Republican Romney calls Trump ‘a fraud,’ creates pathway to contested convention
Former U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked 2016 Republican front-runner Donald Trump as “a fraud” on Thursday and urged primary voters to keep the outspoken New York billionaire from getting the nomination, paving the way for possible horse trading at a party convention in July.
In an unusually harsh speech, party elder Romney warned that former reality TV star Trump would likely lose to possible Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 election if he becomes the Republican nominee.
Trump’s rise has split the Republican Party between mainstream figures like Romney, and Trump supporters who complain the party does not reflect their concerns about illegal immigration, the slow economic recovery and what they see as America’s diminishing role in the world.
That split widened when Romney, the party nominee in 2012, urged Republican primary voters to vote tactically in different states to back Trump’s opponents and block his path to the nomination. SOURCE
Are you sure that Mitt Romney is the guy you want telling you how to vote, who to vote for, in order to bring about a *contested* GOP nominating convention?
And WHY does the GOP seek to have a contested convention anyway?
I’ll tell you why!
Love him or hate him, the GOP is scared out of their wits of Donald Trump because they KNOW, if Trump is elected the GOP as we now know it is over and done, gone to the land of total irrelevancy to never rear their ugly head again.
“Here’s what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud,” said Romney, 68, who did not endorse any candidate.
I wonder what kind of *proof* Romney has to back that accusation or is he simply voicing an opinion? I also wonder, if that IS just an opinion, is it his or that of the GOP/RNC and possibly the DNC because they too, they DNC, are scared witless over Trump and the possibility of him becoming President.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney made a run for the Republican nomination in the 2008 presidential election, losing to John McCain. He made another run for the presidency in 2012, but was defeated by Barack Hussein Obama.
Romney couldn’t get the nomination running against John McCain, a weak guy that I saw, and still do actually, as the biggest establishment RINO in the RINO herd. The only thing McCain had going for him was Sarah Palin and I’m not so sure that her nonsensical manner was exactly a plus.
I just don’t see what the GOP/RNC sees in Mitt Romney; he’s a 2 time loser and he hasn’t gained any relevancy in the last 4 years. If the GOP/RNC plans to try and slip Romney in under the radar then you might as well get ready for a presidency led by Hillary Clinton, if she’s not gone to prison, or Bernie *the socialist from Hell* Sanders if she is.
By calling for targeted voting, Romney was setting up the possibility of a contested convention when Republicans gather in Cleveland in mid-July to select their nominee for the November election to succeed Democratic President Barack Obama. That could create a pathway to deny Trump the 1,237 delegates needed for nomination.
I know, I hear it every day and I can’t disagree, Donald Trump is a *wild card*, he’s very unpredictable and he doesn’t follow the GOP Party line, I hear it all the time and that is what I like about the man.
I sincerely look for the GOP/RNC to reach into their bag of dirty tricks as they desperately try to derail the *Trump Train*.
I also know that there are many in this nation that have repeatedly told me, there is NO PLACE for a 3rd Party and having one would only fracture the GOP/RNC even more than they already are. Do you suppose it might be *miracle time*?
Maybe I’m overly optimistic but IF the GOP/RNC find a way to stop Donald Trump at the convention I would not be at all surprised to see The Donald run as a 3rd Party candidate, totally independent, but taking most of the GOP, and a great many Dems that are as afraid of Hillary or Bernie as Conservatives are, and then pulling in enough votes to actually WIN the general election.
Would that be the end of the Republican Party? I sure hope so,the best the Dems have is scaring their voters, a Donald Trump win could very well unite the nation behind him and kill BOTH of the mainstream political Parties.
I have said it many times, I fully believe that Ted Cruz is a slimy little cretin and would be almost as bad for this nation as Obama has been, but even Cruz would be a damned sight better than anything the Dems could come up with, and yes, I would vote for Cruz if he were the one facing the Dems. I wouldn’t like it, but I would do it anyway.
I hope it doesn’t come to that, a Cruz presidency; my one hope is that if Donald Trump can’t win enough delegates to just walk in and claim the nomination as his or if the GOP stabs him and all Conservatives in the back, that Trump will make the impossible dream become a reality as he goes Independent and takes the whole ball of wax!