Breaking: CNN, ABC report Trump to endorse … Romney; Update: WaPo confirms it’s Romney

posted at 11:22 am on February 2, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Say, isn’t this starting to resemble a certain reality-game show on television?  Or would I be fired for pointing that out?  Last night, reports surfaced that casino and real-estate tycoon Donald Trump would endorse Newt Gingrich in Nevada today, just two days before the binding caucuses.  This morning, both CNN and ABC say that Trump will now endorse … Mitt Romney:

Mitt Romney will receive Donald Trump’s presidential endorsement Thursday, sources with knowledge of the endorsement told CNN.

Trump will make the announcement in Las Vegas, two days before the Nevada caucuses.

ABC is a little more specific about its sourcing:

Donald Trump will endorse Mitt Romney in Las Vegas on Thursday, sources familiar with the decision tell ABC News.

A political aide in Trump’s office spoke directly with Mitt Romney by phone last night before Trump’s private plane took off from New York City to Las Vegas.

The call, sources say, was to inform Romney of Thursday’s endorsement, which will take place at a 12:30 p.m. event at the Trump International Hotel on the Las Vegas strip.

A contracting company used by the Romney campaign has been setting up for the event since Wednesday night.

This would be more than just a little embarrassing to the Gingrich campaign, which confirmed Trump’s endorsement to the Wall Street Journal last night:

Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump jetted into Las Vegas Wednesday night with plans to throw his unorthodox backing–and maybe even some of his fortune–behind Newt Gingrich‘s presidential campaign.

The announcement, confirmed by people within the Gingrich campaign, is yet more evidence of the widening gap within the GOP between the more insurgent conservatives who are jumping on the Gingrich bandwagon and the establishment roster of mainly elected officials who are now backing Mitt Romney.

So which is it?  If ABC’s right and the Romney campaign is setting up the dais for the announcement, I’d tend to think that they have pretty solid information as to which way Trump will go today.  It would be an interesting decision, given that Romney’s demurral from the proposed December 27th Newsmax debate scotched Trump’s attempt at further self-promotion in the Republican primary.  It may also be that Gingrich’s attacks on Bain Capital and private-equity operations soured Trump on backing Gingrich.

On the other hand … who knows what Trump will say?  Maybe he will go through all of this and announce an independent bid on Romney’s dime.  I wouldn’t put it past Trump.

Update: Assuming this is accurate and Trump endorses Romney, it would seem to signal (as some have said in the comments) that Trump won’t go for an independent bid in the fall.  That isn’t good news for Democrats, who would have to then hope that Ron Paul would give it a try, even though Paul would have almost none of the resources that Trump could use to make an impact.

Update II: The Washington Post confirms with four sources that Trump will endorse Romney, and also notes the “meh” Romney can expect to get from it:

Celebrity mogul Donald Trump will endorse former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in Las Vegas today, according to four sources. …

The endorsement, for all the media attention it has gotten, will likely make little difference to voters. A January Washington Post-Pew poll found that nearly two-thirds of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents said a Trump endorsement would make no difference in their vote. Moreover, somewhat more said it would be more of a reason to oppose than to support a candidate (20 to 13 percent).

The value for Romney isn’t so much that he’d get a boost from voters, but that he keeps Gingrich from getting one.  And in this case, the endorsement helps to amplify the notion that Team Gingrich is in disarray.


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Jeb: the Bush we Needed.

RightWay79 on February 2, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Sad, but very true.

Myron Falwell on February 2, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Mitt Romney Donald Trump’s ego will receive Donald Trump’s presidential endorsement Thursday, sources with knowledge of the endorsement told CNN.

Trump will make the announcement spout off a meaningless stream of self-aggrandizing platitudes in Las Vegas, two days before the Nevada caucuses.

peski on February 2, 2012 at 12:31 PM

who had more wives. trump or brigham young?

reliapundit on February 2, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Jeb: the Bush we Needed.

RightWay79 on February 2, 2012 at 12:28 PM

I can tell you exactly where the only Bush I needed is currently located. Other Bushes can take a long walk off the short peer.

