but now Bain executives are helping fuel Biden's 2020 presidential bid.  Bain co-founder Joshua Bekenstein and his wife Anita each donated $250,000 to Biden's super PAC in April, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records showed.  The donations accounted for the majority of the PAC's fundraising in April, according to FEC records.  Additionally, both Joshua and Anita Bekenstein donated the federal maximum of $5,600 — split between the primary and general election — to Biden's campaign, FEC records show.

Mitt Romney Defends Vote-by-Mail:  Works 'Very, Very Well' in Utah.  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), one of the Republican Party's most vocal critics of President Donald Trump, responded to the president's criticism of recent vote-by-mail initiatives by Democrat governors, claiming the voting system works seamlessly in his home state.  "In my state, I'll bet 90% of us vote by mail.  It works very very well and it's a very Republican state," Romney told reporters on Capitol Hill when asked about the president's comments, according to ABC News.

The Editor says...
Mitt Romney says and does eveything a Democrat would say and do.  His reluctance to change parties is a mystery to me.

After Flynn Fiasco was Exposed, Mitt Romney's Old Mueller Tweets Should Keep Him at the Kids' Table.  Oh, Mitt.  Mitt Romney what are we going to do with you. [...] You voted with Democrats on one of the politically motivated impeachment articles against Donald Trump.  You forever betrayed the Republican Party, this president, and should be relegated to the kids' table for all coming time.  Then, you're all worried about Donald Trump firing all these inspector generals, which was already in the works because most if not all are Obama holdovers.  They have to go.  After the 1980 election, you know what Ronald Reagan did, Mitt.  He fired all 13 IGs under Carter.

Exactly what a Democrat would say:
Romney denounces multiple IG firings as 'threat to accountable democracy'.  Republican Sen. Mitt Romny (Utah) on Saturday [5/16/2020] denounced President Trump's firings of several inspector generals in various federal government offices as a "threat to accountable democracy."

A wise decision:
Mitt Romney is only GOP senator not placed on White House coronavirus task force.  Sen. Mitt Romney was the only Republican senator left off the list of members of the White House coronavirus task force announced Thursday [4/16/2020].  Romney, a Utah Republican, was the only senator in the party not asked to join President Trump's task force on reopening the U.S. economy as the coronavirus pandemic begins to subside.  All other Republican senators and 12 Democratic senators were invited to join the team.

Mitt Romney, others demand Trump explain firing of intelligence inspector general.  Sen. Mitt Romney is among a bipartisan group of lawmakers demanding that President Donald Trump explain why he fired the intelligence community inspector general.  The eight senators, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, say the explanation Trump gave for removing Michael Atkinson was insufficient and does not comply with the law.  The president cited a lack of confidence in the intelligence community's top watchdog.

Trump trolls Romney over coronavirus test.  President Trump taunted Mitt Romney on Wednesday after the Utah senator tested negative for coronavirus, ostensibly cheering the news before going on to slam his record as a presidential candidate and member of Congress.  "This is really great news!  I am so happy I can barely speak.  He may have been a terrible presidential candidate and an even worse U.S. Senator, but he is a RINO, and I like him a lot!" Trump tweeted early Wednesday [3/25/2020].

Sen. Romney proposes $1,000 handout for U.S. adults in coronavirus stimulus.  Republican Sen. Mitt Romney proposed Monday giving a $1,000 handout to every American adult in an attempt to help the U.S. economy weather the coronavirus which is devastating markets.  The money is intended to "help fill the gaps" for Americans who are starting to have issues with their paychecks and bills.  The senator sees it as an additional step to the House-passed coronavirus bill that includes free testing, paid sick leave and solidifies unemployment benefits.

Mitt Romney Is Now More Liked By Democrats Than Republicans.  Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney is significantly more popular with Democratic voters than Republicans, according to a new Gallup poll released Tuesday [3/10/2020]. The poll that assessed overall support for Republicans in Congress, noted that Romney has maintained an overall favorability of 39% with Americans, a number that would be much lower if it weren't for Democrats, 56% of whom like the senator.

Top Romney Advisor Served on Board of Burisma with Hunter Biden.  While Senator Mitt Romney's decision to vote to convict President Trump on charges of abuse of power sparked Outrage amongst conservatives and supporters of the president, it is perhaps not all that surprising.  Aside from Mitt Romney's sour relationship with the president, the Utah senator has his own ties to the notoriously corrupt Burisma Holdings — where Hunter Biden served on the board making over $80,000 a month despite lacking experience and qualifications.  Democrats argue that Trump inappropriately pressured Ukraine president Zelensky to investigate the Bidens because of Hunter's position at Burisma and former Vice President Joe Biden's pressuring of Ukrainian officials to fire the prosecutor investigating the company corruption.

Former Romney Adviser Worked on Burisma Board With Hunter Biden.  At the center of a lot of the storm surrounding impeachment was the question of the Hunter Biden relationship with Burisma and the conflict of interest it presented with his father Joe Biden, the then-Vice President, being the Obama administration point man on Ukraine.  President Donald Trump was impeached but acquitted after he inquired of President Volodymyr Zelensky if the "Biden investigation," meaning the investigation the Ukrainians had been looking at involving Burisma, was properly dropped.  The concern about whether there was corruption in the process was among other reasons because of a video of Joe Biden admitting that he threatened to withhold aid/loan guarantees from Ukraine if they didn't fire the prosecutor.  The prosecutor reportedly raided the home of the head of Burisma on February 2, 2016, according to the Kyiv Post.  The prosecutor was fired in March, 2016.  Hunter Biden served on the Burisma board from April 2014 until the spring of 2019.  Joseph Cofer Black, who goes by Cofer Black, was appointed to the Burisma board in February 2017, so overlapping with Hunter Biden being on the board.

Mitt Romney Will Vote for Biden-Burisma Probe Subpoena.  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) will vote to authorize a subpoena as part of Senate Republicans' investigation into the Biden family's dealing with Ukrainian energy giant Burisma.  The announcement comes as Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is readying a request for an interview and documents from former Blue Star Strategies consultant Andrii Telizhenko.  Burisma is alleged to have attempted to leverage its relationship with then-board member Hunter Biden to obtain access to the State Department, while his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, was in office.  The younger Biden was paid a lucrative $83,000 per month to serve as a board member, despite his lack of expertise in the oil and gas industry.

Romney Pushes Back on Burisma Probe — Because His Top Advisor Sat on Board with Hunter Biden.  Mitt Romney AKA Pierre Delecto on Thursday pushed back on the burgeoning probe into Burisma, asserting the GOP Senators' investigation into Biden-Ukraine corruption "appears political."  Senator Ron Johnson told reporters on Wednesday that Senate Republicans are entering a new phase of their investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden and their ties to a corrupt Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma.  Senator Johnson (R-WI) said he will likely release an interim report within the next month or two about his committee's probe into the Biden crime family, Politico reported.

Romney and Graham Suffer Same Political Disease.  A couple of stories converged to highlight the effective destructive threat against weak Republicans from the leftist cultural Death Star.  Mitt Romney received a standing ovation at the University of Denver for his impeachment conviction vote against President Donald Trump.  At about the same time, Lindsey Graham tweeted a gushing congratulations message to Joe and Jill Biden after the South Carolina primary.  Romney, no doubt, thought being applauded by a room full of indoctrinated students who believe that Republicans are evil was wonderful and a testament to his integrity and the incredible strength of his character.  That his vote provided leftists even more cover for their toxic worldview, no doubt, failed to cross his mind.

Romney not happy about Senate investigation into Hunter Biden.  [Mitt] Romney told reporters, when asked about if he's worried about the appearance of the investigation, "There's no question but that the appearance of looking into Burisma and Hunter Biden appears political.  I think people are tired of these kind of political investigations and I would hope that if there's something of significance that needs to be evaluated that it would be done perhaps the FBI or some other agency that's not as political as perhaps a committee of our body."

Romney-Bloomberg ticket would heal divided America, author says.  Should Utah Sen. Mitt Romney attempt another shot at the White House — but this time on the independent ticket, with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as his running mate?  The hypothetical Romney-Bloomberg ticket would give millions and millions of independent and moderate Democratic and Republican voters stuck in the middle a solid choice for president, which doesn't exist now between democratic-socialist Bernie Sanders and current White House occupant and Twitter-flamethrower President Donald Trump.

Utah GOP Considering Resolution Calling For Mitt Romney To 'Immediately Resign' From Office.  The Utah Republican Party is reportedly considering multiple resolutions following Sen. Mitt Romney's vote to convict President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial, including a resolution calling for his resignation.  According to local Salt Lake City news outlet 2KUTV, "the Utah Republican Party has pending resolutions on Romney:  one that expresses support for Trump's acquittal, another that supports legislation to recall a U.S Senator and a third that calls for Romney to 'immediately resign' from office."

The Romney/Bloomberg "Unity Ticket": A Profoundly Stupid Idea.  In an election year characterized by mind-numbing stupidity, some people still manage to stand out.  Some guy named Neal Simon, writing at the NeverTrumper website called "The Bulwark," published a piece on Monday that will go down in infamy as the single most profoundly stupid opinion piece of the 2020 election season.  The headline of the piece is so desperately stupid that one doesn't even really need to get into the guts of the thing.  But here at the Campaign Update, we like to get into the guts of all varieties of media stupidity and mendacity, even media from people who formerly pretended to be conservatives.

Mitt Romney Betrays Republicans and Utah.  Mitt's first betrayal was his choice to lose the 2012 campaign.  The whole nation had seen him snuff Obama during the first debate.  He looked like a winner.  We thought he was fighting for us.  But in the next debate, he soft-pedaled his criticism.  He declined to criticize Obama for his failure to protect four Americans killed in Benghazi, although I knew he had been well briefed about what happened there.  I was with him and his team that night.  I asked why he had pulled his punches.  "Criticism didn't play well with independent women in Ohio," a senior aide told me.  He stopped fighting because it didn't look decent.  My family and I were with the Romneys and his inner circle in Boston on Election Night, and for breakfast the morning after.  All we could think of was the devastation that four more years of Obama meant for us.  Mitt gave up America's victory for what he perceived as his own private decency.

Former Romney Campaign Spokesman Says Romney's Impeachment Vote All About Jealousy & Bitterness.  Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney's impeachment vote betrayal was quickly painted by the far-left media as an act of "courage." Mr. Romney himself premised his vote by bringing up what he calls his deeply-held religious beliefs.  Ah, but a former Romney campaign spokesperson is calling out the Utah senator on that — claiming Romney's true motivations are nothing more than bitter, jealousy-fueled nonsense mean to curry favor among the D.C. elites.

