Monday, March 7, 2016

Romney To Be Drafted at Republican Convention

The narrative is already being created and the vote-rigging is in place:

"Romney left the door open a crack to accepting a draft at the Republican convention in July, if no candidate emerged with a majority. But he made clear that he isn’t trying to steal the nomination."

For the good of the country, of course!

"Remaining GOP hopefuls not ready to let Cruz be the stop-Trump candidate" by David Weigel Washington Post   March 07, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio —While Senator Ted Cruz insists that he can defeat Donald Trump outright, both Senator Marco Rubio and Governor John Kasich say they can win their home states and head to a contested convention — especially if Republicans follow Mitt Romney’s advice and cast tactical votes against Trump.

Both vastly outpace Cruz in support from party elites. Both have scooped up newspaper endorsements — Trump and Cruz have scored none of them.

That's why Trump and Cruz are ahead. Those newspaper endorsements hurt their candidates.

General rule of thumb: if the Globe endorses someone, you vote against them and do everything you can to stop 'em!

Both are seen as more electable than the Texan, who has argued that Republicans lose with the ‘‘mushy middle’’ and win by nominating hard-right conservatives who excite the base.

‘‘A lot of the folks pushing a brokered convention in Washington don’t want it to be based on the people,’’ Cruz said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.’’ ‘‘They want to drop in their favorite candidate and try to stifle the will of the people.’’

And don't think we are not noticing.

On Sunday, there was little evidence of an establishment scramble to Cruz.

On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Romney said ‘‘a lot of people were surprised by how well Ted Cruz did.’’

Why? You flat-out endorsed him last week!!

Yet, as he did in his much-watched Thursday speech, Romney suggested that Rubio and Kasich were the best stop-Trump candidates in March 15’s Florida and Ohio primaries.

Actually, he said vote whoever is second in your state, but why quibble about another pre$$ distortion? It's getting tiring, truth be told. 

So Florida and Ohio set to be stolen from Trump, 'eh?

In the interview, Romney left the door open a crack to accepting a draft at the Republican convention in July, if no candidate emerged with a majority. But he made clear that he isn’t trying to steal the nomination from the remaining candidates. 

I don't know what else you would call it. He had his chance to be a three-time loser and he didn't throw his hat in the ring. 

Please go away crawl back under the gilded rock, Shitt!

‘‘I don’t think anyone in our party should say, ‘Oh no, even if the people in the party wanted me to be the president, I would say no to it,’ ’’ Romney said. ‘‘No one’s going to say that.’’

At a contested convention, delegates are free to vote as they please, and it is possible that an off-the-board name such as Romney’s could be entered for consideration.

And two seconds after the announcement, the hall responded with "BOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!"

The former Massachusetts governor said he is confident this won’t happen.

“One of the people running for president — one of the four — is going to be the Republican Party nominee,’’ he said.

Cruz hopes to build up his delegate count in three states that vote this week. He rallied on Saturday night in Idaho, a libertarian-friendly state whose governor has endorsed Kasich but whose voters are expected to break for Cruz.

Of the next two states, the most promising may be Mississippi, where Cruz’s state chairman, Chris McDaniel, narrowly lost a spiteful primary runoff for US Senate in 2014.

Someone even died!

Cruz, who endorsed McDaniel, never stopped working Mississippi. Bolstered by a near-miss in Louisiana, where Cruz lost the early vote but narrowly won ballots cast on election day, Cruz will speak on Monday at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss.

‘‘They’re still very much willing to fight, and they’re very much engaged in the system,’’ McDaniel said. ‘‘Trump has a handful of activists as well. But most of the hard-core activists that are going to knock on doors, going to get on Facebook and stay up all night firing messages, they’re already inclined for Cruz.’’

Social-media promotion has been especially central to the Cruz campaign in Mississippi, and McDaniel manages a Facebook page that counts more than 58,000 followers. He has been holding Facebook town halls that have drawn thousands of participants.

Trump has visited the state sparingly but leads by wide margins in state polls. His January rally in Biloxi drew a crowd of more than 15,000, and he will return on Monday, holding a rally in Jackson.

Rubio and Kasich have drawn endorsements in Mississippi, too.

A Cruz win in Mississippi would break Trump’s streak in the Deep South. But a win in the March 8 state of Michigan would firmly establish him as the anti-Trump — and Kasich, at least, is working to stop that.

The Ohio governor will spend Monday in the suburbs of Detroit, where private polling suggests he has made gains at Trump’s expense.

Whose poll "suggests" that?!!?!!!!!!!


Romney will be a continuation of Bush without the baggage. Thus the Iran-Contra secrets (as well as much more) will be kept secret no matter who wins.


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