Archivarix on February 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

angryed on February 2, 2012 at 12:20 PM

It’s some kind of concern troll, it was posting in the Coulter thread concerned about all the infighting LOL!

Dr Evil on February 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

If I were a Nevada resident (instead of an *ahem* occasional customer), I would invite primary candidate opinions from my favorite blackjack dealer, craps table pit boss, or Texas Hold ‘Em croupier (all Mormons), before Donald Trump got one word out of his malevolent gasbag pie-hole.
:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on February 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

O/T – More breaking news:

Bishop is actually a little old lady:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=222148284541728&set=a.169960149760542.40310.169950826428141&type=1

Laura in Maryland on February 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

the endorsement helps to amplify the notion that Team Gingrich the land is in disarray.

Obama appears calm, competent and sane.

Obama 2012

Ryan, Rubio, NO more Bushs/Clintons/Kennedys/Obamas, Ryan Paul, etc. in 2016, if you still have a country worth caring for.

Schadenfreude on February 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

JohnGalt23 on February 2, 2012 at 12:29 PM

So because of his war experience, and yes it was tragic, he now has an excuse for having committed adultery with a young, attractive, and very wealthy woman and leaving his first wife? Pathetic.

Rose on February 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

~Trump endorsement for Romney = KOD (Kiss Of Death)

This is a MAJOR upside surprise for Newtie. This phnomenon, BTW, is known as addition by subtraction ! (would be in mine ;->)

Newt has Palin’s endorsement anyways.

DevilsPrinciple on February 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

While the endorsement itself is no big deal, the more imporatant thing is the The Donald shows he is satisfied with our likely nominee. If that keeps him from launching a 3rd party bid that guarantees us 4 more years of PBHO, I’m happy to see it.

FuzzyLogic on February 2, 2012 at 12:35 PM

^^^^ phenomenon ^^^^

DevilsPrinciple on February 2, 2012 at 12:36 PM

The value for Romney isn’t so much that he’d get a boost from voters, but that he keeps Gingrich from getting one. And in this case, the endorsement helps to amplify the notion that Team Gingrich is in disarray.

Trump likes to be on the winning team. Newty doesn’t qualify.

cicerone on February 2, 2012 at 12:36 PM

MITT Brigades Yesterday when they thought Trump endorsed Gingrich: “Who wants a stupid Circus act endorsement like Trump, anyway???”

——————————————————-

Mitt Brigades Today:

“This is great. What a game changer. See, Mitt is getting endorsements!!”

portlandon on February 2, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Tammy Bruce, Sarah Palin, Todd Palin, Mark Levin hardest hit.

NickDeringer on February 2, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I would say they stand out

KBird on February 2, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Flange on February 2, 2012 at 12:34

That was suppose to link to the Rickles routine at Reagan’s inaugaration.

Flange on February 2, 2012 at 12:41 PM

O/T – More breaking news:

Bishop is actually a little old lady:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=222148284541728&set=a.169960149760542.40310.169950826428141&type=1

Laura in Maryland on February 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

That’s a lady you don’t mess with!!

Garym on February 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM

The value for Romney isn’t so much that he’d get a boost from voters, but that he keeps Gingrich from getting one. And in this case, the endorsement helps to amplify the notion that Team Gingrich is in disarray.

Trump likes to be on the winning team. Newty doesn’t qualify.

cicerone on February 2, 2012 at 12:36 PM

This is the reality rose picked out of the political weeds. Ed’s paying attention, one of these political campaign’s are going up against “The Chicago Machine” in November.

Dr Evil on February 2, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Mitt Brigades Today:

“This is great. What a game changer. See, Mitt is getting endorsements!!”

portlandon on February 2, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Only no one is actually saying that. But hey, don’t let reality intrude on the misguided POV you guys are so bound and determined to share with the rest of us….

AttilaTheHun on February 2, 2012 at 12:44 PM

It was Romney’s hair that won Trump over. Hair guy to hair guy.

ConservativeLaw on February 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM

I can tell you exactly where the only Bush I needed is currently located. Other Bushes can take a long walk off the short peer.