Utah governor rejects push to censure Mitt Romney.  Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he does not support a state lawmaker's push to censure U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney over his vote to convict in the president's impeachment trial.  Herbert, a Republican, said in a statement Friday [2/7/2020] that Romney voted in accordance with his conscience after hearing all the evidence in the trial, and his decision does not warrant censure.

Things I have learned from genuine, honest journalists and other Democrats.  As I have gotten older, I have been enlightened about so many things from honest, genuine, conscience-driven journalists and other Democrats.  Of course, to accept what I have learned, I had to check my common sense at the door. [...] In 2012, as I supported Romney, I learned that he was deplorable, greedy and stupid.  He even thought Russia was dangerous, and President Obama laughed at him.  Now, he is the most respected, genuine, God-fearing man of conscience and wicked, as long as he trashes Trump.  He is in great demand by the honest, non-partisan media.

Christians Dodged Romney's Bullet.  He Wanted Us Marginalized and Voiceless.  Yesterday [2/6/2020] I wrote about President Trump's big win over bogus impeachment charges.  At last, some three years into his term, the president is not under the cloud of some cooked-up conspiracy theory.  How providential.  Just in time for the Iowa Caucuses.  The Democrats finally must accept the results of the 2016 election.  Grudgingly.  With teeth clenched, torn-up speeches, and ongoing public hissy fits from the "Resistance."  And we saw how Mitt Romney reacted.  When it was obvious that every other Republican senator, facing the same evidence, judged the president innocent of the latest concocted charges.  His head full of promises from deep-pocketed legacy GOP donors, he took his stand.  He voted for one of the impeachment charges.  To approve the removal of a sitting president of his own party from office, over a squalid policy squabble.  As Romney's 2012 press secretary said, the whole thing reeks of ambition frustrated.  Petty resentment's in the saddle.

Romney's Links to Burisma.  It wasn't 2012 Presidential loser Mitt Romney's faith that caused him to vote to impeach President Trump, whom he once begged to rescue him from political oblivion.  While Romney, who undoubtedly entertained visions of succeeding a President Trump after his vote helped remove from office, says it was his faith that caused him to believe Trump really did abuse his power to pressure the Ukrainians to dig up dirt on the Bidens, more likely it was because that Romney wanted to put an end to an administration that might expose his link to the Bidens and Burisma, Romney will go down in the history as the only senator to vote to impeach a member of his own party, but the question remains why he retained such animus against the man who forgave Romney his 2016 rant warning, as Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, and that seditious bunch later would, that Donald J. Trump was an unhinged danger.

Romney faces party scorn, isolation after impeachment vote:  He is ostracized'.  Mitt Romney will have a long road to redemption with the GOP — at least as long as President Trump is in office.  For those closest to the president, the business titan who was the party standard-bearer just eight years ago may never be forgiven over his dramatic vote to convict Trump on abuse of power this week.  He could face primary challenges on top of the sustained scorn of Trump backers in his own state.  His own family has a beef with him.  The U.S. Capitol will become an instantly more challenging labyrinth of relationships.

What Is Consistent about Mitt Romney?  I've never understood Mitt Romney.  I've admired him, even warmed to him. [...] But I've never understood him.  Once the subject turns to politics, law, and morality, the things Romney says and his actions don't quite match, or his reasoning doesn't cohere.  Unable to understand him, I've found him impossible to believe.  And on two subjects in particular it has been impossible to reconcile his words and actions: abortion and Donald Trump.  Exploring the first can help us illuminate his approach to the latter.

Mitt Romney's Oath before God.  In the impeachment, it is the accusers, not the president, who have the burden of proof.  In this regard, on the delay of military aid to Ukraine, it was contended that such delays of aid were common, and that aid to Ukraine was one of them.  Yet Romney speaks as if the reason the accusers asserted were a matter of uncontested fact.  And there is the matter of adjectives.  Romney describes Trump's request as an "appalling abuse of public trust," yet it was made before 25 other government officials, and none commented.  He describes it as a "flagrant assault."  And he says "corrupting an election to keep oneself in office is perhaps the most abusive, destructive violation of one's oath of office I can imagine."  The first question that last particular statement raises is how exactly any information coming out of an investigation and Ukraine would "corrupt" an American election.  The second question is whether or not Romney is aware of the fact that in the previous administration, the IRS was subverted to impede conservatives from organizing in the run-up to the 2012 election.  (Where was the impeachment then?)  And is he aware that the FBI was (not openly, but secretly) used to spy on the Trump campaign in the 2016 election?  He doesn't have to imagine these things; they occurred.

Mitt Romney Is No Shining Example Of Political Principle.  Let us first state the obvious:  Romney made the wrong decision to vote to convict the president on the first article of impeachment.  This was the most blatantly partisan impeachment sham in a century and a half, going back to the vehement "Radical Republican" opposition to President Andrew Johnson.  The conduct upon which Democrats attempted to impeach Trump is dramatically less ruinous than the conduct upon which the Framers would have considered impeachment justified, and reeks of the sort of petty politics that led the Framers to deliberately reject the far lesser "maladministration" as a possible constitutional standard for impeachment.  What's worse, Romney's vote rewards an unhinged Democratic Party that has only further coarsened our politics, further embittered an already fractious and tribal citizenry, and recklessly lowered the bar for future impeachments so as to make them far likelier — perhaps even mundane — when differing political parties come to control the House and the White House.

Trump Tweets Mitt Romney Attack Ad — Will Romney Switch Parties?  President Trump tweeted out a political ad targeting Senator Mitt Romney (? - Utah) yesterday.  The ad depicts Romney as a slippery Republican poser and Never-Trump infiltrator:  [Video clip]

Why I'm Not Upset with Mitt Romney.  On a purely practical level, what Romney did will be far more destructive to his political career.  And he certainly doesn't need to write a bestselling, anti-Trump book to make himself extra money.  Romney has subjected himself to isolation within his own party.  He has likely doomed any future political plans.  And he has guaranteed that he will be hated and vilified by millions of loyal Trump supporters in the years ahead.  That's why I'm not upset with him for voting his conscience, since I genuinely believe that's exactly what he did.  Ironically, the very people who will believe President Trump when he speaks of the motivations behind his Ukraine phone call will not believe Senator Romney when he speaks of the motivations behind his vote.

What Does Mitt Romney Even Stand For?  It's a serious question:  What motivates Mitt?  Why did the junior Republican from Utah come to Washington?  Was it for the military?  Families?  Business?  Abortion?  Guns?  The old Reagan-Republican way?  It's truly hard to say.  He's generally toed the line on the military, failing to distinguish himself as either a hawk or a dove.  He sure likes his family, but he voted to shut down Catholic adoption in Massachusetts a full 13 years before President Barack Obama followed suit.  He's generally pro-business but no outspoken champion, and he actively opposed an Arizona law that protected religious business owners from having to violate their consciences.  On abortion, he went after nuns for opposing it in Massachusetts (once again, before Obama made that policy popular), but voted against federal funding for abortion when he came to D.C.  He's gone back and forth on guns as well, and was actually against Ronald Reagan before he was for him.

Mitt Romney Stabbed American Workers in the Back Long Before He Stabbed Trump.  Mitt "Pierre Delecto" Romney is enjoying an outpouring of "strange new respect" from the media today after voting with the Democrats to impeach President Trump.  Thanks to Mitt, the Democrats get to claim that their impeachment show trial was "bipartisan."  Anyone who has followed Mitt's career could have seen this betrayal coming.  This isn't the first time he's behaved like a bitter sanctimonious weasel when it comes to Donald Trump.

Romney's political suicide.  Romney has been nasty to Donald John Trump all along.  The only reason Romney ran for the Senate was to vote to convict him in an impeachment.  On March 3, 2016, the native of Michigan who was once governor of Massachusetts went to Utah to use his Mormonism to denounce Donald John Trump.  Romney said, "Here's what I know:  Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud.  His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University.  He's playing members of the American public for suckers:  He gets a free ride to the White House, and all we get is a lousy hat."  Thus the 2012 Republican nominee worked against the 2016 Republican nominee.  Despite that backstabbing treachery, Donald John Trump won.

Explaining why Mitt Romney really voted to convict Trump.  Romney's ire isn't about the man occupying the Oval Office.  It's not about presidential misconduct, inappropriate behavior, abuse of power, degrading the office, or any other euphemism for gauche etiquette the Acela-riding media like to fill their reporting with.  It's about the unconscionable act of voters: electing Donald Trump.  Mitt Romney regards the presidency as a rarefied space, where only the best, brightest, and most articulate men may enter.  Trump got there while boasting about his libidinousness.  He insulted the political class by calling them stupid, incompetent, venal, and wholly self-interested.  He mocked his presidential rivals with belittling nicknames, many quite clever and deserved.  And voters accepted it, some begrudgingly, putting the WWE Hall of Famer in the White House.  Mitt Romney wasn't voting for Trump's impeachment as much as he was voting to obviate the electoral will of millions.

Rep. Louie Gohmert Sports a "Quit Mitt" Lapel Pin on Hannity.  Mitt Romney voted with Democrats on the first article of impeachment.  The vote was 48 guilty and 52 not guilty.  Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney became the first senator ever to vote against his own party's president in an impeachment trial.

The Atlantic tries to make us feel sorry for Romney:
How Mitt Romney Decided Trump Is Guilty.  Eight years ago, he was the leader of the Republican Party, its nominee for president.  Today, he has become accustomed to a kind of political loneliness.

Romney's Discreditable, Dishonest Vote.  This odd man, so overbrimming with conscience and full of consultation with the Almighty, has finally revealed his purpose in returning to public life.  His incandescent conscience managed to be a self-enriching asset-stripper at Bain and Company.  He possessed a near-Olympian talent for flipping in all four directions on practically every public policy question from abortion and healthcare to taxes.  But he could not manage his spirit of vengeance. [...] From February 5, 2020, onward, Romney is a political outcast — a briefly useful idiot for the defeated Democrats and a traitor to the party he once led in a presidential election.

Hollywood Finds a Hero in Mitt Romney.  Left-wing Hollywood celebrities have a new hero and his name is Mitt Romney.  Prominent stars including Alyssa Milano, John Legend, Rosie O'Donnell, and Ben Stiller rushed to praise the Utah senator on Wednesday after he announced that he would break ranks with fellow Republicans and vote to convict President Donald Trump in the Senate's impeachment trial.

Mitt Romney, Bedwetter.  Romney's decision on Wednesday to cast a vote to convict the president for "abuse of power" in simply doing his job sets a dangerous precedent for all future presidents.  Without question, there is a mysterious flow of money into Ukraine from the federal treasury and out of Ukraine into the pockets of the affiliates of U.S. politicians.  That scandal seems potentially bigger than the Teapot Dome.  And there is some evidence that Romney affiliates played the game.  If you don't believe me, believe NPR.  Any presidents would have to investigate this and, what's more, campaigning for office cannot shield a potential wrongdoer from an inquiry.  Corruption must be ferreted out, even where the investigation may embarrass a political opponent.  Romney has cast this aside — along with concerns about the meaning of the vague allegation of "abuse of power" — to slake his thirst for vengeance.

