Saturday, May 07, 2016

In desperation over Trump's impending nomination some conservatives are looking to a savior, Mitt Romney. Romney? Wait, that can't be right.

Courtesy of the Washington Post:  

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 the 2012 nominee on Thursday afternoon to discuss the possibility of launching an independent bid, potentially with Romney as its standard-bearer. 

“He came pretty close to being elected president, so I thought he may consider doing it, especially since he has been very forthright in explaining why Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should not be president of the United States,” Kristol said in a phone interview Friday, during which he confirmed that he and Romney had a “little meeting in Washington.” 

But knowing Romney’s reluctance, Kristol told Romney that if he remains unwilling to run, many top conservatives would appreciate having the former Massachusetts governor’s support for an independent candidate, should Kristol and other right-leaning figures enlist a willing contender. 

“Obviously, if there were to be an independent candidacy, Romney’s support would be very important,” Kristol said. “I wanted to get his wisdom on whether it was more or less doable than I thought.”

Mitt Romney? The guy with the "binders full of women?" The guy who lost so miserably in the last presidential election that he seemed to have a mini breakdown?

THAT Mitt Romney?

Surely the Republican party cannot be this freaked out about the nominee chosen by their party can they?

Oh yes they can.

In fact there are several GOP leaders who have flat out said they will NOT support Trump, and quite a few more who are still in the "undecided" category.

Even Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, cannot bring himself to jump onboard the Trump train:  

"I'm just not ready to do that at this point. I'm not there right now," the Wisconsin Republican told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" in an interview.

And Lindsey Graham is literally between a rock and a Trump place: 

"As for me, I absolutely will not support Hillary Clinton for President. She represents the third term of Barack Obama, and our nation cannot afford to continue those failed policies at home or abroad," he said in a Friday afternoon statement. "I also cannot in good conscience support Donald Trump because I do not believe he is a reliable Republican conservative nor has he displayed the judgment and temperament to serve as Commander in Chief."

Well I for one would welcome a Mitt Romney or some other establishment Republican jumping into the race.

After all, as I have mentioned before, that only helps those of us wanting to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.


  1. Anonymous8:42 AM

    Oh, so all of a sudden Bill Kristol has standards when it comes to the highest office in the country?

    Sarah Palin is the best thing since sliced bread when it comes to being a hairs-breadth away from the Oval Office, but never Trump?

    Why does anyone care what he has to say about anything?

  2. Anonymous8:48 AM

    Bill Kristol.
    The hard-on that gave us $arah.
    We listen to him WHY???

    1. Anonymous10:37 AM

      Kristol is always, always guaranteed there's that.

    2. Anonymous11:07 AM

      Well, Kristol uses a different set of measurements than normal people if he thinks Mittens came "pretty close to being elected president."

  3. The William Kristol who "disovered" Sarah Palin now wants her spawn Trump defeated? Well that's ironic.

  4. Anonymous8:59 AM

    OT-Twilight Zone?>

  5. Once again, Jeb Bush reads his morning newspaper and says, in a loud voice "You have got to be freakin' kidding me!!!!"

    Meanwhile Marco Rubio is saying "I never liked being Senator anyway, so where shall I grift next?"

    This is all just so weirdly unexpected, but it is what it is, and .... we will get through it.

  6. Anonymous9:16 AM

    Kristol is a "leading conservative"? Why don't these so called leaders run for the WH themselves, since they think they have all the answers. Chicken faced Krauthammer thinks he is so smart, why doesn't he run? Rushbo also too. Mirrens ad Queen Anne should find another hobby, other than thinking they are royalty.

  7. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Gryphen, how do you square this with your Hillary support?

    Hillary Clinton Is Now The Most Religious Candidate Running For President. Here’s Why That Matters.

    1. SallyinMI10:09 AM

      Seriously? Gryphen doesn't care about Hillary's regions beliefs, as long as she doesn't inflict them on the entire nation like Cruz and Kasich want do.

    2. Anonymous10:34 AM

      Hillary Clinton has never pushed her religious beliefs on Americans and she never will!

      I, too, am an atheist and will vote for her in the upcoming election.