Archivarix on February 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

That’s old school!

cajunpatriot on February 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Come on now, cheer up Mitt supporters, I know its not the endorsement you had hoped for. At least you won Fl., right? Next to endorse Mitt? Maybe this guy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Ventura

Bmore on February 2, 2012 at 12:48 PM

George Romero appears to have been nearly right.

There is a zombie like infection spreading rapidly through the nation. That is the only way to explain this idiocy.

I quit a firearms forum yesterday due to all the Romney Love and hatred of the TEA Party. If you can’t trust a bunch of gun nuts to be conservative or libertarian, the world is indeed nearing the end.

When the traditional kind of brain eating zombies come, they are going to starve to death.

LegendHasIt on February 2, 2012 at 12:48 PM

And this is supposed to change my mind about Romney because…?

Crusty on February 2, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Look at the bright side, Trump will probably fire Mitt and go with Newt.

Bmore on February 2, 2012 at 12:51 PM

What a pompous a$$!!! Although we all knew that already.

Spouting off conservative principles, then backing a Rino.
But then, it was never about the country
was it “combover”? It has always been about YOU.

Perhaps you will get to sleep in the Lincoln bedroom just like
Rush!

Amjean on February 2, 2012 at 12:51 PM

I was really ticked off about this; but after how Soledad O’Brien was so commended this am for interviewing Mitt Romney and asked “the question” and now this, I could care less to see that train derail.

Go ahead, media. Go git ‘im, the same way you did Sarah. Tea partiers better get behind Santorum just like in Denver. The more up north he gets the more support.

I sure hope Ohio does not change its stripes.

ProudPalinFan on February 2, 2012 at 12:51 PM

~Trump endorsement for Romney = KOD (Kiss Of Death)

This is a MAJOR upside surprise for Newtie. This phnomenon, BTW, is known as addition by subtraction ! (would be in mine ;->)

Newt has Palin’s endorsement anyways.

DevilsPrinciple on February 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

I’m not sure which endorsement is less desireable.

Hollowpoint on February 2, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Newt has Palin’s endorsement anyways.

DevilsPrinciple on February 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

.
Formally endorsed ?
.
Did I miss something ? Sarah be thy name just wants the soundbite vetting to continue on.
.
Sarah wants unity- its just gonna take more time for her to jump on.
.
I hope she doesn’t ruin her shot at FCC chairperson in the Romney Admin.

FlaMurph on February 2, 2012 at 12:53 PM

And this is supposed to change my mind about Romney because…?

Crusty on February 2, 2012 at 12:49 PM

At least the liberals who have been hiding in conservative
clothing are “outing” themelves. At the end of this thing
we will have a pretty good list to put bulls eyes on for
when any of them are up for reelection. And for those who
are not elected officials –

I hope Trump’s popularity (if he has any – I think at this stage
it is just notriety) and ratings for his TV show tank.

Amjean on February 2, 2012 at 12:55 PM

The Donald is playing everyone like a fiddle…

Seven Percent Solution on February 2, 2012 at 12:11 PM

7%

Flora Duh on February 2, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Newt has Palin’s endorsement anyways.

DevilsPrinciple on February 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

If Palin comes out and endorses Romney before the primary is
over, I will throw up all over my desk – heck, all over the
office!

Amjean on February 2, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I’m not sure which endorsement is less desireable.

Hollowpoint on February 2, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Funny, most of us here on this site were trying to decide which poster was less disireable, you or libforlife.

ToddPA on February 2, 2012 at 12:58 PM

MITT Brigades Yesterday when they thought Trump endorsed Gingrich: “Who wants a stupid Circus act endorsement like Trump, anyway???”

——————————————————-

Mitt Brigades Today:

“This is great. What a game changer. See, Mitt is getting endorsements!!”

portlandon on February 2, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Brigade last month: look at the polls, Romney is the only one who can beat Obama

Brigade today: The polls showing Mittens losing in a landslide don’t mean anything, it’s too early to worry about polls

angryed on February 2, 2012 at 12:59 PM

The polls showing Mittens losing in a landslide don’t mean anything, it’s too early to worry about polls

angryed on February 2, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Show me a poll where he loses in a “landslide”.

