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Why does Mitt Romney continue to put up with Donald Trump?
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May 30th, 2012
03:44 PM ET

Why does Mitt Romney continue to put up with Donald Trump?

By CNN's Jack Cafferty:

(CNN) - What is wrong with Mitt Romney?

Here he finally makes it to the nomination after a bruising primary fight against all sorts of whacky, right-wing elements in the Republican Party: Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich - you name it.

Four years after losing the race for the nomination, he finally secures the requisite number of delegates for his party's nomination for president of the United States. Sweet.

But what's one of the first things he does? He appears at a fund-raiser in Las Vegas with Donald Trump. Donald Trump. He of the curious hair and even curiouser ideas about the nation's priorities.

Donald Trump, who is still insisting Barack Obama's birth certificate is a phony. In a loud, annoying voice, he goes around claiming Obama is not qualified to be president because he wasn't born in this country.

No one is listening, Mr. Trump. Except Mitt Romney. If Romney wants to drive voters away, all he has to do is continue to indulge Trump’s lunatic ravings about the president's birth certificate.

There are real, serious problems in this country. The legitimacy of Obama's birth certificate isn't one of them. And for Romney to align himself with this gasbag with the funny hair is tantamount to wanting to destroy his candidacy before it even gets off the ground.

Except for contributing money, there is no way Trump helps Romney become the next president. And if Romney can't see that, well, I'd say the lad has some serious problems.

Here’s my question to you:Why does Mitt Romney continue to put up with Donald Trump?

Tune in to the Situation Room at 4pm to see if Jack reads your answer on air.

And, we love to know where you’re writing from, so please include your city and state with your comment.

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  1. Ed from Harrisburg

    Mitt Romney needs all the support he can get and Donald Trump is raising a lot of money for him. After listening to Trump's interview with Wolf Blitzer yesterday, it is clear that Trump is whatever George Will called him and that Mitt Romney is simply a poor judge of character with whom he choses to associate. Romney has not choice but to pander to all the extremists and crazies in the Republican party which will cost him the election and cause him to wish he had never sought the office.

    May 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
  2. Elizabeth From Toronto

    Money. money, money, .....................money!

    May 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
  3. Jimbo Of Chicago

    Romney wants to get Trump's hairdresser's secret phone number.

    May 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
  4. Paul From Round Rock, Texas

    Lets just hope it is for the money and support he can get from the old tea party people through Trump. We need to hope he is not thinking of Trump as a VP.

    May 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  5. Kim, Dodge City, Kansas

    Because Mitt Romney has the worst taste in friends, and, is a terrible judge of character. Maybe it's just a bro-mance that hasn't gone public yet. At any rate, it reflects on Mitt rather badly and is perhaps a glimpse at how shallow he really is.

    May 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  6. DT - Saint Paul, MN

    He's a pathetic money grubber. That's the reason. Maybe Donald will be his VP running mate. Then, all they would have to do to win is continue to convince people we can all be rich as long as only 1% of us are rich.

    May 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  7. Jen -seattle wa

    Becuz Trump has a bettor idea on how to deal with a 3rd world coutnry like china who undermines world resources for thier wants of an empire that is based on crippling u.s. with saturated low quality products ,watered down customs,and cheap port rates that sees shipping companies buying off senator murray and others ,while playing 1 port against another to get a bettor deal that sees the debt saddling u.s. communities that force us to close down our libraries early cuz the property taxes get raided to cover the bond payments for the flags of convenience infrastructure were forced to pay cuz u.s. govt doenst think china shipping and others have to pay

    May 30, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  8. Diallo, Ellenwood,GA.

    Romney's reluctance to disown Trump is a bad political calculus that targets the crazy know-nothing far right fringe of the American voters.This is once again a proof of Romney's lack of gut and leadership.The Obama folks are ordering more popcorn as the republican circus resumes with Trump as the major clown.Obama could not be luckier that at this critical point in the race we're talking about birtherism again.

    May 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  9. Miguel Morris-Texas

    I believe that Mr. Romney is preparing to deal with difficult people. I also believe he needs Mr. Trump as an ally. What is the saying, "keep your friends close and your enemies, closer". Smooth and smart, perhaps a lesson for us as well.

    May 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
  10. Bill of New Mexico

    If you choose politics, you also choose the negatives:

    kissing babies,

    kissing Donald Trump's ring..,.whatever.

    May 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
  11. NurseLisa in CT

    Romney likes "the wealthy businessman is my pal" cred, he likes the votes this maverick would have garnered, and he lilkes the Donald's ability to attract lots of media attention. If Trump spews outrageous lies it is Romney's chance to play calmer and wiser. Plus the Donald is quite nasty to those who mock or cross him and who needs that?!

    May 30, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
  12. Tom in Desoto, TX

    Probably because he doesn't have a clue what to do. Romney has often "gone Palin" with silly, mindless comments.

    May 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
  13. Riley ODay

    Poor judgement. He also hopes to score Trump supporters just by being seen with him.

    May 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
  14. Tom

    Because he's no than different Trump big rich white man. If Obama was white this would never been brought up. Plus that's why can't get anything done in congress. The day he was elected they have been trying to get him out. No body want's to admit it.

    Illnios

    May 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
  15. Angela

    The lion needed courage; the tin man needed a heart, and the scarecrow needed a brain. Mitt Romney needs all three plus a spine!

    May 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
  16. Bob K

    Mitt and Donald are best friends. They both grew up in the same poor inner city neighborhood with similar dreams to make it big. Donald watched over Mitt like a brother and even worked 3 jobs to help put Mitt through college. Oh, wait I got the wrong Mitt and Donald. MONEY.

    May 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
  17. Dave - Phx

    Because ooze always tends to run together, especially down a slippery surface like our economy.

    May 30, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
  18. Dennis Fitzpatrick

    Stop giving this story exposure. Many Americans come from families with only one parent a born citizen. George Romney was born in Mexico of parents who became naturalized when they moved to America. If Romney dad was born on foreign soil why not the uproar on Romney birth certificate? No uproar when Mccain ran and he was born in Panama Canal Zone! which as I remember is not a state. Enough. Remember jobs, economy, how we got in this mess and who is really responsible. Sort it out and ask those what their plans are to solve our problems.

    May 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
  19. Dennis Fitzpatrick

    Time to focus on truly main issues, ask questions of canidates on how they willl fix and get specifics. How will Romney fix economy? What wars will they get us into, lets see, Iran, Syria, and who knws what. Why, take care of those in America with monies spent overseas.

    May 30, 2012 at 1:25 pm |
  20. Mark in Topeka

    Donald Trump is something of an entertainer, a "character". There is a risk to the candidate in being identified with such a flamboyant personailty. On the downside, Donald might express opinions that hurt the candidate. On the upside, he might open doors to a higher level of contributions that help the candidate. A better question might be, what role, if any, will NYC Mayor Bloomberg play in this year's elections?

    May 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
  21. Chris from Florida

    I think the premise of your question is wrong. "Put up with" means "accept contributions" in the parlance of elections. Trump has a voice and while not attractive to liberals, it may earn some money for the campaign. If we go after the supporters vice the candidates, we would be chasing ourselves through election day. I can think of left wing-nuts and right wing-nuts who ought be marginalized but they are NOT the story Jack. Get over it and stay focused on the issues of employment, economy, philosophy of Government, and our future Jack! Your ratings will suffer less if you leave Trump to the pundits.

    May 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
  22. Ken in Pinon Hills, California

    Because unfortunately, there are many racists out there that have had their passions stirred over this birthed thing. Trump, by all indications is not a racist, but maybe worse. Trump is the CRR {Chief Rabble Rouser) sitting on the side lines encouraging and validating the racist’s beliefs spewing hearsay. Romney sees too many votes to put space between himself and the Donald.
    Both these guys you wouldn’t want watching your back, or sharing a foxhole.

    May 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
  23. MYSTEROIUS

    Because he's a desperate opportunist.

    May 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  24. Frank Poynton from Los Angeles

    Because Donald Trump is Mitt Romney's alter ego.

    May 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
  25. Pete in Georgia

    I think the question should be...................."Why does the media and 48% of voting Americans continue to put up with the annointed one, the fraud, Obama" ??

    May 30, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  26. Bert in Los Angeles

    Hi Jack, Romney and Trump claim to be successful but ignore being born into wealth and take credit for things they never did. Romney takes credit for saving the auto industry but it was Obama. When Obama released his birth certificate Trump took the bait saying, "Today I am very proud of myself because I have accomplished something that nobody else has been able to accomplish.” Two days later bin Laden was dead. Those two are like two peas in the same pod.

