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Romney to campaign with Kasich in Ohio

Romney to campaign with Kasich in Ohio

“Another time for choosing.”

Mitt Romney has entered the next phase of his stop Trump crusade and will campaign with Ohio governor John Kasich in the state Monday.

NBC News reported:

Mitt Romney to Campaign with John Kasich in Ohio

Mitt Romney will campaign with John Kasich Monday at two stops in Ohio, NBC News has learned from a source familiar with the plans.

Romney is not expected to endorse the Ohio governor during the campaign swing, the source said, but it will be the first time Romney has campaigned on behalf of a Republican candidate this cycle.

It’s a significant move for the former Republican nominee, who previously recorded campaign telephone “robocalls” for Kasich as well as Marco Rubio.

Earlier this month, at a speech in Utah, Romney lambasted frontrunner Donald Trump as a “fraud” and warned of the dangers to the Republican Party if Trump were the nominee.

“I believe with all my heart and soul that we face another time for choosing,” said Romney at the time, “one that will have profound consequences for the Republican party and more importantly, for the country.”

Here’s a robocall Romney ran for Kasich in Michigan: provides some insight into Romney’s thinking:

Mitt Romney explains why he waited until now to attack Donald Trump

Mitt Romney says he wanted to speak out months ago about the “threat” Donald Trump presents to Republicans and to the country as a whole. The former Massachusetts governor told The Boston Globe he found it “astonishing” that none of the other Republican candidates would aggressively attack Trump.

But, according to a transcript of the Globe’s wide-ranging interview, Romney said his close advisors begged him not to get into it with Trump.

“‘The return fire is going to be overwhelming,’” Romney said he was told. “‘It will hurt you, and it will accomplish very little. Don’t do it.’ I literally had one of my advisers say, ‘I’m begging you not to do that.’”

Count me among those who are wondering where this Mitt Romney was in 2012.

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Considering that both Kasich and Rubio are big supporters of “amnesty” as it is defined in the illegal immigration debate, this Romney was right there in view in 2012.

    Observer in reply to Tregonsee. | March 14, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Yes, Kasich is promising legalization for all illegal aliens within 100 days if he’s elected president. Providing voters with yet another good reason not to vote for this fool.

    I hope some reporter asks Kasich if every human who is “made in God’s image” should now expect to be rewarded for willfully breaking laws, or is that just going to be Kasich’s policy for lawbreakers from south of the border.

He should take the advice his advisers begged him to take.

GOP MATH – Two Losers = One Winner.
Must be Common Core because I don’t get it.

Seriously – the #1 thing the GOP elites will do after this election is move for Super Delegates like the Democrats. Leaving the selection process to the voters does not jive with their sensibilities.

So what’s Trump paying Romney to do this?

JimMtnViewCaUSA | March 14, 2016 at 9:57 am

OMG. It’s like bad comedy which telegraphs its punch lines.

And, quick question, will ANY of these guys be speaking out against the Dem nominee come November?

I’ve always liked Mitten personally. I campaigned for him in 2012 in the hopes that he would save us from four more years of Obama. Sigh.

Mitt might be the only guy in Ohio this morning who doesn’t see Kasich as anything other than a “favorite son” candidate. The days in which a governor could bring a block of votes to the convention for barter are over.

In the end it’s Trump or Cruz. I certainly can’t predict a winner today, but the losers still in the race are Rubio and Kasich. Decent enough people and maybe a contender in another year. But not this year.

    JimMtnViewCaUSA in reply to stevewhitemd. | March 14, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Agree, Mitt is a decent and, even more, a competent guy. A Romney Admin would have governed well. We missed an opportunity there. But he’s a member of the protected class and has no vision for the necessity of taking emergency measures the reduce and depoliticize the bureaucracy.

JimMtnViewCaUSA | March 14, 2016 at 10:03 am

“Count me among those who are wondering where this Mitt Romney was in 2012.”
A commenter on another blog predicts Repub leaders will all be wearing “Too Noble To Vote” lapel pins this year.

George Soros is the Kasich campaign’s 6th largest donor. He’s donated $202,000 to the Kasich campaign.

Think about that: the man who gets rich by betting that countries will collapse and who funds movements who make countries collapse…. is betting on John Kasich.

That’s why Kasich wants amnesty for all illegals in the first 100 days.

Kasich didn’t even get on the ballot in PA. He’s missing from several Illinois county ballots as well. At this point Kasich is a joke. A stop-Trump candidate only.

They better make sure they don’t rally at the same time as Trump, or maybe nobody will show up.
Fine pair there. Sheesh.

Mitt if you want to stop Trump. Endorse Trump and campaign for him.