Better yet, show me one where Newt wins.

BacaDog on February 2, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Where are all the Mitt supporters? I figured with the announcement of such a coveted endorsement they would be here in droves. Huh, go figure.

Bmore on February 2, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Update II: The Washington Post confirms with four sources that Trump will endorse Romney, and also notes the “meh” Romney can expect to get from it:

The chief value of this endorsement is the entertainment value

a) From the Gingrich supporters who were bragging about a Trump endorsement, and will now be dismissing it
b) From the Romney supporters who were dismissing a Trump endorsement, and will now be bragging about it

For most of us, I think it really is a big “meh”

tom on February 2, 2012 at 1:08 PM

tom on February 2, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Agreed.

Bmore on February 2, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Oh well, on to some other thread.

Bmore on February 2, 2012 at 1:09 PM

silvernana on February 2, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Good deal..You and your Hubby hang in there..:)

PS..I wish you well in the future..:)

Dire Straits on February 2, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Thanks for the well wishes. It has been a very long road that tests your mettle, for sure. Still have a ways to go, but we’ve survived three major catastrophes, so we feel fortunate and blessed, because any one of them could have been fatal.

silvernana on February 2, 2012 at 1:11 PM

For the media on Trump endorsement – MORE AIR TIME TO SELL ADVERTISING !!!!!

FlaMurph on February 2, 2012 at 1:12 PM

It’s been said several times already but needs much repeating: Trump’s endorsement means next to nothing. The bigger question is what’s he going to do next? I doubt “fade quietly into the background” is on his list.

Oh, and I’m a Romney supporter, not a Newt supporter trying to play this down. I have no idea where the “Mittbots are bragging about Trump’s endorsement” crap is coming from.

LukeinNE on February 2, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Where are all the Mitt supporters? I figured with the announcement of such a coveted endorsement they would be here in droves. Huh, go figure.
Bmore on February 2, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Hi! I can’t speak for anyone else, but I don’t particularly care for Donald Trump so it’s only value is in taking Mitt’s bloopers out of the headlines, as well as pointing out (as Ed notes) that Gingrich’s team in in “disarray”.

But I can’t wait to hear what Palin has to say about this development!/

Buy Danish on February 2, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Brigade last month: look at the polls, Romney is the only one who can beat Obama

Brigade today: The polls showing Mittens losing in a landslide don’t mean anything, it’s too early to worry about polls

Rasmussen has Romney down 46-45 today. Besides I think the general point of most of the “brigade” is that a 1 or 3 point deficit is easier to make up than an 8 or 10 or….17 point deficit. Polls this far out are extremely limited in their usefulness, but I don’t think the argument that we’d rather not start in a double digit hole is wholly unreasonable.

LukeinNE on February 2, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Trump on Romney in April 11 “he’s going to lose. He doesn’t resonate, you know?”

Mitt must have promised him some casino’s he can build in Utah.

Get ready for Republican style cronyism if Obama Lite wins.

wtng2fish on February 2, 2012 at 1:28 PM

That’s a lady you don’t mess with!!

Garym on February 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM

We need more like her. The country would be a better place :D

Laura in Maryland on February 2, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Frankly, you might want to hit the liquor store first . . .

RedPepper on February 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM

I thought about that, but then there’s a chance that while being drunk, I could accidentally vote for Obama.

Aizen on February 2, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Won’t be that much of a difference at that point: a rabid communist versus rabid liberal/self-confessed progressive.

riddick on February 2, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Rasmussen has Romney down 46-45 today. Besides I think the general point of most of the “brigade” is that a 1 or 3 point deficit is easier to make up than an 8 or 10 or….17 point deficit. Polls this far out are extremely limited in their usefulness, but I don’t think the argument that we’d rather not start in a double digit hole is wholly unreasonable.

LukeinNE on February 2, 2012 at 1:23 PM

So polls are extremely limited, but let’s make our decision based on those polls nonetheless.

