Tag Archives: Mitt Romney

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Gingrich: Romney’s Suck-Up to Trump Unprecedented

You have never, ever in your career seen a serious adult who’s wealthy, independent, has been a presidential nominee, suck up at the rate that Mitt Romney is sucking up.

— Newt Gingrich, quoted by the Daily Beast.

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Flashback Quote: Romney on Trump

Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat.

Mitt Romney, March 3, 2016

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Trump’s Crappy Campaign Might Do as Well as Romney’s Decent Campaign

Here’s a sober­ing sign of the state of our polit­ics: It’s be­com­ing very plaus­ible that Don­ald Trump, des­pite run­ning one of the worst pres­id­en­tial cam­paigns in mod­ern his­tory, could lose the pres­id­en­tial race by the same Elect­or­al Col­lege vote mar­gin as Mitt Rom­ney. A cam­paign that doesn’t be­lieve in tele­vi­sion ads, of­fers in­sults in­stead of policies, and lacks a full-fledged cam­paign staff, could end up per­form­ing nearly as well as a high-char­ac­ter can­did­ate who ran a re­spect­able los­ing cam­paign against Pres­id­ent Obama.

— Josh Kraushaar, National Journal

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Newt Channels Donald, Rips Mitt as ‘Pathetic’

It’s pathetic… I don’t know what happened to Mitt, but it is weird; it is bizarre. Having a guy like that go berserk in public makes you wonder what his problems are.

— Newt Gingrich, lambasting Mitt Romney for his failed drive to derail Donald Trump, calling his actions “pathetic” and his effort “not particularly effective,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Romney: Presidents Don’t Whine About Rules

All these rules are a lot simpler than the rules of foreign affairs or the rules of our economy. And if you want to be president, you are going to have to deal with things far more complicated than Republican delegate rules.

— Mitt Romney, in an interview with CNN, on Donald Trump’s complaints that the GOP primary is rigged.

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Both Trump and Cruz Less Popular than Romney

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Of Americans have a favorable view of Donald Trump while 67% are unfavorable — nearly identical to an early March Post-ABC poll which found he would be the most disliked major-party nominee since at least 1984, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Ted Cruz fares better with 36% favorable and 53% unfavorable among the public at-large; his strongly unfavorable mark is 20 percentage-points below Trump’s level (33% for Cruz vs. 53% for Trump). Both Trump and Cruz are less popular than Mitt Romney at this point in the 2012 campaign, a year in which the eventual Republican nominee was haunted by weak personal ratings.

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Romney Makes a Funny at Trump’s Expense

Donald Trump has had several foreign wives. It turns out that there really are jobs Americans won’t do.

— Mitt Romney, quoted by The Hill.

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Romney Anti-Trump Speech Backfired — Badly

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Of GOP voters are more likely to vote for Donald Trump after Mitt Romney’s speech condemning him, while 20% are less likely and 43% said it had no impact, a new Morning Consult poll finds.

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Trump Claims Romney Would Have Traded Oral Sex for His Endorsement in 2012

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Trump and Romney

Just when you thought the Republican presidential race couldn’t go any lower, Donald Trump said this today about former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, whom he endorsed in the 2012 presidential campaign:

TRUMP: “He was begging for my endorsement. I could have said, ‘Mitt, drop to your knees,’ he would have dropped to his knees.”

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Romney on Trump

Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat.

— Mitt Romney, quoted by the Washington Post.