Nancy's Fake Fire Alarm.  [Scroll down]  When Obama was elected, I commented to a friend that the best which could be expected from his administration would be four years of nonsense and a lot of bad laws to repeal.  That proved optimistic.  Obama lasted eight years, and we've barely made a start at cleaning up the legislative mess he left.  But he was president, duly elected, for better or worse.  We were stuck with him until the next election.  The country had the opportunity in 2012 to trade in Obama for Romney, but Mitt didn't pass the smell test (and his odor hasn't improved since, to be honest).  Republicans concluded that Romney was nothing more than Obama in whiteface and stayed home on election day.  Perhaps they hoped that another four years of the affirmative action president would help race relations... Didn't work out that way.

Romney voting with the Demsto upset impeachment proceedings was despicable.  There are numerous members of the House of Representatives and the Senate who made epic jackasses of themselves during these unnecessary and wasteful proceedings.  The American people expect better of the House and the Senate.  Yet, if there is one senator who deserves an award for his performance, say, Jackass of the Year, it is Sen. Mitt Romney of the great state of Utah.  His attempt to throw a monkey wrench into the proceedings by voting with the Democrats on late Friday afternoon was despicable.  Sen. Susan Collins did likewise, but she had a pithy explanation and she shut down quickly.  Mr. Romney kept talking.  He obviously enjoyed the drama.  Many Americans voted for him in 2008 and in 2012.  We knew he was a shameless poseur, but we recognized him as the best candidate in the race, at least in 2012.  Now I am not so sure.

Romney fosters 2024 speculation with criticism of Trump during impeachment.  Mitt Romney is stoking suspicions that he is eyeing a third White House bid in 2024 after the Utah Republican broke with his party and insisted on witnesses at President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate.  Along with centrist Susan Collins of Maine, Romney was one of just two Senate Republicans to join the Democrats in a failed vote to subpoena fresh testimony.  The 2012 Republican presidential nominee might yet acquit Trump on two articles alleging abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, but consistent criticism of Trump throughout impeachment, a GOP rarity, capped by support for witnesses has some Republicans convinced Romney is jockeying to reclaim the party.

CPAC says Mitt Romney not welcome at annual confab after his impeachment trial vote.  CPAC doesn't want Sen. Mitt Romney's shadow darkening the door at its annual conference.  The Conservative Political Action Committee formally disinvited the Utah Republican from its high-profile conference next month, after he voted in favor of new witnesses in President Trump's impeachment trial.

Swipe at Romney?  Utah lawmaker introduces bill to recall US senators.  Republican Utah state Rep. Tim Quinn has introduced a bill in that state's legislature that would allow voters to recall U.S. senators — a possible swipe at Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, despite Quinn saying the bill isn't targeted at anyone in particular.  First reported by Deseret News, the bill would create a process by which a recall vote could go on the ballot after a petition by voters.

Mitt Romney:  The Dumbest Smart Person?  "Dumbest smart person" should be engraved on an award.  Mitt Romney and the three other Republicans considering calling witnesses in President Trump's impeachment trial would be the final four.  Clearly, Romney, Collins, Murkowski, and Alexander are all smart people.  They're successful.  They've managed to get elected to the Senate.  Romney himself is a near-billionaire in his own right.  But they are willfully blind to the obvious-to-everyone-else tactics of the Democrats.  Romney especially — as a businessman — should know better.

The Dark Truth About Mitt Romney.  Utah GOP senator Willard "Mitt" Romney is standing out among Republicans for his anti-President Trump activism during Trump's Senate impeachment trial.  Romney said that he would be open to hearing what John Bolton has to say as a trial witness, after Bolton allegedly wrote in his unpublished manuscript that Trump wanted to withhold foreign aid from Ukraine.  The reasons Trump allegedly wanted to withhold the aid are unclear, and Trump has strongly denied Bolton's hypothetical claim, which was reported by the New York Times.

Pierre Delecto would like you to know how important he is.  That Bolton is selling a book and has kept quiet about his allegations until Democrats developed the idea for him, and then gave him the month's lead time for the leak and front-page publicity from the New York Times during the Senate trial seems to be an acceptable old swamp game to Romney.  To the rest of us, that's a problem, but not to him.  That there's no penalty for perjury during the Senate trial is another problem, but again, not to him. [...] As a result, Americans now can look forward to a long, long, long extension of speeches and a dragged out impeachment process with Republicans forced into bowing to Democrat demands to do the job they failed to do in the House.  The Democrat game of course is to either oust Trump or sufficiently damage him in the election of 2020 ahead of the inauguration of a Democratic president, picture:  President Bernie Sanders.  To Romney, the game seems to be getting a message to Trump simply to say that he, too, is important.

Newly Sworn-In GOP Senator Hits Romney On Impeachment: 'Wants To Appease The Left'.  Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), who was sworn into the Senate earlier this month, hit her colleague Mitt Romney, former GOP presidential nominee and sitting Republican senator from Utah, for his stance with regard to the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.  In a viral tweet, Sen. Loeffler blasted Romney for wanting to "appease the left" over his support of impeachment witnesses, when, according to the senator, there is "no case for impeachment."  "After [two] weeks, it's clear that Democrats have no case for impeachment," Loeffler posted via social media on Monday [1/27/2020].

Romney says it's 'very likely' he'll join Democrats in pushing for impeachment trial witnesses.  Sen. Mitt Romney, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, said it's "very likely" he will join with Democrats in calling for witnesses in the Senate's impeachment trial.  "I think it's very likely I'll be in favor of witnesses, but I haven't made a decision finally yet and I won't until the testimony is completed," the Utah Republican told reporters on Saturday following the first day of arguments from the president's legal team.

Traitor Mitt Romney Tries to Backtrack from Supporting Democrat Impeachment Gambit.  After his repeated anti-Trump statements, Utah "Republican" Senator Mitt Romney tried to back away from his outright support for impeachment on Tuesday.  Democrats were likely expecting Romney to come out swinging against Trump as the U.S. Senate begins its part of the impeachment drama this week.  Instead, Romney took a few steps backward from his previous anti-Trump support for impeachment.  Romney's reaction to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's outline for the Senate's proceedings struck a slightly different tone than his previous comments.

Romney pledges 'open mind' ahead of impeachment trial.  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on Monday [1/20/2020] that he is keeping an "open mind" ahead of President Trump's impeachment trial but reiterated that any decision on witness should wait until mid-trial.  "Deciding whether or not a sitting president should be removed from office is perhaps the most solemn matter that can ever come before the United States Senate.  I enter this task with an open mind and a recognition of my solemn responsibility to fulfill my oath," Romney said in a statement to constituents.

Romney loses GOP support in Utah after challenging Trump on impeachment.  Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney lost support from Republicans and independents in his home state during the weeks after he called for witnesses in President Trump's Senate impeachment trial, a new poll shows. [...] The Utah Republican senator, however, did gain among Democrats in his state.

Don't Count on Romney.  Counting on Mitt Romney for political courage and moral leadership is always a bad bet.  Romney has a very safe seat in Utah, so in theory he could afford to take risks, but taking political risks is exactly what Romney never does.  He is a consummate opportunist, and he has spent the last decade and a half pandering to anyone and everyone to advance his political career.  Romney is not the politician you're looking for if you want someone who will take a principled stand on, well, anything.  If he is the "custodian" of the GOP's "moral and political balance," they are truly lost.

Mitt Romney:  The National Dad No One Asked For.  There must've been something in the water back in 2012, because everyone on the top of the ballot turned out to be even worse than we originally thought.  Barack Obama's legacy is shot, being destroyed by President Trump and the radical left who now view him (laughably) as a conservative.  Joe Biden doesn't know where he is half the time, the other half has his campaign staff wishing he were somewhere else.  Paul Ryan was a feckless Speaker of the House who cut bait and ran once he was free to push all the things he'd sworn for years were his deeply held beliefs.  But worst of all was Mitt Romney — the nicest-seeming of them all who ended up becoming the nagging, nannying squish we all secretly knew he was but pretended he wasn't because he was the GOP nominee.  And he keeps getting worse.  If there's one Republican in the Senate who'd vote to remove President Trump, it's Mitt Romney.

Mitt Romney seen favorably by just 18% of Americans:  Poll.  [Senator Mitt] Romney is viewed very positively by 2% of Americans, somewhat positively by 16%, neutrally by 37%, somewhat negatively by 19%, and very negatively by 19%, according to the poll.  Romney, 72, has served as Utah's junior senator since January 2019 and has become one of President Trump's chief Republican critics in Congress.  In October, Trump escalated his feud with Romney, [...] The president later called for Romney to be impeached.  "Somebody please wake up Mitt Romney and tell him that my conversation with the Ukrainian President was a congenial and very appropriate one, and my statement on China pertained to corruption, not politics," Trump tweeted on Oct. 5.

Inasmuch as the constituents include Democrats, this is no surprise.
Mitt Romney's constituents split on whether he's too tough on Trump.  Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday his Utah constituents are split on whether he is too tough of President Trump — or not tough enough.  The Utah Republican told USA Today that during a series of town halls he asked:  "How many of you in the room think I'm being too tough on the president?"  Mr. Romney said about half the room raised their hands, and that the other half raised their hands when he asked if he needed to be more critical of the president.

Report: Utah GOP Furious with Anti-Trump Mitt Romney's Impeachment Fever.  Club for Growth President David McIntosh says that he has heard from many members of Utah's Republican Party and they are "disgusted" with Mitt Romney for jumping in with Democrats on so many things, especially impeachment fever.

Our Bankrupt Nomenklatura.  [Mitt] Romney seems to have entered Hillary/Biden fantasyland by admitting to being a "lurker" on social media — one who adopts an anonymous and secret Twitter account (in Romney's case under the nom de guerre "Pierre Delecto"), to channel and encourage nice stories about himself, and to attack vicariously those who do not share his views or self-admiration.  In other words, Romney, of all people, has now entered the unhinged territory of former Obama EPA director Lisa Jackson, who created a fictional royal persona "Richard Windsor" to communicate with green activists and others, without leaving an official EPA footprint.