OK.

angryed on February 2, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Q: Has anybody seen Tony737?

ProudPalinFan on February 2, 2012 at 1:40 PM

If Palin comes out and endorses Romney before the primary is
over, I will throw up all over my desk – heck, all over the
office!

Amjean on February 2, 2012 at 12:57 PM

As much as I HATE puking and I can’t even stand my kids doing it because I may follow suit, I agree with you!

ProudPalinFan on February 2, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Look at the bright side, Trump will probably fire Mitt and go with Newt.

Bmore on February 2, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Bmore…as a Romney supporter that was funny! I hope all is well with you.

g2825m on February 2, 2012 at 1:45 PM

So, once again, we’ve all been played.

rogaineguy on February 2, 2012 at 1:46 PM

wait. the donald has said obamacare HAS TO GO.
romney and his minions has said most parts need to stay just change.
the only guy that has said everything HAS TO GO is santorum.
that’s a dark horse pick.
how’s santorum on china? trump hates china. does santorum?
if the donald picks romney trump has sold HIMSELF out.
It won’t matter to me. Just like Anne Coulter’s statement.
I won’t vote Romney because I will blow up the republican brand to save it for people like Rubio and the tea party people.

Good luck. I’ll vote downticket and you guys better hope your strategy of Romney winning and nothing bad happening in Europe that will trickle over here where Mittens has to look like a democrat anyways.

athenadelphi on February 2, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Who cares? I would say it’s a detriment to Romney for Trump to endorse him.

rickv404 on February 2, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Where are all the Mitt supporters? I figured with the announcement of such a coveted endorsement they would be here in droves. Huh, go figure.
Bmore on February 2, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Hi! I can’t speak for anyone else, but I don’t particularly care for Donald Trump so it’s only value is in taking Mitt’s bloopers out of the headlines, as well as pointing out (as Ed notes) that Gingrich’s team in in “disarray”.

But I can’t wait to hear what Palin has to say about this development!/

Buy Danish on February 2, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Agreed. I do not think endorsements matter too much even though it can show the strength of a candidates reach and campaign. However, I believe most people make up their own minds based on their own research.

THE ONLY ONE I can think of that would possibly sway someone a certain direction is Rush’s. I also understand WHY he does not do this though in the primary. This YEAR ought to be an example of WHY. Let’s say earlier on he endorsed Cain and then we saw what happened or Perry pre-debates…then Rush’s credibility as a kingmaker is gone. Or let’s say it is worse in Cain’s situation and women came forward saying they got pregnant and has asked them to get an abortion…the point is you lose credibility.

on the flip side though, you are kind of wimping out and not making a BOLD decision like ALL the rest of us have done up to this date.

g2825m on February 2, 2012 at 1:51 PM

wait. the donald has said obamacare HAS TO GO.
romney and his minions has said most parts need to stay just change.
the only guy that has said everything HAS TO GO is santorum.
that’s a dark horse pick.
how’s santorum on china? trump hates china. does santorum?
if the donald picks romney trump has sold HIMSELF out.
It won’t matter to me. Just like Anne Coulter’s statement.
I won’t vote Romney because I will blow up the republican brand to save it for people like Rubio and the tea party people.

athenadelphi on February 2, 2012 at 1:47 PM

athena…
Romney has stated over and over and over that Obamacare is going to be repealed! First off it is the House and Senate that needs to bring the bill to his desk. How is it that because everyone who is backing Romney is all of a sudden a RINO or sellout? haha Romney has sooo many strong conservative TPers backing him like myself.

Also If the TOP of our ticket does not do well it affects the bottom of the ticket… i.e. minority Status in the House and Senate. THAT is why you vote the TOP of the ticket for your side NO MATTER WHAT. :o)

g2825m on February 2, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Happy Nomad on February 2, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Actually, she should just continue saying, “Now my front hurts!” It’s the only funny bit she’s done in years, though I have no doubt that she did not write it.

Trochilus on February 2, 2012 at 2:05 PM

portlandon on February 2, 2012 at 12:40 PM

That captures the Romneybots perfectly. Romneybots are making the Paul supporters look rational and classy.

