Past Features

March 9, 2016

Romney Takes Aim at Trump
"avatar of establishment conspiracy"

Glenn Spencer flies airplane along the border - See Washington Post - August 25, 2015
Slate -- March 8, 2016  
What Mitt Romney Really Wants
It's not just to keep Donald Trump from becoming president.
    Mtt Romney, of 2012 fame, is making good on his support for the “everyone stays in” tactical voting strategy in which anti-Trumpists do not coalesce around a single non-Trump candidate, but rather support whichever candidate can pluck the most delegates from Trump in any given state. He has recorded a message for the John Kasich campaign in Michigan that, unconventionally enough, doesn't express direct support for John Kasich. That may be because he also recorded a robocall for the Marco Rubio campaign in Michigan. The twin goals, theoretically, would be to vault Kasich past Trump for the gold medal in Michigan while helping Rubio cross the 15 percent threshold for collecting delegates. (Right now, Marco Rubio is in fourth place in the state.) Romney also recorded robocalls for Rubio in the remaining Tuesday voting states of Idaho, Hawaii, and Mississippi. Huh. [...}
    No, I don't think Romney is going to be the Republican presidential nominee. That seems unlikely, as the man once said. But he and other “establishment” leaders who are giddily trumpeting their plan to block delegate leader Donald Trump from reaching a majority have— --- shockingly --- —misread how this looks to the grassroots. Rank-and-file conservatives, even the ones who believe Donald Trump is a fraud who's hijacked their movement, find the prospect of blocking Trump for the express purpose of putting an establishment candidate on the ticket in Cleveland to be the ultimate sin. If there's nothing in this for Romney, he should say so, explicitly. Otherwise he merely serves as the avatar of establishment conspiracy.

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
Romney - Political Malpractice
    Two months before the 2012 election, the American Patrol Report published data that proved that Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Children of Aliens (DACA) caused a surge of illegal immigration in Arizona. At the time AP said failure of Republicans to address this issue amounted to “political malpractice”.
     Mitt Romney passed on every chance he had to expose Obama's open border policy --- and he lost an election he should have won.