Rachel Maddow highlights new revelations in a lengthy New Yorker profile by Jane Mayer of Christopher Steele and his work on the Trump Russia dossier.
When I wrote about opposition to Mitt Romney, I said, “We currently reside in an ugly, nasty, indecent world.” I have been thinking about that a lot – how has the world come to such a place? Human nature has been the same throughout...Show More Summary
Mitt Romney told KSL-TV that he can’t comment on a recent report that suggested the Kremlin had blocked him from becoming Secretary of State. Said Romney: “I don’t know what the president’s process was in determining his secretary of state, [...]
According to the New Yorker profile, Steele relayed information that senior Kremlin officials had intervened to block Romney as Trump’s choice.
Terry Ashe In the middle of the 2012 presidential race, Mitt Romney’s campaign had an unusual moment. The Republican billed himself as a foreign policy hawk who would stand up to the Kremlin. But on May 9, 2012, one of his foreign policy advisors, lobbyist Vin Weber, signed a little-noticed contract with a man in Vladimir Putin’s wider orbit. Show More Summary
McKay Coppins had a Monday piece about a failed attempt to keep Mitt Romney off the ballot for the open Utah Senate seat. This after the president’s endorsement (before the primary!) of Romney. There is clearly a significant group...Show More Summary
On Thursday, Utah Republican Orrin Hatch, who is retiring to make room for Mitt Romney in the US Senate, proved once again that anyone who gets praised by Donald Trump publicly is probably an asshole in private. During a speech to the American Enterprise Institute, a right-wing think tank that’s bankrolled countless Republican campaigns over [...]Show More Summary
The Senate candidate's allies believed party activists were trying to change bylaws to exclude him—but a last-minute amendment preserved his eligibility.
The Utah GOP’s central committee passed new bylaws on Saturday that Romney allies believe were designed to strip him of his membership.
This is probably less about the candidate than regular old party warfare.
UtahPolicy.com: “You may have thought the internal workings of the Utah Republican Party were really screwed up before.” “But now get this: If former U.S. GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney continues gathering signatures as part of his U.S. Senate run [...]
Stephen Colbert’s Our Cartoon President Trump has released its own version of Trump’s CPAC speech. “Welcome to my endorsement club, Mitt. You’re seated next to Roy Moore and his nieces,” cartoon Trump says. “”As a Mormon, Mitt can’t drink coffee. But...
It’s going to be, as they say, a hot mess. Even if Mitt Romney becomes the next United States Senator from Utah, his road to November 6 will be paved with covfefe. If Romney does win, it will be an indictment of the gullibility of the Utah electorate, an embarrassing example of a state that... Read more »
Too often, Mitt Romney has treated principled rhetoric like a stretchy suit he can change into in a phone booth, then throw into a trash can when no one's looking. But if he wins a Utah Senate seat, he could become something he's never managed to be: the most influential figure in the GOP outside of the White House.
The Post reports: A presidential tweet and a polite thank you in reply underscored the complicated path for Mitt Romney as he begins his quest for a Senate seat in Utah. Entering the competition was the first and perhaps easiest step in his return to public life. Deciding what to do if he wins presents […]
“In 2012, longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek admitted he would have loved to have been one of the questioners at a presidential debate between President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. “During the 2018 election cycle, he’s [...]
Jimmy Kimmel crafted a hilarious ad mocking Mitt Romney’s waffling on the subject of Donald Trump. Now that Trump is endorsing him for Senator, Romney, who months ago was hurling insults Trump’s way, is kissing the president’s ass.… Read The post Trump Endorses Romney in Hilarious Kimmel Ad: ‘Mitt Has the Guts to Condemn My Disgusting Behavior’ appeared first on Towleroad.
The relationship between Donald Trump and Mitt Romney — who has been criticized for having particularly malleable positions — has followed a long and tortuous path, and more twists and turns likely lie ahead. Here is a timeline of the more head-snapping reversals in recent years.