Tag Archives: Mitt Romney

ROMNEY BUST: Sen. Orrin Hatch Vows To Bid For Eighth Term Because “Trump Is All Over Me To Run Again”

The Hill reports: Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah), the most senior GOP senator, said on Monday that he is currently planning on running for an eighth Senate term. “I fully intend to run again, but I’m going to take time and think it over and make up my mind on that, but right now, yes, I’m going to run,” Hatch told ...

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McConnell Talks To Romney About 2018 Senate Bid

Politico reports: Mitch McConnell said Friday that he has talked with Mitt Romney about running for the Utah Senate seat now held by Orrin Hatch. But the Senate majority leader made clear that Hatch would have his full support for any reelection bid. Hatch is leaving only the tiniest window to opt out of running for a new six-year term ...

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UTAH: Mitt Romney Ponders 2018 Senate Bid

The Atlantic reports: Republican leaders and high-powered donors in Utah are waging a quiet but concerted campaign to convince 83-year-old incumbent Senator Orrin Hatch not to seek reelection next year—and now, they may have found a successor. Mitt Romney, the one-time presidential nominee and leading Trump critic, is exploring a run for Hatch’s Senate seat. According to six sources familiar ...

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Trump Narrows Secretary Of State Field To Four In Celebrity Apprentice: White House Elimination Round

The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump has narrowed the field of contenders for secretary of State to four candidates, his transition team said today. Spokesman Jason Miller confirmed that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) are still under consideration. Miller would not reveal the names of the other two contenders, but ...

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Romney Comes Away From Grovel Dinner Impressed With Trump’s “Vision And Message Of Inclusion”

NPR reports: President-elect Donald Trump and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney continued their awkward reconciliation on Tuesday, dining together as Trump weighs whether to pick one of his onetime fiercest critics to lead the State Department. As Romney lobbies for the job, he made his starkest remarks yet unequivocally praising the incoming president as someone who “can lead us ...

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Tony Perkins: Mitt Romney Won’t Stop The Terrorism Spawned By Hillary Clinton’s Support For LGBT Rights

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: For the last eight years the Obama State Department has been focused on pushing sexual orientation and gender identity rather than upholding core American ideals. The result is a world where few regions are not in turmoil, the threat of radical Islam is ever-expanding, the loss of religious freedom continues, and ...

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Newt Gingrich: Trump Supporters Will Be “Enormously Disappointed” If Romney Gets Any Kind Of Job [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Donald Trump’s supporters would be “enormously disappointed” if the president-elect nominates Mitt Romney to be secretary of State, Newt Gingrich said Sunday. Romney is reportedly at the top of the list to be the nation’s top diplomat in the new administration, but he was highly critical of Trump’s campaign, once calling him a “fraud” and a “con ...

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REPORT: Trump Spent Thanksgiving Asking Dinner Guests If He Should Pick Mitt Romney Or Rudy Giuliani

The New York Post reports: The talk at Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving dinner at his Florida club was all about if he should pick Mitt Romney or Rudy Giuliani for secretary of state. The president-elect held court on Thursday at his Palm Beach, Fla., Mar-a-Lago club at a large table with family members including wife Melania and sons Eric and Barron. ...

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Conway: Many Conservatives Would Feel Betrayed If Romney Gets Secretary of State Job [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Appointing Mitt Romney as Secretary of State would be viewed as a major betrayal by many supporters of President-elect Donald Trump, former Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told CNN on Sunday. “It’s just breathtaking in scope and intensity,” Conway said of the opposition to Romney among Trump supporters. “Receiving deluge of social media & private comms re: Romney ...

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REPORT: Trump May Force Romney To Make Public Apology Before Getting Secretary Of State Nomination

Mediaite reports: According to Fox News’ Ed Henry, President-elect Donald Trump may make things a little more difficult for Mitt Romney if he hopes to become our nation’s next Secretary of State. A senior transition official tells Henry that they are considering whether he has to issue a public apology for his past severe anti-Trump rhetoric. Romney called the real ...