CoolChange80 on February 2, 2012 at 2:06 PM

I don’t despise anyone.

angryed on February 2, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Excepting Mormons of course.

I also hate Mormons.

angryed on January 20, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Gunlock Bill on February 2, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Trump likes to be on the winning team. Newty doesn’t qualify.

cicerone on February 2, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Yup!!! This is about TRUMP, not Romney.

Gunlock Bill on February 2, 2012 at 2:15 PM

O/T – More breaking news:

Bishop is actually a little old lady:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=222148284541728&set=a.169960149760542.40310.169950826428141&type=1

Laura in Maryland on February 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

You made my day week month whole year!

And, we’re barely into February!

Trochilus on February 2, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Also If the TOP of our ticket does not do well it affects the bottom of the ticket… i.e. minority Status in the House and Senate. THAT is why you vote the TOP of the ticket for your side NO MATTER WHAT. :o)

g2825m on February 2, 2012 at 1:57 PM

And now you, and the rest of the RINO Establishment, begin seeing the biggest issue facing us come General and Romney. Main reason some of the RINOs are walking back their vitriol on Newt, too bad “strong TP conservatives” such as you are still in complete darkness. Have no idea how anyone calling him/herself a conservative can be fooled by a progressive liberal, bu there is a first every day of the year.

True conservatives will stay home come General if Romney is on the ticket, no sense voting for yet another liberal who is also stupid enough to make his cards open well in advance. Same as Hussein did last time with very few paying attention. Fool me once…

RomneyCare is now a great idea according to these “TP conservatives”. Automatic minimum wage increases? Sure, bring them. Anti-gun laws? Yep, let’s have them. Poor? Who gives a crap about them? “I am a PROGRESSIVE…” Cars for welfare recipients? Come right up and grab a key. And more, and more, and more of same liberal progressive crap…

Yep, a “true TP conservative” should vote for Romney. Amazing how many RINOs are out there… Stop taking mind altering meds, they are bad for you…

riddick on February 2, 2012 at 2:33 PM

why would anybody care what this bad toupee wearing numb nutz thinks? the cheap glue has made him an idiot.

Your Mamma loves me on February 2, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Also If the TOP of our ticket does not do well it affects the bottom of the ticket… i.e. minority Status in the House and Senate. THAT is why you vote the TOP of the ticket for your side NO MATTER WHAT. :o)

g2825m on February 2, 2012 at 1:57 PM

And now you, and the rest of the RINO Establishment, begin seeing the biggest issue facing us come General and Romney. Main reason some of the RINOs are walking back their vitriol on Newt, too bad “strong TP conservatives” such as you are still in complete darkness. Have no idea how anyone calling him/herself a conservative can be fooled by a progressive liberal, bu there is a first every day of the year.

True conservatives will stay home come General if Romney is on the ticket, no sense voting for yet another liberal who is also stupid enough to make his cards open well in advance. Same as Hussein did last time with very few paying attention. Fool me once…

RomneyCare is now a great idea according to these “TP conservatives”. Automatic minimum wage increases? Sure, bring them. Anti-gun laws? Yep, let’s have them. Poor? Who gives a crap about them? “I am a PROGRESSIVE…” Cars for welfare recipients? Come right up and grab a key. And more, and more, and more of same liberal progressive crap…

Yep, a “true TP conservative” should vote for Romney. Amazing how many RINOs are out there… Stop taking mind altering meds, they are bad for you…

riddick on February 2, 2012 at 2:33 PM

This is utter nonsense. I am likely more conservative in my lifestyle than you are riddick…So, yes, there are strong conservatives backing Romney all over the country.

you stating you will stay home if Romney is the nominee is what is hurting the conservative party…

g2825m on February 2, 2012 at 2:45 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W3L7Z2Cn4Q&feature=youtu.be

mittbots off go!

HerneTheHunter on February 2, 2012 at 2:55 PM

MITT Brigades Yesterday when they thought Trump endorsed Gingrich: “Who wants a stupid Circus act endorsement like Trump, anyway???”

