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Mitt Romney: GOP Hopefuls Fish for the Money Machine

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An AP story out of Boston yesterday morning is getting some traction: apparently, some of the 2016 Republican potentials with their sights on the White House are trying to quietly take advantage of Mitt Romney’s political operatives, in particular his financial advisers.

Even though the election is three years out, in a world with a 24-hour news cycle and campaigns that last upwards of 80 weeks, it’s never too early to start the campaigning. Romney’s financial network was able to rapidly generate donor dollars that feed the political machine, and no matter what you think of Romney’s politics, everyone must admit that the man knew how to rake in the dollars, and there was a time during the 2012 presidential race that the Romney campaign outspent the Obama campaign.

Romney’s finance chairman, Spencer Zwick, said that during the failed candidate’s races “We built an interesting network of people. A lot of them would be inclined to get involved again… I would love to be heavily involved.” Romney himself did not suggest many of the GOP hopefuls would get the chance he did; in his own words, merely one “or perhaps two” of the potentials has a shot at the White House.

Interviews with over a dozen senior donors conducted by the AP have suggested that those who assisted Romney to generate millions of campaign dollars are politically pragmatic when compared to the recent Republican offerings, meaning they would not respond as positively to rigid and inflexible conservatism. That does not mean donors have been unwilling to throw their hats into the ring; on the contrary, Charles Spies (Mitt Romney’s personal Super-PAC heavyweight) has been courted by several Republican hopefuls. Although they were mute as to which ones, the AP’s interviews suggested that the donors would stay away from extreme conservative views (like those of Texas Senator Ted Cruz) or unfavorable press (like that which follows Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who has his own watchdog website).

At least half a dozen Republican leaders will be weighing their chances at a presidential nomination. A September 23 fundraiser to be held at the home of Romney donor Woody Johnson (who owns the New York Jets) will include New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, and Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan.

Although nobody knows for sure just how much influence Romney continues to exert over his extensive donor network, Romney has called for his party to “stay smart” and nominate candidates who can win. At a New Hampshire Republican Party fundraiser, he said that “My guess is that every one of the contenders would be better than whoever the Democrats put up.”

[Image via a YouTube video about the Romney 2012 campaign's cash advantage]

Mitt Romney: GOP Hopefuls Fish for the Money Machine
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  • Sharon Walker

    Dear Friends:
    He is a rotten fish in the Ocean! Mormonism = Communism Oppression of US Constitutional Rights!

  • Sharon Walker

    Dear Friends:
    The only thing worse than Hillary Clinton is the liar and theif Mitt Romney!
    The one who stole retirement funds, Disrupted this nation over Mormonism and lead to the Powerful PUtin equal only to Assad and Anne Romney. Mitt Romney had his mitts all over peoples homes in Arizona and those from Bain. Let us never forget. We are not Mormonism and they did nothing to protect the Meaning of Marriage for Religion and We the People of the USA. Bon what was her name Ramsey a relative.
    Got a rope Mitt! Hangtown Placerville, CA your epitath goes up real soon. Never Mormonism = Communism and gases!

    Dear Friends: Hillary Clinton took several mind control classes. Is this what you want for a President
    She lead to the increased power of Assad of Syria. She also does not practice her faith.
    Who wants a woman who is telling and making adds of fertility. Chinese with their over population there and here? She also supported Bill who got Impeached. Date Rape! He was Guilty!
    Beneath all her facial cuttings are the person who took the Fernal home a Historical Home in Wicomico Virginia off the Chesepeak and took all the artifacts, moved the house from it’s historical site and propably took things from it for herself and Chelsea. The Whole Gloucter County of Virginia which was massive in it’s origin was started due to the ship builder that came from Scottland and Europe. The massive amounts of Land Grants that were given him brought forth the initial County and land holdings. This house belonged to the Diggs family and was lost in a gambling hand that was illegal at the time. Moving the home fractionally can damage or distroy the historical site, view, what was seen as it was right off the coast. Ships of all era went out across the Ocean off this home site. History occurred on this land. The home had chandeliers brought from Europe, floors that were all hand carved and layed from wood and stained, fire places, Formal living room, Formal Dinning room , a sweeping wood staircase that went up stairs and a veranda that went around the house. Here where there were no bathrooms when it was built, no furnaces or air conditionings. Where storms came in and ships that were taller than man or child. Where Sea Turtles laid their eggs and birds and trees held the soil in and up. Where the changes of history for this home and the near ones could hear guns, cannons and other. She si is a theive. Let her not do any more than the destruction that Bill Clinton and she did to our computers and files in the White House when they left office. Let us not pay the price and loose more as with Monica Lewinski. This is not the person for US President. Ever.

    • http://www.mittromneycentral.com Shane Ownbey

      Your an idiot!! Double your dosage and stay off the internet. Let the adults make the important decisions. You should go back to hitting the bong and watching porn all day. LOSER!

  • http://www.mittromneycentral.com Shane Ownbey

    I love Mitt Romney. I’ve read all his books and this guy is “Our BEST Guy” for President. Many folks, myself included think he would be great for America but you must understand, many Americans just want Handouts, Freebies, Immorality and Selfish ambitions. Mitt is NOT about that crap. He’s a righteous, worker and he believe that America will be blessed in a portion equal to the heed we give to God and his Son. Having said that, “God Bless America”, “America, be worthy of those blessings”. Go Mitt Romney (read his book “no apology”)

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