Kellyanne Conway Tweets She Is "Receiving Deluge Of Warnings Against Romney As Sec Of State"

In a peculiar update on Thursday morning, just around 9am Eastern, Trump's former campaign manager and current transition aide, Kellyanne Conway, tweeted that she is "Receiving deluge of social media & private comms re: Romney Some Trump loyalists warn against Romney as sec of state."

Receiving deluge of social media & private comms re: Romney Some Trump loyalists warn against Romney as sec of state 

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Some Trump loyalists warn against Romney as secretary of state

'I’m still very unhappy that Mitt did everything he could to derail Donald Trump,' Huckabee said.

She linked to a recent Politico article according to which "some of Donald Trump’s allies are steering him away from tapping one of his fiercest critics to lead his State Department. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Wednesday morning both cast 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney as a detractor who's unlikely to be loyal to Trump."

Huckabee warned that appointments of disloyal Republicans could prove to be a distraction in a president’s administration, arguing that such a person could be a problem because he or she doesn’t have a sense of commitment to or compatibility with the president-elect.“It’s not about that I don’t care for Mitt personally, but I’m still very unhappy that Mitt did everything he could to derail Donald Trump,”


Huckabee told Fox News. “He didn’t just go after him from a standpoint of saying I disagree with his policy on immigration or I disagree with his policy on taxes. He attacked him on a personal level about his character, integrity, his honor.”

As a reminder, earlier this week, the WSJ reported that Trump is "inclined to select Romney" as Secretary of State. This, despite a long history of animosity between the "establishment republican" and the New York billionaire: "Romney delivered a blistering speech in March in Salt Lake City in which he called Trump a “phony” and a “fraud.” He also tried to pick a convention floor fight, boldly calling on voters to cast their primary ballot for whichever Republican had a chance to beat Trump in their state."

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In a private Business one can choose to do as one likes... one can change their direction daily and still demand their employees follow.  In politics one doesn't have the same power... one can't promise one thing today and then turn on a dime the next demanding one's constituents follow...

A politician is not an employer, they are the people's servant. There is a Big difference between running a business and holding a public office. One can not order their constituents to follow.. 

Trump made specific campaign promises and he now appears to be turning on a dime... abandoning them.  Being President is not the same as being a Corporate CEO... a President holds political power with the consent of the people...  without their willing support, Trump's power to accomplish his goals is dramatically reduced.  He must not turn on a dime, and if he does, he must explain why... or risk loosing his public support and political capitol.


What concerns me is that Mr. Trump would even consider Mitt Romney as a possible candidate for State. Why?

What could possibly be behind this astounding consideration? If Romney is qualified because of his globalism, then so too was Clinton. If Romney is qualified due to his poor judgement, then so too was Clinton. What is it?

The old adage of keeping your enemies closer than your friends is a poor excuse, in fact a miserable one, and in politics is generally used only to deceive the public. It is a ploy, a pretense tool, found in the tool box of a double minded politician attempting to demonstrate a reaching out approach. It is weak.

As others have said, there are many good and honorable people to consider. Yet this guy is a "top candidate" on equal footing with Rudy G.?

I reckon some would consider this unpatriotic wondering. Or maybe even unbelievable concern.

It isn't.

  You are too forgiving... Mitt Romney fought against you becoming president... Please don't reward him with a special appointment, Too many better qualified Americans than Mitt Romney.  I would also say this about any potential "Bush" appointment.  They didn't treat you with respect and  declined to even vote for you... What arrogance!!!  God Bless Trump & God Bless America!

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. is scheduled to meet Monday in New York with President-elect Donald Trump, according to news reports quoting a Trump aide.

Clarke, who runs as a Democrat, was a high-profile surrogate for Trump during the campaign.

Clarke has been mentioned as a potential Trump appointee to head the Department of Homeland Security.

"The sheriff has nothing to say," Clarke's spokeswoman, Fran McLaughlin, said Friday when asked to confirm Monday's meeting.

An apology from Romney would probably please the Trump supporters, as it would show how the president-elect can make people grovel to be accepted into the new order of things (for now).

At the same time, it would be a confirmation of every criticism in the book over Northeastern Republicans: they’re weak, they’re unprincipled, and they blow with the political wind. Then again, who cares? Romney isn’t running for president again, and he’s certainly going to get confirmed should he be nominated. There’s not much downside other than the usual suspects hurling some unpleasant things his way, which would pale in comparison to the abuse he took during the 2012 election.

Yet, Haberman and Peters also noted that this rift between Giuliani and Romney could lead the president-elect to nominate someone else for the position: former Marine Gen. John F. Kelly.

Not much down side?  Romney is a Bush free trader ... a globalist.  Do you know which Department is responsible for approving trade treaties... that's right the Secretary of State.  The State Department also handles most of our foreign negotiations and security issues.  Do we want a globalist and ex-Bush dynasty RINO in charge?

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John Francis Kelly is a United States Marine Corps general and the former commander of United States Southern Command. Kelly previously served as the commanding general of the Multi-National Force—West in Iraq from February 2008 to February 2009, and as the commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North in October 2009. Kelly succeeded General Douglas M. Fraser as commander of U.S. Southern Command on November 19, 2012. Kelly was succeeded by Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd on January 14, 2016.




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Joe Biden On Violence Against Women:   We Have To Keep ‘Punching At It, And Punching At It, And Punching At It’

 The audience laughed as he said this.

Former Vice President Joe Biden said that America needs to be “punching” back to combat violence against women during Wednesday’s Democratic debate.

Biden was asked if he would tackle specific issues regarding the #MeToo movement at the beginning of his presidency, if he were to be elected. The former vice president previously sponsored the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which aimed to protect victims of domestic violence.

The presidential candidate responded to the question about assaulting women by using the phrase “punching” repeatedly, apparently not thinking about the implications of using such a word.

“No man has a right to raise a hand to a woman in anger other than in self-defense, and that rarely ever occurs,” Biden said. “So we have to just change the culture, period, and keep punching at it and punching at it and punching at it. No, I really mean it.”

A few people laughed in the audience as he said this.

Biden added that it is important to pass the Violence Against Women Act, which has passed in the House and held up in the Senate. The former Vice President also suggested that America has to “fundamentally change the culture” of how women are treated, noting that it is “everyone’s responsibility.”

“It’s a gigantic issue, and we have to make it clear from the top, from the president on down that we will not tolerate it,” Biden said. “We will not tolerate this culture.”

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