——————————————————-

Mitt Brigades Today:

“This is great. What a game changer. See, Mitt is getting endorsements!!”

portlandon on February 2, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Ha ha! I just had to come here for that. The smell of burning brakes and the sound of furious backpedaling. Gotta love those Mittbots, lol. But hey, they have to be experts at freakish rationalization by now.

kg598301 on February 2, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Flora Duh on February 2, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Awesome! lol

kg598301 on February 2, 2012 at 3:02 PM

So polls are extremely limited, but let’s make our decision based on those polls nonetheless.

That’s a ridiculous distortion of what I said.

LukeinNE on February 2, 2012 at 3:12 PM

On Drudge: Confirmed “YOU’RE HIRED” — It’s Romney.

Trochilus on February 2, 2012 at 3:15 PM

g2825m on February 2, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Glad you had a laugh. You can probably always use one, you know, being there. If its any conciliation to know where I really stand. Since November of 2008 I have said Mitt is a for-gone conclusion. In case you didn’t get my congrats for the Fl. win. Congrats! My bottom line this year is to get 0 out of there. I’ll work on the party later. Its not likely their going anywhere anytime soon. But 0 has to go now. Well November at the latest.

Bmore on February 2, 2012 at 3:18 PM

The value for Romney isn’t so much that he’d get a boost from voters, but that he keeps Gingrich from getting one. And in this case, the endorsement helps to amplify the notion that Team Gingrich is in disarray.

Come on, Ed. Last night when it was thought Trump would endorse Gingrich there was mention of one grandiose ego endorsing another.

INC on February 2, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Egg on Face Dept.

Jen Rubin, 02/02/12, 9:00 a.m., Washington Post.

Egomaniacs R Us: Trump to pick Newt

INC on February 2, 2012 at 3:21 PM

g2825m on February 2, 2012 at 2:45 PM

I’m not staying home if Mittbama is on the top of the ticket. I’m voting for Obama. Why should I vote for Mittbama when I can have the real thing, Obama.

The core of Romney’s support in this primary season are liberals in Republican clothing, who do not wish to repeal Obama-care. It’s part of the progressive vision to which they adhere, but more importantly for them, it’s going to be a profit center. The GOP establishment is filled with heavy-hitters who will get all sorts of government contracts in the short run to help run the health-care exchanges at the state level, and will be among those who profit most from Obama-cares implementation. Obama bought them off during all of those closed-door meetings with medical and pharmaceutical companies, and a few information technology companies too. If you thought the people in league with Obama-care are all Democrats, you’re in for a shock. No, the establishment wing of the GOP is waiting in the wings to cash in, and they already are doing so. You wonder why they want Obama-care? Examine where so many implementation dollars are now going.
Norm Coleman let the cat out of the bag that Obamacare will not be repealed last week.

There is only one party now the “Big Government Party.” We have Big Finance, Big Government, and Big Business all in collusion against the people.

Wall Street is funding Mittbama because they desperately need Cap and Trade. Obama didn’t deliver so they are threatening him with Mittbama. Hey, they have to make up for the shortfall in revenues due to the implosion of mortgage backed securities.

You could put sell out Rubio, who the TEA Party backed and not the establishment who backed Charlie Crist, on the bottom of the ticket. We still won’t vote for Mittbama. You can put Mother Theresa on the bottom of the ticket and we still won’t vote for Mittbama.

This is no longer a fight between Democrat and Republican. This is a fight between the country class and the political class. New battle lines have been drawn. Everything is out in the open now.

The Republican machine is the enemy. If Mittbama is the nominee, I’m voting for Obama.

You gambled and lost trying to shove this crap sandwich down our throats. Obama won in 2008 because conservatives stayed home because Palin was on the bottom of the ticket. You want to keep beating your head against the wall knock yourself out.

Have another temper tantrum. Your living in the stone age.

