Thursday, May 24, 2012


From CNN:

[Mitt] Romney's campaign is ... raffling a chance to have dinner with [Donald] Trump for supporters who donate to the campaign.

"I want you: Dine with the Donald," a campaign flier proclaims, along with a drawing of Trump.

The campaign offers: "Airport transportation in the Trump vehicle; Stay at the Trump International Hotel & Tower New York; Tour the Celebrity Apprentice Boardroom; Dine with Donald Trump and Mitt Romney."

Here's the "Dine with the Donald" page on Romney's campaign site, accompanied by a drawing that looks as if it was done by a bad Times Square sketch artist wearing a blindfold:

In case you're confused, it is not correct to say that Donald Trump used to be a birther and conspiratorialist. Donald Trump is still a birther and conspiratorialist:

Anyone going to ask Romney about this? Or, for that matter, about Trump's belief that vaccines cause autism?


UPDATE: Good to see birtherism is the main thrust of DNC press secretary Melanie Roussell's response to this:

Once again Mitt Romney is failing the moral leadership test. Instead of rejecting Donald Trump's 'birther' conspiracy theories and divisive attacks, he's endorsing them by campaigning and fundraising with him. Romney has shown time and again that he's not ready to have his John McCain 2008 type moment by speaking out against these types of attacks against the President. This type of false and extremely divisive rhetoric has no place in the political discourse of our country and Mitt Romney should stand up against it instead of standing with Donald Trump to raise money for his campaign.

I can easily imagine Romney canceling this event as a result of too much bad press about Trump's birtherism. Which raises the question: How can we elect a guy president who throws in his lot with a birther and doesn't foresee that this will be a problem for his campaign? Does the heads-I-win-tails-I-win nature of the financial wheeler-dealer world from which Romney emerged just make him incapable of grasping that some decisions are seriously ill-advised?


"Orange Mike" Lowrey said...

You can enter the drawing without making a contributions: just go to

Ten Bears said...

Can I ram a trans-vaginal probe down its throat?

Yes, "it". It, is less than human, ask a combat vet why.

Victor said...

For Mitt the businessman, Trump's an asset 'til he ain't.

And then, instead of saying "You're FIRED!", he'll quietly dump Trump.

And Donald will have to find some other way of getting attention, which he will. The man's completely shameless.

Erik A. Prince said...

There's a certain pathetic nature to this stunt. Obama's campaign invites people to donate for a chance to go to a big Hollywood get together with the President at George Clooney's house. Romney? Tour a boardroom used on a reality TV show and have dinner with two of the least down to earth and least likable famous people you know of. Can you say, contrast?

Romney can't even stumble into likability, can he? I can't think of a celebrity I'd least want to meet than 'The Donald'.


BH said...

Well put, Erik. It must cause Rove et al. some private teeth-gnashing to have ended up, post-Citizens United, with oceans of spendable money but stuck with this clueless android to spend it on. Oh, they may prevail in the end, all right, but it'll be in spite of Mitty.