Morning Mix: Mitt “King Of The Hill?”


Guess who’s been hanging in D.C.?† With a satisfying win in Illinois under his belt, GOP nomination frontrunner Mitt Romney has been making the rounds on Capitol Hill. Seeing little reason to go campaigning in Louisiana, where is is expected to be soundly trounced by former Senator Rick Santorum, Romney is trying to woo conservative leaders and see if he can line up more endorsements.

First up, Tea Party Senatorial spokesman Senator Jim DeMint.† The South Carolina Republican isn’t willing to give an official backing† yet, but he does seem to be warming up to a Romney run.† ďI can tell conservatives from my perspective is that, I’m not only comfortable with Romney, I’m excited about the possibility of him possibly being our nominee,Ē said DeMint.

So should everyone else drop out?† Well, DeMint’s not ready to go quite that far yet.† ď[I]tís going to be their decision when they can do more good by getting out than getting in. And I donít know when that is. They have to decide. And no one should be able to tell them they have to get out…But I just hope that at some point theyíll realize whether they can win or not and if they canít, the best thing they can do probably is help the one thatís going to win.”

But he will definitely push a little. “We all need to look at this presidential primary and encourage the candidates to do a little self-reflection here on what’s good for our country. The sooner we can make a decision, the sooner we can focus on the real problem, which is Obama.”

Although kissing DeMint’s ring was no doubt high on Romney’s list of priorities, meeting with House Republicans was important, too.† While trying to win over supporters, Romney talked budget, and football. “As attendees sipped coffee, Romney didn’t directly ask for anyone’s endorsement.† Each Republican in attendance spoke about themselves and their district. With Budget Chairman Paul Ryan in attendance, Romney congratulated the group for passing the budget out of committee. ‘It was great,’ Ryan told POLITICO. ‘We talked about the Packers, we talked about the Lions.’”

But it wasn’t just schmoozing — there was some big time fundraising going on, as well. “Romney began his day in the capitol with a standing-room-only breakfast, raising about $400,000 and hobnobbing with the largest group of lawmakers heís drawn yet to a fundraiser event. The breakfast, which some of his congressional supporters helped raise cash for, included his Capitol Hill liaison, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), as well as Republican Sens. John Thune of South Dakota and Rob Portman of Ohio and senior House Republicans, such as Fred Upton and Dave Camp of Michigan, who are committee chairmen.”

No wonder he’s outpaced his rivals so badly in fundraising.† He’s not just king of the hill, he’s the belle of the ball now, too.


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Avril Lomas
Avril Lomas3 years ago

I did not know that little heaps count as hills. Pretty LOW hills for Mr Moneybags,

Joy Dantine
Joy Dantine3 years ago

THIS MAN, m.r. IS IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN. I do not trust him at the helm. I left Beverly Hills, CA (although, I better know now, not everyone is B. H. is false-hearted) due to the very persona I clearly see in him. The smile is so false it fades as soon as he plasters it on. L.D.S. that I claim most recently - to the point of Temple Worthiness of two years, does not allow me to fall victim to false gods - even within this subculture of humanity or leaders thereof.

Joy Dantine
Joy Dantine3 years ago


Ron B.
Ron B.3 years ago

Well, he certainly isn't king of "the pill"...

Patrick F.
Patrick f.3 years ago

More like King of the road....way down the road....

Carolyn S.
Carolyn Steven3 years ago

Last call for trips to Canada! Allll abooooard!

scarlett g.
joan g.3 years ago

HEY!! ...... are there suppose to be exceptions?? Campaigning works for both parties eh???

James K.
Mike Kelly3 years ago

Mitt Rawmoney is about to be trounced in Louisiana by Rick Santorum, arguably the most successful paste-eater that this country has ever known.

Evelyn M.
Evelyn M.3 years ago

Dung hill.

Joe V.
Joe V.3 years ago

Mitt isn't the nominees yet so you're a wee bit ahead of yourself.