Mittens, the Deep State, and the Ongoing Coup Against POTUS.  House of Representatives Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, announced impeachment proceedings against the president just three hours after stating in a speech that she would not.  Speaker Pelosi had zero evidence, cause, stated reason and lacked the required vote of the House of Representatives to do so, but announced it anyway.  Strangely enough... and what caught my attention... Mitt Romney jumped on the "Impeach Trump" train that same day.  How did Nancy go from "There will be no impeachment proceedings," that morning in New York to announcing impeachment proceedings that afternoon when she got back to Washington, DC?  Meet the Grand Master of the Deep State in America.  Admitted Communist, John Brennan, who has some serious explaining to do now that his attempted coup of U.S. President Donald Trump has been exposed... and continues!  So why did Romney want to shut down any investigation of Ukraine's role as well?  That's the question that got this investigation started and it's shocking.

Utah voters turn against Mitt Romney (and Mike Lee, too).  These are turbulent times, indeed.  I doubt Utahans will elect a Democrat senator, but Mike Lee has some fence-mending to do.  I have given up on Romney and hope he faces a primary challenger four years from now, if he runs for re-election.

Mitt Romney, thy name is Pierre Delecto.  Willard has been a rather pathetic figure for quite some time now, but really this Pierre Delecto nonsense is, as he himself conceded, a new low.  Has anyone ever seen Pierre Delecto and Carlos Danger together in the same room?  Anthony Weiner was employing his nom de perv in a sick attempt to pick up underage girls.  Mitt Romney was trying to respond to the unkind words of ... Jennifer Rubin?  Mitt, are you serious?  Jennifer Rubin?  Mitt, as the old country song goes, here's a quarter, call someone who cares.

Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Shut Up?  Four years ago, Donald Trump's candidacy was the craziest thing any of us had ever seen.  But since then, his opponents have gone so far off the deep end that they have made him seem the sensible alternative.  For whatever reason — jealousy? bad advisers? — Mitt Romney hasn't come to the realization the rest of us have:  that President Trump is now the thin orange line between order and chaos.

Leftist heroes of the Week?  Hillary, Schiff, and Mitt.  [Scroll down]  What does one say about Mitt Romney's descent into elitist madness?  A fake Twitter account!  It's as though he were in middle school.  Those of us who supported his bid for the presidency in 2012 are shocked and horrified by his childish attempt to take Trump down, to see him impeached.  What became of this man we all believed to be above reproach?  He wanted to be Trump's secretary of state.  That did not happen, so it seems he is bitter and has regressed to schoolyard bullying.  He's cozying up to the people who did everything in their power to see that he was defeated by Obama, to their everlasting shame.  He's chosen the Left and the silly NeverTrumps over the country and Trump's phenomenal success as president.

Has Pierre Delecto Killed Mitt Romney's Political Career?  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), who — it could be argued — suffered an almost inexplicable loss to President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, is one of those politicians who has tried hard to portray himself as eminently principled, morally upstanding, and an all-around decent man.  To be sure, he has done things in his personal life that lend credibility to such an image.  What if it turned out, though, that Romney — until now — had secret social media persona for the primary purpose of defending and boosting the image of none other than Mitt Romney?  Enter (on Twitter) Pierre Delecto.  Sounding more like a 1970s porn star, Delecto is the Mr. Hyde to Romney's Dr. Jekyll — only, we must presume, without the homicidal tendencies.  As Delecto, Romney spent most of his time trying to make himself look good, defending himself to reporters, and bashing Trump.

Senator Pierre Delecto ends the career of Senator Mitt Romney.  Harry Reid was so impressed with Mitt's run against Obama that he urged Mitt to challenge President Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination so Mitt could run against the Democrat.  Mitt probably thinks Reid meant that as a compliment, and not as a means for the Democrats to win in 2020.  Mitt has led the Quisling Republican attack on President Trump for withdrawing 1,000 American troops from the Syria-Turkey border.  The Dems and Romney Republicans are concerned about the Syria-Turkey border but not securing the USA-Mexico border. [...] The good news for non-quisling Republicans is that this should end the career of Pierre/Mitt to be the next John McCain as the go-to-guy whenever the Democrats and the media need a "Republican" to attack President Trump and conservatives.

Newt Gingrich Eviscerates Mitt 'Pierre Delecto' Romney.  Ever since his 2012 defeat, Romney, AKA Pierre Delecto, has become increasingly consumed with anger and bitterness, which only deepened after he was turned down for the Secretary of State position.  Unlike Hillary Clinton following her stunning defeat, Romney was characteristically quiet about it — at first, then became progressively more vocal.  He was happy to accept President Trump's endorsement during his Senate campaign last year.  But upon his arrival in Washington last January, the trickle of criticism he'd directed toward Trump escalated to the point where he has become one of the President's most outspoken critics.  Now the media, which had derided him in 2012 and 2016, treats him like a hero.  He mistakes this newfound attention and flattery from the liberal elites as true respect when it's actually a case of 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend.'  He's become a tool of the left.

Romney Twitter treachery no surprise.  Truth be told, I'm not really surprised that there are people still support the dishonorable and eminently dishonest rogue politician who trades as a Republican because he would have trouble winning on the Democratic ticket.  People are gullible, and as there are a few people who support the "Halloween Sisters" — i.e., Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria "Oscar" Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley — there are those who will support "Fauxcahontas Warren" and Romney even though they are both perennial losers.  Who knows?  Maybe a Warren-Romney ticket would appeal to certain people.

Romney Mocked After Using Secret Twitter Account To Defend Himself, Report Suggests.  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) was mocked Sunday evening after a new report revealed that he appears to have used a secret Twitter account to defend himself against critics online.  During an interview with The Atlantic, Romney made the revelation that he had a secret Twitter account: [...]

Mitt Romney Caught with Secret 'Pierre Delecto' Twitter Account to Champion Himself.  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has been caught using the pseudonym "Pierre Delecto" to defend his own honor on Twitter.  Everything about this story says so much about Mitt Romney:  his pettiness, his insecurity, his lack of character, honesty, and decency, starting with how it all unraveled:  Romney doing business with the establishment media — in this case, the far-left Atlantic and activist-reporter, McKay Coppins, who was originally hired at BuzzFeed to destroy Romney's 2012 presidential campaign.

This Sure Looks Like Mitt Romney's Secret Twitter Account.  Earlier today [10/20/2019], the Atlantic's McKay Coppins published a lengthy profile on Mitt Romney, apparently part of Romney's effort to set himself up as the noble Republican foil to an out-of-control president.  These sorts of pieces, which are more about narrative setting than anything else, typically don't contain a lot of new information, but this had one notable exception.  About midway through, the usually guarded senator revealed that, just like fellow lone-voice-of reason-haver James Comey, he was the owner of a secret Twitter account.

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Mitt Romney admits to running secret Twitter account under the alias 'Pierre Delecto'.  For years, Pierre Delecto's presence on Twitter largely went unnoticed.  Operating a bare-bones account with the handle @qaws9876, the user's limited activity revealed only an interest in politics — namely, supporting Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah).  So when "Pierre Delecto" started trending Sunday [10/22/2019] on the social media platform, people were understandably confused.

Everyone Knows a Mitt Romney.  [Scroll down]  The guy who has spent the better part of almost 30 years running for state and federal office — including an attempted stint in the Trump White House — insisted that politics doesn't define his life.  "I don't attach the kind of — I don't know — psychic currency to it that people who made politics their entire life," Romney said, presumably unconvincingly.  (Pierre must like when he talks that way.)  But then, Romney revealed that he plays with an anonymous Twitter profile.

Meet the real Mitt Romney:  Pierre Delecto.  Mitt Romney admits he's operating a secret Twitter account, revealing his real thoughts about President Trump, the deplorables, and everyone else, posting as — are you ready — Pierre Delecto.  Not even Mitt Romney's worst detractors could make that one up. [...] It's as perfect a name for the pompous priss as "Carlos Danger" was for Democratic Party pervert Anthony Weiner, or "Reinhold Niebuhr" was for fired FBI director James Comey.  For that reason, it's a name that's likely to stick, same way "Fredo" is going to stick forever to thin-skinned princeling television host Chris Cuomo.  One can only hope a blunder like this will carry some political consequences for Romney, too, waking his voters up to his essential phoniness.

President Trump blasts Mitt Romney's stealth Twitter account.  President Trump lashed out at Mitt Romney saying Democrats don't have to deal with backstabbers like he does after the former Massachusetts governor admitted he was behind a bogus Twitter account used to slam the administration.  "I think (Democrats) are lousy politicians.  But two things they have — they're vicious and they stick together.  They don't have Mitt Romney in their midst, they don't have people like that," Trump said Monday [10/21/2019].

Romney and Graham leave the door open to voting to remove Trump if impeachment passes.  Sens. Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham both indicated that voting to remove President Trump from the Oval Office is on the table for them should the House pass articles of impeachment.  In a Sunday [10/20/2019] interview with Axios on HBO, Romney "made it clear that he's open to voting to remove Trump."  The Utah Republican outlined the answers he'll be looking for if the impeachment process reaches the Senate, including who was involved in Trump's communications with Ukraine, the intentions behind the conversations, and if efforts were made to conceal the transcript of his July 25 phone call with the country.  Romney did say, however, that he'd have a high bar for voting to remove Trump from office, pointing to wrong or possibly illegal activities of other presidents that didn't amount to being removed.

Mitt Romney:  Impeachment of Trump an 'Inflection Point in American History'.  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) told the Atlantic on Sunday [10/20/2019] that he believes the Democrats' impeachment inquiry investigating President Donald Trump will serve as an "inflection point in American history."  Atlantic staff writer McKay Coppins released an interview on Sunday detailing extended conversations with Romney regarding his views on the U.S. Senate, his attacks on President Trump, as well as his opinions on impeachment.

Snit Romney.  [Scroll down]  The same day he was on the Senate floor fronting about "honor" and "betrayal" there was a civil war breaking out in Mexico, yet Mitt couldn't spare a second to fight to secure our own border.  Every year, our open border literally kills thousands of Americans, via criminals and fentanyl.  That's what we're interested in, not refereeing between tribes on the other side of the globe.  But the folks who really matter to Mitt, his fat cat elite pals, decreed that we just have to accept the open borders butcher's bill because they need the serf labor and new voters, so Mitt's right there championing the Kurds instead of you and your family.

Mitt Romney:  I Am Not Leading a Never Trump Coup.  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) suggested Friday [10/18/2019] that he is not leading a Never Trump Republican coup against President Donald Trump.  Sen. Romney, who has served as a frequent critic of President Trump, denied that he is leading a Never Trump GOP coup against the president.  "I don't believe I'm leading a wing of the party.  Because there's no wing that's very large that is aligned with me," Romney said this week in an interview with Politico.

Romney opposes peace.  Real conservatives really want that 2012 vote back.  We knew he was a RINO but we did not realize what a war-mongering spiteful little man he was. [...] "'Adding insult to dishonor, the administration speaks cavalierly, even flippantly, even as our ally has suffered death and casualty,' Romney said.  'We once abandoned a red line.  Now we abandon an ally.'"  President Trump had no red line.  Obama did.  Assad crossed it and Obama did nothing.  And Turkey is our ally.

