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This Man Could Be President With Just 6 Electoral Votes

FiveThirtyEight lays out the longshot chance for Evan McMullin

(Newser) - It may sound nuts, but an analysis at FiveThirtyEight lays out the longshot scenario of how the nation's next president could be ... Evan McMullin. As Benjamin Morris writes, the chances of the independent candidate claiming the White House "are slim, not none." And it's all about... More »

Romney Rips GOP for Letting Trump Happen

Candidate's rise is 'breaking my heart,' says former nominee

(Newser) - Mitt Romney has made no secret of his distaste for Donald Trump, but the former Republican presidential nominee is taking his trolling of the soon-to-be current Republican presidential nominee to new levels, reports CNN , telling a group of donors Saturday that the party's current predicament is "breaking my... More »

Report: Sad GOPers Name Candidate to Run Against Trump, Clinton

His name is David French and he recaps Game of Thrones

(Newser) - Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, with the help of Mitt Romney and other Republicans, has been threatening to run a third-party candidate against Trump and Clinton for a while now—even going so far as to approach Mark Cuban , apparently. Over the weekend, Kristol tweeted : "There will be an... More »

Mitt Romney Takes Meeting About Third- Party Run

William Kristol is looking for someone to run

(Newser) - Mitt Romney and William Kristol met privately "over glasses of water" Thursday to discuss running a third-party candidate and the possibility that candidate might be Romney himself, the Washington Post reports. Kristol, a conservative commentator and editor of the Weekly Standard, has been a major part of the #NeverTrump... More »

Now Romney Is Slighting Trump's 'Foreign' Wives

'There really are jobs Americans won't do,' he said

(Newser) - First, he voted for Ted Cruz . Now, Mitt Romney is "practically leading the anti-Donald Trump effort," as Mediaite puts it. Case in point: While at the National Republican Congressional Committee dinner on Tuesday, Paul Ryan mentioned that Trump had questioned whether Romney was actually Mormon. "All he... More »

Romney: I'm Voting for Cruz

But he doesn't sound all that excited about it

(Newser) - Another somewhat endorse-y non-endorsement for Ted Cruz: "This week, in the Utah nominating caucus, I will vote for Senator Ted Cruz," Mitt Romney posted on Facebook Friday. Romney never actually uses any form of the word "endorse" in the statement, which Mashable refers to as a "... More »

Romney: Trump 'Not a Republican In Any Sense'

Former nominee won't be endorsing the Donald

(Newser) - In case there was any doubt, Mitt Romney says he "can't imagine" endorsing Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee. The 2012 GOP presidential candidate says Trump, "is not a Republican in any sense of the word" and has "taken this campaign into a very deep... More »

Trump: Romney Would Have 'Dropped to His Knees' for Me

He lashes back at 'irrelevant' former candidate

(Newser) - Mitt Romney took his shots at Donald Trump Thursday morning, and Trump returned fire Thursday afternoon. His verdict: Romney is "irrelevant" after running "one of the worst campaigns in the history of politics." At one point, Trump took a shot at Romney as two-faced because he said... More »

Will Romney's 'Eviscerating' Trump Attack Matter?

One school of thought is that it might actually help the frontrunner

(Newser) - Mitt Romney let loose on Donald Trump on Thursday, warning that Trump as nominee would be horrible for Republicans and Trump as president would be even worse for the country. "Let me put it plainly, if we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe... More »

Romney Will Attack Trump, His 'Lousy Hat'

He plans to go after front-runner aggressively in speech

(Newser) - Excerpts of Mitt Romney's surprise address about the election Thursday morning are out in advance, and, no, he's not jumping in. But he is going after Donald Trump more "bluntly" than anyone in the GOP establishment has done so far, reports Bloomberg . Here's one notable example:... More »

Hmmm, What Does Mitt Romney Have in Mind?

He announces surprise speech about the election on Thursday

(Newser) - One day after Donald Trump cemented his hold on the GOP nomination, Mitt Romney has gotten the rumor mills churning with the announcement that he'll give a speech Thursday morning in Utah about the state of the election. At NBC News , Andrew Rafferty cuts right to the chase with... More »

Romney Thinks There May Be 'Bombshell' in Trump's Taxes

Maybe he's not so rich, or isn't paying the taxes we'd expect, speculates Romney

(Newser) - In a bit of an ironic twist, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is publicly calling on Donald Trump to release his tax information and speculating on what the Republican frontrunner might be hiding, CNN reports. "We have good reason to believe that there's a bombshell in Donald Trump'... More »

Romney's 47% Needs a Revise

Percentage not paying income tax has risen to 45.3% from 2013: Tax Policy Center

(Newser) - Just when you thought Mitt Romney's "47%" comment , which he said was the percentage of Americans dependent on the government and not paying income tax, had made way for a new election cycle's gaffes, that number now needs another revision. Per the Tax Policy Center, the percentage... More »

Mitt Jump-Starts GOP Debate Over Confederate Flag

POTUS contenders have varying reactions to flag flying on grounds of SC Capitol

(Newser) - Mitt Romney has long been vocal about his distaste for the Confederate flag flying on South Carolina Capitol grounds, saying in a 2007 presidential debate , "That's not a flag I recognize. That flag, frankly, is divisive, and it shouldn't be shown." He refueled that fire Saturday... More »

This May Be the Strangest Weigh-In Photo Ever

Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield fighting in a charity match

(Newser) - Mitt Romney will box Evander Holyfield in a charity event in Utah today, but first came the official weigh-in and obligatory, if jokey, stare-down. For the record, Romney came in at 179 pounds and Holyfield at 236.5, notes Mediaite . It's all in good fun: "I don't... More »

Get Ready for Romney Vs. Holyfield

Yes, really

(Newser) - This is, apparently, not a joke: Mitt Romney will fight boxer Evander Holyfield. In the Salt Lake Tribune , Paul Rolly calls it the "marquee event" of a black-tie evening involving several other bouts on May 15 in Salt Lake City, meant to raise money for Charity Vision . The humanitarian... More »

Romney: I'm Not Running

He tells supporters he won't be a candidate in 2016

(Newser) - Mitt Romney won't be a candidate in 2016 after all. In a call with supporters today, he said that "after putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next... More »

Romney to Say If He's Running at 11am

Romney camp sees more factors in favor of a run than against

(Newser) - Mitt Romney has reportedly decided whether he'll make a third presidential bid in 2016. In an email yesterday, the Romney camp invited supporters to listen in on a conference call at 11am today, promising "an update," the Washington Post reports. What supporters will get is clarification on... More »

After 2012 Loss, Romney Went on Real Estate Binge

He's now got 4 swank houses, which could present an image problem

(Newser) - Mitt Romney might have gotten a little notoriety for his house with the car elevator , but that was the tip of the real estate iceberg and the buying binge he went on in the wake of his 2012 loss. As the Boston Globe reports, "For the first time in... More »

Big Shift for Romney: He Puts Focus on Poverty

In speech, he emphasizes the poor and the middle class

(Newser) - Mitt Romney spoke to the Republican National Committee last night and sounded very much like a candidate trying to erase an image of being rich and out of touch, reports AP . Consider these quotes:
  • “Under President Obama, the rich have gotten richer, income inequality has gotten worse and there
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