Word of the Day

Rom-denfreude (noun) — The pleasure Mitt Romney loyalists are taking in the struggles of Chris Christie. The condition is prevalent, stemming from a range of perceived Christie slights towards Romney during the 2012 campaign, which several Romney loyalists ticked off quickly — and with still-evident bitterness.

— Ken Vogel, on Politico.

Romney Still Living a Rich Fantasy Life

I don’t know. I wish I could go back and turn back the clock and take another try.

— Mitt Romney, in an interview on Fox News, when asked if he felt he would have won the 2012 presidential election if President Obama had not lied about Americans being able to keep their health insurance.

Remind Me: Why Are We Still Quoting Ann Romney?

It’s too bad the election isn’t today.

— Ann Romney, quoted by USA Today.

Christie Criticized Romney’s Advisors, but Paid Them $46k Anyway

$46,000

Amount New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) re-election campaign paid a political consultancy firm run by Mitt Romney’s former top political strategists even though over the weekend Christie said no one should “give a darn” about their political advice, Yahoo News noted.

One Trader Lost Big Betting On Romney Near End of 2012 Campaign

$4 million to $7 million

Amount that a single trader lost in the final weeks of the 2012 election placing 1.2 million Intrade bets on Mitt Romney, according to a new academic paper examining presidential betting — perhaps to “make the Republican nominee’s chance of victory appear brighter,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

Romney ‘Disappointed’ In Rice Pick

I find that a disappointing appointment on the part of the president. I think what she did was to very seriously mislead the American people about what happened in Benghazi. My greatest concern about the Benghazi events was the fact there was not a rescue effort attempted and that is very troubling to me.

— Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, telling CNN that he was disappointed with President Obama’s pick of UN Ambassador Susan Rice to be his next national security adviser, and proving once again that he really has no idea what the facts are.

Romney’s Transition Plan a Monument to Wasted Work

138 pages

Length of Mitt Romney’s transition organization’s report detailing how it had prepared for a potential Romney victory in the 2012 presidential election, Time reports. “It is the product of a team of nearly 500, who labored in Washington and around the country to be ready to help Romney assume the reins of power on January 20th, 2013, in accordance with the Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of 2010.”

Romney Recuses Self from Republican Reform Recommendations

Having lost the election, I don’t look at myself as the person best equipped to prescribe where the party should go, going forward.

— Mitt Romney, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, on offering the Republican party guidance.

Mitt Romney is, Apparently, a ‘Normal’ American Citizen

I have to admit, being able to go back to our own life and going to the grocery store and shopping on my own is kind of nice to be by myself without a bunch of people hanging around with me. I like the life of being an American citizen. It’s good to live a normal life again.

— Mitt Romney, interviewed on Dennis Miller’s radio show.

Republican Senator Comes Out for Marriage Equality After Acknowledging His Son is Gay
Did Portman's Son's Sexuality Keep Romney From Choosing Him as Running Mate?

Even as his party at CPAC confirms its commitment to denying one set of taxpayers the right to marry the adult they love and somehow concluding this is not discrimination, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is speaking out in defense of marriage equality. Portman’s position on the subject has “evolved,” as the saying goes, for a [...]