Mitt Romney, Mr. Unreliable.  Mitt Romney, commenting about the Trump pull-out of U.S. troops in northern Syria, says America is "an unreliable ally."  Hey, Mitt:  America demonstrated that she's an unreliable ally a long time ago in that one war over in southeast Asia that you missed out on.  Remember that war?  The one where our allies were doing just fine 'til Congress cut them off?  You might wanna compare notes with John Kerry; it's seared into his brain.  Let's talk some more about unreliable allies.  When Mitt expressed interest in the SecState job, and in spite of Romney's unfriendliness, Donald Trump interviewed him for the position.  Even before the president decided on the pick, Mitt was over in Europe, bad-mouthing his own president.

Is Mitt Romney Weighing A Primary Challenge To Trump?  Mitt Romney could turn out to be the 2020 version of Evan McMullin.  Last week some signals were sent that may indicate Romney is considering it.  Remember Evan McMullin?  He's the former CIA officer who ran as a third-party candidate in 2016.  He claimed to be a conservative alternative to Donald Trump.  He failed miserably and even placed third in total votes in his own state of Utah.  McMullin was said to have been recruited by Bill Kristol and his ilk among Establishment Republicans who were unable to accept Trump at the GOP nominee.

Mitt Romney Is Weighing a Primary Challenge to Donald Trump.  Mitt Romney has become an expert at lobbing bombs at President Trump from the sidelines.  Now there is rumors that Mitt Romney may take on President Trump in the Republican primary.

Is Mitt Romney weighing a primary challenge to Trump?  Romney has re-emerged, as he does occasionally, to be the self-appointed voice of morality. [...] Romney's behavior toward Trump has been erratic from the start.  He blasted Trump before the election then pursued the position of Secretary of State and then ran for the U.S. Senate with the mission of being a thorn in Trump's side.  His talent at flip-flopping is legendary.

Donald Trump's lesson for Mitt Romney.  Genteel Republicans like Mitt Romney complain about Donald Trump's unpresidential behavior but how else does he combat the dirty left?  Only a barbarian could defy the liberal establishment as he has done.  Imagine if Romney were president, trying to be dignified and patrician.  They'd eat him alive.  Unless, of course, he did nothing to block their agenda, in which case he'd be left alone like all the other cowardly roll-over Republicans.

Trump continues to rip Romney for condemning Ukraine call.  "The Democrats are lucky that they don't have any Mitt Romney types.  They may be lousy politicians, with really bad policies (Open Borders, Sanctuary Cities etc.), but they stick together!" Trump wrote on his Twitter page.  In a series of postings on Saturday [10/5/2019], the president said "somebody please wake up Mitt Romney and tell him that my conversation" with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky "was a congenial and very appropriate one."

Rush Limbaugh:  Mitt Romney Assured Pelosi There Was Republican Support to Impeach President Trump.  About ten days ago Rush Limbaugh told his massive radio audience that Mitt Romney assured Nancy Pelosi that there was Republican support in the US Senator for President Trump's impeachment for asking Ukraine and China to look into Joe Biden's billion dollar pay-for-play scams.  Mitt hates President Trump — so much so that he is willing to sell out his country to get back at President Trump.  On Friday [10/4/2019] Mitt Romney downloaded on President Trump again — this time siding with Democrats in their sham impeachment quest.

Mitt Romney:  Trump Suggesting China, Ukraine Investigate Biden Is 'Appalling'.  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) declared Friday [10/4/2019] that President Donald Trump's suggestion that China and Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden's dealings with the two countries is "wrong and appalling."  "When the only American citizen President Trump singles out for China's investigation is his political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process, it strains credulity to suggest that it is anything other than politically motivated," Romney wrote on Twitter.  "By all appearances, the President's brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling."

Mitt Romney adviser sits on Burisma board of directors.  Mitt Romney's national security advisor in his 2012 campaign — a career CIA spook who rose to its top levels — sits on the board of directors of Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that formerly paid Hunter Biden $50k a month despite his complete lack of credentials or qualifications.  And it also an odd coincidence that Mitt has as CNN puts it "been a lone Republican voice expressing concern about President Donald Trump's July phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky in which Trump asked Ukraine's President to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family."

Bill Kristol:  Mitt Romney Has Helped Reassure Pelosi There Is Republican Support For Impeachment in Senate.  Bill Kristol excitedly reports the prospect that Sen. Mitt Romney's criticism of President Trump's call with the Ukrainian president may result in House and Senate Republicans supporting impeachment.  "I think this statement by DeLauro is very important," Kristol said of a key Pelosi ally calling for the impeachment of Trump.  "That signals to me I think where Nancy Pelosi is going."

Fox Business' Lou Dobbs on Romney declining to endorse in 2020: 'What is wrong with this man?'.  Fox Business host Lou Dobbs went after Sen. Mitt Romney on Friday after the Utah Republican said this week that he does not plan to endorse President Trump or others in 2020, asking, "What is wrong with this man?"  Dobbs, a vocal backer of Trump, referred to the GOP senator as a "never Trumper and RINO" in a segment Friday night.  He began the segment by touting Trump's electoral chances in 2020 as well as predictions that there won't be a recession next year.  "Can you hear the tears falling on the marble floors under those terrible, terrible anti-Trump-ers?" he asked, suggesting more attention should be paid to "this booming Trump economy."

Romney signals he's open to bipartisan background check bill.  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said Monday [9/9/2019] that he believes all commercial gun sales should be subject to a background check and signaled he's open to supporting bipartisan legislation from Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.).  "It certainly should be applied to commercial sales and finding a more comprehensive way to make sure that people are in the system that ought to be in the system," Romney told reporters when asked about expanding background checks.

Romney Says He's No Longer 'Part of the Republican Establishment'.  Seven years after running for president as the GOP standard bearer, U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney on Monday [8/19/2019] described himself as a "renegade Republican" and said that he is "not part of the Republican establishment these days."  In a wide-ranging speech at the Sutherland Institute, a conservative think tank in Salt Lake City, Utah's junior senator argued against "socialist" proposals being discussed on the Democratic presidential debate stage such as "Medicare for All" and free college tuition.  He also lamented that "neither party is interested in talking about the debt and the deficit."

Mitt Romney:  Climate change is happening, humans a significant contributor.  During a speech at the conservative Sutherland Institute in Salt Lake City, the senator acknowledged that the position is rare among his fellow Republicans, but one that younger people seem to respond to more strongly than older conservatives.

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Does Mitt Romney care about facts, or does he only care about getting votes?  Does Mitt Romney know more about the climate than you do?  Probably not.  His position, as he says, is one that the poorly-educated and heavily-indoctrinated public school yoots find believable, whereas older Americans, with more experience in the real world, remain skeptical.  I'm skeptical about global warming and I'm also skeptical about politicians who will say or do anything to get elected.

Mitt Romney, On Track to Being Worse than John McCain.  In the last few years before he died, Sen. John McCain became a net negative for the country, acting like a petulant child and torpedoing the people's agenda just because he was mad.  But thus far, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney in on track to being worse than McCain as he clearly seeks to be the "new" voice of petulance in the upper chamber.  In his few short months in the U.S. Senate, Romney has already racked up a record more traitorous to the conservative cause than McCain did in 40 years.  For instance, Romney's latest calumny is to side with the one man in Congress that literally nobody is backing:  lunatic Trump hater Justin Amash.

Mitt Romney Open To Considering "Carbon Tax" Bill.  Let's be clear about a few things regarding "carbon taxes".  First, the system of taxing carbon emissions, also known as "cap-n-trade", has absolutely nothing to do with climate change.  Second a "carbon tax" is the holy grail for the totalitarian globalist world view.  The concept of a tax on carbon emissions was developed inside the same financial network of multinational monetary interests that control the current global trade system.  Powerful financial interests directly connected to The World Bank (WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Trade Organization (WTO), together with global banking interests connected to Wall Street and all international stock-trading systems, were the first to put together a "cap-n-trade" proposal after the financial collapse in 2008.

What's Mitt Romney's problem?  After taking President Trump's endorsement to get himself elected senator, Mitt Romney has made quite a show of turning on Trump.  The last two incidents have been notable:  He declared GOP "maverick" congressman Justin Amash "courageous" for joining the Democrats and calling for the impeachment of President Trump in the House.

What Does It Mean To Be Moral In the Public Area?  Mitt Romney, otherwise known as Senator Pablum, came out yet again and informed the world how terrible he thought Donald Trump's behavior was in light of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report — you know, the political document that spells out the failed soft coup against a duly elected president.  Romney joined others in tut-tutting the president's moral character, but he and everyone else apparently have forgotten the message voters sent to the swamp in 2016:  we pretty much don't care what you think.  Voters are tired of candidates who promise them the world, but who, upon arrival in Washington D.C., are happy to hold hands with opponents across the aisle and increase spending, decrease freedom, and ignore the people who sent them to Washington in the first place.

Mitt Romney Is an American Oligarch.  Robert Mueller's hit job disguised as a counterintelligence report would not be complete until America heard from its favorite Bain Capital founder whose dad was a governor:  Willard "Mitt" Romney.  The senator from Utah was "appalled" at Mueller's revelations, but not in the raised eyebrow sort of way you or I would be when the baseball manager signals the bullpen and brings in the struggling pitcher.  No, Romney was upset like the guy who forgets to lock the bathroom door in first class and suffers an intrusion by a confused kid from the cheap seats who blurts out, "Sorry, dude."

Romney self owns.  Mitt Romney blasted the idea of appointing Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve.  That makes no sense as Cain was chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Omaha Branch from 1989 to 1991.  He was deputy chairman, from 1992 to 1994, and chairman, from 1995 to 1996, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.  Obviously, Cain is well-qualified to be on the national Federal Reserve.  But the facts did not stop Romney from flapping his gums about Cain.

Romney helps GOP look for new path on climate change.  Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), who is emerging as a pragmatic leader among Senate Republicans, is at the center of private discussions among GOP senators about crafting a legislative response to climate change.  Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) has tried to put the focus on Senate Republicans for not having a plan to combat global warming, which has been linked to erratic weather events costing American communities billions of dollars in damages.

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Read it again carefully.  Global warming, of which there has been practically none in the last 25 years, "has been linked to erratic weather events."  Really?  Linked by whom?  I've lived in Texas all my life, and the weather has always been somewhat erratic.  Next time a hurricane forms in the Gulf of Mexico, look at the "spaghetti map" of the competing computer models trying to guess where the hurricane will go in the next three days, and the lines will go all over the place.  That's erratic.  Weather cannot be accurately predicted more than a few days in advance because it's full of random variables.  It has always been that way, and it is not caused by global warming.