Jayrae on February 2, 2012 at 3:33 PM

g2825m on February 2, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Oh and just to add a bit more clarity, I said Mitt was a for-gone conclusion. That’s just as the Republican nominee. He still has a chance at losing the general. He hasn’t been helping himself with the unforced errors he makes. He really needs to not resupply the other side.
Your disagreeable friend.

Bmore on February 2, 2012 at 3:36 PM

You gambled and lost trying to shove this crap sandwich down our throats. Obama won in 2008 because conservatives stayed home because Palin was on the bottom of the ticket.

Jayrae on February 2, 2012 at 3:33 PM

That is a big steaming pile of horse droppings. Conservatives lost in ’08 because of MASSIVE “Bush backlash”, coupled with a Manchurian candidate being portrayed as a god incarnate by the media. McLame got creamed. He performed so poorly that the pretty face from Alaska has done better than him in the years after.

MelonCollie on February 2, 2012 at 4:03 PM

I’m VERY DISSAPOINTED in Donald aka if I endorse RINO Establishment Romney Rove and the Insiders will lay off me Trump…

apocalypse on February 2, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Donald Trump = Establishment Appeaser

apocalypse on February 2, 2012 at 4:14 PM

MelonCollie on February 2, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Nice summary and response to the utter nonsense posted by Jayrae on February 2, 2012 at 3:33 PM.

He/she is either an out-and-out troll, or just a pathetic loser.

I suspect the latter.

Isn’t it amazing how much horse collar some people will throw out there . . . mostly to try and convince themselves that their position is justifiable?

He/she is certainly never going to convince anyone else by posting such drivel!

Trochilus on February 2, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Trochilus on February 2, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Thank you. That was the intellectual equivalent of shooting fish in a barrel with a bazooka. Not much of a challenge, but extremely satisfying nonetheless! And anything that lifts my spirits after having to just put down my dear kitty is very welcome…

MelonCollie on February 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Could the Donald be setting himself up as the next-in-line candidate when Romney loses this fall? Everything the Donald does is about himself.

Jurisprudence on February 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

MelonCollie on February 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I well know that feeling, having lost two wonderful companions to old age quite recently . . . both a cat and a dog. We have others, but that sadness lingers.

Trochilus on February 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

And anything that lifts my spirits after having to just put down my dear kitty is very welcome…

MelonCollie on February 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I’m so sorry you lost your little friend. I can still tear up thinking about the little guy I lost 2 years ago.

kg598301 on February 2, 2012 at 6:01 PM

What more could a good liberal ask for? An endorsement from a fellow snake oil salesman, the Donald, and George Soros. Now, any good lying his rear off Liberal politician would gladly sell his soul for those endorsements to go along with the many RINO endorsements.

Every time I see Possum eatin’ grin Romney, I can’t but help picture a snake oil salesman pitching his elixir that will solve all your ills from warts to bubonic plaque. And all for the low, low price of just one vote. The smart among us would walk away from a charlatan selling snake oil, but it seems that many so called conservatives are buying this sham by the covered wagon load.

they lie on February 2, 2012 at 7:15 PM

World ends, etc.

Pablo Snooze on February 2, 2012 at 7:42 PM

The man who likes to fire people endorsed by the man who likes to say “you’re fired”. Czar of layoffs sounds nice, no?

astonerii on February 2, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Oh, well. I suppose it could have been worse. I was a little concerned Trump would do something show boaty like show up on the stage with Romney and endorse Gingrich. Hopefully this endorsement will not have much impact, I don’t know too many people that care about Trump’s opinion.

Frankly, you might want to hit the liquor store first . . .

RedPepper on February 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM

I thought about that, but then there’s a chance that while being drunk, I could accidentally vote for Obama.

Aizen on February 2, 2012 at 12:11 PM

This has been worrying me a great deal,too. I suppose the solution is too go out and get rip-roaring drunk after pulling the lever.

talkingpoints on February 2, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Trochilus on February 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

kg598301 on February 2, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Thank you both. I don’t know which is worse…the fact that I was just petting him this morning, or the fact that he’s not suffering from sudden-onset diabetes. His pained yowling was breaking my heart.

MelonCollie on February 2, 2012 at 10:37 PM

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