However, what they fail to understand is that associating with Donald Trump gives Mitt Romney a way of being brash without being brash. Trump is popular with a certain portion of the GOP, the portion that Romney doesn’t connect with. Trump’s bravado is not necessarily a bad thing for Romney because it connects him to a flamethrower and his audience without having to throw the flames himself. Plus, Trump is considered a winner and successful and who doesn’t want to be associated with that? Furthermore, more people know who Donald Trump is than Mitt Romney because of his brand name and NBC show. Therefore, the folks who couldn’t give a rip about politics but like Donald Trump may be inclined to look more favorably on Romney since they are seen together in a positive setting. Also, the last time I checked Romney needs to raise tons of money to beat President Obama. You think Trump might help a little bit with that? C’mon.