Poll: Near Majority of Republicans View Romney Unfavorably.  A near majority of Republicans do not have a favorable view of freshman Senator Willard "Mitt" Romney (R-UT), according to a PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll released on Thursday [1/17/2019].  The poll, conducted January 10-13, found 48% of "Republicans and conservative-leaning" have an "unfavorable" view Romney.  Just 29% view Romney favorably while another 23% are "unsure" or "never heard" of him.

Mitt Romney, Commander of the Fake Internationalists.  No surprise:  Senator Mitt Romney does not like President Donald Trump, as he recently explained in The Washington Post.  But what, one wonders, was the former GOP presidential candidate thinking two years ago when he supped with the man he now claims to deplore while seeking an appointment as secretary of state?  Much of Romney's complaint is over manners.  Yes, the president is a boor.  Most people, including many of Trump's supporters, recognize that.  Trump won not because of his etiquette but because of what he stood for — and against.  Romney also defended The Blob, Washington's bipartisan foreign policy establishment.  In his article attacking the president, he offered the usual vacuous bromides that characterize the interventionist consensus, which poses as internationalism but with plenty of bombing raids, illegal occupations, and nation-building.  Most importantly, this perspective presumes permanent American domination, irrespective of cost.

The Useful Idiot Is Back.  Mitt Romney started the new year with a bang, by writing a highly critical op-ed in The Washington Post, harshly rebuking the president of his own party. [...] Romney exhibited one of the most emblematic and unforgiving characteristics of the Old Guard of the party:  playing the role of useful idiots for the Democratic Party and its wholly owned subsidiary, the mainstream media.  Romney's rebuke of Trump, penned in the paper that serves as the official communications organ of the Democratic Party, clearly indicates he has been afflicted with a terminal case of "McCain Syndrome," a disease that has plagued the Old Guard of the Republican Party for the past thirty years.  One of the symptoms of the disease is the failure to recognize the obvious:  for political journalists, who overwhelmingly lean left, Republicans are the enemy and will always remain the enemy.  The fact that the media have become an extension of the Democratic Party seems to have escaped notice by those, including Romney, to whom it should be self-evident.

Mitt Romney, McCain's never-Trump replacement, comes to Washington.  It's been the rule among weak-kneed Republicans that the road to the White House requires them to run against their own party.  It didn't work for John McCain in 2008 nor Mitt Romney in 2012.

Mitt Still Does Not Get It.  My dear senator, are you really the last person to the right of the last blue-dog Democrat in America to realize that the reason we have Trump is that the old strategy, that of Republican niceness, was an utter failure?  We have Trump because the success of the Reagan years did not result in a fundamental centrist move on the left.  We have Trump because the Bush "kinder and gentler ... compassionate conservatism" did not result in a kinder, gentler left; it led to Obama and the centralizing administrative-state nightmare of Obamacare. [...] It makes me realize how far we non-elite racist sexist homophobe deplorables have traveled since the famous 2015 escalator incident at Trump Tower.  And how people like you have not learned a thing.  First we win.  Then we heal.  Then we fix the budget.  Anyone who doesn't get that, at this late hour, is a fool or a knave.

Mitt Romney: 'Ready for My Close-Up, Mr. DeMille'.  It is hard to quantify the smallness of Mitt Romney, but let's just say that if character were measured in shoe size, we'd be using the children's scale to gauge his worth.  He certainly is not qualified to walk in the shoes of President Trump, nor even to follow in his footsteps.  Utah's newest senator is so small he'd get lost in the cavernous legacy left behind by each footfall of the historic president who dares to walk upright among the craven beasts of the Swamp.

Faux conservative unites by dividing.  Like others who have run for president and failed, Romney has taken a stance that smacks of jealousy and resentment.  It does nothing but serve the radical liberal left and further divides conservatives.

Stuck in the Middle with Mitt.  You remember Mitt:  the man who a) courageously decided not to run for re-election as governor of Massachusetts because he knew he would lose, b) lost the GOP nomination in 2008 to the left-for-dead candidate John McCain, and c) lost the 2012 election to Obama after winning the first debate and refusing to challenge the obvious electoral hinkiness in Ohio that still has Karl Rove scratching his head.

Et Tu, Mitt?  Today the roles of Bob Corker and Jeff Flake will be played by the freshman Senator from Utah, Willard Mitt Romney.  Romney is previously known for playing the role of Brutus in the play Julius Caesar[.]  Perhaps President Trump should be as wary of entering the Senate chambers as Julius Caesar should have been that fateful day in the Roman Senate.  While Trump's physical safety is assured, character assassins like Romney await.  Romney, the 2012 loser, has trashed Trump, the 2016 winner, in a Washington Post Op-ed, President Trump's stability and competence, in the process demonstrating Romney's lack of both.

Mitt Romney's Sucker Punch.  Mitt Romney's screed against President Trump is being taken as a sign that the newly elected senator from Utah may try to mount a challenge for the Republican presidential nomination in 2020. Good luck, we say.  He'd be wise not to run on the character issue, though, because he's just managed to forfeit the last shred of credibility he might have enjoyed on that head.

Mitt Romney Is an Idiot.  My opinion of Mitt Romney has changed over the years.  When he lost the Republican nomination to John McCain in 2008, I thought he was a classy guy with a future.  When he lost the general election to Barack Obama in 2012, I thought he was a good man with a glass jaw.  When he repeatedly got on his high horse to sabotage Donald Trump's presidential campaign in 2016, I thought he was an opportunistic sleaze bag gorging on sour grapes and his own monstrously selfish sense of virtue.  But now, after reading his Washington Post jihad against Trump, I finally figured what Mitt Romney really is — an idiot.

Lou Dobbs Rips 'Treacherous Fool' Romney: 'I Can't Believe The People Of Utah Elected This Creep'.  Fox Business host Lou Dobbs called Utah's GOP Senator-elect Mitt Romney a "treacherous fool" on Wednesday [1/2/2019], then expressed disbelief that "the people of Utah elected this creep."  Reacting with Republican consultant Ed Rollins to Romney's anti-Trump editorial published Tuesday evening [1/1/2019], Dobbs outlined his reasons why Romney is already becoming "the smallest man in the Senate."

Let's call Mitt Romney 'Mitt McCain Flake'.  Mitt Romney, AKA Mitt McCain Flake, cannot wait 'til he takes his Senate office to attack President Trump.  Romney showed no fight against Obama in 2012.  He selected Paul Ryan as his V.P. running mate, who had absolutely no fight as the V.P. candidate in 2012 and did his best to sabotage President Trump's efforts to secure funding for the southern border wall.  Romney did not fight back when Harry Reid falsely accused him of not paying his income taxes.  But Mitt has no problem attacking President Trump.

Mitt Romney Explains Why His Group Must Oppose President Donald Trump.  Decepticon caucus senator-elect Mitt Romney (U-DC) appears on CNN to outline why he stands in opposition to President Donald Trump.  Understanding the unspoken background color here is important.  The Decepticon Caucus in the senate is comprised of senators who represent the interests of Wall Street; and every principle of finance and commerce that intersects with Wall Street's multinational interests.  In essence the Decepticon Caucus is the defensive force protecting the global financial elite; ie.  "The Big Club".

Lindsey Graham, Other Republicans Attack Mitt Romney For Anti-Trump Op-Ed.  South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham had harsh words for his fellow Utah Republican Sen.-elect Mitt Romney on Wednesday after the newly elected senator wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post attacking President Donald Trump's character.  Graham joined Brian Kilmeade on Fox News radio to discuss the incoming senator's op-ed and Graham did not hold back.  When asked about the wisdom of Romney publishing such a piece so early into his time in Washington, Graham said bluntly, "Well, how does it work to the advantage of the people of Utah?"

Republicans don't rally behind Romney.  Mitt Romney began his third presidential campaign today — on the eve of his joining the Senate representing Michigan or Massachusetts or Utah or wherever he lays his hat is his home.  The mittens are off as Romney scolded President Trump in a Washington Post column.  Big mistake.  I cannot think of a publication more irrelevant to the Republican Party, whose nomination Romney seeks.  He offers the party a choice between winning ugly and losing gracefully.

Mitt Romney Is A Bitter Loser Hoping The Socialist Media Can Make Him Relevant Again.  This week Mr. Romney obliged the perpetually anti-Trump Washington Post with an op-ed that had the 2012 GOP presidential nominee rebuking President Trump for, among other things, "not rising to the mantle of the office'.  In short, Romney called the president a big meanie who doesn't say enough nice things about others.  And there you have it.  Yet another longtime politician condemning President Trump for not being a longtime politician.

Mitt Romney backtracks after Trump-hating op-ed attack bombs.  President Trump has said that if Romney had fought President Obama as hard as he fights against Trump, he'd be president today.  It's true enough, but the backtrack is obviously Romney's style, proof that he never would have made a good president.

Romney Didn't Wake Up This Morning and Haphazardly Write an Op-Ed to Attack The President of His Own Political Party.  Don't get so caught up in a furor over Senator-elect Mitt Romney writing a political hit piece against the President of the United States that we forget to look at the big picture.  Senator-elect Mitt Romney's niece is Ronna McDaniel, Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC).  Senator Romney didn't just wake up on New Year's Day and haphazardly write a specifically constructed character assassination against the President of the republican party; who is currently the President of the United States.  No, this attack was done with forethought and specific intent.

Mitt Romney's History of Backstabbing Donald Trump.  Senator-elect Mitt Romney (R-UT) attacked President Donald Trump's "character" in an op-ed Tuesday evening [1/1/2019] in the Washington Post.  "His conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions this month [December], is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office," Romney wrote.

Romney: 'Too early' to say whether I'll support Trump in 2020.  GOP Senate candidate Mitt Romney on Monday [7/2/2018] said that it is "too early" for him to say whether he would support President Trump in the 2020 presidential election.  Romney, who last week won the GOP nomination in the Utah Senate race, has gone back and forth on his praise of the president.

Wall Street, big business start backing Mitt Romney's Senate bid as GOP establishment seeks stronger leadership in Congress.  Major names on Wall Street and in the Republican establishment are buying into Mitt Romney's run for Senate, particularly as Republican lawmakers are looking to him as a future leader within a congressional caucus that is struggling to find its identity.  According to first-quarter filings, Romney has been quietly receiving the financial backing of some of the most powerful names and donors in Republican circles, such as former Goldman Sachs CEO and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.  The early contributions are not necessarily big, but they indicate a coordinated effort to push the former Massachusetts governor and presidential nominee into the Senate with hopes that he will quickly climb his way up the leadership ranks.

