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Romney Anti-Trump Speech Backfired — Badly

31%

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

Trump and Romney
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.

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Reid ‘Stunned’ by Romney’s Tax Hypocrisy

All I know, I can’t imagine Romney having the gall coming after anybody’s returns. Let’s look at his. He never gave us his tax returns. Who was the brainchild who got him to do that? Romney never gave us his tax returns. He did not — he gave us his summary, he didn’t give us our tax returns.

— Sen. Harry Reid, telling CNN that he’s stunned to see Mitt Romney demanding Donald Trump’s tax returns.

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Romney Suspicious of Trump’s Finances

We have good reason to believe that there’s a bombshell in Donald Trump’s taxes. Either he’s not anywhere near as wealthy as he says he is, or he hasn’t been paying taxes we would expect him to pay or perhaps he hasn’t been giving money to vets or to the disabled like he’s been telling us he’s been doing.

— Mitt Romney, hitting Donald Trump over not releasing tax information, CNN reports.

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Ex Romney Aides Unite to Stop Trump

We are united. It’s a common goal and not just for Romney people, but for anyone invested in Republicanism, conservatism, and anyone who gives a flying [expletive] about what we’re trying to do here. Even if you’re not getting paid, this isn’t good for anybody.

— A former aide to Mitt Romney, now working for another campaign, who said his former colleagues “are curiously aligned once again in common cause, a stem-to-stern effort that has united old comrades even as they nominally play for different teams: stopping Donald Trump,” the Boston Globe reports.

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In 2012 Trump Called Romney’s Immigration Plan ‘Mean-Spirited’

He had a crazy policy of self deportation which was maniacal. It sounded as bad as it was, and he lost all of the Latino vote. He lost the Asian vote. He lost everybody who is inspired to come into this country.

— Donald Trump, quoted by Newsmax, calling Mitt Romney’s immigration proposals “mean-spirited” in November 2012.

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Presidents Versus Porn Stars — Some Endorsements are More Welcome than Others

Mitt Romney (left) and Meatloaf
Mitt Romney (left) and Meatloaf
It might seem a bit early in the 2016 campaign for endorsements to make a difference, but apparently, since 1980 at least, endorsements from party elites and big donors have been the single best predictor of who a party’s eventual nominee will be, according to the New York Times.

The pace of endorsements is a bit off of what it has been in the past few elections, probably because of the number of candidates, at least on the GOP side. The Times notes that only 14 percent — or 45 of 335 — current Republican governors, senators or representatives have publicly backed a candidate. Of those who have, however, more have endorsed Jeb Bush than any other candidate.

Not so on the Democrat side, with Hillary Clinton bagging a former president (her husband), Madeleine Albright, former U.S. secretary of state and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Howard Dean, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, former governor of Vermont and candidate for Democratic nomination for president in 2004.

In addition, Clinton has been endorsed by 11 sitting and former Democratic governors, 33 current or former U.S. senators and nearly 90 U.S. representatives as well as a ton of state politicians, government operatives, musicians and actors, celebrities and businesspeople.

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Trump vs. Trump: MTP Chronicles the Donald’s History of Mitt Romney-esque Flip Flops

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In the 2012 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney seemed to set a world record for prevaricating and flip-flopping. In the 2016 GOP cycle, Donald Trump has emerged from the pack by portraying himself as a tell-it-like-it-is straight shooter. However, a look at the facts reveals that the Donald is just following a page from Romney’s lying, flip-flopping playbook. Politifact has nailed Trump on his lies about immigration and just about everything else — the right-leaning site found that, as of July 14, 2015, zero (0) of Trump’s recent statements were true. And now NBC’s “Meet the Press” — yes, MTP — has put together a reel of Trump’s flip flops that might even make the Mittster blush.

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Cruz Explains Why Romney Lost

Where he got clobbered was ’47 percent.’ I think Romney is a good man who had a hard campaign, but I cannot think of a statement in all of politics that I disagree with more strongly.

— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), quoted by CNN, on why Mitt Romney lost the 2012 presidential election.