    May 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
  27. Andre R. Newcomb

    Money likes money.

    May 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
  28. Ron WPAFB

    He's family, Jack. Republican family and $$$ family to Romney. He's like that awkward Uncle at family get togethers. You know, the one with the Badger on his head who keeps looking at your teenage daughter in ,NOT A UNCLE WAY! He's special!
    Reality, Donald Trump is the very kind of racist radical element that is dividing this country by fueling the Fringe Right into a frenzy that is quit frankly dangerous! He should be declared Mentally incompetent and someone should manage his business! Trump is a shining example of exactly what is wrong with the GOP and how dangerous they are! Just ask Wolf, yesterdays encounter with the Trumpester was magical! Trump should be labeled as a Bio Hazard and discarded with the rest of the body parts that don't work any more! Incinerated! The fact that Romney is still talking to him, well, just another indictment of Romney's credibility!

    May 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
  29. Ed from Texas

    Because Mitt Romney will do anything to be President. Not because of any policy differences. He just wants to be President for his own personal fulfillment.

    May 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
  30. pat in michigan

    I am not really sure. Would it be he has a boatload of money that the donald will spend to unseat the alien from Mars President?Or could it be that like any sinking ship,"any port in the storm"!

    May 30, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
  31. Shirley, Parry Sound, Ontario

    To paraphrase an old song: "You can tell a man who shmoozes by the company he chooses...". And we all know the rest.

    May 30, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  32. Gordo from NJ

    Professor Flip Flop is fearful of alienating Trump or any potential voter, even if they do believe in the Obama Fetal Conspiracy Theory and wear tin-foil hats. I can't wait until Darryl Issa starts grilling the President about his conspiratorial thoughts and actions in the womb.

    May 30, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  33. Conor in Chicago

    Trump is the perfect ally for someone like Romney in this election cycle. Trump and Romney both know that US media doesn’t care about facts, or truth, or helping our nation understand the challenges we face. They care about entertainment value, attracting corporate money in the form of advertisers, and keeping their own jobs by doing everything they can to remain relevant to this system. So, instead of doing an expose on why anyone should even care what someone like Donald Trump thinks about anything, Romney and CO. know the media will regurgitate the nonsense he spews because of its entertainment value, allowing average citizens to believe that what Trump thinks actually has merit when it most certainly does not. Romney is calculating that having Trump spewing non-stop about there being so called “questions” about Obama’s birth certificate only helps him because you people will continue to cover it, and, because average people will continuously see this, they will begin to think its truth. It’s sad.

    May 30, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
  34. Kyle, St. Louis, MO

    Mitt doesn't want to make The Donald mad, or he might point out that Mitt's birth certificate is a forgery that doesn't list the hospital Mitt was born in, or have the signature of the doctor who delivered him, or a notary seal from 1947.

    It looks a lot like Mitt was born in Mexico, like his father, and had a fake birth certificate created years later, perhaps when his father was governor of Michigan and had access to the vital records of the state.

    May 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  35. John from Alabama

    Jack: Mitt Romney puts up with Donald Trump, because he believes the Donald will help him win. Mitt is stupid. Mitt Romney would sell is soul to be president. Mitt will flip and flop on any issue to make those listening at the time vote for him. Being President of the United States is not a popularity contest, but rather it is a race to be the best leader. Mitt could not lead his way out of a wet paper bag with hole in it. President Obama ended the war in Iraq, President Obama reformed heath care, and President Obama got Osama bien Laden. Mitt's got "The Donald".

    May 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  36. clephas

    Probably because Trump represents a small but vocal – and insane – minority in the GOP that he wants to mobilize.

    May 30, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
  37. jk in MN

    Because Mitt thinks if he takes every side of every issue that will win the election and he's trying to appeal to the percentage of the country that are birthers. What he does seem to get is that character counts. Mitt seems to feels that he's entitled to be President – I certainly hope not. America hasn't recovered from the damage the Bush years have done to our economy and sadly, Mitt one won't be much different.Parking money off shore just to avoid paying taxes isn't really what most Americans want their elected officials doing – I know I don't!

    May 30, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
  38. Evinia Bruce

    Mitt has no spine ..no morals ..no scruples..and will say and do ANYTHINg it takes to get what he wants ..ANd all those billionaireswho want to secure a Republicans in office so they can enjoy those continued tax-cuts .dumbing down of the "workers"...who will settle for ANY kind of a job ..at ANY pay ...
    can you imagine who will be running the White house ..and allll the "favors" that will be due ...as Norquist said,,,"all we need is someone with the ability to hold a pen and sign what ever is put in front of them ..
    .you must be thrilled to see your man at the troff ..since you obviously NEVER have a positive comment or question about Obama ..therefore you must [by elimination].. be lined up with all the other bigoted low- intellegence racists ..i thought you were bertter than that !!..wrong again .....B.C. Canada

    May 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
  39. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Jack: They have a valued relationship-and with a friend like Trump--Mitten has no enemies. The Old saying, "keep your friends close; and your emenies closer! It is a game--a game of thrones!

    May 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
  40. Martha Brooks

    Money, money and money. Plus, crazy as it sounds, the Donald has his fans. Hard to believe, I know.

    Martha, Rew, PA

    May 30, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
  41. Rich in Gainesville FL

    For the same reason many of us pay attention to other self-important, famous-because-they're-famous, talentless people like Snooki and Paris Hilton and Kanye West. I completely made that up. I have no freaking clue why Mittens keeps this clown around.

    May 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
  42. Kim, Dodge City, Kansas

    Vultures of a feather, flock together. My worst fear is that there are American citizens that think either of these guys are qualified for public office.

    May 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
  43. susan

    Ever hear the saying, "Birds of a Feather"?

    Who knows, but I was so proud of the Wolfman for standing up to The Donald yesterday. Best 15 minutes I spent all day! Great job Wolf!!

    May 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
  44. Greg in Arkansas

    Mitt Romney "puts up with" Donald Trump for three reasons.
    MONEY
    MONEY
    and
    MONEY
    Oh, did I mention BIG MONEY...????
    My point is that most elected officials are FOR SALE to the highest bidder.....the rest don't usually get reelected.

    May 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
  45. al in Delaware

    It is because he is a gutless empty suit with no principles whatsoever. I honestly cannot remember such a blatantly dishonest man ever being nominated for the Presidency.

    May 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
  46. Steve, Clifton, Virginia

    Mitt Romney doesn't seem to have any strong passion for any position and therefore has flip flopped a lot. Because he can't decide if he needs Trump or not or if Trump has become a liability of not, Romney just holds on simple because he doesn't know how he feels about Trump. Is this a look into what he may look like as President of the United states or as the leader of the free world?

    May 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
  47. Doug Ericson

    Romney must think he is going to get many benefits from the relationship with His Donaldness, through the many contributions and many votes he will recieve. There are many more reasons Romney likes His Trumpnesty. Many, many more reasons. Too many reasons to list all the many resons here. One of the many reasons is that Sir Orange Pompador, has many many friends. Many people will attest to The Donalds greatness. Many many people. Doug, Pepperell, MA.

    May 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
  48. Jim Charlotte NC

    Mit says he will take all the help he can get to reach the 51% he needs to be President. Word has it that the Devil is smiling a lot lately.

    May 30, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
  49. Larry from Georgetown, Tx

    Donald the Duck has lots of money. If this is an indication of a Romney who wants to be the most powerful man in the world, watch out world. Talk about lack of leadership, Romney fits the bill. He'll say and do anything to move to our house.

    May 30, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
  50. Janne from NC

    For the same reason President Obama continues to put up with Bill Mahr...MONEY

    May 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
  51. Name*Virginia. Atlanta

    Four main reasons.

    1) Romney knows that their are many folks especially Evangelical preachers who convince their Congregations that President Obama is a non American Muslim and he does not want to disabuse them of their ignorance. There are emails flooding our mailboxes from people who blindly believe the outrageous things that come from their ultra conservative preachers.
    2) he is weak and will agree with anyone to keep his (or their) support. This is why he goes along with outrageous ideas that come from the radical right.
    3) he believes he can buy the general election just as he bought the Primaries, he believes in the power of money and he has no worries about prevailing He believes that enough Americans will believe the ads and pay special attention to the most far fetched. If something is repeated often, some people will forego common sense and believe it.
    4) he really wants to be President and will put up with anyone especially if they offer more money.

