Politics

Romney Looks Into Blocking Trump At Convention To Seize Nomination Himself!

After unleashing a rhetorical assault on the Trump train today, Mitt Romney is reportedly seeking to block Trump at the GOP convention – and seek the nomination himself.

From CNN:

Mitt Romney has instructed his closest advisers to explore the possibility of stopping Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention, a source close to Romney’s inner circle says.

The 2012 GOP nominee’s advisers are examining what a fight at the convention might look like and what rules might need revising.

“It sounds like the plan is to lock the convention,” said the source.

Romney is focused on suppressing Trump’s delegate count to prevent him from accumulating the 1,237 delegates he needs to secure the nomination.

But implicit in Romney’s request to his team to explore the possibility of a convention fight is his willingness to step in and carry the party’s banner into the fall general election as the Republican nominee.

In a speech Thursday at the University of Utah, he urged voters to support the candidate most likely to prevent Trump from racking up delegates in their states — saying he’d back Florida Sen. Marco Rubio if he were voting in the Sunshine State, Gov. John Kasich if he were voting in Ohio, or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the states where he polls as Trump’s strongest foe.

“If the other candidates can find common ground, I believe we can nominate a person who can win the general election and who will represent the values and policies of conservatism,” Romney said.

According to the source, Romney does not expect Rubio, Cruz or Kasich to emerge as the single candidate that can accumulate 1,237 delegates and outright defeat Trump before the convention.

In addition, two senior Republican Party insiders told CNN that the convention scenario is now dominating a lot of conversation in GOP fundraising circles. To be sure, both of these sources are skeptical about Romney being able to execute this plan, but both believe that there is a real attempt underway to try to do this.

Well that escalated quickly.

This will just rile up Trump’s base if they change the rules to let Romney seize the nomination. Can you imagine the pandemonium that would ensue if a demagogue like Trump went to the convention with a majority of delegate votes and they tried to wrestle the nomination from him?

It sure was a nice Republic we had.

UPDATE!!!!!!!!

Romney camp denies the report:

Thank goodness. Even Romney can’t be that dumb. A commenter wonders if perhaps Roger Stone, Trump’s associate was the source – that makes a lot of sense if you wanna rile up the base.

Donald Trump Can’t Bring Himself To Denounce The KKK Without More ‘Research’!!
  • Tyrconnell

    Why do I get a feeling that Roger Stone is the source?

  • Hollywood_Karl

    not the republic so much… just the republican party. I hate Trump, but honestly in the light of our history as a country, party splits are not all that uncommon, nor should they be unexpected.

  • Paula

    Just getting you fixed up….

    “This WILL rile up Trump’s base if they (The Repube-Licking Party) change the rules to let ANYONE seize the nomination.
    The pandemonium will ensue, if Trump goes to the convention with a majority of delegate votes and they try to STEAL/Reword/Wordsmith/Lawyer Speak/Harry Reid/Nancy Pelosi the nomination from him.”

    Indeed, Count on it.

    They brought this on themselves!-FACT
    Time for The Punishment they have earned.

    Trump 2016

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  • Karma’s Janitor

    Another standard lowered by republicans, bring in a the best loser.
    Only bootlickers would vote for Romney. I could stomach him four years ago. Didn’t vote