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RED ALERT: Romney To Gather Aides In Utah

 Mitt Romney

The Washington Post reports that failed establishment Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is gathering his “political brain trust” at a swanky Park City, Utah ski chalet later this month.

If political brains were a prerequisite for an invitation it seems like Romney could have held the gathering in the broom closet of one of his mansions, but conservatives should not dismiss the threat to the prospects for a conservative victory in 2016 that Romney revanchists represent.

As The Post reports, and we hear from time to time with incredulity, there is chatter among some powerful GOP donors about another Romney presidential campaign in 2016.

The reunion is expected to include some senior campaign staff and debate prep advisers, including Beth Myers, Stuart Stevens, Russ Schriefer, Bob White, Peter Flaherty, Eric Fehrnstrom, Austin Barbour, Gail Gitcho and others of the so-called “brain trust” that managed to give away the 2012 presidential campaign.

According to The Washington Post article, Romney is also planning another get together this summer in Park City, where for the third straight year he will invite top political, business and policy leaders for an ideas summit. In 2012, during his campaign, the retreat included several possible vice presidential hopefuls, and in 2013, many of the GOP's leading 2016 presidential contenders attended, including Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

We’re inclined to believe Romney, who has been adamant in saying he will not run for president a third time, even though this this is the same Mitt Romney that said during the campaign "I've been as consistent as human beings can be" in response to challenges regarding his constant flip-flops and evolving principles of convenience on matters related to the conservative agenda.

It says a lot about the caliber of advice Mitt Romney received that that in the midst of the worst economy since the Great Depression of the 1930s he was soundly defeated in a 332 to 206 Electoral College blowout that saw him lose virtually every closely contested state, including the must-win states of Ohio, Virginia, and Florida.

In any logical universe Romney’s staff and consultants, such as Beth Myers, Stuart Stevens, Russ Schriefer, Bob White, Peter Flaherty, Eric Fehrnstrom, Austin Barbour, Gail Gitcho and pollster Neil Newhouse would never be hired to run or consult on a national Republican campaign again and no one would give a dime to any organization that would be so improvident as to take the kind advice that led Romney to lose in 2012 by almost 5 million votes.

The danger presented by the Romney pow-wow in Utah isn’t a nascent Romney presidential run, it is that Romney's “stand-for-nothing” style of politics will continue to exert its destructive influence on the Republican Party through the influence of his “brain trust” and the content-free campaigns they advise Republicans to run.

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CONSERVATIVES WILL NOT WIN IN 2016 IF ROMNEY RUNS. HE ALSO IS A RINO. THERE ARE GOOD PEOPLE TO PICK FROM, WE NEED NEW YOUNG CONSERVATIVE IDEAS, NOT CARL ROVE RINOS.

ROMNEY is a LOSER

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