Prediction: The GOP will not nominate Trump as their candidate and Trump will
break and run on a third party ticket and split the conservative vote and we
will get 4 more years of Obama (Clinton). It happened to the Democrats when Ron
Paul did the same thing! Trump has already threatened this action!
Romney is 100% correct. Romney didn't choke in 2012. Beating Obama
when he was revered by all Democrats who would never switch is near impossible
when you have whiny ultra right Republicans sitting out the election because
Romney supposedly wasn't conservative enough, though the primary hurt him
because it made him look too conservative to the general populace. Add to that,
the narrative of the election was hijacked by a couple of senators who talked
about "real rape" and extreme positions on abortion that fueled the
accusations of a war on women and galvanized the left.
Henry Drummond,"All Romney will accomplish with this speech is
to fire up Trump's base. He's insulting the voters who have cast
ballots for him and solidifying his status as an outsider."______________________________I don’t think Romney is
insulting the voters. He’s going after the pied piper himself before he
woos more voters over a cliff into the abyss. Trump’s predictable response
to Romney will be to flee to Twitter as the seasoned Internet troll he’s
become and fire off more abusive tweets to stoke flames of fear and anger.Yes, there is risk in calling out Trump. But keeping silence poses the
greater risk. Trump has been successful in intimidating critics into retreat. He
needs to be faced down and exposed by those who have the courage and fortitude
to stand their ground.
The Republican and Democratic Parties are finally getting exactly what they
deserve.The Democratic party primaries are about half the numbers of
previous years.The Republican party is getting a lot of cross-overs
and they are supporting Trump rather than the "establishment
candidates."And should we be surprised? For decades
the main political parties have enticed their members to elect or re-elect their
candidates, and then ignored the voters after the votes were cast. The Democrats
have ignored or played down the unemployment, playing with the numbers in ways
that would have been denounced if the GOP had done it. "Everything is just
peachy economically," according to the Democratic party.On the
other hand, Republican voters have put into office people who also immediately
turn around and ignore the desires of their constitutions: immigration, war,
crime, etc. It is compromise or cave-ins.Doesn't matter whether
Trump is the Republican candidate and Clinton the Democratic candidate. This is
the end of the two parties as they are currently organized. Something new is
going to happen on each side.
"Cruz is a Liar." - Donald Trump"Rubio is a Liar." -
Donald Trump"Romney is a Stiff." - Donald Trump"Trump is
a Con Man." - Marco Rubio"Trump is a Phony and a Fraud." -
Mitt RomneySince the pre-Reagan days, I have have not seen this many
honest-to-goodness facts recited by so many different Republican politicians in
such a short period of time.GOOD JOB!
Truth-is-Reason wrote: "Trump is a dangerous fraud who is making fools out
of an inordinate number of so-called conservatives."So called
conservative have repeatedly shown that they need no assistance from Trump.
That will convince them Mitt, just like you convinced everyone to vote for you
in 2012. Yeah, that will do it!
"There is food around the corner, food around the corner, food around the
corner for me." This is getting awesomely interesting folks. Hillary and
Bernie are laughing so hard with this "Laurel and Hardy" film, currently
playing on every TV and computer gadget screen. I think at this point, the RNC
is a little too late to do anything except to publicly announced it to the
country and the world, that they have forced Trump or paid him off not to be the
nominee. Either way, we better start welcoming either Hillary or Bernie to be
the next CIC. I also think that the possibility of having a third party ticket
has increased quite a bit.
More name-calling from the GOP. What else is new?
All Romney will accomplish with this speech is to fire up Trump's base.
He's insulting the voters who have cast ballots for him and solidifying his
status as an outsider.
So we're all now throwing stones at Mitt for stating what should be obvious
to all but the most blind, drunk, or confused 'Murrican citizens? Look, you
may think Obama is a terrible president, or you may think W was a terrible
president. You may think Mitt would've been a great one, a lousy one, or a
mediocre one. You may think Hillary is a liar, or W was a liar . . pretty much
everyone any of you didn't vote for is a liar, right?I
personally believe every major candidate in every general election of my voting
lifetime (I'm 44), plus the prominent third-party candidates, all genuinely
wanted to do a great job for the country. That's not nothing. Trump is the
first candidate who is clearly, transparently, and unapologetically, all about
himself. He's laughing at the GOP, and many of you lap it up with the
reasoning that "at least he's not Hillary." Incredible.