    May 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  52. Larry from Georgetown, Tx

    Just once in my lifetime I'd like to see someone run for President who has some integrity and courage. Romney is a prime example of why people get turned off and don't vote. Trump is a joke and I only wish Wolfe would have hung up on him yesterday. Trump, Romney and the President are true dividers not uniters and we really need someone who can try and bring us together, unfortunately, neither candidate is trying to unite, just divide.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  53. Augusto, from L.A.

    He continues to put up with Donald Trump because he wants his money. Plain and simple, he doesn't want to P'O the Donald. Sad isn't it?

    May 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  54. Willy in Las Vegas

    because Romney is basically GUTLESS. he hasn't called out ANY extremist like Limbaugh or Trump this election season.

    IF he can't stand up to the likes of those fools, HOW can he stand up to the Chinese Communists or Vladimir Putin?

    May 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
  55. Gary H. Boyd

    For probably much the same reason Barack Obama puts up with Joe Biden. It's an Abbott and Costello thing Jack.
    A bit of comic relief from the day-to-day grind that is Presidential politics. Trump and Biden are both good for a laugh.

    Gary Boyd in Scottsdale, Arizona

    May 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
  56. Ed from California

    So when he fails again at creating a job for himself (POTUS), and never mind other unemployed Americans, over 30mil of them. "The Donald" may hire Willard as "The Apprentice", creating a job for the unemployed Willard. In short, Willard needs a job, and The Donald may be the answer!

    May 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
  57. Thinkforyourself, OK

    Probably for the same reason Obama puts up with William Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, Valerie Jarrett, Van Jones, Arne Duncan, the Hollywood Elite, all of which are 100 times more TOXIC than Trump.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
  58. Larry, RI

    Mitt Romney wants to win President so badly that he has done and said EVERYTHING there is to say. This way no one know what side he is really on. It's all about winning. Whether it be The Donald pushing him around or those pathetic "endorsements" he's getting from other Republicans, he doesn't care. He'll take any and all support. He just wants to win.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
  59. curtis in philadelphia

    Bigger question: why does anyone continue to put up with Trump? The only people talking about him are the media and Trump, please do your part Jack and stop.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
  60. Leta

    I don't understand why Mitt Romney is associating with Trump when he is supposed to be very smart and very rich, does
    he need more money? Trump is just in it to boost his ego, spreading lies and hate, the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Glen
    Beck, Arpaio, Coulter and recently a verbal feud with George Will a conservative pundit. Mitt is showing his true colour,
    no backbone,definitely not fit to be the President of USA

    May 30, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  61. Tom Bulger, Canandaigua, NY

    Trump is Romney's Howard Cossell. His antics catch media attention. Romney would rather be thought an idiot than not thought of at all.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
  62. Joe Fattal

    Maybe Romney wants a free condo in New York City. I'll put up with Trump myself for free money even if he snores walking around.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
  63. Jenny from Nanuet, New York

    Romney said why he continues to put up with Trump while he was on his "aircraft": He needs to get 50.1% of the vote or more. He doesn't have the spine to disavow ANYONE. He wants to win and be more successful than his father George. Hmmm...sounds familiar!

    May 30, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  64. tammy

    why does romney continue to put up with Donald Trump? probably because he is desperate for all the help he can get. Trump does what Romney can't do...talk about a crazy issue and get the focus on something else other than Romney lack of vision for America. Romney wants to be president so badly...he is willing to do anything and everything to get there...even if it means putting up with crazies and lunatics of the Republican Party. Imagine if Romney wins, he will be beholden to Trump...Trump will say jump and Romney will ask "how high".

    May 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
  65. Jenny Sills from Rome Georgia

    He has the purse strings. So what ever the Donald wants the Donald will buy! Including Presidential candidates.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
  66. leah

    mitt is a weak man and a coward, who can't stand up to anyone or does not stand for anything .if the the phone rings @3am , he will hide under the oval office desk or sub contract it out to dick chenney .if america believes he going to create jobs for this country checkout the blue print he left in the state of mass or find out why he took all of the computers from the goveners office when he left there .also compare it to he socalled job creation at bain capital to his record together . All major decision about home forclosures,the motor industry, the paul ryan plan, forriegn policy have all been wrong , but he is running for office because of his business knowledge .If you can not run a state how will you run a entire country. bill clinton ran for president because he had a record to be proud of in arkansas. He is trying to tell us who he is ,please listen. religion should matter because mormons do not believe in the bible, so what what good book will they swear him into the white house with. Wake up american George bush the 3rd is trying to come back to the white house. Pleas do not vote this coward in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
  67. Frank Poynton from Los Angeles

    I recall an old expression which was used to describe someone with whom you held in low regard. You would simply say "He can't shine my shoes". With the Trump/Romney relationship it is apparent that this is not the case. Romney is head over heels in this "bromance" and Trump loves to shine in the spotlight.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
  68. calaurore9

    Besides the money? The Donald has found Mitt's real birth certificate from a polygamous compound in Mexico.

    Carol in Northampton, Ma

    May 30, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  69. Karl in Flint, MI

    Romney and Trump have a lot in common. They have very inflated opinions of themselves, both think they can buy anything they want and neither has any connection to the common person or common sense, The difference in them is Trump says what he thinks no matter what people think of him and Romney is a spineless weasel that will put up with anyone or anything that he thinks will get him a vote.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  70. Bob D Iowa

    Jack you will not print this but Mitt Romney has no Spheres. What will happen when a Foreign Leaders confront him call out the military to back him up or hide under a bed? I guess is the ladder.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  71. Randy

    Let me take a shot at this; they both were born into privilege and never really worked outside of daddies money and connections while extolling the virtues of hard work and perseverance to the less fortunate. They're two peas in a pod.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
  72. Ed from Texas

    Jeez, Jack. You're making a federal case out of Mitt Romney attending a fundraiser headlined by Donald Trump in Las Vegas. Aren't you aware prostitution is legal in Nevada?

    May 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
  73. Larry in Houston

    Why does Mitt Romney continue to put up with Donald Trump ?
    To be perfectly honest – that IS a Damn Good Question that just about everybody would like answered. The "birther" thing Again ?? WoW ! I guess since the Donald's Show is over with now, he's on another rampage. I can now see why this race is going to be close. With the "Trumpmeister" 1/2 way in charge, he going to end up hurting Romney. Amazing, isn't it ? Pathetic, is more like it. Romney doesn't need the Donald, period. If the truth be known, those "celebrities" that has been on his show for the last couple of years, (especially this yr) will most likely Vote Democrat. They are mostly from either N.Y. or Ca. – – and Both of those states most likely goes Democrat, when the number 270 is involved. (electoral # ) Romney can handle it himself, Donald !! (without Your Help) Romney can win with all of Obama's (negative) Issues – his pastor for 20 yrs / religion / jim ayers / acorn / community organizer / his mother / his dad / joe the plumber / & the List Goes ON.
    Vote Democrat – 2012

    May 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
  74. londonderryinn

    I don't know why Mitt Romney puts up with Donald Trump, but I really wonder why Wolf Blitzer wastes good airtime on this self-promoting, shoot-from-the-hip, Rush Limbaugh-wannabee. I prefer to listen to thoughtful and intelligent discourse aimed at finding solutions to real world problems, something Donald Trump is neither capable of nor interested in.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  75. A Southern Lady - North Carolina

    Why does Mitt Romeny put up with Donald Trump?