    3. Anonymous10:46 AM

      Atheist here too. I am with all of the above. I don't care what you believe in your heart, what god(s) you pray to or don't, just leave them at home when you do your job (politician or pharmacist).
      I am a Hillary supporter because I believe she has the best chance to win, will be steadier than any of the other candidates, and that she has rock solid experience and knowledge of how to run a country. None of the other candidates do, they are all doom/gloom or sunshine/rainbows but neither one has a damned clue about what it takes to run a country.

    4. Google The Family.

  8. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Anyone figure out why Trump is running for POTUS?

    To try to get out of the Trump University fraud lawsuit in San Diego... He lost and will go to trial in November albeit after the election.

    1. SallyinMI10:08 AM

      In other words, if he is found guilty of something, he would have to NOT be President, and his VP would take over? Oh me oh my. I betcha Missy Sarah has already figured that out-a month of campaigning, and she's in! Quick, is she pregnant again? She'll need a prop.

    2. Anonymous10:29 AM

      Hey, if Janet Jackson can be pregnant at 49, what's another run at it from $arah? White women do it better, right queenie?

  9. 66gardeners9:33 AM

    As far as republicans refusing to vote for Hillary, they've never voted wisely in the past either. Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush sound as stupid as any and all of them.

  10. Anonymous9:39 AM

    I watched Ann Coulter on Bill Maher last night. Gads, that woman is delusional. And they were giving her the time of the day. She was gloating that she had called it in June about Trump getting the nomination. The crazies are getting excited, and this could spell trouble if they smell blood. That Palin thingy and the rest of them are drooling like rabid dogs as we speak. It's scary. What would they get out of a Trump presidency? Is that what our country has come to? Sell your soul and the Trump devil will reward and validate you?

    1. Anonymous10:54 AM

      For trumpsters it is more about destroying the gop

  11. Anonymous9:44 AM

    Mitt Romney in a third party run would solve a number of problems for voters and absolutely insure Hillary's victory in the Fall. It would also give establishment Repubs a way to vote their conscience and send a yuuuge message to Trump and his supporters. Do it Mittens!


    1. Anonymous10:48 AM

      Plus it would start the GOP back on the road to recovery and stunt the teabagging idiots they created.

    2. Anonymous1:32 PM

      Exactly. The GOP knows Trump is a turd and is resigned to the fact that the party has imploded. The teabaggers destroyed an already dying institution. Time to throw out the rest of the garbage and build a viable conservative party. Trump probably has done them a yuuge favor!

  12. Anonymous10:00 AM

    Mitt can't run as a third party candidate because he's missed the filing deadline in every state.

    1. Anonymous10:06 AM

      As has everyone else. There would have to be a massive nationwide written vote, and most of these folks can't read, let alone spell-including RMONEY's grandkids.

  13. Anonymous10:30 AM

    Americans are such idiots! Romney won't be running folks - he's too late at getting in the race across the country!

    Republicans always lead America on a merry chase and are total losers!

  14. You'd think Mitt would just travel and set up trust funds for his grandchildren.

    In the end all the republicans will bow at the feet of the cotton candy haired vulgarian. Look---the arctic vulgarian has been licking at his shoes for some time now.

    They are all so pitiful.

    1. Anonymous11:16 AM

      All over a black man that did his job too well.

    2. Anonymous6:05 PM

      those aren't his shoes/s, but at least he's wearing a thimble.

  15. Anonymous10:56 AM

    You have to admit, watching Donald Dump rip RMoney a new asshole would be very entertaining

  16. Anonymous11:08 AM

    Romney isn't going to do it.

  17. Anonymous11:16 AM

    I was just having coffee with a friend and we got into a discussion about how suicide and depression seem to be increasing. She went to get food and I then checked my facebook.

    On my feed, there was this convo:

    Status: Can we talk about therapy for everyone? I'd like that in a platform somewhere.

    Can we talk about creating a society that isn't so emotionally crippling for everyone?

    Is it like a government conspiracy to make us all depressed? It keeps increasing. Suicide rates are up.

    I actually have been thinking about this a lot because I've been sick in bed watching a lot of episodes of Hoarders and other sad, dark shit like this doc on HBO about anorexic women who clearly needed help but were getting kicked out of treatment because their insurance wouldn't cover more than a few months. One of them killed herself.