To paraphrase the great philosopher, Archie Bunker - "Mitt, stifle
We are witnessing the self destruction of the Republican Party. It will never
be the same. And Hillary is laughing all the way to the White House. There is
complete chaos going on and whatever the Republicans do to try to change it,
well, it's just too little, too late. They could not have ever dreamed a
scenario where Trump would be winning like this. I'm not really so sure
that it's just an outright insurrection directed at congress and its
inability to get anything done. Trump has effectively stirred the pot and is
winning. At some point, if the party can't stand Hillary, they will have
to get behind one nominee and that appears to be Trump. I sure don't see
that happening. By 3/15, this thing will be all but over and at that point, it
will get very ugly. And Hillary won't even need to run an ad.
The one constant is knowing that Trump's reaction to criticism is to berate
and denigrate his critics as a loser, the worst ever, disgusting, etc.
Trump's reactions to criticism of any kind are so predictable I could write
his lines for him ahead of time. So could anyone.
Mitt, please take the higher road and be the wise, older, former GOP candidate
we can all look to for sage advice. Republican party, can't see that the
majority of their shareholders (US citizens), are upset by their mentality or
Trump wouldn't be doing as well as he is. There is no one to blame but the
voters, and sorry, sometimes the truth hurts.
Mr. Romney may be the only major business leader in the USA to only have one
marriage, and for this he is a leader, and that his children and grandchild
speak highly of him, is full proof of a good life. Mr. Trump is a poor man
with no wealth.
If those excerpts are indeed from Mitt's speech, then Mitt is 1000%
correct. Trump is a dangerous fraud who is making fools out of an inordinate
number of so-called conservatives. It is extremely sad to me that we've
gone through eight horrific years of Obama, only to have the charlatan Trump --
an Obama act-alike in many ways -- become the leading Republican candidate to
potentially replace him. Our country will get what we deserve for a president.
Hopefully it's not Trump, Clinton or Sanders, but our state of morality is
such that I'm not holding my breath.
Romney doesn't have the standing to call Trump a phony. If he wants
credibility he must stand in the trenches with Trump and fight it out. Sniping
at Trump from the safety of the sidelines is a classic has been tactic. This is
a political ploy for the Convention to dump Trump and anoint Romney and Fiorina.
I understand the outrage people have with government now, and I understand why
Trump is so popular now because of it. But Trump isn't the one who's
previously fought and will continue to fight to fix things. He's a
financial enabler of it, a salesman, and a dealmaker. We don't need
unpredictable, self-serving dealmakers or salesmen. We need someone who stands
on true principles, even when others don't.
And let's see Mitt what did we get from you ? Another four years of Obama.
I'm no Trump fan but I'm no fan of the establishment either. What has
the establishment got us? Lies? Broken promises? And zero history of a fight
against the worst administration ever.
You don't need Romney to tell you that trump is a fraud and a phony.I now know two things about republicans. They love celebrity apprentice
and are wwe fans.
I am no supporter of Trump but it will be highly hypocritical of Mitt to call
Trump any of the names mentioned in this article. Silence is Mitt's best
course of action here.
Mitt, Jeb, the good ole boy Republican National Committee just don't get
it. They are the phonies. We Republicans are sick of them. We
are sick of a Republican Senate and Republican House writing checks for whatever
the Democrats say, running up the debt, and trade deficits (unemployed
Americans).When we have trade deficits, we have exported jobs and
imported un-employment.Mitt, please just stop it.
Romney will go down in history as the all time classic of the pot calling the
Which trump is a phony, the liberal Donny or the closet liberal Donny?
Oh my. Mitt is giving victory advice to the GOP. Really?And after all the
planning by the elites in the party Donald Trump is getting more votes than the
rest.It could be that the kingmakers and the voters aren't in sync. I
guess that's what happens when the candidates don't follow the
platform. Your tone-deaf attitude comes back to haunt you.
Takes one to know one.
Our current political chaos is the result of the American people's feelings
of powerlessness.What does one expect? The people are very angry. Mitt has
acknowledged that. But, we have to admit, Romney choked, last election. The
Donald was right about that. Well, it's too late now Mitt. You had your
chance. (And his comments that were clandestinely recorded didn't help him