    MONEY

    May 30, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  76. Alex in Wisconsin

    Jack, you mean to honestly tell me that you have not noticed that lack of intellectual honesty and integrity coming from the Romney camp? Romney's whole campaign is based solely on 2 things, the voter's willingness to believe anything and the voter's mass amnesia of the Bush years. To that end, Romney will say or not say anything to win and according the recent polls, 45 percent of Americans are willing to follow the Payed Piper.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
  77. Mickey D

    Romney wants an indirect connection to that portion of the electorate who foam at the mouth when they think about Obama. It is almost certain that Romney thinks Trump is a clown, but he is not going to reject Trump's position because he needs the Obama hater vote, also, he is not the kind of man who would take a stand on principle alone. If he looses the election, he and Trump may want to do a deal together, maybe they'll buy CNN and lay you off Jack.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
  78. ken, atlantic city, nj

    Romney puts up with trump for the same reason obama puts up with the israeli lobby or the banksters on wall street to get their money. With the birther issue aside Trump is popular with union casino workers in las vegas, and trumps idea to put a 20% tariff on chinese imports is something that needs to be done to create jobs in the u.s. Trump is talking about serious issues like jobs and chinas unfair trade practices but the media is only interested in talking about obamas birth certificate.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  79. Dave, Orlando, Fl

    Because he’s desperate and is grasping at straws. It also shows a complete lack of judgment, not inconsistent with his overall campaign strategy of trying to appear as someone he is not. At least when Biden tries to swallow his foot, you know he means what he is saying and the truth often hurts. But Romney is entirely out of his depth in this campaign, let alone the presidency.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  80. Allan Hanson

    I wonder why Trump wasn't concerned about George Bush's college credential, service record etc. He is a real "nut case" I can't believe anyone would listen to him, but some listen to Rush Limbaugh So I guess it takes all kinds. unfortunatly these people vote.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  81. Ram Rivar

    Simple...he needs the money and needs what ever support he can get...doesn't care about policies or solving anything...he just wants to get himself elected...period!!....he will say and do whatever it takes for that goal...even lie through his teeth like he's been doing all along...when he gets confronted by reporters ... he lies to shake them off and gives them what they want to hear...has no spine no core beliefs other than money and ego....oh wait a moment....so does the Donald....that's why they hang out together....two of a kind...

    May 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
  82. Gigi Oregon

    What can I say Jack...you've said it all. Except...poor Mitt, not only was he born with a silver foot in his mouth,so was his new best friend.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
  83. Dan from Stewartstown PA

    Unfortunately there is a portion of the voting public that is racist and they seem to forget that Obama is half white. I would dare say that a large percentage of birthers are of that ilk. The Donald's sad repeat performance of last year's antics is enough to send votes Romney's way, even though Trump made a celebration speech about making the President show his birth certificate at that time. Sadly the afore metioned voters can't bear the thought of a (half) black President and they have no idea that they themselves are halfwits.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
  84. Michael Bindner, Alexandria VA

    Really inept staffing in the Romney campaign. Face it, the best pool of staffers are mostly talking heads for the various cable news networks, especially on the Republican side. Romney is also in the unfortunate position of having to run on a libertarian economic platform. There are a lot of really good big government solutions to deal with the housing crisis that he can never touch. As bad as Obama is on our economic challenges, Romney is worse on every point and must be to hold his base.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  85. Bob from Bellmore Long Island, New York

    Mitt Romney has no convictions other then money, so The Donald suits him fine. The fact is that Romney has not shown any guts or backbone during this campaign. He is qualified to run a business, not this country.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  86. Susan-NJ

    He puts up with Trump because Trump despite all his bankruptcies still has lots of money and lots of friends. Who says money can't buy love?

    May 30, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
  87. Jim

    Jack,

    Why does Mitt Romney continue to put up with Donald Trump? Three reasons: (1) Trump has a lot of money, (2) Lots of people pay attention to what Trump says, (3) Romney doesn't care about what's true any more than Trump does, and he's not about to let Trump's idiocy get in the way of (1) or (2).

    Jim
    Reno, Nevada

    May 30, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
  88. Mark in Houston

    Jack..

    Believe it or not, besides the money troth offered by Trump..there are still plenty of wacko voters out there, listening for the right word to fall into the Romney camp, that think the birth certificate authenticity issue is some sort of Obama/government cover up. How do I know,...I live in Texas

    May 30, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
  89. Vin of Milton WA

    Simple answer, Jack. It's because Mitt doesn't care how he wins, just that he wins. It's the same way he made his money.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
  90. Renee, Illinois

    Why doesn't he stand up to the lunatic fringe of his own party? Why doesn't he offer a solid economic plan other than 'Let's return to the Bush years'? Why does he flip easier than a coin? He has nothing to run on except hatred of Obama. If he wins the W.H. he'll become president of the rich, by the rich, for the rich. He needs them to get elected. Trump is one of his own. He may turn on the rest of us, but he'll never turn on his own kind.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  91. Mike in Minneapolis

    I don't know, but it's sort of ironic that the guy who claims to love firing people can't get rid of the guy famous for firing people.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
  92. Nathan Weisel

    Hey, if the President can get away with taking money from a scumbag like Bill Maher, then what's the big deal?

    May 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  93. Jenny Sills from Rome Georgia

    Money! Donald Trump is living proof that if you have enough money you can buy anything except a decent haircut.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
  94. JB, Soldotna, AK

    Why does America continue to put up with Obama & his new hopeless hope & fundamental change to believe in thats crashing America as we type would be a much better question Jack, don't ya think?

    May 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
  95. Tom from Virginia

    He tolerates Trump for the same Obama kept Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton in 2008 after they called Bill Clinton a racist. They each control a block of supporters that the candidate wants voting for him.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  96. Nora H G Corpus Christi

    $$$ That is the reason. Maybe someone needs to tell Romney he needs to dump that big wind bag, it will hurt him in the end. I have heard talk that Joe Biden is a loose cannon, I would call that a few steps up from that Moron with the big mouth and the squirrel sleeping on his head.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  97. Paul, Parry Sound, Ontario

    It's obvious. Romney keeps Trump around to make his own hair look good.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  98. Martin Walters Seattle

    Mitt Romney supports Trump because Mitt too likes to say; " Your Fired ! "

    May 30, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
  99. Sher in Indianapolis, IN

    Birds of a feather...Trump says the things Romney is thinking and he has money and contatcs.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
  100. grimes

    Can Wolf ask Trump(if they decide to talk again)what "terrific,unbelievable things" his investigators found in Hawaii last year? And Romney is still pandering to everyone and anyone that can get him 1 vote,no matter how delusional they might sound.Trump/Limbaugh/Fischer/Hannity

    May 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  101. Peter, Tarrytown, N.Y

    "Except for contributing money, there is no way Trump helps Romney become the next president. And if Romney can't see that, well, I'd say the lad has some serious problems."

    Your comment said it all, contributing money. During their entire professional carreers neither one put any of their personal money at risk in their investments. It was always someones elses money. They just reaped the profits, succeed or fail.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  102. Mike Walters

    Somebody should remind Mr. Trump that John McCain, whom he supported in 2008, was born in Panama (and thus ineligible to be president). Had McCain become president, Trump and his fellow "Birthers" would be doing everything in their power to keep this information from becoming common knowledge (at least as far as they were concerned).

    May 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  103. Gerry in Hawaii

    Plain and simple they were made for each other!!!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  104. Nancy, Pella Iowa

    You said it, Jack - "Because he has some serious problems! ". Maybe you're starting to figure it out at long last!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  105. Janice

    Because as you can see Trump is now dipped himself in gold.
    It looks the shade of 10 k

    May 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  106. Bob

    Romney and Trump.....birds of a feather flock together. The Apprentice and Bain.....they both like to fire people.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
  107. vryus

    Romney is incapable and unwilling to turn down any support. Even if Trump only brings in 2 votes, Romney will stand quietly by to keep his support.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
  108. Jon

    Its because he believes he's not a citizen he's just afraid to admit it

    May 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
  109. Ken in NC

    Romney continues to put up with Trump because Trump promised to give him the secret to his fake hair.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
  110. Alden Jones - Raleigh NC

    Donald is a double edged sword. Romney needs time in the spotlight and the Donald can give him that and a few fund raising dinners. The cost is looking like a fool standing next to a man who will say the most outrageous things for attention. Time to drop the clown or atleast distance himself from Donald. At least this keeps the Obama team busy instead of trying to start a class warfare with the Bain capital front.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  111. Jared, Birmingham, AL

    You know the phrase, "There is no such thing as bad publicity"? It applies here. Ever since Romney won the nomination weeks ago the media has been all over Obama, hardly any Romney in sight. Attaching yourself to Donald Trump is a sure fire way to get yourself back into the lime light, and CNN is lapping it up.

