GOP Sticks With Trump and Carson, But Can’t Stop Fantasizing About Romney 2016

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LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 02:  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) and Donald Trump shake hands during a news conference held by Trump to endorse Romney for president at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas February 2, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Romney came in first in the Florida primary on January 31 and is looking ahead to Nevada's caucus on February 4.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Foreshadowing. Photo: Ethan Miller/2012 Getty Images

The primaries are right around the corner, and while establishment Republicans once confidently declared that Donald Trump and Ben Carson were mere flings, those predictions have failed to pan out. Now the GOP’s thought leaders are starting to sweat, as no matter what outrageous or ignorant things they say, the two rogue party outsiders remain at the head of the pack.

You know what that means: The Mitt Romney 2016 draft-campaign fantasy is back! The Washington Post reports: “Friends have mapped out a strategy for a late entry to pick up delegates and vie for the nomination in a convention fight, according to the Republicans who were briefed on the talks, though Romney has shown no indication of reviving his interest.” Dragging Romney kicking and screaming into the race would make this election pretty embarrassing for the GOP, but then, that ship has already sailed.

Trump and Carson Revive Romney 2016 Fantasies