Mitt Romney recently stated that he would support “anybody” running in the Republican primary except for Donald Trump or Vivek Ramaswamy and would turn to support “a number of Democrats” if either were to get the Republican nomination…is just the endorsement Vivek needs.
Mitt Romney stating that he would support "anybody" running in the Republican primary except for Donald Trump or @VivekGRamaswamy, and would turn to support "a number of Democrats" if either were to get the Republican nomination…is just the endorsement Vivek needs. #RebelScum👇 pic.twitter.com/zGa6QkJxYQ
— Go Vivek Go (@GoViRaLFG) November 25, 2023
A political action committee created to recruit Sens. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to a third party presidential ticket committed to reveal its donors Wednesday and called on its critics to do the same.
The two-week old “Draft Romney Manchin Committee” based in Boston said Americans deserved a transparent understanding of “all groups that oppose a bipartisan centrist ticket.”
“Voters deserve to know who is bankrolling efforts to limit their choices in November 2024 to Biden and Trump,” Committee Chair Jennifer Franks said in the statement.
The PAC seeks to build support — through petitions, fundraising and polling — for a Romney-Manchin “unity ticket” to challenge the two major parties’ front-runners in the 2024 presidential election.
By demonstrating a path to victory for the novel third-party bid, the Draft Romney/Manchin Committee hopes to persuade delegates to back Romney as the nominee for president, and Manchin as his vice president, at the March convention of No Labels — a nonprofit behind the effort to gain ballot access in all 50 states as an “insurance policy” to prevent a 2nd Trump term.
However, No Labels and the Draft Romney/Manchin Committee — which has no formal ties to either senator or No Labels — have received heavy criticism from the D.C. political establishment, and Romney himself, for moving forward with a plan that could spoil the 2024 election for Trump.