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Alec Baldwin’s Trump Googles “ISIS” [VIDEO]

Deadline recaps: Alec Baldwin made his return as Saturday Night Live‘s Donald Trump tonight, with the President-elect more confused than belligerent, and joined in a surprise appearance by Jason Sudeikis as Mitt Romney. “This isn’t going to work, is it?,” a stiff and awkward Romney said after an uncomfortable few seconds with the Donald. The show’s writers clearly worked fast ...

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Mitt Romney On His Meeting With “Phony, Fraud, Greedy, Dishonest” Trump: It Went Great [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Donald Trump met with Mitt Romney, once a fierce critic of the president-elect who is now being floated as a potential pick for secretary of state, on Saturday afternoon, setting aside the friction between the two men and signaling a willingness by Trump to entertain different points of view on foreign policy. Romney appeared to warmly ...

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New York Times: Trump Loves To Stoke The Drama Of His Selection Process And Force All To Kiss His Ring

It really has become The Apprentice: White House Edition. The New York Times reports: Donald J. Trump sits high in Trump Tower in New York, spending hours on the phone with friends, television personalities and donors to ask if they know people to recommend for his cabinet. He joins a daily morning transition meeting with his family and staff, but ...

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Huckabee: Romney Should Grovel Before Trump And Apologize For Hurting The Republican Party [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Mike Huckabee is encouraged by the Mitt Romney–Donald Trump meeting this weekend, but he thinks Romney needs to enter by showing contrition. He told Fox’s Eric Bolling tonight, “I hope he comes hat in hand. I hope he makes an apology for the things he said about Donald Trump. He was wrong. He was hurtful, he hurt the ...

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Mitt Romney To Meet With “Phony, Lying, Dishonest, Fraud” Donald Trump To Discuss Secretary Of State Job

So much for Mitt Romney’s truly epic video slam of Trump, huh? NBC News reports: Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will meet with Donald Trump this weekend to discuss the secretary of state position, a source close to the president-elect with direct knowledge of his thinking told NBC News. In March, the former Massachusetts governor called Trump “a phony” ...

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New Hillary Ad Needles Trump Over His Taxes On Fourth Anniversary Of Day Romney Released His [VIDEO]

This afternoon the Clinton campaign issued a new ad on the fourth anniversary of the day at Mitt Romney released his taxes on the urging of Donald Trump. Zing! Watch below. The ad includes a soundbite from Skittles Trump saying that releasing the taxes would be a huge mistake because then every accountant in the country would be able to ...

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Mitt Romney Again Denounces Donald Trump: He’ll Change America With His Trickle-Down Racism [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Mitt Romney suggested Friday that Donald Trump’s election could legitimize racism and misogyny, ushering in a change in the moral fabric of American society. The 2012 Republican nominee, who has openly opposed Trump’s candidacy, went further than he has before in outlining to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer how the country’s character would suffer in a Trump White House. Trump’s ...

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Weekly Standard: Save Us Mitt, You’re Our Only Hope

From the right wing Weekly Standard: Dear, Governor Romney: You have served your nation admirably for many years and by any ordinary standard are entitled to a happy retirement. But these are extraordinary times, and your nation still has need of your service. I respectfully implore you to run for president as an independent candidate in 2016. Donald Trump is ...

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Erick Erickson: This Is Mitt Romney’s Time

Right wing commentator Erick Erickson writes: Mitt Romney has given up on trying to recruit someone for a third party effort against Clinton and Trump. I opposed Romney in 2008 and 2012, but I think the time has come for Mitt Romney. I’d gladly work for a Romney Presidency given the choices between Clinton and Trump. There is more and ...

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Mitt Romney Meets Privately With Right Winger Leading Campaign To Draft Independent Candidate

The Washington Post reports: In spite of his insistence that he will not run, Mitt Romney is being courted this week by a leading conservative commentator to reconsider and jump into the volatile 2016 presidential race as an independent candidate. William Kristol, the longtime editor of the Weekly Standard magazine and a leading voice on the right, met privately with ...

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