Mitt Romney earned more than $1.5 million for speeches, financial disclosure shows.  Mitt Romney gave 20 paid speeches from early 2017 to early 2018, earning him more than $1.5 million, according to a personal financial disclosure he filed with the U.S. Senate.  Romney, who is running for a Senate seat in Utah, received between $15,000 and $137,000 per speech from February 2017 to February 2018. He gave speeches to organizations across an array of industries, including finance, media and insurance.  He delivered a pair of speeches to the investment bank Goldman Sachs last year, earning $40,000 for each one.  This year, NBCUniversal Media paid him $137,082 for a speech.  Blue Cross Blue Shield gave him $100,000 for a speech last year.  Deutsche Bank paid him more than $221,000 for two speeches.  Romney's filing shows $127,000 worth of speech earnings were paid to charities.

Fearing a Utah 'coronation', 11 Republicans challenge Romney.  Eleven Republicans stepped forward before a Thursday evening [3/15/2018] filing deadline to challenge former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in the Utah Senate race, including a state lawmaker who says an "establishment insider" can't fix problems in Washington.

Romney's Really Changed His Tune On Trump.  GOP Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney is changing his tune on President Donald Trump from where he was one year ago.  Trump endorsed Romney late Monday evening, giving the former failed presidential candidate "full support and endorsement."  Romney responded almost immediately, thanking the president for his kind words and for backing him the upcoming election.

Romney Is a Misfit for America.  There's always been something unstable about Mitt Romney's political identity.  In fact, Romney could give Trump a run for his money on political inconstancy.  In his first run for the Senate, against Ted Kennedy, he tried to stake out a position on abortion to Kennedy's left.  Then Romney debuted his "severely conservative" persona in 2012.  The political transformations reflect Trump's own:  Trump used to defend late-term abortions but started talking about the violence of abortion when political expediency demanded he do so.

Romney Is Already Being Considered for Republican Leadership Position.  Mitt Romney hasn't even officially announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate, yet Republican leadership is already seeing stars.  According to a Republican donor with direct knowledge, Senate GOP leaders have expressed an early interest in having Romney succeed Colorado Senator Cory Gardner as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.  The role involves leading the Senate GOP's fundraising arm and helping recruit and vet prospective GOP candidates for the upper chamber.  A Republican source close to Romney confirmed that the idea of the Utah Republican taking over the NRSC has generated chatter in recent weeks.

Beware Romney & Trump Impeachment Attempts.  Two Democrats were just sworn in to the Senate this week:  Doug Jones of Alabama and Tina Smith of Minnesota.  One man waits in the wings to do the same — former GOP presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.  The Trump White House is likely watching the Senate developments very closely as they could prove pivotal to ongoing attempts to destroy the Trump presidency.

Memo to Trump:  Don't appoint Romney.  Mitt Romney did not want Trump as the nominee.  He could have shown some class and loyalty to the Republican Party by keeping his opinion to himself.  Instead, he went public with repeated savage attacks not only on Trump's policies but mostly on Trump's character.  This was completely uncalled for.  Trump won the primaries; he was the nominee.  Trump had endorsed and supported Romney in 2012.  Romney should have either endorsed and supported Trump or stayed quiet and not attacked Trump.  I could understand Romney criticizing Trump's policies during the primaries and Romney endorsing another candidate during the primaries.  But he did not do that.  He attacked Trump after Trump won the nomination.  This helped Hillary, not Trump.  It was disloyal and stupid.

[The] Republican Establishment [is] the Next Whig Party.  Getting campaign advice from Romney is like getting directions from Wrong Way Corrigan.  He started the 2012 campaign by saying Barack Obama was a "nice guy but in over his head."  A man who despises America and is doing his best to undermine our security — who reviles the middle class as Bible-banging bigots fixated on guns — is not a nice guy.  Later, he told a group of wealthy donors that "47% of the American people will vote for the president no matter what," because they're welfare addicts.  Like Democrats, RINOs are economic determinists who believe voters are motivated solely by their wallets.  In 2102, Romney's mantra was "jobs, jobs, jobs" — forget open borders, moral decline, terrorism or judicial tyranny (throwaway lines at best).  In consequence, he lost, lost, lost.

The service 'loser' Romney did his party and country.  It is nearly unprecedented for someone in Romney's position, a former nominee retired from politics, to denounce a Republican candidate in a presidential election, without endorsing another.  Many pundits found fault with this, saying he offered no alternative to Trump.  But if he had done so, his would simply have been an endorsement speech.  Instead, it was a principled and disinterested warning in good faith.

On the other hand...
Romney's Sour Grapes.  Whether Republicans support Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, or Senator Marco Rubio, they should be aghast at what Mitt Romney did last Wednesday [3/2/2016].  He fed right into the Democrats' hands as he denounced Trump, calling him a "phony" and exhorting fellow Republicans to shun him for the good of the country and party.  This is coming from the person that lost horribly in the 2012 Presidential campaign.  Who appointed him the leader of the Republican Party?

Romney is too much a coward to say what's really on his mind.  Mitt Romney's attack on Donald Trump was concise and well-written and, by calling the front-runner a "phony" and a "fraud," hit all the erogenous zones of the anti-Trumpsters.  But in the end, the speech flopped because, like so much else of Romney's career, the message was muddled.  Why was the last GOP nominee shredding his most likely successor? [...] Romney wants back in, but doesn't have the nerve to come out and say it.  So typical, and another example of what so many Republicans like about Trump.

Romney Decries Rise of Conservative Media, End of Liberal Media Dominance.  Why isn't Mitt Romney president?  Because he thinks like this.

Mitt Romney Praises Obamacare, Admits He Helped Pave the Way.  Former Massachusetts Governor and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney admits that Romneycare, passed while he was governor, was the precursor to Obamacare.

Romney says Romneycare led to Obamacare.  Mitt Romney says in a new interview that his health reform plan in Massachusetts was a necessary step toward ObamaCare and that the federal health law has given health insurance to "a lot" of people.

Mitt Romney Finally Takes Credit For Obamacare.  It's a good thing for him that Mitt Romney isn't running for president again.  The 2012 GOP presidential nominee — who has still been bandied about as a potential candidate — just embraced everything that made many conservatives skeptical of him.  He admitted that the health care plan he instituted as governor of Massachusetts was the precursor to Obamacare.

Romney Bows Out, MSNBC Hardest Hit.  In his second presidential debate in 2012, Republican Mitt Romney awkwardly referred to his "binders full of women" and left-wing media decided it had a game-changing meme on their hands.  Had this been a Democrat, this innocuous phrase would have been quickly forgotten.  For examples, see almost everything said by Joe Biden for the past six years.

Romney Says Climate Change Presents A Big Challenge To Us.  Mitt Romney says one of the biggest challenges facing the country is climate change and that global solutions are needed to combat it.

The Editor says...
Exactly the opposite is true.  Climate change has been going on gradually for thousands of years, and not only is it not the country's most urgent threat, it is not a threat at all.  With this statement alone, Mr. Romney demonstrates that he is not on our side, and should not be given another moment's consideration as a candidate.  If this guy gets the Republican party nomination, the Republican party is finished.

Republican activists widely say Romney should sit out White House run.  Mitt Romney's declaration that he is considering a third shot at the White House after being a two-time Republican presidential loser was widely greeted with disdain at a national gathering of Republican activists on Thursday [1/15/2015].

Why Romney's Not the Right Candidate to Challenge Bush From the Right.  It's not terribly surprising that Mr. Romney would try to position himself as the mainstream conservative alternative to Mr. Bush.  It's somewhat different than his positioning in 2012, when he was attacked as a relative moderate but nonetheless won the nomination.  It's exactly what Mr. Romney tried to do in 2008, when he sought to be the conservative alternative to Rudy Giuliani and John McCain.  Of course, Mr. Romney didn't pull it off in 2008. For many of the same reasons he failed to win the nomination in 2008, it will be tough for Mr. Romney in 2016.

Mitt Romney Thinks Ted Cruz Will Destroy Jeb Bush's Candidacy.  A tidbit buried at the end of a Romney adviser's longish rationalization of why Mitt Romney may yet again run for the GOP's nomination suggests Romney does not think Jeb Bush has what it takes to win the GOP nomination.

How Romney's Ego Trip Will Help Insurgent Candidates.  Romney has evidently forgotten that he already tried this approach in 2008, and he succeeded mainly in getting all of the other candidates to hate him.  Back then, Romney was a famously recent convert to almost every conservative position he then professed to hold, but went out of his way to attack the records of other candidates for their real or imagined deviations from whatever the movement conservative line at the time happened to be.  The absurdity of Romney of all people lecturing other candidates on their insufficient conservatism reflected the extent of his phoniness and showed everyone his desperate desire to be accepted by conservative voters.  In this cycle, the desperation and phoniness will be even more obvious.

Mitt Romney tells donors he is considering 2016 presidential bid.  Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney told donors Friday he is considering another run for the White House — a move that could further unsettle the emerging GOP presidential field and create a glut of competitors vying for the backing of establishment Republicans.  Mr. Romney ran in 2008 and 2012, winning the nomination that second time, only to lose to President Obama in the general election.  The subject of intense speculation, he had previously tamped down expectations, but Friday he met with about 30 donors in Manhattan and said he's giving it serious thought, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Longtime Romney friend: He's standing by to rescue the party from nominating Ted Cruz.  When you think about it, this is good news for you guys, not bad.  Bush is already in the race and Chris Christie, who's cramming on foreign policy and traveling the country to pile up favors before jumping in, will almost certainly follow soon.  If only one of them were running, there's a chance that that man would underperform early against conservative challengers, sparking the type of RINO panic that might draw Romney in as a savior.

2016 — Mitt Romney: I'm the Establishment GOP Leader, Not Jeb.  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 the Republican Party."

The Editor says...
I find it amusing that the centrists are fighting over who is best qualified to defend the status quo.

Please, Not Romney Again.  First of all, Romney ran a terrible campaign in 2012.  Barack Obama's litany of failures in his first four years was clearly evident to the American people well before the election.  Yet Romney was unable to capitalize on them.  It is almost beyond imagination that Romney was unable to articulate clearly why Fast & Furious, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the Benghazi outrage were colossal failures that endangered the nation.  Moreover, his equal inability to describe clearly and simply what he would do differently, what philosophy motivated him, and how his policies would benefit the country was also a glaring failure.

Top Ten Reasons for Mitt to Run...AWAY!  Run, Mitt, run.  Yes, run far, far away from the Republican primary season that starts in 2015.  You may be a fine man, but you are not going to be president, and you are not the answer for the Republicans in 2016.  You could have/should have been both perhaps, but you blew it.  Now, I hate to even think about the 2016 election with the 2014 mid terms still weeks away, but this nightmarish Groundhog Day idea of Romney 2016 just will not go away.

