Mitt Romney met privately with William Kristol, who is leading the effort to draft an independent candidate

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    May 07, 2016 12:36 PM GMT
    In spite of his insistence that he will not run, Mitt Romney is being courted this week by a leading conservative commentator to reconsider and jump into the volatile 2016 presidential race as an independent candidate.

    William Kristol, the longtime editor of the Weekly Standard magazine and a leading voice on the right, met privately with the 2012 nominee on Thursday afternoon to discuss the possibility of launching an independent bid, potentially with Romney as its standard-bearer.

    “He came pretty close to being elected president, so I thought he may consider doing it, especially since he has been very forthright in explaining why Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should not be president of the United States,” Kristol said in a phone interview Friday, during which he confirmed that he and Romney had a “little meeting in Washington.”


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    I think Romney would probably gain the support of many moderate Republicans and the GOP hierarchy. He'll have to hurry though.
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    May 07, 2016 12:45 PM GMT
    Romney is just another establishment politician, big dealicon_exclaim.gif
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    May 07, 2016 12:52 PM GMT
    Romney is the best choice for a protest vote against Trump because he is the most prominent Republican who has made his position clear: NEVER TRUMP!

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    May 07, 2016 1:00 PM GMT
    I will take Trump any day over that crooked, incompetent, pathological liar Hillary.

    ANYONE BUT HILLARY IN NOVEMBERicon_exclaim.gif
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    May 07, 2016 1:18 PM GMT
    Kantankerous saidRomney is the best choice for a protest vote against Trump because he is the most prominent Republican who has made his position clear: NEVER TRUMP!



    Romney and Kasick would make a fine ticket.

    NEVER TRUMP!