I mean it! If Mitt Romney is shoved down our throats again, I am going to shoot that dog.
On Thursday evening, Philip Rucker and Robert Costa of The Washington Post reported some disturbing news. The “Republican establishment” is very concerned that Donald Trump or Ben Carson may end up with the 2016 nomination and to ensure a candidate that is superior (in their minds) they are trying to convince 2012 loser, Mitt Romney to run again in 2016 (note the emphasis on loser).
According to other Republicans, some in the party establishment are so desperate to change the dynamic that they are talking anew about drafting Romney — despite his insistence that he will not run again. Friends have mapped out a strategy for a late entry to pick up delegates and vie for the nomination in a convention fight, according to the Republicans who were briefed on the talks, though Romney has shown no indication of reviving his interest.
For months, the GOP professional class assumed Trump and Carson would fizzle with time. Voters would get serious, the thinking went, after seeing the outsiders share a stage with more experienced politicians at the first debate. Or when summer turned to fall, kids went back to school and parents had time to assess the candidates. Or after the second, third or fourth debates, certainly.
Apparently what this supposed establishment fears is a candidate who is so outside of what the general American voter base is looking for that they end up with a candidate like a Barry Goldwater or George McGovern, who lost their presidential bids so badly they bring down the party with them. They fear a Carson or a Trump candidacy will not only give the Democrats the White House but the Senate and State Legislatures also.
Continues on TheLid