    Agreed. All people could benefit from therapy.

    Even if there just wasn't a stigma around doing that, that would be cool too.

    No kidding. The best therapists I've met don't accept insurance or are prohibitively expensive. Add that to the long list of problems within our health care system.

    The amount of judgment in society is astounding. I see too many on the defensive all the time and it would be completely avoidable if our press didn't encourage assholes. Read any comment section and see a dozen lonely, envious bullies. I'd like to blame our automatically divisive political system but it's always existed. Nothing in the last decade is new. Social media is often a way to humbly brag. The internet aids idiots in their bullying pursuits because of cowardly anonymous people. The people who claim to be the most accepting are the least and their own illnesses won't allow them to realize it. In a world where having no filter is glorified and considered "real," I'd love to see the only the sole filter as one that stops ALL negative commentary from exiting a critics mouth. There'd be no comment sections, no blogosphere, no hate sites. Maybe we'd be on a road to peace.

  18. Anonymous11:21 AM

    Analysis: Hillary's budget actually adds up, works. Trump's? He blows up budget by $15 Trillion.

  19. Anonymous11:23 AM

    Are they talking to Sarah? And what say you 'Mama' Grizzley, are you going to take a stand on this?

    Republicans to Grizzlies - "Drop Dead!"

  20. Anonymous11:24 AM

    O/T I like how Bob Dole is sticking it to his Republican Party to vote for trump, a while ago he went to the Senate where some of his friends are (or so he thought) for some Bill that would make it easier for people with disabilities to enter the UN, I don't remember it all, they voted it down, while his "Friends" walking past him as he sat in a wheel chair, it was heart breaking, McCain was one, how do these people sleep at night?

  21. Anonymous11:32 AM

    That's my President! Brilliant, as usual.

    President Obama Delivers the Commencement Address at Howard University

  22. Anonymous11:35 AM

    The Center will hold under Hillary Rodham Clinton

  23. Anonymous11:38 AM

    Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has a higher probability than her likely Republican rival Donald Trump of becoming the next U.S. president, but the gap between the pair narrowed this week, according to the online political stock market PredictIt.

    Clinton’s probability on Friday was 61 percent, down from 65 percent seven days ago, according to the site, which allows users to wager small amounts of money on “yes” or “no” predictions of future events. The probability that Trump will win the Nov. 8 election was 40 percent, up from 34 percent.

  24. Anonymous11:40 AM

    Will The Presidential Debate Commission Stand Up To Donald Trump’s Bullying?

    Now that Donald Trump has been designated the “presumptuous” nominee of the Republican Party, it is a good time to look ahead to the debates that have been scheduled by the bipartisan Commission On Presidential Debates (CPD). If the recent history of candidate debates within the Republican Party is any guide, Trump’s contribution to the general election match ups could wind up turning the events into feral spectacles of crass immaturity and an avoidance of substance – i.e. pro-wrestling on meth.

  25. Anonymous12:42 PM

    Exclusive: New Photos Show Bush’s Response To 9/11 Attacks

  26. Randall2:18 PM

    "...represents the third term of Barack Obama, and our nation cannot afford to continue those failed policies at home or abroad..."
    I've heard this term used, even by people I know personally - - and I do not know what exactly they are talking about.
    I can't get a single person to point to a single "failed policy" of Barack Obama's.
    Has any one else heard any SPECIFIC "failed policy" mentioned?

    1. Anita Winecooler6:19 PM

      It's an excuse made up by bigoted idiots who feel the need to blame everything Bush did for eight years on this president, whose dug us out of the abyss. Who got Bin Laden?

  27. Anita Winecooler6:27 PM

    Poor Mitt, he wants to wear his superman cape and rescue his party. Why didn't he put his name on the ballot? His running mate got a good gig out of it, but Trump plunged the knife in the GOP and turned it,you just watched it happen. Where you been all this time? Elevating your wife's cars and horses?

  28. I think this is less a matter of Romney winning and more a matter of putting up an Independent candidate that will draw enough voters to ensure that Trump loses.

    1. Anonymous12:21 AM

      “He came pretty close to being elected president"

      BS, Romney did NOT come close to winning, President Obama cleaned his clock by landslide.


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