Inside Romney’s attempt to steal the nomination from Donald Trump

Most pundits have missed the point behind Mitt Romney’s speech to the GOP.  He is actually considering a play for the nomination. This will resolve itself very quickly but it is based on new rules of the Republican National Convention that are not well known.

Today, Romney is being compared to Ronald Reagan who gave a speech supporting the disastrous Republican nominee, Barry Goldwater in 1964. That speech, given in support of a controversial figure is far different from this speech which will not endorse anyone and will by implication suggest that the party should now turn to Romney himself.

Imagine Reagan giving a speech in 1964 in which he attacks Goldwater and doesn’t support anyone else and you get the idea. Reagan’s speech was selfless, trying to save the Party. Romney’s speech is an act of betrayal, planned to tear the Party asunder.

Overlooked in this discussion are the rules that Romney and his GOP establishment lawyer, Ben Ginsburg, wrote at the last Republican nominating convention.  Convinced that Romney would be elected president in 2012 and wanting to assure that his re-nomination in 2016, as the incumbent president, would be a flawless process, the Party rammed through rules that allow the delegates at the convention to qualify or disqualify each other at will.

The driving force behind the rules change was to give the Party establishment the power to block an outsider, a rogue candidate with grass roots appeal, someone like Ron Paul, who they felt would embarrass the Party and the presumed incumbent president Romney.

The real issue was money.

There was a very real danger that an outsider – and Paul happened to be a very good example of this –  might oppose the deals at the Export-Import Bank, or the government’s selective enforcement of regulations, or the zero percent interest loans that the FED gave some companies and not others.  An outsider could end the gravy train that picked up steam in the last year of the presidency of George W. Bush and has now continued without interruption throughout the years of Barack Obama.  The rich have gotten richer and the poor have gotten poorer at a staggering rate.  See the study at the University of California Berkeley.

Even beyond Ron Paul, any outsider might mess up the process in some clumsy way. Such a candidate might hijack a state caucus and arrive at the national convention with enough delegates to get their name in nomination. Anything could happen. An outsider might even get the nomination.

It is these rules that Romney and Republican Party insiders are now considering to steal the nomination away from frontrunner, Donald Trump, and give to the dignified, true statesman and long suffering president in waiting, Mitt Romney.

They know it’s a long shot. But they will have strong support in the national mainstream media whose corporations depend on advertising dollars from the very companies that benefit from the current Republican-Democrat establishment.

Wait a second, you say. This won’t work. Romney can’t do that. The people won’t allow that. And you are probably right, although, Romney may wait for the polls that follow his speech to finally convince him.  But remember, he knows about those rules that he created. The rules that will allow the Republican Convention to do what it wants. It’s hard to have such a weapon in hand and not use it.

And finally, keep in mind. Romney, whose corporate cronies feast off of the system in place doesn’t have to win to win.  He just has to destroy Donald Trump.

Sure, he would like to be president. God wants him to be president.  But as the Chairman of Goldman Sachs allegedly said a year ago. He would be perfectly fine with Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush. It doesn’t really matter. Democrat or Republican. Just make sure it is an insider who can assure us that the power and the money will keep flowing to the people who deserve it.

(Coming Monday, March 7, 2016. Point by point, how the Republican establishment will try to steal the nomination away from Donald Trump.)







Published by Doug Wead

Doug Wead is a New York Times bestselling author whose latest book, Game of Thorns, is about the Trump-Clinton 2016 election. He served as an adviser to two American presidents and was a special assistant to the president in the George H.W. Bush White House.

10 thoughts on “Inside Romney’s attempt to steal the nomination from Donald Trump

  1. Great post Doug. I’ve been distraught this go round since Ron didn’t run and Rand is now out of the mix. I sure would like to see a non-establishment candidate who represents evangelicals.

  2. As Dr. Luke records: “”No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

  3. I am voting for Trump!
    This is ALL about wide open borders and amnesty for cheap laborers!
    The H1b visas like you saw at Disney. Import cheap laborer and unemploy Americans.
    FB wants it.
    Google WANTS it.
    All the tech companies want cheap laborers.

    This is the globalists special club Mr. Bloomberg and Mr. Rupert Murdoch chair and co-chair.
    This FINE organization pushes Gang of 8 Rubio. Sarcasm.

    They WANT the North American Union! NO Borders in ALL the Americas, from Canada though all S.America.

    The Partnership for a New American Economy brings together more than 500 Republican, Democratic, and Independent mayors and business leaders who support immigration reform as a way of creating jobs for Americans today.

  4. But Donald does not have the support of even the majority in the primary. Yes, he is winning and has more delegates than his opponents but he hardly has the support of most Republicans. It’s the exact opposite, in fact. Two thirds, at a minimum, oppose him. This is clear evidence to me, that he doesn’t stand a hope in hell in the general. How could he? He’s a fascist who is either going to destroy the party in the primary or turn it into some white identity thing and force conservatives to vote for a third party.

  5. Great piece Doug. All this crap coming up, terribly reminiscent of the Paul defeat. Except this time if it happens, the people will definitely have a say, and it won’t be peaceful.

  6. Disgusting. Despicable. Fraud.

    I’m no fan of Trump, Hitlery, Sanders or any other clown neo-con fascists like Rubio. But this disgusting Romney waking up from his sleep is the most hypocritical charade. If he wants to know anybody who is a “Con-man & Phony”, he should look himself in the mirror first.

  7. When Romney and Co. disenfranchised my caucus and therefore me in Massachusetts by replacing all of our elected delegates with party chosen ones, was when I decided that the Republican party can pound sand.

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