TOP GOP Official: We “Do Not Consider Perry a Factor… We Know Who it is Who Will be Our Nominee”

Georgette Mosbacher. HarvardCPL, via flickr (Capital NY)

Following Governor Christie’s announcement on Tuesday top GOP official and bundler Georgette Mosbacher told reporters, “We do not consider Perry a factor… We know who will be our nominee.”
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Those words were spoken today by Georgette Mosbacher, RNC Finance Co-Chair and huge GOP fundraiser, after Chris Christie’s announcement. The “we” is all the big bundlers, fundraisers, and money folks who have been sitting on the sidelines waiting for the field to be set — and that quote represents the coalescing around Mitt Romney that is expected to happen rather quickly now. Mosbacher went on to say:

I think tomorrow, we’ll be contacting one another and probably put something together with Romney… And I would say that the race is now Romney and Obama. Quite frankly, the enthusiasm wasn’t there at the outset. He’s less conservative than a lot of us would like. However, our first and foremost goal is to defeat Obama. And we do believe Romney, in terms of independents, will be a strong candidate. We will coalesce behind him now… the time has come to get behind him… Tomorrow I’ll be on the phone all day. Quite frankly, it’ll be easier, because now we know who it is who will be our nominee. So we will pull our Rolodexes out and get to work.”

Fellow bundler and sideline-sitter John Catsimatidis added, “I’m going to go with Mitt Romney. I don’t think Perry has it in him to do it. He’s a lot better than Sarah Palin, but not a lot lot better.”


In related news, Romney also scored another major fundraiser from the Draft Christie movement: Ken Langone. Langone is the founder of Home Depot and is described as a “titan” in the political money scene. He backed Rudy Giuliani in 2008, helping Giuliani out raise the other candidates. There is evidence that a great deal of the money that had sat on the sidelines so far in this race will now fall into Romney’s coffers.

Rick Perry, for his part, got the endorsement of another Draft Christie member: Gary Kirke, a west Iowa investor and casino owner who had also been sitting on the sidelines until this afternoon.

Well, at least the GOP elite and democrat-media complex can agree on something – They both hate Rick Perry.

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  • Carbon Pootprint

    Would Romney and these “special people” put someone like William Black in charge of cleaning up the financial fraud in this country?

  • Andreas K.

    Romney vs Obama. Sounds almost like a movie. Dumb & Dumbo.

  • vityas

    The cocktail party elite has spoken. Fall in line, drones.

  • J. Knight

    RomneyObama Care I do not!

  • jorgen

    At least she didn’t say “F**k all y’all!… F**k all y’all!, but I think she meant it.

  • Gini

    The way I see it we have to look at who can and will beat Obama, not who is most Conservative, who fits our ideals best. Romney is many things, but he seems to have the the ability to roast BHO.

  • Sickofobama

    I hate Mitt Romney.

    He is a libtard just like Obama.

    I won’t vote for him and will not be giving any money to the GOP ever.


    romney doesn’t have the balls to bring up the crap that obummer has done…we are in a world of hurt

  • Mark1957

    That looks like a drag queen.

  • donh

    Georgette Mosbacher……I did not know Boy George was an American Citizen …and a Republican power broker at that …Romney is very important to the homosexual / transgender movement that has poached leadership of the Republican party.

  • Warthog

    So these are the people who supported Romney and Juliani last time? Fine, they didn’t pick the nominee then and they won’t pick the nominee now.

    I think a lot of people are waiting for Palin to make her final announcement before they lock their choice in their mind. (Given the now compressed schedule, I don’t think she’ll get in BTW). They might not choose her but they want to weigh the whole field before they select. This is much the same way we preuse the really nasty ice cream flavors before we choose strawberry.

    When that happens people will make up their minds rather quickly. Romney is most people’s second choice, the same as he was last time. But when it comes to actually pulling the lever it will be either for Perry or Cain. Expect Romney on the bottom of the ticket.

    (Because you always put the vanilla on the bottom of the double scoop…)

  • FedUp

    I’d prefer to pick my own candidate, thank you.

  • listingstarboard

    Holy Hairplugs Batman, what happened to Georgette? Why do rich women mutilate their faces like that.

  • john03

    Wow, I’m so naive as to believe the voters were the ones who would select the candidate. Last poll I saw Herman Cain was tied with Romney for the lead. Why do they just dismiss him?

  • http://My One Man’s Thoughts

    Changed our “party” affiliation to “Independent” in 2006. Since we are on the “GOP mailing list” and worked for getting those folks elected, we get non-stop requests for money from them. All are returned with the statement “when you select a conservative candidate, we will again think about supporting that person.”
    In another vein, myself, wife and 30 others around us have all publicly stated we will not vote for any of the current crop of “candidates.” No longer will we be subjected to the “lesser of two evils.” In Missouri, we are left to vote for Jay Nixon, an absolute disaster vs. the noted pervert Peter Kinder for Governor. Such a deal…..

  • Mark1957

    Ten bucks say’s Georgette was born a George.

  • noislamocommie

    I hope those rolodexes work out for her. Only time will tell. I’m not convinced the field is set and when people start to fear socialized medicine in Romney after Perry returns home to create more benefits for aliens, then that leaves us with Cain or Palin. Since Cain may go with Romney,that leaves Palin.

  • big L

    Eff off Gop elites… What you are saying is that Obama is your candidate-“GOPers for an Obama Third term”. Because that is what it will be. Assuring an Obama presidency for years.
    Thanks elites.Permanent Loser Party!

  • ahem

    I didn’t realize Jocelyn Wildenstein was a Republican.

  • donh

    Surely that is Rudy Giuliani in drag…He has found a new way to weasle his way into the Whitehouse…through the women’s bathroom….