Tag: Mitt Romney

An Argument for Romney


Ishutterstock_108696173n the “Know Your Opponent” Department, I clicked on an article entitled “Mitt Romney 2016 Isn’t Crazy” published in The Week. The article opens by dutifully citing some of the basic arguments against his run. Next we read about the documentary Mitt, seen by tens of thousands on Netflix, which managed to do what a billion-dollar campaign could not: present Romney’s non-robotic, human side.

I recommend reading the whole thing, but that’s just the warm up; here’s the conclusion which provides deep insight into how most of these people think:


Romney: He’ll Be Different This Time


imageMore buzz from Politico that Romney is planning a third run:

Shortly after Election Day in 2012, a Mitt Romney supporter moaned to POLITICO about the failed GOP nominee’s performance: “We had no message, and we gave it to the worst communicator in the world.”


Romney 2016? Probably!


Romney 2016The Deseret News, Utah’s leading newspaper, reports that Mitt Romney is a probable candidate for 2016:

Mitt Romney is eyeing a third run for the White House and will get in the race in the coming months if he doesn’t like how the GOP field is looking, his longtime friend Kem Gardner said Monday. “I know exactly what Mitt’s going to do,” Gardner, a real estate developer who helped bring Romney to Utah to lead the 2002 Winter Olympics, told the Deseret News. “I think over the next few months, a lot of things will happen.”


Bush, Romney, or Rubio: Who’d You Rather Have?


JebMarcoMittAn interesting observation this morning from the folks at NBC News’ First Read:

After Jeb Bush’s news [that he’s release a new e-book, as well as e-mail records of his time as governor, both taken by the media as suggestions that he’ll run for president] this weekend, we received a press release that supporters of Mitt Romney have created a Super PAC urging the 2012 GOP presidential nominee to make a run in ’16. This Super PAC sure feels like a response to Jeb, because if Jeb does get in, there won’t be as much pining for Romney, especially among the Republican Party’s wealthy donors. Here’s one more thing to consider: If Jeb is ultimately a “yes,” that probably also freezes out a bid by Marco Rubio, who’s a political disciple of Bush’s.


A Crash of RINOs


A group of rhinoceros (rhinoceroses? rhinocerii?) is called a “crash.” We might be hearing that term quite a bit during the 2016 GOP primaries:

Mitt Romney held meetings with donors in New York this week that left one attendee convinced he is running for president again in 2016.


Joe Biden, Moron: Exhibit Z


Just in case you need a little dark humor this morning, check out this forgotten this little gem from the 2012 campaign:


The “47%” Comment of 2014



Hillary Rodham Clinton says her family was “dead broke” after her husband Bill’s presidency.


Random Ruminations


If only Churchill and FDR had hashtagged the Nazis and the imperial Japanese, a world war could have been averted. President Roosevelt could have reassured us that, “We have nothing to fear but a Wi-Fi disruption,” while Prime Minister Churchill, through clinched fist and chewed cigar, could have promised that, “We shall hashtag them on the beaches, we shall hashtag them on the landing grounds, we shall hashtag them in the fields and in the streets, we shall hashtag them in the hills…”

“The kidnapping of hundreds of children by Boko Haram is an unconscionable crime,” declared US Secretary of Capitulation John Kerry last week, adding, “we will do everything possible to support the Nigerian government to return these young women to their homes and to hold the perpetrators to justice.”


What Is the Difference Between Harry Reid and Most Other Public Servants?


Well, for starters, most other public servants are not nearly as rich as Harry Reid. Of course, there is nothing wrong with being wealthy, but the way in which Reid has acquired his wealth ought to raise more than a few eyebrows:

Last month, as the Senate was busy negotiating the final details of its Ukraine aid package, Majority Leader Harry Reid became temporarily distracted with a campaign finance issue. Since winning re-election in 2010, Reid’s campaign had purchased gifts for supporters and donors from vendors like Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Nordstrom, and the Senate gift shop, among others. But one round of spending was directed to a less recognizable firm: Ryan Elisabeth, a jewelry line.


For Those Wondering What a Real Political Scandal Looks Like . . .


Have I got one for you:

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid collected a $1.1 million windfall on a Las Vegas land sale even though he hadn’t personally owned the property for three years, property deeds show.


What Will Campaign Ads Look Like in 2016?


Everyone knows that in 2012 the Obama campaign trounced the Romney campaign in use of technology to get out the word and get out the vote. Both with social media and in-house tools (Obama’s geek squad v. Romney’s ill-fated ORCA) the GOP’s efforts were laughable.

But there was also traditional TV advertising. 2012 brought record output in this medium, with almost $2 billion spent and 3 million ads aired, according to NPR. However, not everyone was subjected to the same levels of exposure. Niche markets/demographic and key regions were the major recipients. For instance, Obama outspent Romney 12-1 in Spanish language ads, and residents of places like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida saw nothing but candidates during ad-time for 6 months.  


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It’s the last class of our summer session and Troy Senik and Professors Yoo and Epstein are not letting class out early. This week, they ponder Romney as a judge picker (is that a legal term?), Richard and John give an advice to those offered federal appointments — and in the process inspire the title […]

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