    Plus, an extra few mils is a pretty good bonus.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  112. Pete, NJ

    Romney apparently doesn't know how to deal with people accustomed to power. If he is willing to suck up to Trump for his money, how is he ever going to deal with China and their money? He needs to man up and grow a pair.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  113. kennbarnesdoctorine

    its because Romney is spineless and desperate. he's unwilling to tell the people of his party no and to stand up for whatever morals and convictions he has; or maybe he has no morals and convictions.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  114. Molly / Los Angeles

    It's sad, but true: Mitt Romney would sell his soul to the devil to reach that magic number: 50.1 percent of the vote. Romney has only one goal: He wants his place in history and he'll get there any way he can. I can't imagine a less deserving candidate!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  115. Reza Hasan

    Why does the media put up with Donald Trump?! How does Syria and unemployment get less attention than the fact that Trump is saying something outrageous. He is an attention seeking entrepreneur who makes a lot of money being in the public eye and doing and saying outrageous things. The media fails us when it panders to what he wants and does not keep the discussion focused on the real issues. Anyone can say something crazy on Twitter, it only becomes news when CNN reports it, so how about you ignore the gossip and focus on reality.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  116. cleareye1

    Trump is Romney's Reverend Wright.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  117. Tim from Tucson, Arizona

    Donald Trump is a great source of income for Mitt Romney, and Mitt Romney needs that money in order for him to run a very successful campaign. Also Donald Trump has a way of publicizing, as in the media loves him and his voice will be heard a lot louder then others. Now is he intelligent and a good politician? No, but he has lots of money and a highly-publicized voice.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  118. Mark (North Carolina)

    Romney is intimidated by Trump i.e. afraid of him and the negative influence he can have. Trump is not helping, but can certainly hurt Romney even more than he is already.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  119. Ralph Novak, Lincoln, CA

    Because Romney is a COWARD! He is afraid that speaking against the Donald will cost him contributions from Trump's fatal friends. Why take a stand when you can temporize? Got him the nomination didn't it?

    May 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  120. Nicole

    Honestly Jack, it show America that Romney is not a true leader!!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  121. Philip from Minnesota

    Mitt continues to take Trump's antics because he is too weak on his own, and has to rely on anyone else he can find, even if it's the wrong person.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  122. Jon in Tempe, Arizona

    He has to Jack. Mitt Romney has a very difficult job to do. He has to somehow keep the radical right wing, christian right, tea party whack job conservatives happy and excited about his candidacy while trying to appear to be not that way himself. That is going to be difficult. I am glad I am not him. He also has to keep Donald Trump happy because Donald Trump is an egotistical, narcissistic man who has delusions of grandeur and has the money to try to make the delusions happen (notice I said try, he would never be able to). If Mitt makes Trump angry, Trump may ran an independent candidacy and split the Republican vote. Mitt has an incredibly tough job this election!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  123. Michael, from Smiths, Alabama

    Romney is desperate for money..bottom line. The fact he has yet to denounce Trump's continued ranting against Obama's birth certificate adds to his desperation and makes Romney look like he has egg on face. If the GOP is gonna hold the president responsible for Bill Maher, then Obama needs to hold Romney responsible for Trump. On a side note to Mr Blitzer, you're calling out Trump on the birther situation made my whole day. We need more people like you to put wind-bags like him in their place.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  124. kathy from peoria az

    Romney puts up with Trump because he is a coward. He stands up to no one as we continure to see day after day. Go back to Bain!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  125. nlauer

    The larger question, Jack, is why is the press giving this so much air time. If, as you say, there are real, serious problems in this country, then, please, stay on topic and leave Trumpisms alone. I actually watched a day-old baseball game to avoid hearing the word, birther, one more time!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  126. Tom -

    Because he afraid the Donald will run on a third party ticket and then his anybody but Obama campaign will fail.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  127. allaboutpolitics

    WILLARD CAN'T MAN UP TO TRUMP, therefore he'll never stand up to any person or country that poses a threat. GET REAL PEOPLE and open your ears and eys to what trouble looks like.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  128. vryus

    Romney is incapable and unwilling to turn down any support. As long as Trump brings in 2 votes then Romney will stand quietly by to keep his support.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  129. Peter from Toronto

    Everyone is making a big deal out of what candidates are doing...in May. Why is Obama focusing on Bain? Why is Romney hanging out with Trump? I think it's simple: they are getting preliminary or embarassing stuff out of the way. In Romney's case he wants Trump's help but since Trump is so ridiculous, get it done now and count on the incredibly short memories of the electorate.

    The mistake is being made not by Romney, but by the media in assuming that this actually means anything. It doesn't. Come November all people will remember is that Trump is crazy, and Romney will have been able to run millions of dollars worth of extra attack ads.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  130. CJ in alabama

    Jack , in one word .....MONEY....Birds of a feather , oh you know the rest ! But for me since he wants to be best buds with a childish egomanic buffoon (Trump) not Romney ) makes him unfit for the job of POTUS! I need not watch any more political news until Nov., I know who the grown up in the room will be at the end of the day.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  131. Joe from Michigan

    Because both Romney and Trump grew up and live in their own wealthy dream lands away from the impoverished reality of America. They both have no sense of reality what average Americans want in this country.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  132. Dave from California

    If his Presidential run doesn't work out Mitt would like to be a judge in the Miss Universe Pageant.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  133. gm

    it's simple Jack,
    Romney and the GOP don't have a clue, they don't even know who their target audience is anymore.
    You know the old saying "throw enough stuff against the wall and mabey some of it will stick"
    Trump is comical at best...But he makes Romney look completly out of touch.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  134. Donna from Delray Beach

    Simple Jack, As we all know, for Mitt Romeny, nothing "Trumps" the almighty dollar!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  135. Rudy Padgett

    Why?....Money. One millionaire has to scratch the other millionaire's back..

    Rudy
    Roanoke ,VA

    May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  136. Katy

    Romney thinks that Trump's birther accusation(s) will help him, while Romney stands back and says nothing. He is the exact opposite of John McCain who stood up and stopped that line of attack. Romney would be a disaster as President. He has no honor and no credibility. He is a 1 percenter who plans on looking after the 1 percent while the middle class in America dies.

    Kate
    Tampa, FLA

    May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  137. Bii

    Obama has more Roots in USA the Trumps hair does on his head ... dump him

    May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  138. Travis, Nashville, TN

    Because he needs everyone on board, no matter how misguided and detached from the real world they are. Desperation always breeds unwise decisions.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  139. Liz H from the Pocono's,PA

    Well despite Trumps crazy soap box rantings, he does have followers...so like any poltiicians..they want as many votes as possible(regardless from who) , then MONEY!!!..and the commonality in the "joy of firing people."...thats why Mr Mitt puts up w/ him.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  140. Ray Victory

    Vero Beach, FL

    For some time the Republicans have taken the proverbial "Circular Firing Squad" from the Democrats, who had the trigger for decades, and have been exercising the prerogative even more recently. It does seem that they are fully inflicted with a self-destruct syndrome. Good riddance.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  141. rmv7213

    Here's one good reason – free marketing. A man started a strip club a block away from an elementary school once. Why? Free marketing. News agencies, like yours, covered it. The name spread and the guy didn't have to pay a dime. Trump is all over CNN, looks like the same effect to me.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  142. Michelle

    Must be for donald' hair. Who woulnt' love it?

    May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  143. DNC-CNN

    1. Trump does not hold a position in the Romney campaign. Why doesn't CNN hold Obama accountable for things said by Sharpton, Farrakan, Wasserman, and the talking heads on DNC directed media programs like CNN, MSNBC, etc?

    2. Romney should let Trump remind people how Obama has hid and lied (born in Kenya) about his past. What is Obama really trying to hide? Why won't Obama release his college transcripts like candidates before and after him have done?

    May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  144. JohnR

    Jack, I don't know why Romney puts up with Trump, but a better question might be, why do you? If the various news networks would stop giving Trump any attention for his foolishness, this story would just fade away. Let Trump buy air time if he wants attention. Why give it to him for free?

    May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  145. Tommy in Palo Alto

    Jack...why does Mittens put up with Trump? Money. Why does the nation put up with Trump? Stupidity. Afterall, the Kardashians are considered "national treasures", so by default so are Trump's utterly bizarre alpaca comb-over wheat-blowing-in-the-wind hair and permanent expression of just having sucked on a lemon. Jack, please do us all a favor and run for President!!!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  146. Steve

    Simple! Cause the elite 1% wants the money of the other elite 1% and Romney don't want to spend anymore of his money because he has to pay for that car elevator in his Cali house.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  147. Susan

    It's a mystery but it may be that Mr. Romney doesn't know how to manage – or say "No" to – an intrusive, loud-mouthed, spoiled, childish bully

    May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  148. Dee

    Romney wants The Donald's $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. He is selling his soul to the highest bidders, & he doesn't care how it looks as long as he gets the bucks. He is as disgusting as Trump & that is pretty disgusting!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  149. Nick in Toronto

    Because very rich people, no matter how ridiculous they may be, are the only kind of people Romney likes to hang out with. Heck they are the only kind of people he actually knows, and maybe just maybe Romney actually believes that Trump represents the best of America and this actually helps him win in November. McCain thought Palin was going to help him too and we know how that turned out. No one ever said the GOP big tent was filled with smart white people.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
  150. grumpyolddragon

    Why not question Romney's cult-like religion? they believe an angel buried golden tablets in North America, for pete's sake!!! And that only Joseph Smith knew where to find them!!!!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
  151. My Properganda (Call me J)

    Look Trump is a joke! He's like a broken record. He probably still thinks the world is still flat. & By siding with The Donald, Mitt Romney is not only showing that he doesn't stand up for what he thinks is right or wrong. We should just start calling him a jellyfish. Because I don't see any backbone. Dont let Trump wear 'the pants' in their bromance.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
  152. Ziggy Gingras, Niagara Falls, Canada

    It's very clear to me... Birds of a feather...!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
  153. Maisy from Mattituck, New York

    The US will never elect Trump as their president and he knows that too. By funding money to Romney, Trump has a sort of power and almost a say on what goes on in the Romney campaign. Romney is no better, as long as he wins he doesn't care how he wins.. But hey, what does a fifteen year old girl know?

