Romney confidant Ron Kaufman says he's "sad for my kids, my grandkids, and my country.” "I leave for Israel tomorrow. I may not come back.”
— Matt Viser (@mviser) January 30, 2015
One suspects he’ll recover, somehow [warning: Politico link]:
… The Republican made his name in politics working for George H.W. Bush in the 1980 presidential campaign. He was, in the parlance of Bushworld, “With Bush Before Iowa,” meaning he was on board before the long shot even won the 1980 caucuses. Kaufman went on to serve as political director in the Bush 41 White House and has remained close email buddies with the former president. He’s deeply involved in Bush’s presidential library on the campus of Texas A&M.
In recent years, he has mixed rainmaking lobbying with his RNC work, fundraising and Romney advocacy. When Romney was the Massachusetts governor, Kaufman effectively served as his liaison to Republican Washington. As early as 2005, Kaufman was squiring the governor around the capital and helping him secure support for an eventual White House bid…
More proof the GOP establishment really is the Bush Family. They just put a cap in the Zomney and his minions in broad daylight.
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) January 30, 2015
Mitt also talked about new/next generation of GOP leaders producing the nominee. He will be the Waldorf/Statler of the Jeb campaign
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 30, 2015
As Driftglass would say: There’s a club; you’re not in it.