Journalists Love Mitt Romney 2016.  Politicos are abuzz with talk of a third Mitt Romney presidential run.  The former Massachusetts governor is the second-most-written-about would-be candidate in the GOP, according to a Pew Research Center report released Tuesday [10/14/2014].  Pew surveyed 15 top newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Denver Post and The Tampa Bay Times, for stories focusing on specific candidates' possible 2016 bids.  The analysis found that so far in 2014, 74 newspaper articles have explored a Romney run.

Romney leads among likely 2016 Iowa Republican caucusgoers in new poll.  Iowa Republicans are hoping Mitt Romney will change his mind about running for president in 2016.  Despite the 2012 Republican nominee's continued assertions that he will not run for president again, Romney is still the top pick for likely Iowa Republican 2016 caucusgoers, according to a Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa poll released Tuesday [10/14/2014].  Romney was the top vote-getter in the poll with 17 percent and Dr. Ben Carson, a conservative neurosurgeon who has never held public office, came in second with 11 percent.

Mitt - Please don't run.  Granted, you had a Media Industrial Complex working 24/7 against you, and a White House that was peddling lies upon lies, in order to shield the American people from their vast shortcomings, but herein lies the problem — these were all known(s) going into the campaign.  You, and your handlers misunderstood your opponent.  Whenever I heard you tout "Barack Obama is a good man, it's just that his policies are misguided", I wanted to reach through my tv screen and shake you by the ears.

Mitt Romney on 2016: 'I Am Not Running, I Am Not Planning on Running'.  While Mitt Romney has repeatedly said that he won't run in 2016, everyone else around him seems to think he should:  Paul Ryan, all of the media, everyone in this poll, his own wife, and even Mitt Romney himself.

Mitt Romney didn't declare a party on his Utah voter registration form.  Mitt Romney just made a savvy next step in his quiet, camouflaged 2016 campaign.  Like a growing number of Americans, Romney refused to declare a political party when he filled out a new voter registration reform in Utah.  It's the sort of party-rejecting step that could position a reinvented Romney to become America's first non-Democrat or Republican president since the 1800s.  The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the new Utah registration form completed and signed by Romney last August deliberately leaves out any party identification.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Mitt Romney?  [Mitt Romney] was right on Iraq and Benghazi, right on healthcare, immigration, and Russia.  But he was so mendaciously smeared that voters possessed the ludicrous mindset that Mitt didn't "care about someone like me."  Feckless Republican operatives allowed data-mining splashed with voter fraud to seal the defeat.  Twenty months later, numerous polls indicate significant voter remorse.  This genuine sentiment has naturally provoked calls of "Run, Mitt, Run!"

Republican Party Insanity.  Unbelievably, the drumbeat is beginning for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to run for President a third time.  The man who lost twice for President is now being encouraged by many party leaders to give it another try.  Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) recently told MSNBC, "I think he's proven right on a lot of stuff.  I happen to be in the camp that thinks he's actually going to run and I think he will be the next President of the United States."

Why Mitt Romney should not be the 2016 GOP Nominee.  Lately there has been a lot of buzz about having Mitt Romney as the GOP nominee in 2016.  And there can be little doubt that many things Mitt talked about from 2007 to 2012 have come true (crumbling of Iraq, Putin being our number one geo-political foe, Obamacare not being workable).  And while there was no bigger supporter of Mitt Romney than I was (for the record I was a member of a group called Evangelical Christians for Mitt Romney and I also managed several precincts in Shenandoah County Virginia for the Romney campaign during the 2012 primary) the fact is that Mitt should not be the GOP nominee in 2016.

Joe Scarborough: Draft Mitt Romney In 2016!  Joe Scarborough, the MSNBC host who has transformed into one of his generation's most preeminent Rockefeller Republicans, believes Mitt Romney should run for president again in 2016.  Speaking to about 300 guests at "a luxury resort in the Rocky Mountains" with other potential GOP presidential hopefuls like Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Scarborough reportedly urged the establishment donors and insiders to being a "Draft Romney" movement.

Mitt Romney says he's not running but criticizes Clinton like a candidate.  The former Massachusetts governor's three-day summit was intended in part to introduce five potential GOP 2016 candidates to his elite donors as they decide which contender deserves their largesse in 2016.  U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul all mingled with Romney's past donors in between panels and over cocktails.  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will address the gathering on Saturday [6/14/2014].

Mitt Romney for president in 2016?  Far from being excommunicated by Republicans after his loss to President Obama, 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is enjoying a brand resurgence of late, drawing several potential 2016 candidates to his "ideas summit" this weekend in Utah and even earning some 2016 speculation himself.  Meanwhile, some other potential candidates are in Iowa for the state Republican Party's convention there Saturday.  And not to be left out, Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., was in California Friday to raise money for the Republican gubernatorial candidate there and participate in a Facebook chat.  It all adds up to a busy weekend for the early 2016 Republican presidential sweepstakes.

Mitt Romney: Not Healthy Congress Hasn't Passed Amnesty.  On Friday [5/30/2014], failed 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said it wasn't healthy that Congress has not passed amnesty legislation that the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of American workers.  "I do believe it's important for us, before the presidential contest in 2016, to finally have immigration reform in place," Romney said, according to The Des Moines Register's Jennifer Jacobs.  "I just don't think it's healthy for the country to continue to have this issue open and unresolved, particularly with so many families that are waiting for the answers."  Romney said he was not for a "special" pathway to citizenship and reportedly added "time is running out for" Congress to pass amnesty legislation this year.

RINO Alert: Mitt Romney Endorses Minimum Wage Hike.  In typical RINO fashion, Mitt Romney has made a new statement that basically defies everything he stood for as the Republican presidential candidate in 2012.  In an appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe this morning [5/9/2014], Mitt Romney said that Republicans should drop their opposition to a minimum wage hike.  "I think we oughta raise it," Romney said.  "Because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay and I think communicating that is important to us."

Romney urges GOP to back minimum wage hike.  Mitt Romney on Friday inserted himself back into a vigorous debate over the direction of the party he led in 2012, urging Republicans to drop their opposition to raising the minimum wage, a topic expected to be a major focus of this November's midterm elections.  While Romney may not have immediately changed minds within his party, his remarks quickly went viral among Democrats and Republicans, indicating they could help ignite a discussion within the GOP about how far Republicans need to go to win over working-class voters.

Romney calls for minimum-wage increase in split with business groups.  Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Friday [5/9/2014] called for an increase in the federal minimum wage, splitting with party leaders and some top business groups on what's expected to a major issue in this year's midterm elections.  "I ... part company with many of the conservatives of my party on the issue of the minimum wage," he said in an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

More about the minimum wage.

Here's yer problem, Mr. Romney.  You can't be elected president with hired help like this:
Top Romney Strategist Stuart Stevens says media 'not in the tank' for President Obama.  Ever since then-Senator Barack Obama first took a lead in the 2008 Democratic primary, the political news media has faced the accusation that they are "in the tank" for the now-second term President Obama.  On Sunday morning's [2/24/2013] Reliable Sources, the press got a qualified defense from a surprising source:  Mitt Romney chief strategist Stuart Stevens.

There Is No 'Good Regulation'.  For an unapologetic capitalist, it's particularly frustrating when an allegedly pro-capitalist politician lacks the intellectual ammunition to adequately defend the free market.  Concessions to statist opponents provide the illusion that statists have the moral upper hand. [...] Mitt Romney was just such a politician in the last election.

A Tea Party Declaration of Independence.  The Tea Party will not be perceived as, nor in reality become, a thoroughly authentic movement until it declares its independence from the Republican Party.  And then demonstrates it.  Three-four million Republicans didn't visit their assigned polling place November.  And, as the autopsy of the Romney campaign winds down, all explanations for Romney's defeat must face this fact:  Millions of Republican voters didn't deem his candidacy worthy of their vote.

Adams 2016.  I really don't know what Mitt Romney was thinking when he said "There are some parts of Obamacare I like."  I guess he forgot he was no longer running for office in Massachusetts.  He was supposed to be pretending to be a conservative running for national office.  Please be assured that you'll never hear such nonsense coming out of my mouth.

America is far from lost, but what about the GOP?  The GOP held on to the U.S. House of Representatives.  But the Democrats held on to their majority in the U.S. Senate.  They did so thanks, in no small part, to the politically murderous treachery of the GOP wing of the elitist faction, orchestrated by Karl Rove and quietly approved by GOP nominee Mitt Romney.  Though Romney is without doubt a faux conservative, I'm sure the elitist faction media claque will try to pretend that his defeat was somehow a repudiation of the conservative views he steadfastly refused to represent during both his government career and his campaign.

Prepare for the worst.  [Scroll down]  Then there's the RINO factor.  Despite the fact that most conservatives were willing to get behind Mitt Romney because they knew the danger Obama represented, many were not.  Additionally, the national Republican leadership has not yet learned that if unaffiliated voters don't see a discernible difference between the candidates, they will go with the devil by whom they feel less threatened, particularly if that devil is an incumbent.  Republicans win with conservative candidates (or at least with those who sell themselves as such); they do not win with moderates.  Whatever his record, Romney had no credentials as a conservative.

Romney Proposes National ID Card.  On stage in Sioux City, Romney laid out for Republicans his plan for a national identification card system to distinguish between those here without permission and those legally permitted to live and work in the United States.  As an additional protection against encouraging further illegal entrance, Romney proposed an expansion of the E-Verify program, which requires employers to investigate the immigration status of potential workers.

Yes, Romney was the Problem.  The GOP establishment and some conservative pundits, such as Ann Coulter, are in full defense mode, claiming that Romney is not responsible for losing to an incumbent responsible for perhaps the most damaging fiscal crises in our nation's history.  Don't believe it.  Romney IS responsible for wasting a billion dollars [to] carry out an issue-free campaign full of simple-minded platitudes.

The Bipartisan War on Liberty:  Mitt Romney considers it a problem that many foreign nationals enter America without a government permission slip.  His solution:  Force every U.S. resident to carry a biometric ID card.

Did Civil War Just Become Inevitable?  For years, conservatives have been driving home the point that when the Republican Party wants to win, it should advance conservative candidates, which Romney was most assuredly not.  They have also rightly pointed out that Romney did not run on any of the party base's core principles, thus failing to provide a distinction between him and Obama.

Three key questions on the Benghazi scandal.  Mitt Romney chose not to shine the light of truth on this sordid, tragic mess.  That might have cost him the election.

Son says Romney was reluctant to run for president again: report.  Republican Mitt Romney's family had to convince him to make a second bid for the presidency because he was reluctant to run again after failing to secure his party's nomination in 2008, Romney's son told the Boston Globe on Sunday.

The Editor says...
It's no wonder Romney lost the election.  Apparently, he didn't even want the job!

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