    May 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
  154. Mark from New Jersey

    Because he is a self-centered, self-aggrandizing, selfish, greedy tool of big money. He has sold what little he had of a soul to "people' like Cheyney, Rove, Scott Walker, and their poisonous anti-American ilk. Trump is just more of the same, and Romney would do anything, absolutely anything to get to the Oval office.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
  155. Warren in Minnesota

    Someone needs to remind the Mitt that you're known by the company you keep. Come November, the American voters may tell the Governor, "You're fired!".

    May 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  156. George

    I don't think that the Republicans really want to win this race. Really! Why else would they run someone like Mitt? He lost before he even got started.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  157. becky - Las Vegas

    Mittens can point to the Trumpster and say, "See. Next to him I AM the smart one." By the way, you were right, Jack. Wolf kicked butt yesterday! I can't wait for another round !!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  158. Fuzzbee Morse from Los Angeles

    It's a purely cynical move, totally unprincipled. Romney has shown he will bend over, without hesitation, for a dollar or a vote, without any regard to who or where it comes from. If racism (out of others' mouths) gets you a few votes, fine. If telling lies over & over again works, fine. If pretending to agree with the most outlandish wing nuts works, that's great. Homophobia? No problem, throw your spokesman under a bus. He's proven himself to be devoid of character and completely unworthy of being president of the United States. Donald Trump is a joke, Mitt Romney is a shamelessly brown-nosing automaton.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  159. Anthony: Broomfield, CO

    Because Mitt Romney, as stated above, will do ANYTHING to be president. He will make every promise, pander to every base, and take every donation in order to fulfill this goal. I'm not sure what exactly he wants to do with that power if/when he gets it, but I personally don't think it's going to help anyone but himself and his Republican million/billionaire buddies.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  160. j.torrey1@hotmail.com

    Its simple Jack, to both of them the lowest paid employee is an assistant department head. Everyone below that don't exist.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  161. Tim In Dallas

    I guess he puts up with it the same reason Obama puts up with the likes of Bill Maher. Obama refuses to repudiate the comments of Bill Maher so why should Romney do the same with Trump? Bill Maher donated a million dollars to Obama's campaign and I'm sure Trump will donate to Romneys. Maher and Trump are both comedians so whats the problem? Maybe Obama should set a precedent for the campaign and return Maher's donation, then the Democrats would really have an arguement. At this point they dont, they are grasping at straws.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  162. Larry in Houston

    Why does Mitt Romney continue to put up with Donald Trump?
    If I were Mitt Romney – I would distance myself from the Donald, money, or No money – raise the money the same way you've been raising it. If Romney is our next President – I suspect he will practically gut and slash everything there is, everywhere he can. Vote – Democrat – 2012

    May 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  163. J R , Norfolk, Va

    the only reason Mitt is hanging out with Donald is to keep his dreams alive. Who else is going to finance his campaign. more so who is going to finance his very dumb cheap shots at President Obama. Have you seem Romney's commercial about the first day in his presidency? keep your feet planted, get in office first.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  164. Jan

    Donald Trump is a successful businessman, as is Mitt Romney. While they might not see eye to eye on several major political issues, they both agree about how to create jobs and stimulate a better economy.

    Further, Jack, if you find all the rehashing of the birthing issue such a waste of time, stop covering it. Doesn't you (and the media) understand that all you do is fuel the fire? Forget it, stop dwelling on the topic, and move on! The media has said far more words about it than Trump and Romney put together.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
  165. Ford Blanchard

    The media should quit drumming up this relationship. As a college student, I am more concerned about the student loan rate doubling then Mr. Trump's need to constantly be in the spotlight.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
  166. Jennifer from Tucson, Arizona

    Romney's presidential ambitions are just like his Bain ambitions. He said he only needs 50.1% to win. He doesn't care how he does it, only that he succeeds – even if that means catering to the creepiest, most idiotic groups across the country. He's made himself look cowardly in the process.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
  167. Cj

    Poor Richie Rich Boy Mitt, never had any friends, never will have any friends, is such a fake (you can tell when he smiles or laughs), that he will hang out with anyone who will be by his side. Such a fake crew, demoralizing party, I wish we had an Independent Party.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
  168. Chuck Barker Longview, TX

    Because it's Mitt Romney. No different than all the other stupid things he's all about.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
  169. Jim Hoffman

    It's all about the money! Why does Obama put up with Bill Marr? THE MONEY

    May 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
  170. Hope Monceaux

    Mitt is one of them. One of the 1% pack, looking out for each other.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
  171. thomas_paine

    Aligning with Donald Trump only further proves that Mitt Romney is the candidate of rich spoiled brats.

    Both Trump and Romney were born with a silver spoon in their mouths. They were born into money. They don't get it.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
  172. Lori

    Romney needs to rile his potential base without getting dirty. Trump will go away; no one will remember the fleeting Romney-Trump moment; but the birther issue will stay on simple minds as a negative for Obama.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
  173. Dave

    This is an easy one jack, publicity. Right now there is a lull in the campaign, the primaries are in effect over, the convention is still a ways off and Donald Trump offers a way for Romney to stay on the lips of every reporter in the country. Obama has the presidency so he naturally gets attention, in order for Romney to also get airtime he could be talking about the issues that are facing the country or he can throw up a bunch of fluff. If he is talking about the issues then he runs into the possibility that people would grow tired of hearing him and thus become less effective in the fall. So fluff it is, and who is better at talking about nothing yet still getting attention then Donald Trump.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
  174. Ron Rea

    Hair has always had magical powers! Poor Mitt has fallen to the power of the Donald Dew! Be honest folks.....Who could resist!!!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
  175. Rose

    Romney will say anything, do anything to get elected President.
    Trump = campaign money and media attention.

    It's not just Mitt who hangs out with Trump; it's the media as well. Trump continues to play the media as saps. The media continues to cover Trump no matter what idiotic thing he says.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
  176. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    After that tirade Trump had with Wolfe yesterday, the answer to that question is easy and I expect it will be just a matter of time before Romney will also find himself on the receiving end of the same. Now the question is, will Romney be able to handle Trump as well as Wolfe.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
  177. Mark Christian Garrett

    To be completely honest with you Jack, The Republicans need these , "Wing-Nut Jobs", to be viable & to get people to respond. Without these individuals, telling women what to do with their bodies, the religious right being involved with their lives, and now these Birthers, with Mr. Hair, ie: Donald Chump being their spokesperson, they have nothing, with Mitt Romney !!!!!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
  178. Charles Frank greenville, NC

    I dont think anyone except a few liberals think that questioniong whether Obama was born in this country is really a big deal. Trump has the support of quite a good number of conservatives. He has many good ideas on how to deal with this countries problems. Mitt Romney would be even more foolish to turn his back on the positive qualities that Trump has to offer. He brings supporters and massive fundraising. All will be needed to defeat Obama.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
  179. Homer Stiltz

    It is all about the money and possibly Romney wants Trump to bring up the birth certificate so he dosen't have to. I think that Romney sounds like a wimp when he is making speeches.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
  180. zaggs

    Why does Obama tolerate: Wright, Sharpton, Maher, Corzine, Baldwin, etc? Who is worse? Someone who espouses a crack pot belief in a conspiracy, or someone who constantly derides religions and women who disagrees with him? Who is worse, a blowhard, or someone who has stolen hundreds of millions of dollars of his clients money yet still bundles for the president?

    May 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
  181. Barb C.

