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Breaking: Is This Former Candidate Announcing A Third Party Run?

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has a laugh as he waits to address a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The #NeverTrump crowd is searching desperately for a third party candidate, but none can seem to make their minds up on who to rally behind.

Even one face from the past has surfaced again – and ironically it’s someone who like Trump, was accused of not being a “true conservative.”

Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 nominee, is among those courting prospects for a possible third-party bid to keep Donald Trump from the White House, according to a Washington Post report.

Among those prospects are Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), one of Trump’s most vocal Republican critics, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who suspended his presidential campaign in early May.

Kasich’s chief strategist John Weaver said the governor isn’t interested in running an an independent.

A Sasse spokesman declined to comment.

But it’s not looking to good for a late in the game third-party bid, according to the report.

Deadlines have passed to get on the ballot in big states like Texas, though organizers argue a legal challenge there would be successful.

H/T The Hill

It’s not even worth exerting the mental effort researching the rest of the third party candidates, as you and I have the same chance of becoming President as they do. Heck, according to the betting odds as of today, there’s a 0.1% chance that Mitt Romney would become President. That’s a lower probability than Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.

All running a conservative or libertarian leaning third party candidate would do is split the vote in Clinton’s favor.

If there’s anything to be learned from Ross Perot’s run in 1992, it’s that third party candidates give elections to Clintons.

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  1. Don says:

    Mitt Romney, A HISTORY OF POLITICAL FAILURE!
    LOST 3 OUT 4 ELECTIONS AND DID NOT RUN FOR A 2ND TERM AS GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETS WHEN HIS APPROVAL RATING WAS AT 34%

    WHY WOULD ANYONE LISTEN TO SUCH A LOSING HYPOCRITE?

    Romney claims that America faces “another time for choosing,” invoking Reagan’s 1964 address, while arguing the election could have “profound consequences” for Republicans and the country.

    No, Romney! Those years were 2008 and 2012 and he rolled over and did nothing but whimper! Romney failed at his time of choosing and his boat has sunk – now he gets to keep swimming in his RINO muck!

    Romney praised Trump (See U-tube) when he wanted his endorsement and now that he has seen how somebody acts when they care about the country, he wants to come crawling back into the campaign through the basement window?

    Romney voted Democratic in the 1992 Presidential Election, yet Republican RINO’s attack Trump for previously having been a Democrat?
    Romney lost to Kennedy in the 1994 Senate Race (58%-41%) even though 1994 was a total disaster for Democrats – nationwide?
    During that Senate race, Romney continually stated that he believed ABORTION should be safe and legal, with no other conditions. He later changed to totally Pro-Life in 2005 when he started eyeing a 2008 Presidential run. Republican RINO’s have been continually attacking Trump for having expressed similar positions.

    Romney won the 2002 Massachusetts’s Governorship and continually worked to preserve and protect “Women’s Right to Choose” during the campaign and while in office until 2005, when he evolved into a total “Pro-Life” politician looking towards a 2008 Presidential run.

    While holding the Governorship, Romney continually tried to bolster and grow the Republican Party in Massachusetts, but failed in that they never gained any ground at all. Romney’s approval ratings: 61% in 2003, dropping down to 34% in 2006 which ranked #48 out of the 50 Governors. All due to dissatisfaction with the Romney Administration.

    2008, ran for President and lost to McCain (a RINO) by a 2 to 1 margin in Delegates.
    2012, ran for President and lost to Obama because of his trying to maintain his “Nice Guy” image and not standing up against the Democratic Party.

    During his political career, Mitt Romney continuously flipped flopped and went against conservative views on immigration, Obamacare, abortion, bailouts, and global warming

  2. Don says:

    Compare this with what Bush, McCain and Romney ever proposed, or did not propose!

    Dear #NeverTrumpers: This Column MIGHT Convert You (Proceed with CAUTION)
    http://clashdaily.com/2016/05/dear-nevertrumpers-column-might-convert-proceed-caution/
    The first of the following three ditties addresses the idea that “Trump’s not conservative” and it comes via Don Fredrick who posted on Facebook, “for all those who say Donald J. Trump is not a Conservative” Don asks …
    Securing our borders is not conservative?
    Tightening visa controls is not conservative?
    Ending sanctuary cities is not conservative?
    Keeping out refugees who may be infiltrated by jihadists willing to poison a major city’s water supply is not conservative?
    Wanting to deport illegal immigrants who commit felonies is not conservative?
    Wanting to eliminate the Department of Education and return control to the states and communities is not conservative?
    Wanting to support law enforcement officers is not conservative?
    Wanting Europe, Japan, and South Korea to pay more for the defense we provide them is not conservative?
    Wanting Europe to pay their fair share for NATO is not conservative?
    Wanting the United Nations to not be the Anti-Israel Nations is not conservative?
    Wanting to reduce the U.S. share of funding for the United Nations is not conservative?
 Wanting to move the U.S embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, is not conservative?
    Wanting to cut corporate taxes and regulations to keep businesses and jobs in the United States is not conservative?
    Wanting to cut taxes on middle-class families is not conservative?
    Wanting to slash or eliminate the estate tax to save family farms and businesses is not conservative?
    Wanting to eliminate ObamaCare is not conservative?
    Wanting to allow the sale of health insurance across state lines is not conservative?
    Wanting to improve health care for returning veterans is not conservative?
    Wanting a tougher stance on foreign trade to help American workers is not conservative?
    Wanting to avoid “nation-building” and wars when the United States is not being threatened is not conservative?
    By the way, the aforementioned is way more conservative than anything I remember George W, McCain, or precious Mitt ever doing or proposing and did you #NeverTrump people vote for either of those tres amigos?

