Romney says he likes Kasich but will vote for Cruz – so the GOP ‘can have an open convention’ – as he saddles Trump with ‘racism, misogyny, bigotry, xenophobia, vulgarity’

Romney and Kasich

Mitt Romney says he’s sick of ‘Trumpism’ and would like to see Ohio Gov. John Kasich become president. But he’s siding with Ted Cruz in next week’s Utah caucuses in the hope that it will increase the possibility of a ‘contested’ Republican National Convention in July.

  • Ed

    Finally, the binders full of women come on strong!

    • Plus that Dog story!

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        The guy who put his dog on the roof of a car lost to the guy who actually ate a dog and we’re supposed to take advice from him?

        • It’s a dog eat dog world.

          • Clausewitz


        • Raymond Hietapakka

          That’s Mittens…

  • Will this translate into votes for Cruz?

    • Can’t see it frankly. How can Cruz still be considered anti-establishment with Romney endorsement? Was that not part of his appeal? It may cost him.

      • David Murrell

        The Romney endorsement will backfire and hurt Cruz. We should watch upcoming primaries closely.

      • I hope it doesn’t.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Just what Cruz needs, the backing of a proven loser.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Unlikely, and since Romney is so well-hated by vast swaths of movement conservatives (read 99%), this endorsement likely gets the fence sitters jumping off the fence and onto Team Trump.
      Trump’s supporters by now have utterly tuned out any and all criticism from the anti-Trump crowd, and are for better or worse, not reachable.
      With Trump’s supporters he could eat a baby in Time’s Square and his numbers wouldn’t budge.
      I really don’t enjoy being this dogmatic in my support of any candidate, but that’s the way this election year is shaping up.
      The system is corrupt, the candidates are all compromised, except for Trump, so even a “crazy” Trump is still seen as the better alternative to anyone else. The fact that Ted Cruz is now receiving help from the establishment means that I look toward him with a more critical eye than I used to.

      Even if Trump loses and nothing bad happens (no civil insurrection) he has proven his value in unmasking the posers from the legitimate.
      You can still be legitimate and not like Trump, but those people are getting fewer and fewer by the day as the unhinged rhetoric heats up.

      We will know more about the real effects of Romney’s endorsement in a few more days after the next round of primaries.

      • Millie_Woods

        That pretty much sums it up.

      • Except for Trump?

        Cruz takes this job seriously.

        I cannot say the same for Trump.

        • Clink9

          But Cruz can’t win. He needs to seriously suck up to Donny.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          I respect your judgement and agree with you the vast majority of the time O.K., but I think we are looking for two different things in a Presidential candidate.
          I imagine that you are looking for a competent person with a conservitive track record.
          I believe that the time has long passed for such niceties and that a much more radical solution is needed because our political institutions are far more corrupted that any of us had previously imagined.

          • While it may be emotionally satisfying to pi$$ off the left, the long term must be considered.

            I can’t see Trump pulling it off.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            The Left HAS to be pissed off if we are to survive as a culture, and as a nation, because seriously pissing them off is the very first step to overthrowing their cultural hegemony.
            OMG, I just used “hegemony” in a sentence!
            Anyways, although satisfying, the satisfaction it provides to give them an ‘atomic wedgie’ is not the real purpose of doing it.
            I think we must work them into such a lather 24/7/365 that they not only expose themselves to further ridicule, and their point of view doubted by all sane and sentient North Americans, but that their entire movement from radical environmentalism to second and third wave feminism ultimately collapses due to their own internal ideological inconsistencies.
            I know, it’s all ‘long-game’ kind of stuff, but Trump is the only one that can do that and not have his message and methods tempered by a donor-class that has hopelessly corrupted the current system of governance in this country.

          • But pi$$ing people off isn’t enough.

            This is why I trust Cruz to do some hand-on work.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Nobody doubts Cruz’s conservative credentials in all areas OTHER that immigration (illegal and otherwise), it’s just that a lot of Trump’s supporters do not think it means anything considering he was full steam ahead on tripling the number of H1B visas and other such nonsense such as handing out Teddy Bears at the U.S. / Mexican border to illegal alien children or demanding that Trump drop out of the race for his Illegal Alien speech back in July, until he realized that was a winning platform in 2016.
            I basically don’t believe the guy, because if her were sincere, he would have been talking this way from the beginning.

            Bush was sunk by his “act of love” idiocy.
            Rubio lost because of his “Gang of 8” immigration reform.
            Ted Cruz will lose because of his desire to import cheap foreign labor, until that economic position was no longer politically expedient. He might be saying something different now, but the rest of us remember what he was saying and doing while he thought nobody was looking, or could do anything about it.

            This year it all immigration, immigration, and nothing but immigration and I don’t trust Cruz to do a damn thing, and if that problem isn’t addressed, then nothing else matters.

          • The left operates on a different wavelength from Cruz. While Cruz is a serious man, they are not. They are serious only about their paranoid delusions.

            Do you really think Trump will build a wall?

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Well, yeah, I do.
            If I didn’t, I’d not be supportive of him.
            That’s his entire appeal this election, at least t me.

          • It’s not going to happen for any number of reasons.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            How come? If he wins, and does not build ‘the wall’ then he will go down as a failed President and I don’t think his ego will allow that.
            Did you know that years ago, the U.S. Federal govt. set aside billions to finish the wall?
            Mexico or not, that wall is already paid for.

            Just to understand better, why do you think it can’t be built?

          • Assuming Trump wins, who is going to be contracted to build a wall along the Mexican (or Canadian) border? Which countries will co-operate? Will Congress let this happen?

            Watch this slip down the memory hole.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Nobody is talking about building a wall along the Canadian border.
            We do not need the consent, nor approval of ANY other country to build a wall across our Southern border.
            Who do you think we are? Honduras?
            We do it ourselves!
            We don’t ‘ask permission’ of anyone for such things.
            What made you think that we would need any other country to cooperate, approve, or to consent?

          • Just let me know when this wall gets built.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            You will likely hear how racist America has become, but do you not believe we have the political will to build it?

          • I don’t think it is racist to ask for sensible immigration policies and, no, I don’t think that the wall will be built.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I was being a bit facetious about the racism thing, but I’m more courious as to why you thinks it’s an impossibility.

          • Tell me how this is going to happen.

  • Xavier

    I hate these people. All of them. They think we’re rubes.

    • El Martyachi

      I hate them more. And we pretty much are.

  • Xavier

    Trump causing more violence.

    Reports that Donald Trump rally attendees in Salt Lake City are
    being kept from venue exits due to protesters; crowds are blocking exit –
    KUTV 2

    (that’s sarc, folks)

    • That figures.

    • Clausewitz

      Yeah, it’s just obvious it’s all Trump’s fault. That’s what he gets for triggering these kind gentle BLM, Jihadist, and La Raza members. /sarc off

  • Exile1981

    Give how well Mittens did against Obama, I think i’ll avoid his advice.

    Of course this could also mean cruz sold out.

  • Clink9

    The Donald will be quaking in his boots. Being called bad names by Romney.

    • Minicapt

      No, he has greater concerns. He found out that Megan Kelly still hasn’t said something nice about him.


      • Clink9

        I’m sure Romney is a Moron though.

        • Minicapt

          Is that worse than a short-fingered vulgarian?


          • Clink9

            Coming from a medium fingered vulgarian, I’d say it’s a tie.

  • reidjr

    There are some that think the party will back Cruz so it goes to the convention but they will pick Kasich now many think this will lead to massive riots and hand the election to Clinton with ease.

  • reidjr

    People need to look at most of the protesters there not as they seem there BLM/Black Panthers or pro Islamic groups.