Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mitt Romney to Donald Trump: Thanks, But No Thanks

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has rejected an invite to attend a Republican debate set to be moderated by real estate mogul Donald Trump later this month, he said Tuesday.

"I'm not participating," Romney said during an interview on Fox News. "I spoke with Donald Trump earlier today and indicated that we just can't make this debate."

Asked how Trump took it, Romney said it went over without incident.

"He understood my perspective and wished me well," Romney replied.

Donald Trump, through a spokesman, sends over a response to Romney's decision not to attend the debate he is hosting.

"It would seem logical to me that if I was substantially behind in the polls, especially in Iowa, South Carolina, and Florida, I would be participating in the debate. But, I can also understand why Governor Romney decided not to do it."

This isn't exactly the most searing criticism of Romney. But it's a swipe nonetheless.
The rest of the story is HERE.
Here is the serial ass kisser's explanation for attending the Trump event:

How did you like Newt Gingrich complementing Jimmy Carter? Carters got Talent. Just another example of his MOUTH LEADING HIS BRAIN!

Here is a little Trump/Gingrich trivia: What do Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump have in Common? The answer is HERE.

Note: Right Speak will not cover the Trump Event. Rumor has it that it will be broadcast HERE.

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Terrye said...

It goes without saying that Newt Gingrich will love sucking up to Trump.

Personally, I don't get the whole Trump thing...he supported Obama in the last election. He is pro choice..he supports universal health care..he is also a tasteless, vain, pompous, self promoting, womanizing, greedy, little man. So needless to say he and Gingrich have a lot in common.

Ron Paul declined as well..and whatever else he is, he is not a chicken. He did suggest that Gingrich and Trump take the wives to Tiffanys for some Christmas shopping while they were in NYC.

Lionhead said...

All true conservative candidates should avoid this bogus event. Bachmann has also dropped out, announcing her decision on the Glenn Beck Show this morning.

Doug NYC GOP said...

Great move by Mitt, one I was hoping he would make. Romney understands this is the GOP Nomination and the Presidency. To trivialize both by grovelling before the Throne of Trump is demaning, crass and beyond satire.

So with Romney, Bachmann, Huntsmand and Paul out, maybe Santorum will finally be in a debate where he won't wine about not getting questions.

Considering how much sucking up Newt has to do, this will mark the first debate where Gingrich won't be castigating the moderator over the questions asked.

Terrye said...

Bachmann said no too.

Gingrich and Trump...we might see strippers and a magic act if these guys are on their own.

Terrye said...

Drudge Report said it all...a picture of Trump and Gingrich..under it a headline...Romney won't kiss the ring...sweet.

Machtyn said...

So let's see. Cain is out of the running, so he obviously will not be attending. That leaves Gingrich, Perry and Santorum. What a crowd!

Back when the major candidates "supped" with Trump, I'm sure most of them were seeking Trump's endorsement. Mitt having snuck in the front door to avoid the OWS crowd, (or am I thinking of another event), was probably not there to seek an endorsement, but to find out where Trump stood on a third party run. Romney likely made his case to Trump to convince him to stay out of it.

A poll shortly after that showed that a Trump endorsement was more poisonous than tonic.

Anonymous said...

Wy would Rightspeak NOT cover the Trump event? Bosman, I understand your opinion on the race but you have gone out of your way to insist that this site, your site, is a place for all conservatives...so why wouldn't you provide a live feed and cover the event?

Just another reason why I believe this site will be a ghost town, if it exists at all, if Romney loses the nomination.


TexasConservative said...

Romney is smart to avoid Trump's debate.

I think the other GOP candidates should as well.

I could be totally wrong, but it could turn out to be a circus.

Teemu said...

Trump basically said that he and Newt are so good friends, that he is the only person of whom he can say now that he would not run against as third party under any circumstances. Also this week he said that he is leaning heavily toward someone already. Considering that he has said that he will declare the person he will support at the end of the debate, no wonder that many people don't want to participate to this debate.

KelleyGurl said...

Not surprising Trump would take a swipe at Romney not going. As a matter of fact, I could see Trump making this a bigger deal later on. Trump is egotistical enough to think that he should have his way on pretty much everything. He also enjoys being in front of the camera.
There are some things I do like about Trump, his backing Newt aren't one of them. Like Cain, Newt and Trump are two peas in a pod.