  3. Don says:

    Donald Trump, once a Democratic donor, has shifted heavily toward the GOP
    By Janell Ross
    August 12, 2015
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/08/12/donald-trumps-political-giving-has-shifted-heavily-republican-over-the-last-decade/

    The Center for Responsive Politics collects and analyzes campaign donation data. And they crafted this deeply informative peek into the life of Trump, the political donor. His most recent federal campaign donations — those made in 2014, 2012, 2010 and 2008. Trump has clearly been on the GOP’s side for the better part of a decade.

    2008
    • $30,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
    • $1,300 to incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.). Specter in 2009 switched parties to become a Democrat but went on to lose a primary in 2010.
    • $6,900 to longtime Rep. Rob Andrews (D-N.J.), who lost a Senate primary to Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and then won reelection to the House (thanks to some questionable maneuvering).
    • $20,850 to the Republican National Committee and $8,200 to GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Trump has, of course, since described McCain and his experience as a prisoner of war in way less than glowing terms.
    • $50,000 to American Crossroads. American Crossroads is a superPAC founded by the Republican power duo Ed Gillespie and Karl Rove.
    Democrats=$36,900
    Republicans=$80,350

    2010
    • $2,000 to Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). Weiner later resigned amid a sexting scandal that, at the very least, offered us plenty of tasteless puns.
    • $1,000 to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)
    • $1,000 to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.).
    • $30,400 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
    • $500 to incumbent Congressman Christopher Lee (R-N.Y.), who resigned his office the following year amid a scandal caused by a shirtless photo Lee posted on Craigslist.
    • $10,000 to the Democratic Committee of New York State.
    • $4,800 to the campaign of Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who would later be appointed to the Senate.
    • Another $50,000 to American Crossroads.
    • $500 each moderate GOP Rep. Chris Gibson (N.Y.).
    • $1,000 to Republican Christopher Cox’s failed congressional. Cox is the grandson of President Richard Nixon.
    Democrats = $17,800
    Republicans = $83,400
    2012
    • $2,500 to Rep. Dean Heller’s (R-Nev.) Senate campaign.
    • $1,000 to New York Rep. Peter King’s (R) reelection bid.
    • $30,800 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
    • $2,000 to Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) for his failed reelection bid.
    • $1,000 to Indiana Senate candidate and state Treasurer Richard E. Mourdock (who defeated GOP Sen. Richard Lugar in a primary).
    • $30,800 gift to the Republican National Committee
    • $2,500 to 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney.
    • $5,000 to the USA super PAC, a group supporting Mourdock.
    • $1,200 to then-Rep. Kathleen Hochul (D-N.Y.)
    • $100,000 to the Congressional Leadership Fund, a GOP super PAC working to put Republicans in Congress. This was Trump’s biggest-ever political contribution.
    • $9,200 to the National Republican Congressional Committee.
    • $1,000 to Rep. Peter King (R- N.Y.)
    • $2,500 into Huck PAC, the PAC supporting former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. Huckabee did not run in 2012 but is running this time around against, among many others, Trump.
    Totals: Democrats=$1,200
    Republicans=$185,300

    2014
    • $5,000 to a Republican PAC called the Jobs, Growth and Freedom Fund.
    • $1,000 to former Bogota, N.J., Mayor Steve Lonegan’s (R) unsuccessful congressional bid.
    • $1,000 donations to 18 different Republican congressional candidates from a variety of states, totaling $18,000.
    • $32,400 to the GOP’s National Republican Senatorial Committee.
    • $1,000 each to now-Reps. Alex Mooney (R- W.V.) and Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), as well as Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.).
    • $2,600 to Sen. John Cornyn (R- Tex.).
    • $32,400 gift to the Republican National Committee in June.
    • $5,000 to a super PAC supporting former U.N. ambassador John Bolton’s contemplated-but-abandoned GOP presidential run.
    • $1,000 to now-Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.)
    • $2,000 donations to Reps. Peter (R- N.Y.), Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Bill Shuster (R-Pa.).
    Democrats=$0
    Republicans = $108,400
    OK. All this is a lot of information that really boils down to this. In 2008 and 2010, Trump gave some to Democrats, but much much more to Republicans. In 2012 and 2014, almost every dime Trump gave went to Republicans.

    Source: OpenSecrets.org – Center for Responsive Politics
    So for those who might have illusions about Trump being a Trojan horse, he’s spent a lot of money (though perhaps not much for him) trying to prove otherwise.

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