    Hubris, so much hubris! They both believe anything that falls out of their narcissistic mouths. It has to be true, after all they're rich and that means they're smart and we should never question what they say, right? I grow so weary of these out of touch, self-centered, self-worshiping, elitist, heartless, America pillaging tyrants!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
  182. lynnej in nc

    Because he needs the mentally unhinged vote. This proves that he is unfit to be President because he is willing to uphold a liar and know that Mr. Trump is lying in order to further his own ambition, to get into the Oval Office. This is a scary thought. It just lends credence to the thought of what he would do if he ever got in. He's making Nixon look almost human.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
  183. chris omu

    Because Romney and Trump are the same. A vote for Romney is a vote for Trump's stupidity. "Tell me with whom you go, and I will tell you who are"

    May 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
  184. Lorraine in Maine

    Jack,
    I wish I could sing you the song from the Apprentice – Money, money, money.....

    May 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
  185. Julian Monceaux

    Mitt + Trump = More Money for the 1%.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
  186. bigtime1957

    seems the blind can not see the other blind, Republicans do not see what the rest of us see, They are blind to craziness and stupidity. They think what they say and do will work, But every time they get into office, They take America 3 steps backward, Then Democrats come in fix there mess, then America gives it back to the quacks, to Run us deeper into the ground, Long live the American way!!!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
  187. Jackie DeFreitas

    Could it be that Trump's money comes with strings - Trump has to air his views on camera in exchange???

    May 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
  188. David Doherty

    You know that old saying, Birds of a feather flock together. If Romney wins this election GW will, in short order be serendering title of worst president ever.
    Dave from NH.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
  189. David P Vernon

    Tucson, AZ – Mitt Romney is the kind of person who seeks acceptance so much that he cannot reject support from anyone no matter how stupid that supporter is. Everyone knows that Obama went to Indonesia when he was six and came back when he was eight. He had to have had a US passport. To get a US passport, one must present a birth certificate to the State Department, which they then verify with the county records office where it was issued. Not only that, in order for him to have been born in Kenya his mother would have to have been in Kenya, and she never was. How stupid can people be? Obama's citizenship was verified by the Federal bureaucracy before he was old enough to vote!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
  190. lisa

    its called double-edged sword!!.....feed the very extreme right and walk away with lots of cash....that's all romney knows how to do!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
  191. London In New Orleans

    Come on Jack… He does bring one thing to the table. Romney doesn’t need money, but He needs the votes of the idiots that follow Trump. (The Birthers and parts of the Tea Party that are not totally committed to Romney, including the racist element that lies within).
    Trump will energize that part of the Republican Party that will vote, just to vote against President Obama. They will vote against their own interest. Sad but true.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
  192. patricia, Detroit

    Because Trump is courageous. Finally Obama is being vetted because his policies are so anti-American (wide open borders, welcoming dangerous illegal aliens, affinity for muslim brotherhood and the UN), and if Trump speaks the truth, we are screwed if Obama is re-elected. You MSM need to be more objective, like the media was when Nixon was exposed.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
  193. Fritzq

    Because after the 2012 election, Trump will need new contestants for his TV game show.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
  194. Bonnie

    Both men are creepy. They belong to each other. They need each other.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
  195. Chuck

    It's the money. Trump is a goof and so yeah, poor association, but it could be worse. He could be sitting in Rev. Wright's church

    May 30, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
  196. Phil from Kihei, HI

    Because Trump like Romney has a handle on the economy, which is Obama's shortcoming. The questions asked by Blitzer was to get Trump off his message.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
  197. Eric M.

    Commonalities Jack. Both are completely detached from the common man, avaricious, elitist, card caryying members of the old boy network. Born on third base and act like they hit triples.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  198. bill.

    hey romney likes trump today. who knows tomorrow he may not. romney might like cheesey grits today tomorrow he may not.. who knows im sure romney thinks if he trys selling iceubes to escamoes they willl buy them.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  199. Darlene

    The Birther Buddies are nothing but two middle school bullies. alone they are pathetic but together they feed off each other and stroke each other egos. Donald is only in it to boost his worth(new season for his show). It can't be money, since the Donald has only given 2500 plus a birthday party fit for kid. the sad thing each day that we talk about Donald and Goofy oop i mean goofy and donald we help increase his worth.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  200. JC from watauga tx

    Romney is too scared to piss off the tea party, Donald Trump and the extreme right of his party. If he cant stand up to Trump, what makes you think he will be able to stand up to Obama come November!!!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  201. Chuck from Maryland

    I'm surprised Mitt hasn't yet strapped him to the roof of his car.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  202. Nicole

    Honestly Jack, it shows America that Romney is not a true leader!!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  203. Jummy From Ohio

    Donald Trump and Mitt Romney are both in the top 1% of the 1% of the CAPITALISTS in America. They share the same values about not caring for the POOR because together they believe that those people are poor because they are lazy. Show me your friend and I will tell you who you are. Mitt Romney and Donald Trump are the same Multi-Millonaire GURUS

    May 30, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  204. Deng Chol

    I don’t understand what Romney is trying to accomplish from Trump; the birthers are already in for him, none of them is going to vote for Obama. Romney is just doing damage for himself by turning off the independent voters!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  205. Gerald Donahue

    Ger in Merritt Island, Fl.
    Jack, I disagree that no one is listening to Trump. Everyone is listening, and mocking him. He is a stunning example of a great education, success in business and absolute lunacy in opinion.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  206. Allen

    Romney and Trump? I don't know. Republicans have long since gone wacky. No telling why. Why don't you ask Romney to his face?

    May 30, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  207. Dave From Vancouver

    Putting up with Donald Trump is a small price to pay for 100% of the racist vote and it will bring him closer to the big prize: not helping all Americans towards a better life, but to be PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!! Oh yeah!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  208. ted yanich

    he puts up with him for the same reason that the news media keeps him on the tube .....MONEY....why else would wolf continue to stoop to this level

    May 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  209. scottf

    Romney has no spine or conviction. That is why he is a calibrated weather vane. How can you trust a person like that?

    May 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  210. Manila from SF

    Great job Mitt! Whether people like it or not, Donald Trump represents an american success story one can only envy. I dont even like the guy, but I like his business acumen and resilience....and he pays a lot of taxes and is generous to charitable instiutions. Can you beat that? I cant!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  211. Deng Chol

    I don’t understand what Romney is trying to accomplish from Trump; the birthers are already in for him, none of them is going to vote for Obama anyway. Romney is just doing damage for himself by turning off the independent voters!
    Chol Phoenix AZ

    May 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  212. Denny

    Whats the big deal. Donald Trump has as much sway in American politics as Donald Duck... No offense to Donald Duck

    May 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  213. Dre Cali

    Poor Mitt –

    He has been flip-flopping through this political election process just as he has in his entire career. Perhaps, after the deposit is made he will denounce the Trump rants. Think about it. He is a business man running a campain that bost his business accomplishments so it wouldn't look good to not cash in on the two million dollars he will benefit from while standing side-by-side with the rich wierdo.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
  214. Tracy W

    If you had asked these questions when Obama was running, we wouldn't be stuck with him as President. I wonder if Hillary ever thinks about how the media took away her shot at the white house?

    May 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
  215. Jennifer M in Winnipeg

    Because the both speak the same jibberish. They go together like ham and eggs ... not to be disrespectful of ham and eggs🙂

    May 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
  216. Meredith from Denver CO

    By just standing near Trump, Romney hopes to appeal to the right wing nuts of the party while. By not actually verbalizing an alliance with him and his beliefs, Romney thinks he is appealing to the center of the party. Basically, it's typical flip flopper Romney, no real opinion about anything, just wants to win.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
  217. Ron, Cartersville GA

    Romney continues to "put up with" Trump becuase he helps raise money and there is a certain segment of the electorate that likes Trump. This question swings both ways and I would suggest that there are far more questionable characters in The President's past and current circle of supporters than in Mr. Romney's circle of supporters. Also, I don't believe there is a question about the President's birthplace, but the real question is why there are so many inconsistencies about the President and how he has changed the story about his background to suit the situation or time in his life. Case in point: the recent story about how in the early 1990's he was working on a book and in the catalog it stated he was born in Kenya. Why? Becuase at the time he thought it would be a "better story" and sell more books. It goes to character–can we really trust what we are being told today with such inconsistencies in the past?

