Romney met privately with Kristol to discuss third-party candidate

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This is from CNN. 

Mitt Romney and William Kristol are a big part of the problem with the Republican party.

Romney turned voters off in 2012 what makes Kristol think he would do any better in 2016.

Washington (CNN)Mitt Romney met privately with leading conservative columnist William Kristol this week to discuss how best to get an independent candidate into the presidential race.

The meeting on Thursday comes as anti-Donald Trump conservatives cling to hope that a viable third-party candidate could offer an alternative to the billionaire businessman and the likely Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.
Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard, told CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel that he’s working to get a strong independent candidate and wanted Romney’s thoughts on who it might be, how it could be done and whether Romney would help — to which Romney agreed.
Kristol then suggested that Romney should consider whether he “might be the candidate” — although Kristol qualified the remark by saying he’s not “actively working to get him to run.”
A message left with a spokeswoman for Romney was not immediately returned. The meeting was first reported by The Washington Post Friday night.
Romney in the past has said he is not interested in an independent run. In January 2015, he floated the idea of mounting a third presidential bid as a Republican before saying he wouldn’t seek the GOP nomination. Since then, he’s become perhaps the most notable anti-Trump Republican, delivering a sweeping broadside against the now-presumptive nominee back in March when he called Trump a “phony” and a “fraud.”

CIA Director Throws Obama Under The Bus

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This is from Freedom Outpost.

There is no doubt in my mind Obama is the one who said No.

The only other possibility is Valerie Jarrett said No to the request for help.

 Jarrett tried to talk Obama into waiting before ordering Bin Laden killed.




Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director David Petraeus has emphatically denied that anyone at the CIA refused to assist and give support to former Navy SEALs who requested it three times, as referenced in emails that have come out, as the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was being attacked on the night of September 11.

Jake Tapper, tweeted on Friday:

CIA spox: “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. ”


William Kristol at The Weekly Standard writes,

So who in the government did tell “anybody” not to help those in need? Someone decided not to send in military assets to help those Agency operators. Would the secretary of defense make such a decision on his own? No.

It would have been a presidential decision.

Even CIA spokeswoman Jennifer Youngblood denied that the CIA turned down support stating,

“We can say with confidence that the Agency reacted quickly to aid our colleagues during that terrible evening in Benghazi,” she said. “Moreover, no one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. In fact, it is important to remember how many lives were saved by courageous Americans who put their own safety at risk that night-and that some of those selfless Americans gave their lives in the effort to rescue their comrades.”

A local reporter in Denver, Kyle Clarke of KUSA-TV, asked Barack Obama directly whether the Americans in Benghazi were denied requests for support. Although Obama implied that he had known about the attacks are they were happening, he completely dodged the question, giving a ‘non-answer.’

On Friday The State Department cut off questions from reporters about Libya during a press briefing in Washington. The only one talking now, at least it seems until after the election, is Petraus who has been directly implicated by charges that the CIA would not offer support and so that has left him with one option and that is to point to the one man where the buck stops, whether he likes it or not, Barack Obama.

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