Mon Jul 9, 2012, 02:52 PM
kpete (51,720 posts)
Karl Rove Gave Secret Speech Outside Romney Donor Retreat
Source: Huffington Post
WASHINGTON -- Karl Rove was the featured speaker at a previously unreported luncheon held just outside the Mitt Romney campaign's recent retreat for high-dollar donors, according to three Republican fundraisers who attended the event.
Rove's luncheon speech did not appear on the retreat's official agenda because Romney's campaign didn't host it. Instead, the event was hosted by Solamere Capital, a private equity firm founded by Tagg Romney, the candidate's eldest son, and Spencer Zwick, the Romney campaign's chief fundraiser who is often described as Romney's "sixth son."
Rove's speech was delivered on June 22, the Friday of the retreat weekend, to about 200 wealthy guests, including quite a few money harvesters for the Romney campaign, according to GOP sources who attended but requested anonymity in order to speak freely.
In a half-hour talk followed by questions from the audience, Rove covered congressional races and the presidential contest, with some brief remarks about what the super PAC American Crossroads and an affiliated group are doing with tens of millions he helped raise to boost GOP fortunes in November, according to two GOP fundraisers who heard Rove speak.
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/09/karl-rove-speech_n_1656013.html
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Karl Rove Gave Secret Speech Outside Romney Donor Retreat (Original post)
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Response to kitt6 (Reply #2)
Mon Jul 9, 2012, 03:26 PM
yellowcanine (30,017 posts)
4. Yes but the appearance of collusion between Crossroads and Romney Campaign is still there.
Romney and Rove are staying within the law only in a wink wink kind of way.
Response to kpete (Original post)
Mon Jul 9, 2012, 05:21 PM
snooper2 (28,128 posts)
7. "Tagg Romney", WTF, now we have to deal with another candidate and stupidly named kids?
Tagg? Who names their kid fucking tag?
He should have done a palin and named one trip...
Hey there, how you doing? What are their names? Oh, that tag and that's trip. Tag and trip
Response to snooper2 (Reply #7)
Tue Jul 10, 2012, 10:49 AM
Igel (24,791 posts)
A common enough surname, can't find that it's in Romney's family tree.
Meaning given as "son of (the) priest," which sort of fits Romney's background.
As for first names ... I've run into Jael, Deshayla, Nixon, Ealar, and a mess of others. There's a poor Southern tradition of having odd names for children, sort of "gotta make it novel and interesting or different sounding."
Once saw "Jane" written something like Jae'hn.
"Taggart"? In the top 300 oddball English-language American names, it's rather close to "Caleb".