    May 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
  218. John from Oregon

    Romney will not distance himself from ANY of the aforementioned 'gas bags' because there is a sizeable contingency of right wing voters who consider President Obama 'other'...the evidence for this being that he is not 'christian' enough for the evangelicals nor is he 'tough' enough for the hawks, too restrictive on the 'free marketplace', too socialist, too 'this', not enough 'that'. It is clear that the GOP doesn't take the Nations business seriously enough to put the USA ahead of partisan politics. The GOP needs to realize that when you lose an election, the prevailing Party gets to steer the ship. If their policies fail, the citizens will turn the wheel over to the opposition. Petty simple...just like the founders planned.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
  219. Tim

    Why does Obama tolerate Bill Mahre? Or Reverend Wright? And why don't you ask that question?

    May 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
  220. Joe Young

    From Slippery Rock, PA
    Mr. Cafferty, you think maybe it's true that Mr. Romney has no spine?

    May 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  221. Melanie from Atlanta

    Because the media is covering it. Look in the mirror. Trump craves attention and you guys are giving it to him when he says outlandish things. He will continue to say these things and the media will continue to cover it because you find it "interesting". It's a silly circle of nonsense. It's not the least bit newsworthy or important.

    Romney is a politician trying to raise money and there are those GOPers and Tea Partiers who love Trump's nonsense because he caters to their fantasy that Obama is not a "real" American. Romney wants their money. It really is that simple.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  222. Annette, DC

    Romney just lacks the intellect and judgment to make rational political decisions. If he thought it would get him more votes, he'd appear with Hitler. I'm stunned that this soulless panderer is running so well against President Obama. Romney 2012 = a third term for Bush/Cheney.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  223. Name*Shay

    Citizens United ! We are finished if we allow money to buy our elections. Romney and Trump ate just players in this game against average American citizens.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
  224. Marcelo - Los Angeles

    Trump still had a pretty good percentage of the gop behind him in the polls. Even if it was only in the 2 – 3 percent area, that could mean the difference between beating or losing to Obama. Why not entertain the loonies and castaways on the way to the white house?

    May 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
  225. Tex71

    Mr. Cafferty, you genuinely seem like an intelligent, likable fellow. Why not come over to the liberal camp where nice, intelligent folks belong? American conservatism is not what it once was – not a place for good folks anymore.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
  226. catesgreat

    Why wouldn't Romney appear with Trump?
    Trump is the pander of the moment. Because Romney has no core convictions he will ally himself with anyone pro-Romney. This coupling is easily done for Romney the narcissist.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
  227. JM Morris From Huntsville, AL

    Jack: Mitt Romney would sell his right arm to be the president. His dad ran and lost, he ran before and lost, he'll do whatever he can to win. He'll be whomever he has to be, he'll say whatever he has to say, he'll befriend whomever, and kiss anyone's behind to be the President. Even Newt told Bob Schieffer that Mitt was a liar. Mitt's done a complete 180 and is now against nearly everything he was once for. Do not trust this man!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  228. Roman

    Jack, Romney is making sure he gets every republican and Tea party racist's vote! He will leave no stone unturned to ensure he gets all these bigot's votes! Trump and Romney appeal only to the fringe, and extremists in the republican party!
    Romney has no scruples, and is a hollow man! No core, no principles, and no clue as to what makes America tick!
    I pity this empty, souless suit!

    May 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  229. Jyothi, St.Louis,MO

    Feathers of a bird flock together

    May 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  230. Simon

    April fool's still hanging around Mitt. Donald Trump is, in fact, a Democrat running contrarian campaign for President Obama re-election.

    Simon
    Wisconsin

    May 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  231. Dre Cali

    I actually think his liking of the rich wierdo is genuine and he does not want to denounce Mitt Romney publicly until the deposit is made.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  232. Mo Jalloh

    Well that's the 2 million dollar (or so) question, Jack. The more Romney is linked to Trump who just can't seem give up on his ridiculous birther conspiracies, the better it is for team Obama. So I say to The Donald: Keeping on birthing the ignorance.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  233. EJ in metro Houston

    come on Jack, Mitt Romney if nothing else has proven he's a panderer and still trying to kiss up to the right wing. He is afraid to do a "John McCain" and denounce such silly stuff said about the president in hopes to appeal even more to the wacky part of the right wing base. Even more in the Republicans are calling Trump's birther stuff nonsense. Mitt has the nomination now, no more need for the kissing up stuff like he did to Rush and Ted. He needs to speak out for himself because you are known for the company you keep. Just ask Obama about Rev Wright.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  234. John in Houston

    Because Mitt spent the whole primary season pandering to the lunatic right wing, he can't seem to quit now.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  235. Ifeanyi Anadu

    Drip drip drip ..... Money money money. "Mitt Romoney" surely will dine with the "DON" to get 50 1 % of the votes.
    Ifeanyi,
    Augusta GA

    May 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  236. catesgreat

    Why wouldn't Romney appear with Trump?
    Trump is the pander of the moment. Because Romney has no core convictions, he will not exclude anyone who is pro-Romney. This is an easy coupling for Romney the narcissist.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  237. Joseph Scott

    The answer is evident, Mitt Romney is a Gutless whimp, Not someone I would want to be my President.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  238. Rick

    Because Mitt buys into the illusion that Donald is selling, and that is that Donald is a multi-Billionaire, he's not. Donald sued a author Timothey O'brian for writing that Donald was in fact only worth 150-250 million dollars. Donald's lawsuit was tossed out of court.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  239. Patricksday

    Donald Trump wants the End of the EPA that prevents him from making even more money than he could ever use in one life time, and Romney is desperate to cling to anyone who will speak for him. The American People will show the world what they are made of when they vote for Corporate Greed or the American people who keep this country running 24/7 who the GOP want to end Labor Unions and further cut benefits for the working class they dont seem to have time for.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  240. Eddie

    Why is Trump insisting that Obama is not qualified to be president. whether Obama is born outside the United States or not, his mother is an american born US citizen and therefore her children are US citizen.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  241. Corey

    That's the simplest thing I think you have ever asked Jack. One word "VOTES", he needs all the votes he can get. It's a shame we only have two (major) parties in politics. It would be nice to have five (far right, moderate right, independent, moderate left and far left.) Although in a perfect world there would be no far right or left. Until the voters get that, we will never get past the partisan divide we find ourselves in.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  242. Jack - Lancaster, Ohio

    Mr. Cafferty:

    Yes, this one is tough to decipher, perhaps it involves a whopper of a real estate deal !

    May 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  243. Carol - KY

    Because "Then The Donald speaks, everyone listens"

    May 30, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  244. Truth

    two birds of a feather flock together...

    May 30, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  245. Tommy - Canada

    Mitt had no ball to say NO to " low class , funny hair business man like Trump looking for publicity " . CNN has better issues to discuss than talking about " Trump – Rozie -Octomum ..." –

    May 30, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  246. John from Santa Maria, CA

    Like the song says, anykind of love is better than no love at all

    May 30, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  247. Roger

    The hair just wants to be in the limelight, and right now Rommey has what the hair wants and that is the limelight...if things go the wrong way for Rommey, the pain and the hair will be gone.....

    May 30, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  248. Lynette from TX

    It's all about the money; is this such a hard thing to figure out? Romney panders for votes and will say whatever it takes to get them (as well as the money). People who still doubt Obama's birth certificate need to be given a blunt force to the head for being so ignorant. Enough said. What do we expect from someone (like Romney) who shows at every town complementing the trees and saying exactly what the crowd wants to hear as though he's in a "Making a Speech 101" class. He's a phoney who shelters his wealth in the Caymens; not Presidential and not leadership material.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  249. 2011 Eyes

    Two of a kind. They're both so righteous because of their ill-gotten money. We've already seen enough of greed and corruption but if this guy gets in this country is toast.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
  250. Brian Wickremasinghe - Woodland Hills

    "Dog bites man is NOT news". Man bites dog is news. Trump says the most outlandish things. The media tries to rationalize with him and he gets his moment of fame. Romney tries to get mileage from Trump. God save the country if people elect a person with Romney's mentality as President.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
  251. Nick in Toronto

    Why? Too easy Jack. They both like to fire people.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
  252. Hugh Jass

    Mitten has picked his running mate – Ronald Dump! Now he can lose to Obama without blaming Mormonism and go back to his wives in Mexico.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
  253. Mark from Louisiana

    Why does obama accept campaign donations from Bill Maher who criticizes women all the time, and then turn around and make a speech about the republicans having a war against women?

    Can't have it both ways. Has obama ever said he doesn't like what Maher does? NO

    May 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
  254. Annie

    Trump is assisting him because Mittens promised a good barber if he donated.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm |