Mitt Romney Just Said Whether He Thinks Trump Will Win The GOP Nomination

Prominent Republicans – even those not seeking the party’s presidential nomination – have faced media questioning regarding Donald Trump’s emergence as an unconventional front-runner. 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney responded to one such inquiry during an interview with James Bennet, editor in chief of The Atlantic.

Romney confirmed that he “will support the Republican nominee,” qualifying that he does not believe that person will be Donald Trump.

“My party has historically nominated someone who’s a mainstream conservative,” he said, “and someone who has a foundation in foreign policy that gives people confidence that they can guide the ship of state in troubled waters.”

While he did not dismiss those in the field without experience in elected office, Romney maintained that Trump is not the type of candidate likely to earn the nomination. Specifically, he criticized Trump’s “absurd and dangerous” opinions on America’s involvement in Syria.

As for the candidates Romney believes could meet the qualifications to win over primary – and general – election voters, he included Chris Christie, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham and potentially Carly Fiorina.

“I think each of them has staked out territory which is not extreme,” he said, “and so I don’t think I’d conclude that it’s impossible for a Republican to be able to win the general election. As a matter of fact, I think we will win the general election in part because we have such strong and capable people as the ones I’ve mentioned.”

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Hillary Clinton Email Scandal – But What About Romney’s Scandal That Wasn’t?

The Hillary Clinton email controversy has been in the news a little, but there are still plenty millions of people out there who will still vote for her. But why is all this attention being paid to Hillary Clinton’s possible cover-ups of things? No one made any fuss over Willard Romney’s similar (or perhaps worse or more blatant acts) of cover-up. According to Reuters, when he was just leaving office as governor of Massachusetts, Romney’s staff spent nearly $100,000 to hide records.

Mitt Romney spent nearly $100,000 in state funds to replace computers in his office at the end of his term as governor of Massachusetts in 2007 as part of an unprecedented effort to keep his records secret, Reuters has learned.

When Romney left the governorship of Massachusetts, 11 of his aides bought the hard drives of their state-issued computers to keep for themselves. Also before he left office, the governor’s staff had emails and other electronic communications by Romney’s administration wiped from state servers, state officials say.

Those actions erased much of the internal documentation of Romney’s four-year tenure as governor, which ended in January 2007. Precisely what information was erased is unclear.

Well, duh. I wonder how much crony corruption we would have seen during their development of “RomneyCare,” the Massachusetts version of what was to become CronyCare ObamaCare, in all the emails that were erased, and the hard drives either destroyed or taken. If there wasn’t evidence of corruption, illegalities and ethics violations, then why was it so important to cover things up and destroy the material (which may very well have been evidence of criminality)? Who the hell does that? With the exception of Watergate and some other smaller scandals in the news since then, I haven’t really heard of a governor engaged in what appears to be sneaky shenanigans of cover-up.

And why didn’t the media and political opponents pay any attention to that story? Am I way off? But Hillary Clinton is in the hot seat for possibly compromising “classified” information and “national security.” (Even though what really compromised national security was the idiots in Washington provoking foreigners by starting wars of aggression against countries that were of no threat to us, the U.S. bureaucrats imposing deadly sanctions, and firing drone bombs and continuing to murder even more innocents.)

There is talk of Romney running for President and losing a third time, and also talk of a possible third-party Romney run. How sick is that? The Establishment neanderthals hate Trump so much that they would do that! I can just imagine how the 2012 election might have been had Romney not stolen the Republican nomination away from Ron Paul. That is how corrupt, power-hungry politicians and their little minions operate. Deleting and shredding stuff, doing the “public’s” business behind closed doors, stealing elections.

This commentary originally appeared at Scott’s blog

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This Big Name Could Be About To Turn The 2016 GOP Race On Its Head By Jumping In

According to some speculation, two-time White House hopeful Mitt Romney might be staging a late entry into a Republican primary being dominated by unconventional candidate Donald Trump. Prior to Trump’s runaway popularity among a large segment of the GOP, many pundits bet that Jeb Bush would sail to front-runner status on the support of the party’s establishment wing.

The New York Observer’s Bernie Quigley predicted that the 2008 candidate and 2012 nominee could be in the best position to take over the establishment mantle. The thought of a third Romney bid failed to spark much interest on social media Tuesday.

He wrote that Bush is shedding both supporters and advisers as Trump enjoys polling numbers roughly three times that of the former Florida governor. While Quigley offered praise for the “exceptional” Romney, however, he dismissed any notion that Trump could be easily defeated. Even if he could secure the nomination, many worried, the result would be reminiscent of his 2012 performance against Barack Obama.

Comparing the brash billionaire to legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, he declared Trump a “full-bore cultural phenomenon,” the likes of which “appear every 60 years or so and change everything.”

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This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth

Trump Just Received Startlingly Glowing Words From A Unlikely Source

Acknowledging the two do not always agree, leftist comedian Bill Maher recently offered praise for the unorthodox manner in which Donald Trump is handling his presidential campaign.

Maher recently said that “it is sort of refreshing to have a politician who isn’t always walking everything back and who isn’t completely preprogrammed.”

Contrasting the current GOP primary leader with 2012’s presidential loser, Maher further explained Trump’s appeal.

“He’s sort of the anti-Mitt Romney,” he asserted. “Mitt Romney, people hated him because he was so robotic. Well, if you don’t like robotic, Trump’s your guy.”

Part of Trump’s success, Maher reasoned, lies in his ability to stand by an unpopular position or statement.

“That’s his genius,” he said, “that he doesn’t apologize for anything. He’s the king of brushing things off his shoulder.”

Of course, a Trump endorsement from the left-wing entertainer is a long shot. He did note, however, that he isn’t sold on Hillary Clinton yet, either.

“Would I prefer Bernie [Sanders] and his ideas?” Maher asked. “Absolutely, but that’s not going to happen.”

Nevertheless, he thinks the result of next year’s election is a foregone conclusion regardless of the traction Trump, Sanders, or any other candidate is able to gain.

“Even if he would somehow get the Republican nomination,” he said of Trump, noting how unlikely that would be, “I don’t think anyone is going to beat Hillary Clinton.”

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Watch: Mitt Romney Exposes The Three Words Hillary’s Really Thinking When She Smiles

After earning his party’s nomination in the 2012 presidential primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney seems to enjoy his far more removed vantage point as the 2016 White House race gains steam. He joined the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe this week to share his thoughts on the candidates who have already thrown their hats into the ring.

It was his reaction to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s recent speech, dubbed her campaign’s “secondary rollout” by co-host Mika Brzezinski, on which many media outlets seized. Romney began by reservedly giving Clinton kudos for the content of her speech.

“I thought the text touched the various places she needs to touch to try to keep her base intact,” he said.

The real issue he has with Clinton relates to her perceived insincerity.

“Somehow, though, when you see her on a stage or when she comes into a room full of people,” Romney continued, “she’s smiling with her mouth but her eyes are saying, ‘Where’s my latte?’”

The manner in which Clinton is able to shift her rhetoric to better suit her immediate political goals, Romney suggested, has given many voters the impression that she cannot be trusted.

“I’m sure she’ll become more effective as time goes on,” he said, “but at this stage, what does she really believe? I think people wonder can they really trust Hillary Clinton.”

Recent polling results seem to bolster Romney’s assertion, with 57 percent of respondents telling CNN/ORC pollsters that they do not believe Clinton is honest and trustworthy. That number marks an increase of 14 points in just over a year.

Is Hillary Clinton’s nomination a foregone conclusion? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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